The City of Statesboro is seeking a skilled, knowledgeable City Engineer experienced with aging infrastructure. The role of the City Engineer and Engineering staff is to manage the City public infrastructure by means of oversight of design and construction requirements to provide for the health and protection of citizens and protecting the use and integrity of the public rights-of-way for generations to come. The next City Engineer will be effective in leading the department in a highly engaged fashion both internally and externally as well as take on the challenges of a growing community.
Organizational and Position Overview:
The City of Statesboro operates under a Council/Manager form of government and provides a full range of services to its citizens, through 10 departments employing 300 FTE employees.
Reporting to the Director of Public Works and Engineering, the City Engineer assist in the preparation and administration of a budget of more than $10M and coordinates and directs the personnel in the Engineering, Stormwater, and Building Inspections departments. The City Engineer must effectively work across departments and with various community stakeholders from citizens to Developers and consultants, to ensure that the goals of the City are met with regard to developing, planning and maintaining the City’s infrastructure. Current and upcoming priorities include significant transportation and Stormwater projects, infrastructure upgrade and maintenance projects and streetscape initiatives in several places. More information about the department can be found here (or by copying and pasting http://www.statesboroga.gov/departments/public-works/engineering into your browser).
About the Community
The City of Statesboro (population 29,779), founded in 1803 and county seat for Bulloch County, is a progressive community that provides an exceptional quality of life to its residents and offers southern charm and hospitality to its visitors. The City offers a high standard of living with a commitment to ensure the most responsive and progressive public services to residents, businesses, and visitors. Statesboro is where the living remains softly southern and folks call out to one another by first name. The City is located in southeast Georgia approximately 45 miles from Savannah. With its growing industrial base, growing university, expanding retail activity and a regional medical center, Statesboro serves as the region’s economic, educational, business, medical and cultural hub. There are three institutions of higher learning located in the greater Statesboro area: Georgia Southern University (GSU) within the City limits and Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) and East Georgia State College located just outside the City on US Highway 301 South. Statesboro was recently named a Finalist for the America's Best Community Competition sponsored by Frontier Communications, DISH, CoBank and The Weather Channel. Statesboro's downtown was named one of eight "Renaissance Cities" by Georgia Trend magazine.
Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably Civil, is required while a master’s degree is preferred. The ideal candidate has 7 or more years of progressively responsible experience in construction and engineering and Stormwater project management including supervisory experience; or a combination of training and experience. A PE is required.
The successful candidate has a proven track record and:
awareness of existing and experienced in trends that impact engineering projects such as communication technology, flood management, transportation initiatives, etc.;
current understanding of and experience managing the challenges of aging infrastructure;
knowledge of and experience with managing projects within tax allocation districts, using CIP funds, SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) and TSPLOST (Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) funding;
ability to understand the perspective of regulators and developers while balancing the needs of the City;
commitment to outstanding customer service and collaborative approaches to resolving conflicts and differences of opinion while supporting and advocating for employees and the department;
deep understanding of core engineering services offered in Statesboro: water, sewer and stormwater, street maintenance, traffic engineering and land development;
knowledge of applicable federal, state and local law, codes and regulations governing the administration of public administration and public utilities functions and activities;
proactive in building collaborative external relationships with GDOT, contractors, developers, engineers, architects and business leaders to effectively meet City goals and objectives; and,
an innovative, proactive and effective negotiator who leverages assets with opportunities.
To apply for this position, click on the City Engineer link via the Developmental Associates website. (Or cut and paste https://www.developmentalassociates.com/client-openings/ into your browser and click on “visit client positions”). All applications must be fully completed and submitted via the online portal. Resume review begins November 1, 2018. Onsite interviews and skill evaluation for finalists will be held December 4-5, 2018 in Statesboro. Statesboro is an EOE. All inquiries should be emailed to email@example.com.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and Application Process
The City of Statesboro is offering a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience with a hiring range of $68,000 - $81,000, with salary to be negotiated within the range. The City also has an outstanding benefits package, with low employee contributions for health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance plans; 457 Plan, and a Pension Plan, among others. More information about benefits can be found at http://www.statesboroga.gov/wpcontent/uploads/2012/06/11.17.13.Benefits.HR_.lettersize.pdf.
About Developmental Associates
The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC. EOE Employer