Examples of Duties Benefits Supplemental Questions
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Plans, directs and reviews the work of subordinates and
consultants in the design, modification and construction of public
works projects. Also participates in the development of civil
* Serves as technical advisor to the Department on matters of
policy and procedures.
Determines staff assignments on civil engineering projects and
the use of consultants.
* Reviews or performs the preparation of designs, plans,
specifications, and estimates. Also certifies that plans and
specifications are ready to be advertised.
* Supervises the administration, inspection, and payments on
contract construction projects.
* Reviews referrals on private development and transmits
recommendations to the Planning Department.
* Reviews and evaluates work performed for accuracy,
completeness, timeliness, appropriateness of decisions, and
conformity to regulations and procedures.
* Represents the Department and acts as liaison with other
departments, contractors, and other government agencies.
* Ensures compliance with Federal, State and local regulations
* Prepares or assists in the preparation of grant applications,
prepares and reviews ordinances, resolutions, agreements and other
legal documents affecting the Public Works Department.
Minimum Qualifications: Experience:
Five (5) years of professional experience in civil engineering
or related field which has included responsibility for planning and
coordinating the implementation of a variety of engineering and
public works projects. Additional experience may be substituted for
the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Graduation from a four (4) year college or university with a
degree in Civil Engineering.
Possess and maintain a valid Certification of Registration as a
Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration
for Professional Engineers.
Possess a valid California driver's license at time of
appointment and maintain.
Essential Functions: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
* Operate a personal computer and other modern office
* Practical application of advanced mathematical
calculations/concepts for the assigned task.
* Application of logic, scientific thinking, engineering
methodology and techniques to develop and evaluate projects, plans,
* Plan activities of different groups and the construction
and/or engineering design of projects.
* Communicate effectively with others in person and over the
telephone, including making presentation.
* Analyze data, interpret policies, procedures and regulations,
develop appropriate conclusions, and prepare reports.
* Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.
* Complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines
and under stressful conditions.
* Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal
standards and/or County regulations.
* Represent the County with community and other agencies.
* Conduct field inspections on uneven surfaces under various
* Implement and achieve goals and objectives.
* Train, evaluate and supervise staff.
* Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color
* Occasionally lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and
manipulate large and small objects.
* Occasionally kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl.
* Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
* Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand
and arm motion.
* Occasionally lift and carry up to 60 pounds.
* Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
* Sit, stand or walk for long periods of time.
* Regular attendance is an essential function.
* Principles and practices of civil engineering and surveying
instruments applicable to the planning, design and construction of
public works projects.
* Mathematics, design methods, and uses and strengths of
construction materials, standard specifications, and effect of soil
* Engineering mathematics including use of automated equipment
* Pertinent laws and regulations related to the design and
construction of public works facilities, roads, drainage, and
* Cost estimating and contract administration.
* Principles, practices, safety requirements, and laws related
to surveying and construction inspection.
* Caltrans Standard Specification, Highway Design Manual, Bridge
Design Manuals and Local Programs Manual.
* Uniform Building Codes and pertinent Federal, State, and
County laws pertaining to new construction, additions, repairs,
and/or demolition of structure, including safety standards.
* Principles of supervision and training.
* Read, interpret and perform analysis and computations on
* Plan, direct, and evaluate the public building design and
* Exercise tact and good judgment in establishing and
maintaining effective working relationships with contractors,
developers, design professionals, the general public, and other
* Update professional occupation job knowledge to keep current
and informed of new developments.
* Prepare clear and concise engineering estimates, designs, and
specifications, plans and reports.
* Independently research, plan, and organize the solving of
complex engineering problems.
* Perform accurate engineering computations and notes.