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Staff Engineer I

Company: City of Nampa
Location: Nampa
Posted on: November 10, 2018

Job Description:

Welcome to the City of Nampa's Employment Information Site - Browse Open Jobs - Search Open Jobs - Edit Your Profile - View Applications Job Details Requisition Number18-0113 Post Date11/1/2018 TitleStaff Engineer I DepartmentEngineering LocationCity of Nampa Work ScheduleFull-time 40 Hours DescriptionNotice of Job Opening Staff Engineer I Engineering October 31, 2018 Please post or otherwise make available the following information. The City of Nampa Engineering Department has an opening for a full-time Staff Engineer I. The City of Nampa is committed to ensuring equal opportunities to all individuals. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resource Director at 468-5437. TDD Relay Service: US West 1-************ or 7-1-1. Department: ENG Job Status: Full Time FLSA Status: Exempt Reports To: City Engineer Grade/Level: 4,583-$5,437 per month Amount of Travel Required: some Job Type: Regular Positions Supervised: None Work Schedule: Generally 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; however, must be able to work flexible and varied hours. ________________________________________ POSITION SUMMARY GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES Plans, designs, and monitors assigned civil engineering and traffic projects; performs other duties as required or assigned. DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS The principal function of an employee in this class is to plan, design, and monitor assigned civil engineering and traffic projects. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of the City Engineer, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with City and departmental personnel, construction and surveying crews, EPA and DEQ personnel, property owners, consultants, contractors, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office environment and in the field. ________________________________________ ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Reasonable Accommodations Statement To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential Functions Statement(s) Develops and monitors construction and traffic plans. Manages contracts with engineering firms, contractors, and equipment suppliers. Notifies the assigned supervisor and property owners of property impacts and construction schedules of projects as requested; addresses and resolves property-owner and citizen complaints and concerns about projects. Reviews expenditures and financial commitments to assure compliance with approved budgets. Monitors the work and progress of consultants on construction plan development and construction cost estimates, including ensuring that plan development criteria are followed, reviewing plans for errors and omissions, and making schedule due date adjustments as necessary. Coordinates with contractors, other departments and agencies, and other interested parties to solve construction difficulties and problems and makes adjustments in original designs as needed. Completes all necessary reports, charts, graphs, and correspondence. Reviews and comments on traffic issues including Transportation Impact Reports, Transportation Master Plan, CIP for street repair, pavement management, etc. Assumes responsibility for other duties as required or assigned. Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions. Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas. Plans, supervises, and evaluates the work of departmental personnel, including providing approval for the selection of staff, monitoring work schedules, interviewing for new or vacant positions, providing direction when necessary, disciplining as required, managing conflict, and rewarding employee performance when appropriate; or makes recommendations which are given particular weight about the change of status of other employees. Reviews or assists in review of development proposals and construction plans and traffic impacts submitted for City review. ESSENTIAL RELATIONSHIP EXPECTATIONS Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems. Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner. Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities. Is punctual and timely in meeting requirements of performance, including attendance standards and work deadlines. Communicates information and states concerns in a clear and professional manner. Respects the opinion of others and demonstrates a reasonable relationship with employees, supervisors and others. Accepts and performs in a timely and effective manner changes in work assignments and/or how work is performed. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE Thorough knowledge of all pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations. Through knowledge of traffic issues including efficiency and safety. Thorough knowledge of City and department operations, policies, and procedures. Thorough knowledge of environmental impact issues, laws, and regulations. Thorough knowledge of generally accepted construction standards and construction methods, materials, techniques, phases, practices, and procedures. Thorough knowledge of the impact of construction on property values and property owners. Thorough knowledge of engineering design and construction principles and practices. Thorough knowledge of construction plans, specifications, and construction details. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of plan development and the use of all necessary drawing equipment and software. Thorough knowledge of mathematical calculations used in engineering design and construction project design and cost estimations. Thorough knowledge of surveying principles. Thorough knowledge of City purchasing and finance policies, procedures, and processes. SKILLS/ABILITIES Ability to develop complete and accurate plans, specifications, and construction notes. Ability to assess traffic impacts being proposed by development. Ability to effectively coordinate department services with other departments and providers. Ability to effectively review and oversee the work of contractors and consultants. Ability to effectively detect any discrepancies or deficiencies in project construction work and construction plans. Ability to work effectively with angry and emotionally distraught individuals and address and resolve complaints and concerns of citizens and homeowners. Ability to make quick and accurate computations including Engineers Construction Estimates Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language. Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions, use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions, and prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations. Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines. Integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Competency Statement(s) Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions. Analytical Thinking - Using a logical reasoning process to break down the work through a situation or problem to arrive at an outcome. Recognizing fundamental elements of a situation, clarifying the situation, examine the facts, evaluating, interpreting and integrating solutions. Commitment to Safety - Understands, encourages and carries out the principles of integrated safety management; complies with or oversees the compliance with safety policies and procedures; completes all required training; takes personal responsibility for safety. Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word. Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely. Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers' needs while following company procedures. Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures. Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task. Goal Oriented - Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result. Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task. Education: High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): Required Bachelor's Degree (four-year college or technical school) Required, Field of Study: Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, or closely related field. Experience: 4 plus years of experience in Civil Engineering Or any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work. Computer Skills: Ability to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks and the ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology. Certifications & Licenses: Valid State of Idaho Driver's License. Idaho Professional Engineering License in Civil Engineering or able to obtain within 60 days Work history with ITD or similar agency would be a plus. PHYSICAL DEMANDS N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this position. O (Occasionally) Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day) F (Frequently) Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day) C (Constantly) Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day) Physical Demands Stand F Walk F Sit F Manually Manipulate C Reach Outward F Reach Above Shoulder O Climb O Crawl O Squat or Kneel O Bend O Grasp C Speak C Lift/Carry 10 lbs or less F 11-20 lbs F 21-50 lbs F 51-100 lbs O Over 100 lbs N Push/Pull 12 lbs or less F 13-25 lbs F 26-40 lbs F 41-100 lbs O WORK ENVIRONMENT The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office environment and in the field. PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION FINGER DEXTERITY: Sufficient finger or manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to operate a personal computer, telephone, related office equipment and maintenance equipment. SPEECH: Sufficient clarity of speech or other communication ability with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to communicate effectively and convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly or quickly. HEARING: Sufficient clarity of hearing with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information. VISUAL ABILITIES: Sufficient visual acuity or other power of observation with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned; to review a wide variety of materials in electronic or hard copy form and perform activities such as viewing a computer terminal; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection). PHYSICAL STRENGTH AND PERSONAL MOBILITY: Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which enables the employee to lift and maneuver equipment, materials and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds over a variety of terrains in a variety of weather conditions. Medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 lbs of force frequently. Special Conditions: The City of Nampa has a Drug/Alcohol Free Workplace Policy. Any offer of employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test, background check and driving check (if applicable to position). Dates to Submit Application: Application and position information may be found online at: ******************. Applicant must submit an online application; resumes will not be taken in lieu of the application. Position will remain open until closed. The City of Nampa is an EEO/AA Employer. The City has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the City reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the City may deem appropriate. On-line Send This Job to a Friend - all rights reserved. Office of Human Resources City of Nampa 411 3rd St. South (map) Nampa, ID 83651 Phone: ************** Fax: ************** *******************

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