Assistant City Engineer

The City of West Linn, located 8 miles South of Portland at the confluence of the Willamette and Tualatin Rivers, has grown to a community of 25,250 while maintaining its scenic beauty.  West Linn has the distinct reputation as one of Oregon’s most livable communities with excellent schools and municipal services.  The community has three commercial service centers and a historic district preserving its historic homes and businesses.  The City is seeking an exceptional Assistant City Engineer. As part of the management team, this position reports directly to the Public Works Director/City Engineer. The Assistant City Engineer is responsible for providing assistance in planning, organizing, and directing the overall operation of the City’s Public Works Engineering Division as well as performing and/or managing a variety of professional engineering work, budgeting preparation, and management of professional consultant and construction projects. This position may serve as the Public Works Director/City Engineer in his/her absence and performs special projects as assigned in support of the overall Department. The Public Works Department is comprised of two divisions (Operations and Engineering) that work together to provide high quality and reliable utility services to the citizens. The department provides water, environmental services, and street services as well as maintenance services for the City’s fleet of vehicles and equipment.  Other services the department provides include GIS, public improvements and engineering. The Public Works operating budget is approximately $13.59M, and the department has a total of 27 FTEs. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university and a minimum five (5) years experience in professional engineering are required. This position requires project management expertise, and a minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience to include previous decision making experience in day-to-day operations such as hiring employees, conflict resolution and adjusting processes based on necessary corrective actions. Registration as a professional engineer (PE) in Oregon is required as is a valid driver’s license at the time of appointment. Demonstrated expertise in CADD based design and knowledge of theories and principles in management, budgeting, civil engineering, construction, contract management, problem resolution, personal computing, and relevant local/state/federal laws and regulations are required. Any combination of experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work may be considered as substitution for the above. The salary range is commensurate with experience, up to $98, 459/annually, including 3% deferred compensation.  Management benefit package provided.  Qualified candidate must pass pre-employment background check, reference check and drug screen. Qualified applicants must submit a completed City of West Linn employment application, resume and letter of interest to the Department of Human Resources at West Linn City Hall by February 4, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.  Application packets are available at http://westlinnoregon.gov, West Linn City Hall, 22500 Salamo Road, West Linn, OR  97068; or by calling (503) 657-0331. EEO.