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City of Mesquite
Mesquite, Nevada
$85,000.00 - $100,000.00 Annually with excellent benefits
Closing date
Sep 25, 2022

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Perform highly responsible, technical engineer work, conducting engineering surveys, collecting data, and performing and overseeing drafting and design work, project administration, field and office assignments requiring highly technical engineering skills.  Serve at the pleasure of the City, subject to the terms of their employment agreement.

  1. Serve as a representative of the City of Mesquite, demonstrating a positive attitude and progressive actions through the display of professionalism, courtesy, and appropriate tact and discretion in all interactions with other employees and with the public.
  2. Under the direction of the Public Works Director, plan and direct the work of the Engineering Department.
  3. Certifies all maps per NRS.
  4. Review departmental programs and provide general leadership and direction.
  5. Report to and advise the Public Works Director on pertinent Engineering concerns and/or problems.
  6. Prepare and recommend ordinances, resolutions, and contracts.
  7. Participate in conferences with other governmental officials to arrive at solutions to mutual problems.
  8. Represent the City on or before various outside boards, commissions, and civic groups on matters relating to Engineering.
  9. Direct the preparation and maintenance of necessary records and reports.
  10. Review proposed private development to ensure regulatory compliance of subdivision maps, surveys, parcel maps, tract maps, lot line adjustments, legal descriptions, easements, street vacations prepared by private engineers for the development of subdivisions and work within public rights-of-way. 
  11. Evaluate long-range needs for municipal engineering projects, prepares reports and makes recommendations.
  12. Develop engineering and architectural criteria and sustainable guidelines for criteria for the design for City projects to ensure the quality of materials and construction methods.
  13. Review and approve plans prepared by private engineers for the development of subdivisions and work within public rights-of-way.  Ensures plans are in accordance with applicable laws, codes, ordinances, and City regulations.  Reviews commercial, industrial, and residential plan checks and plans.
  14. Initiate and/or monitor grant funding for various City projects.
  15. Make recommendations for consultants when required for technical or administrative services.  This includes the preparation of request for proposals, analysis of proposals, negotiations, preparation of contracts, and consultant oversight.
  16. Design roads, sewer, park & building improvements, parking lots, storm water detention and other public facilities.
  17. Prepare plans, designs, layout, and specifications for proposed construction projects and prepare estimates of cost.
  18. Be dependable and meet acceptable attendance requirements at all times.
  19. Follow all applicable safety rules and regulations.


A.  Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

  • Thorough knowledge of modern principles and practices of municipal civil engineering related to public works improvements projects design.
  • Field engineering, including surveying, inspection, and construction practices.
  • Design, specification, construction, operation, and maintenance of complex capital improvement projects.
  • Seismic codes and standards for the evaluation of design and construction.
  • Federal, state, and local laws pertaining to civil engineering and construction contracting.
  • Professional, technical, legal, public relations, and financial problems encountered in municipal engineering programs.
  • Management principles and practices of organizations, administration, budgeting, and personnel management.

 Ability to:

  • Interpret and apply pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, ordinances, rules, regulations, and policies.
  • work independently to manage, organize and prioritize multiple complex capital improvement/land development/flood control projects and priorities.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.  Communicate technical matters to a wide variety of individuals.
  • Effectively work with a wide variety of individuals possessing excellent negotiating skills and demonstrating political savvy.
  • Establish cooperative and effective working relationships with division staff, public groups and organizations, City officials, and other agencies.
  • Analyze complex engineering projects and determine the best, cost effective approach.
  • Design, estimate, and prepare plans for capital improvement programs.
  • Properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Perform analytical and statistical reporting skills and techniques; perform complex professional engineering work utilizing modern equipment to include computer applications.
  • Work irregular hours when emergencies occur.
  • Keep records and prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Observe safety principles and work in a safe manner.
  • Operate a variety of equipment and machinery requiring continuous or repetitive arm-hand movements.
  • Work non-standard hours such as evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering, or a closely related field.

Experience:  Five (5) years professional (post-license) civil engineering experience at the supervisory level.

License or Certificate:             

  • Must possess at the time of employment and continuously throughout employment a valid Nevada or "border state" driver's license, as defined by NRS 483.
  • Valid registration as a Professional Civil Engineer with the State of Nevada or the ability to obtain through reciprocity within one (1) year.

NOTE:  An equivalent combination of related training and experience may be considered. 


Work is performed under the following conditions:

Duties are primarily performed both in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer and outside in varying and extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time

Physical Requirements:

Physical demands of the job are subject to high levels of public contact and frequent interruptions; manual dexterity required; audiovisual and linguistic acuity requirements. Physical exertion is present due to frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, twisting, stooping, and reaching.  Physical effort is required to perform heavy manual labor in confined spaces and uncomfortable conditions; regular lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling heavy objects and equipment ranging in weight from 25 to 100 lbs. Flexibility of work hours, requires weekend, holiday and evenings.

Job Hazard/Risk Factors:

Employees risk physical hazard from mechanical and electrical equipment, dust, noise, and traffic hazards.  Exposure to biohazards such as raw sewage, live sewer systems, sewer lift stations human debris, drug paraphernalia; heavy equipment, working in and around trenches, hazardous gases, fumes, paint, chemicals, pesticides, and herbicides.  

Position is considered safety sensitive and is subject to drug testing.

Applicants are required to supply copies (proof) of all required documentation and verification of education and any other stated requirements of the position.  City of Mesquite Human Resources will only accept degrees or credits earned from a college or university accredited by an official agency recognized by the US Department of Education.  A listing of accredited universities is available at:
Provide copies of the following with your complete application:

  • Letter of interest
  • Copy of Bachelor
  • Copies of any relevant certificates, licenses or awards

Selection Process:

The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process.  This process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  

The Human Resources Department must receive the completed City employment application and all required documentation by the closing date and time listed on the announcement.  The employment application must be accessed through our website, or and submitted electronically following the online links.  When applying online, applicants must complete the employment application in its entirety to be considered for this recruitment. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the completed employment application.  Decisions on an applicant’s qualifications for the above position will be made solely on the materials submitted at the time of application.  

The City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  It is the responsibility of the candidate requiring accommodation to contact the Human Resources Department in writing prior to the close of the recruitment. 

If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, you will be required to self-schedule through the City of Mesquite on-line application system. Please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application for complete instructions, which include where and when to report.

Appointment may be subject to the successful completion of a post offer pre-employment background investigation. The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards.

Note:  E-mail communications will be sent from senders with the extension: you may need to adjust your spam blocker to ensure that you receive email notifications from the City of Mesquite. 

Failure to satisfactorily demonstrate that the requirements of the posted position have been FULLY met will result in disqualification.

Department:  Public Works
Reports to:  Public Works Director
Classification/Grade:  M3A
Wage Assignment:  Management Salary
FLSA Exempt/At-Will
Bargaining Unit: Non-Represented
Safety Sensitive:  Yes
EEO 4 Category:  a-Official & Administrator
Background:  Yes

The City of Mesquite is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals.   The City of Mesquite encourages both incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. 

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