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Village of Wilmette, Engineering Assistant I

The Village of Wilmette is seeking to fill the full-time position of Engineering Assistant I in the Engineering and Public Works Department. The person in this position will report to the Village Engineer.

General Responsibilities: The Engineering Assistant I will assist the Engineering and Public Works Department in the planning, design and inspection of public improvement projects. Includes administrative support for various operations and activities. Position serves as project engineer for various capital improvement projects. Responsible for construction oversight which includes construction layout, inspection, determining as-built quantities for pay estimates and contractor supervision to ensure the project is built to contract specifications. In addition, this position is responsible for responding to citizen inquiries and complaints, and other related tasks as required.

Position Requirements:
The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a high school diploma or equivalent, at least two years of college education in a pre-engineering curriculum and have at least three years of practical experience in related civil engineering or construction work. Knowledge of CAD, and experience in working with the general public in a customer service role are preferred. Also, must possess a valid Class D driver’s license.
The candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, with excellent organizational skills, be detail oriented, possess the ability to handle multiple and simultaneous projects as well as have the ability to develop positive working relationships with co-workers. The ideal candidate should be able to interpret engineering related Village codes, and be proficient in Microsoft Office products including Outlook, SharePoint, Word, Excel, Teams and PowerPoint, the ability to learn the village’s enterprise software program (Munis) and understand basic concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a plus.
The successful candidate shall be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine and shall provide a copy of their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card which shall be retained by the Village.

Compensation and Benefits:
The salary range is $69,837 to $92,672 with a starting salary DOQ and an excellent benefits package. Benefits include participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, and voluntary participation in a deferred compensation program (457 plan), flexible spending accounts, IMRF Voluntary Additional Contribution (VAC) and paid time off.

Selection Process:
The successful candidate will undergo a pre-employment physical examination that includes a back evaluation, drug and alcohol screening, reference checks background investigation, and a driver’s license records check with the Secretary of State’s Office.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume with their online employment application found on the Village’s Self-Service Employment Opportunities webpage at https://wilmette.munisselfservice.com/ess. Employment applications will be reviewed as they are received. Paper submissions will not be accepted. The position remains open until filled.

The Village of Wilmette is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are critical to the Village’s success. The Village seeks to recruit the most talented individuals from a diverse candidate pool and strongly encourages applications to be submitted from all genders, all races, all sexual orientations, people with disabilities, and Military Veterans.

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