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  1. Job Description This position reports to the Director of Public Works and is responsible for the planning of and the engineering of public works projects, including all water, wastewater, water reclamation, sanitation facilities and solid waste disposal facilities projects; the oversight and administration of city construction standards and specifications; and traffic engineering services for the Consolidated Government. Examples of Work Provides leadership and support to the Engineering and Construction Management Division. Establishes design guidelines and policies for vertical/building projects and proposed improvements to the City Right-of-Ways. Reviews and evaluates requests for design services RFP. Reviews requests for qualification submittals. Assists in budget preparation. Meets with City Council to keep them abreast of construction projects. Assigns responsibility, takes corrective action, demonstrates leadership and evaluates, develops and motivates employees. Supervises with facts, focuses on results, provides clear direction, and encourages innovation. Open Requirements/Supplemental Information The Chief shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the Council, and shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. Registered by the State of Florida as a Professional Engineer or registration from another state which allows reciprocity. Must have at least five (5) years experience as an engineer in the public works field or in private industry. A valid state Driver's License is required prior to employment and must be maintained. Must qualify prior to employment, obtain and maintain during employment a City of Jacksonville Public Driver Certification. ONLINE APPLICATION REQUIRED. Apply at www.coj.net/jobs. NEOGOV works best with Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer version 11 or higher browsers. Please try to apply using one of these browsers. You may have to cut and paste the link into the browser's search area. Be sure to add coj.net to your address book to ensure you receive email notifications. You may also check your application status at any time by logging into your account. If claiming veteran's preference, you must attach a DD-214 (Member Form-4 copy) or military discharge papers, or equivalent certification from the Department of Veterans Affairs listing military status, dates of service and character of discharge. You must also attach the Veterans Preference Certification Form and if applicable, the additional forms as noted here: http://www.coj.net/departments/employee-services/veterans-preference If a candidate believes he or she was not afforded veteran's preference, he or she may file a written complaint, within 60 calendar days upon receipt of notification of the hiring decision, requesting an investigation to: Florida Department of Veterans Affairs Division of Benefits and Assistance 9500 Bay Pines Blvd., Room 214 St. Petersburg, FL 33708
  2. I passed a year ago. Does that count?
  3. Can someone post what color the pencil was for the past 5 years. Thanks.
  4. I wish all the people taking the FE or PE, good luck!
  5. So the exact length of time that the euphoria of passing your PE exam and getting your PE lasted exactly 4 weeks for me. That was how much time it took my bosses to figure out that they now can dump a ton of projects on me and tell me that I was in charge of these projects. If these projects fail then it is my fault and if they succeed, they will bury me in more projects. I'm up to my eyeballs in work now. Oh well, that is life.
  6. I work for a publicly owned utility which is highly unionized. There are no pay raises for getting you PE or other certifications or getting more education. They only give raises according to seniority and time with the company. So you have people that just have a high school degree with no other certifications or training that have been with the company for 15 to 20 years making more than an engineer with a Masters and several certifications with 5 to 10 years experience.
  7. I had a newborn when I tried to study the first time around and didn't have enough time. I thought I could do it in 3 months but I failed the PE exam the first time I took it. I failed to realize how much time a newborn would take up since this was our first one and it took a month for my wife to recover. The second time around I laid out a study plan with plenty of float time in it to compensate for any unforeseen circumstances with the baby or anything else. I planned for 6 months of studying with a week break in between disciplines so not to get burnt out. I did one to three problems a day during the week and made sure I understood everything about that problem from where I got the formulas and data to solve the problem. The last month before the PE exam, I did nothing but practice tests using the notes I took during studying. I passed easily the second time around.
  8. What are some good gifts to give to newly minted PEs? Other than a pay raise.
  9. Woot! Just got my PE number! Now I'm legit!
  10. CE_Gator

    Pay Raise?

    No pay raise, just an attaboy. Of course, I work in the public sector where you don't get raises on ability, qualifications or accomplishments, you get raises according to how long you have been there and what political people you know. But the PE will give me mobility and options.
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