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Civil Engineering Specialist III

City of Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Opportunity is the word for this position. Working for the City of Ann Arbor in the Civil Engineering Specialist III position is part of our progression process which gives you opportunities to grow in pay as you grow in your job knowledge. The benefits offered to city employees are some of the best for municipalities in Michigan. We invite you to apply for this great opportunity!

The Civil Engineering Specialist III position is represented by the AFSCMEunion and includes: Level III, IV, and V.
Entry level starting pay at Level III is $27.81/hour or $57,844.80 annually per the negotiated current AFSCME Union Contract. Over the span of your career with the City of Ann Arbor, employees in this position will have the potential to make up to $40.48/hour or $84,198.40 annually for a Level V per the negotiated current Union contract.
The city has a progression process that allows an employee to promote to higher job duty levels and higher pay after the union 6-month probation, by demonstrating additional technical competencies, knowledge and skills for each level during your career with the City while learning at your own pace.
In addition to increasing your hourly pay through the progression process, you will receive an annual Increase in pay as negotiated by the AFSCME Union Contract.

Please reference the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement located at:Collective Bargaining Agreements

If hired, candidate is required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 no later than their start date or have a City of Ann Arbor approved medical / religious exemption.

Benefits offered with this position include:AFSCME Benefit Summary

Responsibilities include plan review and inspection of construction, ordinance enforcement, traffic control and basic design-drafting-surveying tasks. Perform drafting duties required in support of civil engineering projects. Responsibilities include computer aided drafting (currently AutoCAD), records and data management, office work associated with surveying and construction inspection functions, construction plan review and basic design. Perform surveying duties required in support of civil engineering projects. Responsibilities include field surveying, office work associated with surveying requirements, plan review and assist in construction inspection, basic design and drafting tasks. The work involves a range of competencies in a variety of areas.

DutiesIncumbent is responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:

Essential Duties

Specialty Track 1 - All Construction Inspection related work, including but not limited to:

  • Road, sidewalk and path inspection

  • Sewer inspectionWater main inspection

  • Construction traffic control

Related Work

  • General duties associated with construction inspection as delineated in the Construction Inspection Functional Assessment dated 4/18/06

  • Surveying duties as delineated in the Survey Functions for Construction Inspectors dated 4/18/06

  • Construction Inspection duties as delineated in the Construction Inspection Functions for Draftspersons dated 4/18/06

  • Construction Inspection duties as delineated in the Construction Inspection Functions for Survey dated 4/18/06

  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge of: (position requirements at entry)

For Construction Inspection Specialty Track 1

Construction methods, materials, processes, procedures, principles and practices for the following:

  • Road Work, Sidewalk and Bike path

  • Sewer

  • Water Main

  • Soil erosion control

  • Construction traffic control

  • General duties associated with construction inspection

  • Work safety procedures and precautions

For All Incumbents

Computers and software applications used in an office setting (e.g. Microsoft Office, Access, PowerPoint, Excel, Word)

Skills and Ability to: (position requirements at entry)

  • Accurately perform the essential and related duties associated with construction inspection

  • Effectively communicate through oral and written instruction

  • Read, interpret and follow manuals, plans and technical drawings

  • Read and interpret maps, diagrams, record and reporting systems, blueprints and design specifications

  • Identify project related problems and implement solutions

  • Use computers and related software applications

  • Maintain effective, professional working relationships with fellow employees and the public

  • Listen to understand the intended meaning of the message

  • Function independently and as a part of a team


Computer, standard office equipment, two-way radio, motor vehicle, photographic equipment, cell phone, hand tools, power tools and level and grade rod, drafting equipment and supplies and surveying equipment. Must wear and maintain all required Personal Protective Equipment on job site.

Training and Experience (position requirements at entry)

  • High School Diploma / GED

  • Minimum 3 years progressive construction inspection or surveying or drafting experience

  • Must attend all Safety Training required by Supervisor or Regulatory agencies

Licensing Requirements (position requirements at entry)

Valid Drivers License

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of the Civil Engineering Specialist job for the Construction Inspection and Surveying Specialty Tracks. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Physical abilities include, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, driving, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Physical abilities may also include, but are not limited to, setting construction hubs with sledge hammer, brushing through thicket and woods with machete (for line and grade), opening manholes with pick, using spud bar to chip through ice and hard ground, shoveling (snow and earth), lifting miscellaneous water and sewer appurtenances, turning on/off water gate valves, moving barricades and construction signs, and locating property irons/monuments.

Incumbent may be subject to hazardous conditions including, but not limited to, working in extreme heat and cold for long durations, dust and noise from construction sites, working in traffic, working around construction equipment, poison ivy, chemicals (chlorine), and confined space entry.

Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

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Posted: 2023-01-10 Expires: 2023-02-08
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