Under general supervision of the City Engineer, performs professional engineering work, project management and coordination of a variety of public works and transportation projects. Performs difficult, professional civil engineering work in the planning and design of street, water, sewer, and other public work facilities. Coordinates with the City Departments, private engineers, inspectors and builders on technical details of public work facilities. This is a full time position that requires significant administrative, analytical and technical skills acquired by advanced professional training and experience. It is expected that individuals in this position will have the knowledge and experience necessary to manage complex projects with considerable independence.
In the absence of the Public Works Director/City Engineer, the individual in this position will perform the duties of the City Engineer, including duties of Floodplain Administrator. This position assists with the hiring, evaluating and disciplining of employees.
The position requires a State of Idaho certification as a Licensed Professional Engineer in good standing, with knowledge of and experience with engineering design principles, practices, and objectives, especially as they apply to civil engineering, infrastructure, and capital improvement projects.
The work environment includes an office and field environment. The field environment may include exposure to adverse weather conditions and working in construction and high traffic areas. The noise level is generally quiet to moderate.
THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Well qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately.
The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and be successful in the position.
Engineering design principles, practices, and objectives, especially as they apply to civil engineering, infrastructure, and capital improvement projects;
Federal, state, City, and other statutes, codes, and regulations governing municipal and civil engineering, bidding, construction and floodplain management;
Project cost estimation and accounting methods and techniques;
Land survey methods and techniques;
Construction contract administration methods and techniques;
GIS and other data collection and computer mapping and modeling systems;
Customer service methods and techniques;
Data collection and recording methods, techniques, and objectives;
Federal (OSHA) regulations and City policies regarding safe work practices;
Operation of standard office equipment;
Operation of a personal computer and job-related software applications.
Skill and Ability to:
Provide design and support services in the Engineering Department for City infrastructure and capital improvement projects;
Design City public works projects;
Ensure that engineering design and construction in the floodplain is performed in accordance with City ordinances, State and national standards;
Answer inquiries and provide information, including preparation and presentation of reports;
Create design drawings, elevations, diagrams, and specifications;
Write bid documents, review submitted bid documents, oversee bidding process, and monitor construction for adherence to specifications;
Analyze City needs for short- and long-term infrastructure and capital improvements;
Coordinate City projects with other local, state, and federal agencies and interested and affected community groups;
Write and administer grants;
Direct the work of Engineering Technicians, surveyors and administrative personnel; direct and assist in training interns;
Perform on-site inspections of City construction projects;
Operate a motor vehicle;
Operate specialized engineering design equipment;
Operate standard office equipment, including a personal computer and job-related software;
Maintain a collaborative and cooperative working relationship with elected and appointed officials, other City employees, and the public;
Maintain a professional demeanor at all times;
Communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance;
Complete assignments in a timely fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations;
Perform all duties in accordance with City policies and procedures with regard for personal safety and that of other employees and the public.
Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering is required;
State of Idaho certification as a Licensed Professional Engineer in good standing is required;
Six (6) years’ experience, two (2) years of which must include supervisory experience, is required;
Idaho driver’s license required; or
An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position may be considered.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS While performing the duties of this classification, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, bend, and work in an office and field environment, which may include construction sites. The job requires hand/finger dexterity to keyboard or type, handle materials, manipulate tools, and reach with hands and arms. The job requires operation of job-related equipment and driving a vehicle. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds with assistance. Sufficient visual acuity and hearing capacity to perform the essential functions and interact with the public is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Incorporated in 1890, the City of Pocatello is a full-service municipality and operates under a strong Mayor-Council form of government. The City is organized into 14 operating departments: Animal Services, Building, Finance, Fire, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Library, Parks and Recreation, Planning and Development Services, Police, Public Works, Transit, and Video Se...rvices. The City has 511 FTEs and a budget of $112,512,274.
The City depends on a variety of revenue sources to support municipal services. The primary source of revenue for the City is property tax. During 2016, the City completed an in-depth budgeting process that resulted in the development of an operational reserve policy for all funds to better prepare for future planning and improvements.
The City of Pocatello is located in southeast Idaho and nestled at 4,448 feet in the western foothills of the Rocky Mountains along the Oregon Trail. The area, which has a semi-arid climate, will allow you to enjoy the activities that all four seasons have to offer, whether locally or within a short drive to other popular destinations such as Sun Valley and Grand Teton National Park.
The City of Pocatello, with a population of 54,400, has an abundance of outdoor recreation and is home to Idaho State University, the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, and the Portneuf Wellness Complex.
Pocatello is recognized as a great place to raise a family. Home to 4 high schools, including Century High School, ranked #1588 in the National Rankings by U.S. News & World Report, students have the opportunity to participate in Advanced Opportunity for college credit including Fast Forward, which can provide funding for Idaho students.
Outdoor recreation is a highlight of the community with popular annual events including the Pocatello Marathon, Pedal Fest Mountain bike race, Spinderella bicycle event, Pocatello Pump, Portneuf Riverfest, and the Scout Mountain Ultra Trail run.
The 2010-2014 American Community Survey reports that Pocatello has 20,379 households in a land area of 32 square miles. The median household income in Pocatello is $40,792 with the median value owner-occupied home being $132,500.