ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE/CIVIL ENGINEER Four vacancies RECRUITMENT #18-S17-002 Public Works Department Salary: Asst/Assoc: $70,764 - $104,669/year Civil: $84,117 - $112,718/year
INTRODUCTION Are you a team-oriented engineering professional with proven design and project management experience? The City of Ventura is accepting applications for four Assistant/Associate/Civil Engineer vacancies in our collaborative Public Works Department - three vacancies on a team dedicated to innovative water and wastewater capital improvement projects and one vacancy on a collaborative team assigned to engineering design and construction. To be considered for these exciting career opportunities, apply online at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs. To learn more about the City of Ventura's Public Works Department, visit https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/189/Public-Works.
THE POSITION Under general supervision, performs a variety of professional engineering tasks in one of the following areas: capital projects (design), Ventura Water, construction/survey, transportation/traffic, or land development. These positions are flexibly staffed and may be filled at any level depending on the qualifications of the incumbents and the staffing needs of the City. An eligibility list is being established to fill four vacancies in the Public Works Department - three assigned to water and wastewater capital improvement projects and one assigned to engineering design and construction, as well as future related full-time or part-time vacancies.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE Effectively manages multiple projects, ensuring quality work, while remaining conscientious of schedules and budgets Is team-oriented and able to interact with people throughout the City, both cooperatively and collaboratively Has engineering design experience in a municipal or county public works department or special purpose district, specifically in water or wastewater projects Has exemplary customer service standards and can establish effective working relationships Has experience managing and administering public construction projects and contracts Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES Depending on assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Supervises and directs the work of paraprofessional staff and consultants engaged in technical studies, drafting, surveying, design, transportation and traffic planning and engineering. Formulates work procedures and schedules work projects. Instructs, assigns and trains subordinates. Coordinates work with other departments, divisions and independent contractors. Plans, directs, and performs specialized technical studies, investigations, and research related to public works projects. Prepares agreements, budgets, and schedules. Analyzes financial data and information on projects. Works with other government agencies to process permits and coordinate activities. Responds to and resolves concerns from the public as related to engineering matters. Performs related work as required. In the Capital Projects (Design) Division: Performs professional engineering tasks preparing plans, specifications, designs and cost estimates of sewers, storm drains, streets, water lines, and related public works projects. Serves as project manager or assistant project manager on assigned capital projects during the master planning, design and construction phases. Develops and monitors scope of work, project costs and schedules. Draws or sketches designs either by hand or utilizing computer-aided drafting software. In the Construction and Survey Division: Assists in the managing of the City Capital Improvement Projects, Land Development permits, and Utility permits. Assists in the managing and oversight of the contract scope of work, oversees all changes in scope of work, reviews and evaluates project budgets, responds to requests for information, responds to residents and business owners to resolve issues, coordinate project notification and schedules, negotiates costs, and works with all City departments to coordinate and complete work. In the Land Development Division: Performs a variety of tasks related to Land Development Engineering, including but not limited to reviewing grading and public improvement plans for single lot and multi-unit housing and commercial/industrial development projects, cost estimating for the purpose of establishing fees and determining bond requirements, and related tasks. Job duties also include right-of-way management, including the development of license agreements, easements and issuance of encroachment permits. Performs transportation planning duties in coordination with the Transportation Division and is responsible for the citywide traffic model. Other assignments may include working with developers and other City Departments in developing and forming Maintenance Assessment Districts (MADs) on housing projects, reimbursement agreements, and utility franchises. In the Transportation Division: Develops plans and programs for facilitating traffic movement, improving bicycle and pedestrian safety, vehicle collision prevention, parking management, and street lighting, including preparation of grant applications and State/Federal funding paperwork. Designs and reviews traffic system plans, including traffic signals, sidewalks, medians, roadways, intersection safety lighting, traffic control signs, painted street markings, and public parking lots and parking structures. As a part of the design process, prepares plans, specifications and cost estimates. Reviews construction and land development plans in relation to traffic engineering. Oversees traffic control device inventory program, public parking programs and operations, including parking pay station and gate system maintenance. Oversees the issuance of parking, traffic control, and encroachment permits. Reviews special event permits. Conducts and reviews traffic surveys. Serves as project manager or assistant project manager on assigned capital projects. Develops and monitors scope of work, project costs and schedules. In the Ventura Water Department: Serves as liaison with the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department on issues related to the design and construction of water and wastewater capital projects. Serves as liaison with the Land Development Division of the Public Works Department on issues related to the available capacity of the City's water and sewer systems. Determines future demands on the City's water and wastewater system and develops water resources plans. Coordinates the reviews and evaluates development projects, regional plans, proposed water facilities, and their requirements. Identifies need for new or modified capital facilities to meet community use. Performs plan checking related to capital projects to ensure that operational and regulatory requirements are incorporated into the plans and meet current requirements. Reviews and responds to water and sewer service requests.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS A combination of training, education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor s degree in Civil, Structural, Traffic or Transportation Engineering, or a related field, and depending on assignment, qualifying experience as described below, in civil, traffic, construction, transportation engineering, water resource planning, or architectural/structural plans review or structural design are required, as follows: Assistant Engineer: One year of professional engineering experience in the assigned area. A California Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate and two years of college may substitute for the Bachelor's Degree. A California Engineering-in-Training certificate is highly desirable. Associate Engineer: Three years of professional engineering experience in the assigned area, preferably with a public agency, OR two years of experience equivalent to that of an Assistant Engineer with the City of Ventura are required. A California Engineering-in-Training certificate is highly desirable. Civil Engineer: Three years of professional engineering experience in the assigned area, preferably with a public agency. Registration as a California Civil Engineer is required at time of appointment.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATES License: Depending on assignment, possession of a valid California Class C driver's license may be required. Certificates: Assistant/Associate Engineer: A California "Engineer in Training" (EIT) certificate is highly desirable. Civil Engineer: Registration as a California Civil Engineer is required at time of appointment.
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