Local Systems

GUIDE FOR HIRING A COUNTY ENGINEER

The turnover rate of county engineers in Iowa has been approximately five to 10 per year, so a county board of supervisors goes through the hiring process fairly infrequently.

This document outlines the requirements and recommendations for filling a county engineer vacancy. A committee was appointed to document the process, which included an Iowa Department of Transportation engineer, several county engineers, a representative of the Iowa County Engineers Association Service Bureau, several county supervisors, and a human resources professional.

Guide for Hiring a County Engineer (PDF - This includes the guide and all attachments)

Attachment A - Sample County Engineer position Advertisements (MS Word)

Attachment B - Sample Job Descriptions for County Engineers
Attachment C - Sample County Engineer Contracts

For more information, contact Eric Cowles at 515-239-1064 or eric.cowles@iowadot.us.