The City Engineer: Sioux City, Iowa (84,000) Dynamic loess hills community in northwest Iowa seeks experienced leader to serve as City Engineer. This position reports to the Director of Public Works. The City Engineer is responsible for leading the Engineering Division with an authorized staff of 15 FTE, a 2M Operating Budget, and oversees a large portion of the Capital Improvement Program (Avg: $25 million/yr.). The Division is responsible for planning, design, inspection, and project management on most of the City’s infrastructure including water, sanitary, storm, bridges and traffic engineering. The position is highly visible in the City organization and community. Qualified candidates will be expected to have a strong background in leadership and management, community engagement, public presentations, civil and traffic engineering best practices. The City Engineer will play a significant role in infrastructure improvement, revitalization, and economic development in a stable, growing, and established family community. This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, 10 years progressively responsible experience in municipal engineering (public and/or private sector), including at least 5 years in a supervisory capacity, and a Professional Engineer (PE) license. Candidates licensed in other states must have the ability to obtain an Iowa PE license within 6 months of employment, MBA or MPA desirable. Salary range: $93,378.70 - $113,430.42 starting salary to midpoint, DOQ. Sioux City offers qualified candidates the opportunity of excellent health benefits including a deferred compensation program with partial employer match. The position participates in the Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS). Iowa residency within 10 miles of corporate limits is required. The City is a Equal Opportunity Employer and pursuant to Iowa law new hires are subject to pre-employment alcohol and drug testing. Your Resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The City will accept resumes until the position is filled.
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CITY ENGINEER 6490
Date: August 2008 Department/Division: City Engineer
FLSA: Exempt Reports to: Public Works Director
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Under general direction of the Public Works Director, performs professional administrative engineering work by directing the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department. Furnishes professional engineering services in connection with planning and executing public works, street, bridge, airport, buildings and related planning, construction and maintenance programs. Furnishes professional engineering services in connection with the efficient and economical development and construction of a wide variety of municipal public works projects. Performs design work and construction management on City CIP projects. Supervision is exercised over professional and sub professional engineering personnel engaged in engineering design, construction management, survey, utility management and extensive public works development. Professional engineering advice and assistance is given to municipal department heads as required. Broad policies are prescribed by and general direction is received from the Public Works Director, who holds the City Engineer responsible for the effectiveness of the engineering program. Work is reviewed through conferences, observation and review of the effectiveness of the engineering program
ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF POSITION (with or without accommodation)
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be assigned.
Directs professional, sub professional and other employees in the division in the investigation, development, design and construction of a variety of engineering projects; controls and oversees field work construction and projects through review of memos and conferences.
Performs engineering services, including preparation of detailed plans and specifications, as required for all other departments of the City and manages contracts with outside consulting engineering and architectural firms doing work for the City.
Supervises the City's Traffic Engineering section which includes construction signing, sign/signal placement, construction street lights and public safety questions.
Advises the Public Works Director and other departments regarding engineering matters confronting the City, of which the City Manager and/or City Council should be made aware.
Prepares contracts as required for public works projects; requests and reviews engineering proposals.
Represents the municipal government in dealing with other governmental jurisdictions on engineering matters; reviews and explains construction projects to the public.
Chairs various committees and meetings dealing with cooperative construction matters for the City.
Handles bidding meetings on contracts for the City.
Prepares budgets for the Engineering Division and assists other departments in the estimates for their budgets.
Acts as a member of the C.I.P. Committee and advises on engineering matters.
Reviews and approves needs in the City's economic development including preparation of RISE grants, tax increment public improvements and RR RISE projects.
Directs, supervises, budgets and executes and annual Bridge Inspection, Maintenance and Replacement program.
Coordinates the repair, upgrade and replacement of railroad crossings within the City’s jurisdiction.
Supervises the implementation and updates of the Design Standards and Specifications used by the City.
Perform annual reviews of direct report City Staff to include professional engineers, administrative support and technical support staff.
Responsible for the Operating Budget of the Engineering Division to include staffing, training, equipment support, budgeting and efficient, fiscally responsible operation of the division.
Takes a leadership roll for the City on the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Technical Committee.
Submits grant requests for all types of projects.
Directs, supervises and approves assessment projects for such projects as paving, sidewalk replacement, sewer, alley and infill sidewalk.
Establishes and maintain effective working relationships with City Officials, other agencies, fellow employees and the general public.
Maintains regular and punctual attendance and working hours.
Regularly lifts up to 10 pounds and occasionally lifts up to 30 pounds.
Expected to temporarily perform duties outside of normal classification in the event of a declared emergency. In the event that an employee is excused from work other than being sick, they will be required to report to work in a state of declared emergency. Responds to the Emergency Operations Center in an emergency and may be required to work shifts until the emergency is over.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Extensive experience in the practice of municipal civil engineering, including responsibility for planning and directing major aspects of a public works engineering program and graduation from an accredited four?year college or university with major course work in civil engineering; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skill and abilities.
MINIMUM ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Ability to speak clearly so others can understand you, ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer), ability to see details at a distance, ability to identify and understand the speech of another person, ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Comprehensive and broad knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering; comprehensive and broad knowledge of construction and maintenance methods, materials and equipment as employed in municipal public works; comprehensive knowledge of the laws and regulations related to departmental activities; comprehensive knowledge of available resources and research techniques applicable to civil engineering; thorough knowledge of public works administration, capital improvement programming and related budgeting; ability to organize and direct extensive engineering programs; ability to provide effective leadership and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, officials and the public; ability to express facts and ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; good physical condition.
Language Skills and Interpersonal Communication
Requires effective communication skills and the ability to provide assistance to customers (external and internal). Requires the ability to write and speak clearly, distinctly and effectively with fellow employees and patrons; read in English and compare similarities and differences between words and series of numbers; apply common sense understanding to the work process, procedures, programs and services; and to provide and follow verbal and written instructions. Requires public speaking, presenting to the media, and leading discussions with the City Council in both open and closed sessions.
Work is normally performed in a normal inside office environment with appropriate heating and cooling and is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards other than those normally associated with general public contact, dust or odors.
Registered as a Professional Engineer with the Iowa State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.
The City of Sioux City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages employees and prospective employees to discuss needed accommodations with the appropriate City representatives.
Twice named an All-America City by the National Civic League, Sioux City, Iowa serves as the regional hub for business, employment, industry, retail trade, medical care, educational opportunities and tourism in Northwest Iowa, Southeast South Dakota and Northeast Nebraska. More than 140,000 people live in the tri-state metropolitan area.
In 2010 Forbes ranked Sioux City in the top 15 Best Place...s for Business and Careers. Sioux City ranked #1in the Top 5 Metro Food Processing Industry Growth rankings, and ranked in the top 10 for Emerging Logistics/Distribution Growth Potential in an area with less than 200,000 residents. Sioux City maintained AA bond rating by Standard & Poor's and Moody's Investment Service. Coldwell Banker ranked Sioux City #3 for most affordable housing in the nation.