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Job Title:

Engineering Technician - Woodford County

 

Location:

301 S. Main Street Roanoke, IL 61561

Supervisor:

County Engineer

Hours of Job:

7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Department:

Highway Department

Date:

August 6, 2020

 

  1. Summary:

    Under minimum direction, performs work of moderate to severe difficulty in planning, designing and supervising the construction of county and township roads built with local, state and federal funds. Under general supervision from the department's engineering units, performs duties of moderate difficulty in relation to construction, traffic control; performs traffic control studies related to the safety and efficiency of the flow of traffic; performs related duties as required.  Salary is dependent on qualifications.     

  2. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Makes cost estimates, designs and surveys construction sites.
    • Make inspection tours of construction projects.
    • Makes payment estimates for construction projects.
    • Properly locates signs for county roads and determines physical nature of signs to be used at specific locations.
    • Performs traffic counts, performs radar tests, and performs other traffic control studies and related tasks.
    • Performs survey work, and assists in the development of plans for proposed construction projects.
    • Performs inspections of construction projects which includes inspection of earthwork, sub-base, surfacing, concrete work, curb and gutter and storm sewers.
    • Prepares inspection reports, reviews site plans, updates construction files, and submit reports as required.
    • Prepares cost estimates and proposals for the construction and maintenance of the County and Township roads and bridges.
    • General knowledge of IDOT policies, practices, standards and paperwork.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

    • Ability to decide as to the quality and quantity of construction materials being used and make independent informed decisions in the field.
    • Ability to work and deal with the public and subordinates alike.
    • Ability to recognize the need for traffic control signs in locations where needed to prevent accidents.
    • Ability to use GPS survey equipment, theodolite, engineers level, rod, tape, measuring wheel. calculator, computer, air meter and slump core.
    • Possess a general knowledge of recordkeeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques.

  3. Minimum Qualifications:
    • Graduated from high school or G.E.D. and the Specific Task Training classes as offered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
    • A minimum of two to four years of experience at the Engineering Technician level.
    • Continued interest and involvement in technical education.

             V.           Physical Attributes/Demands:

               Work requires sufficient physical strength, agility, endurance, dexterity and hand-eye foot coordination to perform all essential duties.Work requires standing or sitting for extended periods of time and driving a v ehicle, and occasionally involves working near moving vehicles and digging with a shovel. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.

  •        VI.       Work Environment :

    The work is performed indoors, as well as outdoors when visiting construction and maintenance activities for periods of time under a wide variety of weather conditions. Work may expose employee to inclement weather, fumes and dust while in the field. Work requires the use of safety clothing and equipment, and compliance with safety rules and procedures.

 

VILLAGE OF WINNETKA, ILLINOIS
PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR

Winnetka, IL (12,187).  Beautiful north shore suburban community known for its tree lined neighborhoods, outstanding schools and excellent municipal services is seeking highly professional, innovative, and self-motivated candidates interested in serving in the newly redefined Director of Public Works position.

A home rule community, Winnetka is located in Cook County, Illinois, approximately 16 miles north of Chicago on the shore of Lake Michigan.  Winnetka is a full-service municipality with traditional services and has water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, refuse, and electric utilities.  Until recently, the Village had combined engineering and operational divisions under the span of control of a single Public Works Director’s position.  Prompted by a significant storm water management – flood mitigation construction project, a newly created Engineering department will centralize the multi-year design and construction efforts for the stormwater project separate from the operational divisions.  The redefined Public Works Director position will lead the operational functions including street and bridge maintenance, sanitary sewer, refuse and yard waste, stormwater and drainage maintenance, public property, and internal fleet services.  The Public Works department budget is $3.5 million with oversight of 29 full time and 2 seasonal employees. The Director of Public Works is appointed by and reports to the Village Manager. 

  • The Director is responsible for all aspects of Public Works operations and supervises the Superintendent of Operations, a Management Analyst, and other divisional supervisors. The department leadership team includes a Street Supervisor, a Sewer Supervisor, a Refuse Supervisor and a Fleet Services Supervisor.  The community operates its own refuse collection (back door collection).  The Water Utility and the Electric Utility are separate departments within the organization.
  • The new Director will have a collaborative, team-oriented leadership style with knowledge of and experience in up-to-date public works best practices. 
  • As a key organizational leader, the director will incorporate new technology and fresh approaches to service delivery in a deliberative manner, navigating complex issues and leveraging opportunities, while maintaining a high level of customer service.
  • As the department adapts to the new structure, the Director will support the employees through the organizational change demonstrating a genuine desire to serve the community and forging strong working relationships with the Department of Engineering/Village Engineer and others within the Water and Electric Utility divisions to support effective delivery of operations. 
  • Proven polished communication, interpersonal skills and demonstrated cultural competency are key success factors.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in civil or environmental engineering, public or business administration or closely related field and a master’s degree in civil or environmental engineering, public or business administration or closely related field along with 10 years of progressively responsible management of a public works department including at least five years of supervisory experience and five years design, maintenance or construction of various public works improvements. 

The Village of Winnetka offers a competitive benefits’ package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Salary: $150,000 +/- DOQ. Candidates should apply online at www.GovHRJobs.com  at once but no later than November 6, 2020 with resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 references to the attention of Kathleen Rush, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road #130, Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 847-380-3240.

Click HERE to Apply!

 

City Engineer

Join the City of Urbana’s Team!

The City of Urbana, Illinois, (pop. 43,200) is pleased to offer two exceptional opportunities to support engineering initiatives for one of downstate Illinois' most innovative and progressive cities. In 2019, the City undertook a transformation reorganization of the Public Works Department that included uniting the Transportation and Drainage/Development sections of the Engineering Division into one functional team with broad range of experience and expertise. Moving forward with that reorganization, we are now looking for exceptional leaders to support the positive trends of collaboration and cooperation.

In addition to Assistant City Engineer, the City is also accepting applications for

City Engineer. This position offers the opportunity to provide effective direction, control, and management over key engineering functions, such as infrastructure engineering, construction management, and development review. The successful candidate will also be responsible for activities such as performing a full range of project management activities for multiple construction projects; serving as City Traffic Engineer; and providing effective leadership of the division by creating and promoting a positive, inclusive work environment. As an executive level position within the City, this position is subject to an annual appointment recommendation by the Mayor and confirmation by the City Council.    

Position Requirements

Requirements for consideration include:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.
  • Eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience, including experience planning and directing difficult projects and supervising the work of professional engineering staff.
  • Licensure as a Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.
  • Preferred attributes: master’s degree in a civil engineering or a closely related field and/or municipal civil engineering experience.

Why Consider a Career at the City of Urbana?

Job satisfaction.  A generous benefit package.  A diverse, inclusive and supportive environment.  These are just a few of the many reasons to consider the City of Urbana as the next step in your career. The City of Urbana prides itself on being a progressive, dynamic community and is internationally distinguished as the home of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the state’s flagship public university and one of the preeminent research institutions in the world.

Compensation and Benefit Package

This position offers a competitive salary with an expected hiring range of $106,733- $124,776 with the opportunity for growth.  A comprehensive benefit package includes paid vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, outstanding health coverage options, pension plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), an optional deferred compensation plan and a post-retirement medical savings benefit program. 

How to Apply

To apply, visit www.urbanaillinois.us/jobsApplications will be accepted until a sufficient pool is received, but we will begin reviewing applications after Nov. 15, 2020. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications prior to this date for first consideration. Candidates with questions are encouraged to contact Mike Earl, Senior Vice President at GovHR USA, at mearl@govhrusa.com or 224-261-8366.

The City of Urbana Welcomes Diversity!

We foster an environment that values and encourages mutual respect, inclusion of all people, and utilizing differences and similarities as an organizational asset. EOE.

 

Assistant City Engineer

Join the City of Urbana’s Team!

The City of Urbana (po. 43,200) is pleased to offer two exceptional opportunities to support engineering initiatives for one of downstate Illinois' most innovative and progressive cities. In 2019, the City undertook a transformation reorganization of the Public Works Department that included uniting the Transportation and Drainage/Development sections of the Engineering Division into one functional team with broad range of experience and expertise. Moving forward with that reorganization, we are now looking for exceptional leaders to support the positive trends of collaboration and cooperation.

In addition to City Engineer, we are also currently accepting applications for

Assistant City Engineer. This position offers the opportunity to gain valuable management experience in public sector engineering while progressing in your career path. The successful candidate will perform highly responsible engineering work of an administrative and technical nature in assisting in the directing of the activities of the Engineering Department. As a civil service employee, you will also enjoy the rights and responsibilities associated with positions with the Urbana classified service system.

Position Requirements

Requirements for consideration include:  

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering;
  • Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience, including experience planning and directing difficult projects and supervising the work of professional engineering staff;
  • Licensure as a Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois or ability to obtain Professional Engineer license in the State of Illinois within six months of employment.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of computer aided design and drafting, land surveying and mapping, and Geographic Information Systems (G.I.S.).

Why Consider a Career at the City of Urbana?

Job satisfaction.  A generous benefits package.  A diverse, inclusive and supportive environment.  These are just a few of the many reasons to consider the City of Urbana as the next step in your career. The City of Urbana prides itself on being a progressive, dynamic community and is internationally distinguished as the home of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the state’s flagship public university and one of the preeminent research institutions in the world.

Compensation and Benefit Package

This position offers a competitive salary with an expected hiring range of $89,355 - $94,733 with the opportunity for growth.  A comprehensive benefit package includes paid vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, outstanding health coverage options, tuition reimbursement,  pension plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), an optional deferred compensation plan and a post-retirement medical savings benefit program. 

How to Apply

To apply, visit www.urbanaillinois.us/jobs.  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient pool is received, but we will begin reviewing applications after Nov. 8, 2020. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications prior to this date for first consideration. Candidates with questions  are encouraged to contact Mike Earl, Senior Vice President at GovHR USA, at mearl@govhrusa.com or 224-261-8366.

The City of Urbana Welcomes Diversity!

We foster an environment that values and encourages mutual respect, inclusion of all people, and utilizing differences and similarities as an organizational asset. EOE.