Civil Engineer

City of Walla Walla   Walla Walla, WA   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on November 2, 2021
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Civil Engineer I – Development
Limited Term Duration – 2 yrs., Full-time, With Benefits
Hiring one position either “with or without” Professional Engineer (PE):
1. With PE – Salary: $6,563 - $7986 per month
2. Without PE – Salary: $5,356 - $6,517 per month


Opening Date: August 30, 2021 Closing Date: Open Until Filled


NATURE OF POSITION
Plan, coordinate, oversee and direct a variety of activities related to the design, engineering and construction of
both private development and City infrastructure projects. Work with developers and their representatives to
ensure infrastructure improvements are designed and constructed according to city standards and consistent
with applicable city comprehensive/master plans.


1. REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WITH PE
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering and two (2) years relevant experience. Registration as Professional
Engineer in Washington State. Consideration may be given to any combination of education and/or
professional civil engineering experience with PE registration. Valid State driver's license.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Bilingual in Spanish. Experience in construction management.


2. REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WITHOUT PE
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering and two (2) years relevant experience. Consideration may be given
to any combination of education and/or five (5) years increasingly responsible professional civil
engineering experience in municipal public works or private sector environment. Valid State driver's
license.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Bilingual in Spanish. Registration as Professional Engineer in Washington State. Experience in
construction management.


APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE:
A completed City application and resume are required to apply. Applications are available on the Human
Resources page of the City of Walla Walla website: https://wallawallawa.gov.
Applicants whose experience most closely meets the requirements of the position will be invited to continue in
the selection process which will consist of an oral panel interview, reference inquiries and may include a criminal background check. Completed application packages can be mailed to:
CITY OF WALLA WALLA-HR
15 N. Third Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Email to hr@wallawallawa.gov or faxed to (509) 524-7935.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Walla Walla will provide reasonable accommodation to disabled
applicants if requested. Please notify the Human Resources office at least 5 days prior to the need.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS: To obtain a copy of the full job description and class specification for this position, please contact us at: hr@wallawallawa.gov or 509-527-4475.
NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein
may be modified and/or revoked without notice.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER / AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT EMPLOYER
THE CITY OF WALLA WALLA DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES. MINORITIES AND WOMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED
General direction and oversight provided by the City Engineer.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Employees of the City of Walla Walla are expected to model and foster the City’s core values:
Customer Focus - Excellence – Stewardship - Communication - Leadership - Integrity
2. Plan, coordinate, oversee and direct a variety of activities related to the design, engineering and
construction of both private development and City infrastructure projects; design and manage
construction inspection activities of streets, traffic, water, sewer and storm drain systems, parks, and
other City facilities.
3. Oversee and assist in the design and construction of various municipal projects including water systems,
sewer systems, structures, storm drain systems, streets, traffic control systems and other City
improvements.
4. Review and comment on designs and technical submittals of engineering consultants, developers, and
other contractors.
5. Provide technical assistance to developers during site development plan reviews to assure compliance
with City codes, ordinances, and general engineering practices; perform field review of sites as
necessary.
6. Oversee and assist in the preparation of estimates, specifications and bid documents; recommend
award of bids; coordinate the work of contractors and consultants; review work in progress and verify
compliance with specifications, laws, codes, and timelines.
7. Prepare and/or review traffic engineering work including, but not limited to crash investigations; traffic
studies; traffic counts and speed studies as required.
8. Coordinate with and act as technical liaison with outside entities; communicate with other governing
agencies as needed.
9. Review and investigate engineering concerns related to public improvement programs; analyze
situations and recommend corrective action.
10. Prepare a variety of technical reports to support engineering programs and present written and oral
recommendations.
11. Assist in the preparation of long-range Transportation Improvement Plans, Utility Improvement Plans
and Capital Improvement Programs.
12. Supervise, manage, and evaluate the work and performance of assigned staff; organize and assign work,
explain engineering concepts and principles and answer questions; assist with the selection, discipline,
reassignment and termination of employees.
13. Perform difficult technical research and analyze complex engineering and mathematical problems,
evaluate engineering studies and alternatives, and recommend effective courses of action.
14. Interpret survey documents, notes, and plans.

15. Communicate with concerned citizens, City departments and outside entities to provide engineering
assistance and recommendations, exchange information, discuss concerns and needs, coordinate
projects, and examine site developments.
16. Assist in planning future infrastructure improvements to provide capacity for growth and expansion of
the City.
17. Prepare, submit, and administer grants for projects.


OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
18. Demonstrate punctual, regular, and reliable attendance which is essential for successful job
performance.
19. Present a positive, professional image; maintain cooperative and effective working relationships; assure
excellent customer service with internal and external customers.
20. Execute assignments, projects, and job responsibilities efficiently and within defined timeframes; work
independently and effectively with little direction.
21. Demonstrate good judgment and employ critical thinking to execute duties, identify issues, seek
solutions, and recommend improvements in support of departmental goals.
22. Provide assistance to staff and higher-level management; participate in resolving operational or
interpersonal concerns; participate in training, meetings, and on committees as assigned.
23. Respect the value of diversity in the workplace and the community.
24. Perform other duties as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Complex principles and practices of civil engineering including methods, techniques and instruments
used in engineering drafting, surveying, and mathematics.
• Principles and practices of civil engineering design, surveying, permitting, project management,
construction, and contract administration.
• City, State, federal codes, ordinances, specifications, policies, procedures, and standards.
• Municipal government operations.
• Environmental policies applicable to various city infrastructure projects.
• Oral and written communication skills to include correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation,
and vocabulary. Ability to communicate scientific and technical matters to non-technical individuals.
• Report writing.
• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy to establish and maintain cooperative and
effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work.
• Strong organization and record-keeping techniques.


TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Operate a personal computer and automated administrative, engineering and drafting software; use standard
business and office machines including personal computer, copier, and calculator; operate passenger vehicle;
utilize specialized tools such as basic survey equipment, smart level, etc.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Sitting and standing for extended periods of time; walking over rough or uneven surface; seeing, hearing, and
speaking to exchange information; occasionally kneel down, stoop, bend at the waist and lift up to 20 pounds;
dexterity of hands and fingers to operate computer.


WORK ENVIRONMENT
Office environment; construction and utility sites; driving a vehicle to review work areas; subject to seasonal and adverse weather conditions


City of Walla Walla

Walla Walla , WA