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City of Columbus Public Utilities, Division of Sewerage and Drainage:  Land Development Specialist

The City of Columbus Department of Public Utilities is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Land Development Specialist for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage. The incumbent will serve as the Green Infrastructure Specialist. This position will facilitate the City’s compliance with its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and consent orders from the OEPA by maintaining post-construction stormwater best management practices (BMPs). To comply with the consent order, the incumbent will work with the Blueprint Columbus Integrated Plan and use green infrastructure to reduce sewer overflows and improve stormwater quality. Other duties include: preparing detailed inspection reports, reviewing designs and maintenance plans for green infrastructure practices, and preparing contract documents for green infrastructure maintenance.

To qualify you must have a valid State of Ohio certificate as a registered Landscape Architect, Architect, or Professional Engineer. Substitution(s): Possession of a bachelor’s degree AND two (2) years of experience in the planning, design, development, management, or construction of parkland, recreational areas, or stormwater infrastructure may substitute for the certificate.

Must possess a valid driver’s license.  

Salary $56,160 - $84,275.

If you are interested,  please submit an application to the Civil Service Commission by applying       on-line at  by 06/28/18. Please attach a resume to your application. If you prefer to mail in a paper application, please mail it to the address below. Pre-employment medical/drug screen and background investigation required if selected. EOE.  Applicants may inspect and acquire a copy of the City of Columbus, Department of Public Utilities EEO Plan by visiting the DPU website at

Contact Person: Nikole Pettus

910 Dublin Road

Columbus, Ohio 43215

Phone (614) 645-1494  

Fax (614) 645-0500

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City of Riverside:  Director of Public Services

The City of Riverside is seeking an experienced Director of Public Services to lead its Service Department consisting of thirteen employees.  The Director of Public Services oversees the department budget and operations, manages infrastructure projects and ensures quality resident services. The Director is also responsible for the general supervision, custody, care and maintenance of the public buildings, grounds, streets, sewers, municipal utilities and other properties owned or operated by the City. The Director oversees the street lighting and traffic signalization programs, administers the municipal solid waste collection and disposal contract, attends City Council meetings and serves on various boards and committees. In addition, the Director oversees and implements aspects of the capital improvements and strategic plans.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years of relevant experience. Supervisory experience is required. Knowledge and familiarity with municipal streets, parks, stormwater and building maintenance operations are required. Experience coordinating infrastructure projects utilizing local, state, and federal funding sources is a plus. Degree in an engineering field and Professional Engineer licensure are preferred.

The salary range for this position is DOQ and includes a competitive benefits package. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to Chris Lohr, Assistant City Manager/HR Administrator, 5200 Springfield Street, Suite 100, Riverside, Ohio 45431 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . Submittals will be reviewed immediately. The position is open until filled.



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City of Columbus, Division of Sewers and Drains: Engineer I

The Division of Sewers and Drains (DOSD), City of Columbus is accepting resumes for a vacant Engineer I position. Salary: $59,387 - $89,060. To qualify you must have a valid State of Ohio certificate as a registered Professional Engineer and have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. This position is in the Private Development Section of the DOSD and will be responsible for reviewing proposed plans, reports, and associated materials and information for various private developments throughout the City of Columbus for compliance with the Division of Sewers and Drains design guidelines and requirements. Please send resumes by close of business on 4/23/2018 to: Lindsay Tartt, Department of Public Utilities, 910 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Telephone: 614-645-5802 Fax: 614-645-0500. Pre-employment medical/drug screen and background investigation required if selected. EOE


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Ohio Society of Professional Engineers 2017-2018 Awards

To view available awards and their deadlines go to the "Awards" tab on the left.  Most of the award winners must be OSPE members.

Awards Manual

The Professional Engineers in Industry Practice Division of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers is pleased to announce its 2017 Ohio New Product Award competition.

If your company has developed a new process or project it may be eligible for competition for state and national recognition.  Nominations are grouped according to the size of the manufacturing company. Winners will be selected in four firm size categories.  Judging is performed by the OSPE-PEI Awards Committee.  Nominations must be submitted on the entry form , which you may also copy for multiple applications.

A state winner will be selected in each of the four firm size categories.

Richard Smelker, PE, FNSPE, Chairman

Owen March, PE, OSPE President

Tim Schaffer, Executive Director