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Civil Engineering Technician I

Posted on May 18, 2019 by Ankeny, City Of

Ankeny, IA 50023
24 Apr 2019
Annual Salary
The City of Ankeny is seeking applicants for the fulltime position of Civil Engineering Technician I within the Development Engineering Division of the Municipal Utilities Department. Ankeny is strategically located at the intersection of Interstates 35 and 80, between Des Moines and Ames. Ankeny has a history of significant residential and commercial growth centered on a talented work force, a strong sense of community, quality education and safe neighborhoods. Starting salary is $28.03 - $32.45 per hour depending on qualifications, plus overtime and excellent benefits. Pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check required. Deadline to apply is May 12, 2019 at midnight. Interested applicants must apply online. A civil service written examination will be given on Friday, May 17th at 4:00 p.m. Information will be emailed to qualified candidates. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the general supervision of a Professional Engineer, performs a number of duties and oversight functions including, but not restricted to the list below. Functions under the supervision of the Civil Engineer II and Development Engineering Manager positions. Assists in review of street, water, and sewer system plans for compliance to standard specifications. Attends preconstruction meetings, weekly construction meetings, and project walkthrough meetings for public improvement projects.Reviews material submittals and shop drawings for materials to be incorporated into projects for correctness and compliance to prescribed standards.Tests or oversees testing of construction materials to ensure they meet prescribed standards.Prepares records, reports, and logs; and maintains filing system on records of work performed for private development projects that include public improvements.Inspects construction sites of private development projects to determine compliance with plans and specifications, to check staking, to advise on construction phasing, to note traffic problems, and to maintain project logs.Review projects under construction with assigned consultant to audit inspection process.Completes a variety of computations including distances, angles, traverses and closures, and quantities. Assists other Engineering Division staff in making such calculations.Maintains and updates street light inventory by utilizing GIS software. Reviews street light billing and works with utility service provider for corrections.Reviews and approves new street lighting proposals and photometric calculations.Reviews and processes requests for private utility right of way permits and private utility licenses.Interprets and explains ordinances, codes and regulations to contractors, homeowners and interested parties.Assists other departments and divisions during emergencies and performs related duties as assigned.Calculates concrete construction deficiency payments for development projects.Investigates, conducts studies, and reports findings on drainage complaints.Reviews contracts and performance and maintenance bonds. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS: Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Civil Engineering Technology, or related field. Shall possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license issued by the State of Iowa. Entry-level knowledge of modern principles and practices of public works, civil engineering, and municipal utilities operations and maintenance. Basic knowledge of computer aid drafting (CAD), geographic information systems (GIS), and surveying principles. Ability to communicate and cooperate with co-workers, contractors, and the general public. REQUIRED SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Shall possess the following certifications (or be able to obtain within one (1) year. Iowa DOT - Level I Portland Cement Concrete (PCC)Iowa DOT - Aggregate Technician WORKING CONDITIONS: Works in both a typical office and construction field environment.Is periodically called during off-hours to respond to citizen and construction related inquires.Climbs and walks over uneven terrain.Required to work in adverse weather conditions for a period of time.Work requires the occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force.Must be insurable.Must be sighted.Must be able to hear normal conversation.Must be able to speak clearly at normal rate of conversation.Must be able to kneel, squat, and walk.Must be able to move up and down ladders and stairs.Must be able to work in wet, snow/icy weather conditions.Must keep regular and reliable attendance at work. Category: Engineering , Keywords: Civil Engineering Technician

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