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Staff Development Engineer

The Village is accepting applications for a Staff Development Engineer. Successful candidates demonstrate a passion for the work, a knowledge of stormwater regulations, a positive internal and external customer service attitude, adaptability and an ability to understand and balance competing priorities. The position would assist the Community Development Department in reviewing development proposals and processing building and development permits by examining and evaluating construction documents for code compliance.

Examples of Major Duties:

  • Review and interpret construction drawings and specifications to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, codes and ordinances.
  • Review land development plans, subdivision plans, and related stormwater studies for accuracy, applicability and compliance with relevant laws, regulations, codes and ordinances.
  • Serve as primary coordinator and customer contact for stormwater permits and coordinate comments from other departments (building, fire prevention, public works and zoning) to compose complete and accurate permit review correspondence to permit applicants.
  • Conduct site visits to clarify review issues and concerns and perform inspections to ensure project completion.
  • Complete permit reviews in a consistently short review time while assuring accurate, reasonable, understandable and high quality review content; review time target for first review is 10 business days.
  • Provide technical assistance related to the stormwater ordinance and development regulations to Village staff, permit applicants, and general public.
  • Be the primary point of contact for outside engineering consultants who assist with permit reviews.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

The ideal Staff Development Engineer candidate will have a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and four years of experience reviewing construction permits and development plans, or a combination of practical construction experience and education which produces the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Registered Professional Engineer with the State of Illinois preferred and Certification as a Floodplain Manager desirable. Position requires effective public contact, ability to exercise good judgment, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to work independently. Qualified candidates must have ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, high volume, demanding environment.

Starting salary:  DOQ, plus excellent benefits:

  • Medical/Dental/Prescription Participation Plan coverage
  • Vacation/Sick time
  • Paid Holidays
  • IMRF Pension

Applications will be accepted online, only. E.O.E. 

Traffic Engineer

Performs a wide variety of tasks involved in the management of traffic, traffic related infrastructure and development related services.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Frequent contact with the public.
  • Planning and directing the collection of traffic data, reviewing and analyzing data collected, and preparing a variety of traffic engineering and traffic safety reports.
  • Identifying and explaining traffic impacts for developer proposals.
  • Participating in plan review and processing of plans for private developments affecting Village streets and traffic control devices.
  • Planning, coordinating, and preparing complete bid packages for project construction, including project plans, specifications, cost estimates, consultant contracts, authorization to solicit bids, contract awards, and other associated actions.
  • Assisting with the monitoring and management of commuter parking operations.
  • Managing contractual work for the operation and maintenance of traffic signals.
  • Acting as a resource for transportation planning related to bicycle and pedestrian systems.
  • Coordinating public works and traffic engineering activities with other Village departments and outside agencies.
  • Representing the Village at a variety of meetings.
  • Performing administrative and other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of principles and practices of traffic engineering and civil engineering as applied to public works projects; methods, materials, and techniques used in traffic and infrastructure projects; principles and practices of project management; and applicable laws and codes relevant to design and construction of public works projects. In addition, he/she must make complex traffic engineering computations, as well as prepare traffic engineering plans and studies and administer contracts and coordinate and review the work of outside consultants.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's' degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil or traffic engineering or a related field.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of four (4) years of increasingly responsible professional experience performing duties including at least one (1) year of recent experience in traffic engineering and/or traffic safety analysis. Customer service experience is desirable.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS: Valid Illinois Class D Driver's License; Registered Professional Engineering License preferred; Professional Traffic Operations Engineer preferred.

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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