Assistant Engineer I/II/Senior/ Associate Civil Engineer

  • COUNTY OF LAKE, CA
  • Lake County, California
  • Jun 28, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance Engineering
  • Salary: $5,349.07 - $8,321.73 Monthly USD

Job Description

General Recruitment Information
Recruitments for County positions are typically conducted to establish eligibility lists to fill countywide vacancies that occur during the active status of those lists (approximately 3 - 12 months). Any person on promotional eligibility list will be considered first by the hiring department(s) before persons on an open eligibility list.

The County of Lake only accepts applications for permanent positions when actively recruiting. Only online applications are accepted. It is the responsibility of each applicant to review the full job description and requirements.

The County is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. Veteran’s Preference.

To apply for County examinations - All applications for County examinations must be submitted through the County’s online application system. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each online application. All permanent County recruitments will be posted at www.co.lake.ca.us with a link to the online application. The County of Lake reserves the right to limit the number of applications that will be accepted for any open recruitment, and any such limit will be included on the job posting. When a limit is posted the recruitment is subject to close at any time prior to the final filing date. Completed online application packets must be submitted by the close of business on the date that the recruitment closes. All relevant experience must be included on the application to be considered. Relevant experience and /or education (unofficial transcripts must be included) may be substituted at a ratio of 2 to 1 for the purpose of meeting minimum qualifications and applicants should contact the Human Resources department for details.

Important Notice - The provisions listed on job postings, job descriptions, or other recruitment materials do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Benefits may vary between bargaining units. Any provisions contained within job postings, job descriptions or other recruitment material may be modified or revoked without notice. All County of Lake applicants who are a conditional employment offer must comply with the County’s pre-employment medical review program before they may be appointed to the County position.

Minimum Qualifications
ASSISTANT ENGINEER I

Licensing and Certifications:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License.

Special Requirements:
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a closely related field.

ASSISTANT ENGINEER II

Licensing and Certifications:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License.
Possession of a valid certificate as an Engineering in Training issued by the California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.

Education and Experience:
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a closely related field.

AND

Two(2) years of full-time responsible engineering experience comparable to that of an Assistant Engineer I with the County of Lake.
Additional directly related experience and/or education may be substituted.

ASSISTANT ENGINEER SENIOR
Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Education equivalent to graduation from a four (4) year college or university with a major in Civil Engineering, or a related field.

Four (4) years of increasingly responsible engineering work experience in the planning, development, construction, and maintenance of public works facilities comparable to that of an Assistant Engineer II with the County of Lake.

Possession of a valid California certificate as an Engineer-In-Training is highly desirable.

Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License.

ASSOCIATE CIVIL ENGINEER

Licensing and Certifications:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License.

Possession of a valid registration as a Professional Civil Engineer from the California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, or the ability to obtain registration by reciprocity within six(6) months from date of appointment.

Education and Experience:
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university with major coursework in Civil Engineering or a closely related field.
Three(3) years of full-time increasingly responsible engineering experience in the planning, development, construction, and maintenance of public works facilities.

A Master's degree in civil engineering, or a related field may be substituted for one(1) year of required experience.
Additional directly related experience and/or education may be substituted.

Full Job Description

ASSISTANT ENGINEER I

DEFINITION
Under direct supervision, performs a variety of professional and technical engineering work in the design and construction of public works facilities and projects, flood control, and lakebed management; and performs related duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the entry level class in the professional Engineer series. Incumbents perform a variety of office and field engineering and surveying work. Many assignments are performed in a training and learning capacity, while an incumbent becomes familiar with the Department of Public Works operations and engineering functions. Duties in this classification encompass either general public works engineering, or specialties, such as water resources engineering.

This class is distinguished from Assistant Engineer II in that incumbents perform a narrower range of work that requires less engineering experience and expertise.

Positions in the Assistant Engineer series are flexibly staffed. Incumbents may advance to higher classifications after gaining the knowledge, skill, experience, licenses, and certifications which meet the qualifications for and demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher-level class.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direct supervision from the assigned supervisor. Exercises no direct supervision over staff. May provide technical and functional direction to assigned staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the scope of duties performed by employees in this class and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

  • Assists with the development of engineering plans and specifications for the Department of Public Works roads, storm drains, bridges, and transportation facility projects.
  • Researches project design requirements.
  • Performs complex calculations and prepares estimates of time and material costs.
  • Performs public works global positioning system (GPS) projects.
  • Coordinates and maintains traffic data.
  • Conducts field surveys, operates a variety of surveying equipment.
  • Prepares grant applications.
  • Reviews and evaluates soils and materials tests.
  • Orders survey, mapping, and data collection for a variety of projects.
  • Reviews and checks completed work performed by engineering technical support staff.
  • Assists with developing solutions to a variety of engineering problems.
  • Researches publications and sources for information to be incorporated into projects.
  • Develops revised design and construction standards for the Department of Public Works facilities and projects.
  • Investigates field problems affecting property owners and contractors.
  • Prepares cost estimates and feasibility reports for projects.
  • Administers contracts for construction projects.
  • Participates in plan checks and reviews for private developments.
  • Prepares special engineering studies and projects.
  • Reviews subdivision improvement plans, parcel maps, and road and grading plans for conformance with engineering standards and appropriate laws, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Provides engineering support for construction projects.
  • Assists with review of work performed by engineering consultants.
  • Coordinates projects with other county departments and agencies.
  • Serves as a liaison with the public and contractors explaining department policies and requirements on engineering issues.
  • May maintain the engineering, inspections, and/or water resources GIS system.
  • May be responsible for the pavement management system.
  • May perform special flood control studies.
  • May collect water quality samples and analyze results.
  • May have responsibility for flood zone operations and maintenance.
  • May coordinate construction projects with contractors.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices, and methods of civil engineering as applied to the design, construction, and maintenance of roads, bridges, drainage systems, flood control, and transportation facilities.
  • Preparation of designs, plans, and specifications for engineering projects.
  • Construction methods, materials, and equipment.
  • Contract administration.
  • Proper inspection methods and procedures.
  • Research and statistical methods.
  • Computer Aided Drafting.
  • Use of computers and computer applications related to engineering work.
  • Principles of lead direction, work coordination, and training.
  • Proper English spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Customer service principles and techniques.
  • Written and oral communications skills.
  • Computers and software programs (e.g., Microsoft software applications) to conduct research, assess information, and/or prepare documentation.
  • Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction.

Ability to:
  • Prepare plans, designs, and specifications for public works facility development, construction, and maintenance projects.
  • Assist with engineering reviews of designs, plans, and specifications prepared by others.
  • Prepare comprehensive engineering reports.
  • Analyze and evaluate engineering and statistical data and information, developing sound recommendations.
  • Develop accurate records, sketches, and notes.
  • Perform construction inspections, ensuring compliance with contracts, plans, and specifications.
  • Make accurate engineering calculations.
  • Prepare, submit, and administer grants.
  • Effectively represent the Department of Public Works with the public and other government agencies.
  • Provide lead direction, work coordination, and training, as assigned.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Regularly work well under pressure, meeting critical deadlines.
  • Constantly demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, customers, clients, and the public.
  • Utilize a computer, relevant software applications, and/or other equipment as assigned to perform a variety of work tasks.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Licensing and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

Education and Experience:

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a closely related field.

WORKING CONDITIONS, ADA, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
The County of Lake is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with its obligations under the law to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Incumbents generally work partially in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions and partially in the field. As such, incumbents may have occasional exposure to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, and direct exposure to hazardous physical conditions. Incumbents may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Positions in this class typically require: sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

A successful candidate will be required to submit to and pass a background check prior to the appointment. Depending upon the position and/or assigned department, the background check may include but is not limited to civil and criminal history check, reference check, Live Scan, and/or credit check (as allowed under state law). Incumbents may not have any drug or alcohol related felony convictions.

Positions in this class may require local and statewide travel, as necessary.

Disaster Service Workers: As members of the County of Lake Emergency Services Organization, all Lake County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers during a proclaimed emergency and may be required to perform certain emergency services at the direction of the department and / or County.

ASSISTANT ENGINEER II

DEFINITION
Under direct supervision, performs a variety of professional and technical engineering work in the design and construction of public works facilities and projects, flood control, and lakebed management; and performs related duties as assigned.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the journey level class in the Engineer series. Incumbents perform a variety of office and field engineering and surveying work. Duties in this classification encompass either general public works engineering or specialties, such as water resources engineering.

This class is distinguished from Assistant Engineer I in that incumbents perform a broader range of work that requires more engineering experience and a higher level of expertise.

This class is further distinguished from the Assistant Engineer, Senior by the greater complexity of the assignments received and by the greater independence with which an incumbent is expected to perform.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direct supervision from the assigned supervisor. Exercises no supervision over staff. May provide technical and functional direction to assigned staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the scope of duties performed by employees in this class and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

  • Assists with the development of engineering plans and specifications for Department of Public Works roads, storm drains, bridges, and transportation facility projects.
  • Researches project design requirements.
  • Performs complex calculations and prepares estimates of time and material costs.
  • Performs public works global positioning system (GPS) projects.
  • Coordinates and maintains traffic data.
  • Conducts field surveys, operating a variety of surveying equipment.
  • Prepares grant applications.
  • Reviews and evaluates soils and materials tests.
  • Orders survey, mapping, and data collection for a variety of projects.
  • Reviews and checks completed work performed by engineering technical support staff.
  • Assists with developing solutions to a variety of engineering problems.
  • Researches publications and sources for information to be incorporated into projects.
  • Develops revised design and construction standards for the Department of Public Works facilities and projects.
  • Investigates field problems affecting property owners and contractors.
  • Prepares cost estimates and feasibility reports for projects.
  • Administers contracts for construction projects.
  • Participates in plan checks and reviews for private developments.
  • Prepares special engineering studies and projects.
  • Reviews subdivision improvement plans, parcel maps, and road and grading plans for conformance with engineering standards and appropriate laws, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Provides engineering support for construction projects.
  • Assists with review of work performed by engineering consultants.
  • Coordinates projects with other county departments and agencies.
  • Serves as a liaison with the public and contractors explaining department policies and requirements on engineering issues.
  • May maintain the engineering, inspections, and/or water resources GIS system.
  • May be responsible for the pavement management system.
  • May perform special flood control studies.
  • May collect water quality samples and analyze results.
  • May have responsibility for flood zone operations and maintenance.
  • May coordinate construction projects with contractors.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices, and methods of civil engineering as applied to the design, construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, drainage systems, flood control, and transportation facilities.
  • Preparation of designs, plans, and specifications for engineering projects.
  • Construction methods, materials, and equipment.
  • Contract administration.
  • Proper inspection methods and procedures.
  • Research and statistical methods.
  • Computer Aided Drafting.
  • Principles of lead direction, work coordination, and training.
  • Proper English spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Customer service principles and techniques.
  • Written and oral communications skills.
  • Computers and software programs (e.g., Microsoft software applications) to conduct research, assess information, and/or prepare documentation.
  • Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction.


Ability to:
  • Prepare plans, designs, and specifications for public works facility development, construction, and maintenance projects.
  • Assist with engineering reviews of designs, plans, and specifications prepared by others.
  • Prepare comprehensive engineering reports.
  • Analyze and evaluate engineering and statistical data and information, developing sound recommendations.
  • Develop accurate records, sketches, and notes.
  • Perform construction inspections, ensuring compliance with contracts, plans, and specifications.
  • Make accurate engineering calculations.
  • Prepare, submit, and administer grants.
  • Effectively represent the Department of Public Works with the public and other government agencies.
  • Provide lead direction, work coordination, and training, as assigned.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Regularly work well under pressure, meeting critical deadlines.
  • Constantly demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, customers, clients, and the public.
  • Utilize a computer, relevant software applications, and/or other equipment as assigned to perform a variety of work tasks.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Licensing and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

Possession of a valid certificate as an Engineer in Training issued by the California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers

Education and Experience:

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a closely related field.

AND

Two (2) years of full-time responsible engineering experience comparable to that of an Assistant Engineer I with the County of Lake.

Additional directly related experience and/or education may be substituted.

WORKING CONDITIONS, ADA, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
The County of Lake is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with its obligations under the law to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Incumbents generally work partially in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions and partially in the field. As such, incumbents may have occasional exposure to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, and direct exposure to hazardous physical conditions. Incumbents may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Positions in this class typically require: sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

A successful candidate will be required to submit to and pass a background check prior to the appointment. Depending upon the position and/or assigned department, the background check may include but is not limited to civil and criminal history check, reference check, Live Scan, and/or credit check (as allowed under state law). Incumbents may not have any drug or alcohol related felony convictions.

Positions in this class may require local and statewide travel, as necessary.

Disaster Service Workers: As members of the County of Lake Emergency Services Organization, all Lake County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers during a proclaimed emergency and may be required to perform certain emergency services at the direction of the department and / or County.

The contents of this class specification shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract of employment. The County of Lake assumes no responsibility beyond the general accuracy of the document, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The contents of this specification may be modified or revoked without notice. Terms and conditions of employment are determined through a “meet and confer” process and are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect.

ASSISTANT ENGINEER SENIOR

DEFINITION
Under general direction, to perform a variety of difficult and complex professional office and field engineering work; to prepare plans, designs, and specifications for a variety of Department of Public Works projects; to review work prepared by outside consultants; to perform project management and contract administration for multiple projects; to prepare engineering reports; and to do related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the experienced working level classification in the professional engineering class series. Incumbents perform a wide scope of professional office and field engineering work. Incumbents may also provide project planning and coordination for paraprofessional and technical staff. This class is distinguished from Assistant Engineer II by performing a broader range of work on more complex projects that require more engineering experience, the ability to work more independently, and a higher level of expertise. This class is distinguished from Associate Civil Engineer by the fact that the Associate Civil Engineer is required to be registered as a professional engineer. An Assistant Engineer III incumbent may reasonably expect promotion to an Associate Civil Engineer if they obtain registration as a Professional Engineer from the State of California.

REPORTS TO
Principal Civil Engineer; Assistant Public Works Director; Public Works Director

CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED
May provide lead direction, work coordination, and training, as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)Designs, prepares, and evaluates preliminary and final plans and specifications for a variety of road, bridge, drainage system, flood control, and other Department of Public Works projects requiring professional engineering expertise; performs a variety of project development and coordination assignments; prepares requests for proposals for the selection of consulting engineers; develops plans, and specifications and bid documents to solicit bids for construction projects; reviews and approves work submitted by consulting engineers; may serve as a resident engineer, performing contract administration, construction inspection, and project administration; ensures that contractors meet proper standards, specification requirements, cost controls, and time requirements; approves change orders and progress payments; performs foundation and hydrology studies; receives public inquiries regarding County engineering standards; researches data and provides consultation to engineers and contractors; collects, organizes, summarizes, and analyzes a variety of technical engineering data; prepares grant proposals and administers grants; performs engineering reviews of environmental impact reports; prepares preliminary reports for tentative subdivision map conditions; performs field surveys; uses a computer to reduce survey data; performs engineering calculations; prepares engineering cost estimates; reviews laboratory reports and analyzes the quality and compliance of materials; performs traffic studies; develops and proposes solutions to complex engineering problems; reviews applications and approves the issue of permits; provides a variety of technical engineering advice to the public and other agencies; uses GPS equipment to locate data features of interest and incorporates data into the GIS system; provides lead direction, work coordination and training, as assigned; coordinates the scheduling and completion of projects, determining operational priorities and resolving workload problems; answers a variety of public inquiries regarding public works projects; represents the Department of Public Works in meetings with contractors, engineers, developers, property owners, attorneys, and representatives of other public agencies.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; sufficient hand and finger dexterity to use small hand tools and surveying equipment; walk on uneven terrain and in culverts; use of engineering and office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is usually performed in an office environment; may work outside; some exposure to weather and temperature variances; exposure to dust, chemicals, and gases; exposure to noise and heavy construction equipment; continuous contact with other staff and the public.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:
Comprehensive knowledge of the theory, principles, and practices of civil engineering and the application thereof to the design, preparation of engineering specifications, and construction of transportation facilities, including roads, bridges, drainage systems, and other facilities.
Laws, rules, regulations, and policies affecting public works engineering.
Surveying practices including topographical, right-of-way, and construction surveying.
Construction methods, materials, and equipment.
Proper inspection methods and procedures .
Contract development and administration.
Capital improvement planning.
Principles of project development, coordination, and administration.
Caltrans Highway Design Manual, Standard Specifications, and Standard Plans.
Uses of computers and computer applications in professional engineering.
Principles of lead direction, work coordination and training.

Ability to:
Plan, organize, and complete a variety of engineering projects.
Provide lead direction, work coordination, and training, as assigned.
Perform a wide scope of complex professional engineering work in the preparation of plans, designs, and specifications for transportation facility development, construction, and maintenance.
Perform comprehensive engineering reviews of designs, plans, and specifications prepared by others.
Prepare a variety of engineering reports.
Gather, organize, analyze, and present a variety of technical engineering and statistical data.
Perform construction project administration, ensuring compliance with plans, specifications, and contracts .
Use a computer and appropriate software in professional engineering and project administration work.
Effectively represent the Department of Public Works in contacts with the public, other County staff, and other government agencies.
Regularly work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines.
Constantly demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers/clients.

Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Education equivalent to graduation from a four (4) year college or university with a major in Civil Engineering, or a related field.
Four (4) years of increasingly responsible engineering work experience in the planning, development, construction, and maintenance of public works facilities comparable to that of an Assistant Engineer II with the County of Lake.
Possession of a valid California certificate as an Engineer-In-Training is highly desirable.

Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License.

ASSOCIATE CIVIL ENGINEER

DEFINITION
Under direct supervision, performs a variety of difficult and complex professional office and field engineering work; prepares plans, designs, and specifications for a variety of the Department of Public Works projects; reviews work prepared by outside consultants; prepares engineering reports; and performs related duties as assigned.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the registered full journey level class in the professional Civil Engineer series. Incumbents perform a wide scope of professional office and field engineering work. Incumbents may also provide project planning and coordination for paraprofessional and technical staff.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direct supervision from the assigned supervisor. Exercises no supervision over staff. May provide technical and functional direction to assigned staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the scope of duties performed by employees in this class and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

  • Designs, prepares, and evaluates preliminary and final plans and specifications for a variety of road, bridge, drainage systems, flood control, and other Department of Public Works projects requiring professional engineering expertise.
  • Performs a variety of project development and coordination assignments.
  • Prepares requests for proposal for the selection of consulting engineers.
  • Develops plans, specifications, and bid documents to solicit bids for construction projects.
  • Reviews and approves work submitted by consulting engineers.
  • May serve as a resident engineer, performing contract administration, construction inspection, and project administration.
  • Ensures that contractors meet proper standards, specification requirements, cost controls, and time requirements.
  • Approves change orders and progress payments.
  • Performs foundation and hydrology studies.
  • Receives public inquiries regarding county engineering standards.
  • Researches data and provides consultation to engineers and contractors.
  • Collects, organizes, summarizes, and analyzes a variety of technical engineering data.
  • Prepares grant proposals and administers grants.
  • Performs engineering reviews of environmental impact reports.
  • Prepares preliminary reports for tentative subdivision map conditions.
  • Performs field surveys.
  • Uses a computer to reduce survey data.
  • Performs engineering calculations.
  • Prepares engineering cost estimates. Reviews laboratory reports and analyzes the quality and compliance of materials.
  • Performs traffic studies.
  • Develops and proposes solutions to complex engineering problems.
  • Reviews applications and approves the issue of permits.
  • Provides a variety of technical engineering advice to the public and other agencies.
  • Uses GPS equipment to locate data features of interest and incorporates data into the GIS system.
  • Provides lead direction, work coordination, and training, as assigned.
  • Coordinates the scheduling and completion of projects, determining operational priorities and resolving workload problems.
  • Answers a variety of public inquiries regarding public works projects.
  • Represents the Department of Public Works in meetings with contractors, engineers, developers, property owners, attorneys, and representatives of other public agencies.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the theory, principles, and practices of civil engineering and the application thereof to the design, preparation of engineering specifications, and construction of transportation facilities, including roads, bridges, drainage systems, and other facilities.
  • Laws, rules, regulations, and policies affecting public works engineering.
  • Surveying practices, including topographical, right-of-way, and construction surveying.
  • Construction methods, materials, and equipment.
  • Proper inspection methods and procedures.
  • Contract development and administration.
  • Capital improvement planning.
  • Principles of project development, coordination, and administration.
  • Caltrans Highway Design Manual, Standard Specifications, and Standard Plans.
  • Principles of lead direction, work coordination, and training.
  • Proper English spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Customer service principles and techniques.
  • Written and oral communications skills.
  • Computers and software programs (e.g., Microsoft software applications) to conduct research, assess information, and/or prepare documentation.
  • Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction.


Ability to:
  • Plan, organize, and complete a variety of engineering projects.
  • Perform a wide scope of complex professional engineering work in the preparation of plans, designs, and specifications for transportation facility development, construction, and maintenance.
  • Perform comprehensive engineering reviews of designs, plans, and specifications prepared by others.
  • Prepare a variety of engineering reports.
  • Gather, organize, analyze, and present a variety of technical engineering and statistical data.
  • Perform construction project administration, ensuring compliance with plans, specifications, and contracts.
  • Provide lead direction, work coordination, and training, as assigned.
  • Effectively represent the Department of Public Works in contacts with the public, other County staff, and other government agencies.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Regularly work well under pressure, meeting critical deadlines.
  • Utilize a computer, relevant software applications, and/or other equipment as assigned to perform a variety of work tasks.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Licensing and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

Possession of a valid registration as a Professional Civil Engineer from the California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, or the ability to obtain registration by reciprocity within six (6) months from date of appointment.

Education and Experience:

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with major coursework in Civil Engineering or a closely related field.

Three (3) years of full-time increasingly responsible engineering experience in the planning, development, construction, and maintenance of public works facilities.

A Master’s degree in civil engineering, or a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

Additional directly related experience and/or education may be substituted.
WORKING CONDITIONS, ADA, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
The County of Lake is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with its obligations under the law to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Incumbents generally work partially in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions and partially in the field. As such, incumbents may have occasional exposure to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, and direct exposure to hazardous physical conditions. Incumbents may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Positions in this class typically require: sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

A successful candidate will be required to submit to and pass a background check prior to the appointment. Depending upon the position and/or assigned department, the background check may include but is not limited to civil and criminal history check, reference check, Live Scan, and/or credit check (as allowed under state law). Incumbents may not have any drug or alcohol related felony convictions.

Positions in this class may require local and statewide travel, as necessary.

Disaster Service Workers: As members of the County of Lake Emergency Services Organization, all Lake County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers during a proclaimed emergency and may be required to perform certain emergency services at the direction of the department and / or County.

The contents of this class specification shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract of employment. The County of Lake assumes no responsibility beyond the general accuracy of the document, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The contents of this specification may be modified or revoked without notice. Terms and conditions of employment are determined through a “meet and confer” process and are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect.

RETIREMENT - County employees are members of the California Public Employee Retirement system (CalPERS).CalPERS provides a defined benefit pension at retirement for County employees.The pension formulas and employee contribution amounts may vary by bargaining unit, date of hire, prior qualifying service, and classification. Please contact Human Resources for more information.

HEALTH AND INSURANCE BENEFITS - Medical, dental, hospital, vision, life and disability coverage is available to employees and their dependents. The County contributes $1,000 of the monthly premiums for the insurance plan options.

VACATION ACCRUAL may be adjusted for current city or county government employees.

VACATION - 80 hours per year during the first five years of service, 120 hours per year after five years, and additional accruals based on years of service beyond fifteen years. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

SICK LEAVE - Accrues at a rate of 96 hours per year. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

HOLIDAYS- An average of twelve paid 8-hour holidays per year. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

SALARY - Lake County has an adopted salary schedule. The salary range for most classifications is in five increments with a provision for longevity increases. Appointments are normally made at the first step of the salary range.

SOCIAL SECURITY - County employees participate in Social Security.

CALIFORNIA STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE - SDI is available to some County employees.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS and CREDIT UNION MEMBERSHIPS are available to County employees.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)

No

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