The Public Works Association of New Jersey promotes and advances the welfare, conditions and interests of Public Works Department Personnel

Classified – Help Wanted

PART TIME PUBLIC WORKS LABORER/DRIVER, MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP – Duties include but not limited to storm drain maintenance, buildings and grounds maintenance, sports field maintenance, paving and general laborer. Carpentry, plumbing and masonry skills needed. You will get dirty. Qualified candidates need to safely operate common power/hand tools, chain saws, grass cutting equipment. Vehicle repair skills are extremely helpful. Full time candidate CDL Class A or B with air brake endorsement. Part time candidate needs Class B or willing to obtain. Heavy construction machinery experience is helpful. Clean driver license is a must. Salary based on negotiated contract. Part Time is 20-29 hours per week, no medical benefits, but must contribute to NJ State retirement fund.  Download application at www.mansfieldtownship-nj.gov and submit with resume and driver’s abstract to Dena Hrebenak at dhrebenak@mansfieldtownship-nj.gov or 100 Port Murray Road, Port Murray, NJ 07865.

(Posted September 10, 2020)


FULL TIME PUBLIC WORKS LABORER/DRIVER, MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP – Duties include but not limited to storm drain maintenance, buildings and grounds maintenance, sports field maintenance, paving and general laborer. Carpentry, plumbing and masonry skills needed. Pesticide license a plus. Qualified candidates need to safely operate common power/hand tools, chain saws, grass cutting equipment. CDL Class A or B with air brake endorsement. Heavy construction machinery experience is helpful. Clean driver license is a must. Salary based on negotiated contract. Download application at www.mansfieldtownship-nj.gov and submit with resume and driver’s abstract to Dena Hrebenak at dhrebenak@mansfieldtownship-nj.gov or 100 Port Murray Road, Port Murray, NJ 07865.

(Posted September 10, 2020)


CITY ENGINEER, CITY OF HOBOKEN – The selected candidate will serve as the City’s full-time in-house municipal engineer. The City Engineer is responsible for managing construction of the City’s capital improvement projects and providing general engineering support to advance the City’s capital program; including the Pavement Management Program, new City parks encompassing a combined 11 acres, rehabilitation of municipal parks and parking facilities, and replacement of water mains.  The City Engineer will also assist in coordinating construction of the NJDEP-led “Rebuild by Design” flood resistance initiative.

This position will require expertise in transportation engineering, and the appointee will collaborate with the Director of Parking and Transportation to conduct and manage various transportation studies, parking studies, design of complete streets projects, and ensuring that City signage conforms to MUTCD standards. The position will also collaborate with the City’s Chief Resiliency and Chief Sustainability Officers on efforts to construct green infrastructure projects, a microgrid, and other related projects. This position may also serve as the City’s “Responsible Charge” for administration of federally funded infrastructure projects.

This position will build and supervise a team of two personnel including a Water Superintendent and Assistant Engineer. The Water Superintendent is responsible for managing the Hoboken Water Utility and its contract with SUEZ Water for operation and maintenance of Hoboken’s drinking water system, as well as long term capital planning and implementation of the City’s Water System Renewal Program. The Assistant Engineer is responsible for road inspection services, road opening and sidewalk permits, and enforcement of the City code related to sidewalks.

Minimum Qualifications

    • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field.
    • At least ten (10) years of experience in civil engineering work with expertise in transportation and municipal engineering in urban areas. A Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a related field may substitute for one year of experience.
    • Professional Engineer (P.E.), licensed by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers or if licensed in another State, the ability to obtain NJ P.E. license within six months of hiring.
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Additional Desired Qualifications

    • Certified Municipal Engineer (CME) by the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers
    • Certification as a Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) by the Rutgers Center for Government Services

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles, practices, methods, and techniques required for planning, designing, directing, and operating complex and diversified municipal projects
    • Extensive knowledge of best practices in progressive urban street design
    • Demonstrated experience with design engineering or project management of complete streets projects
    • Strong proficiency with State and Federal engineering roadway design and signage standards
    • Proficiency in ArcGIS, Google Earth, and other mapping software
    • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
    • Experience implementing State and Federal transportation grants
    • Knowledge of New Jersey Department of Transportation reimbursement procedures
    • Experience with projects financed by the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank (i-Bank)
    • Ability to perform drafting operations in preparation of plans
    • Ability to read, prepare, analyze, develop, and interpret construction plans and specifications
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with general contractors
    • Ability to prepare clear, technically sound, accurate, and informative engineering and other reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations
    • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign Language or Braille are considered as acceptable forms of communication.
    • Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Manage all engineering functions of the City
    • Manage construction administration and inspection services for capital projects
    • Manage the City’s Pavement Management Program
    • Manage the Water Superintendent and support to the Business Administrator and Director of Environmental Services for management of the Hoboken Water Utility
    • Prepare and/or review engineering plans and specifications for the City’s roadway construction projects
    • Conduct engineering studies, including speed and volume studies, warrant analyses, highway capacity analyses, travel time and delay studies, and parking studies
    • Coordinate efforts to collect and analyze crash data, traffic counts, and pedestrian and bicycle counts and develop countermeasures for the City’s Vision Zero initiative
    • Design and implement the City’s Bicycle Network
    • Prepare/review maintenance and protection of traffic plans
    • Manage the right-of-way construction permit program for curb, sidewalk and road openings.
    • Participate in public meetings and hearings
    • Monitor the City’s signage, pavement markings and traffic signals in cooperation with the Department of Transportation and Parking
    • Prepare engineering reports and technical memoranda
    • Work proactively with the City’s consulting engineers to monitor the status of scope,schedule, and budget changes during design and constructionto ensure that the City’s objectives are met
    • Develop presentations and other documents to advance and/or present information regarding projects and other City initiatives
    • Assist in the preparation and/or review of scopes of services for consultant design, construction administration and inspection services on capital projects
    • Assist in the review and development of city ordinances in accordance with department responsibilities
    • Review site plan applications and provides comments and recommendations to the Administration, department heads, and the City’s land use boards
    • Assist with drafting updates to the Hoboken Municipal Code
    • As requested by department directors and officials, inspect systems, sites, or structures and render an opinion as to their condition
    • Evaluate bids and make recommendations
    • Oversee the performance of other engineers and contractors while work is being performed
    • Participate in annual and forecasted capital improvement budget discussions

Salary: $100,000 – $140,000

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

**Please send resume and cover letter to Michael Kraus at mkraus@hobokennj.gov**

(Posted September 9, 2020)


WATER SUPERINTENDENT – CITY OF HOBOKEN, The City of Hoboken is seeking a qualified Superintendent to manage the Hoboken Water Utility and its contract with SUEZ Water for operation and maintenance of Hoboken’s drinking water System, as well as capital planning and implementation of the City’s Water System Renewal Program.

Responsibilities of the Superintendent

The Superintendent guides policy development, program planning, fiscal management, administration and operational direction of the Water Utility in close coordination with other members of the City Administration. The Superintendent monitors all SUEZ activities in Hoboken and oversees compliance with the amended SUEZ agreement and Best Management Practices included therein. The Superintendent is the primary point of contact for the water system and all related issues in the City of Hoboken, including but not limited to routine maintenance and operations, emergencies, connection permits, and capital projects.

This provides engineering support primarily to the Director of Environmental Services and City Engineer.  Assignments are broad in scope and require independent judgment on issues that are complex, interpretive and evaluative in nature.  Responsibilities of the Superintendent include, but are not limited to:

    • Manages the capital program for Hoboken’s drinking water system, including:
      • Providing short- and long-term capital planning such as: ongoing capital improvements, smart metering, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System, advanced pressure monitoring, lead service line replacement program, and water main assessment program
      • Reviewing plans prepared by SUEZ such as: Water System Audit, Asset Management Plan, Calibrated Hydraulic Model, Water System Master Plan, Conservation and Drought Management Plan, Employee Health and Safety Plan, and Emergency Response Plan
      • Implementing the Hoboken Water System Renewal Plan including $33 million in water infrastructure upgrades over 15 years, which includes an average of $2.2 million per year
      • Updating the Hoboken Water System Renewal Plan with data provided by SUEZ’s annual risk-based prioritization of capital improvements
      • Coordinating with SUEZ to implement an additional $2 million investment in smart technology to monitor water consumption
      • Establishing a development plan review process for all land development and redevelopment projects under review and/or consideration by and before the City’s Administration, City Council, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment or other City entities
      • Reviewing the City’s capital investment needs, infrastructure requirements and methods of evaluating the Systemto increase efficiencies and reduce costs
      • Prepare requests for proposals for engineering consultants and/or review proposals submitted
      • Coordinate with SUEZ for construction management and oversight of contractors constructing water infrastructure upgrades (e.g., water main and service line replacement)
    • Review all contractual deliverables from SUEZ as identified in the Water System Best Management Practices
    • Coordinate daily with SUEZ for quality control over their contractual operations and maintenance responsibilities, including:
      • Review and evaluate allGIS data, reports, records, and logs provided by SUEZ
      • Review various routine operational activities that SUEZ performs to provide a safe and reliable drinking water source such as: proper staffing, developing and implementing a water quality monitoring program, System management plan, community education program, leak detection program, billing, collection and customer service
      • Review various routine maintenance activities that SUEZ performs to keep the System in good working order such as: development and execution of an operation and maintenance plan, preventive maintenance requirements, identification and documentation of maintenance training policies and procedures, and how emergency situations are addressed
      • Facilitate permitting for the opening and closing of streets for tapping of water mains, services, hydrants, and valves
    • Receive complaints and requests for repairs, and coordinate with SUEZ for remedial action
    • Review and approve all community education materials delivered to water ratepayers by SUEZ
    • Works proactively with the City’s consulting engineers to monitor the status of scope,schedule, and budget changes during design and construction to ensure that the City’s objectives are met
    • Develops memoranda, letters, plans, and other documents to advance and/or present information regarding projects and other City initiatives
    • Assists in the preparation and/or review of scopes of services for consultant design, construction administration and inspection services on capital projects
    • Assists in the review and development of city ordinances in accordance with department responsibilities
    • Develop recommendations for improvement of the Water System Best Management Practices and update the document accordingly
    • Update City Code for the water utility and drinking water System, as needed
    • Track records for Hoboken’s drinking water System in Spatial Data Logic or other software tool
    • Report to the Director of Environmental Services and City Engineer, and coordinate with other City Departments such as: Administration, Corporation and outside Counsel, Office of Emergency Management, Transportation & Parking, Finance, Fire, and Police
    • Report before the City Council, and any subcommittee thereof, on special investigations and customer complaints, as necessary, and appear before the City Council, and any subcommittee thereof, to discuss any items pertaining to projects or matters related to the System
    • Confer with administrative and technical personnel and personnel of other utilities or municipalities to coordinate activities
    • May be required to respond to emergencies outside of normal business hours; preferably within two (2) hours of notification.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field.
    • Six(6) years of experience required at least a portion of which must include water systems .  A Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a related field may be substituted for one year of experience.
    • New Jersey PE or the ability to obtain PE licensure within 12 months of hiring.
    • Must possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license.

Additional Desired Qualifications

    • Certification as a Certified Municipal Engineer (CME) by the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers
    • Certification as a Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) by the Rutgers Center for Government Services
    • Certification as a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) by the Association of State Floodplain Managers

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Comprehensive knowledge of state and local public contract law (bidding and construction processes and procedures)
    • Strong proficiency with reading and interpreting engineering plans, maps, and specifications
    • Strong proficiency with State and Federal engineering roadway design and signage standards
    • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
    • Proficiency with AutoCAD
    • Proficiency in ArcGIS, Google Earth, and other mapping software
    • Knowledge of operations, procedures, and processes used in the operation, repair, and maintenance of water and other roadway infrastructure in an urban environment
    • Knowledge of financial, personnel, and technical problems involved in developing and executing a work program for the inspection, repair, maintenance, and construction of a water System required
    • Experience administering contracts preferred
    • Experience with the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank financing process preferred
    • Ability to utilize MS Office required; CAD, GIS, MS Project preferred
    • Ability to work cooperatively on a team with other City Departments, SUEZ as the contract operator of the Hoboken water System, and other utilities
    • Current, valid Driver’s license required

Salary:  $70,000 – $135,000

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

**To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Michael Kraus at mkraus@hobokennj.gov**

(Posted September 9, 2020)

About Hoboken:
With over 50,000 in population and only minutes from Manhattan by mass transit, Hoboken is a New Jersey success story. Ranked America’s #1 most walkable city by walkscore.com, Hoboken’s south waterfront district has been designated a Great Place and Washington Street has been designated a Great Street by the American Planning Association. Already the fourth most densely populated city in the country, Hoboken’s population grew by almost 30% between the 2000 and 2010 census.  This significant population growth and redevelopment has heightened the need to invest in the City’s critical infrastructure in coming years.

The City owns the drinking water infrastructure that provides water transmission and distribution services to the City’s 55,000+ residents and commercial and industrialestablishments. Drinking water for the City is currently purchased from the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority (JCMUA).

For over 20 years, the system was operated by SUEZ North America (formerly United Water) in accordance with a public/private partnership agreement.On July 1, 2019, the City established a new public water utility and entered into an amended water service contract with SUEZ for operation and maintenance of Hoboken’s drinking water infrastructure. This represents a major shift in water System management for the City, as the water System is no longer being operated as a private water concession, but instead as a public water utility. A key feature of the new water service contract is the commitment of $33 million over 15 years for water infrastructure upgrades to implement the City’s Water System Renewal Plan. SUEZ will continue to maintain and operate the water System.


HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC – PRINCETON, , Salary: $50,481 Deadline: Until Filled. The Department of Public Works (DPW) may be hiring a full time mechanic. Must have electrical and mechanical knowledge with automated and rear packer garbage trucks, street sweeper, sewer jet, heavy equipment, parks equipment, TIG and MIG welding, and computer scanner trained to troubleshoot and diagnose error codes on police cars as well as other diesel and gasoline vehicles. Repairs, rebuilds and overhauls assemblies and subassemblies from motor vehicles and equipment, including engines (gasoline and diesel), transmission (manual and automatic), electrical components (alternators, generators, starters), hydraulic components (pumps), repair PTO systems and carburetors. Knowledge of mechanical makeup, operation, and installation procedures for all components and systems of vehicles such as engines, transmissions, front and rear-end assemblies, electrical, and hydraulic systems. For a complete description, and to apply, visit https://www.princetonnj.gov/jobs-and-employment

(Posted July 29, 2020)


LEAD MECHANIC, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS –PRINCETON, Salary: $50,000-92,000 Deadline: 8/9/20 Under general supervision from the Public Works Director, performs supervisory duties in the implementation and management of a fleet operation in the Princeton Garage; performs supervisory and technical work in vehicle and equipment mechanics as needed. Supervises and performs the work involved in; enforces safety practices and procedures and ensures employees receive appropriate safety training, responsible for the maintenance and repair of all vehicles and equipment assigned to all departments, supervises all Fleet Services employees; trains, evaluates and disciplines employees, implements and maintains a mechanic training program to provide needed technical skills for mechanics in repair of automobiles and heavy equipment. Checks all repair work performed in shop for completeness. This includes physical inspection. For a full job description, visit application available online at https://www.princetonnj.gov/jobs-and-employment

(Posted July 29, 2020)


@raritan-nj.org.

New Jersey Employment Listings & Classified Ads

New Jersey Civil Service Commission Job Announcements

Atlantic County, New Jersey Jobs

Bergen County Division of Personnel

Burlington County Employment Opportunities

Camden County Employment

Cape May County Employment Opportunities

Cumberland County

Essex County Employment

Gloucester County Employment Services

Hunterdon County Department of Human Resources

Mercer County Job Opportunities

Monmouth County Human Resources Department

Morris County Employment

Salem County Employment

Somerset County Employment Opportunities

Sussex County Employment Opportunities

Warren County Personnel DepartmentDirector of Public Works