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Plans and directs the design and construction of all municipal infrastructure. Works under the general policy direction of the Public Service Director with independent responsibility for the Engineering Bureau functions.
Plans and directs the design of highways and freeways, sanitary, storm, and combined sewers, bridges, public buildings, parks, the water reclamation facility, sidewalks, street lighting, public works maintenance and improvement projects, and urban renewal projects. Bureau design responsibility includes types, locations, layouts, materials, clearances, widths, grades, drainage studies, plans, specifications, cost estimates, project surveying, easement details, and property acquisition. In design projects assigned to consultant engineers, oversees and approves design and planning. Recommends contract award. Plans and directs construction administration including layout, inspection, testing of materials, contractor estimates, and final approval. Establishes standards and construction specific actions for public and private engineering. Directs the establishment and maintenance of a wide variety of legal and engineering records, plats, maps, and utilities data. Maintains constant official contact with federal, state, and other local governmental officials, developers, consultants, contractors, suppliers, utility company representatives, the press and other news media, and the general public. Through subordinate managers, directs the activities of a large and diverse engineering design, inspection, surveying, materials testing, and administrative staff. Drives to meetings and job sites. Performs related work as required.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a baccalaureate degree in engineering or construction technology. A minimum of five years of paid management level experience in the planning, design and construction of civil engineering projects. Registration as a professional engineer in the State of Ohio or eligibility for prompt completion of registration after appointment. Possession of a valid State of Ohio driver's license.
Extensive knowledge of the techniques and practices of civil engineering, planning, design, and construction administration. Knowledge of the processes involved with the operation and maintenance of combined sewer overflow projects. Extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, codes, ordinances, and engineering specifications and design standards governing or bearing on comprehensive civil engineering, contract administration, and public works funding. Extensive knowledge of management principles. Extensive knowledge of planning techniques and how they relate to civil engineering projects.
Ability to plan and manage the City Engineering Bureau function. Ability to effectively negotiate with federal and state regulators. Exceptional ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative relationships with consultants, contractors, utility company representatives, suppliers, developers, other City divisions, and federal, state, and municipal agencies. Exceptional ability to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
List of essential job functions available upon request.
Competitive Examination Process
The selection process will consist of a competitive examination with credit for education and experience. A passing score must be obtained on the competitive examination in order to receive credit for education and experience. TEST WEIGHTS: Competitive Examination 70%, Education 20%, Experience 10%.
Candidates must meet the qualifications and requirements listed in the announcement at the time of examination and at the time of appointment.
NOTE: The competitive examination may be suspended if shown to be impractical because of an insufficient number of qualified candidates. The candidates will then be ranked in a standard manner based on 70% for qualifying, 20% for education, and 10% for experience.
Since this examination is posted on a combined basis, two separate eligibility lists will be generated with promotional candidates considered before open candidates.
RESIDENCY: Candidates who have been resident citizens within the corporate limits of the City of Akron for at least one year immediately prior to the examination and who continue to reside within the corporate limits of the City of Akron throughout the remainder of the selection process will have 5 points added to their passing grades. VETERANS: A veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States, honorably discharged from active duty, desiring a bonus of 5 points added to his/her passing grade, must submit proof of discharge in the form of a DD-214 with application.
DRIVER’S LICENSE: An applicant having a valid driver's license from another state will be accepted conditionally provided that, if selected, an Ohio Driver's License must be obtained prior to appointment. Candidates having six or more points on their driving record at the time of appointment will be disqualified from further consideration.
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