SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This is a highly responsible position in Department of Public Works to provide technical and administrative oversight in all construction related activities.  Work involves supervising and inspecting of all construction and improvements within the City’s right-of-way performed by construction contractors and utility companies.  Work also involves reviewing permit, installing survey equipment, inspecting traffic signals, surveying streetlights, and locating underground utilities. This position requires proficiency in reading, writing, and calculating quantity for construction materials. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of the Public Works Assistant Director, but extensive leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgement and initiative.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform other duties as assigned at the direction of the Public Works Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree in engineering or construction management preferred; or at a minimum some college level courses in Civil Engineering Technology. Must hold a current construction, transportation engineering or building Inspector certification and at least five (5) years working experience in roadway construction, underground utility markings, storm water management, street maintenance, traffic signal operation, site survey, streetlight survey, permit and plan review or related fields. Able to operate a personal computer, laptop, smart phone, and tablet.  Proficient in the use of typical word processing software such as Microsoft Word and the use of spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel.  Able to use map related computer applications such as ArcGIS, PGAtlas, and Google Earth.  Able to learn and apply other office software, computer program, and survey equipment.

Certificates, License, Registrations – Must possess any one of the following: ACI Field Grade I certification, Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector, NICET Certifications, or a Certificate from Peer recognized accredited Inspector Certification program. Must possess a current and valid Class “C” Maryland Driver’s License or other State equivalent. Must possess or be able to attain the following certifications within six months of employment: National Incident Command System (ICS): ICS-100, ICS-700, American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) Flagger Certification Card, and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Erosion and Sediment Control training course (formerly “Green Card”). 

Special Requirements - This position may need to operate a snowplow or other heavy equipment during roadway or snow emergencies. A written or oral technical exam may be as a part of the interview process.   

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