This is professional, technical, and managerial work associated with municipal public works engineering and construction. Under general supervision, the employee in this class performs a variety of municipal design and construction engineering duties at a professional working level. A great deal of self-motivation is required. Employee is responsible for organizing and managing multiple assignments critical to the operations of the Public Works & Engineering Department and other City departments. Within a short time of employment, the incumbent is expected to attain a general working knowledge of the Department's and City’s operations, resulting in the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out work assignments. Employee may be expected to oversee the work of subordinate technical / clerical staff and/or the work of City construction / maintenance / operations crews. Work is performed under the general oversight of the Department Director and/or assigned supervisor.
Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers and various pieces of office equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move from 80 to 85 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.
Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required while surveying, collection of field data, and in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities.
The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.