Policies are defined as the basic rules that guide administrative action in accomplishing an organization's objectives. Comprehensive and clearly defined policies, which are consistently and fairly administered, are essential to the success of any organization.

This manual contains those policies set forth for employees of the Hamilton County , Ohio, Engineer’s Office, (hereinafter also referred to as the "Employer’). All personnel charged with the responsibility of administering policy must be thoroughly familiar with the contents of this manual. Furthermore, it is essential that these policies be administered in a systematic, fair, and impartial manner.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for employment with the Engineer's Office?

In order to apply for open positions, employees/candidates must utilize the Applicant Tracking System via the internet in order to submit an electronic application.  This can be accessed from anywhere with internet access and completed at the applicant’s leisure by going to the County’s Human Resources’ webpage.

What kind of background is the Engineer looking for when considering prospective highway maintenance workers?

Federal law requires that all highway maintenance workers who drive vehicles over 26,000 pounds must possess a valid Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL). When screening applications the personnel department looks first at persons who have or can readily get the Class A CDL.

Next the Engineer is looking for applicants with a background in concrete finishing, asphalt application, construction/carpentry, heavy equipment operation, foliage control (weeds and trees) and/or general governmental road maintenance.

Finally, the Engineer has emergency response obligations for all forms of weather conditions. For that reason, the Engineer has to consider the ability of the applicant to get to his/her work location in case of weather emergency (especially snow storms).

What technical skills are used by the Engineer's office?

The Engineer uses a variety of technical trades. It uses surveyors, draftsmen (computer assisted and by hand), cartographers (mapping), construction management and project inspection, vehicle maintenance (passenger cars, light trucks and large diesel vehicles), pavement marking (road painting), electricians (traffic signals), and computer programming. The office also uses all aspects of civil engineering technology (project design, plan review, calculation, etc).