THIS POSTING IS FOR ENGINEER I, ENGINEER II, OR ENGINEER III. PLACEMENT OF THE HIRED CANDIDATE WILL DEPEND ON QUALIFICATIONS. SEE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH POSITION BELOW.
First review of applications on October 5, 2020.
REPORTS TO: Utilities Engineer FLSA STATUS: Exempt - Executive CLASSIFICATION: Personnel System; Requires satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period. PAY GRADE: 120 - 122 depending on qualifications SAFETY SENSITIVE: Yes, Subject to random drug testing per the Athens-Clarke County Drug and Alcohol Ordinance.
Purpose of Job The purpose of this job is to perform administrative/supervisory functions associated with coordinating and managing Transportation and Public Works or Public Utilities projects. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: coordinating and supervising section personnel and activities as assigned, coordinating and reviewing engineering projects or activities, ensuring these activities are performed in accordance with applicable codes, and performing additional tasks as required.
Job Related Requirements
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, subject to call back 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Night meetings and weekend work may be required.
May be required to work on religious holidays.
Regular and predictable attendance is required.
Must work cooperatively with others.
When requirements include vehicle operation, responsible for the safety, readiness and operation of the vehicle and must abide by ACC's safe driving policy.
Emergency Position This position is designated as an emergency position that requires your attendance at work under all types of emergency conditions. Some examples of emergencies include inclement weather, utility failure, fire or other forced evacuations or as determined by the Manager.
MINIMUM TRAINING & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
ENGINEER I ($52,441): High school diploma or equivalent required with four years of experience in the required discipline (Engineering, Construction Management, Design Engineering, Land Development, Stormwater, Water & Waste Water Systems, Pavement Management, Utilities Engineering) required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Two years of supervisory experience is preferred.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
ENGINEER II ($55,063): In addition to the above minimum requirements for Engineer I, the Engineer II must meet the following minimum requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Design Engineering, or related discipline with two years of experience in a related field required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Certification as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) is required.
Professional Engineer (PE) preferred.
Certification as a Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Level 1A preferred.
ENGINEER III ($57,816): In addition to the above minimum requirements for Engineer I and Engineer II, the Engineer III must meet the following minimum requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Design Engineering, or related discipline with four years of experience in a related field required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Professional Engineer (PE) is required.
Certification as a Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Level 1A required within 6 months.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties are normal for the Engineer I position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. You may see the full job descriptions for Engineer II and Engineer III by visiting www.accgov.com/job descriptions.
Supervises and evaluates assigned staff, handling all employee concerns, directing work assignments, counseling and disciplining employees when necessary, and completing employee performance appraisals depending on area of assignment.
Directs project design(s) and the production of plans, specifications, and necessary documents for Transportation & Public Works or Public Utilities projects.
Prepares project estimates, status reports and presentations.
Directs the inspection of projects for compliance to contract requirements and established standards and specifications.
Attends division and department meetings to develop, plan, design, and assess funding and schedule projects.
Assists in maintaining and administering departmental programs.
Assists in development of departmental standards and specifications.
Assists in preparation of technical reports and/or studies for approval by the Commission.
Assists with reports, correspondence, forms, charts and other documentation; reviews, maintains records; provides information to the public and performs other clerical duties.
Performs other related duties as required.
When Assigned to the Public Utilities/Engineering Management:
Acts as Project Engineer for Public Utilities Department waterline and sanitary sewer projects as assigned in association with the Service Delivery Plan, the Infrastructure and the Capital Improvement Elements or in-house design projects.
Monitors the capacity of the water and sewer system using water hydraulic and sanitary sewer computer modeling; interprets data for correlation with design work to meet Athens-Clarke County policies for capacities and Needed Fire Flow; makes recommendations for system improvements where appropriate.
Plans and performs design functions associated with public water and sanitarysewer projects, including preparing preliminary estimates of materials and job costs.
Performs studies of inflow and infiltration (I/I) utilizing flow monitoring data and field inspections; analyzes data and makes recommendations for the reduction of inflow and infiltration within sections of existing sanitary sewer lines.
Reviews water and sewer construction plans for compliance with Athens-Clarke County standards and evaluates existing and proposed water and sewer line capabilities.
Prepares and reveiws drawings for departmental projects by the use of computer-aided design software.
Performs computer aided analysis of proposed water system additions and modifications.
Develops, maintains and analyzes computer model of the sanitary sewer system.
Develops water and sanitary sewer system layouts and additions, in accordance with plans and specifications.
Prepares drawings and permit applications requests for the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Reviews final plats and easements and makes recommendations regarding water and sewer service.
Assists in writing specifications and bids documents,
Assists with project rights of way and easements acquisition.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of the Athens-Clarke County and the operations and functions of the Transportation and Public Works Department or Public Utilities depending on area of assignment.
Knowledge of practices, policies and procedures as necessary in the completion of daily responsibilities.
Knowledge of land surveying principles, hydraulics, and methods of construction cost estimation.
Knowledge of computer applications for hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, and various word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
Knowledge of the scheduling and planning principles of construction.
Knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices, and of methods used to formulate, evaluate, and administer public works construction projects.
Knowledge of roadway and drainage construction materials, costs, and structures.
Knowledge in developing and administering operations and staff plans and objectives for the expedience and effectiveness of specific duties of the position.
Knowledge of all applicable laws, ordinances, policies, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the job.
Knowledge of the scheduling and planning principles of projects in the Transportation & Public Works Department or Public Utilities.
Knowledge of reading and implementing plans, construction drawings and specifications.
Knowledge and skill needed to operate various computer applications, equipment and machinery including a utility vehicle, computer, printer, plotter, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, two-way radio, and telephone.
Knowledge of and proficient with computers.
Knowledge of erosion and sediment and control best management practices.
Skill in organizational, management, human relations, and technical techniques.
Ability to keep abreast of any changes in policy, methods, operations, budgetary and equipment needs, etc., as they pertain to departmental operations and activities.
Ability to develop and administer policies, procedures, plans and activities and to monitor performance of subordinates against measured established goals.
Ability to develop and implement long-term goals for the department in order to promote effectiveness and efficiency.
Ability to read and implement plans, construction drawings and specifications.
Ability to manage projects, supervise, and conduct effective oral and written communication.
Ability to communicate and interact with subordinates, management, employees, members of the general public and all other groups involved in the activities of the Athens-Clarke County as they relate to the Transportation and Public Works Department or Public Utilities.
Ability to assemble information and make written reports and documents in a concise, clear and effective manner.
Ability to use independent judgment and discretion in managing subordinates including the handling of emergency situations, determining and deciding upon procedures to be implemented, setting priorities, maintaining standards, and resolving problems.
Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and related information.
Ability to handle required calculations using statistical calculations.
Ability to read, understand and interpret personnel and financial reports and related materials.
Ability to use a variety of engineering and surveying tools and equipment.
Ability to utilize computer software programs relevant to the position.
ADA) MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including a utility vehicle, computer, printer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, two-way radio, and telephone. Must be able to use body members to work, move, or carry objects or materials. This position requires: walking, standing, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, seeing, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those of medium work.
DATA CONCEPTION: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to, or divergent from, obvious standards) of data, people, or things.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to hear, speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving/receiving assignments and/or directions to/from co-workers, assistants or supervisors.
LANGUAGE ABILITY: Requires the ability to read a variety of engineering publications, reference texts, design manuals, equipment training manuals, contract documents, construction plans, preliminary and final plats, maps, graphs, ordinances, regulations, and related informational documentation, directions, instructions, methods, and procedures. Requires the ability to prepare letters, memos, reports, bids, specifications, etc., using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style. Requires the ability to speak to individuals and/or to groups of people with poise, voice control, and confidence.
INTELLIGENCE: Requires the ability to learn and understand relatively complex principles and techniques; to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation; and to make independent judgment in the absence of management.
VERBAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, and to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of administrative, technical or professional languages including civil engineering, legal/real estate, budgeting, and radio communications terminology.
NUMERICAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and subtract totals; multiply and divide; determine percentages; interpret graphs; perform calculations involving variables, formulas, square roots, and polynomials; perform algebraic and trigonometric operations; perform statistical calculations when necessary.
FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape visually with a variety of machinery and equipment including a utility vehicle, computer, printer, calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, two-way radio, and telephone.
MOTOR COORDINATION: Requires the ability to coordinate hands, fingers, and eyes accurately in using equipment. Requires the ability to use the keyboard, lift, bend, push, and pull objects or materials using body parts as the position necessitates.
MANUAL DEXTERITY: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as engineering equipment, automated office equipment, office supplies, computer supplies, survey equipment, and drafting instruments. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have moderate levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
COLOR DISCRIMINATION: May require the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color.
INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under moderate stress when confronted with an emergency.
PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (Talking – expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words). (Hearing – perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to communicate via telephone, two-way radio.
Internal Number: 2020-U051
About Athens-Clarke County Unified Government
Athens-Clarke County has a rich history that dates back to the very beginnings of the United States. The University of Georgia was founded in 1785 as the nation’s first land-grant institution. Clarke County was established in 1801 and named after Elijah Clarke, a Revolutionary War hero, and Athens was established as a town in 1805. Athens was named by John Milledge, later governor of Georgia, after Athens, Greece, the center of learning in the classical world and home to the academies of Plato and Aristotle.
In 1990, the citizens of the City of Athens and Clarke County voted to unify their governments. In doing so, Athens-Clarke County became the second consolidated government in Georgia and the 28th in the nation.
Athens was founded and continues to serve the state of Georgia as a place of higher learning. Its roots and growth have withheld through multiple wars, times of reconstruction, and times of peace. Many landmarks stand throughout the Athens area, each one telling a story of Athens’ unique history. Athens-Clarke County is dedicated to protecting its history by preserving and celebrating its character.
There are 40 nationally registered sites and 16 nationally regi...stered districts on the National Register of Historic Places, 12 local historic districts, and 41 individual local historic landmarks in Athens-Clarke County.