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Employment Opportunities
ENGINEERING ASSISTANT / STORM WATER INSPECTOR Print E-mail

J O B    N O T I C E

 The City of Ashland is accepting applications for the position of

ENGINEERING ASSISTANT/STORM WATER INSPECTOR

Engineering & Utilities (E&U) Department


Supervisor:  Engineering Superintendent or Senior Engineering Assistant/Storm Water Coordinator

Supervises:  In Absence of Superintendent or Senior Engineering Assistant/Storm Water Coordinator and

                     Independent contractors and city crews on various city projects

Grade: 31

Class Characteristics: Under general direction, performs paraprofessional engineering work; performs inspection duties to ensure compliance with specifications; operates AutoCAD program for design procedures; oversees contractor for utility patch program; processes payment requests for invoices on city projects; performs related work as required.

General Duties and Responsibilities: Provides technical and operational assistance to supervisors and superintendents on construction projects executed by E&U, Public Works employees and contractors to insure that proper materials, engineering techniques, and procedures are utilized on all sewer, water, street, and sidewalk jobs.  Maintain a working knowledge of all city construction projects.  Inspect projects performed by city contractors to insure compliance with plans.  Responsible for field inspection, plat preparation, completion of application forms and acquisition of necessary easements and permits for water line extension projects.  Operates transit or Theodolite to establish lines for surveys, computes and measures angles and figures distance to points along curves.  Report quantities of earth moved, surface material, concrete and other construction materials used for monthly and final construction report.  Tabulate quantities and costs of project prior to payment of invoices.  Create basic designs and specifications for various construction projects that include preliminary layout and design work, providing cost and quantity estimates, and observing locations in the field.  Discuss projects with residents to improve citizen relations.  Serve as skilled draft person in AutoCAD and Computer Assisted Drafting for revising and updating utility line and road maps.  Compile daily progress reports, which include information such as location of work, amount of work, weather conditions and personnel summary.  Supervise activities of survey party in absence of party chief.  Operate level.  Assist in supervising rod men and in clearing and marking stakes and taking cross sections.  Prepare field notes.  Maintain survey instruments in good operating condition.  Compile bid specifications and other requirements for city projects.  Non-essential: Provide maps and other information to public and other city employees.  Answer phone calls and directs to appropriate office.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Training and Experience: Graduation from high school or equivalent, including or plus additional work related courses supplemented by three years directly related work experience.  Must acquire/possess and maintain Asphalt field technician and GPS and GIS training.

Certification/Licensing Requirements: Must possess and maintain a valid drivers’ license.

Overtime Provision: Non-exempt.

Availability: Must occasionally work overtime.

Apply: Room 301, City Bldg., 1700 Greenup Ave., Ashland, Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  APPLICATION DOWNLOADABLE AT www.ashlandky.gov. Verification of high school graduation/receipt of GED must accompany application. NO FAXED APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED.

Closing Date and Time:  Friday, March 4, 2016, at 4:00 p.m.

Equal Opportunity Employer