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Assistant Director of Engineering Land Development and Operations (Open Positions: 1)

Closes On: July 1, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST

Department: Engineering
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: DOQ - DOQ
Status: Open Until Filled
Details: Resume and cover letter required.
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Full Job Description

Town of Christiansburg
Engineering Department
Code 82005


Under the direct supervision of the Engineering Director, the Assistant Director of Engineering for Land Development and Operations assists in the planning, reviewing, and management of professional engineering work involved with land development planning, design, inspections and construction.

• Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, including those under the Environmental, Inspections, and GIS Programs, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals
• Coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, assigns work
• Monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work
• Consults with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise
• Provides information and technical assistance to property owners, land developers, contractors, staff members, or other individuals/agencies regarding water, sewer, drainage, streets, zoning, erosion and sediment control, ordinance/code provisions, building permits, compliance, and related issues; discusses problem areas and recommends solutions; responds to questions or complaints; researches problems and initiates problem resolution; reviews and forwards service requests and work orders
• Directs the review of and reviews all new site development plans; receives, reviews and distributes subdivision and commercial plans for compliance with ordinances and construction standards
• Attends and facilitates meetings with owners, developers and engineers; reviews comments from subordinates and coordinates changes with developers and their engineer; coordinates inspections and utility connections; processes related funds and permitting
• Receives and processes required bonds for site developments; calculates public improvement bonds; maintains and secures development bond; reviews and approves requests for reduction and/or releasing bonds; maintains related documentation
• Supervises VSMP Administrator; ensures compliance with all applicable regulations; processes all required permits; addresses complaints, concerns and questions regarding erosion and sediment control; approves and issues notices to comply and stop work orders for non-compliance; completes and submits related reports; maintains related documentation
• Approves permit and utility applications; receives and reviews permits and applications; ensures completeness and conformance with engineering standards; issues applications and permits for water and sewer connections and underground utilities such as electric, gas, phone, and cable
• Coordinates and represents the Town in review meetings and various forums regarding planned site development; discusses issues with developers, engineering consultants, and other city/state agencies to achieve understanding and consensus on all issues raised; presents the Town’s views on proposed development projects
• Assists in developing and implementing departmental budget; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget
• Compiles and/or monitors various administrative and/or statistical data; performs research; makes applicable calculations; analyzes data and identifies trends; prepares/generates reports, charts, or graphs
• Prepares, compiles, or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, land distributing activity reports, street addition requests, performance evaluations, or other documents
• Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, site development plans, site development review letters, work orders and service requests, utility applications and permits, codes, ordinances, regulations, policies, procedures, manuals, directories, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate
• Communicates with supervisor, Town employees and officials, builders, developers, surveyors, the general public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems
• Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate
• Operates a personal computer, general office equipment, or other equipment as necessary to complete the essential functions to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet database, or other system software
• Performs other duties as required

The Assistant Director of Engineering for Operations and Development will perform tasks that require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station. The typical work schedule is Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with an hour break for lunch. Unscheduled overtime may be mandated as circumstances and workload dictates. Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

The Assistant Director of Engineering for Operations and Development is required to follow departmental expectations and adhere to all rules, regulations, policies and procedures in the Town of Christiansburg Personnel Handbook. Work performance is reviewed utilizing the Town’s employee performance review program following first 6 month probationary period. During this probationary period, the Assistant Director of Engineering for Operations and Development must demonstrate a strong understanding of all that the job requires.

• Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering; supplemented by five (5) years of progressively responsible management experience in Civil Engineering and project management; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
• Possess and maintain certification as a Professional Engineer in Virginia
• Valid Virginia driver’s license with the ability to meet and maintain Town insurability requirements

Knowledge of
• Knowledge of and ability to apply civil engineering principles and practices
• Knowledge of and the ability to apply design principles, techniques and tools used in the production of plans, specifications and reports
• Methods, materials, regulations and techniques used in the construction of public works utilities and land development
• Terminology, methods, practices and techniques used in technical stormwater review
After hire the Assistant Director must
• Have knowledge of Town Code, policies and procedures
• Have knowledge of the Town of Christiansburg construction standards
• Have knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures
• Possess and maintain VA DEQ Plan Reviewer Certification for Stormwater Management within six (6) months of hire
• Have knowledge of the Town’s Infrastructure (e.g., water, sewer, transportation and storm drain)
Ability to
• Coordinate, manage, and/or correlate data including the ability to exercise judgment in determining time, place and/or sequence of operations, referencing data analyses to determine necessity for revision of organizational components, and in the formulation of operations strategy
• Function in a managerial capacity for a division or organizational unit including the ability to make decisions on procedural and technical levels; works on a continual basis with staff and general public
• Operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions
• Utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information; effectively communicate with design professionals and general public
• Perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include the ability to perform mathematical operations involving basic algebraic principles and formulas, and basic geometric principles and calculations
• Apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems
• Exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving broader aspects of organizational programs and operations, moderately unstable situations, or the directions, control, and planning of an entire program or set of programs
• Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, taste, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals
• Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally

• Automobile/Passenger truck
• Cell phone
• Desktop computer/laptop
• Microsoft Office and various software applications
• Various office equipment

The employee shall adhere to Town of Christiansburg policies regarding safety precautions and the use of safety equipment that is necessary for the health and safety of all employees and citizens. If a safety concern arises, the employee must stop any life-threatening problem immediately and in other cases immediately inform the employee’s supervisor.

The job description is:
• Intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and behaviors required of employees in this job title.
• Not an employment agreement or contract. The Town of Christiansburg has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.
• Intended to describe the essential functions of the position that a qualified individual must be able to perform, either with or without reasonable accommodation.

The Town of Christiansburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer and E-Verify participant. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Town of Christiansburg will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time without notice.