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Job Name City Engineer
Department Public Works
Date August 10, 2017
Job Description

The City of Williston has an opening for the following position:

City Engineer

Summary: Performs supervisory, engineering and administrative work assisting in both office and field operations of the city’s environmental, water, sewer, street and public works projects;

Supervision Received: City Administrator, Board of City Commissioners

Supervision Exercised: Exercises supervision over Engineering Department personnel

Essential Job Functions:
1. Develops department policies; plans, organizes, directs and coordinates all related engineering activities.
2. Confers with department heads and furnishes technical advice on all related engineering City projects.
3. Represent the City on engineering matters in various meetings with governmental agencies, private firms and general public.
4. Prepares department and project budgets annually.
5. Prepares construction cost estimates, calls for contractor bids and advises on the awarding of contracts;
6. Assists in applying for grants and federal funds.
7. Trains, mentors and evaluates department staff on routine basis.
8. Attends City Commission meetings to report and present information to Commissioners for public record; Responds to Commissioners’ requests for information and executes tasks as required.
9. Participates on various city and community committees; attends a variety of meetings related to the work.
10. Works closely with other City departments, community groups and agencies on various city projects and initiatives.
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Peripheral Job Duties:
1. Supervise and administers public works improvements; prepares and updates city maps.
2. Permits construction projects, reviews plans and specifications submitted to the City.
3. Review building department permits for compliance with codes, regulations, standards, etc.
4. Provide project management for the construction of municipal public works projects.
5. Administer excavation and sidewalk permits.
6. Supervise, direct and coordinate public works projects with the contractor, utility companies, developers, and other city departments.
7. Provide preliminary and construction surveys and review of survey plats, consulting firms plans and specifications for City developments.
8. Performs other reasonably related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.

Note: The functions and duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of the specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Minimum Qualifications: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the development and construction of municipal public works projects. Considerable knowledge of the laws and ordinances relating to public engineering practices. Working knowledge of public works administration. Ability to plan, organize, supervise, and evaluate the work of others. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public.

Education: Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering.

Experience: Five years of progressively responsible experience in civil engineering including two years in a supervisory or administrative capacity.

Necessary Special Requirement: Registration or eligibility for registration as a professional engineer in the state of North Dakota; valid North Dakota driver license or the ability to obtain one within thirty days.

Desirable Requirement: Registration or eligibility for registration as a land surveyor in the state of North Dakota.

Equipment Used in Job Performance: Engineering equipment, computer, calculator, construction inspection equipment, drafting equipment, surveying equipment, motor vehicle, mobile radio, telephone.

Physical Demands: Work is performed in both office and field settings. Outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities, While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle , feel or operate objects, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and smell. The employee must often lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers and various pieces of office equipment.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and fast moving construction equipment and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock or radiation, explosives and vibrations. The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to very loud.

Benefits include vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement, health insurance, life insurance and flex plan.

To apply, please complete the employment application and submit along with your resume and cover letter to:

Chery Pierzina
Human Resources Director
City of Williston
PO Box 1306
Williston, ND 58802-1306
cheryp@ci.williston.nd.us

Applications will be accepted through September 15, 2017.

To be granted veterans preference, the required forms, letters or certificates must be submitted with the application.

The City of Williston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

The City of Williston is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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