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City of Fort Dodge Right of Way Coordinator in Fort Dodge, Iowa

Description of Work General Duty StatementUnder direction, coordinates right-of-way activities, including plan review, permitting, overseeing construction projects and restoration within the city right-of-way of varying size and complexity. iCoordinates department communication with the public through telephone, email, mailings and the City website. Participates in data collection and updating of assets in the Cityis geographic information system (GIS).i Distinguishing Features of the Class Responsible for conducting field inspections and initiating administrative enforcement actions to ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State and Local Codes and Ordinances pertaining to construction within the public Right-of-Way. Employee must be able to read and interpret construction codes, City of Fort Dodge i Webster County ordinances, and other related regulations. In addition, the employee must be able to respond to complaints, document investigation activities and initiate enforcement actions including legal case preparation. Contacts may occasionally be adversarial in nature and the employee must use skill and judgment to resolve both technical and interpersonal problems related to code compliance.Supervision ReceivedWorks under general supervision of the Chief Development Officer, City Engineer, or other designated supervisor with independence in decisions relating to assignments.Supervision ExercisedMay supervise seasonal employees and/or interns as needed.i Essential Functions and CompetenciesPerforms inspection services on a wide range of municipal construction projects and private construction work within the city right-of-way such as bridges, driveways, retaining walls, borings, traffic control, site safety, restoration, and all pertinent Codes and Ordinances.Assists citizen, contractors, utility companies and internal staff (e.g., Public Works, Development Services, Parks and Forestry Depts., etc.) with all aspects of City right-of-way matters.Researches and gathers data on deeds and legal descriptions.Reviews and issues right-of-way permits.Makes field determination and notification to the contractor of non-complying work or materials.Verifies elevation and other measurements necessary to assure that excavations, backfilling, grading, compaction, alignments, slopes, grades, and elevations are proper.Inspects public sidewalks, identifies defects or hazardous conditions, issues notices to repair, and verifies repairs have been made.Maintains records and prepares detailed daily diaries and inspection reports on pertinent construction activities for all necessary documentation requirements.Develops and maintains records of construction quantities installed by contractors on a daily basis and confirm construction quantities with contractors on a weekly basis. Performs data entry in associated software systems. Investigates and responds to citizen complaints and responds to questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner.i Testifies in court, on appeals and when civil infractions are prosecuted.Supports continuous improvement initiatives.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilitiesiiiiii Knowledge of the methods, materials, and standards involved in the construction of a variety of public works construction projects including Iowa Statewide Urban Design and Specifications (SUDAS) and Iowa Department of Transportation Standard Specifications.Ability and willingness to communicate and coordinate project needs with supervisors, surveyors, engineers and other engineering department personnel.Knowledge of construction materials testing methods and requirements. Knowledge of standard specifications governing public works construction and of problems involved with securing adherence by construction forces.Ability to make decisions regarding construction-related issues.Good interpersonal skills, ability and willingness establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, contractors, developers, government o