City of Mesquite, NV

Job descriptions/specifications are intended to indicate the essential functions and levels of work difficulty of the position and are not intended to describe in detail all of the position's specific duties and responsibilities nor exclude other duties of similar level or difficulty. Additionally, it is not intended to limit management's rights to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Perform highly responsible, technical engineer work, conducting engineering surveys, collecting data, and performing and overseeing drafting and design work, project administration, field and office assignments requiring highly technical engineering skills. Serve at the pleasure of the City, subject to the terms of their employment agreement.

1. Serve as a representative of the City of Mesquite, demonstrating a positive attitude and progressive actions through the display of professionalism, courtesy, and appropriate tact and discretion in all interactions with other employees and with the public.
2. Under the direction of the Public Works Director, plan and direct the work of the Engineering Department.
3. Certifies all maps per NRS.
4. Review departmental programs and provide general leadership and direction.
5. Report to and advise the Public Works Director on pertinent Engineering concerns and/or problems.
6. Prepare and recommend ordinances, resolutions, and contracts.
7. Participate in conferences with other governmental officials to arrive at solutions to mutual problems.
8. Represent the City on or before various outside boards, commissions, and civic groups on matters relating to Engineering.
9. Direct the preparation and maintenance of necessary records and reports.
10. Review proposed private development to ensure regulatory compliance of subdivision maps, surveys, parcel maps, tract maps, lot line adjustments, legal descriptions, easements, street vacations prepared by private engineers for the development of subdivisions and work within public rights-of-way.
11. Evaluate long-range needs for municipal engineering projects, prepares reports and makes recommendations.
12. Develop engineering and architectural criteria and sustainable guidelines for criteria for the design for City projects to ensure the quality of materials and construction methods.
13. Review and approve plans prepared by private engineers for the development of subdivisions and work within public rights-of-way. Ensures plans are in accordance with applicable laws, codes, ordinances, and City regulations. Reviews commercial, industrial, and residential plan checks and plans.
Initiate and/or monitor grant funding for various City projects.
14. Make recommendations for consultants when required for technical or administrative services. This includes the preparation of request for proposals, analysis of proposals, negotiations, preparation of contracts, and consultant oversight.
15. Design roads, sewer, park & building improvements, parking lots, storm water detention and other public facilities.
16. Prepare plans, designs, layout, and specifications for proposed construction projects and prepare estimates of cost.
17. Be dependable and meet acceptable attendance requirements at all times.
18. Follow all applicable safety rules and regulations.

A. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

Thorough knowledge of modern principles and practices of municipal civil engineering related to public works improvements projects design.
Field engineering, including surveying, inspection, and construction practices.
Design, specification, construction, operation, and maintenance of complex capital improvement projects.
Seismic codes and standards for the evaluation of design and construction.
Federal, state, and local laws pertaining to civil engineering and construction contracting.
Professional, technical, legal, public relations, and financial problems encountered in municipal engineering programs.
Management principles and practices of organizations, administration, budgeting, and personnel management.
Ability to:

Interpret and apply pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, ordinances, rules, regulations, and policies.
work independently to manage, organize and prioritize multiple complex capital improvement/land development/flood control projects and priorities.
Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing. Communicate technical matters to a wide variety of individuals.
Effectively work with a wide variety of individuals possessing excellent negotiating skills and demonstrating political savvy.
Establish cooperative and effective working relationships with division staff, public groups and organizations, City officials, and other agencies.
Analyze complex engineering projects and determine the best, cost effective approach.
Design, estimate, and prepare plans for capital improvement programs.
Properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and policies.
Perform analytical and statistical reporting skills and techniques; perform complex professional engineering work utilizing modern equipment to include computer applications.
Work irregular hours when emergencies occur.
Keep records and prepare clear and concise reports.
Observe safety principles and work in a safe manner.
Operate a variety of equipment and machinery requiring continuous or repetitive arm-hand movements.
Work non-standard hours such as evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering, or a closely related field.

Experience: Five (5) years professional (post-license) civil engineering experience at the supervisory level.

License or Certificate:
Must possess at the time of employment and continuously throughout employment a valid Nevada or "border state" driver's license, as defined by NRS 483.
Valid registration as a Professional Civil Engineer with the State of Nevada or the ability to obtain through reciprocity within one (1) year.
NOTE: An equivalent combination of related training and experience may be considered.

Department: Public Works
Reports to: Public Works Director
Classification/Grade: M3A
Wage Assignment: Management Salary
FLSA: Exempt/At-Will
Bargaining Unit: Non-Represented
Safety Sensitive: Yes
EEO 4 Category: a-Official & Administrator
Background: Yes

The City of Mesquite is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals. The City of Mesquite encourages both incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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Job Details

Job Function
Other Entry to Mid-Level
Position Type
Full Time

City of Mesquite


10 E Mesquite Blvd
Mesquite, NV 89027-4706
United States

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