Duties include sub-professional civil engineering work performed as a member of a survey crew, field inspector, materials testing technician or traffic technician on construction or maintenance projects. Ordinarily, the work is closely supervised by the survey party chief, by an engineer or by an inspector / technician of higher rank. Assignments include: clearing brush; locating and digging for monuments; holding stadia and level rods; measuring with tapes and chains; caring for surveying instruments and tools and operating GPS, Total Station, and levels. Work assignments in connection with construction of roads, bridges or buildings includes making routine inspections and tests of construction materials and work performed to assure conformance with contract specifications.
At the time of application and appointment, eligible candidates must have:
An Associate's Degree or higher level degree in Civil Engineering Technology or similar degree as determined acceptable by the Department of Personnel/Human Resources; OR
A Bachelor's degree in any discipline and two (2) years experience surveying land, inspecting projects, reviewing traffic
A valid State of Michigan driver's license and an acceptable safe driving record.
NOTE: At the time of application it is preferred that the candidate possess at least one of the following certifications:
• MDOT Field Manager Certification
• MDOT Computerized Office Technician
• MCA-Level 1
• ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician-Grade 1
• ICET Michigan Certified Aggregate Inspection Technician Certification-Level 1 or 2
• ICET Michigan Certified Density Control Technician Certification
• ICET Michigan Certified Bituminous Laboratory Technician Certification-Level 1
• ACSM Surveying Technician Level One
• ICET Michigan Certified Bituminous QA/AC Technician Certification
• Nuclear Gauge Operator Certification
• IMSA Sign and Pavement Marking-Level 1,2 or 3
• IMSA Work Zone Safety
• Construction Storm Water Operator Certification
• Comprehensive Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Certification
During the probation period, candidates must obtain at least one of the above certifications. If the certification is not obtained, the employee will be removed from the Project Supervisor position pursuant to the Department of Personnel/Human Resources and Department of Public Services procedures.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS Candidates will be required to lift heavy tools and equipment, soil/rock/cement samples, and must have the ability to drive stakes into the ground.
|NOTE: At the time of application, candidates must submit copies of college degree/transcripts and requested certifications, for acceptance to this examination. Failure to submit the requested documents will result in rejection of the application.|
Types of Tests: A Written Exam will be rated at 85% and will include knowledge of basic construction principles, mathematics, engineering technology, materials testing and the use of surveying instruments, measuring devices, materials testing equipment and construction tools. (Calculators may be used during the Written Exam)Training and Certifications will be rated at 15%
Purpose: The purpose of this examination is to establish an eligible list from which to fill present and future vacancies. The eligible list will remain in effect for six (6) months, but may be extended. This is a continuous examination and ranking on the eligible list will be subject to change as names are added to and removed from the list.
Pay Rate and Fringe Benefits: Appointments will usually be made at the minimum rate with annual increases where applicable. Payment is on a bi-weekly basis. Employees receive liberal fringe benefits, which include vacation pay, sick leave pay, health care insurance, optical, dental, long term disability, life insurance and a retirement plan.
Investigation and Probationary Period: An investigation of character and past employment will be conducted. Appointees must satisfactorily complete a probationary period before the appointment will be considered permanent, in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreements.
Veteran's Preference: Honorably discharged war veterans who receive passing grades on examinations will have ten (10) points added to their final earned examination scores and those who have a service connected disability will have five (5) points added to their score, for a possible total of fifteen (15) additional points. Requests for and proof of eligibility must be submitted at the time of the examination.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The County of Wayne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, arrest record or disability.
Accommodations for the Disabled: A disabled person needing accommodation in connection with a job application or to participate in the examination process must notify the Department of Personnel/Human Resources. A reasonable accommodation may also be required on the job to enable the individual to perform the essential job functions. Such accommodations will be evaluated at the time of appointment. Hearing or speech impaired persons using TDD's or similar devices may contact the Michigan Relay Center, toll free at (800) 649-3777 or 711 to communicate directly with the Department of Personnel/Human Resources during regular working hours.
Appeal of Rejection: Persons denied permission to compete in an examination may make a written appeal to the Wayne County Civil Service Commission for a final decision. An appeal must be filed within twenty (20) days following the mailing of the rejection stating the basis on which the application should be accepted.
Review of Examination: A request to review an examination must be made in writing within twenty (20) days after the notice of result of the examination is mailed. An appeal concerning the rating received must be made in writing within twenty (20) days after the review. An appeal must state the basis on which it is claimed that the rating is improper.
Retake Policy for this Examination: Applicants who fail any portion of this examination must wait 30 days before reapplying.