A Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or related field with three years professional engineering experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. A valid California driver’s license and registration as a Civil Engineer in the state of California, and certification as a Plans Examiner by the International Code Council, or the equivalent. Additional special certifications may be required.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
CITY OF IRVINE The City of Irvine encompasses over 65 square miles and has a residential population of more than 217,000. Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has grown into an international hub for firms specializing in high-tech, bio-science, and automobile design. The City is ideally located adjacent to John Wayne/Orange County Airport and close to many of Southern California’s largest tourist attractions, numerous resorts, and some of the state’s finest beaches.
Irvine has also been recognized as "one of the ten (10) best places in the nation to live," according to U.S. News and World Report. Other notable publications such as Parents Magazine indicate that Irvine is "one of the best places in the U.S. to raise a family." The City of Irvine also has the distinction of being one of the safest cities in the nation with populations in excess of 100,000.
The City employs approximately 700 full-time and 600 part-time personnel and has an operating budget of $135.8 million and a $33.7 million Capital Improvement budget.
The Irvine community features an array of entertainment and recreational opportunities, parks and open space, a nationally recognized school district, a vibrant business environment, and an exceptional quality of life that makes it one of the most desirable cities in which to live and work.
THE DEPARTMENT Community Development The goal of the Community Development Department is to ensure that community values are reflected in the physical environment. The department focuses on planning and implementing standards that maintain the City's high quality of life as the City continues to develop and mature. The City encourages a balance of inviting and safe residential communities, vibrant commercial centers, and varied manufacturing and employment opportunities. The Department consists of three divisions:
Planning and Development Services The Planning and Development Services Division is responsible for providing support to the community by interpreting and implementing the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance as adopted by the City Council. This consists of processing applications for land development including environmental assessment, landscaping review and sign requests. It is also responsible for annexations, advance planning, inter-agency and regional planning, and Transportation Development Review.
Housing and Redevelopment The Housing and Redevelopment Division is responsible for implementing the City’s Housing Strategy and Implementation Plan including the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance. The Division also administers the affordable housing program, Housing Set Aside funds for the Irvine Redevelopment Agency, and the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Program.
Building and Safety The Building and Safety Division administers and enforces all building codes and ordinances adopted by the City. This includes field inspections, plan checking and permit issuance for new construction. The Building and Safety division also includes the City's Code Enforcement, Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping programs, and the Water Quality/NPDES program. The Department operates a Permit Processing Center designed to expedite the permit approval process while ensuring a high degree of review of incoming projects.
SELECTION PROCESS The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review and evaluation, performance test, written test, and/or oral interview examination.
Questions asked during the selection process are based on the knowledge and abilities required to successfully perform the job. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least 24 hours prior to the first phase of the selection process.
The successful candidate will be required to take and pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug screening, by a City physician to ensure their physical suitability to perform assigned duties. In addition, the City of Irvine conducts a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
This recruitment will establish an eligibility list that may be used to fill future vacancies in this classification.
The City of Irvine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.