At the City of Goodyear, you will be a part of an organization that values its employees as its greatest asset. In fact, in a recent survey 93% of Goodyear employees say the city is a good employer. You will become part of a dedicated team of professionals that will be challenged to learn and grow in an environment that values employee development and career-building. You will thrive in a culture of innovation. We believe that successful employees are those that possess six core values:
Under general direction of the Plan Review Manager, acts as the technical lead for the Plan Review Division; coordinates and participates in the conduct of complex engineering projects, including research and review for a variety of public works and water and wastewater utility capital improvements; performs case reviews for new developments to ensure compliance to City master plans, standards, and coordination with City capital improvement projects; assists with level-loading, work assignment, and coordinates the work of professional and technical staff; coordinates and administers contracts for professional services; and performs related work as assigned.
The ideal candidate for this position will be registered as a Professional Civil Engineer (PE), have seven or more years of experience in Civil Engineering Design and/or Civil Engineering Plan Review of Residential and Commercial/Industrial Projects, have at least one year experience in a municipal government environment and have a Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering related field. The ideal candidate will also have experience as a mentor in the technical aspects of drainage and/or water and sewer review and/or analysis and design. Lastly, the ideal candidate will have some experience in Floodplain Management and continuous improvement (LEAN, Six Sigma, etc.).
EXAMINATION PROCESS Only a limited number of the most highly qualified applicants meeting the City's requirements will be invited for an interview. Examination process for this position will include: Panel Interview
Performs, prepares, or responds to drafting, design calculations, technical reports, customer contacts, and fieldwork requests. Prepares or reviews engineering plans and reports and discusses technical issues by reading plans and reports, researching similar documentation, writing summary reports with recommendations, interpreting technical information, and responding to inquiries. Ensures compliance with standard operating procedures, federal, state, and city regulations.
Coordinates projects with staff and developers by attending meetings, explaining City's position to developers, and evaluating other party's needs. Prepares letters, memos, specifications, and reports with clearly organized thoughts to communicate technical and controversial issues. Communicates with the general public; other city, state, and federal employees; vendors; management; consultants; and contractors; regarding different programs such as the Engineering Department design and plan approval process and capital improvement projects.
Determines upon receipt of a project, the approach to be taken for completion, including elements assigned to subordinate personnel. Coordinates related workflow both within the city and with outside agencies. Leads others by assigning work; selecting work methods; answering questions; and reviewing and approving engineering plans, related documents, and other work performed by professionals and paraprofessionals. Reviews construction plans for grading, sewer, water, storm drains, dry utilities, retention basins, drainage structures, street improvements, and street lighting. Reviews master water, sewer, drainage, and traffic reports for compliance to City requirements.
Resolves construction field problems by visiting site to understand scope of problem, interpreting construction drawings or specifications, analyzing issues and implications of resolution, and conveying solutions to personnel.
Assists in coordinating work efforts of Civil Engineers and Engineering Technicians. May prioritize own work and prioritize and assign work to staff. Develops project specific requirements, procedures, and short- and long-term objectives regarding standards and design concepts.
Operates a City vehicle to perform field reviews of projects as well as to meet with outside agencies and utility companies. Uses a computer to prepare reports, perform calculations, and prepare drawings. Prepares plans, specifications, and reports for distribution and/or mailing to other public agencies and departments. Meets scheduling
The City of Goodyear is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Any applicant requiring additional assistance, please contact the Human Resources Department for accommodations. Prior to appointment, selected candidate(s) must pass a motor vehicle record check, criminal history check, and, if necessary for the position, a physical evaluation and/or credit history check. The City of Goodyear supports a drug and alcohol-free workplace. The Smoke-Free Arizona Act is to protect Arizonans from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke; therefore, the City of Goodyear prohibits smoking in all designated "no smoking" areas, including enclosed areas and areas within 20 feet of the entrances (except for patios). www.smokefreearizona.org (A.R.S. § 36-601.01) and attendance requirements.
Formal Education/Knowledge: Work requires specialized knowledge in a professional or technical field. Work requires professional level of knowledge of a discipline equivalent to that which is acquired in a Masters degree-level of study or appropriate certification, Professional Engineer, Law Degree, Certified Public Accountant.
Experience: Minimum five years experience in a related field.
Certifications and Other Requirements: Valid Driver's License. Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer.
Reading: Work requires the ability to read state statutes, federal laws, technical reports and manuals, research papers, construction plans and specifications, correspondence, legal documents, ordinances, and property legal descriptions at a college level.
Math: Work requires the ability to perform math calculations such as advanced level algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus.
Writing: Work requires the ability to write general correspondence, memorandums, handouts, letters, and technical engineering reports at a college level.
Managerial: Complex- Work requires functioning as a lead worker performing essentially the same work as those directed, and includes overseeing work quality, training, instructing, and scheduling work.
Budget Responsibility: Has no budgetary responsibility
Policy/Decision Making: Moderate - The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. There is a choice of the appropriate procedure or policy to apply to duties. More complex work as well as decisions with more significant impacts are typically reviewed prior to being finalized.
Technical Skills: Moderate - The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. There is a choice of the appropriate procedure or policy to apply to duties. More complex work as well as decisions with more significant impacts are typically reviewed prior to being finalized.
Interpersonal/Human Relations Skills: High - Interactions at this level usually impact the implementation of policies. Contacts may involve interpretation of how policies are implemented and may require discussion and the support of controversial positions or the negotiation of sensitive issues or important presentations. During interactions on policy implementation, contacts may also involve stressful, negative interactions requiring high levels of tact and the ability to respond to aggressive interpersonal interactions.
About City of Goodyear, AZ
The City of Goodyear is one of the fastest growing cities in the Valley and our organization is expanding rapidly so that we can continue to meet the needs of our citizens. We pride ourselves in providing quality service to all of our customers. We maintain an internal culture where employees are valued, teamwork is treasured, and innovative ideas are appreciated. The city of Goodyear is a full service community wit a staff of 531 full-time employees. The following functions are provided: police, fire, sanitation collection, water and sewer, streets/rights o way and parks maintenance, economic development, planning and zoning, engineering, courts, communications, parks and recreation, neighborhood services, city code compliance, and all administrative services. Goodyear Ballpark, constructed in 2009,is also operated by the city. The Ballpark is a 10,311 seat stadium which serves as the spring training home to the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds. Goodyear has a Fiscal Year 2016 total annual budget appropriation of $236 million and an Operating Budget total of $99 million. The FY16 budget includes $27.1 million I new funding for capital projects.