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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

To be considered for future employment, 

Please send completed application and resumes to: Attn: Colleen Aguirre, MBA, Administrator; LAKE COUNTY ENGINEER, 105 Main Street, Suite A205, Painesville, Ohio 44077  OR AT [email protected]

DRAINAGE ENGINEER

Salary: $75K- $90K based on experience and qualifications

Position Objective

The primary objective of this position, in the Engineering Department, is to perform a variety of professional civil engineering tasks in the field and office related primarily to subdivision construction, building site development, GPS and GIS, roadway design, stormwater and floodplain management. The incumbent in this position works under the general supervision of the County Engineer, Chief Deputy County Engineer, or their designee.

Essential Functions

Performs professional civil engineering tasks.  Reviews proposed subdivision and building site plans submitted by builders/developers to determine compliance with applicable standards, regulations, specifications, and requirements and ensure the adequacy of drainage, roadways, grades, etc.  Performs field inspections of topography, grading, ditching, road construction, etc., as necessary.  Monitors subdivision construction and development activities as necessary.  Approves and disapproves site and grading plans for new subdivisions or recommends same.

Receives, investigates and responds to complaints from property owners regarding roadway drainage and subdivision issues.

Confers with builders, developers, private engineers, insurance agents and general public to provide information, facilitate the building construction approval process, respond to inquiries, and resolve problems.

Works closely with the Planning Commission, inspectors, contractors, salesmen, township officials, engineering personnel, and other staff members as necessary to perform the duties of the position.  Participates, as a representative of the department in pre-construction conferences and other meetings as necessary to perform the duties of the position. 

Performs engineering designs, prepares plans, review and inspects roads, bridges, retaining walls, storm sewers, and other related civil engineering projects.

Monitors and tracks projects from planning through completion to ensure compliance with plans, specifications and other requirements.  Evaluates and approves or recommends approval of change orders.  Travels and inspects county roads, bridges, job sites and work completed or in process to ensure compliance with plans, specifications, accepted construction standards and identify existing or potential problems and priorities.

Operates computer, calculator, vehicle, survey equipment such as transit, level, tape measure, pin locator, total station, etc., and other office equipment necessary to perform the duties of the position.

Coordinates with other departments to resolve issues relative to site plan approval and conformance to plans.  Shares duties with the building department relative to flood plain regulations.   

Researches and interprets federal and local environmental design and construction regulations.  Reviews and/or prepares technical reports and documents.

He/She confers with various individuals within and outside the department as necessary to perform the duties of the position. 

Attends meetings as directed and performs a variety of other duties as needed to assist the County Engineer in carrying out the functions, duties and responsibilities of his/her office.

Job Requirements

B.S. degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) college or university. Successful completion of the Fundamental Engineering Exam (FE)/Engineering in Training (EIT) with an ability to sit for the State of Ohio PE Exam within six (6) months of employment. Knowledge of and ability and willingness to conform to work practices, policies, procedures and directives.  Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.  Knowledge of and experience in applying civil engineering, etc.  Knowledge of and ability to apply County Engineer Department and other relevant federal, state and local policies, procedures, practices, comprehensive knowledge of computers, CAD and surveying software, rules, regulations or guidelines pertaining to design construction and development.  Experience and skill in applying survey principles, methods, techniques, procedures, tools, equipment and instruments.  Ability to perceive spatially and interpret blueprints, sketches, drawings and technical data.  Ability to complete and/or ensure the work is completed to desired quality, quantity and timeliness standards.  Ability to work well with others and maintain effective working relationships with individuals within and outside the Department and represent the Department in a professional manner.  Ability to effectively resolve problems and disputes.  Ability to work independently and exercise initiative.  Ability to communicate effectively and make sound judgments and decisions.  Possession of a valid State of Ohio motor vehicle operator’s license, a good driving record, and insurability.

Physical Effort and Working Conditions

The work of this position is performed primarily in a standard office setting although there is occasional exposure to extremes in temperatures and/or weather conditions.  However, other unfavorable health and safety factors are generally not present.  The position required very limited physical exertion and abilities.  Incumbents, however, must be able to stand, walk, bend/stoop, reach, manipulate, push/pull and carry.  Normal vision and hearing acuity is required for safety and work-related reasons due to the fact that the incumbent must visually inspect projects and documents, operate and work in close proximity to motorized vehicles and must converse with others to carry out job duties.

Equal Opportunity Employer

ONGOING ACCEPTANCE OF APPLCATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

LAKE COUNTY ENGINEER’S DEPARTMENT

CLASSIFICATION TITLE:                             LABORER

DEPARTMENT:                                                    ROADS

AREA OF VACANCY:                                          BLACKBROOK GARAGE

RATE OF PAY:                                                        STARTING: $23.51

                                                                    PERMANENT RATE: $24.54

Position Objective

The primary objective of this position, in the Highway Maintenance Department, is to perform a variety of manual laboring tasks to assist in the maintenance and repair of roads, bridges, drainage ditches, right-of-ways, grounds and facilities, etc.  The incumbent in this position works under the direct supervision of a Supervisor, Superintendent, and or a designated Crew Chief.

Essential Functions

Performs a variety of manual laboring tasks to repair and maintain roads, bridges, drainage ditches, culverts, right-of-ways, grounds and facilities, etc., including cutting trees, weeds, brush and limbs, picking up trash and debris, patching roads, spreading salt, stone, asphalt and pavement mixes, cleaning catch basins, repairing or installing fences and guardrails, loading and unloading salt, cement bags, materials and supplies, etc., cleaning and digging ditches, flagging traffic, raking, pouring cement, painting, setting up barricades, shoveling snow, performing minor equipment maintenance, etc.

Drives pick-up truck to haul materials, supplies, equipment and personnel to and from job sites.  Operates various hand-held tools and light motorized equipment such as chainsaw, rake, shovel, weedeater, pipe cutter, cutting torch, jackhammer, air compressor, etc.

Assists equipment operators as needed, including during snow and ice control.

Cleans and washes county vehicles, equipment, machinery, and facilities as required.  Reports repair needs.

Receives work orders and instructions related to the tasks to be performed. Completes work assignments in conformance with appropriate safety and work methods, procedures and quality, quantity and timeliness standards.  Secures adequate materials, supplies, tools, equipment, etc., to complete assigned work.

Performs a variety of other duties as needed to assist the County Engineer and the Superintendent in carrying out the functions, duties and responsibilities of the County Engineers Office.

Job Requirements

Knowledge of and ability and willingness to conform to work practices, policies, procedures and directives.  Ability and willingness to understand and follow oral and written instructions.  Basic knowledge, skill, experience and ability in applying the methods, materials, sequences, procedures, trade practices and techniques related to highway and bridge construction, repair and maintenance.  Knowledge of and experience and ability in the use of a variety of hand and power tools and motorized equipment.  Knowledge of and ability to follow safety procedures, practices and regulations.  Ability to complete the work to desired quality, quantity and timeliness standards.  Ability to work well with others and function as a member of a crew.  Ability to identify and solve minor work-related problems.  Ability to work independently.  Ability to perform moderate to heavy physical labor on a frequent or continuous basis under varying and occasionally extreme weather and temperature conditions.  Ability and willingness to work at other than regular hours and upon short notice.  An understanding of the English language and the ability to reasonably communicate using the English language.  Possession of a valid State of Ohio Commercial Driver’s License (Type B), a good driving record and insurability.

Physical Effort and Working Conditions

The work of this position necessarily involves significant exposure to fumes, odors, dust, dirt, etc. and extremes in outdoor temperatures and weather conditions.  Exposure to unfavorable health and safety factors in working conditions is frequently present including such things as loud noises, mechanical hazards, heights, and moving objects.  The position requires moderate to heavy physical exertion necessitating full and unrestrictive body movements and use of all limbs and major muscle groups.  Incumbents in this position are required, for frequent and/or prolonged periods, to bend, stoop, squat, climb, reach, crouch, kneel, balance push, pull, lift (up to 100 lbs.), manipulate, and grasp.  Normal vision and hearing acuity is required for safety and work-related reasons due to the fact that the incumbent must manipulate tools and objects, exercise hand-eye coordination, operate and work in close proximity to move traffic, heavy motorized equipment and various power tools, and converse with others to carry out verbal instructions, etc.

NOTICE OF JOB VACANCY

LAKE COUNTY ENGINEER’S DEPARTMENT

CLASSIFICATION TITLE:                             MECHANIC

DEPARTMENT:                                                    ROADS

AREA OF VACANCY:                                          BLACKBROOK GARAGE

RATE OF PAY:                                                        STARTING: $25.82

                                                                    PERMANENT RATE: $27.10

                                                  *ALL RATES INCLUDE A $0.50/HR      TOOL ALLOWANCE

Position Objective

The primary objective of this position is to maintain and repair construction-related equipment and vehicles for the Lake County Engineer’s Department.

Qualifications

  • The person in this position shall have (at minimum) a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • The person in this position shall have a valid Ohio Drivers’ License with a Class A CDL, including air brakes and Endorsement N.
Essential Functions
  • Performs intermediate skilled work maintaining and repairing automotive fleet and small equipment.
  • Performs inspections, repairs and maintenance of small engines, automobiles, trucks, and various other equipment.
  • Regular maintenance duties including but not limited to: lubricating, changing oil, checking/replacing batteries, repairing or replacing tires, fan belts, hoses, tune-ups, brake adjustments, alternator and/or water pump replacements.
  • Repair and safe operation of all motor vehicles and equipment to be worked on including but not limited to: gas and diesel engine overhaul/replacement, transmission repair, clutch installation, body work, miscellaneous painting, welding, brake overhaul/replacement as well as other work as required. 
  • Performs tune-ups on cars, trucks, tractors, and small engines.
  • Diagnoses and repairs heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs electrical controls and motors.
  • Inspects and repairs suspension and exhaust systems.
  • Assists in the overhaul and replacement of major drive chain components such as engines, transmissions, etc.
  • Assists in ordering and obtaining necessary parts and supplies.
  • Assists with loading and unloading of warehouse supply trucks.
  • Performs welding services as needed.
  • Provides assistance to other crews as needed.
  • Performs road service calls.
  • Proficient operation of wreckers.
  • Maintains and repairs shop tools and equipment assigned for use.
  • Maintains the work area in good, clean order. 
  • Performs various other duties as assigned by Supervisor to assist the County Engineer in carrying out the functions, duties and responsibilities of the Department.
  • This position is subject to call-outs, night shift, and mandatory overtime.  
  • Punctuality and regular attendance is an expectation of performance.
  • Must maintain a current CDL, insurability, and maintain physical standards appropriate to license requirements.
Job Requirements
  • This position requires: technical skills and the ability to perform and adapt to a variety of assignments; a comprehensive knowledge and experience with preventative maintenance on a wide variety of equipment and vehicles; a proficiency in the repair and safe operation of all motor vehicles and equipment.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions in equipment repair works.
  • Knowledge of all motor vehicles and equipment used by the County Engineer’s Department and the limitation of same. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to read and write the English language.
  • Ability to make sound judgments and decisions.
  • Ability to keep good records.
  • Ability to comprehend mechanical, electrical and hydraulic plans. 
  • Basic knowledge and ability to use welding equipment. 
  • Knowledge of general safety rules, regulations and state laws regarding motor vehicle operations. 
  • The ability to get along well with others and carry out oral and/or written instructions.

Physical Effort and Working Conditions

  • Work is performed mostly in a garage environment, and occasionally in inside and/or outside environments with occasional exposure to extremes in outdoor temperatures and weather conditions.
  • Work involves exposure to noise, vibrations, moving objects, job hazards and atmospheric conditions including but not limited to exposure to fumes, oil, dirt, grease, dust, acid, chemicals, and burns; other unfavorable health and safety factors are frequently present.
  • The position requires physical exertion necessitating full and unrestrictive body movements and use of all limbs and major muscle groups. 
  • Employees in this position are required, for frequent and/or prolonged periods, to walk, stand, balance, bend, stoop, squat, climb, reach, crouch, kneel, push, pull, lift (up to 50 lbs.), finger, grasp, and assemble or fabricate parts at or within arm’s length. 
  • Visual acuity is required for safety and work-related reasons due to the fact that the incumbent must manipulate tools and objects, exercise hand-eye coordination, perceive depth and color, visually inspect small defects and/or small parts, use a variety of measuring devices
  • Hearing is required to accurately perceive information at normally spoken levels, use communication by means of spoken word to express or exchange ideas, work in close proximity to heavy motorized equipment and various power tools.

NOTICE OF JOB VACANCY

LAKE COUNTY ENGINEER’S DEPARTMENT

CLASSIFICATION TITLE:                             Mechanic Helper

DEPARTMENT:                                                    ROADS

AREA OF VACANCY:                                          BLACKBROOK GARAGE

RATE OF PAY:                                                        STARTING: $23.22

PERMANENT RATE: $24.45

*ALL RATES INCLUDE A $0.50/HR      TOOL ALLOWANCE

Position Objective

The primary objective of this position is to assist mechanics in maintaining and repairing construction-related equipment and vehicles for the Lake County Engineer’s Department.

Qualifications

  • The person in this position shall have (at minimum) a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • The person in this position shall have a valid Ohio Drivers’ License with a minimum Class B CDL.
Essential Functions
  • Performs intermediate skilled work maintaining and repairing automotive fleet and small equipment.
  • Performs inspections, repairs and maintenance of small engines, automobiles, trucks, and various other equipment.
  • Regular maintenance duties including but not limited to: lubricating, changing oil, checking/replacing batteries, repairing or replacing tires, fan belts, hoses, tune-ups, brake adjustments, alternator and/or water pump replacements.
  • Repair and safe operation of all motor vehicles and equipment to be worked on including but not limited to: gas and diesel engine overhaul/replacement, transmission repair, clutch installation, body work, miscellaneous painting, welding, brake overhaul/replacement as well as other work as required. 
  • Performs tune-ups on cars, trucks, tractors, and small engines.
  • Diagnoses and repairs heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs electrical controls and motors.
  • Inspects and repairs suspension and exhaust systems.
  • Assists in the overhaul and replacement of major drive chain components such as engines, transmissions, etc.
  • Assists in ordering and obtaining necessary parts and supplies.
  • Assists with loading and unloading of warehouse supply trucks.
  • Performs welding services as needed.
  • Provides assistance to other crews as needed.
  • Performs road service calls.
  • Proficient operation of wreckers.
  • Maintains and repairs shop tools and equipment assigned for use.
  • Maintains the work area in good, clean order. 
  • Performs various other duties as assigned by Supervisor to assist the County Engineer in carrying out the functions, duties and responsibilities of the Department.
  • This position is subject to call-outs, night shift, and mandatory overtime.  
  • Punctuality and regular attendance is an expectation of performance.
  • Must maintain a current CDL, insurability, and maintain physical standards appropriate to license requirements.
Job Requirements
  • This position requires: technical skills and the ability to perform and adapt to a variety of assignments; a comprehensive knowledge and experience with preventative maintenance on a wide variety of equipment and vehicles; a proficiency in the repair and safe operation of all motor vehicles and equipment.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions in equipment repair works.
  • Knowledge of all motor vehicles and equipment used by the County Engineer’s Department and the limitation of same. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to read and write the English language.
  • Ability to make sound judgments and decisions.
  • Ability to keep good records.
  • Ability to comprehend mechanical, electrical and hydraulic plans. 
  • Basic knowledge and ability to use welding equipment. 
  • Knowledge of general safety rules, regulations and state laws regarding motor vehicle operations. 
  • The ability to get along well with others and carry out oral and/or written instructions.

Physical Effort and Working Conditions

  • Work is performed mostly in a garage environment, and occasionally in inside and/or outside environments with occasional exposure to extremes in outdoor temperatures and weather conditions.
  • Work involves exposure to noise, vibrations, moving objects, job hazards and atmospheric conditions including but not limited to exposure to fumes, oil, dirt, grease, dust, acid, chemicals, and burns; other unfavorable health and safety factors are frequently present.
  • The position requires physical exertion necessitating full and unrestrictive body movements and use of all limbs and major muscle groups. 
  • Employees in this position are required, for frequent and/or prolonged periods, to walk, stand, balance, bend, stoop, squat, climb, reach, crouch, kneel, push, pull, lift (up to 50 lbs.), finger, grasp, and assemble or fabricate parts at or within arm’s length. 
  • Visual acuity is required for safety and work-related reasons due to the fact that the incumbent must manipulate tools and objects, exercise hand-eye coordination, perceive depth and color, visually inspect small defects and/or small parts, use a variety of measuring devices
  • Hearing is required to accurately perceive information at normally spoken levels, use communication by means of spoken word to express or exchange ideas, work in close proximity to heavy motorized equipment and various power tools.

Applications accepted until position is filled.