Planning Officer/Engineer, City of Raleigh Fire Department (closes 6/6/21)

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Closing: 6/6/2021 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $56,045 – $70,000 annually

Job Description:

This class is the sixth level in a ten-level Engineering Series devoted to providing paraprofessional engineering support, inspection and professional civil engineering for a variety of public works and environmental functions and projects. Incumbents perform specialized engineering work requiring the professional applications in the planning design, construction, inspection and/or coordination of projects.

Essential Duties:

  • Provides engineering and design work and coordinates engineering support and project activities; reviews plans, design and project work to ensure compliance with applicable code, specifications, requirements, regulations and standards.
  • Provides project management, coordination and oversight; develops design scope and associated budget; reviews and evaluates project progress and status; arranges review meetings.
  • Responds to inquiries and issues; provides troubleshooting; conducts site visits and inspections; performs facility/equipment assessments; researches, investigates, analyzes and identifies issues; recommends and implements solutions.
  • Prepares and/or reviews plans, contracts, change orders, resource estimates, bid documents, proposal requests, project closeout documentation and various reports.
  • Monitors and administers projects and contracts for scope, fee, and budget compliance; assists with bid administration processes; processes pay requests; participates in contractor selection process.
  • Attends meetings with technical review and advisory committees, Council, staff, developers, engineers and other project stakeholders; facilitates and presents at public meetings; prepares agenda items, presentations and meeting materials; provides updates and status reporting.
  • Maintains project/program documentation, standards documentation, databases, files, records and reports.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in engineering or directly related field.
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Licensing/Certifications: Valid North Carolina Class C Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record.

Additional Information:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of civil engineering.
  • Project management principles and practices.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Business math concepts.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
  • Customer service principles.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Skill In:

  • Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands and monitoring technical operations.
  • Providing project management, organization and logistics coordination.
  • Monitoring compliance with applicable plans, standards, regulations and contracts.
  • Troubleshooting equipment and operational issues.
  • Identifying engineering-related deficiencies and recommending solutions.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Researching technical issues and articulating recommendations.
  • Monitoring, evaluating and assessing engineering projects and functional operations.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).
  • Providing customer service.
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

ADA and Other Requirements: Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Working Conditions: Work is performed in both the field and in an indoor office environment with frequent exposure to hazardous physical conditions (such as mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibration, etc.); frequent exposure to atmospheric conditions (such as fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, etc.); moderate exposure to hazardous materials (such as chemicals, blood and other body fluids); frequent exposure to environmental conditions (such as disruptive people, imminent danger, or a threatening environment); frequent exposure to extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting and movement restrictions; and moderate exposure intense noise or travel.
Note: This job classification description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) designation may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.