CITY OF MADISONVILLE, KENTUCKY
CLASSIFICATION TITLE: STAFF ENGINEER
PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION
The purpose of this classification is to assist Engineering staff in preparing technical drawings, maps, specifications, and other illustrations for planning, organizing, coordinating, and evaluating all activities relating to community planning, development, and construction of civil engineering projects, such as roads, drainage, flood control, water treatment, water distribution, wastewater treatment, wastewater collection, airports, solid waste management, landfills, GIS, and surveying. Employees in this classification serve in a project manager capacity for various projects within the disciplines of City government, including project development, design, consultant coordination, construction administration, inspection, and project closing, and direct and assist the Engineering staff in gathering field data.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Serves as a project manager on assigned city departmental projects, to include project development, design, consultant coordination, construction administration, inspection, and project closing; works with Engineering Technician, for technical assistance and directs the work of construction inspectors. Trains staff in various disciplines of civil engineering.
Develops specifications for various departments; aids in developing capital project preparation. Computes volume of tonnage of excavations and fills and prepares graphs and hauling diagrams used in earth moving operations. Gathers engineering data for the purpose of writing engineering reports and completing engineering designs.
Drafts detailed drawings of structures and installations, pertaining to roads, culverts, fresh water supply, sewage disposal systems, etc. Develops maps and charts showing profiles and cross-sections, indicating relation of topographical contours and elevations to buildings, retaining walls, tunnels, overhead power lines, and other structures. Accompanies and directs field surveys to locate grading markers or to collect data required for revision of construction drawings and infrastructure maps.
Evaluates data and formulates cost effective alternatives for accomplishing a desired result for the City; applies standard practices and techniques in specific situations; adjusts and correlates data; recognizes discrepancies in results; follows operations through a series of related detailed steps or processes. Reviews subdivision plans, land development plans, and take-off quantities; reviews assigned shop drawings; reviews drawings, specifications and other engineering data received from the Engineering staff and developers; reviews final drawings.
Keeps abreast of engineering application software, as well as current advances, techniques, and equipment; develops and maintains expertise in computer utilization. Attends seminars and continuing education classes.
Receives complaints; aids in prioritizing complaints and complaint resolution; assists in public relations.
Prepares reports and submittals to state agencies.
Assists City Engineering as requested; Attends Planning Commission meetings; attends public meetings as directed by the City Engineer
Operates a personal computer, flow meter, plotter, printer, copier, automobile, survey grad GPS, automatic level, or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, GIS database, CAD or other system software.
Performs other related duties as required.
Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, or closely related field; two years of experience in engineering, surveying, and plan review; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Kentucky driver’s license.
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to act as a first-line supervisor, including instructing, reviewing work, maintaining standards, and coordinating activities.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and rapid adjustments.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.
Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; includes the ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; may include ability to compute discount, interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion; includes the ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.
Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems; to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; and to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.
Physical Ability: Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds).
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, disease, or pathogenic substances.
Madisonville, Kentucky 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 both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $61,247.82 - $189,767.62 per year
- Dental insurance
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Retirement plan
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
Work Location: One location