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Right-of-Way Technician - Public WorksCITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description Job Class #12-14 FLSA Non-Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Right-of-Way Technician – Public Works Department: Public Works Division: Engineering Supervisor: City Engineer Job Summary Under general direction, administers permitting programs for construction work, utilities and other activities within the public right-of-way. Prescribes action for conformance to code and standards. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Administers permitting programs for construction work, utilities and other activities within the public right-of-way. Establishes standards and procedures for consistency within documentation for utility records. Organizes and maintains utility records. Conducts on-site inspections of utility installations including gas, electrical and telecommunications facilities as well as storm sewers, water mains, sanitary sewers, streets and sidewalks and ensures compliance with City codes and ordinances. Compiles extensive field notes detailing inspections and reports progress. Makes on-site decisions involving subgrade preparation, pavement repair and surface restoration. Identifies non-compliance issues associated with specifications and the inspected construction areas and informs appropriate parties of lack of compliance with City standards. Coordinates activities in the public right-of-way with other City departments as well as outside agencies and the public; plans reviews. Produces and updates maps, plats, plans and other drawings. Utilizes software and equipment such as computers and tablets to perform job duties. Assists with drafting agreements related to work within the public right-of-way. Meets and coordinates with contractors, engineers, utility representatives and homeowners regarding work within the public right-of-way; coordinates pre-construction meetings on designated projects. Prepares public communications and press releases regarding projects. Responds to complaints and information requests from the public. Job Class #12-14 Engineering Page 2 Updated 02/18/2022 Assists survey crew on projects, as assigned. Reviews and issues permits for all construction located in the right-of-way. Reviews and modifies traffic control plans for street closures. Researches issues and proposes solutions to reach agreement. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, vibration, confined space, and traffic hazards. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification Associate degree from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body, plus two years of experience in construction, construction inspection, engineering drafting or in a related field required. Or equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Five years of experience in construction, construction inspection, engineering drafting or in a related field preferred. Iowa Department of Transportation certifications in Level 1 and 2 Aggregate, Level 1 PCC and Level 1 HMA preferred. American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) certification preferred. Job Class #12-14 Engineering Page 3 Updated 02/18/2022 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of civil engineering principles. Knowledge of construction methods, materials, plans and specifications. Knowledge of surveying methods. Knowledge of AutoCAD and GIS (geographical information systems). Skills in interpersonal and public relations. Skills in computer-aided drafting, surveying, and design. Skill in record keeping. Skill in the use of a variety of machines, including personal computers, air meter and slump cone. Ability to detect defective materials and workmanship. Ability to perform mathematical functions in order to review contractor compliance with standards. Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications, blueprints, easement documents, design manuals, pay estimates and textbooks. Ability to record concise field notes and report progress. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.