CIVIL ENGINEER I – Without P.E.
Opening Date: November 27, 2023
Salary Range: $68,515 - $83,365 annually
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
The City of Walla Walla offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, vision, and dental health insurance. City paid $50,000 Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance plus voluntary Life and Long-Term Disability. Washington State Public Employees Retirement Program (PERS) II/III. City match up to 3% of base salary for deferred compensation (457(b)). Generous vacation leave, sick leave, and ten (10) paid holidays plus 40 hours floating holidays annually.
Join an award-winning engineering team and enjoy a high quality of life in a community that was voted “Friendliest City in America”. The Walla Walla Valley is a place where scenic beauty, incredible wineries, enticing restaurants, cultural inspiration, outdoor adventures, and small-town friendliness come together.
These positions will be performing professional-level engineering work including design, construction, and project management.
Check our Vimeo account to see the projects our engineers and City have completed. https://vimeo.com/showcase/10823235
NATURE OF POSITION
The Civil Engineer I performs engineering work including design and construction for municipal projects; develops project scopes and cost estimates, manages project budgets, performs design calculations, prepares plans and specifications; manages consultant contracts and oversees consultant designs for municipal projects. This position supervises and directs the work of assigned engineering and support staff.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Science degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering and Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification. Valid state driver's license.
Bilingual in Spanish.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE
A completed City application and resume are required to apply. Applications are available on the Human Resources page of the City of Walla Walla website: https://wallawallawa.gov.
Applicants whose experience most closely meets the requirements of the position will be invited to continue in the selection process which will consist of an oral panel interview, reference inquiries and may include a criminal background check. Completed application packages can be mailed to:
CITY OF WALLA WALLA-HR
15 N. Third Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Email to email@example.com or faxed to (509) 524-7935.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Walla Walla will provide reasonable accommodation to disabled applicants if requested. Please notify the Human Resources office at least 5 days prior to the need.
JOB DESCRIPTIONS: To obtain a copy of the full job description and class specification for this position, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 509.527.4475.
NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER / AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT EMPLOYER
THE CITY OF WALLA WALLA DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.
MINORITIES AND WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
General direction and oversight are provided by a licensed professional engineer (Civil Engineer I/II, the City Engineer or the City’s Utility Engineer).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Employees of the City of Walla Walla are expected to model and foster the City’s core values:
Service - Integrity - Collaboration - Equity - Leadership – Community
- Develop initial project plans and assist in establishing schedules and budgets. Coordinate projects with adjoining property owners, municipal, state, and federal stakeholders.
- Design and oversee assigned projects. Prepare and provide guidance, direction, and oversight for the preparation of plans, specifications, cost estimates, and bid documents for City projects.
- Provide technical assistance to developers during site development plan reviews to assure compliance with City codes, ordinances, and general engineering practices; perform site reviews as necessary.
- Communicate recommendations with stakeholders, exchange information, respond to inquiries and complaints; assure appropriate information is provided and problems are resolved.
- Oversee assigned projects during construction; maintain project records, documentation, and contracts; prepare payment requests; monitor project expenditures and maintain budgeted parameters.
- Assist Civil Engineer I/II, City Engineer and/or Utility Engineer in the management of projects such as IRRP, TBD, Bridges and the operation, design, construction, and maintenance for the City’s water, wastewater, and landfill operations.
- Manage consultant contracts and related projects as necessary; represent the City on assigned boards/committees.
- Produce correspondence between the City, contractors, consultants, agencies, and the general public regarding project matters such as change orders, rights of way and claims for damage; prepare progress pay estimates and reimbursement requests.
- Prepare a variety of technical reports to support engineering programs, present written and oral recommendations. Assist Engineering leadership and personnel in the preparation of long-range Transportation Improvement Plans, Utility Improvement Plans and Capital Improvement Programs.
- Work with assigned engineering technicians and support personnel; explain engineering concepts and principles; review documents and correspondence.
- Lead the preparation of grant applications to ensure compliance with federal /state grant programs and regulations.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
- Demonstrate punctual, regular, and reliable attendance which is essential for successful job performance.
- Present a positive, professional image; maintain cooperative and effective working relationships; assure excellent customer service with internal and external customers.
- Execute assignments, projects, and job responsibilities efficiently and within defined timeframes; work independently and effectively with little direction.
- Demonstrate good judgment and employ critical thinking to execute duties, identify issues, seek solutions, and recommend improvements in support of departmental goals.
- Provide assistance to staff and higher-level management; participate in resolving operational or interpersonal concerns; participate in training, meetings, and on committees as assigned.
- Respect the value of diversity in the workplace and the community.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Demonstrated knowledge of complex principles, contemporary practices, and advanced civil engineering techniques.
- Knowledge of advanced methods of engineering drafting and surveying; utilize relevant instrumentation; interpret survey notes and plans.
- Apply mathematics to develop and evaluate engineering plans and specifications; calculate complex computations for cost estimates and budgets.
- Able to perform difficult technical research; analyze complex engineering and mathematical problems; evaluate engineering studies; identify and recommend alternative and effective courses of action.
- Knowledge of municipal, state, federal and American Public Works Association codes, ordinances, specifications, policies, procedures, and standards; knowledge of municipal government operations; environmental policies and laws applicable to engineering projects.
- Effective oral and written communication skills; report writing, plan interpretation and oral presentation abilities.
- Ability to understand and execute oral and written directives; translate scientific and technical matters to non-technical individuals, including policy makers.
- Balance multiple priorities to meet schedules, timelines, and commitments; monitor and control project budgets; maintain records and prepare reports.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Windows-based PC with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and other engineering and administrative software applications; GIS systems and equipment; utilize AutoCAD Civil 3D; and financial systems software.
Sit for extended periods of time and intermittently stand, walk, kneel down, stoop, bend and twist at the waist, and drive a passenger car or pickup truck. Traverse rough and uneven surfaces on foot. Climb ladders to conduct inspections; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard; hear and speak to exchange information; ability to see, including close vision.
Office environment; construction and utility sites; driving a vehicle to review work areas. Subject to seasonal weather changes and adverse conditions.