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BACKGROUND: The City of Clarkston is located in central-west DeKalb County, near regional destinations such as Stone Mountain and is a fifteen-minute drive from the City of Atlanta. Clarkston has remained a small town throughout the years. The City recently moved to a city-manager form of government and seeks an experienced and self-motivated city engineering professional to develop and manage all aspects of the city’s engineering functions. The position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to develop systems and procedures to achieve a high level of proficiency within the assigned area of responsibility. There also exists an opportunity to gain experience across other discipline areas and pursue a strategic growth plan under the direction of the Planning & Development Director.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under broad supervision and direction from the Planning and Development Director, this position performs professional and technical engineering duties for the City; performs administrative duties in planning and coordinating the operation of the city’s engineering services;
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheets, database, and computer-aided-design software; standard drafting tools; surveying equipment; traffic counting equipment; motor vehicle; mobile phone.
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.
Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities.
Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers, and various pieces of office equipment.
While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is frequently required to lift, move or carry objects up to 40 pounds; may utilize feet and legs or hands and arms; maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or navigating narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces; bend body downward and forward by bending spine and legs; move about on hands and knees or hands and feet; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; and to reach with hands and arms.
While performing the essential functions of this position the employee may be exposed to fumes, gases, odors, or airborne particles; toxic or caustic substances; excessive noise; extreme temperatures; and dampness, wetness and humidity.
Must meet the successful completion of the pre-employment process which includes oral interview, background check, criminal records and traffic history check, medical and drug screening, polygraph evaluation, and/or voice stress, valid State of Georgia Driver’s License; equivalent combination of education and experience.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from a college with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and eight (8) years as a Senior Civil Engineer or Civil Engineer II, at least four (4) of which must have been in a supervisory position, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must possess Georgia Professional Engineer License or be able to obtain within six months of hire date; must possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Extensive knowledge of civil engineering and engineering survey and design; working knowledge of drafting, thorough knowledge of construction; working knowledge of computer applications to engineering.
Thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to Storm Water Drainage Systems. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public works engineering and Storm Water Drainage System operations.
Ability to direct the work of others; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other divisions, and the public; ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
Must have thorough knowledge of engineering as applied to the methods and practices essential to storm drainage management, sidewalk and street construction, environmental permission, coastal zone management, water and sewage operations facilities, transportation planning, and traffic operations.
COMPENSATION: Depending upon qualifications.
Interested applicants may submit applications to the City Clerk, Tomika R. Mitchell, via this online portal: https://www.cognitoforms.com/CityOfClarkstonGA/EmploymentApplication
This position is open until filled.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The City of Clarkston is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, or any other class or status protected by law.
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You understand that any misrepresentation or material omission made by you on this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this application or immediate termination of employment if you are employed, whenever it may be discovered.
No unsolicited letters, emails, telephone calls, or in-person submission will be considered in fairness to other potential candidates for this position.
The City of Clarkston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.