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City of Joplin Engineering Assistant in JOPLIN, Missouri

Engineering Assistant

Public Works Department - Engineering Division

Requires successful post-offer completion of a background investigation, physical exam, and drug test (including marijuana/THC) as a condition of employment with the City of Joplin.

Primary Purpose

Performs routine and specialized administrative support tasks for the Engineering operations within the Department.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:High school diploma or GED equivalent required.

Experience:Four years full-time administrative support work required.

Licenses and Certifications:Possess and maintain a valid state issued drivers license. Missouri Notary commission must be obtained within one year of appointment.


Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm

Salary and Benefits

Starting at $16.240 per hour ($33,779 annually).

We provide free health insurance to the employee, and a great family rate (that does not increase per additional member) with a low deductible, low co-pays, and free preventive care services.

Additional Benefits include:

  • 2 weeks of vacation accrual per year.
  • 11 paid holidays per year + 2 paid floating holidays per year**
  • Free life insurance to the employee, with supplemental options.
  • Dental insurance starting at $9.02/month with fully covered preventive services.
  • Vision insurance starting at $1.44/month.
  • Tuition reimbursement, longevity pay, Care Leave and sick leave buy-back programs.
  • Missouri LAGERS Retirement - employees do not pay into it; employee is fully vested after only 5 years of employment.
  • Access to 457 retirement plans with several benefits over traditional 401k plans.
  • Free library cards and gym access, fun employee events, and more!

**Floating holiday accruals depend on employees start date.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Prepares preliminary and final utility cut information for measuring, payment, and billing of utility companies.

  2. Prepares and tracks consultant and contractor payments made by the City.

  3. Processes bid tabulations for distribution; prepares bid documents for distribution; takes minutes at bid openings, pre-bid and pre-construction meetings.

  4. Prepares contracts and awards of contract documents; prepares and processes change orders for construction projects.

  5. Addresses property.

  6. Collects and processes payroll timesheets; distributes payroll checks.

  7. Prepares and processes purchase orders, invoices, and payments.

  8. Tracks construction projects from selection of consultant or construction firm to completion of project, and other public works engineering functions.

  9. Maintains map files, plat sheets, documents, and drawings showing locations of sewers, streets, and other utility lines and services.

  10. Prepares information packets for City Council meetings, pre-bid conferences, pre-construction meetings, and other public works presentations.

  11. Prepares contracts, correspondence, project files, and sewer agreements.

  12. Contributes effectively to the Public Works Department, communicates effectively with co-workers, both within the department as well as outside the department. Maintains satisfactory attendance to ensure duties are performed without negatively impacting co-workers or delivery of service to the public.

Physical Demands, Requirements, and Working Conditions

This is primarily an office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in-person and over the telephone. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file nformation. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 20 pounds.

Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset members of the public or their representatives while enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

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