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We provide a competitive compensation and benefits package, challenging careers, advancement potential, and a safe, stable, and exciting work environment surrounded by red rocks in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Assistant Engineer

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$25.30 - $36.48/hour DOQ
  • Posted Date:08/08/2018
  • Deadline to Apply:08/26/2018


Come join our team!  The City of Sedona is now accepting applications for an Assistant Engineer.


The Assistant Engineer performs a variety of technical and professional work within the context of the programs and activities of the City Engineering Division; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Engineering Supervisor.


1. Participate in project management for construction and inspection services and activities of the Engineering Division; review and approve private and public development plans for residential and commercial grading, roadway improvements drainage and traffic reports, and engineering calculations.
2. Prepare and develop construction specifications and bid documents for public bidding of projects; receive and analyze bid results; make award recommendations to the City Council; prepare a variety of reports and other correspondence.
3. Review subdivision master plans, preliminary site plans, and final site development plans for compliance with applicable City codes and regulations; assess the impacts of proposed developments and make mitigation recommendations and site development revisions as necessary; review hydrologic and hydraulic analyses and recommend improvements necessary to comply with adopted standards.
4. Conduct routine inspections and review storm water quality devices and programs.
5. Review plans of consulting engineers and private contractors; make technical engineering decisions and establish technical criteria and standards.
6. Evaluate existing hazardous conditions and prioritize corrective design work; plan, prepare, and design a variety of engineering projects such as roads and drainage way improvements.
7. Develop plans, specifications, and other contract documents; manage assigned projects ensuring conformance with contract provisions.
8. Provide staff assistance to the Engineering Supervisor; prepare and present staff reports and other correspondence as appropriate and necessary.
9. Represent the concerns of the Engineering Division in the absence of the Engineering Supervisor in meetings with other City departments, divisions and outside agencies; contribute to the resolution of difficult and controversial issues; represent the City at a variety of meetings and committees.
10. Represent the City at a variety of boards and commissions; prepare a variety of reports and other correspondence.
11. Answer questions and provide information and assistance to City staff and the general public regarding engineering issues; respond to difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; investigate field problems and determine solutions.
12. Work in organized team efforts and assist in problem solving work related issues for continuous improvement in work efforts.
13. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of engineering.
14. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


Knowledge of:

• Civil engineering theory and construction practices and their application to a wide variety of civil engineering programs and projects.
• AutoCAD.
• Sewer as-built.
• Principles and practices of project management.
• Office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
• Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to:

• Work in organized team efforts and assist in problem solving work related issues for continuous improvement in work efforts.
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
• Prepare engineering computations and design, prepare and review engineering plans and specifications.
• Interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Prepare clear and concise administrative and technical reports.
• Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
• Maintain mental capacity, which allows the capability of making sound decisions and demonstrating intellectual capabilities.
• Maintain effective audio/visual discrimination and perception to the degree necessary for the successful performance of assigned duties.
• Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.
• Simultaneously manage multiple priorities and projects.

Experience and Training Guidelines

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. Examples include:


One year of increasingly responsible experience in civil engineering.

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering.

License or Certificate

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an Arizona driver's license within two months of hire.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) Certification from the State of Arizona.


Environmental Conditions:
Office and field environment; travel from site to site.

Physical Conditions:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time; operating assigned vehicle or equipment; light lifting; general manual dexterity.


The City of Sedona offers a competitive benefit package that includes:

• Arizona State Retirement System
• 100% City-paid health, dental and vision coverage for employee
• Substantial contributions to health, dental and vision coverage for dependents
• City provided $50,000 group term life insurance
• Short-term disability
• Ninety-six hours of PTO time
• Generous vacation accrual rates
• Paid holidays
• Deferred compensation – Optional IRS 457 plans
• Wellness programs
• Three day weekends – 4/10 work schedule



To apply for this outstanding job opportunity, click here.


This position is contingent on City Council approval. 



City of Sedona
Human Resources
102 Roadrunner Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336

928-203-5038 or 203-5189



The City of Sedona is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at the City are based on business needs; job requirements; individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status; past or present military service; or any other status protected by law or regulation.



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