City of Ames Electrical Engineer II and I in 50010, Iowa

Electrical Engineer II and I

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Electrical Engineer II and I

Salary

$59,550.40 - $102,398.40 Annually

Location

50010, IA

Job Type

Full-Time

Department

Electric Services

Job Number

17-4318-01 17-4319-02

Closing

6/25/2018 5:00 PM Central

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General Information

The City of Ames is accepting applications for qualified candidates to fill two Electrical Engineer vacancies within the Electric Services Department. Actual classification as Electrical Engineer I or Electrical Engineer II will depend on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate(s).

Under general direction, performs electrical engineering duties related to the City's electric facilities and operations. Will be assigned work primarily in the assigned functional areas of distribution and/or substation design and project management; prepares, reviews and modifies specifications, drawings and construction work packages; works with customers, contractors, staff and other departments and agencies in the planning, design, and project management of electric distribution and/or substation projects; responds to general and/or project-specific inquiries from customers; excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Performs related work as required.

Electrical Engineer II (salary range $72,542.30 to $102,401.36)

Other Job Functions:

Train, mentor, and partner with the Electrical Engineer I as directed and assist them as necessary. Will also provide support for electrical outages.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology required; and at least five (5) years of engineering experience in electric utility distribution and/or substation design and project management. Related experience obtained in a co-op or internship program may be applied toward the minimum experience requirement.

Licenses and Certificates: Must be a registered Professional Engineer (Electrical) in the state of Iowa, or must be a registered Professional Engineer (Electrical) in another state and become registered as a Professional Engineer (Electrical) in Iowa within 6 months of appointment. Must also possess a valid driver's license.

Electrical Engineer I (salary range $59,562.15 to $87,078.48)

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology required; and at least six (6) months of engineering experience in electric utility distribution and/or substation design and project management required. Related experience obtained in a co-op or internship program may be applied toward the minimum experience requirement.

Licenses and Certificates: Must possess an Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate within twelve months of original appointment; must possess a valid driver's license.

For candidates who are scheduled to graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in 2018, proof of receiving educational degree will be required no later than December 31, 2018.

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Examples of Essential Job Functions

Common to Both Positions:

Prepare plans, designs, drawings, maps, reports, cost estimates, work instructions, conducts studies, and inspections to support the operation and maintenance of the City's electric system in electric utility distribution and/or substation design and project management; prepares specifications for construction contracts and evaluates bids; coordinates design and construction activities with other City departments, customers and contractors; provides engineering technical support to other City departments; ensures compliance with City operating procedures, safety rules, policies and the rules and regulations of other agencies that apply to City operations.

Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement, inspiring creativity and innovation, being customer driven, making data-driven decisions, championing employee involvement, striving for excellence, having fiscal stewardship, acting with honesty and integrity, exhibiting leadership, choosing a positive attitude, respecting one another, promoting safety and wellness, and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.

Qualifications

Common to Both Positions:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required to Perform Essential Functions:

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of electrical engineering; knowledge of industry safety rules, operating guidelines, policies and the rules and regulations of the City of Ames and other agencies that apply to City operations; knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations related to electric utility design, construction and operations; knowledge of computer applications pertaining to electrical engineering; knowledge of the principles and practices of computer-aided-design (CAD) and geographical information systems (GIS).

Skill in the application of engineering theory to operational problems.

Ability to perform technical research, evaluate alternatives and develop solutions to resolve technical engineering problems; ability to prepare and interpret engineering plans and specifications; ability to perform advanced complex mathematical computations and analysis; ability to prepare complex design details, estimates, plans, and specifications related to utility engineering projects; ability to prepare clear, concise written reports; ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens, supervisors, co-workers, other City employees, contractors, vendors, and representatives from other governmental organizations and agencies; ability to effectively address the questions, concerns, and complaints of citizens in relation to projects; ability to effectively use standard office computer equipment and software; ability to work independently without supervision; ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Supplemental Information

Common to Both Positions:

General Physical Characteristics: The work involves sitting 60 percent of the time; sitting and using arm/leg controls (e.g. driving) 10 percent of the time; standing (but not walking) 10 percent of the time; standing and walking 20 percent of the time; routinely lifting objects up to 25 pounds; occasionally lifting objects from 25 to 50 pounds; and infrequently lifting objects over 50 pounds.

Vision Requirements: The minimum standard for use with those whose work deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, transcription, computer terminal, extensive reading, visual inspection involving small defects or parts, use of measurement devices or assembly of parts at distances close to the eyes.

Required Physical Activities: Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.

Environmental Conditions: The work is performed inside and/or outside and includes being exposed to extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, mechanical hazards, electrical hazards, atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system or skin, oils.

Examples of Equipment Essential to the Job: Motor vehicle; two-way radio; general office equipment; computers and peripheral equipment; spreadsheet, database, engineering applications, CAD/GIS and communications software; a variety of printed materials; a variety of safety equipment and clothing.

Selection Process:

Screen for Minimum Qualifications: To be considered for these positions, candidates must meet the minimum qualifications and fully complete the application including submission of a cover letter and submittal of responses to the Supplemental Questions, (Please note: an optional resume may also be submitted, but is not required and may not be submitted in-lieu of completing the application). For candidates that submit fully complete applications that meet minimum qualifications, the Supplemental Questions 1-6 submitted with the application will be scored. Candidates receiving a score of at least 70% on questions 1-3 will have met the minimum "qualifying" score requirements for further consideration. For those meeting the minimum score requirements for questions 1-3, scored answers to questions 4-6 will be used for the purposes of overall ranking to determine the top qualifying candidates to be interviewed by phone; An average score of 70% among the raters on the essay questions will be considered passing.

Phone Interviews: Candidates who pass the Supplemental Questions scoring may be invited to participate in a phone interview. However, the phone interviews will be limited to no more than 15 candidates. The 15 candidates invited to phone interviews will be those with the highest passing scores on the supplemental questions. The City of Ames may forego phone interviews, depending on the size of the candidate pool.

On-site Interview Process: Candidates who pass the phone interview step will be invited to take a Predictive Index and participate in an on-site interview process. On-site interviews will only be conducted for the highest ranking candidates from Phone Interviews, limited to no more than 5 on-site interviews. Preference may be given to candidates possessing qualifications above the minimum. Please see the Qualifications section of the job description for information regarding preferred qualifications that may be used to narrow the pool of qualified candidates.

The civil service score for Electrical Engineer I will be based on the performance on the oral board portion of the on-site interview. A 70% average score from the oral board panel will be considered passing. Passing candidates will be certified to the civil service list for this position, which is effective for up to one year from the date of certification.

The Electrical Engineer II classification is not a Civil Service position and no eligibility list will be created.

All candidates will be notified by email of their application status.

E-Verify Process:

The City of Ames participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered a position with the City of Ames must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity prior to starting employment. Please be prepared to provide required documents as soon as possible after the job offer has been made. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 515-239-5199 or go to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services web page at: http://www.uscis.gov.

NOTE: Persons with disabilities must submit requests for ADA testing accommodations to the Human Resources Department prior to the application deadline.

The City of Ames is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, ancestry, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Human Resources Department at 515-239-5199.