Associate/Senior Civil Engineer (Traffic)

  • Rancho Cordova, California
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Engineering Transportation or Transit
  • Salary: $103,167.96 - $144,081.60 Annually USD

Job Description


The City of Rancho Cordova is seeking a Professional Engineer/Traffic Engineer with demonstrated experience in traffic operations, impact analysis & studies, smart technology implementation, neighborhood traffic management programs, and public/private infrastructure projects.

Through leadership, strong communication skills and innovative forward-thinking, the successful candidate will work closely with staff, consultants, and regional partners like Caltrans and SACOG to develop intelligent transportation systems, integrated multi-modal networks and implement smart city technologies.

The ideal candidate has a strong work ethic, love what they do, are motivated at the opportunity to make a difference in our community, and passionate in sharing their knowledge with their colleagues.


*Recruitment will remain open continuously until filled*

Recruitment will remain open continuously until filled.

Each application is reviewed promptly, with best applicants referred to the hiring manager.

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Paper applications/resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application.

The City of Rancho Cordova is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Associate Civil Engineer

Senior Civil Engineer

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Requires the mobility and manual dexterity to work in a standard office environment, use standard office equipment and attend off-site meetings; speech and hearing to communicate in person and by telephone; vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen; and strength and agility to lift and carry items weighing up to 30 pounds. On a continuous basis work in an office environment sitting at a desk for long periods of time; travel from job site to job site sitting in vehicle; bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist while performing field work; may be exposed to dust, noise, machinery, moving objects and other vehicles while performing field work; may work on uneven or slippery surfaces; and may intermittently perform field work while exposed to various types of weather including extreme heat during summer months and cold temperatures during the winter months. Some accommodations may be made for some physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodations.

FLSA - Exempt status

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Rancho Cordova complies with the letter and spirit of the Equal Employment Opportunity and Americans with Disabilities laws in its employment process. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any reasonable accommodation you need in order to participate in the City’s application process.


CALPERS Retirement

Tier 1: Employees hired prior to December 31, 2012, and "Classic Members" hired subsequently with less than a six month break in service, are provided 2.7% at 55 retirement formula. City employees pay the full 8% of their base pay toward this retirement benefit.

Tier 2: Due to the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (Assembly Bill 340), new MISC members hired after January 1, 2013, or "Classic Members" with a break in service of more than 6 months, are eligible for the 2% @ 62 CalPERS retirement formula and are required to pay a 7.75% contribution toward the PERS benefit. (Note: the employee contribution will change as the cost of the benefit changes, since the employee is required to pay half the normal cost.)

1959 Survivor Benefit (Indexed Level) - The 1959 Survivor Benefit provides a monthly allowance to eligible survivors of members who die while actively employed. The monthly benefit payable to survivors in the Indexed Level increases by 2% eachyear. Benefit amounts as of 2024 are $804, $1,608 and $2,413 for 1, 2, or 3 eligible survivors.

457 and 401(a) Deferred Compensation Plan
  • City will contribute $23.08 per pay period into the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan onbehalf of the employee.
  • City will match up to 3% of the base salary for employees who participate in the 457 plan. City match is placed in a 401(a) plan. There is no vesting period.
  • Employees may also voluntarily participate in the 401(a) defined contribution retirement program; however, election must be made upon hire and is irrevocable during employment with the city.

Health Insurance (medical, dental and vision) - The City offers a "cafeteria plan," which includes a monthly medical stipend the employee may apply toward premiums for medical, dental and vision.
  • $2,156 Family level benefit
  • $1,807 Employee+1
  • $1,062 Employee only

Cash-in-lieu - If your total health, vision and/or dental premium costs are lower than $300, you may receive the difference as cash in lieu up to a total of $300.If you do not need to purchase medical, dental or visionbenefits from the City, you are eligible for a total of $300 cash in lieu per month.

Medical Benefits

Retiree Health -
CalPERS plans made available and retiree medical contribution offered toward the cost of the plan.In 2024, the retiree medicalcontribution is $157.00 per month.The retiree medical contribution will continue to increase until it is equal to the minimum contribution required by CalPERS for the employer to pay on behalf of an employee.

Dental -Delta Dental PPO
  • Deductibles $50 per person each calendar year
  • Maximums $1,500 - $2,500 per person each calendar year
  • Preventative services - 100% covered
  • Basic services - 80% covered
  • Major services - 50% covered
  • Waiting Period(s) - None

Vision - Vision Service Plan (VSP)

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Medical FSA for the plan year is $3,200(maximum)
  • Dependent Care FSA for the plan year is $5,000 (maximum)

Universal Time Off (UTO) - vacation and sick leave combined.

Universal Time Off Cash Out - Employees may cash out up to80 hours in fiscal year 23/24.

Bereavement Leave - On the date of hire, employees are entitled to 24 hours of Bereavement Leave per event due to the death of a member of an employee's immediate family.

Holidays - 13 Holidays per year.

Winter Break - Reviewed by the City Manager each year.

Life Insurance - $50,000 life insurance policy.
  • Life price per $1,000 $0.109
  • AD&D price per $1,000 $0.205

Long Term Disability
  • LTD price per $100 $0.0145
  • 60% of earnings up to $7,500
  • 90 day benefit waiting period

Social Security - No
Employees do not pay into and earn credit toward future benefits in Social Security, since the City offers an IRS qualifying retirement plan.

Employee Assistant Plan (EAP) - Available to employee and immediate family. Includes concierge, financial and legal services.

Wellness Program - On-site fitness room, shower and lockers and ping pong tables available for employee use.

Tuition Reimbursement - Up to $2,500 per fiscal year.

Training and Development - Available and encouraged for each employee.

Updated January 2024

Base Pay


Job Address

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