• American Public Works Association
  • $62,840.00 -112,630.00/year*
  • Hiawatha , IA
  • Government
  • Full-Time


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The position is on City staff under the direction of the Public Works Director and performs civil engineering duties.

Resposibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform engineering and surveying functions on assigned projects.
  • Complete routine to somewhat complex duties in the surveying, drafting, design, inspection and testing of public works projects.
  • Prepare construction drawings, specifications, easements, and cost estimates under the direction of the Public Works Director for various public works projects, which may include street paving, sanitary and storm sewers, earthwork, buildings and park facilities.
  • Answer questions from the public and provides technical information and assistance to other City departments.
  • Conducts inspections and make field decisions concerning conformance to project specifications.
  • Update and maintain all projects maps, archives, records , and plans on Public Works projects.
  • Operates and assists in updating city owned GIS system.
  • Perform field tests on construction materials and maintain records of test results.
  • Work in both a typical office and construction field environment, subject to extended hours during the construction season, and being on-call during non-office hours to respond as needed.
  • Work on and adjacent to street and highway vehicle traffic, in inclement weather conditions, near operating construction machinery, in the immediate area of potentially hazardous conditions and excavations, in areas of uneven terrain, in wooded areas, near asbestos-containing materials, around waste water, active landfill areas and contaminated soils/groundwater.
  • Physical ability to inspect and monitor construction projects and be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Assist with snow removal operations on City property and right-of-way as neccesary.
  • Record quantities of materials used and maintain field log work performed for projects.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of surveying and engineering functions and principles, applied mathematics, construction materials, use of computers, AutoCAD, calculators, and survey instruments.

  • Skill in effective and verbal communications.
  • Ability to adjust to changing working assignments, situations, priorities and deadlines, while maintaining efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ability to perform mathmatical calculations with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to establish and to maintain an effective working relationship with supervisors, co-workers, other employees within the organization, contractors, consultants, suppliers and members of the community.
  • Ability to efficiently implement and complete assigned tasks.
  • KNOWLEDGE AND PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:

    Associates degree in Civil Engineering Technology or related field. Certification as an aggregate-2 and PCC level 1 technician by the Iowa Department of Transportation within 1 year of employment.

    Experience: Requires up to 2 years of prior related experience and/or requires completion of an on-the-job training program.


    Associated topics: architecture, build, civil, electrical, electrical engineer, environmental engineer, gs 0830, schematic, sensing, technical

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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