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Assistant City Engineer (Engineer 5)

Company: City of Salem
Location: Salem
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:


$8,866.00 - $11,914.93 Monthly


Salem, OR

Job Type

Regular (Full-Time)


Public Works Department

Job Number


Job Summary
The City of Salem is seeking an Assistant City Engineer (Engineer 5) candidate in the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department.

What you will do:
The Assistant City Engineer Position is an advanced professional and administrative position reporting directly to the City Engineer. The position performs a full range of civil engineering project and program development, managing a team of professional and technical staff that delivers public infrastructure projects through planning, budgeting, design, and construction.

Additional information on job responsibilities:
The Assistant City Engineer is responsible for developing and monitoring program budgets, providing supervision and leadership to project managers, implementing, and managing policies and procedures, proactively identifying, and resolving project challenges and obstacles, overseeing, and participating in consultant selection, and preparing reports and recommendations.

A unique opportunity:
Recent retirements, promotions, and voter approval of a $300 million Community Improvement Bond Measure have created exciting career opportunities within our dynamic team of staff dedicated to collaboration and partnership with our community. In addition to this Assistant City Engineer position, openings include 1 Engineering Program Manager, 2 Senior Project Managers, and 2 Project Managers.

What can we offer you for all your hard work?

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family.
  • Paid vacation and sick time in accordance with City policies.
  • Competitive pay.
  • Employer-paid PERS contribution of 6%.
  • Opportunity for voluntary pre-tax contributions to a 457b account.
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts.
  • Voluntary long-term care.
  • Employee wellness program.
  • Employee assistance program.
  • Free employee health clinic.
  • Position schedule is Monday through Friday.Tentative Recruitment Timeline:
    Posting Closing Date: January 16, 2023
    Review of Applications: Completed by January 20, 2023
    Interviews: January 30 through February 10, 2023
    Planned Start Date: First pay period in March 2023
    This timeline is tentative and could be subject to change as needed.

    What are the minimum qualifications?
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or a related field.
    • Ten or more years of experience in a related field; or any combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the class.
    • Professional Civil Engineer License within the State of Oregon required with 12 months of hire.
    • Must pass the pre-employment background check.
    • Must have an Oregon Drivers license and meet the City of Salem's driving standards.About us:
      The City of Salem is the state capital of Oregon and is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley between the beautiful Pacific Ocean and Cascade Mountain range. Salem is within a one-hour drive of the Oregon Coast, Cascade Mountains, Wine Country, and Portland Metropolitan area. The area offers wonderful opportunities for year-round activities including countless outdoor recreation activities, collegiate and professional sporting events, arts, culture, and multiple universities offering prestigious educational programs. The City operates under a Council/Manager form of government and offers a welcoming, progressive, and balanced work environment. In addition to offering a competitive compensation package, the City offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, employee assistance program, free employee health clinic (Health Hub), and retirement contributions through the State Employee Retirement System. We value work/life balance and offer flexible work schedules and remote work opportunities.

      The Engineering Division is responsible for delivering the 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan and is currently working on a wide variety of capital improvement projects including: water treatment and distribution facilities, wastewater collection and treatment facilities, pump stations, reservoirs, drainage facilities, parks, airport facilities, streets, bridges, traffic signals, and urban development projects. The recent Community Improvement Bond includes capital improvement projects for streets, bridges, parks, building renovations, and new building construction, adding $300 million to the current $280 million Capital Improvement Plan and providing at least 10 years of funded infrastructure to be delivered by our team.

      The Public Works Department values employees and their professional development. If you are someone that takes pride in collaborating on innovative ideas, proactively responding to community needs, and being a good environmental and financial steward, we look forward to meeting you! The Public Works Department promotes a healthy work life balance, while maintaining the utmost dedication to the health, safety and welfare of our community, including our team!

      Where can I find out more about the position?
      Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Engineer 5 or view by clicking here.

      How can I apply?
      The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

      To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Hiring managers do not have access to view resumes as part of the application review process, please make sure to include how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification in your application.

      Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

      You may subscribe for automatic notification of job openings at the City through the Job Interest Cards - sign up today!

      For more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at

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