Last Update: January 14, 2016

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CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.


Engineer

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Engineer for the Authority will engage in the “practice of engineering,” as defined by the Texas Engineering Practice Act (Texas Civil Statutes, Article 3271a), on behalf of the Authority.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Manager of Engineering.
  • Directs: May provide direction to Engineering Technicians and/or Engineering Assistants.
  • Other: Has daily contact with administrative and operations staff and occasional contact with the Board of Directors, customers, other agencies and outside consultants.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • At the direction of the Manager of Engineering, provides direct technical support for maintenance of the canal and pumping system.
  • Assist Manager of Engineering with capital program project evaluation, cost estimates and implementation.
  • Assist Manager of Engineering in the preparation of preliminary engineering analysis and cost estimates for proposed projects.
  • Assist in the in-house engineering efforts of the Authority with plan, specifications and estimate preparation for various construction projects including engineered solutions to conventional challenges of the Authority such as water, sewer, paving, drainage, and water control and distribution projects. May direct draftsmen, survey crews and technicians in support of plan and specification development for specific projects.
  • At the direction of the Manager of Engineering, independently prepares bid packages and manages the bid process for various construction contracts.
  • Provide oversight and inspection on various in-house and contractor constructed projects for the Authority, including managing project specific budgets.
  • Assist Manager of Engineering with preparation of preliminary engineering analysis and cost estimates for proposed capital projects.
  • Perform hydraulic evaluations of freshwater distribution canals and water availability models.
  • May provide recommendations based on analytical results.
  • Assist Manager of Engineering with evaluation of water rights, permit amendments and water availability, including the impact of proposed water right amendments by others on the Authority’s rights.
  • Assist Manager of Engineering and operations staff with the identification and interpretation of real property conveyance documents concerning Authority right-of-ways.
  • Provide technical support to operations departments through the development of operational programs and the specific implementation tools such as spreadsheets and databases for new projects or expanded operational criteria and/or constraints such as new environmental legislation, new challenges such as invasive species, or health, safety and welfare concerns of the Authority.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with various agencies, including TCEQ, US Army Corps of Engineers, USGS, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and others.
  • Coordinate projects with engineering, surveying and other outside technical consultants.
Other Important Duties:
  • Attends various professional meetings.
  • Coordinate projects with engineering consultants.
  • Assist with surveying data collection, processing and analysis.
  • Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: the art and science of engineering, especially the field of civil works related to water supply.

Skill/Ability to: prepare plans and technical specifications for the construction of public works; operate a computer using Microsoft Office products and standard engineering analysis software; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; and demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication.

Preferred Skill/Ability to: perform detailed structural design and hydraulic analysis; develop and manipulate databases for information management and evaluation; and evaluate and make recommendations for detailed operational programs with consideration of numerous independent/external parameters.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Minimum: The position requires a person holding a bachelor’s degree in engineering, plus at least five years experience in the engineering field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred: Knowledge of surveying practices and procedures, and proficiency in hydraulic and hydrologic modeling software, particularly software recognized by the State in evaluation of water availability and water rights, is preferred for this position.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
License to practice as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas is preferred. At a minimum the position requires a person holding a valid Certification of Engineer-In-Training with the ability to obtain registration in the State of Texas as a Professional Engineer within one year of date of employment.

Valid Texas Driver License

PAY GROUP: B5
SALARY: Dependent upon qualifications.

CLOSING DATE:
Open until filled.


Maintenance Worker

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Assists in construction and maintenance tasks of the Authority's canal system, including operating construction and maintenance equipment as necessary, such as mowers, trucks, tractors, chainsaws, etc.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Canal Superintendent; may receive assignments from Crew Leader at work sites.
  • Directs: This is a non-supervisory position.
  • Other: Has daily contact with other Authority personnel; has occasional contact with Authority customers.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Maintain punctual, regular attendance and work the scheduled hours.
  • Assists in construction and maintenance of the canal system.
  • Performs carpentry work in the construction of canal structures.
  • Installs and replaces concrete and aluminum piping and water meters.
  • Builds barbed-wire fences.
  • Ties steel reinforcement for concrete projects.
  • Mixes, pours, and finishes concrete in the construction of water gates, columns, flumes, floors, walls, bridges, etc.
  • Clears vegetation and debris from canals and canal banks, including operating mowers and chainsaws and applying herbicides.
  • Repairs leaks in levees and canal gates.
  • Loads and unloads equipment or supplies onto or off of truck, and transports to or from work sites.
  • Operates tractors, vehicles, chippers, etc., as necessary.

Other important duties: Performs other duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: construction and maintenance practices related to large-scale water supply/canal systems.

Required Skill/Ability to:demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication; understand numeric data; read, interpret and follow maps; complete necessary paperwork and/or reports accurately, legibly, and promptly; maintain appropriate Texas Driver License (applicable to job responsibilities) and good driving record; tolerate outside working conditions, including exposure to adverse weather conditions; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Authority employees and customers.

PREFERRED OR DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Skill/Ability to:operate computer, including email, word processing, and spreadsheets (Microsoft Office Suite); use computer spreadsheets for data entry; and use Google Earth programs.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
High school graduation, or its equivalent, plus at least two years of related work experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Appropriate Texas Driver License

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES PREFERRED:
Texas Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL)

PAY GROUP: A2-A4
SALARY RANGE: $11.34 - $20.28 (Dependent on experience and qualifications)

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.


Assistant Canal Superintendent

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Assist the Canal Superintendent with oversight of the construction and maintenance of Authority canals and structures, including assigning tasks, maintaining necessary records, and preparing cost estimates and construction budgets.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to: Canal Superintendent.
  • Directs: Crew Leaders, Herbicide Applicator, Maintenance Workers, Heavy Equipment Operators, Equipment Operators, Canal Riders and Mechanic.
  • Other: Has regular contact with other Authority employees, customers, other governmental entities, outside consulting engineers, and utility companies.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Essential Duties:

  • Maintain 24/7 on call status for Canal Department division related emergency situations.
  • Assume duties of Canal Superintendent in his/her absence.
  • Assist the Canal Superintendent with oversight of the construction and maintenance of the Authority’s canals and structures. Review work order requests daily, identify critical repair items, and assign priorities.
  • Assist the Canal Superintendent with preparation of evaluations of employees who have worked under his/her direction throughout the year.
  • Responsible for coordinating the daily tasks of the field maintenance/construction crews with Crew Leaders. Advise the Canal Superintendent of canal maintenance problems that could adversely affect canal operations.
  • Responsible for preparation of weekly and monthly Operations Reports and assist the Canal Superintendent with development of performance metrics. As directed by the Canal Superintendent, advise and assist customers regarding water delivery issues and with requests for maintenance and construction projects. Submit any construction related estimates to the Canal Superintendent for approval.
  • Coordinate repair needs of light or heavy equipment with the Canal Mechanic. Advise the Canal Superintendent of any light or heavy equipment mechanical or safety issues that could adversely affect canal maintenance operations.
  • Review light and heavy equipment work order requests and coordinate identification of critical/emergency requests and work order priority with the Equipment Coordinators.
  • Assist the Vegetation Control Program Manager with the development and implementation of the LNVA Right of Way and Aquatic Herbicide Application Program. Submit bid requests for materials and supplies to the Canal Superintendent for approval and ensure that adequate inventories of materials and supplies are maintained.
  • Assist the Canal Superintendent with the preparation and implementation of the annual operating budget and ongoing cost control processes for the Canal Department.
  • Assist the Canal Superintendent with identifying canal system improvements that should be considered for inclusion in the 5-year capital improvement plan, and assist with capital project development and implementation as required.
Other Important Duties:
  • Performs such other related duties as may be assigned;

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: Construction and maintenance techniques for earthen, timber and concrete structures which may involve the use of heavy and light equipment.

Skills/Ability to: Effectively coordinate field construction activities; assure productive employee construction efforts; prepare accurate construction budgets and project cost estimates; maintain accurate records; utilize practical application of engineering and survey principles and practices; proficiently operate computer using all Microsoft Suite products; use and operate the LNVA SCADA system software; use Google Earth programs; demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication, understand and follow, as well as issue, verbal or written instructions; develop and complete written reports as needed; maintain accurate records, prepare accurate budgets and project cost estimates, establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, Authority employees, outside agencies, consultants, and utility companies; and maintain appropriate necessary certifications.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
High school graduation or its equivalent, plus at least four years of construction related experience, at least two of which involved supervision and/or coordinator/crew leader duties of work crews and/or employees.
or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Appropriate Texas Driver License

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES PREFERRED:
Pesticide Applicator License
Texas Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL)

PAY GROUP: B1
Annual Starting Pay: $47,902

CLOSING DATE: open until filled

If interested, submit resume and/or statement of qualifications to Annette Purington at the Authority's Administrative Office located at 7850 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77708.

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Lower Neches Valley Authority
Attn: Human Resource Department
7850 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77708
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