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Pivot Group Municipal Services
Jackson, MI, United States (on-site)
28 days ago
Pivot Group Municipal Services
Jackson, Michigan, United States (on-site)
28 days ago


The City of Jackson (population 31,309) is seeking a collaborator to serve as the next Civil Engineer III for its rapidly growing and diverse community. Jackson is located in the heart of Michigan, along the vibrant I94 corridor. The City boasts beautiful parks and recreation amenities, a premiere public school system, enlarging industrial and commercial sectors, quality housing, and a talented workforce. Jackson’s collaborative team is excited about onboarding a new partner to share in their efforts to advance the interests of the community. Serving at the direction of the City Engineer, the next Civil Engineer III will play a key role in capital improvement planning, design, and execution. The ideal candidate for the position should evidence civil engineering knowledge and experience in project design, project management, and construction oversight. The current leadership team evidences a long tenure with deep institutional knowledge. The next Civil Engineer III has the opportunity to thrive working within a cross-functional team of subject matter experts. Surrounded by seasoned professionals, the successful candidate can be assured of continued professional development and mentorship. Important for succession planning, the next Civil Engineer III will be positioned for advancement through the City’s talent development plan as competence and skill are demonstrated. 

Position Closing Date and Submission All candidate submissions for the position must be received by May 29, 2023, 9:00pm EST. Prospective candidates may submit their resume’ and five professional references to, Subject Line: Jackson. Pivot Group,, is facilitating the search process for The City of Jackson’s next Civil Engineer III. All inquiries about the position should be directed to Pivot Group Lead Recruiter James Freed by email at Candidates desiring confidentiality of their interest, as allowed and provided by Michigan law, must indicate such at the time of resume’ submission. This search is conducted by an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider.

Compensation and Benefits Annual Salary: $80,000-$85,000 DOQ. The City offers a generous fringe benefit package. 


General Summary Under direction of the City Engineer: perform responsible work in connection with the administration of various activities relating to municipal engineering; to perform responsible engineering work in connection with surveying, design, construction and maintenance of sewers, streets, water mains and other public works projects; take charge of designated construction projects; coordinate the various utility requirements pertaining to construction projects; direct and give instructions to survey parties and construction inspectors regarding condition, progress, workmanship and safety requirements; responsible for preparation of reports, studies, preliminary and final plans and specifications of assigned projects; investigate complaints; furnish information and advice to the public and city departments; keep necessary records; perform related work as required. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this classification. Such statements are descriptive and explanatory but not restrictive. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified. The listing of examples of duties does not preclude the assignment of other tasks of related kind or character of lesser skills.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers, talk and hear. The employee must be able to squat, stoop or kneel. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move 30 pounds of materials. Specific vision abilities required by this position include distance vision, close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this position, the employee regularly works both indoors and outdoors and regularly travels between work sites in a motor vehicle. The employee may work near moving mechanical equipment. The noise level in the work environment is quiet or moderate.

Eligibility Requirements Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited engineering college with specialization in civil engineering and at least four (4) years of active practice and responsible experience in civil engineering work related to design and/or construction of public works projects or equivalent combination of education and experience. Have in possession or be able to obtain within one (1) year of appointment a valid Professional Engineer (P.E.) certification from the State of Michigan. Must have detailed knowledge of civil engineering and related subject fundamentals; be familiar with sources of engineering information, know modern construction methods, testing of materials and use, adjustment and maintenance of engineer instruments; capable of assuming responsibility of engineering projects from planning stage to completion; ability to deal with the public in a satisfactory and effective manner; have supervisory ability; accuracy. Must be able to work effectively with other officials, employees, contractors and the public; be industrious, innovative and neat. In addition to the above requirements, all city positions require the ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language as necessary for their position; the ability to follow written and oral instruction; and the ability to get along with other employees and members of the public. City employees are also expected to possess and maintain a record of orderly law-abiding citizenship, sobriety, integrity and loyalty as it pertains to and reflects upon their employment with the City; and must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential duties of their position without excessive absences.

It is the policy of the city to promote and encourage the recruitment, hiring, training and advancement of all persons and not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of religion, race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, marital status, source or level of income, height, weight, religious or political opinion, union affiliation, and physical or mental handicap unrelated to the individual's ability to perform the duties of a particular job or positio

FRINGE BENEFITS SUMMARY FOR JACKSON CITY SERVICE Administrative/Non-Union and Supervisory Employees In addition to the annual salary range listed in the examination announcement for Jackson City Administrative/ Non-Union and Supervisory employees, the following fringe benefits are granted:

1. Health Insurance Coverage: The Employer shall provide and pay the cost of a medical, surgical and hospitalization plan, and a prescription drug plan for all regular full-time employees, including spouses and dependent children up to age twenty-six (26) in all cases where full family coverage is not provided by the spouse’s employer. A nonunion employee’s spouse who is a full time employee with another employer that has medical coverage available with his/her own employer’s plan, cannot be covered under the City of Jackson’s plan- See Article XVII-4 of the Personnel Policy. The City provides health insurance coverage through a Community Blue$5000 (PPO) policy with a $10/20/40 prescription drug benefit and a $10.00 co-pay office visit benefit. All employees are required to pay no less than 20% of premium share for such coverage. Percentage may be increased if tested positive for cotinine - See Article XVII-4 of the Personnel Policy.

2. Dental & Optical: The City provides access to dental and vision insurance for regular full-time employees, spouse and dependent children up to age 26.

3. Holidays: The following holidays are observed in the Jackson City Service: New Year’s Day Labor Day Martin Luther King Day Veteran’s Day (November 11) President’s Day Thanksgiving Day Good Friday Friday immediately following Thanksgiving Day Memorial Day Christmas Eve Day Juneteenth Day Christmas Day Independence Day

4. Overtime: worked by hourly City of Jackson non-union, administrative employees is paid for at the rate of one and one-half times regular pay.

5. Vacation Leave: is granted to regular, full-time employees hired on or after January 1, 2016 in accordance with the following schedule: Vacation credit for Classified and Unclassified employees described in A.3 shall accrue as a prorated portion of the employee’s current annual vacation leave on January 1 of each calendar year. The 500 hour rule (see E.2.) applies. No employee with less than seven years of service may accrue more than 40 hours of vacation leave earned in any given year, but employees with seven or more years of service may accumulate up to 80 hours of vacation leave in excess of vacation earned in a calendar year.

6. Sick Leave: is accrued at the rate of one day for each month worked and an employee may use such accrued time and receive regular pay when incapacitated to work due to illness or when there is serious illness in the employee’s immediate family. Immediate family includes the following: current spouse, parents, children, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, grandparents, and immediate in-laws, domestic partners, and foster or step relatives thereof. Sick leave banks shall be capped at 1,440 hours (180 days). Anyone who subsequently reaches the cap shall be exempt from receiving additional sick time until their bank falls below this threshold.

7. Funeral Leave: not to exceed three (3) days to make arrangements for and to attend the funeral of a member of his/her immediate family.

8. Worker’s Compensation: benefits, in accordance with the State Worker’s Compensation Act, are provided to all Jackson City Employees is cases of personal injury sustained in the course of their employment with the City.

9. Life Insurance: in the amount of $30,000 or one times annual base salary, whichever is greater, providing double indemnity and life dismemberment benefits, is available to all regular full-time Jackson City employees at no cost to the employee. The employee must enroll for this insurance immediately upon entering the employ of the City, becoming effective immediately.

10. Long Term Disability: is available to all regular non-union full-time employees. The benefit level shall be 60% of employee’ salary with a benefit duration to age 65 with a 90-day elimination period. The policy shall be guarantee issue subject to the “3/12 pre-existing” clause. The exact terms and conditions shall be subject to the written policy. The City will enroll the employee for this insurance, becoming effective immediately.

11. Employees’ Pension Plan: All full time non-union employees, hired on or after 7/1/12 shall participate in the ERS/MERS hybrid pension plan. Effective 7/1/2022, the employee’s share of the cost of financing the ERS pension plan (defined benefit) is 6.95% of salary per year. Effective 7/1/2022, the City also contributes 11.01% of your salary per year. If a member of the pension plan leaves the City Service before eligible for retirement benefits the member shall receive, after making proper application, a refund of contributions, plus interest computed at the rate set by the General Retirement System. Full time employees shall participate in the MERS hybrid pension plan (defined contribution). The employee must contribute a minimum of 4% up to 20%; the employer contributes a flat 4%.

12. Retiree Health Insurance: full-time employees hired on/after 7/1/2012, will NOT be eligible for health insurance in retirement but shall participate in the retiree Healthcare Savings Account. The City shall contribute $1850, effective 7/1/17 annually to be increased $100 every five years. Non-Union employees hired on or after July 1, 2012 shall contribute $800 annually, effective 7/1/17 to be increased $50 every five years. Vesting after three years. Non Union Supervisory Contractual employees hired on/after 12/11/12 are eligible for retiree Healthcare Savings Account only. City contributes $3,000/yr., with $100 inflationary adjustment every five years. Employee contributes $350/yr., with $50 inflationary adjustment every five years.

13. Flexible Fringe Benefit Program: Flexible Fringe benefits is an innovative approach to benefits where the employee decides what level of benefits his/her family needs. All eligible employees MUST enroll for their fringe benefits through the HRConnection on-line portal at Optional dental, vision, additional employee life and dependent life insurance coverage is available. Employees may also choose to participate in Healthcare and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts by deferring pre-tax earnings to such accounts. The plan year runs from July 1 to June 30. Prior to each plan year employees are invited to open enrollment sessions and provided information in order to make their choice for the upcoming year. Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care reimbursement accounts are only available for selection during the annual open enrollment period.

14. Employee Assistance Plan (EAP): Henry Ford Allegiance Occupational Health EAP is a confidential service to employees and their immediate family members who would like some assistance in dealing with a personal problem. Allegiance Occupational Health offers short term, problem assistance (up to six sessions, per problem, per year). There is no charge to the employee or family for this service.

I HAVE REVIEWED THE ABOVE INFORMATION AND ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT. Revised 07/2022 City of Jackson 7/1/22 Active Employee Benefit Overview (Non-Mape) Medical/Prescription Drug – Blue Cross: o BCBSM Community Blue PPO $5000/$10,000 + HRA (See attached Instructions/Form) City funds $4500 per person/$9000 family of deductible after the employee’s initial responsibility of $500/$1000 per calendar year/January via HRA claim submission to JFP. Services with Flat Copays – No Deductible Required: • $10 Office Visit copays; $50 Emergency Room copays • $10/$20/$40 Prescription Drug copays • Blue Dental – Blue Cross: o Class I – Preventive = Paid at 75% of Approved Charge o Class II/Class III – Restorative = Paid at 50% of Approved Charge ANNUAL per-person Benefit Maximum for Class I, II, III = $1000 (Refreshes July 1 annually) o Class IV – Orthodontics = 50% up to LIFETIME maximum of $1000 (Must be under age 19) • Blue Vision – Blue Cross/VSP: o Copays at VSP Provider Locations: $5 Exam, $10 lens and/or frame copay o Frequency benefit for all services = 12-consecutive month eligibility from last Date of Service o $130 frame OR contact lens allowance (Cannot receive both in same benefit year.) • Flexible Spending Account/FSA: o $2,750 Health/Medical Account Maximum 2.5 month Grace Period = Unused Funds available for use until September 15 o $5,000 Dependent care Maximum ($2500 if married but filing separately) • Life insurance – Mutual of Omaha: o Employer-paid Core Life Insurance 1x annual wages to $125,000 max o Employee Paid (Optional/Voluntary) Guaranteed Issue $100,000 Employee, $20,000 Spouse, $10,000 Child Guaranteed issue only if purchased when first eligible. • Long Term Disability – Mutual of Omaha: o Non-Union employees only (Regular Police Chief, Deputy Police Chief, Fire Chief, DDA Employees, MAPE Employees and Non-Union/CBA Employees) o 60% of pre-disability earnings to $6,250 max monthly benefit o 90-day elimination period • Employee Assistance Program – Mutual of Omaha Travel Assistance program – Mutual of Omaha Greater details and enrollment on CITY OF JACKSON 2023 STIPEND DISBURSEMENT SCHEDULE January 27 February 24 March 31 April 28 May 26 June 30 July 28 August 25 September 29 October 27 November 24 December 29 If you would like to sign up for direct deposit or would like to change your tax withholdings, please contact our office at (517) 788-4046. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 69160060
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Jackson, Michigan, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Pivot Group Municipal Services
  • Position Title: Civil Engineer III
  • Job Function: Local Government Management
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $80,000.00 - $85,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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