Under direction of Engineering Department Manager, performs a wide variety of engineering tasks necessary to facilitate the daily engineering operations of the District; Administers contracts, and drafts agreements and policies; interacts with contractors, developers, consultants, engineers, and others to carry out the objectives of the Board of Directors.
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Reviews subdivision improvement plans and calculations to ensure compliance with District standards and approves plans as authorized by the Board of Directors.
Plans, organizes, and supervises engineering functions of the District, including the design, construction, alteration, and maintenance of all works and field operations.
Prepares professional engineering hydraulic/hydrology studies, field surveys, and other civil engineering studies for public works projects.
May inspect District facilities to identify the need for replacement and/or repair, makes field inspections to gather information and to verify work in progress, reviews reports, plans, and specifications for conformance to District
Serves as department supervisor in the absence of the Engineering Department Manager. May prepare staff reports and oral presentations to the Board of Directors and attend meetings with outside agencies and administrators to coordinate activities and carry out directives of the Board as directed by supervisor.
Works closely with supervisor on a variety of matters including the drafting and implementation of agreements and policy documents; confers with staff and consulting engineers about engineering problems.
Negotiates with public agencies, contractors, and consultants on behalf of the District and administers contracts for studies and projects initiated by the District; resolves contractor disputes as assigned
Works closely with other District departments to provide support activities and coordinate projects and maintenance functions.
Reviews project referrals from outside agencies, and prepares written responses to ensure that proposed projects comply with District standards.
Prepares legal descriptions and provides engineering functions necessary to conduct surveys and hydraulic analysis for the design of District facilities for District projects; provides similar review functions on private and public works projects affecting District facilitie
Assists in the management of a variety of water resource issues such as groundwater usage, drainage, conservation, environmental impacts, and permitting matters; reviews and responds to general plans, planning documents, environmental impact reports, master plans, water resource documents, and various statistical reports.
Administers storm drainage requirements, contracts, and agreements with various public agencies, private companies, and individuals as assig
Coordinates activities to ensure compliance with required standards for dam safety.
Meets with the general public and others to answer questions and resolve problems related to all facets of District operat
Works with Engineering Department Manager and others to prepare an annual budget and recommend major purchases and expenditures.
Makes recommendations to supervisor on a variety of issues involving the District; informs staff and administers District policies and procedures in accordance with the rules, regulations, and directives ofthe District.
Operates a variety of software applications including CAD, mapping and GIS software.
Handles tasks associated with the processing of encroachment documents, quitclaims, easements, and structure
Evaluate current water distribution practices in cooperation with other District staff and work to develop and implement more efficient methods.
Performs related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Principles, practices, and methods of civil engineering as applicable to the design and construction of irrigation and
drainage systems and related structures.
Principles of drafting, surveying, cartography, hydraulics and hydrology.
Materials and equipment used in the construction of irrigation and drainage system facilities.
Principles of storm water management techniques, water code regulations, and related legal requirements. Real estate principles and practices.
Construction methods and inspection techniques.
Agricultural principles and practices and water delivery methods and techniques and water operation terms and procedures
Federal, state, regional, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines related to water quality, environmental safety, and
Development of engineering designs, construction standards, and specifications. Cost estimating and contract administration; technical report writing.
Budget development and expenditure control, including development of capital improvement plans. Principles of supervision, organization, training, and effective personnel management.
Various aspects of computer operations.
Interpret, and implement District polices.
Understand, interpret, and prepare legal property descriptions and engineering reports, and map preparations and regulations relating to the Subdivision Map Act.
Operate a variety of engineering and mapping software; operates survey equipment including level, transit, total station, and GPS equipment.
Oversee and conduct construction inspections and field surveys. Analyze operations, initiate projects, and respond to District growth. Prepare comprehensive technical reports and recommendations.
Conduct engineering research work and solve complex engineering problems using a variety of engineering techniques.
Deal tactfully and courteously with the public, contractors, and representatives of other agencies in representing District operational and engineering functions
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Additional Salary Information: We offer competitive salaries and benefits including: Employer paid Medical insurance for employees, Dental, Vision, Life and LTD, Cal PERS retirement, Deferred compensation, social security, Wellness Plan and a variety of paid time to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
In 1909, the South San Joaquin Irrigation District was established to provide a reliable and economical source of irrigation water and flood control for the agricultural areas in and around Escalon, Ripon and Manteca. The formation of the district did more than just bring needed water to convert 70,000 acres into productive farmland. It literally gave life to Manteca, Ripon and Escalon. A strong v...ision of thriving, productive agricultural and residential communities drove us to become one of the most progressive water districts in California. Over 100 years later, our investment in the future of our community has paid off with unparalleled water and energy resources for those who make South San Joaquin County home.
The District currently provides irrigation water to farmers growing approximately 33,000 acres of almonds, 6,000 acres each of alfalfa and grapes, 5,200 acres in pasture, 2,400 acres of walnuts, 1,800 acres of peaches, with the remainder of our service area planted in a variety of other crops. Additionally, SSJID provides potable drinking water to the cities of Manteca, Escalon, Lathrop and Tracy.