Jack Dalrymple has accepted, the position of city engineer/floodplain administrator for the City of Miami, according to interim city manager Tim Wilson.

“Jack is not only a licensed professional engineer , but also is well-versed in flood control management,” Wilson said. “Hiring Jack is a win-win for the City of Miami and the timing could not be better.”

Wilson made the announcement of Dalrymple's hiring late Wednesday.

“I have the full support of the mayor, city council and utility board - they all realize what Jack is capable of doing and the advantages his strengths will afford our community. Jack is a true professional in his field,” Wilson said.

Miami Mayor Brent Brassfield publicly offered his support of Wilson's choice for city engineer.

“I am excited to bring Jack's extensive ‘big project' experience to the city. We are fortunate to employ a person with his credentials, knowledge, and work ethic.”

Dalrymple's main focus will be to take the reins on the Main Street Project and work on flood control management for the community, according to Wilson.

“Cities our size historically have difficulty filling licensed engineering positions. Most communities search for years and often end up hiring a consultant engineering firm to handle their engineering projects at a higher cost,” Brassfield said. “Adding Jack to our staff is very positive for our community.”

Wilson said the city “is fortunate that Jack lives within our community, knows the issues we face, and wants to make Miami better.”

Dalrymple's first day on the job will be Monday.

The News-Record has not yet seen his compensation package