The Village of Algonquin, IL (Pop. 30,046) is seeking applicants for the position of Village Engineer/Assistant PW Director for the Public Works Department.
GENERAL DUTIES: In this role you will be assisting the Director of Public Works in the operation and management of the Public Works Department. You will supervise six Public Works Divisions (Streets, Parks & Forestry, Underground Utilities, Water & Wastewater facilities, Public Buildings, and Vehicle Maintenance) including on-site inspection, project coordination, material resource review, work development and assignment, quality control and assurance of excellent customer service from each employee and operating division. You will also manage engineering functions including plan reviews, document preparation and review, field observations, construction inspections, consultant management, project management, and carrying out public relations activities related to public engineering projects. Essential duties and responsibilities can be found in the full advertisement here.
Education/Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Project Management or related field and at least 5 years of experience in a related field is required. Experience in drafting, Computer Aided Design (CAD), and civil engineering are desired, but not required. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois is preferred, but not required.
Skills: Considerable knowledge of civil engineering and construction principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting. Thorough knowledge of applicable municipal policies, laws, and regulations affecting Department activities. Ability to prepare, organize and maintain engineering field and office data, reports and systems; ability to effectively communicate complex technical information, orally and in writing, to contractors, developers, property owners, employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, Village officials and the general public. Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely; ability to understand, follow, and transmit written and oral instructions is key in this position; ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, and the public. Must ensure best in class customer service is provided to both internal and external customers.
TO APPLY: Interested candidates are required to complete and submit an employment application along with a resume and cover letter no later than Friday, March 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Completed applications can be mailed to: Village of Algonquin, Attn: Human Resources, 2200 Harnish Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102, faxed to (847) 658-4564, or emailed to HR@algonquin.org. Please, no phone calls.
The Village of Algonquin is an equal opportunity employer within every definition of the concept. A copy of our Outreach Program is available upon request.
About Village of Algonquin
The Village of Algonquin was settled in 1834 with the arrival of Samuel Gillian, the first settler in McHenry County. Other early settlers were Dr. Cornish, Dr. Plumleigh, Eli Henderson, Alex Dawson, and William Jackson. The Village changed names several times in the early days; the names included Cornish Ferry, Cornishville, and Osceola. The name Algonquin was finally selected in 1847 as a suggestion from Samuel Edwards as a namesake for a ship he once owned. The Village was incorporated in 1890 and witnessed both commercial and recreational trade. Algonquin was a favorite vacation spot for residents of Chicago. Nestled in the foothills of the Fox River Valley, Algonquin became known as the “Gem of the Fox River Valley.”
The first Village Hall was constructed in 1906 at 2 South Main Street and throughout the years housed fire protection, library, and school services for the community as well as accommodating the municipal offices. The building served as Village Hall until the new Village Hall was completed in 1996. The original building is now called Historic Village Hall and serves as a community facility and meeting location.
A highlight in Algonquin’s history was the peri...od from 1906 to 1913, when the Algonquin Hill Climbs were held. The event was one of the earliest organized auto racing events held in the United States. Algonquin had a population of about 600 residents at that time and the annual hill climbs would bring crowds in excess of 25,000 to the Village.
Over the years, Algonquin has developed into a growing and thriving community, with its solid base of residential and commercial development as well as an expanding industrial/business sector. A tremendous commercial success was witnessed in the fall of 2004 with the opening of Algonquin Commons, the largest lifestyle center in Illinois.
Algonquin’s population as of the 2010 census was 30,046, which has more than doubled since the 1990 census, which recorded a population of 11,663. The Village has grown from a small, rural, farming community to a vibrant urban leader in McHenry and Kane Counties.