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The Engineering Assistant position is based in the Right-of-Way Section of the Development Services Division within Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT). This position is responsible for processing various right-of-way agreements such as sidewalk dining encroachment agreements, temporary infrastructure agreements, and valet parking permits. This position may also help other staff. Work involves considerable inter-departmental and public contact/coordination.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Reviews and processes sidewalk dining encroachment agreements, food truck permits, temporary infrastructure permits, and valet parking permits. Associated tasks are to coordinate departmental/interdepartmental reviews, conduct field investigations, and track all submittals in accordance with established departmental processes and procedures. Maintains an accurate record system.
- Coordinates closely with Charlotte Center City Partners to manage and permit the Tryon Street Vendor program.
- Assists other section members in the review and processing of abandonment petitions, encroachment agreements, and placemaking requests.
- This position may assist with the implementation of the ADA transition plan as needed.
- Responds to inquiries, requests, and complaints from the public; initiates requests for service; coordinates requests with department personnel, other departments, outside agencies and private contractors; makes sketches, takes field notes and estimates costs.
- Conducts field investigations to determine appropriate action for service requests; ensures compliance with ordinances, and verifies requests; takes measurements, documents with pictures, and evaluates existing conditions; conducts follow-up inspections upon project completion.
- Coordinates with other agencies as needed: Park-It, CMPD, CFD, Solid Waste, private businesses, private residences, other CDOT Divisions, CATS, Charlotte Center City Partners, etc.
- Performs related work as required by management.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Knowledge of civil engineering or traffic engineering principles, practices, codes and ordinances.
- Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, public and private agencies, contractors and the general public.
- Ability to research, read, and interpret deeds, contracts, ordinances, statutes, site plans, topographic maps, and related documents or designs.
- Ability to prepare presentations and facilitate group meetings with occasional public speaking roles.
- Insight to prepare and analyze data.
- Must have effective communication both verbally and written.
- Must have a valid drivers’ license, with a good driving record. Must be able to obtain, and maintain, a City Driving permit.
- Experience with ArcGIS or associated software
- Experience with City Council (i.e. meeting, emails, phone calls, etc.)
- Associate's Degree in civil engineering, civil engineering technology, construction management, paralegal, or related relevant field and one (1) year of relevant work experience
- Or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties.
- $52,025.00 - $62,531.00/year; commensurate with experience
Conditions of Employment
The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.
Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.
Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.
The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How To Apply
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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.
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