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El Paso County Professional Standards Specialist - Engineering in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Professional Standards Specialist - Engineering

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Professional Standards Specialist - Engineering


$55,020.00 - $82,560.00 Annually


Colorado Springs, CO

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Remote Employment


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Department of Public Works - Engineering

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Job Summary

Please be advised this position may close on or after 11/14/2023, without advance notice, should we receive a sufficient number of qualified applicants.

Do you come from a legal or engineering background? Are you well-versed in researching regulations and standards? Are you highly skilled in technical writing? The Department of Public Works is looking for a Professional Standards Specialist in the Engineering Division. This role offers a unique opportunity to make a significant impact.

As a Professional Standards Specialist, you’ll be the guardian of our technical knowledge, meticulously curating and maintaining vital documentation.

Your mission: to develop and maintain efficiency, while upholding unwavering adherence to policies and standards for our dedicated engineers and professionals.

You will be responsible for drafting complex criteria and regulations in collaboration with subject matter experts to assist in developing impeccable policies, you’ll be the wordsmith behind it all, ensuring every “i” is dotted and “t” is crossed.

Your expertise in building technical content, methodology and framework will be the blueprint for our success.

But your role doesn’t stop there; you’ll be the leader of dissemination, ensuring these crucial documents reach the right hands. So, if you’re ready to be the author of excellence, planner of precision, and orchestrator of procedures, join us in shaping the future of public infrastructure. Your words will leave a legacy both inside and outside El Paso County.

Hiring Range: $61,911.00 - $70,900.00 annually (salary to be commensurate with qualifications)

This position has an anticipated work schedule of Monday – Thursday, 6:30am – 5:00pm, subject to change. Under FLSA guidelines, this position is non-exempt.

Develops and maintains technical documentation for the Engineering Division of the Department of Public Works. Performs complex administrative support to include updating and maintaining engineering policies and procedures, resolutions, and other complex agreements.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing technical content, documentation methodology and framework to ensure consistency, efficiency and adherence to policies, procedures, and standards for engineers and other professionals.

  • Drafts standards implementation documents including policies and procedures, forms and checklists, resolutions, agreements, reports, business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Disseminates technical documents to appropriate parties.

  • Plans, develops, organizes, drafts, and edits operational procedures and manuals to be used by both internal and external customers.

  • Collaborates with subject matter experts to compile accurate and effective engineering implementation documents.

  • Analyzes and edits documents to maintain continuity of information to include style of content. Manages updates and revisions to technical documentation.

  • Schedules, plans, and conducts meetings/briefings with elected officials, staff, industry as required. Reviews correspondence and responds to inquiries in a timely manner.

  • Routine software and business application including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases.

  • Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for the division and department.

  • Attends and represents the County at various meetings with citizens, developers, contractors, consultants, utility providers, County departments, and other governmental agencies.

  • Maintains liaison with El Paso County Planning and Community Development, Colorado Springs Housing and Building Association, other local agencies.

  • Researches, documents, and provides recommendations with respect to standard implementation documents.

  • Performs other duties as required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with style guides such as AP Stylebook, Chicago Manual of Style, and Microsoft Manual of Style/Technical Publications.

  • Must possess strong analytical skills and a high level of attention to detail.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively meet deadlines.

  • Excellent team-building skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, leadership, clients, and others to accomplish the department’s mission.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing with respect to grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Ability to present complex and technical data in a clear and concise manner.

  • Ability to understand and work directly with complex and technical legal and engineering documents such as specifications, plans, diagrams, and schematics as well as County rules, regulations, policies.

  • Ability to adapt to change and new information, including adapting behavior and work methods in response to changing conditions or unexpected obstacles.

  • Ability to quickly learn and understand complex topics.

  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision; ability to multi-task and demonstrate problem solving skills.

  • Ability to operate standard office equipment such as computers, printers, copiers, calculators, telephone, and related software (Microsoft Office Suite).

  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in communication, English, journalism, or related technical discipline.

  • Two years of technical writing, paralegal, or related experience.

  • Any equivalent combination of related education and work experience that satisfy the requirements of the job will be considered.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

  • Paralegal certificate preferred.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, motor vehicle record check, and drug screen.

Work Conditions

Duties are primarily performed in an office and remote work environment dependent on Department discretion and business needs. Some field work may be required.


El Paso County will be a trusted regional leader known for excellence in county service delivery.


We provide essential public services to the Pikes Peak Region in support of our residents, businesses, and communities, enhancing the freedom for all to thrive.

El Paso County is an E-Verify and Equal Opportunity Employer.

El Paso County adheres to Federal drug screening guidelines and requires a pre-employment drug screen.