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Town looking for associate civil engineer

Scott Hess

Because of an overload of work – mostly related to proposed projects – for Truckee Town Engineer/Public Works Director Dan Wilkins, the Town of Truckee approved the hire of an additional associate civil engineer.

Wilkins, in the Truckee Town Council meeting Aug. 7, said he is overworked and needed help with his jobs. “There’s more work that needs to get done in the department than we have man-hours for,” he said. “[Truckee gains] an additional 20 percent of man-power with the position.”

In his report to the town council, Wilkins wrote, “Capital improvement projects are not being completed in a timely manner,” and he “has to act as a project manager to handle the workload.”

With an associate civil engineer, Wilkins wrote, he would spend approximately 10-20 percent less time with the engineering division, and put that time toward the public works department.

The extra position will cost Truckee an estimated $74,813 – although the range is from $58,932 to $79,644, depending on experience for the new employee’s salary. The total cost to the town, including the salary, office space, computer and benefits package, will be approximately $103,000, Wilkins said.

He said the town is hoping to hire someone with a background in land development and/or traffic engineering. “We could use help in [those areas],” Wilkins said.

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Wilkins’ report said the new employee “will focus on land development, capital improvement project and traffic types of projects.”

The town will accept applications for the associate civil engineer position until Oct. 7, and Wilkins said it hopes to have the position filled by the beginning of November.

When Truckee does hire its new civil engineer, the engineering division will split up the total workload, assigning projects to employees based on their area(s) of expertise.

For more information or to apply for the associate civil engineer position, visit http://www.townoftruckee.com, call 582-7700 or visit the administrative center at 10183 Truckee Airport Road.