Sr. Civil Engineer

  • County of El Dorado
  • Placerville, California
  • May 14, 2024
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $117,062.40 - $142,292.80 Annually USD

Job Description


The selected candidate may be eligible for the following recruitment incentives*

  • Up to $6,000 to be paid in equal installments for the first twenty-six (26) consecutive biweekly pay periods in the position.

  • Up to $6,000 relocation expense reimbursement for moving expenses for the candidate’s household, including pets, when the candidate's primary residence is more than one hundred (100) miles from the assigned work location using the shortest commonly traveled route.

*Recruitment incentive and relocation expense reimbursement eligibility and administration is subject to the County of El Dorado Personnel Rules . Current County of El Dorado Employees are not eligible to receive recruitment incentives or reimbursement.

The County of El Dorado is committed to promoting the power of public service by fostering a diverse and collaborative workplace where employees are empowered, respected and valued. The dedicated efforts taken by the Board of Supervisors continues to promote El Dorado County as a competitive employer that is committed to recruiting and retaining qualified employees by advocating for competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The County of El Dorado is also supportive of providing telework opportunities for employees consistent with business needs and in accordance with Board of Supervisors Policy E-12 - Telecommuting.


The County of El Dorado , Department of Transportation is responsible for funding, designing, building, operating, and maintaining the County Road System. El Dorado County's Road System currently consists of approximately 1083 centerline miles of paved roadway, 76 bridges, a multitude of storm drainage systems, and related transportation facilities.

The ideal Sr. Civil Engineer candidate in the Land Development and Transportation Planning Group will possess a valid California registration as a Civil Engineer, be well-versed in the Subdivision Map Act, and have familiarity with development services and traffic modeling for commercial and residential development projects.


The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:
  • Review incoming project applications for consistency with County policies, standards, and planning documents, including placing Conditions of Approval on behalf of the Department.
  • Review improvement plans, specifications, and engineering estimates for developer-driven projects, providing comments and approvals as appropriate.
  • Visit active construction sites to inspect ongoing work for consistency with approved plans, best management practices, and stormwater pollution prevention.
  • Coordinate reimbursable projects, including executing reimbursement agreements, overseeing bid process to ensure compliance with state Contract Codes, and reviewing submitted reimbursement requests and expense reports for completeness and accuracy.
  • Plan, organize, train, review and evaluate the work of assigned staff; set priorities and follow up as required.
  • Participate in the hiring of assigned staff, recommending selection for management approval, evaluating employee performance, and directing training and education opportunities.
  • Prepare periodic status reports regarding the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Assist in the development and control of the unit budget.

For a full description of duties and responsibilities please review the job description here .

Human Resources will assess your application to determine if you are minimally qualified using the following minimum qualifications:

Where college degrees and/or college course credits are required, degrees and college units must be obtained from a regionally accredited college or university. Courses from non-regionally accredited institutions will not be evaluated for this requirement.

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in civil engineering;


Two years of lead or project management experience in public works design and construction engineering work at a level equivalent to the County's Associate Civil Engineer.

Other Requirements
  • Must possess a valid California Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer (or if registered in another state, obtain licensure in California by comity (reciprocity) within the one-year probationary period.)
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

Click here to view the minimum qualifications for Sr. Civil Engineer as well as the physical, environmental, and working conditions.

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION Apply online by clicking the 'Apply' link at the top of this announcement. When your online application and responses to the required supplemental questions are complete, click 'Accept '.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, contact Jenny Thomas in Human Resources at

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The Human Resources Department will screen all applications to identify qualified candidates. After screening, qualified candidates will be referred biweekly to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the recruitment process.

Training and Experience Evaluation: A training and experience evaluation will be utilized to determine an applicant's ability to continue in the recruitment process ranking for referral to specific vacancies. Based upon the information in the application and/or responses to supplemental questions, the applicant's education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.

Supplemental questions play an integral role in this recruitment process. Please take the time to provide thoughtful and thorough responses. The information you provide may be used to determine your ranking for referral to specific vacancies. All work experience that is described or included in your response(s) MUST be included in the "Work Experience" section of your application. Do not refer to a resume or other documentation.

For more information on the recruitment process, click here.

Based on the department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.


The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for Sr. Civil Engineer. This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future full time, part time, limited term and extra help vacancies for at least three (3) months. In accordance with Personnel Rules 1103.1 and 1105.1, an extra help or limited term employee may be transitioned into a regular employee if the department in which the employee works has a vacant allocated position for the same classification as held by the extra help or limited term employee and the appointing authority requests such transfer.

If you are interested in the position of Sr. Civil Engineer within any County department, please submit your application.

We currently have the following vacancy:

  • One (1) full time vacancy in the Department of Transportation, located in Placerville, CA.

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The County of El Dorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Many job classifications require pre-employment medical screening. Depending on the job classification, medical screening may include drug testing; a positive test may result in the revocation of an employment offer.

As required by Internal Revenue Service Publication 1075, individuals in positions that have access to Federal Tax Information (FTI), will be subject to a background investigation and a criminal history check. In addition, individuals hired into positions that have access to FTI will be re-investigated at least once every ten (10) years.

Not just rustic mining towns and historic sites - Today El Dorado County is a year-round vacation destination overflowing with outdoor adventure, inviting agritourism locations, enriching family activities, and a proud Gold Rush history.

Escape the traffic and smog because El Dorado County is just:
  • 40 miles to Downtown Sacramento
  • 50 miles to Sacramento International Airport
  • 129 miles to San Francisco

Here area few of the many activities and events available throughout El Dorado County:
  • Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Boating, and Watersports
  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Live Music and Music Festivals
  • Local Craft Breweries and Wineries
  • El Dorado County Fair
  • Placerville Speedway Races
  • Farm to Fork Restaurants
  • Small Business Shops

Employees that are buying a home in El Dorado County may qualify for down payment assistance. Click here for more information.


The County of El Dorado is committed to providing a comprehensive, flexible benefits program to meet your needs!

For your Health and Well-Being:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - FSA & HSA
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Discounts on gym memberships

For your Financial Future:
  • CalPERSRetirement
  • Deferred Compensation (457) Plans
  • Optional Life Insurance

For your Work/Life Balance:
  • Paid Holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accruals

To learn more about the benefits offered by the County of El Dorado please visit our website located here.

Extra help employees are not considered regular employees, therefore do not attain civil service status, and do not receive benefits or paid leaves; however, they do accrue sick leave consistent with the law.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

Placerville, California United States View Map