Employment
Grundy County
Civil Engineer Technician
County of Grundy--Job Posting
Date of Posting: May 14, 2018
Applications Accepted Until: Posted until filed
Job Title: Civil Engineering Technician
Employee Status: Full-Time, 40 Hours/wk, Exempt
Union Affiliation: N/A
Pay range: $45,000-$55,000

SUMMARY:
Responsible for preparing drawings and specifications for county and township road and bridge construction projects. Supervise and inspect construction of county and township road projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Prepare contract documents utilizing Word and Excel for county and township road and bridge construction projects.
• Inspect road and bridge work performed by contractors for compliance with plans and specifications.
• Measure constructed quantities, prepare pay estimates and necessary documentation as related to construction projects.
• Correspond with township highway commissioners and contractors in person and through letters and email.
• Reports directly to the County Engineer.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.
• Minimum 2 year of construction/highway experience.
• Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Adobe.
• Valid Driver’s License required.
• Have ability to add subtract, multiple and divide in units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Compute rate, ratio, percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
• Must speak and write in English fluently.
• Must have good communication skills with others both verbal and written.
• Able to work with elected officials, other public agency officials, and contractors.
• Handle administrating multiple projects at the same time.
• Willing to learn additional skills as required for the position.
• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
• Ability to access problems involving several variables in standardized situations.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Associates degree or equal in engineering or engineering related field.
2. 3+ years of construction/highway experience
3. IDOT or other local agency highway experience
4. Ability to read and interpret construction drawings
5. Ability to create construction drawings using AutoCad
6. Knowledge of typical road and bridge construction practices
7. Construction site layout experience
8. Knowledge of construction site safety
9. Basic understanding of IDOT design policies and standards
10. Other IDOT Certification – (concrete testing, bridge inspection, asphalt testing and/or inspection, etc.)


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be able to lift/carry up to 50 lbs. Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must be able to walk across rough terrain. Must be able to walk up and down steep slopes. Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions.

Any qualified applicant with a disability and requiring reasonable assistance or accommodation to the application and/or inter- view process should notify the HR Department.

TO APPLY: Candidates must meet the minimum requirements of the position in order to be considered.

Send resume and salary requirements to HR@grundyco.org with “Civil Engineering Technician” in the subject of the email, or mail to Grundy County Administration, 1320 Union Street, Morris, IL 60450.

No phone calls please.




Washington County
County Engineer
Washington County Engineer
The County Board of Washington County, Illinois is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of County Engineer. The position requires the engineer to plan, budget, direct
and coordinate various activities of the County Highway Department as defined in the Illinois Highway Code 605 ICLS 5/5-205
Qualifications:
Applicant must meet the statutory requirements of the Illinois Highway Code 605 ICLS 5/5-201. This includes holding a valid Professional Engineer License and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with at least two years of practical experience in civil and
highway engineering. The applicant must also hold a valid driver’s license and be an approved NBIS Program Manager or have the ability to obtain such certification for bridge inspection. The individual should be familiar with IDOT and FHWA policies and procedures. Strong computer/technology skills, communication skills, accounting and
budgeting skills with an administrative background are needed. Experience in
managing construction projects and being able to effectively interact with hourly field and office staff as well as local and state officials is desired.
Salary:
Salary range $76,200 to $95,200 based on experience and qualifications
To Apply:
Cover letters, resumes, professional certification should be provided to the Road and Bridge Committee of the Washington County board through
sarah.whipple@washingtonco.illinois.gov. The target date for submission will be November 16, 2018.




Grundy County
Civil Engineer
Grundy County
Job Title: Civil Engineer Department: Highway
Reports to: County Engineer
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary Range: $55,000 – $70,000
Last Date Reviewed: December 2018
SUMMARY
Responsible for the design and on-site construction of county and township road and bridge projects.
REQUIRED DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES including but not limited to the following:
1. Prepare plans and specifications for county and township projects.
2. Inspects, reviews and evaluates fieldwork performed by contractors as to ensure conformance with plans and specifications.
3. Coordinates construction schedules.
4. Interprets plans and specifications for highway and bridge construction projects.
5. Measures and approves work performed by contractors for processing of payments to contractor. Prepare pay estimates in accordance with county and IDOT standards.
6. Have knowledge of Illinois Department of Transportation requirements and specifications relating to the preparation of reports, plans, and proposals.
7. Consult with Township Highway Commissioners in providing advice, estimating, design, specifications and supervision services for township road projects.
8. Supervise construction inspection of county and township bridges. Test concrete used in bridge construction for air content using air meter. Prepare concrete test cylinders and break cylinders using county’s concrete compression testing machine.
9. Coordinate design of county and township bridges with bridge design consultants.
10. Maintain a current list of construction projects on the county website.
11. Maintain a current bridge posting list and map on the county website.
12. Performs other duties as required or assigned.
DESIRED DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
13. Act as Bridge Program Manager. This position requires IDOT certification and oversees the inspection of all county and township bridges. Coordinates biennial bridge inspections with county consultant.
14. Perform special inspection of bridges when inspection cycle is less than two years. Performing special bridge inspections require IDOT certification.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college. A minimum of five years of experience performing roadway and/or bridge design and construction inspection. Proficient use of AutoCad software desired. Proficient use of Word and Excel software programs required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Driver’s License (Required)
IDOT Bridge Inspection Certificate (Desired)
Professional Engineer License (Desired)
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustration of the various types of work that will be performed. The qualifications and physical demands are representative of those that must be met for successful job performance. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and requirements for the job change.




Stark County
County Engineer
STARK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

STARK COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

Stark County is seeking applicants for the part-time position of County Engineer

Must meet the statutory requirements of 605 ILCS 5/5-201. Applicant must pass the Examination for County Engineer exam prior to the County Board hiring the candidate. Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited College or University. Must have a civil engineering background with at least five years practical experience in civil and highway engineering including highway construction and maintenance experience. Must be registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois disciplined in Transportation, Roadway and Bridge Construction, Construction Layout, Land Surveying. Experience in FHWA & IDOT Policies and Procedures. Must pass NBIS Program Manager Qualifications for the certification to perform bridge inspections as well as be familiar with the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) published by the U.S. DOT/Federal Highway Administration. Knowledge of traffic operation/drainage design & maintenance/site development review. As defined in the Illinois Highway Code 065 ICLS 5/5-205, the County Engineer positions requires the engineer to plan, organize, direct, coordinate and manage various activities of the County Highway Department consisting of, but not limited to, highway and bridge construction projects, maintenance and repair of roadways and ditches along county highways, maintenance of roadway signage, vehicle and equipment maintenance, and permits for overweight or oversized vehicles. The County Engineer oversees a staff of 3 employees and manages Stark County Highway budget, as well as upon request provides advice and assistance on a timely basis to the 8 Township Road Commissioners. Must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily with honesty, accessibility, dignity, and a willingness to represent Stark County and the citizens in a respectful manner. Knowledge of computer software - such as ICORS, GIS, etc/Technology skills desirable. Must live in Stark County/Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

APPLY TO & FOR COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION:
Stark County Clerk, P.O. Box 97, 130 West Main Street, Toulon, IL 61483 OR
www.starkcountyillinois.com

DEADLINE: Resumes will be accepted through January 29, 2019.




Whiteside County
Civil Engineer
Date of Posting: January 2, 2019
Applications Accepted Until: Posted until filled
Job Title: Civil Engineer
Employee Status: Full-Time, 40 Hours/wk
Union Affiliation: None

Pay: Commensurate with experience

SUMMARY:
Responsible for planning, organizing, supervising, and coordinating the preliminary engineering and construction administrative support functions of the County Highway Department under the administrative direction of the County Engineer. Work involves performing a variety of responsible administrative or engineering work, requiring the application of professional engineering principles and practices. Work is performed with considerable independence according to Illinois Department of Transportation standards and specifications, professional engineering standards, county policies and procedures, as well as from discussions of overall departmental goals and objectives with the County Engineer. Work involves preparing and reviewing engineering plans and specifications for road-related construction and maintenance projects. Responsibilities involve planning, overseeing, and directing the activities of professional, technical, laboring, and administrative support personnel. Work is reviewed by the County Engineer for results in achieving departmental goals and objectives and conformance to professional engineering standards and specifications. Responsible for general oversight of post-closure maintenance operation of the closed Whiteside County Landfill in coordination with the County’s landfill consultants.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Serves to assist the County Engineer to ensure, through departmental staff and contract service providers, the proper and efficient design construction and maintenance of County and Road District highways/roads, bridges and drainage facilities;
• Performs, supervises, and oversees the design and development of plans, specifications and cost estimates for the construction of County and Road District highways/roads, bridges and major drainage projects.
• Oversees and manages contracts under construction.
• Coordinates assigned activities with other entities and the public.
• Conducts inspections of county highways/roads and bridges.
• Responsible for general oversight and day-to-day maintenance decisions regarding the closed landfill.
• Is in charge of the County Highway Department in the County Engineer’s absence.
• Responds to citizen complaints.
• Prepares all necessary forms and applications for Federal projects and grants.
• Oversees and provides guidance and direction to departmental employees engaged in various stages of construction and maintenance projects.
• Serves as survey crew member or chief; operates survey equipment to obtain data for drafting and design of roadways and related projects; records field notes and makes drawings and calculations in field book; participates in various survey crew activities, as needed
• Assists in conducting inspections of county and township roads, subdivision streets, bridges and contract construction work to evaluate existing conditions and to ensure quality of work; oversees and coordinates contract road paving and bridge projects; collects samples of materials, performs concrete tests as needed.
• Sets lines and grades on construction or maintenance projects.
• Performs bi-annual bridge inspections for County and Township Bridges. Performs QC/QA tests for concrete work.
• Performs related work as required.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and abilities required.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited program.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience as a practicing engineer on road and/or bridge projects for a private consultant or at a public agency.
• Ability to competently use HEC-RAS, HY-8, Microstation or AutoCAD, Microsoft Office and Adobe.
• Valid Driver’s License
• Being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
• Ability to maintain composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations, especially when dealing with the public.
• Have a cooperative attitude in working with others, both co-workers and others, and supportive of a “team” concept.
• Being honest and ethical.
• Being capable of guiding oneself (self-starter) with little or no supervision and depending on oneself to get things done and a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
• Being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
• Ability to accept constructive criticism and deal calmly and effectively with difficult situations.
• Ability to plan, oversee, direct and evaluate the work of professional, technical and maintenance personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• IDOT Documentation Certification
• Certification by IDOT as Inspector or Team Leader for NBIS Program
• Experience using AASHTOWare Bridge Rating Program
• Experience in bridge design, including hydraulics

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be able to lift/carry up to 50 lbs. Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must be able to walk across rough terrain. Must be able to walk up and down steep slopes. Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions.

TO APPLY: Candidates must meet the minimum requirements of the position in order to be considered.

Send resume rrenner@whiteside.org with “Civil Engineer” in the subject of the email, or mail to Whiteside County Highway Department, 18819 Lincoln Road, Morrison, IL 61270.

No phone calls please