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Job Specification



 Assists   the   Municipal   Engineer  in  planning,   organizing,
 directing, coordinating, controlling, integrating, and completing
 a  variety  of comprehensive engineering projects, programs,  and
 activities for a municipality; does related work as required.

 NOTE: The definition and examples of work for this title are for
 illustrative  purposes only.  A particular  position  using  this
 title   may   not  perform  all  duties  listed   in   this   job
 specification.  Conversely, all duties performed on the  job  may
 not be listed.


 Assists  in  planning  and formulating engineering  programs  and
 projects and in organizing the assignment of project staff.

 Assigns engineering personnel to specific phases of projects such
 as    technical   studies,   project   design,   preparation   of
 specifications and technical plans, and testing and inspections.

 Reviews   project   designs  for  compliance   with   engineering
 principles, plans, specifications, and provisions of contract.

 Assists  in  coordinating engineering activities  concerned  with
 technical  developments, scheduling, and resolving of engineering
 design problems.

 Assists  in  evaluating  and  approving  design  changes,  plans,
 specifications, and sketches.

 Assists in controlling expenditures.

 Assumes the duties of the Municipal Engineer in his/her absence.

 Supervises   field  parties  conducting  surveys  for   municipal
 improvements,  lots, pavements, sewers, curbs, sidewalks,  lines,
 and grades.

 Checks to ensure that proper field notes are taken and plotted on

 Supervises  the preparation of maps and charts from  field  notes
 and observations.

 Makes varied and difficult calculations.

 Prepares  reports  of  construction  expense,  time  spent,   and
 materials used.

 Supervises staff engaged in the drafting of drawings and provides
 instructions  regarding  information to  be  shown,  scales,  and

 Consults with general contractors on construction projects.

 Advises inspectors as to quality and quantity of work desired.
 Oversees the work of inspectors.

 Provides  advice  to  subordinates in  the  handling  of  unusual

 Conducts tests of concrete to ensure proper mixing.

 Prepares specifications for concrete ingredients and proportions.

 Prepares  and  supervises the preparation of  specifications  and
 construction plans.

 Prepares  designs for sewer extensions, pavements, and structural
 work of varied types.

 Analyzes  municipal  construction  needs  and  makes  appropriate
 recommendations and reports.

 Cooperates with municipal officials and civic groups in preparing
 specifications and plans for long range municipal improvements.

 Establishes and maintains essential records and files.

 Will  be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or manual recording and computerized information systems 
 used by  the agency, office, or related units.



       Graduation from an accredited college or university with  a
 Bachelor's   degree   in   Civil,   Mechanical,   or   Electrical

       NOTE: Possession of a Professional Engineers license issued
 by  the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land
 Surveyors may be required by same jurisdiction.

       NOTE: Possession of a Professional Engineers license issued
 by  the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land
 Surveyors may be substituted for the college degree.


       Two (2) years of supervisory engineering experience in  the
 design,  maintenance, and construction of projects including  the
 preparation and review of construction plans and specifications.


       Appointees  will be required to possess a driver's  license
 valid  in  New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle,  rather
 than   employee  mobility, is necessary to perform the  essential
 duties of the  position.


 Knowledge  of  problems  and  procedures  used  in  design  and
 supervision of municipal construction projects.

 Knowledge of form, content, and preparation of construction plans
 and specifications.

 Knowledge   of   techniques  used  to  make  varied   engineering

 Knowledge of organization and activities of field survey parties.

 Knowledge  of techniques used in drafting and preparing  detailed
 maps and charts.

 Ability   to   organize  assigned  technical  field  and   office
 engineering work.

 Ability to take the lead in field survey parties.

 Ability   to   work   harmoniously  with   general   contractors,
 associates,  subordinates,  and  others  having  an  interest  
 in municipal construction projects.

 Ability  to  conduct inspections and investigations  of  work  in

 Ability  to apply basic engineering principles and techniques  to
 the  preparation of plans, designs, charts, maps, specifications,
 and estimates.

 Ability  to  prepare  clear,  sound,  accurate,  and  informative
 engineering and other reports.

 Ability to supervise  the  establishment  and  maintenance of
 essential records and files.

 Ability  to  learn to utilize various types of electronic  and/or
 manual  recording  and information systems used  by  the  
 agency, office, or related units.

 Ability  to  read,  write, speak, understand, or communicate  
 in English  sufficiently  to perform the duties  of  this  position.
 American Sign Language or Braille may also  be  considered  
 as acceptable forms of  communication.

 Persons  with  mental or physical disabilities  are  eligible  as
 long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after
 reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.   
 If the accommodation cannot be made because it  would  cause
 the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

 This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Local or
Class of
00623LC N/A31-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.