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Civil Engineer - USDA Rural Development

The USDA Rural Development Civil Engineer performs assignments requiring professional experience/technical competence in civil engineering activities, procedures, principles, techniques, and evaluations. The purpose is to provide advisory/technical services in the engineering, planning and design process and engineering, environmental and architectural management services for projects financed by Rural Development programs. Projects financed by Rural Development programs include but are not limited to public water systems, municipal wastewater systems, storm water improvements, solid waste management, essential community facilities such as hospital and health care facilities, public safety facilities, educational and cultural facilities, public buildings and infrastructure. 


The Civil Engineer position is a GS-12, with a salary range of $76,721 to $99,741


The duty station may be located at any of Iowa RD’s 11 offices: Des Moines, Iowa Falls, Waverly, Tipton, Mount Pleasant, Albia, Indianola, Atlantic, Le Mars, Storm Lake or Humboldt


Additional information about this position can be found on LinkedIn or USAJOBS


Anyone who is interested is encouraged to send their resume to Iowa RD Community Programs Director Kate Sand at kate.sand@usda.gov for consideration.


                                                         An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Civil Engineer Technician I - City of Ankeny

The City of Ankeny is seeking applicants for the fulltime position of Civil Engineering Technician I within the Public Works - Roadway Division.

Starting salary is $28.73 - $33.26 per hour depending on qualification, plus excellent benefits.  

Applications must be received by Sunday, June 21, 2020. Interested candidates should apply online and attach a resume and cover letter expressing interest and qualifications. Pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check required.

To advance in the hiring process, you must pass a civil service exam to be administered to all qualified applicants - date TBD. Additional information will be emailed following submittal of your application.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Functions under the supervision of the Civil Engineer II and Public Works Engineering Manager positions.

  • Performs topographic survey, construction staking, construction observation, and materials testing for public infrastructure projects in accordance with the contract documents.
  • Gathers both field and office data to assist in determining the locations for the City's annual pavement preservation, rehabilitation, and reconstruction projects.
  • Attends pre-construction meetings, weekly construction meetings, and project walkthrough meetings for capital improvement projects.
  • Maintains project field books, performs field measurements, quantifies bid items, and prepares payment applications and change orders.
  • Prepares engineering plans and cost estimates for public infrastructure projects including street and utility improvements in accordance with Statewide Urban Design and Specifications (SUDAS) and City of Ankeny standards and codes.
  • Participates in the in-house engineering design and preparation of construction documents for capital improvement projects including plans, specifications, cost estimates, and bidding documents.
Entry Requirements and Skills
  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Civil Engineering Technology or related field.
  • Shall possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license issued by the State of Iowa.
  • Entry-level knowledge of modern principles and practices of public works, civil engineering, and municipal utilities operations and maintenance.
  • Basic knowledge of computer aid drafting (CAD), geographic information systems (GIS), and surveying principles.
  • Ability to communicate and cooperate with co-workers, contractors, and the general public.
REQUIRED SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: 
Shall possess the following certifications (or be able to obtain within six (6) months).
  • Iowa DOT – Level I Portland Cement Concrete (PCC)
  • Iowa DOT – Aggregate Technician
Working Conditions
  • Works in both a typical office and construction field environment.
  • Periodically called during off-hours to respond to citizen and construction related inquires.
  • Climbs and walks over uneven terrain.
  • Required to work in adverse weather conditions for a period of time.
  • Must keep regular and reliable attendance at work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Work requires the occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force.
  • Must be insurable.
  • Must be sighted.
  • Must be able to hear normal conversation.
  • Must be able to speak clearly at normal rate of conversation.
  • Must be able to kneel, squat, and walk.
  • Must be able to move up and down ladders and stairs.

An Equal Opportunity Employer
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Civil Engineer Technician I, Stormwater - City of Ankeny

The City of Ankeny is seeking applicants for the fulltime position of Engineering Technician I - Stormwater within the Public Works Division.

Starting salary is $28.73 - $33.26 per hour depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits.  

Applications must be received by Sunday, June 21, 2020. Interested candidates should apply online. Pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check required.

To advance in the hiring process, you must pass a civil service exam to be administered to all qualified applicants - date TBD. Additional information will be emailed following submittal of your application.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Inspects construction sites to determine compliance with stormwater pollution prevention plans, to advise on sediment and erosion control measures, to note deficiencies, and to maintain project logs
  • Investigates, conducts studies, and reports findings on drainage complaints. Maintains a drainage complaint file
  • Investigates, conducts studies, reports findings, and initiates enforcement to eliminate illicit discharges to the City's storm sewer system
  • Interprets and explains ordinances, codes, and regulations to contractors, homeowners, and interested parties
  • Inspects projects for maintenance work required by post-construction site runoff policies
  • Attends and assists with pre-construction conferences and walk-throughs
  • Assists engineering staff with research and studies on a variety of engineering tasks
  • Assists other departments and divisions during emergencies and performs related duties as assigned
Entry Requirements and Skills
  • Associates/Technical degree in Civil Engineering or related field; or have an equivalent amount of related work experience substituted at the rate of two (2) years of experience for one (1) year of education
  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and practices of municipal public works construction
  • Ability to do survey work; to make moderately complex field and office engineering computations
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications
  • Ability to communicate ideas to others; to communicate and cooperate with co-workers, contractors, and the general public
  • Shall possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license issued by the State of Iowa
REQUIRED SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: 
Shall possess one of the following certifications (or be able to obtain within six (6) months)
  • EnviroCert CESSWI In-Training certificate
  • Iowa Certified Construction Site Pollution Prevention Inspector (ICCSPPI) certificate through the Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership (ISWEP)
  • Level I NICET certificate in Erosion and Sediment Control (through re-certification)
Working Conditions
  • Works in both a typical office and construction field environment
  • Periodically called during off-hours to respond to citizen and construction related inquires
  • Climbs and walks over uneven terrain
  • Required to work in adverse weather conditions for a period of time
  • Must keep regular and reliable attendance at work
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Work requires the occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force
  • Must be insurable
  • Must be sighted
  • Must be able to hear normal conversation
  • Must be able to speak clearly at normal rate of conversation
  • Must be able to kneel, squat, and walk
  • Must be able to move up and down ladders and stairs

An Equal Opportunity Employer
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Structural Design Engineer - Sebern Structural Services


Contact Kari at kari@sebernss.com to apply.