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County of DuPage, Chief Public Works Engineer

County of DuPage

Chief Public Works Engineer

SALARY

$71.79 – $82.05 Hourly

$140,000.00 – $160,000.00 Annually

LOCATION

Wheaton, IL

JOB TYPE

Full-time

JOB NUMBER

24-00094

DEPARTMENT

Public Works Department

OPENING DATE

06/28/2024

CLOSING DATE

Continuous

HOURS

Monday-Friday 8:00a.m.- 4:30p.m.

POSITION SUMMARY

We are pleased to offer the current job opportunity for a Chief Public Works Engineer. The employee in this class performs high level administrative and engineering work, with complete responsibility for planning and overseeing water and wastewater system projects.

DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversees the investigation, development, design and/or construction of a variety of engineering projects.
  • Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
  • Oversees work performed by consultants or assigned in house staff on a wide variety of projects.
  • Represents the County with governmental jurisdictions, developers, contractors and the general public on engineering matters.
  • Develops bid specifications and reviews bids. Attends construction meetings & project management.
  • Assists in the preparation of short and long range plans concerning the divisional needs, estimated costs, available financing and operating and engineering requirements
  • Assists in the preparation of the department’s budget and water & sewer service rate studies.
  • Assist in the implementation of the department’s capacity, management, maintenance, & operations plan (CMOM)

Requirements for this position include the following experience or equivalent combination of training and experience:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental or Civil Engineering
  • Seven(7) years of professional experience in related phases of public works and stormwater management, or water resources engineering/planning, three of which should be in a managerial or administrative capacity

A valid Illinois Driver’s License is required.

Registration as a professional engineer by the State of Illinois is required. Out of state candidates must be able to obtain IL Professional Engineer license within 6 months of employment.

A pre-employment background check is required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

 WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work will occur in an office and field environment.  The work environment for this position frequently includes working near moving parts, with hazardous chemicals, and with fumes or airborne particles.

Agency

County of DuPage

Address

421 N. County Farm Road

Wheaton, Illinois, 60187

Phone

(630) 407-6300

Website

https://www.dupagecounty.gov

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/dupageco

Chief Public Works Engineer Supplemental Questionnaire

*QUESTION 1

Select the response below that represents your highest completed level of education.

Master’s Degree from an Accredited Institution

Bachelor’s Degree from an Accredited Institution

Associate’s Degree from an Accredited Institution

Some college level courses complete but no degree awarded from an Accredited Institution

High School Diploma or GED

None of the above

*QUESTION 2

If you possess a degree, in what field/ major is the degree? (If no degree, answer with N/A)

*QUESTION 3

Select the response below that represents the number of years of experience you possess relevant to the position you are applying for.

7+ years of relevant experience

5-7 years of relevant experience

Less than 5 years of relevant experience

*QUESTION 4

Select the response below that represents the number of years of experience you possess in a managerial or administrative capacity.

3+ years of experience

Less than 3 years of experience

*QUESTION 5

This position requires that you possess and maintain in good standing a valid Illinois Driver’s License. Do you possess this requirement?

Yes

No

No, but I possess a valid driver’s license within another State and am able to obtain a valid Illinois Driver’s License within 90 days of employment.

*QUESTION 6

Are you registered as a professional engineer by the State of Illinois?

Yes

No

No, but I am a registered professional engineer with another state and will be able to obtain a registration with the State of IL within 6 months of employment

*QUESTION 7

Are you able to perform the following, with or without an accommodation? Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Yes

No

* Required Question

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