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Engineering Services Manager

Division Supervisor

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Responsible for management of personnel involved in Public Works Engineering activities and management of the Engineering Services program. Prepare, review and ensure proper maintenance of public records pertaining to boundary surveys, land descriptions, partitions and subdivision plats. Oversee planning for, design, contracting, and inspection of public facility improvement projects.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Manage all engineering division employees involved with various engineering-related work activities, including instruction and training, assigning, supervising and reviewing work, scheduling projects, evaluating performance, taking and/or effectively recommending necessary personnel actions, and resolving employee complaints.

 

Complete engineering design of Public Works infrastructure projects, such as storm drain systems, water distribution and sewer collection systems, streets, bicycle lanes, bridges, retaining walls, etc.

 

Prepare bid and construction contract documents and administer Public Works contracts for various infrastructure projects including airport improvements. Review and prepare recommendations to the City Engineer for approval of Public Works improvement plans prepared by staff or other private engineers; subdivision and land partition plats in accordance with Oregon State rules and regulations. Prepare and administer emergency contracts for public works activities during emergencies.

 

Prepare and review land descriptions for property purchases, foreclosures, right-of-way and easement acquisitions. Contact and negotiate with property owners to acquire easements, water rights and right of ways for streets and utilities through purchase or through gifting.

 

Conduct research, prepare reports and provide information to commissions and the general public regarding engineering practices. Respond to questions and complaints received from the public regarding areas of responsibility. Represent the Public Works Engineering Division at Commission meetings, specifically the Traffic Safety Commission, and others as required.

 

Make recommendations to the Public Works Director/City Engineer for the Engineering Division budget.  Manage annual Engineering Division budget.

 

Ensure proper maintenance of public records pertaining to boundary surveys, land descriptions, partitions, subdivision plats, underground utilities, etc.  Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Conduct traffic studies.  Purchase materials and supplies. Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Broad knowledge of civil engineering, surveying theory and practice, and the materials, methods and techniques used in the construction, maintenance and operation of public works projects and facilities. Knowledge of employee management skills, employee relations, supervisory principles and practices. Knowledge of strength of materials, hydrology and advanced mathematics. Requires the ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, to explain technical and sometimes complex engineering practices to community members. Equivalent to a four year university education in an engineering discipline, at least two years experience in managing and supervising employees, and over four years experience in surveying and engineering, or any satisfactory combination of experience and

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of Oregon Land Surveyors License or equivalent licensing in another state with ability to acquire in Oregon within three months of appointment. Possession of valid Oregon driver's license (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Registration as Professional Engineer or Engineer-In-Training, and/or Water Rights Examiner. Knowledge of AutoCAD and GIS systems. Knowledge of office computer programs (Windows versions of word processing and spreadsheets).

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Responsible for managing 4 to 8 personnel (FTE).

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Public Works Director/City Engineer.

 

Associate Engineer

Mid-Level Supervisor

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Provide a variety of supervisory activities and management of the personnel in the Public Works Engineering division. Provide a variety of professional engineering and technical coordination. Oversee planning for, design, contracting, and inspection of public facility improvement projects. Organize and schedule transportation improvement programs. Assist in the long-term development and assessment of water, wastewater, watershed and environmental protection programs. Assist with analysis and evaluation of operational and maintenance procedures; recommend new and improved practices. Organize, schedule and assign work within the engineering division. Prepare all necessary reports, presentation materials, and miscellaneous correspondence requiring use of related computer programs.  Review, recommend and monitor related budget and expense items. Review and keep current on changes to federal and state programs for transportation, environmental programs and practices that relate to public works construction and infrastructure improvements.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Must demonstrate the ability to manage engineering division employees involved with various engineering-related work activities, including instruction and training, assigning, supervising and reviewing work, scheduling projects, evaluating performance, taking and/or effectively recommending necessary personnel actions, resolving employee complaints, and instructing subordinates in the appropriate use of materials, methods, tools and equipment, including safety measures.

 

Must be able to prepare project descriptions, requests for proposals, and contract documents, and administer consultantís design, engineering and construction work on Public Works projects for street and transportation improvements, municipal airport improvements, building construction, major sewer and water line projects and other related Public Works projects and master plan type evaluations; complete miscellaneous in-house engineering design for Public Works infrastructure projects, such as storm drain systems, water distribution and sewer collection systems, minor street improvements, bicycle lanes, etc; and prepare and administer emergency contracts for public works activities during emergencies as necessary.  Must be able to understand and recommend changes to standards for hazard mitigation, flood resistance and seismic design analysis.

 

Must be able to research, synthesize and present detailed technical information to citizen committees, respond to the public inquiries and clearly communicate Public Works issues to the public.  Must also be able to communicate issues raised by the public to department management and other staff members. Conduct research, prepare reports and provide information to commissions and the general public regarding engineering and public works infrastructure conditions and practices.  Respond to questions and complaints received from the public regarding areas of responsibility. Represent the Public Works Engineering Division at assigned Commission meetings, specifically Forest Commission and others as required. Make recommendations to the Public Works Director/City Engineer for the Engineering Division budget. Manage annual Engineering Division budget once approved.

 

Must be able and willing to observe employee activity and equipment operation for safe practices; conduct field inspections to ensure work is being completed according to design and standards; recommend appropriate improvements to operational activities; and, ensure public and other City personnel are provided notice of work plans and potential service disruptions. Must be able to provide information to public on related program activities, attend necessary meetings, sometimes requiring evening or weekend meeting attendance; and respond to citizen inquiries and complaints regarding related problems that may require 24-hour emergency response. Alert director of unusual or emergency situations and recommend appropriate responses to assess and correct problems. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Maintain technical and supervisory proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of similar responsibility. Share expertise and offer suggestions as part of the Public Works Management Team. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner. Knowledge of and proficiency in use of office computer programs (Currently using Word97 and related windows versions of power point presentation, scheduling and spreadsheet programs).

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: This position requires a broad professional knowledge of civil engineering, environmental practices, engineering design applications, and the materials, methods and techniques used in the construction, maintenance and operation of public works projects and facilities. Knowledge of employee management skills, employee relations, supervisory principles and practices. Knowledge of strength of materials, hydrology, water quality and environmental issues. Requires the ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, to explain technical and sometimes complex engineering practices to community members.  Proficiency with AutoCAD or microstation CAD software programs and design applications.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of Oregon Registration as Professional Engineer (Civil) or equivalent licensing in another state with ability to acquire in Oregon within three months of appointment. Masters of Science or Bachelors of Science degree in civil, environmental, or mechanical engineering, engineering management, or related field, at least two years experience in managing and supervising employees, and a minimum of six years experience of responsible charge of engineering work, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties. Posses and maintain valid Oregon driver's license .

 

Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge of Landesktop and GIS systems, translation as well as industry standard civil engineering design software. Registration as Water Rights Examiner.

 

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and abilities.  To successfully perform this job, the employee will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Responsible for managing 3-5 personnel (FTE).

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Public Works Director/City Engineer and/or the Engineering Services Manager.

 

Assistant Engineer

IBEW Clerical Technical Union

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Provide a variety of engineering and technical coordination within the Public Works Engineering division. Assist with planning for, design, contracting, and inspection of public facility improvement projects. Assist in the long-term development and assessment of public works infrastructure programs including water, wastewater, watershed and environmental protection, and transportation / traffic programs. Under limited direction, prepare all necessary reports, presentation materials, and miscellaneous correspondence requiring use of related computer programs. Review and keep current on changes to federal and state programs that relate to public works construction and infrastructure improvements. Provide general assistance to the division manager and the Public Works Director.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Must posses the ability to read, interpret, evaluate, and under direction, modify engineering drawings (CAD system or similar). Provide effective coordination for a variety of Public Works construction and maintenance projects; and develop required research, engineering evaluations, engineering estimates for a variety of construction projects, local improvement district assessment computations and other studies for consideration and approval.

 

Must be able to correctly prepare preliminary and final CAD (or similar) design drawings under direction of City Engineer for a variety of Public Works projects including, but not limited to, streets, storm drain, water line, sanitary sewer lines, pump stations and other related projects. May be asked to assist in developing and implementing engineering design standards. Must be able to assist in preparing design specifications and requests for proposals, prepare material quality measurements and calculations and construction estimates.

 

Must be organized, efficient, and able to assist in preparing project descriptions, requests for proposals, and contract documents, and administer consultantís design, engineering and construction work on Public Works projects. May be required to assist in preparing and administering emergency contracts for public works activities during emergencies as necessary.

 

Must be able to read and interpret engineering design drawings and provide on-site review to construction contractors. Must be able to provide expertise and direction for field changes and gain approval from Public Works Director/City Engineer or division manager.

 

Must be able to effectively research, synthesize and present detailed technical information to citizen committees, respond to the public inquiries and clearly communicate Public Works issues to the public.  Must also be able to communicate issues raised by the public to department management and other staff members. Conduct research, prepare reports and provide information to commissions and the general public regarding engineering and public works infrastructure conditions and practices.  Respond to questions and complaints received from the public regarding areas of responsibility.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

May assist or perform organizational duties for department or public meetings. Maintain technical proficiency for job functions through attending conferences, seminars, and reading technical journals/magazines and through involvement with peers. May assist with phone, counter and reception duties. Must maintain work area in professional and orderly manner.

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: Bachelorís Degree in engineering, engineering technology, surveying, construction management, environmental engineering or related field, and at least one year of technical engineering related experience or, any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job. Requires demonstrated knowledge of the practice and principles of civil and environmental engineering; knowledge of applicable statutes and regulations; knowledge of construction methods and materials; demonstrated knowledge of and proficiency in use of office computer programs (Currently using Word97 and related windows versions of power point presentation, scheduling and spreadsheet programs); demonstrated capabilities in CAD drawing and training, skills in interpretation and analysis of engineering specifications, maps and blueprints, ability to perform complex calculations and use computer programs; ability to successfully follow complex instructions; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective relations with employees and the public; work independently on assigned tasks; and solve problems.

 

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and abilities. To successfully perform this job, the employee will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Must posses and maintain valid Oregon driverís license. Registered as a Professional Engineer (Oregon), Land Surveyor, or Engineer in Training registration preferred.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

While supervision is not primarily a responsibility of this position, the employee may be responsible for coordinating and directing the work of engineering technicians, volunteers or interns.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Receives general supervision by the Associate Engineer and/or Engineering Services Manager.

 

 

Project Manager/Surveyor

IBEW Clerical Technical Union

 

PURPOSE
Perform a variety of survey and technical engineering duties including preservation of street center-line monumentation, preparation of map of survey, legal descriptions, surveyor certifications and filing of public records requiring Surveyorís seal and function as the City Surveyor in the approval of subdivision and partition plats. Performs technical engineering duties for the City with an emphasis on project inspection, computer drafting, construction cost estimating, surveying, design, and specification writing; performs technical administrative work that may include, but is not limited to, providing staff support to committees/commissions, coordinating special projects or assignments, tracking budgetary or financial data, and researching and gathering information; provides customer service at the public counter for Public Works issues; participates on or coordinates small scale and routine engineering projects; and performs other work as assigned.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Project Manager:  Incumbents perform the full range of journey level duties that are expected of a Project Manager, working with greater independence and having more decision-making authority than incumbents at the Engineering Technician level. 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Project Manager:  Receives general supervision from the Engineering Services Manager.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The duties listed below are only intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related and/or a logical assignment to the classification.
Respond to inquiries from land surveyors, contractors, engineers and the general public regarding land boundaries, land descriptions, easements and rights of way. Respond to inquiries regarding departmental activities.  Review and approve subdivision, planned community, condominium and land partition plats for compliance with state and local laws.  Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.
 
Prepare and review land descriptions for property purchases, foreclosures, right-of-way and easement acquisitions. Contact and negotiate with property owners to acquire easements, water rights and right of ways for streets and utilities through purchase or through gifting.
 
Ensure proper maintenance of public records pertaining to boundary surveys, land descriptions, partitions, subdivision plats, underground utilities, etc.  
Research and review deed records, including street rights-of-ways and easements.
Conduct construction related surveys for development of internal projects.
Perform inspections of public works construction for both City and private development projects to ensure compliance with City standards and specifications; provide a direct communication link between the contractors and the City; maintain construction logs; monitor safety requirements at construction sites; monitor and assist in sampling and testing of all construction materials including density testing of base materials, concrete and pavement surfaces, and trench backfill, as well as pressure and mandrel testing of piping systems and vacuum and hydrostatic testing of manholes; provide inspection of erosion and pollution control measures.
Provide technical support for a variety of public works projects; interpret and review public facility designs for compliance with existing codes and standards; design and draft public works construction plans using computer aided drafting (CAD) software; prepare contract documents and specifications, as well as projected construction cost estimates; prepare and maintain records and drawings of construction projects; compile data regarding vehicle crash records and traffic impact studies; prepare traffic safety evaluations.
Research and gather data for special projects as assigned; prepare reports, graphs, and data summaries; review data to identify and assess trends; maintain data in various manual and computerized systems; develop maintenance protocols and schedules for infrastructure projects.
Provide assistance to the public, contractors, and developers, in person and over the phone regarding public right-of-way and other issues; provide information, copies of maps, drawings, and other engineering documents; issue public works permits.
May independently coordinate the activities of small scope, routine engineering projects.
Coordinate with other agencies, engineers, and stakeholders to limit the adverse impacts of construction.
AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS
Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility.
Provide backup support duties on phones and other office functions as needed.
Perform other work as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Education:  Associateís degree in engineering or surveying program
Experience:  

 

  1.  Project Manager:  Three years surveying experience as a licensed land surveyor, including two years experience using computer aided engineering and design software.  Knowledge of topographic survey principles and techniques and operation of related survey equipment and instruments. 

Substitution:  Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job proficiently may substitute for the above requirements.
Desirable Qualifications:  Possession of a bachelorís degree in engineering or surveying is desirable; status as an Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate is desirable; experience with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is desirable; status as a State of Oregon Notary Public is desirable.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
License:  Possession of Oregon Professional Land Surveyor's License. Possession of, or the ability to obtain and retain, an Oregon driverís license by the time of appointment is required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
PROJECT MANAGER
Knowledge of:
Basic principles of mechanical drawing and computer aided design.
Basic engineering principles, record keeping, and filing techniques.
Drafting techniques, methods, and processes.
Methods of reading blueprints.
Principles and methods of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
Basic construction standards and methods.
Surveying techniques.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
Common word processing, spreadsheets, and database software.
Design detailing practices in a public works engineering environment.
Material specifications, symbols and standard representations used in public works engineering.
Ability to:
Prepare drawings and perform engineering drafting work.
Interpret maps, drawings, and sketches.
Interpret and apply City and department policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
Perform calculations using algebra, geometry, and/or trigonometry.
Use computers and standard business software.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Work independently, exercising moderate judgment within a framework of established procedures.
Read and interpret survey notes and property descriptions.
Perform engineering calculations with speed and accuracy.
Research and interpret and apply data from field verifications or office engineering records.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
(1) Mobility: frequent sitting for long periods of time; occasional bending, stooping or kneeling. (2) Lifting: frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 50 pounds. (3) Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. (4) Dexterity: frequent use of keyboard; frequent repetitive motion, fine manipulation, and writing; occasional grasping, reaching and turning. (5) Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone. (6) Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone.
WORKING CONDITIONS
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is primarily performed in an indoor setting with frequent exposure to noise, odors, machinery, and hazardous chemicals; however, work frequently occurs outdoors with additional exposure to outdoor weather conditions and environmental substances.

 

 

Engineering Tech II Ė Inspector

IBEW Clerical Technical Union

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Perform a variety of engineering services for the City including project inspection, computer drafting, construction cost estimating, surveying and design and specification writing. Assist in processing special assignments, including local improvement districts, special council or commission reports, water rights documents, and providing information/technical assistance to the public.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Provide inspection of public works construction for both City and private development projects to ensure compliance with City standards and specifications. Provide a direct communication link between the contractors and the City. 

 

Maintain daily construction log. Monitor safety requirements at construction sites. Monitor and assist in sampling and testing of all construction materials including density testing of base materials, concrete and pavement surfaces and trench backfill as well as pressure and mandrel testing of piping systems and vacuum and hydrostatic testing of manholes. Provide inspection of erosion and pollution control measures. Coordinate with other agencies, engineers and stakeholders to limit the adverse impacts of construction.

 

Interpret and review public facility designs for compliance to existing codes and standards. Design and draft public works construction plans using computer aided drafting. Prepare contract documents and specifications and projected construction cost estimates. Maintain ďas-builtĒ records of construction projects and prepare ďas-builtĒ drawings at the completion of projects. Collect ďas-builtĒ data for completed projects using GPS equipment.

 

Issue public works permits and provide follow-up inspections to ensure compliance with City standards. Prepare various engineering documents and exhibits and update and maintain City records. Assist in researching water rights and related information.

 

Research and review deed records including street rights of ways and easements and assist in the preparation of legal descriptions for easements or rights of ways under the direction of the City Surveyor. Assist in the review of subdivision and partition plats. Assist in establishing and maintaining City survey monumentation and records.

 

Assist in the collection of data for preparation of traffic studies. Analyze and interpret vehicle crash records and traffic impact studies. Prepare traffic safety evaluations and recommendations.

 

Provide assistance to the public by providing information, copies of maps, drawings, and other engineering documents, and help the public in understanding and reading these documents.


Provide inspections, maintain pavement evaluation and maintenance records for the street network and Ashland Municipal Airport. Inspect, calibrate and adjust approach lighting aids and other related facilities at the airport. 

 

Assist in inspection, developing maintenance protocols and maintenance schedules for the public works infrastructure through computer evaluation, generating reports, assessing trends and data management.

 

Follow all safety rules and procedures established for all work areas.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Maintain up to date knowledge of industry standards and practices and proficiency in job skills by attending training conferences and meetings, reading educational materials and meeting with others in areas of responsibility. Maintain work areas and assigned City vehicle in a clean and orderly manner. Provide backup support on phones and other office functions as required to maintain normal levels of service.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: High school education or equivalent, plus two years of college or other specialized training in engineering technology or related field and two years general engineering experience, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Knowledge of mechanical drawing, computer aided design, blueprint reading, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, physical geography, geology, and construction standards and methods. Knowledge of surveying techniques. Proficiency in oral and written communication including experience in word processing and spreadsheet software. Knowledge of engineering related computer software.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of valid Oregon driver's license (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelorís degree in engineering or surveying. Possession of Engineer-In-Training and Land Surveyor-In-Training. Training in Geographic Information Systems. CarteGraph or other Infrastructure management computer programs, State of Oregon Notary public.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Engineering staff (Assistant or Associate Engineer or City Surveyor).

 

GIS Coordinator

Management/Confidential

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Provide supervision and management to the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program and to GIS personnel within the Public Works Engineering division. Coordinate with other City departments and regional GIS experts to better utilize the GIS data within the program. Provide a variety of professional GIS development and technical coordination duties. Oversee planning, design and maintenance for GIS program data development, including collection and synthesis of data for public utilities, general planimetric mapping and other GIS related activities. Oversee input and analysis of collected data in various system modeling and reporting programs. Direct and/or assist in the long-term data development of water, wastewater, watershed, transportation/street networking and environmental protection programs. Oversee and develop analysis and evaluation of operational and maintenance procedures as they relate to the data collected. Organize, schedule and assign work within the GIS program. Prepare all necessary reports, presentation materials, and miscellaneous correspondence required for documentation and use of GIS and related systems.  Review, recommend and monitor related budget and expense items. Review and keep current on changes within the GIS program arena. Provide technical training and support for the cityís GIS operation.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Must demonstrate the ability to manage technical employees involved with various GIS data collection and data manipulation activities. Employee supervision includes instruction and training, assigning, supervising and reviewing work, scheduling projects, evaluating performance, taking and/or effectively recommending necessary personnel actions, resolving employee complaints, and instructing subordinates in the appropriate use of materials, methods, tools and equipment, including safety measures. Develop, maintain and manage the GIS data information collection and synthesis for use within the division, throughout the City Departments, and for our general public. Coordinate with other departments to evaluate their needs and recommend improvements to the use of the GIS data.

 

Serve as GIS network administrator with the duties of GIS network maintenance and troubleshooting. Perform data analysis, interpret and prepare data for transfer to appropriate GIS and supporting CAD systems or databases; ArcMap, AutoCAD, Microstation, CarteGraph, SQLServer, Access, and other similar systems. Develop automated procedures/techniques for accessing and linking planimetric mapping features to existing database systems. Perform detailed systems analysis and design for GIS projects; develop and meet with City GIS users group to discuss project work and overall work product capabilities; develop forms and procedures for data collection, methods of updating, error checking and correction, functional program design, report definitions and production control procedures; design and code programs as required, using a variety of computer programming techniques and languages, in support of GIS functions.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Provide technical expertise by maintaining a current knowledge of GIS and related system hardware and software environments. Inform supervisor of work progress and impacts to program priorities. Maintain technical proficiency for job functions through attending conferences and seminars, by reading technical journals/magazines and through involvement with peers. 

 

Conduct GIS and related training sessions for City users to share knowledge gained from technical experience or from vendor provided training. Provide expertise and assistance in maintaining reasonable security for systems, ready file access, and effective database or system administration; answer questions from users regarding capabilities and features of the system.

 

Plan and conduct special assignments and\or related duties as directed by supervisor.

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Bachelorís Degree in computer science or related field, and four years of progressively more responsible experience working with Geographic Information Systems, network hardware and software; OR any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job. Requires demonstrated knowledge of and ability to analyze and use GIS software applications and related CAD/database systems.

 

Requires knowledge of personal computer applications; computer programming techniques and a variety of languages related to GIS; basic principles and practices related to surveying, cartography, automated geoprocessing analysis, mapping techniques, source evaluation, and accuracy verification procedures. This job requires the ability to research documents necessary for the development and update of GIS database; evaluate the reliability of input data, read and interpret surveying documents, maps and blueprints; perform accurate mathematical calculations; work with accuracy and attention to detail to meet deadlines; effectively communicate both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the general public; work independently on assigned tasks; and solve problems.

 

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and abilities. To successfully perform this job, the employee will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES:  Must posses and maintain a valid Oregon driverís license.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to read, sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 25 pounds on a regular basis such as supplies and materials and may weigh up to 50 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 80% of the work period while operating equipment such as motorized vehicles, meter test equipment, hand tools, computers and small power tools.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Most work is primarily performed in an office environment requiring hand/eye coordination in the operation of computers and related equipment, with long periods of sitting at a computer terminal. Employee may be required to conduct field data and drive to locations to obtain such data. Employee may also be required to assist with other data gathering and field work as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

The employee will be responsible for directly supervising at least two and possibly up to three GIS employees and may be responsible for coordinating and directing the work of volunteers or interns.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Receives general supervision from the Public Works Director.

 

GIS Specialist

IBEW Clerical Technical Union

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Provide support and input to the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program and to GIS personnel within the Public Works Engineering division. Participate in the planning, design and maintenance of GIS program data development, including collection and synthesis of data for public utilities, general planimetric mapping and other GIS related activities. Provide input and analysis of collected data in various system modeling and reporting programs. Assist in the long-term data development of water, wastewater, watershed, transportation/street networking and environmental protection programs. Provide input, analysis and evaluation of operational and maintenance procedures as they relate to collected data. Participate in the preparation of all necessary reports, presentation materials, and miscellaneous correspondence required for documentation and use of GIS and related systems. Review, recommend and monitor related budget and expense items. Review and keep current on changes within the GIS program arena. Participate in technical training and support for the cityís GIS operation.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Must demonstrate the ability to manage technical aspects of various GIS data collection and data manipulation activities. Will participate in instruction and training, reviewing work, scheduling and laying out projects. Will instruct subordinates in the appropriate use of materials, methods, tools and equipment, including safety measures. Will participate in the development, maintenance and management of GIS data information collection and synthesis for use within the division, throughout the City Departments, and for our general public. Will coordinate with other departments to evaluate their needs and recommend improvements to the use of the GIS data.

 

Will perform data analysis, interpret and prepare data for transfer to appropriate GIS and supporting CAD systems or databases; ArcMap, AutoCAD, Microstation, SQLServer, Access, FoxPro, and other similar systems.  Will assist in the development of automated procedures/techniques for accessing and linking planimetric mapping features to existing database systems.  Assist in the development of forms and procedures for data collection, methods of updating, error checking and correction, functional program design, report definitions and production control procedures; assist with the design and coding of programs as required, using a variety of techniques and languages, in support of GIS functions.  Will participate in the City GIS users group to discuss project work and overall work product capabilities.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Assist in conducting GIS and related training sessions for City users to share knowledge gained from technical experience or from vendor provided training. Provide expertise and assistance in maintaining reasonable security for systems, ready file access, and effective database or system administration; answer questions from users regarding capabilities and features of the system.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: Bachelorís Degree in Geography, Computer Science or related field, and four years of progressively more responsible experience working with Geographic Information Systems and CAD software (ACAD and Microstation); OR, any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job. Requires demonstrated knowledge of, and ability to analyze and use, GIS software applications and related CAD/database systems.

 

Requires knowledge of personal computer applications; computer programming techniques and a variety of languages related to GIS; basic principles and practices related to surveying, cartography, automated geoprocessing analysis, mapping techniques, source evaluation, and accuracy verification procedures.

 

This job requires the ability to research documents necessary for the development and updating of GIS databases; evaluate the reliability of input data, read and interpret surveying documents, maps and blueprints; perform accurate mathematical calculations; work with accuracy and attention to detail to meet deadlines; effectively communicate both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the general public; work independently on assigned tasks; and solve problems.

 

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and abilities. To successfully perform this job, the employee will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Must posses and maintain a valid Oregon driverís license.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Understanding of basic principles and practices of electrical distribution, engineering, surveying, cartography, source evaluation, and accuracy verification procedures.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

The employee will be responsible for directing GIS personnel through various projects and may be responsible for coordinating and supervising volunteers or interns.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Receives supervision from the GIS Analyst.

 

GIS Data Technician

IBEW Clerical Technical Union

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

To provide support and input to the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program and to GIS personnel within the Public Works Engineering division.  Participate in the maintenance and input of GIS/CAD program data, including collection and synthesis of data for public utilities, general planimetric mapping and other GIS/CAD related activities. Provide input and analysis of collected data in various system modeling and reporting programs. Provide input and analysis of operational and maintenance procedures as they relate to collected data. Participate in the preparation of presentation materials, and miscellaneous correspondence required for documentation and use of GIS, CAD and related systems.  Review and keep current on changes within the GIS/CAD program arena.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Must demonstrate the ability to perform technical aspects of various GIS data collection and data manipulation activities.  Will be responsible for the accurate input of GIS and CAD-based graphic and tabular data.  Will participate in the development, maintenance and management of GIS data information collection and synthesis for use within the division, throughout the City Departments, and for our general public.  Will assist in coordination with other departments regarding the use of the GIS/CAD data.

 

Will assist with interpreting and preparing data for transfer to appropriate GIS and supporting CAD systems or databases; ArcMap, AutoCAD, Microstation, Access and other similar systems.  Will assist in the development of automated procedures/techniques for accessing and linking planimetric mapping features to existing database systems.  Assist in the development of forms and procedures for data collection, methods of updating, error checking and correction, report definitions and production control procedures.  Will participate in the City GIS users group to discuss project work and overall work product capabilities.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Assist in conducting GIS and related training sessions for City users to share knowledge gained from technical experience or from vendor provided training.  Provide assistance in maintaining reasonable security for systems and ready file access; answer questions from users regarding capabilities and features of the system.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: Associateís or Bachelorís Degree in Geography, Computer Science, Drafting or related field, and one to two years of experience working with Geographic Information Systems, CAD

drafting software (ACAD and Microstation) and Access databases; OR, any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job.  Requires demonstrated knowledge of, and ability to analyze and use, GIS software applications and related CAD/database systems.

 

Requires knowledge of personal computer applications; basic principles and practices related to surveying, cartography, mapping techniques, source evaluation, and accuracy verification procedures.

This job requires the ability to research documents necessary for the development and updating of GIS databases; evaluate the reliability of input data, read and interpret surveying documents, maps and blueprints; perform accurate mathematical calculations; work with accuracy and attention to detail to meet deadlines; effectively communicate both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the general public; work independently on assigned tasks; and solve problems.

 

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and abilities.  To successfully perform this job, the employee will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Must posses and maintain a valid Oregon driverís license.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

The employee will be responsible for assisting in the supervision, coordination and directing of volunteers or interns.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Receives supervision from the GIS Analyst

 

 

graphy, Computer Science, Drafting or related field, and one to two years of experience working with Geographic Information Systems, CAD

drafting software (ACAD and Microstation) and Access databases; OR, any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job.  Requires demonstrated knowledge of, and ability to analyze and use, GIS software applications and related CAD/database systems.

 

Requires knowledge of personal computer applications; basic principles and practices related to surveying, cartography, mapping techniques, source evaluation, and accuracy verification procedures.

This job requires the ability to research documents necessary for the development and updating of GIS databases; evaluate the reliability of input data, read and interpret surveying documents, maps and blueprints; perform accurate mathematical calculations; work with accuracy and attention to detail to meet deadlines; effectively communicate both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the general public; work independently on assigned tasks; and solve problems.

 

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and abilities.  To successfully perform this job, the employee will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Must posses and maintain a valid Oregon driverís license.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

The employee will be responsible for assisting in the supervision, coordination and directing of volunteers or interns.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Receives supervision from the GIS Analyst

 

 

 

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