Assistant City Engineer

City of Norfolk   Norfolk, NE   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on January 1, 2022
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Assistant City Engineer

Norfolk, Nebraska (Population 25,865), in Northeast Nebraska.

Supervises, participates in and reviews engineering work involving design and construction observation of bridges, streets, stormwater systems, sanitary sewer collection systems, wastewater treatment facilities, solid waste facilities and other public works related facilities; reviews subdivision plans, and provides engineering support and capital planning for other city divisions. Four-year degree in Civil Engineering and Nebraska Professional Engineer license required or be able to obtain a Nebraska Professional Engineer License by Comity. Five to ten years of increasing responsible managerial and public works experience preferred.

Salary range $5,457 - $7,607/month.
Excellent benefits package.

Please include college transcript. First review of applications beginning February 1, 2022.
Open until filled.


About Norfolk

Norfolk is located in Northeast Nebraska in Madison County in the Elkhorn River Valley, 112 miles northwest of Omaha, 121 miles north of Lincoln and 75 miles southwest of Sioux City, Iowa. U.S. Highways 81 and 275, and Nebraska Highways 24 and 35 intersect in Norfolk. Norfolk is only 15 miles from Madison, Nebraska, the county seat of Madison County, which is governed by a three-person Board of County Commissioners. Norfolk accommodates several branch offices for Madison County as well as a separate State Highway Patrol Center and serves a 23-county area.

Norfolk is the economic center for an area encompassing six counties. Basic economic activities of Norfolk are manufacturing, farming (both livestock and grain), education, retailing, and wholesaling. Manufacturing employs over 4,059 persons. Norfolk is the major retail trade center for Northeast Nebraska.

On July 17, 1866, a three-train caravan of prairie schooners, carrying 44 German families from Ixonia and Watertown, Wisconsin arrived at the junction of the Elkhorn and North Fork valleys where they were attracted by the rich land open for settlement. These pioneers were joined by others from Wisconsin, and formed the community that later became Norfolk.

In 1881, the Village of Norfolk was organized. The settlers proclaimed “North Fork” to be their permanent post office address, named after the river, but accounts differ on the exact name: "Northfork", "Nor'fork", and "Nordfork" are all suggested. The name was submitted to federal postal authorities, and at some point was changed to "Norfolk".