FREMONT COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Posted January 19, 2018:
Fremont County is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant to the
is responsible for the development of engineering projects under the
direction of the County Engineer. This includes assistance in the planning,
drafting, and construction inspection of highway projects.
Provide technical support to aid in the maintenance of the Secondary Road
System. Design and draft plans and inspect construction
and maintenance projects as assigned. Conduct field surveys and maintain
accurate records to ensure compliance with Federal, State and County
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
1. Assist in the design of construction plans which meet standards
and criteria set forth by the IDOT and reflect sound engineering design
2. Inspect Construction projects to ensure compliance with
specifications and prepare documentation to submit to the IDOT. Monitor the
progress of outside contractors to ensure work meets
proper specifications and quality of construction.
3. Develop and compare engineering studies and calculate necessary
quantities of labor and materials to determine cost-effective solutions to
problems associated with each assigned design plan.
4. Utilize knowledge of construction techniques, contract
specifications and regulations, and interpret field data to prepare the most
suitable design plan.
5. Utilize Computer Aided Drafting and additional software packages
to accurately and efficiently prepare plans and documents for bid letting.
6. Thorough knowledge of surveying and surveying instruments and
methods. Survey proposed job sites to compile information and determine
design parameters in preparation for the design phase
of a project.
7. Uses and maintains various technical operating manual, standards
and specifications related to bridge and culvert construction, materials,
paving, traffic control devices, field testing and related
Qualifications to perform this job successfully an individual must be able
to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below
are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or experience: Completion of high school or G.E.D. equivalent
is required. Must have a valid Iowa driver’s license. Must have or be able
to obtain certification as an Iowa DOT aggregate,
asphalt cement concrete and portland cement concrete plant inspector.
requires good communication skills and the ability to establish a working
relationship with co-workers, contractors and the public.
Ability to utilize effective verbal, written
and listening communication skills. Ability to monitor and discuss the
progress of contracted work in an effective and tactful manner.
Mathematical Skills: College level math (algebra, geometry, and
trigonometry) is required in order to compute elevations, contours, grades,
storage areas, quantities of materials, cross-sections,
dimensions, profiles, volumes and presenting graphic representation of
project plans using CAD equipment and various types of computer software to
display, modify, and produce design plans.
Safety: Ability to apply safety practices and procedures to all situations.
Physical Demands: Stands and walks much of the time. Must be able to walk on
uneven and unstable surfaces such as at construction sites or roadway or
ditch embankments. Must be able to
use such hand tools as a hammer, sledge hammer, spade, shovel and pick ax or
While sitting operates equipment such as PC and peripheral equipment.
Operates inspection and testing equipment both in the field and in a lab.
May operate survey instruments and related accessories such as level rods,
measuring tapes, and range poles.
Ability to do moderate to heavy lifting (50 to 100 pounds) is required.
Environment: Completes work indoors and outdoors. Outdoor work may result in
exposure to various weather conditions, high noise levels, fumes, and
physical hazards associated with construction
sites and equipment. A high level of mental exertion is required. The level
of physical exertion may occasionally be strenuous at work sites.
The salary is
dependent on education, skills and experience. Fremont County is an Equal
Daniel R. Davis, Fremont County Engineer, 2014 290th Avenue Sidney, Iowa
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