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Seasonal Engineering Intern

Duties: Performs a variety of civil engineering duties as assigned, under direct supervision.Duties may include assistance with the following:

  • Field inspections related to capital infrastructure project construction;
  • Construction project layout and staking for various capital projects;
  • Drafting and computing operations involved in the preparation of drawings and plans;
  • Permit reviews, site inspections, erosion and sediment control inspections, and responding to calls from residents and contractors;
  • General office work, including scanning and filing of plans;
  • Other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications: At least one year of college completed; students majoring in civil engineering are preferred. Computer skills with Word and Excel are required. Auto CAD experience is a plus, but not required. A valid driver's license is required. Currently the Village has the following openings:

  • Three (3) open positions for 40 hours per week (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Mon through Fri). Must be available to work occasional evening and/or weekend hours.
  • One (1) open position for 20 flexible hours per week (between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Mon through Fri).

All positions last for approximately 3 months.

Application Period: Open until filled. Applications will be accepted online, only. E.O.E. 

Staff Engineer I

Duties: Provides support on capital construction projects including planning, surveying, preparing preliminary budget estimates, design, preparing contract specifications and bid documents; construction administration and inspection. Designs and inspects construction of assigned capital projects to ensure compliance with Village codes and ordinances in addition to compliance with contract specifications. Responds to citizen inquiries and complaints regarding drainage, village infrastructure and construction work. Performs localized neighborhood drainage investigations. Assists other engineering staff with field work on an as-needed basis. Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge and Skills Required: Candidates must have knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices, mathematics, construction project scheduling and accounting, surveying, drafting and plan preparation, reading/interpreting 
architectural and civil drawings, and in using a personal computer and software (Word, Excel, Outlook). Candidates must possess good communication skills, both oral and written. Experience/skill with AutoCAD and/or Civil3D is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field is required.

This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position. Must be available to work occasional weekend and evening hours as required. A valid driver's license is required. Competitive starting salary and benefits.

Salary: Annual salary range for this position is $57,401 to $78,926.

Application Period: Open until filled. First review of candidates will occur on or around February 23, 2015. Applications will be accepted online, only. E.O.E. 

Crossing Guard

The Village of Downers Grove is accepting applications for the position of Crossing Guard to assist school children at assigned crossings before and after school. Applicants must be in good physical condition and be able to work in all weather. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact CSO Supervisor Timothy Sembach at the Downers Grove Police Department; Monday - Friday, 7:00 am- 3:00 pm at (630) 434-5636. 

Wage: $10.00 per trip ($20.00 a day) Position open until filled. Applications will be accepted online, only. E.O.E.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Village is looking for volunteers to work on special projects as needed, such as electronics recycling events, general office assistance, building improvements and emergency response.

If you are interested in becoming a Municipal Volunteer, please fill out the Online Application, which identifies your skills and availabilities. Applicants will be kept on file and called upon, as needed, or may apply for specific posted volunteer opportunities.

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