The City of Worthington is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant City Engineer. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual pursuing the rewarding challenges presented in municipal engineering services of a growing and thriving mid-sized city of 13,500. Worthington is southwest Minnesota’s commercial, industrial and agricultural regional center.
In addition to the Assistant City Engineer, the Engineering Department includes the Director of Engineering and Public Works, two engineering technicians, a GIS/CAD technician, an assessment accountant and an administrative secretary with an administrative budget of $400,000.
Worthington’s infrastructure includes:
JBS has a swine processing facility in Worthington employing more than 2,000 locally. JBS is the world leader in providing meat protein including beef, pork, poultry and lamb. The Worthington facility processes 20,000 hogs a day and is currently constructing an 180,000 square foot addition.
Worthington is home to beautiful Lake Okabena, a 750 acre recreation and fishing gem. Ten parks dot its shores with public access for boating, swimming, fishing, concerts and playgrounds. Biking and walking trails encircle the lake.
Worthington Public Schools has a K-12 enrollment of 3,185. Facilities include K-4 Prairie Elementary, 5-8 Worthington Middle School, 9-12 Worthington High School, and the Area Learning Center. An intermediate grade school is currently under construction that will be home to grades 3-5 in the near future. Private grade schools include Worthington Christian (K-8) and St. Mary’s (K-6). Worthington is also home to Minnesota West Community and Technical College, a member of the Minnesota State College and University system.
Worthington has two primary health care clinics; one owned and operated by the Sanford Health System and the other by the Avera Health System. We are also home to Worthington Sanford Health Hospital, a secondary care facility, and the Sanford Health Cancer Center.
A local option sales tax was initiated in January with Legislative authority to collect up to $25 million over the next 15 years. The revenue will be used to fund quality of life amenities. Projects currently underway include facility improvements in a number of parks, construction of an indoor turf field house, and expansion of the City’s outdoor aquatic center. Future projects include improvements to the ice arena, lake water quality improvements and expansion of Ehlers Park.
Like many communities throughout Minnesota, Worthington has a housing shortage. The City has stepped forward and is currently developing a 50 acre subdivision that will accommodate approximately 98 single-family move-up and executive lots. Engineering work on a second subdivision is underway that will have 18 starter home lots. Renovation of the Historic Thompson Hotel building continues that will house 40 workforce apartments and the City recently signed a development agreement for the construction of a 40 unit upscale market rate apartment building on land currently owned by the City.
The City recently completed construction of a five screen state of the art stadium seating movie theater. A movie theater was the most requested amenity brought forward by our residents during our State of the City listening sessions conducted two years ago. Unfortunately, the pandemic has delayed its opening due to the delay in the release of new films by the major studios. The opening is planned for the spring of 2021.
Worthington is rich in culture as one of the most diverse cities in Minnesota. A stroll down our main street presents offerings of Latino, Asian and African fares. Home to more than 30 languages, Worthington offers a truly international experience generally found in only the largest of urban settings.
If this opportunity presents the professional and personal challenges you are seeking, please complete our application packet or feel free to direct any questions to City Administrator Steve Robinson, 507-360-9715.
Salary Range: $71,144 - $96,254
To apply for the City Engineer position, please complete the City of Worthington Application (http://www.ci.worthington.mn.us/employment-opportunities) and submit with cover letter and resume’ to:
firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to ATTN: HR Assistant 507-372-8630 or mail to:
City of Worthington
PO BOX 279
Worthington, MN 56187
Applications accepted until position is filled with first consideration given to application packets received by Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 5:00 pm.
CITY OF WORTHINGTON
JOB TITLE: Assistant City Engineer CLASSIFICATION: E-5
DIVISION: Engineering DATE APPROVED: 4-13-21
This is a working-supervisor type position involving the implementation of approved capital improvement projects for the city.
Work involves work in and supervision over survey work, preparation of construction drawings and specifications and administration and inspection of construction projects. Work involves considerable need for independent work and judgement with consultation as necessary with supervisor.
Reports to: Director of Engineering and Public Works
Coordinates with: Public Works Superintendent; Private and Public Utilities; Water, Waste Water and Electric Superintendents, MnDOT
Supervises: Engineering Technicians, CAD/GIS Technician, part-time or seasonal workers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serves on various employee or other committees as assigned.
Attends seminars and workshops related to or relevant to the duties of the position.
Motorized vehicles, computers (Microsoft Office Programs, AutoCAD 3D Design, Arc Map software), drafting, GPS and Robotic Total Station surveying equipment, field testing equipment and office equipment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to sit for long periods of time; and at times is required to walk (often on an irregular surface), climb, stoop, crouch, stand, talk and hear.
The employee may be required to lift/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 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.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works an 8-hour day in an office setting. The employee may work at times other than or in addition to normal working hours in outside weather conditions inspecting projects.
The noise level of the work environment will vary from quiet to extreme.
department or a consulting firm working in areas of municipal engineering.
software (ArcMap), and experience with surveying equipment and techniques (GPS and
robotic total station).
No certification required. Must have and maintain a valid Driver’s License.