Associate Transportation Engineer

  • City of LIvermore
  • Livermore, California
  • Jun 23, 2022
Full Time Engineering Transportation or Transit
  • Salary: $9,513.96 - $11,551.25 Monthly USD

Job Description

Description

Refer to the job announcement for more information.

DEFINITION

Under direction, the Associate Transportation Engineer is responsible for the design, construction, development, and traffic engineering of assigned public works projects relating to transportation engineering; may serve as project leader with supervisory responsibility; and performs other duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Associate Transportation Engineer works as a project leader on major projects or programs, may supervise technical and professional staff, makes recommendations to senior staff on complex matters, and works with administrative staff of other agencies. This position may act in the absence of a Senior Transportation Engineer or Transportation Manager, as assigned. The Associate Transportation Engineer is distinguished from the Senior Transportation Engineer in that the latter may supervise a major section in the Engineering Division.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Direction is provided by the Senior Transportation Engineer, Transportation Manager, or City Engineer.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May provide supervision to professional and technical employees, temporary employees, consultants and/or may lead a design team or an engineering unit.
Examples of Important and Essential Functions

Supervisory Functions

Assigns, directs, and supervises professional and technical staff engaged in a variety of projects relating to transportation.

Administrative Functions

Prepares plans, specifications, and estimates for projects; monitors and reviews work of consulting firms and administers consultant agreements; performs and reviews a variety of transportation/traffic studies; reviews, analyzes, and prepares reports and make recommendations; assists in the preparation of engineering budgets and funding requests; may be assigned to act as program coordinator on a variety of programs or be the liaison to City commissions, such as planning commission, lighting and landscape districts, and traffic impact fee programs.

Engineering Functions

Plans and performs transportation engineering research; directs the collection of field data; reviews and prepares engineering considerations and plan checks transportation aspects of new development proposals; utilizes personal computer to perform CAD, word processing, spreadsheet and specialized functions including traffic signal software and inventory data base software; administers construction contracts; approves cost estimates and construction plans; investigates claims against the City; provides administrative and transportation engineering assistance to developers, contractors, consultants, other agencies, and the general public to resolve complaints and problems, and ensures successful project completion.

Job Related and Essential Qualifications

Demonstrated Knowledge of :

Transportation engineering principles, practices and methods of planning, design, construction and maintenance of public works projects; the strengths, properties and uses of construction materials; freeway interchange and other major transportation project design principles; principles, practices, and methods of design for subdivisions and improvement plans; Caltrans and other government agency policies and procedures for project development; environmental review process including CEQA and NEPA requirements; effective report writing techniques; effective communication techniques; personal computer usage and CAD, spreadsheet and word processing applications; and principles and practices of effective supervision.

Demonstrated Skills to :

Perform and/or direct preliminary engineering and final design work including preparation of environmental documents, plans specifications and estimates for major transportation and utility projects; prepare conditions of approval for major development projects and check improvement plans and estimates; work effectively with administrative staff of other agencies to accomplish joint projects; manage programs such as lighting and landscape district program, pavement management program, and traffic impact fee programs; administer large consultant contracts; supervise others in the successful completion of projects; make sound decisions regarding complex issues; utilize personal computers and computer software to perform CAD, word processing, spreadsheet, and specialized transportation functions; outline and analyze transportation engineering data and prepare complete and comprehensive reports; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and exemplify an enthusiastic, resourceful, and effective customer service attitude with all who are contacted in the course of work.

Ability to :

Effectively apply the required knowledge and skills in the daily performance of assigned duties; and learn and apply the City’s policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and ordinances that are necessary for this job classification.

Experience, Education, and Training Guidelines

Any combination of experience, education, and training that would provide the best qualified candidates. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

Experience : Three years of progressively responsible public works related professional transportation engineering experience. A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in transportation engineering may substitute for one year of the required experience.

Education : Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or related field.

Training : Any recent training such as academic courses and certification programs which are relevant to this job classification.

License : Possession of a valid California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record as determined by the City.

Certification : Registration as a Professional Civil or Traffic Engineer in the State of California with good standing is required.

Other Requirements : Willingness and ability to work scheduled and emergency overtime, and be available on call as required; attend meetings, conferences and seminars during work and non-work hours; and work under adverse conditions such as in traffic, around heavy construction equipment, and in inclement weather.

Special Requirements : Essential duties require the mental and/or physical ability to work in a standard office environment; drive a vehicle; read fine print on blueprints and video display terminals; converse by telephone, two-way radio, in person, and around the noise of heavy construction equipment; move across rough terrain and bridge scaffolding; climb up 25 foot ladders and several flights of stairs; use drafting instruments, calculators, and personal computers; and strength to safely lift and carry up to 30 pounds.

Additional Information
The City of Livermore is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

CITY OF LIVERMORE
BENEFITS SUMMARY
Association of Livermore Employees


Please click here for a copy of the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Association of Livermore Employees. The information contained here is a summary of benefits. For a more detailed summary of benefits for all employee groups, click here . Any errors or omissions do not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. Updated 5/2022

MOUTERM
10/01/2021 - 09/30/2025

SCHEDULED INCREASES
10/11/2021 2.0% + $725.40/year
10/10/2022 3.5% + $754.56/year
10/09/2023 2.5% + $777.36/year
10/07/2024 2.0% + $796.80/year

CAFETERIA PLAN (MEDICAL, DENTAL & VISION)
$1,950/month towards medical, dental, and vision; unused balance paid in cash to employee.

BASIC LIFE INSURANCE& ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT INSURANCE (AD & D)
FT - $60,000 EE coverage or PT - $30,000 EE coverage, ER paid
$1,000 dependent coverage, ER paid

EE option to purchase $25,000 additional life insurance& supplemental life to $500,000 (not to exceed 5x annual earnings).

LONG TERM DISABILITY (LTD)
ER paid
60% of base monthly earnings to $5,000/month max. (180 day waiting period)

PERS
New City of Livermore EEs are enrolled in the 2% at 60 formula or 2% at 62 formula, depending on eligibility, as per AB 340.

Classic PERS Misc Member - 2% at 60
  • Member Rate = 7% EE paid
  • Employer Rate = 38.31% ER paid
  • 36 consecutive months Final Comp
  • Sick Leave Credit
  • 4th Level 59 Survivor Ben.
  • Military Service Credit

New PERS Misc Member - 2% at 62
  • Member Rate = 6.25% EE paid
  • Employer Rate = 38.31% ER paid
  • 36 consecutive months Final Comp
  • Sick Leave Credit
  • 4th Level 59 Survivor Ben.
  • Military Service Credit


MEDICARE (Hired after 3/31/86)
EE paid 1.45%
ER paid 1.45%

RETIREMENT HEALTH SAVINGS (RHS)
ER contribution of 4% of base pay into RHS account.

VACATION ACCRUAL

Years of Service Total Accrual Per Year 1 80.6 hrs 2-5 120.12 hrs 6-10 135.98 hrs 11-15 160.94 hrs 16-19 180.18 hrs 20+ 192.4 hrs

Prorated for part-time EE.
Maximum accrual: 340 hours

HOLIDAYS & HOLIDAY-IN-LIEU PAY
Holidays: 12 observed holidays or in lieu day off or if work 2.5 times pay.
Holiday-In-Lieu Pay: EE's assigned receive 7.5% of base salary, paid per pay period

SICK LEAVE ACCRUAL
96.2 hours/year
Pro-rated for part-time EE

SICK LEAVE USAGE:
  • FAMILY SICK LEAVE : For immediate Family Illness- ½ Annual Sick Leave Accrual.
  • PARENTAL LEAVE : For non-birthing parentwho becomes a parent due to adoption, foster care placement, or birth of a child- 48 hours
  • BEREAVEMENT/ FUNERAL LEAVE (non-immediate family) : 3 regularly scheduled workdays of sick leavecanbe used foraunt or uncle.

FUNERAL LEAVE
3 regularly scheduled workdays max for immediate family.

PERSONAL LEAVE
Full-Time: 16 hours per year
Pro-rated for part-time EE.

PREGNANCY LEAVE & FMLA/CFRA
EE may use accrued leaves in compliance with City Rules & Regs
Benefit provided as per regulations: Federal Family and Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, and California Pregnancy Disability Act

DEFERRED COMPENSATION 457(b)
ER contributes $75 per pay period, with required matching of $75 by EE

2022 Maximum :
Normal = $20,500
Age 50+ = $6,500
Catchup Limits = $41,000
Voluntary EE Participation

SECTION 125 PLAN
No ER contribution
2022 Maximum
Dependent Care*: Up to $5,000/year -- *See IRS Pub #503
Unreimbursed Medical: Up to $2,850/year
  • Pre-tax Health Care Premiums
  • FSA's for Dependent Care
  • Unreimbursed Medical Expenses
  • Other options offered by plan administrator

UNIFORM ALLOWANCE
$850 per year/ paid in equal amounts per pay period
For Public Safety Dispatchers, Senior Public Safety Dispatchers, Supervising Public Safety Dispatchers, Police Clerks, Senior Police Clerk, Supervising Police Clerk, Animal Control Officers, Police Identification Technician, Supervising Property and Evidence Specialist, Property and Evidence Specialist, Community Service Specialists, Crime Analysts, and Crime Prevention Specialist.

SAFETY SHOE ALLOWANCE
Paid annually in July: $200/year for Meter Readers, and employees in Engineering Technician, Neighborhood Preservation Officer, and Building Inspector series who perform field work, and Public Works employees that are required to wear safety shoes or boots.

PRESCRIPTION SAFETY GLASSES
Reimbursement of up to $150/year for purchase of safety prescription glasses for EEs working in locations where there is a risk of eye injuries.

SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL
EEs regularly assigned to city facilities operating 24/7 - $2.50/hour for all hours worked when assigned to a shift requiring EE work at least 4 hours between 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 a.m.

EQUIPMENT OPERATION
Public Works EEs: $12.00/day for EE who operates Class A vehicle, min of 50%+ operation/day.

STANDBY PAY
2 hours straight-time for standby on regularly scheduled work day
3 hours straight-time for standby on regularly scheduled days off and fixed City holidays

CALL BACK PAY
3 hours min @ OT rate for FLSA nonexempt. First 3 hours can't be taken as comp time but paid to EE.

WORK IN A HIGHER CLASS
If work min of 3 consecutive workdays, paid @ 5% differential or the minimum of the salary range of the higher classification.

COURT PAY/COURT CANCELLATION PAY
If in connection with EE's usual official duties, 3 hrs min @ OT, or 4 hrs min @ OT for those required to appear on normal day off or on graveyard shift.

SUPPORT SERVICES TRAINING OFFICER PAY
$90/pay period for full pay period while assigned.

BILINGUAL PAY
$60/pay period for both written & conversational. Must be certified by Department Head and approved by Admin Services Director, and used on the job.

$35/pay period for conversation level as certified by Department Head and approved by Admin Services Director.

TELEPHONE PAY
20 minutes and for each minute exceeding 20 minutes at OT rate.

CELL PHONE ALLOWANCE
Standard = $40/month (if authorized)
See Administrative Regulation 36 for details.

COMMERCIAL DRIVERS' LICENSE PAY
$35/pay period with valid CA Commercial Driver's License and valid DOT medical card.

OT COMP & COMP TIME OFF
OT for > 40 hrs/week or > 8 hrs/day in a reg scheduled day or hrs in excess of those normally scheduled & worked/day @ 1 ½ x reg. pay or Comp Time in lieu of OT for FLSA nonexempt. Accrued Comp Time in excess of 100 hours must be paid out.

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT
75% reimbursement fortuition & books
For undergraduate studies, $4,000 FY max; $16,000 lifetime max
For graduate studies, $5,000 FY max; $10,000 lifetime max

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
100% reimbursement for required licenses and certifications

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Three (3) sessions per incident per family member. Unlimited telephonic consultations.

FLSA WORK PERIOD
168 hour pay period beginning Monday at 12:01 a.m., ending 7 days later on Sunday at 12:00 midnight. If an EE is not on this work week schedule, something must be in writing documenting EE's work week.

For WR Operator series : 168 hour period beginning Sunday at 12:00 midnight,
ending 7 days later on Saturday at 11:59 p.m.

PAY PERIODS
26 pay periods per year

Benefits listed are for regular full-time employees. Benefits are prorated for 30-hour and 20-hour employees.

ER = Employer
EE = Employee
FT = Full-Time
PT = Part-Time

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Livermore, California United States View Map