Reviews and approves complex civil engineering construction and private development engineering plans and documents for conformance to City design and construction standards, codes and ordinances; performs overall supervision and review of detailed and complex engineering calculations, plans, specifications, and required submittals for private development projects, such as street, water distribution, sewer collection, and storm drainage system.
Evaluates design of erosion control, storm drainage, streets, sidewalk and other infrastructure needed for development.
Manages development review and construction observation operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and prioritizes workloads, reviews progress and directs changes as needed.
May perform general municipal civil engineering work for capital improvement projects depending on development workloads and trends. Provides complex technical, administrative, and other support to the Director of Public Works
Conducts inspections of work-in-progress and ensures projects are completed in compliance with applicable codes, regulations and standards.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Requires the ability to compare and or judge the readily observable functional, technical, structural or compositional characteristics of data, people or things.
Excellent project management and oral and written communication skills to convey or exchange technical, financial and administrative information.
Requires the ability to speak with and before others with voice control and confidence using correct vocabulary.
Requires the ability to learn and understand complex principles and techniques, to make independent judgments and to acquire knowledge of topics related to the job.
Requires the ability to work with people (i.e. staff, supervisors, general public and elected officials) beyond giving and receiving instructions such as in interpreting departmental policies and procedures.
Must be adaptable to performing under considerable stress when confronted with an emergency.
Hood River’s population is 7,955 and is located in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. The City provides typical core urban services, including police, fire and emergency medical transport, public works (streets, water, sewer, stormwater, and parks) municipal and regional planning, and the necessary support services of legal, finance and general management. The City budget contains eight separate funds with a total expenditure budget of $35.8 million. There are 64 full-time employees along with various seasonal and temporary employees.