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Under the direction of the Transportation Engineering Manager, perform experienced-level professional duties in the design and preparation of project plans for transportation related projects, review private development and capital projects for consistency with transportation engineering principles and investigate and identify solutions to citizen complaints.
Work is characterized by experienced, advanced level review of professional-level engineering duties involved in the preparation and review of designs, cost estimates and construction plans for public works improvement projects; review of private development projects and working to identify solutions to concerns raised by citizens. The incumbent is also required to coordinate communications with the public, contractors, developers, City personnel and other agencies.
Work is performed under limited supervision. The manager sets the overall objectives and resources available. The incumbent and manager work together to identify work to be completed and applicable schedules. Incumbent is responsible for the work, plans and carries out the assignment, resolves most conflicts that arise, and interprets policies on own initiative in terms of established objectives. Incumbent keeps manager informed of progress, potentially controversial matters, or far reaching implications. Work is reviewed in terms of feasibility, compatibility with other work, or effectiveness of results.
Six (6) years of technical Civil Engineering design experience
Valid Washington State driver's license
Professional Engineering License highly preferred
Must successfully pass a Washington State Patrol background inquiry
Additional Salary Information: The City of Kent offers a comprehensive benefit package (medical/dental/vision) to all regular full-time and regular part-time employees. Employees are also eligible to purchase coverage for eligible dependents.Employees shall have the option of choosing either the City's self-insured health care plan that is administered by Premera Blue Cross or Group Health Cooperative (HMO) or they may elect to participate in the Health Savings Account (HSA) program. The dental plan is through Washington Dental Service and the vision plan is through VSP.Other benefits include:•96 hours of paid vacation per year (accruals increase with years of service) •12 paid holidays •8 hours of sick leave per month •Management Benefit Program (prorated if hired after December 16) •Term Life Insurance equal to the employee's annual salary provided by the City (maximum benefit of $50, 000) •Voluntary Life Insurance •Long Term Disability Insurance provided by the city •Washington State Retirement System (PERS) •Voluntary 457 Deferred Compensation Plans (ICMA) and ROTH IRAs available •Voluntary participation in the Flex 125 program
Located in the heart of the Green River Valley, Kent's breathtaking setting features scenic views of Mount Rainier and the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. Named as one of the “Best Places to Live” by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Kent is a culturally rich destination with well-established neighborhoods, award winning parks and great school systems. The city’s central location provides residents wi...th easy access to recreational opportunities from the mountains to the ocean.
The City and its citizens are proud of the community’s high quality of life, which includes higher education opportunities, outstanding health care facilities, cultural and recreational amenities, and excellent municipal services. The City of Kent is dedicated to making a difference in a vibrant and innovative community that provides excellent service to both residents and businesses.