Assistant Engineer I/II

  • CITY OF PETALUMA, CA
  • Petaluma, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Accounting and Finance Engineering
  • Salary: $81,369.60 - $113,692.80 Annually USD

Job Description

Summary/Class Characteristics

Assistant Engineer I/II

The Public Works & Utilities Department is looking to fill multiple vacancies at the Assistant Engineer I or Assistant Engineer II level depending on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidates. This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close at any time.

SALARY AND BENEFITS PACKAGE
  • SALARY RANGE : $81,369.60 - $113,6922.80 annually
  • FOR YOUR HEALTH AND WELL BEING:
    • MEDICAL INSURANCE: Choice of a variety of CalPERS Health Plans with a City contribution of up to $ 2,530.74 monthly for family health coverage (2024 plan year) or alternative option to receive Medical Cash Back (if you have medical coverage elsewhere) https://cityofpetaluma.org/documents/calpers-memo-for-health-benefits/
    • DENTAL & VISION INSURANCE: Coverage for employees & eligible family members, paid for by the City.
    • LIFE INSURANCE: 1.5x annual compensation up to maximum of $200,000. Option to purchase additional insurance. Long-Term Disability up to 60% of your current monthly salary after eligibility requirements are met and subject to maximum amounts.
    • EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Support and benefits, for you and eligible family members, paid for by the City.
    • WELLNESS BENEFIT: $500 annual allowance (is subject to the annual budget approval process and may change in the future.)
FOR YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE:
  • CALPERS RETIREMENT PACKAGE
    • 2% at 60 for classic CalPERS members
    • 2% at 62 for PEPRA CalPERS members
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN: Voluntary participation in your choice of three plans. FOR YOUR WORK / LIFE BALANCE (annual amounts):
  • Vacation: 80 Hours, increasing with years of service
  • Sick Leave: 96 hours
  • Holidays: 12 fixed and 1 floating
Other Exceptional Benefits:
  • Remote Work Flexibility
  • Paid Parental Leave - up to 8 weeks of paid time for qualifying family bonding
  • Unlimited Free Bus Rides on Petaluma Transit
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Employer


For more information regarding the benefits associated with this position, visit our website and look at the Memorandum of Understanding and Employee Benefits .

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Assistant Engineer I

Summary
Perform entry level professional engineering work in the design, plan review, investigation, inspection, and construction of public facilities, water resources, or community development projects.

Class Characteristics
General supervision is provided by a higher-level supervisor or manager; responsibilities may include direct or indirect supervision of professional, technical, and/or clerical staff. This is the entry-level class of the professional engineering series. Incumbents perform the less complex office and field engineering work under supervision. Assignments are generally routine or closely related within a framework of established procedures. As incumbents gain experience, they will be expected to work more independently on assignments that are more complex. Promotion to Assistant Engineer II is based upon demonstrated ability and satisfaction of the experience requirement.

Assistant Engineer II

Summary

Perform engineering assignments of moderate difficulty in the design, plan review, investigation, inspection, and construction of public facilities, water resources, or community development projects.

Class Characteristics

Direction is provided by a higher-level supervisor or manager; responsibilities may include direct or indirect supervision of professional, technical, and/or clerical staff.

This is the journey-level class in the professional engineering series not requiring registration and may serve as project engineer on a limited basis. The Assistant Engineer II is distinguished from the Associate Civil Engineer in that the latter serves as project leader on assignments requiring considerable professional knowledge of engineering principles and technical engineering analysis, provides direction to engineering and technical personnel, and requires registration as a Civil Engineer. As assigned responsibilities and breadth of knowledge increase with experience and as registration is achieved, the Assistant Engineer II may be eligible for the next higher class of Associate Civil Engineer.

Duties

Assistant Engineer I

Participate in the preparation of plans and specifications for the construction of streets, wastewater collection, storm drains, potable water, recycled water systems, and related public works projects.

Review development applications including tentative and final maps, improvement plans, and applicable documents and ensure conformance to city standards.

Respond to inquiries and complaints from citizens, developers, engineers, contractors, other city departments, utility agencies, and various other sources.

Make presentations to departments, commissions, committees, and boards as required or assigned.

Coordinate review, approval, and construction of projects with staff, other departments, applicable outside agencies, and citizens.

Maintain records, maps, plans, and files; research and prepare clear and concise technical reports as assigned.

Make field inspections of engineering projects and perform engineering analysis and calculations as assigned.

Learn to perform the full range of professional engineering tasks within area of assignment.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Assistant Engineer II

Participate in the preparation of plans and specifications for the construction of wastewater facilities, streets, water systems, storm drains, sewers, and related public works projects and research project design requirements.

Perform moderately difficult calculations and prepare estimates of time and material costs.

Assign routine investigations, design, and drafting tasks to technical staff and review completed work; assist in the solution of difficult problems.

Participate in the review and processing of plans for public works projects and private developments affecting streets, water, sewers, storm drain, and related public works facilities and ensure conformance to City standards; coordinate public works and utility activities with other City departments, divisions and sections, and with outside agencies.

Review development applications including reports, tentative and final maps, easements, right of ways, and legal descriptions and prepare reports and/or conditions of approval for development applications.

Contact other agencies and utilities to review field problems related to the design, construction, operations, and maintenance of wastewater collection and treatment facilities, storm drain systems, recycled water systems, and potable water systems.

Investigate field problems affecting property owners, contractors, and maintenance operations; order survey, mapping, and data collection.

Plan and conduct engineering studies and write clear and concise reports with recommendations and conclusions.

Give information over the counter and telephone concerning encroachment and permit requirements, amount of fees, and procedures to apply for permits.

Assist in training and direction of professional and technical staff as assigned; participate in the selection and direction of engineering contract professionals; coordinate support services such as survey crew, engineering technicians, and field crews.

Make presentations and serve as staff support to City Council, commissions, and review boards.

May act as project engineer on limited design and construction contracts, preparing progress reports, and recommending progress payments and change orders as necessary; administer a wide variety of construction contracts.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Assistant Engineer I

Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of civil engineering; methods, materials, and techniques used in general construction projects.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including calculators, computers, and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and engineering computer programs.

Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to gain such knowledge and abilities would be:

Education:
A Bachelor's degree with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.

Experience:
Experience in civil engineering work is desirable.

Certifications/Licenses:
Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license.

Assistant Engineer II

Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to land development, flood control, streets, wastewater treatment and collection, potable water, recycled water, and storm drain systems.

Methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction of public works facilities.

Modern development, current literature, and sources of information regarding engineering theory and practices.

Methods of using engineering equipment including, survey instruments and computer-aided design and drafting.

Safety hazards and appropriate precautions applicable to work assignments.

Principles of supervision as they relate to training, directing, and reviewing the work of subordinates.

Applicable sections of the subdivision map act.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including calculators, computers, and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and engineering computer programs.

Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to gain such knowledge and abilities would be:

Education:

A Bachelor's degree with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.

Experience:

Two years of professional civil engineering experience equivalent to Assistant Engineer I with the City of Petaluma.

Certifications/Licenses:

Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license.

Possession of an Engineer-In-Training certificate in Civil Engineering is desirable.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods to read, write reports and talk or listen. The employee is occasionally required to conduct field investigations and operate standard office machines, (i.e. blueprint, photocopiers and computer terminals) and talk or listen. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to sixty 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.

The City of Petaluma offers a wide-ranging, comprehensive benefit package including CalPERS retirement, medical, dental, vision, life, LTD, etc. For moreinformation regarding the benefits associated with this position, visit our website: https://cityofpetaluma.org/employee-benefits-information/

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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