General Statement of Duties
The City of Jerome is a dynamic organization which positively affects our citizens every day. Every position within the City is expected to be a leader within our organization, as well as in our community. This position will manage, direct, supervise and coordinate the programs, services and other activities of the Engineering Department; to direct the design, planning and construction of the Capital Improvements Plan for the City; to serve as a member of the departmental management team; and to provide highly responsible and professional staff assistance to the City Administrator, Mayor and members of the City Council.
Supervision Received and Exercised
Works under the broad policy guidance and direction of the City Administrator. Exercises supervision over the Engineering Department staff and other support contracted or temporary personnel.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•Manage, direct, and supervise the City and Public Works engineering projects.
•Participate in the selection of consultants and administer approved contracts.
•Direct, participate in and perform the most complex work in the preparation and development of engineering plans, grant proposals and applications, requests for proposal, scope of work, the administration of grant funding, the development and review of plans, maps and specifications, the application for permits, environmental clearance, surveying, construction inspection, right-of-way acquisition, the resolution of disputes, preparation of authorizations for payment.
•Sign and seal engineering plans, specifications, and reports as a Professional Licensed Engineer in the State of Idaho on behalf of the City for documents prepared by the Engineering staff.
•Assign work activities, projects and programs and monitor work flow.
•Review engineering plans, work and construction sites before, during and upon completion of work.
•Review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures and implement appropriate improvements in order to improve effectiveness, efficiency and quality.
•Direct the development, planning, and implementation of department goals and objectives.
•Coordinate activities with those of other departmental divisions, City departments and outside agencies and organizations.
•Provide professional and technical advice and assistance to the City Administrator on matters related to City functions.
•Develop and implement staff training programs and plans, recommend employee recognition, discipline and termination.
•Develop the Engineering Department budget and capital improvements program.
•Forecast of revenue, expenses and additional funds needed for staffing, consultants, equipment, materials, and supplies.
•Administer the approved budget and capital improvements program.
•Respond to and meet with property owners, homeowner groups, business districts, and the public.
•Meet and negotiate with various regulatory agencies to satisfy their requirements and to obtain approval to construct improvements.
•Represent the City as a witness in legal actions.
•Supervise the maintenance of time, material, equipment and other appropriate records and files.
•Prepare invoices, payment authorizations, comprehensive reports, memoranda, letters and other forms of correspondence.
•Develop and maintain The City of Jerome design criteria, standard specifications and standard drawings at a detailed level.
•Use principles and practices of contract administration and negotiation in accordance with the City of Jerome policies.
•Adhere to applicable Federal, State and local laws, ordinances and regulations.
Professionalism & Communication
•Attends weekly department meetings and communicates regularly with the City Administrator, Mayor, and other co-workers.
•Maintains a professional and courteous demeanor at all times.
•Provides timely, respectful and thorough customer service.
•Communicates daily with cross-functional teams regarding issues, events, and updates.
•Maintains a proper professional image and generates positive public image.
•Expected to be a leader within the organization as well as in our community.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•Knowledge of and ability to apply advanced principles and practices of civil engineering including project planning, design, inspection and construction.
•Ability to use people skills to motivate staff and to apply organizational and management practices for the leadership of a municipal engineering services department.
•Ability to organize, direct and implement the programs, projects and internal and external customer service of a comprehensive Engineering Department.
•Ability to analyze problems, conduct studies, identify alternative solutions, determine cost effectiveness and proposed solutions and project consequence of proposed actions and implement approved recommendations.
•Ability to apply City policies and procedures.
•Ability to stay current on new trends, innovations, standards and guidelines in the field of civil engineering.
•Skills with gaining cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
•Skills with using standard procedures and techniques of budget development and administration.
•Ability to meet the demand of time and deadlines to effectively function as the City Engineer.
•Ability to direct staff trained in AutoCADD to produce drawings and maps.
Acceptable Education and Experience
•Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering;
•Five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional public works civil engineering experience which includes two (2) years of supervisory experience and substantial experience in managing major public works capital improvement projects from design through construction; or
•Combination of experience and education that provides the required knowledge skills and abilities.
•Must possess or be able to obtain a valid State Driver's License without record of suspension or revocation in any state.
•Must possess a current license as a Licensed Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering issued by the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors or have the ability to obtain an Idaho license within six (6)month of hire.
Essential Physical Abilities
•The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
•While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
•The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
•The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office setting and loud at any emergency scene or on a construction site.
•Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.