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Civil Engineering Apprentice
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City of Champaign | Champaign, IL
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Job Description


The City of Champaign seeks qualified candidates for a career opportunity as a Civil Engineering Apprentice in the Public Works Department. This is a limited-term position funded through June 30, 2021.

Responsibilities of Position

Under the direct supervision of senior staff this position will perform technical tasks related to the inspection and documentation of construction activities for the $42 million federally funded Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project (MCORE). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: observation of construction activities; measurement and documentation of construction materials and quantities in accordance with City, State and Federal requirements; written and verbal communication with contractors, project partners and adjacent property owners.

Required Qualifications

* A bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a related engineering discipline from a college or university accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
* Computer skills working with word processing, spreadsheets and/or databases (e.g. Word, Excel, Access).
* Availability to work outside of normal work hours when construction activities are taking place.
* A valid Illinois driver's license, or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire, and a good driving record.

Preferred Qualifications

* Previous engineering experience with a municipal, county, state or federal government agency.
* Technical work experience in civil engineering (e.g. working as an engineering intern, performing construction inspection, conveying or enforcing policies and standards).
* Customer service experience.
* Basic knowledge of field surveying, CAD and GIS systems, construction plans, specifications and standards.

Drug screening will be required. The annual starting salary range is $56,754 - $64,608, DOQ, plus an excellent fringe benefits package. Applications must be submitted online no later than Sunday, September 10, 2017.

Other Information

The City of Champaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The City of Champaign is committed to promoting a work environment and a community that values and supports diversity and inclusion. Contact the Human Resources Department at (217) 403-8770 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. if you require an accommodation to complete this application or during any phase of the application, interview, or employment process.

The following locations offer free Internet access and assistance: Champaign Public Library, Champaign Public Library Douglass Branch, and the Illinois WorkNet Center.

Our mission is to provide responsive, caring, cost-effective service in partnership with our community.

These values guide our work:

Personal Integrity

We act in the best interests of the City

We behave in an ethical and legal manner

We are open and honest

We follow through on commitments

We are loyal to the City


We anticipate issues, problems, and opportunities

We take initiative

We act to prevent and solve problems

We take responsibility for the outcome of our actions and decisions

We hold ourselves and others accountable


We treat others in a fair, courteous, and equitable manner

We actively listen and seek understanding

We provide a direct response

We embrace ethnic and cultural diversity in the community and our workplace

We are positive and cooperative

We are willing to apologize


We know and respect our roles and responsibilities

We ask who needs to be involved and we involve others appropriately

We define and agree upon the goals

We collaborate to achieve organizational goals

We help others accomplish their goals

We share authority, responsibility, and credit


We take pride in our work

We complete assignments and projects on time and within budget

We evaluate outcomes and seek feedback on our performance

We learn from our mistakes

We innovate