Engineer IV

(Engineering Stormwater Program Manager)
Recruitment #12-0179-01

Opening Date:11/30/2012 5:00:00 PM
Closing Date:4/1/2013 11:59:00 PM
Type of Recruitment: Open Competitive
Salary:$6,286.80 - $8,021.87/month, + benefits
Employment Type: Full Time Career
Department:Public Works
Bargaining Unit:Unrepresented Management

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INTRODUCTION

The City of Salem is the state capital of Oregon and is located in the heart of the Willamette River Valley between the Coast and Cascade Mountain ranges. Salem is within a one-hour drive of the beautiful Oregon Coast, Cascade Mountains, and downtown Portland. The area offers wonderful opportunities for year-around activities including sports, outdoor events, art, culture, and education. The City operates under a Council/Manager form of government and offers a fast-paced, welcoming, progressive environment.

The Engineering Division is responsible for providing a full range of engineering services for the Public Works Department and other City departments as required. Services include full service project management, design and construction of capital infrastructure projects; engineering analysis and support related to conceptual design development of potential infrastructure projects; support of various master planning efforts including the Stormwater Master Plan as well transportation, parks and utility master plans; delivery of economic development projects; operations engineering services for utility, parks, and transportation systems; geographical information system management; inspection services; survey; development and management of design standards and construction specifications; preparation of the Public Works Department 5-year Capital Improvement Plan; and permitted infrastructure plan review and inspection.

Capital projects can range from stormwater conveyance, treatment, flow control, dams, fish ladders and fish screens, and environmental enhancement projects; wastewater treatment, collection systems and pumping; water treatment, distribution systems, pump stations and reservoirs; park projects; street improvements and bridges; buildings; economic development projects; airport improvements; and private/public partnerships.

The City is a Phase1 MS4 permitee and is in the process of instituting a stormwater utility, new stormwater and grading ordinance code chapters, development of an enhanced erosion prevention and sediment control program, preparing a new stormwater master plan, and development of new stormwater design standards.

JOB SUMMARY

An Engineer IV, Engineering Program Manager, generally performs a full range of civil engineering project or program development; manages multiple projects and/or programs with increased responsibility through the design and construction phases and/or quality control and assurance over activities managed by engineers at lower levels. Prepares, recommends, and maintains accountability for budget planning and monitoring for an engineering section or minor division.

The Stormwater Engineer will manage the Engineering Division stormwater program, supervise staff, manage stormwater facility projects, develop Stormwater Design Standards and Construction Specifications, develop and refine best management practices for Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (EPSC), develop and manage the EPSC Program; assist in complying with resource agency permits, codes and regulations as they relate to stormwater issues and requirements, manage and/or perform stormwater basin studies. This position will provide technical stormwater expertise as it relates to engineers and inspectors in the Engineering Division, supervise junior engineers and technicians, coordinate with various divisions and departments within the City, coordinate with resource agencies, and provide quality assurance in the implementation of post construction stormwater flow control and treatment, as well as EPSC during construction.

IMPORTANT JOB FUNCTIONS

Collaborates with organization members to develop short and long range infrastructure master plans, new regulations, fees, and implementation.

Performs other Engineering Division tasks as assigned such as code review, general design standards, project management, and assignments related to all fields of Civil Engineering.

Maintains involvement with emergency management; interfaces with Federal Emergency Management Agency on development of new models; or serves in the planning section of the Emergency Operations Center when activated by the City Manager.

Prepares and/or reviews correspondence, studies, and staff reports compiled for City Council, City Management, and various agencies.

Solicits and engages engineering services through Consultant of Record services or preparation of RFPs for specialized engineering services.

Attends meetings and various training seminars and conferences as required.

Performs other duties as required by Manager or Director.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

The listed job functions are illustrative of the classification level and not intended to list all duties typically assigned to this classification. Employees may do all or some of the listed duties, or other related duties.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

The listed job functions are illustrative of the classification level and not intended to list all duties typically assigned to this classification. Employees may do all or some of the listed duties, or other related duties.

Management of Engineering Division Stormwater Program consisting of development of standards, project delivery, technical support to the stormwater master plan, stormwater hydrology and hydraulic basin studies, oversight of erosion prevention and sediment control program, best management practices implementation, constructions specifications, and resource agency compliance.

Management and supervision of staff in implementation of the stormwater program.

Provides leadership and technical expertise for stormwater engineering, design, construction, and resource agency permit compliance.

Design and planning of stormwater facilities including but not limited to stormwater treatment, flow control and conveyance, Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control best management practices.

Management of engineering and technical consultants; negotiates scope of work, contracts, and amendments with consultants.

Administration of capital construction projects; approves change order requests; evaluates performance of contracts; reviews and approves work products, and payment requests.

Full service Project Management and project delivery utilizing staff and consultants as required.

Assists, participates, and provides technical expertise in the development and preparation of the Stormwater Master plan.

Development of stormwater standards and construction specifications particularly related to stormwater facilities.

Presentations to wide variety of groups related to engineering projects, studies, plans, and issues (Management, Neighborhood Associations, City Council, and City Staff).

Acts as Project Manager for major studies and coordinates projects and studies for agencies within and outside of the City.

Conducts Special Projects involving high level of technical intensity or political sensitivity as assigned.

Provides technical assistance to City staff, other agencies, consultants, property owners and the public; work involves research efforts, review of reports and plans prepared by others for technical accuracy, assists with project specific scope of consultant contracts or progress documents, etc.; responds to correspondence, phone calls and walk-in customers regarding specific issues and development questions; coordinates City responses from other departments and divisions.

Maintains involvement in Citys Capital Improvement Program and/or Utility Funding Programs; provides technical assistance and expertise as part of the annual CIP formulation and adoption process.

IMPORTANT JOB FUNCTIONS

Collaborates with organization members to develop short and long range infrastructure master plans, new regulations, fees, and implementation.

Performs other Engineering Division tasks as assigned such as code review, general design standards, project management, and assignments related to all fields of Civil Engineering.

Maintains involvement with emergency management; interfaces with Federal Emergency Management Agency on development of new models; or serves in the planning section of the Emergency Operations Center when activated by the City Manager.

Prepares and/or reviews correspondence, studies, and staff reports compiled for City Council, City Management, and various agencies.

Solicits and engages engineering services through Consultant of Record services or preparation of RFPs for specialized engineering services.

Attends meetings and various training seminars and conferences as required.

Performs other duties as required by Manager or Director.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED

Desktop computer, calculator, laptop computer, various visual presentation equipment, cameras, etc.

Automobile

Miscellaneous office automation equipment, i.e. fax, phone, copier, etc.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or a related field; and, Seven (7) to ten (10) years of experience in a related field; or, Any combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the class.

License(s) and Certification(s):

Professional Civil Engineer License required.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Knowledge and abilities expected of an Engineer IV:

Knowledge of: Contemporary office practices and procedures and various software products. Engineering principles and practices; design, construction, sewer, water, storm drain design. Project and contract management. Mathematics. Environmental science, Geotechnical engineering. Accounting and budgeting. Legal issues, statutes, regulations, and codes as related to specific projects or programs within Division or Section. Personnel management. Applied hydrology and hydraulics.

Ability to: Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to a wide range of individuals. Speak and present effectively in front of small and large groups. Analyze and solve complex engineering and construction problems. Work independently and make decisions with minimal supervision. Comprehend and apply concepts for enhancement and efficiency of department and general operations. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals, coworkers, other agencies and the public. Work with difficult people. Use computers, systems, and various software including scheduling and hydraulic modeling software. Maintain required work hours and attendance.

Specific knowledge and abilities for this position include:

Manage and organize complex program, manage and supervise staff and consultants as required.

Make complex engineering, planning, design, and construction decisions.

Apply contemporary civil engineering principals to plan, design, and construct public infrastructure with emphasis on stormwater facility design, stormwater treatment, detention and flow control, erosion prevention and sediment control, and hydraulics.

Utilize hydrology principals in determining stormwater runoff, detention, treatment, and flow control requirements for projects, developments, and drainage basins.

Use computers to perform a wide range of office and engineering tasks with emphasis on hydraulic and hydrology software applications.

Apply construction principals, construction contract administration, inspection and testing techniques in the management and/or administration of construction projects.

Implement and comply with NPDES MS4 and 1200C series permits and other resource agency permits and requirement as they relate to stormwater runoff, treatment, flow control and erosion prevention and sediment control.

Apply public procurement laws, rules and principals to procure consultants and contractors. Ability to administer consultant and construction contracts.

Develop, analyze and manage program and project budgets; organize, manage and supervise staff.

Manage and/or prepare stormwater basin studies and provide engineering expertise in the support of preparation of the stormwater master plan; ability to review and develop stormwater design standards.

Implement and refine the Citys Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control program.

Write reports, manuals, and correspondence, perform presentations to management, citizens and elected officials, work effectively and professionally with a wide spectrum of people including citizens, contractors, consultants, agency staff consultants, inspectors, etc.

Physically able to: Sit, keyboard, read, write, hear and speak for extended periods. Stand for extended periods or work outdoors occasionally. Bend, kneel, stoop or climb stairs or ladders occasionally. Lift up to 20 pounds.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Physically able to: Sit, keyboard, read, write, hear, and speak for extended periods. Stand for extended period or work outdoors occasionally. Bend, kneel, stoop, or climb stairs or ladders occasionally. Lift up to 20 pounds.

The position requires the use of vehicles, a desktop computer, telephone system, cell phone, and miscellaneous office equipment.

SELECTION PLAN

While this announcement is open until filled, applications will be reviewed and interviews will be offered regularly. The first review of applications will occur on December 21, 2012.

CONCLUSION

TO APPLY: Please complete the on-line Application and submit electronically by the close date at www.cityofsalem.net/Jobs. Applications must be received by the Human Resources Department by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. You will receive an email confirmation of your submitted electronic application. The City cannot be responsible for material that is illegible or missing as a result of transmitting or which may be lost through the mail.

All newly selected finalists for City employment are subject to a criminal background check and may be subject to testing for drugs.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Women, Minorities and Disabled individuals are encouraged to apply. ADA accommodations will be provided upon request.

This announcement is not an implied contract and may be modified or revoked without notice.

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