JOB DESCRIPTION

DEPARTMENT: Engineering

POSITION TITLE: City Engineer

REPORTS TO: Mayor

FLSA CATEGORY: Full-Time / Exempt / Salaried

DATE: December 1, 2004

 

DEFINITION

Incumbent serves as the Chief Engineer and Administrative Officer for the City of West Lafayette. He/She administers all building permits and zoning issues within the City Limit jurisdiction. The incumbent oversees all municipal transportation related planning and projects, as well as the supervision of all department personnel.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

  1. Attends the regular meetings of the West Lafayette Board of Public Works and Safety, City Council, and Traffic Commission, as well as the Tippecanoe County Technical Transportation Committee. Attends meetings of the Tippecanoe County Board of Zoning Appeals, Administrative Officers, Ordinance Committee and Drainage Board as necessary. Attends other meetings as directed by the Mayor.
  2. Creates the annual Department Budget.
  3. Guides the direction of city planning priorities and related transportation, traffic, drainage, and engineering issues.
  4. Oversees building plan review and issuance of building permits, inspections, construction plans, subdivision plans, zoning changes, planned developments, and final construction drawings.
  5. Approves traffic related changes and modifications.
  6. Administers zoning ordinance, city codes, and applicable building codes.

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

  1. Administers building maintenance.
  2. Performs surveys.
  3. Answers public questions and concerns.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
  2. Professional Engineer registered in the State of Indiana.
  3. Knowledge of municipal engineering and codes.
  4. Knowledge of building codes, city codes, zoning codes, and drainage ordinances.
  5. Ability to effectively communicate with city and community leaders, design professionals, contractors, and the public.
  6. Computer knowledge in CAD and basic word processing programs.
  7. Ability to manage department budget and staff.
  8. Valid Indiana driverís license.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

  1. Divides time between office environment, meeting settings and in-field inspections and meetings. 60% of the time will be attending meetings both in city hall and various locations, 30% of the time will be spent in the office working on departmental issues and permits, and 10% of the time will spent driving and at in-field inspections.
  2. Casual and professional dress is required to general office work and some meetings. Professional dress is often required for professional meetings.
  3. Incumbent is often required to attend evening meetings.
  4. Incumbent is occasionally required to spend time outdoors inspecting various issues. This requires the ability to walk, climb, stoop, kneel, and crawl. Exposure to all weather conditions and dust is possible.

 

The above declarations are not intended to be an "all inclusive" list of duties and responsibilities of the job described. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job. The above job description may change as necessary to meet the changing needs of the department and the city.

 

 

 

APPROVAL: DATE:

David M. Buck, P.E.

City Engineer

JOB DESCRIPTION

DEPARTMENT: Engineering

POSITION TITLE: Assistant City Engineer

REPORTS TO: City Engineer

FLSA CATEGORY: Full-Time / Exempt / Salaried

DATE: December 1, 2004

 

DEFINITION

This position requires a high level of engineering knowledge, skill, and expertise. The incumbent should be highly motivated, self-starting and able to effectively communicate with other design professionals. He/She will be responsible for in-house design projects, drainage issues, and city standards and policy.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

  1. Review and approve all drainage improvements, both private and public.
  2. Review and approve all sanitary sewer improvements, both private and public.
  3. Guide the departmentís implementation of NPDES Phase II requirements.
  4. Guide the departmentís implementation of City Standards and Policy Manual.
  5. Serve as the lead design engineer for in-house city projects.
  6. Aid in the implementation of the cityís GIS system and CityView database.

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

  1. Help with computer administration for the department.
  2. Help with general questions and issues brought by the public.
  3. Assist with drafting and detailing for city projects and inventories.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
  2. E.I.T. minimum, P.E. preferred.
  3. Valid Indiana driverís license.
  4. Knowledge and experience with drainage ordinances, hydraulic engineering, stormwater calculations and engineering methods.
  5. Computers skills in CAD, WSPRO, HY-8, HEC-RAS and/or other stormwater related programs, and basic word processing programs.
  6. Ability to effectively communicate with city and community leaders, design professionals, contractors, and the public.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Knowledge of GIS systems and computer applications.

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

  1. Incumbent spends approximately 75% of the time in the office and meeting environment. The other 25% of the time is spent in the field inspecting work or supervising in-house projects and field data collection.
  2. Casual and professional dress required for office and meetings. Field dress for in-field inspections and supervision is often required.
  3. The incumbent is occasionally required to attend after hours meetings.
  4. Incumbent is occasionally required to spend time outdoors inspecting various issues. This requires the ability to walk, climb, stoop, kneel, and crawl. Exposure to all weather conditions and dust is possible.

The above declarations are not intended to be an "all inclusive" list of duties and responsibilities of the job described. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job. The above job description may change as necessary to meet the changing needs of the department and the city.

 

 

 

APPROVAL: DATE:

David M. Buck, P.E.

City Engineer

JOB DESCRIPTION

DEPARTMENT: Engineering

POSITION TITLE: Engineering Assistant I

REPORTS TO: City Engineer

FLSA CATEGORY: Full-Time / Exempt / Salaried

DATE: December 1, 2004

 

DEFINITION

This position requires a working knowledge of engineering practices and principles as well as the ability to work in a wide variety of settings and environments. The incumbent should be highly motivated and a self-starter with experience in design, drafting, stormwater, traffic, and various other municipal engineering issues.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

  1. Provides assistance in the design and drafting for in-house city projects.
  2. Supervises department interns on city inventories, traffic counts and various other issues.
  3. Provide field survey requirements for the department and other city departments.
  4. Provides inspections for NPDES Phase II Stormwater ordinance and various public works projects.
  5. Maintains city design standards and policy manual.
  6. Maintains city inventories for sidewalks, curbs, streets, sewers, etc.

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

  1. Helps maintain office records and files.
  2. Helps monitor front desk and phones.
  3. Answers questions from the public about city ordinances, codes, and permit requirements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with EIT, preferred. Others with appropriate experience in design, inspection, and construction codes and standards.
  2. Valid Indiana driverís license.
  3. Computer skills with CAD programs and GIS applications, basic word processing, and any engineering design software.
  4. Ability to effectively communicate with city and community leaders, design professionals, contractors, and the public.
  5. Detail oriented and capable of making and keeping accurate records and field surveys.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Capable of supervising interns and directing daily tasks and projects.
  2. Able to provide assistance with building inspections in addition to public works inspections.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

  1. Incumbent spends as much as 50% of the time in the field inspecting the work of others for in-house and other public works projects. The remainder of his/her time will be spent in the office environment maintaining the various inventories for public facilities, designing and detailing in-house public works projects, and assisting in general office functions.
  2. Casual and professional dress required for office and meetings. Field dress for in-field inspections and supervision is often required.
  3. Incumbent is occasionally required to spend time outdoors inspecting various issues. This requires the ability to walk, climb, stoop, kneel, and crawl. Exposure to all weather conditions and dust is possible.

 

The above declarations are not intended to be an "all inclusive" list of duties and responsibilities of the job described. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job. The above job description may change as necessary to meet the changing needs of the department and the city.

 

 

 

APPROVAL: DATE:

David M. Buck, P.E.

City Engineer

JOB DESCRIPTION

DEPARTMENT: Engineering

POSITION TITLE: Inspector II

REPORTS TO: City Engineer

FLSA CATEGORY: Full-Time / Exempt / Salaried

DATE: December 1, 2004

 

DEFINITION

This position requires a highly professional individual with experience in building inspection, construction and applicable codes and ordinances. He/She should be able to tactfully and effectively communicate in a wide array of settings and individuals. He/She will be responsible for the plan review and inspection for the majority of the commercial building projects within the city. The incumbent will also serve as the Assistant Administrative Officer for the city.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

  1. Building Inspection: The incumbent will spend approximately 50% of the time inspecting work for improvement location permits. This includes typical commercial construction such as site work, foundations, floor slabs, framing, mechanical, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, etc.
  2. Plan Review: The incumbent will spend approximately 30% of the time reviewing plans and applications for improvement location permits.
  3. Zoning: The incumbent will serve as the Assistant Administrative Officer, and as such will be required to provide review and input for any and all zoning issues and projects.

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

  1. The incumbent will occasionally be required to help in the plan review and inspection of residential inspections.
  2. The incumbent will occasionally be required to help in the review and updating of city standards and codes, especially those relating to zoning.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Thorough knowledge of the Indiana Codes for Commercial construction, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, fire, and energy.
  2. Competent in computers and basic word processing programs.
  3. Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in the building and/or construction industry.
  4. Valid Indiana driverís license.
  5. Ability to effectively communicate with city and community leaders, design professionals, contractors, and the public.
  6. Detail oriented and capable of making and keeping accurate records.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Previous experience with building and construction inspection and code enforcement.
  2. Familiarity with Zoning codes and standard construction details.
  3. Knowledge of Indiana Residential codes for construction.
  4. Ability to operate CAD drafting programs.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

  1. Incumbent spends as much as 60% of the time in the field inspecting work for improvement location permits. 25% of his/her time will be spent in the office environment reviewing permit submissions.
  2. Additional office time will be spent answering questions from the public and contractors.
  3. Casual and professional dress required for office and meetings. Field dress for in-field inspections and supervision is often required.
  4. Incumbent is often required to spend time outdoors inspecting various issues. This requires the ability to walk, climb, stoop, kneel, and crawl. Exposure to all weather conditions and dust is possible.

The above declarations are not intended to be an "all inclusive" list of duties and responsibilities of the job described. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job. The above job description may change as necessary to meet the changing needs of the department and the city.

 

 

 

APPROVAL: DATE:

David M. Buck, P.E.

City Engineer

JOB DESCRIPTION

DEPARTMENT: Engineering

POSITION TITLE: Inspector I

REPORTS TO: City Engineer

FLSA CATEGORY: Full-Time / Exempt / Salaried

DATE: December 1, 2004

 

DEFINITION

This position requires a highly professional individual with experience in building inspection, construction and applicable codes and ordinances. He/She should be able to tactfully and effectively communicate in a wide array of settings and individuals. The incumbent will primarily serve as the cityís main inspector, reviewing and inspecting the majority of the residential construction permits, as well as provide assistance with commercial permits.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

  1. Building Inspection: The incumbent will spend approximately 50% of the time inspecting work for improvement location permits. This includes typical residential construction such as site work, foundations, floor slabs, framing, mechanical, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, etc.
  2. Plan Review: The incumbent will spend approximately 30% of the time reviewing plans and applications for improvement location permits.
  3. Standards: The incumbent will be responsible for updating and maintaining city standards and code relating to residential construction and issues.

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

  1. The incumbent will occasionally be required to help in the plan review and inspection of commercial inspections.
  2. The incumbent will occasionally be required to help in the review and inspection for sign permits and other zoning related questions and issues.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Thorough knowledge of the Indiana Codes for Residential construction, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, fire, and energy.
  2. Competent in computers and basic word processing programs.
  3. Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in the building and/or construction industry.
  4. Valid Indiana driverís license.
  5. Ability to effectively communicate with city and community leaders, design professionals, contractors, and the public.
  6. Detail oriented and capable of making and keeping accurate records.

 

 

 

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Previous experience with building and construction inspection and code enforcement.
  2. Knowledge of the Indiana Building Code and other relevant commercial codes for construction.
  3. Familiarity with local zoning codes and standard construction details.
  4. Ability to operate CAD drafting programs.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

  1. Incumbent spends as much as 60% of the time in the field inspecting work for improvement location permits. The remainder of his/her time will be spent in the office environment reviewing permit submissions.
  2. Additional office time will be spent answering questions from the public and contractors.
  3. Casual and professional dress required for office and meetings. Field dress for in-field inspections and supervision is often required.
  4. Incumbent is often required to spend time outdoors inspecting various issues. This requires the ability to walk, climb, stoop, kneel, and crawl. Exposure to all weather conditions and dust is possible.

The above declarations are not intended to be an "all inclusive" list of duties and responsibilities of the job described. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job. The above job description may change as necessary to meet the changing needs of the department and the city.

 

 

 

APPROVAL: DATE:

David M. Buck, P.E.

City Engineer

JOB DESCRIPTION

DEPARTMENT: Engineering

POSITION TITLE: Office Manager

REPORTS TO: City Engineer

FLSA CATEGORY: Full-Time / Exempt / Salaried

DATE: December 1, 2004

 

DEFINITION

This position requires a highly professional individual with experience in building construction, permitting, budgeting, and general office management. He/She should be able to tactfully and effectively communicate in a wide array of settings and individuals. The incumbent should be highly motivated, organized, and able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

  1. Maintains departmental budget, issues purchase orders, claims, and prepares regular account statements.
  2. Maintains records of permits, inspections, and plan submittals department using cityís database system.
  3. Issues improvement location permits, sign permits, neighborhood parking permits, and sewer tap permits.
  4. Provides departmental correspondence.
  5. Keeps record and status of all city projects and submitted projects for city review.
  6. Answers customer phone calls and public walk-ins.
  7. Serves as Secretary of the West Lafayette Traffic Commission.

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

  1. Helps direct and answer public questions, complaints, and concerns.
  2. Helps track and maintain department personnel and schedules.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Ability to tactfully and effectively communicate with the public.
  2. Knowledge of city codes and ordinances.
  3. Knowledge of city government and budget/ordinance procedures.
  4. Computer skilled in basic word processing programs including, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and various database programs.
  5. Basic English and grammar.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Familiarity with construction industry and general permit and inspection needs.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

  1. The incumbent spends 100% of the time in the office environment. Much of the time is spent sitting, however, there is an occasional need for stooping and lifting objects of 5 to 10 lbs.
  2. Casual and professional dress is required for daily general office work.
  3. This person is often required to attend the monthly evening meetings of the West Lafayette Traffic Commission.

The above declarations are not intended to be an "all inclusive" list of duties and responsibilities of the job described. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job. The above job description may change as necessary to meet the changing needs of the department and the city.

 

 

 

APPROVAL: DATE:

David M. Buck, P.E.

City Engineer