The Civil Service Commission of the City of Decatur will conduct an examination and establish an eligible register for the following classification:
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN I
Hourly Pay: $22.01 with a growth potential to $27.21 in accordance with collective bargaining agreement pay plan
Applications are available on our website at www.decaturil.gov or at the Human Resources Department, Second Floor, Decatur Civic Center, #1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza, Decatur, Illinois 62523. Completed applications must be received in the Human Resources office by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, May 17, 2018.
Persons passing all phases of the selection process will be placed on a Civil Service eligible register which will be used for a period of two years or until exhausted. Selection of candidates will be made according to the Civil Service laws for cities, as modified by the City Code of the City of Decatur, Illinois.
Applicants must successfully complete all portions of the selection process. The examination process will consist of the following:
Written Examination: All applicants must take a written examination.
Oral Interview: All applicants passing the written test must pass an oral interview.
Veteran Points: Eligible veterans may receive 5 veteran preference points added to their final examination score.
NATURE OF WORK
The position performs responsible, routine technical work in the field and office in connection with the design and construction of Public Works projects. Duties include construction observation of routine capital projects; assisting in survey work; conducting inventories of public infrastructure; assisting in the preparation of engineering plans, maps, estimates, studies and reports; general review of plans for compliance with City standards and specifications; monitoring the progress of private development projects and performing final acceptance inspection; and responding to routine information inquiries and complaints relating to engineering functions and responsibilities.
Under the direct supervision of the manager responsible for technical personnel. Routine assignments are performed independently and reviewed upon completion. Detailed assignment instructions and regular project guidance is received from an engineer or advanced level technician for new or non-routine work.
EXAMPLES OF WORK (typical work examples, but not limited to the following)
Observes and documents the work of private contractors to assure that work is done in compliance with City standards and specifications.
Collects material samples (i.e., concrete, aggregate, bituminous concrete, etc.) for testing.
Operates and adjusts basic testing equipment for material testing and records results.
Inspects water and sewer taps to assure work complies with City standards and specifications.
Serves on a survey party, as a support member or as equipment operator, in performing field surveys for design, rights-of-way, construction staking, as-built information and investigations.
Prepares drawings from survey field notes or electronic data collection for designs and engineering studies.
Performs preliminary research of property ownership and legal descriptions.
Provides field locates for City water and sewer facilities.
Conducts inventories of public infrastructure to record location, dimensions, condition, etc. and compiles information obtained.
Provides basic technical support assistance in preparing engineering plans, maps, estimates, studies and reports.
Reviews plans and specifications for compliance with City Standards and specifications.
Collects information and makes updates to permanent engineering files, records and maps to document changes, additions and corrections to the City’s infrastructure.
Conducts periodic observations and final acceptance inspection of private development projects to assure compliance with City standards and specifications.
Responds to written, telephone and personal inquiries from the general public, consultants, contractors, other agencies, utility companies and other City departments and divisions for general, routine information relating to engineering operations, requirements and responsibilities.
Responds to complaints from the public relating to street, drainage, water and sewer problems.
Performs related work and other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Basic knowledge of mathematics through trigonometry.
Introductory knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices.
Introductory knowledge of surveying principles, practices and use of related equipment.
Knowledge of construction practices and equipment.
Ability to learn the use of personal computers and use of spreadsheet, word processing and computer aided drafting software.
Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.
Ability to perform basic manual drafting work given detailed instruction.
Ability to understand engineering drawings.
Ability to effectively deal with the public, contractors, fellow workers and supervisors.
Ability to schedule work to meet planned activities and completion dates.
Physical stamina sufficient to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions and at construction sites.
DESIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from high school or equivalent, including or supplemented by vocational school or college level courses directly relating to civil engineering, surveying or construction; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must possess, or obtain within 60 days of employment, a valid State of Illinois driver’s license.
Employees must establish residency within the corporate limits of the City of Decatur for the first five (5) years of employment, and within the corporate limits of Macon County thereafter. Upon original appointment, an appointee may reside outside said limits but shall be required as a condition of continued employment to comply with said residency requirement no later than ninety (90) days after the completion of their 6-month probationary period.
SICK LEAVE 1 day per month granted, accumulative to 240 days.
VACATION 2 weeks after 1 year of service; 3 weeks after 7 years of service; 4 weeks after 14 years of service; 5 weeks after 20 years of service; 1 additional duty day per year after 25 years of service (to a maximum of 30 duty days)
New Years Day
Martin Luther King’s Birthday
Day After Thanksgiving
Two Unscheduled Holidays
PENSION The City of Decatur contributes to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). Employees also contribute at the rate of 4.5% of gross pay. Employee contributions are refundable if employment ends before retirement.
OTHER The City offers a four-tier health insurance program for employees and their dependents. Employees contribute toward the monthly premium for single coverage and/or family coverage through payroll deduction. The City provides a $20,000 life insurance policy at no cost to the employee. Dependent coverage is offered. Employees may purchase additional term life insurance sponsored by IMRF. Employees may participate in a voluntary group dental and vision insurance plan. Deferred compensation is also available.
Thank you for considering employment with the City of Decatur, a municipal government of 488 employees serving more than 73,254 Central Illinois residents. At the core of our mission to serve the community is our people, men and women from a variety of backgrounds and histories, diverse in cultures whose primary focus is to continue to grow, develop, serve and protect the Decatur Community.