Associate Engineer

  • City of Chico, CA
  • Chico, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $67,912.00 - $93,641.60 Annually USD

Job Description

Position Information

This recruitment is to fill one vacancy within the Public Works - Engineering Division.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of storm water and MS4 compliance experience.

Salary placement upon hire: Employees may expect to be placed on the salary range between steps A - F; however, additional steps may be considered based on prior education and experience.

NOTICE: The City of Chico is committed to inclusion and a diverse workforce and has made candidate applications anonymous to reduce implicit bias in the hiring process. Candidate names, addresses, and other Personally Identifiable Information (PII) are auto-redacted on applications sent to the department.

Recruitment open until filled.

Job Description


Under general direction, to perform responsible and difficult engineering work in the design, investigation, construction and inspection of public works and facilities; to perform a variety of administrative engineering functions; to perform related work as required.

Typical Duties:

  • Prepare plans and specifications for the construction of street, storm drain, sewer line and transportation facilities;*
  • Research project design requirements;*
  • Perform complex calculations and prepare estimates of time and material costs;*
  • Assign routine investigation, design, drafting and inspections tasks to technical subordinates;*
  • Review completed work;
  • Research publications and industry information sources;
  • Develop revised design and construction standards for public works structures and appurtenances as required;*
  • Prepare and revise plans and specifications for traffic related projects;*
  • Prepare special studies and reports and coordinate major traffic and transportation projects;*
  • Investigate field problems affecting property owners, contractors and maintenance operations;*
  • Prepare complex estimates and feasibility reports;*
  • Coordinate and participate in the review and processing of plans for private developments affecting streets, sewers, drains and related public works facilities and perform field inspections of such facilities during construction to ensure that they meet all City imposed requirements;*
  • Coordinate public works activities with other City departments, divisions and sections and with outside agencies;*
  • Review development plans including those of the County;*
  • Supervise, train and evaluate technical subordinates;*
  • Perform related assignments as necessary.

Duties recorded above are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class; such assignments shall fall under the category of "other duties, as assigned."

Tools and Equipment Used:

Personal computer, including word processing; spreadsheet and data base and computer-aided-design software; standard drafting tools; surveying equipment including level, theodolite, and electronic distance measuring devices; motor vehicle; phone; mobile radio.

Physical Demands:

Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operating drafting instruments, computers and various pieces of office and field equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear and smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of : Principles and practices of engineering as applied to public works or traffic; methods, materials and techniques used in the construction of complex public works projects; modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding engineering; policies and procedures similar to those utilized by the City's Community Services Department; computers and relevant software.


Minimum Qualifications:

Experience : Two years of experience comparable to that of Assistant Engineer in the City of Chico.

Education : Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering supplemented by acquisition of an Engineer in Training Certificate.

Additional Requirement : Possession of a valid California Driver License.

Equivalency may be established pursuant to the City-Wide Classification Plan.

Additional Information

The City of Chico is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community.


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Degree, Licenses, Certifications and/or Equivalencies: Candidates must include copies of items listed as a minimum qualification; failure to provide required certificates by the close of the recruitment will result in candidate disqualification. If this position requires a typing certificate: typing certificates must have been issued within one year and the net speed must match the minimum requirement listed in the job description. For standardization, net speed will be calculated by subtracting the number of errors from the gross WPM. Internet generated typing certifications are not accepted. Equivalency for experience and/or education listed within a job description may be established pursuant to the City-wide Classification Plan and through coordination with Human Resources. Candidates seeking an equivalency must contact Human Resources, at (530) 879-7900, for instructions on submitting an equivalency request. Being minimally qualified for a position does not guarantee a candidate progression through the full recruitment process.

Travel and Recruitment Related Expenses: The City of Chico does not reimburse applicants for any travel or expenses in connection with applying for employment, unless authorized by the City Manager.

Pre-Employment Processing: Applicants may be required to pass fingerprinting and a medical examination as a condition of employment or promotion. Medical exams may include a fitness exam, psychological exam, and a drug and alcohol screening, depending on the position. E-verify is used to determine candidate eligibility to work in the United States.

The City of Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The City of Chico will consider individuals with disabilities based on their qualifications to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying and will provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process. If you require accommodation in the application and/or testing process, please notify the Human Resources Office within seven (7) days of the need for accommodation, so appropriate alternative arrangements can be made.

If you have any questions, or need additional assistance regarding City of Chico employment opportunities, please contact the Human Resources Department at (530) 879-7900 or .
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