JOB APPLICATIONS WANTED
TITLE: Stormwater Engineer
LOCATION: City of Ithaca - Department of Public Works - Streets and Facilities Division
SALARY: $64,861, with subsequent increases to $77,833
The City of Ithaca values diverse perspectives and life experiences. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ+, veterans, people with disabilities, and those with lived experiences.
The City of Ithaca is experiencing more frequent flooding events due to climate change, increased development, and aging infrastructure, and is looking for a team contributor to help address our current stormwater issues and strategically plan for the future. Ithaca has miles of aging underground storm pipe, thousands of storm structures, several dams, creeks and levee systems, and upcoming dredging projects. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an engineer with an interest and experience in stormwater modeling, planning and field construction activities.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: This is a supervisory engineering position with a specialized focus on stormwater engineering. The Stormwater Engineer plans, designs, coordinates, schedules, and supervises new construction, reconstruction, maintenance, and repairs to City stormwater systems and related infrastructure. The Stormwater Engineer supervises stormwater construction crew activities and coordinates between DPW divisions for design reviews, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), dredging projects, flood control projects and roadway drainage projects. The Stormwater Engineer also coordinates with the Town of Ithaca and Tompkins County on regional flooding issues that impact the City of Ithaca. The Stormwater Engineer may provide engineering support for other public works projects as assigned. The work is performed in accordance with established engineering principles and construction techniques, with flexibility allowed for choosing methods and materials. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Construction Engineer with considerable leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the technical details of the work. Supervision is exercised over a construction crew comprised of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers. Does related work as required.
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Construction Management or a closely related field with similar course curriculum and one (1) year of full-time paid, or part-time paid equivalent, engineering or public works experience that included stormwater analysis, field engineering or civil construction activities; or
B. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two-year college with an Associate's degree in Construction Technology, Engineering Technology or a closely related field or similar course curriculum and three (3) years of full-time paid, or part-time paid equivalent, engineering or public works experience that included stormwater analysis, field engineering or civil construction activities; or
C. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and five (5) years of full-time paid, or part-time paid equivalent, engineering or public works experience that included stormwater analysis, field engineering or civil construction activities; or
D. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C).
1. Possession of a valid New York State Class D driver license or a valid driver license equivalent to a New York State Class D driver license at the time of appointment and maintenance of said license for the duration of employment.
2. Candidates must obtain certification as a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) by EnviroCert International within two (2) years of appointment and must maintain said certification for the duration of employment.
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: There are no residency requirements for this position.
EXAM REQUIREMENTS: A civil service exam will be required at a later date.
APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED:
· City of Ithaca application
· Copy of high school and college transcripts
· Copy of driver license
Applications must be received by the City of Ithaca Human Resources Department no later than 4:30 PM EST on the last filing date indicated below. All applications must be submitted electronically through our online application program. We do not accept paper applications, faxed applications, e-mailed applications or photocopies of applications.
Submit required application materials by December 22, 2021:
City of Ithaca
Human Resources Department
Web site: https://ithaca-portal.mycivilservice.com