City of Farmington
  • 23-Oct-2020 to Until Filled (MST)
  • City Engineering
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 84,797.37 - 131,840.35
  • Salary
  • Regular-Full Time

Full Benefits





DEPARTMENT:  Community Works

WORK LOCATION: West Annex, 805 Municipal Drive

HIRING RANGE: $84,797.37 - $131,840.35/Annually       

DAYS WORKED: Monday Friday

HOURS WORKED: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

TYPE OF POSITION:  Regular, Full-Time




Performs administrative, supervisory, and professional engineering work necessary to manage the engineering, construction inspection, survey, and traffic, divisions of the Community Works Department and to fulfill the statutory obligations of the City Engineer's position.

Works under the general guidance and direction of the Community Works Director.

Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.

Maintains responsibility for the design, survey, construction, and construction inspection of all street and storm sewers capital improvement projects. 

Coordinates capital improvement projects with consultants, private contractors and affected city departments.

Manages state/federal grants on all assigned projects.

Provides advisory and expert witness services to other city departments on matters related to professional civil engineering.

Prepares the divisional budgets for review by the department head.

Participates in the development of the Capital Improvement Plan in terms of project priority recommendations and project cost estimates.

Provides project management for the construction of the municipal public works projects.  Oversees assigned projects to ensure contractor compliance with time and budget parameters for the project.

Hires, trains, promotes, counsels, disciplines and evaluates performance of divisional staff.

Prepares operational guidelines for subordinate divisions and monitors response.

Coordinates the preparation of, or develops, reviews and updates the sanitary sewer, water, storm drainage, and street system maps, data base, and comprehensive plans.

Responds to public or other inquiries relative to engineering policies and procedures on specific projects and other information.  Evaluates issues and options regarding municipal public works and makes recommendations.

Serves as a member of the division head's management team and communicates key organizational issues to staff.

Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


This position is subject to the City of Farmington's Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy which includes:  pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing.

Extensive background checks required.

B.S. in Civil Engineering or a closely related field combined with eight (8) years of increasingly responsible experience in civil engineering; street/highway experience preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of New Mexico required.

Valid New Mexico driver's license with acceptable driving record for the past three years.

Thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting; thorough knowledge of applicable City policies, laws, and regulations affecting Division activities;

Considerable skill in arriving at cost estimates on complex projects;

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, City officials and the general public; Ability to conduct necessary engineering research and compile comprehensive reports.

Skill in public relations involving various infrastructure problems under stressful conditions.

Ability to represent divisional issues before elected officials, advisory boards, and citizen groups.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Community Works Director, management personnel from other departments, employees and the public.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.     


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