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Organization:  City of Boulder Public Works
Job Category:  Engineering and Technology
Construction Management
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Colorado (CO)
City:  Boulder
Post Code:  80302
Salary and Benefits:  $61,600-$93,850 Annually (DOQ)

Overall Job Objective 

Under general supervision, to lead, coordinate, and perform public works development review activities; to work with the public on flood management, wetland protection, water, wastewater, drainage, transportation and right-of-way issues; and to perform related duties as required.

Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Coordinates, manages, reviews, and approves development applications, subdivisions, site plans, engineering construction drawings, hydrologic, hydraulic and transportation studies, floodplain and wetland development permits, emergency management plans, and traffic control plans. This includes the following:
• Independently analyzes engineering studies to determine whether studies are accurate and based on appropriate assumptions, and to determine if design is adequate, and code requirements are met.
• Reviews development applications to ensure compliance with city codes, ordinances, design criteria, standard specifications, policies, master plans, and standard engineering practices.
• Performs complex engineering calculations, consults reference materials (codes, design manuals, computer software programs) and sketches designs to determine accuracy of engineering and offer recommendations for revisions.
• Reviews and processes floodplain and wetlands mapping adoptions, revisions, and amendments.
• Develops and implements long-range plans for the Floodplain and Wetlands Program.
• Reviews and assists in preparing development agreements, easement and right-of-way dedications, and vacation requests.
• Assists in administering the National Flood Insurance Program.
• Provides support for the City in technical floodplain management and assessment as part of the Early Flood Warning Program in Emergency Preparedness.
• Interacts with professional engineers and planners to discuss and resolve design related problems.
• Prepares development review comments, reports, drawings and information packets concerning development applications for applicants, consultants, developers, the public, City staff, Planning Board, City Council, and other public entities as required. Modifies information as requested.
• Maintains related files and records for individual development applications.

2. Interacts extensively with the public and others including applicants, the public, developers, engineering consultants, city staff, and other governmental agencies on public works issues. This includes the following:
• Resolves conflicts and revisions with development review applications.
• Investigates complaints, performs field visits, and resolves problems related to design and public works infrastructure.
• Responds to public inquiries.
• Provides information, determines requirements, and makes recommendations regarding fees, ordinances, codes, design standards, policies, and specifications for public works.
• Completes flood information requests to determine flood zones for building permit issuance and insurance purposes.
• Serves as primary engineering technical liaison to the Planning Board, community groups, and others concerned with development review issues.

3. Acts as Public Works Development Review Manager in the Manager's absence.

4. Updates job knowledge regarding development review and engineering design methods, standards, City land use and public works regulations, and the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan and associated master plans on an ongoing basis. Remains aware of and is sensitive to community issues impacting the development review process.

5. Researches legal documents, surveys, construction drawings and as-builts, grants or dedications, development agreements and historical development/project records for information related to easements, ordinances, property ownership, public improvements, and reimbursements. Maintains related records.

6. Assists as required in the review and development of City Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) and maintenance projects. Provides related research, design recommendations, and analysis.

7. Other:
• Performs related duties as required to meet the needs of the city.
• Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment. Uses all required safety equipment and follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures. Reports all accidents and damage to city property.
• Responsible for knowing and complying with all city and department policies; participating in professional trainings and development; and adhering to attendance and workplace attire policies.

Generally, duties and responsibilities are listed from most to least critical or time consuming.

The City of Boulder is committed to service excellence for an inspired future and the following values:
• Customer service - We are dedicated to exceeding the expectations of our community and our co-workers by demonstrating consistent and professional service with a solution-oriented approach
• Respect - We champion diversity and welcome individual perspectives, backgrounds and opinions. We are open-minded and treat all individuals with respect and dignity.
• Integrity - We are stewards of the public's trust and are committed to service that is transparent and consistent with city regulations and policies. We are honorable, follow through on our commitments and accept responsibility.
• Collaboration - We are committed to organizational success and celebrate our shared dedication to public service. We believe community collaboration and the sum of our individual contributions leads to great results.
• Innovation - We promote a forward-thinking environment that supports creativity, calculated risks and continuous improvement. We embrace change and learn from others in order to deliver leading edge service.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience with a minimum two years education. A minimum of four years of civil engineering experience demonstrating a knowledge, understanding, and performance of related technical functions including hydrologic, hydraulic, transportation, and traffic analysis and design. Demonstrated ability to read and interpret engineering construction drawings, surveys, plats, engineering studies and technical reports, design manuals, codes, and regulations. Effective written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare clear and concise written correspondence, reports, and recommendations, and to make public presentations. Strong interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to deal with the public on complex issues. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills. Effective organizational and time management skills. Ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision. Ability and willingness to attend occasional night meetings. Valid driver's license. Have and maintain an acceptable motor vehicle record.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS – In addition to the required minimum qualifications:
Certification as a Professional Engineer. Certified Floodplain Manager. Experience in public works infrastructure engineering including development review and code interpretation in a municipal environment. Familiarity with municipal codes and design standards. Computer experience including, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, engineering design, and analysis applications. Supervisory experience.

Supplemental Information:

WORKING CONDITIONS- Required Physical and Mental Effort, and Environmental Conditions:

Physical and Mental Effort: Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities that permits the employee to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation that permits the employee to review, evaluate and prepare a variety of written documents and materials. Sufficient manual dexterity that permits the employee to operate computer equipment and other office equipment. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, which permits the employee to work in a combination of an office setting and an outdoor construction setting, and to operate field equipment. Work may include extended periods of time viewing a computer video monitor and/ or operating a keyboard. Ability to work under stress from demanding deadlines, public contact, and changing priorities and conditions.
Work Environment: Work environment is a combination of an office environment and being outside on construction projects in various types of weather. Works in a setting subject to continuous interruptions and background noises.
Machines and equipment used include, but are not limited to the following: Frequently uses standard office equipment including personal computers, telephones, calculators and copy/fax machines, engineering scales and instrumentation, City vehicle, microfiche and microfilm reader.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Note: The above description is illustrative only. It is not meant to be all-inclusive.

I understand that nothing in this position description restricts the city's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. I also understand that this position description reflects the city's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe nor restrict the tasks that may be assigned. I further understand that this position description may be subject to change at any time.


Civil Engineer II Supplemental Questionnaire
*1. Did you attach a cover letter and resume for this position?
  Yes Yes
No No
*2. Do you have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent combination of education and/or experience with a minimum of two years education?
  Yes Yes
No No
*3. Do you have at least four years of experience in engineering, demonstrating a knowledge, understanding, and performance of related technical functions including hydrologic, hydraulic, transportation, and traffic analysis and design?
  Yes Yes
No No
*4. Do you have a current registration as a Colorado Professional Engineer (PE) or ability to transfer a current registration within one year to the State of Colorado?
  Yes Yes
No No
*5. Are you currently certified as a Floodplain Manager or have the ability to transfer a current certification within one year to the State of Colorado?
  Yes Yes
No No
*6. Please rate your proficiency with engineering construction drawings, surveys, plats, engineering studies and technical reports, design manuals, codes, and regulations.
  None None
Beginner Beginner
Intermediate Intermediate
Advanced Advanced
*7. Please describe your experience with municipal codes and design standards.
*8. Please describe your customer service philosophy.

* Required Question

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