The City Engineer performs complex managerial, administrative, and supervisory work in planning, organizing, directing and supervising the engineering functions of the City. Responsibilities include complex professional engineering work for environmental, transportation, utility, and development projects to ensure technical competence and compliance with all current codes and criteria. Chiefly responsible for the performance of capital improvement program (CIP), development engineering, stormwater, solid waste, traffic and street maintenance staff of the City. Other responsibilities include determining work procedures, preparing work schedules, expediting workflow, overseeing CIP projects, and working with the public.
Spokane Valley has established a strong work culture of high performance through programs that have made Spokane Valley unique in service delivery. In keeping with this framework, the ideal candidate will share our culture and continue our history of reflecting the values of the community.
The City Engineer requires Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering or a closely related field; and minimum of seven (7) years professional civil engineering experience including at least four (4) years in public works or development engineering supervising staff.
An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be considered.
A key value of the City is customer service. This position requires considerable knowledge, ability and skill in the principles and practices of excellent customer service as practiced in both the private and public sectors. It requires the ability to effectively meet and deal with the public; the ability to handle stressful situations; the ability to greet and respond to customers in a friendly, pleasant and professional manner using appropriate inflection, grammar and syntax; the ability to maintain a professional, courteous, and pleasant demeanor in difficult and stressful situations; and the ability to diplomatically deal with difficult people. A willingness to expend extra effort to help the public find answers or information relative to their inquiry or complaint is expected.
The salary range for the City Engineer is $7,199 to $10,597 per month. The City also offers a competitive benefits package that includes Health, Health Reimbursement Account contributions ,Vision, Dental, Retirement, 401a Social Security Replacement, Employee Assistance, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, paid vacation, sick and holidays, and optional compressed work schedules.
Interested and qualified persons are invited to submit a complete City application, résumé, cover letter, and list of five (5) work-related references (name and phone number) through the City’s online application system at http://www.spokanevalley.org. Apply immediately. Posted April 7, 2017. Open until filled, first review April 26, 2017.