**The eligible list for this position can be used for multiple departments within the City of Santa Clara. Current openings are in the Department of Public Works and the Water and Sewer Utilities Department.**
Preferred Filing Date: Monday, October 15, 2018
Applications must be filled out completely. Please do not substitute "see resume" or "see personnel file" in the employment history section of the application. To be considered for this position, candidates must submit a 1) City Employment Application and 2) Resume, no later than 4:00 p.m. on the preferred filing date.
Under direct supervision, the Associate Engineer (Civil) performs field and office work in design, construction and/or maintenance programs; provides technical assistance in the implementation of plans and programs; and may work with the public and consultants on various projects providing guidance and information. This classification is a journey level professional engineer expected to perform the full range of professional engineering duties. Incumbents may exercise direct supervision over professional and paraprofessional engineering staff.
Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test.
Candidates must attain a passing score on the examination process to qualify for the Eligible List. A department interview will be required prior to appointment.
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Under direct supervision:
Conduct studies and analyses of engineering projects or problems, including public works planning activities, public works maintenance programs, traffic and transportation engineering, and other public projects
Prepare plans, specifications and cost estimates for storm drain and sanitary sewer systems, urban roadways, bridges, traffic and transportation systems, public building and other public projects
Compile engineering data and make calculations
Perform calculations and prepare estimates of time and material costs
Perform drafting involved in the preparation of maps, drawings, plans, easement and right-of-way documents, and other related matters
Tabulate field data, design routine civil engineering projects and structures
Write land descriptions, prepare contracts, agreements, and other documents
Write reports, minutes, conditions of approval and actively participate in the City's staff committees on review of projects and subdivisions
Run surveying equipment, perform general survey work, or inspect and/or administer public works construction projects
Answer questions, write replies, review permit requests, determine and collect development fees, review and comment on developer public improvement plans, subdivision maps, and easement/right of way documents as generated by general public, contractors, developers, engineers and other public agencies
Issue Encroachment Permits (EP) and determine and collect fees
Assist with the department's annual and five-year capital improvement budgets and the operating budget
Manage the operation of City traffic signals and transportation systems
Coordinate engineering activities with other City departments and other public agencies
Provide technical information to other City departments and to the general public
Write, review, and edit City Council agenda reports and engineering reports
May prepare and coordinate project construction schedules
May prepare and/or revise design construction standard documents
Provide construction management, construction contract administration, and consultant contract administration for public works projects
Train and supervise professional and paraprofessional engineering staff
Represent the Public Works Department in community, other public agency and professional meetings
Perform other related duties as assigned
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from a college or university that is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).
Two (2) years of experience in civil engineering office and field work.
A Master's Degree in any branch of Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited college or University may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.
LICENSES & CERTIFICATION
Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at time of appointment and for duration of employment.
Possession of a State of California Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) Certificate or Registration as a Civil Engineer in the State of California is required at time of appointment and for duration of employment.
Registration as a Civil Engineer in the State of California is desirable.
Other licenses and certificates directly related to the Civil Engineering field (e.g. Geotechnical Engineer, Traffic Engineer, Structural Engineer, Land Surveyor, Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Developer (QSD), Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Practitioner (QSP))is desirable.
Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background check, which may include employment verification, a DMV record check, a criminal history check, and Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprinting. Any information obtained will be used to determine eligibility for employment in accordance with the law. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction when required will result in disqualification from the recruitment process.
A medical examination will be required prior to appointment.
Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment.
May be required to work shifts, weekends, and odd and unusual hours in the performance of duties and emergency situations.
VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS This position qualifies for Veteran's Preference Points. Applicants who have separated from service (Active Duty Status) must submit proof of honorable discharge (Form DD214) with their application at time of filing.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST Incumbents assigned to the Field Services position are required to file a Conflict of Interest statement upon assuming office, annually, and upon leaving office, in accordance with City Manager Directive 100.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Principles, practices, methods, and techniques of civil engineering as applied to the planning, design, construction, repair, maintenance and operation of urban roadways, storm drain and sanitary sewer systems, bridges, traffic and transportation systems including, but not limited to land surveying, grading and drainage, hydraulics of open channel and pipe flow, highway engineering, traffic and transportation engineering, economic analysis, project scheduling, construction testing and inspection, strengths properties and uses of material for public works projects, soil investigation, structural analysis, drafting, report writing, mapping, and project technical specification writing
Federal, State and local laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and policies pertaining to public works projects and transportation infrastructure operation
Approved construction and field safety standards, practices, and procedures related to public works projects
Hydrology and hydraulics as they relate to civil engineering
Transportation planning and traffic signal operation
Project and construction management
Consultant and construction contract administration
Means, methods, materials and equipment used in construction of public works projects
Project cost estimating and project plan preparation
Principles of supervision and training
Computer applications (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, project management software, scheduling tools, computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) with civil engineering modules and geographic information system (GIS))
Environmental and safety practices, procedures and standards
Follow oral and written directions
Prepare, review, interpret, and evaluate plans, specifications, cost estimates, project schedules, proposals, land surveys and engineering reports for public works projects
Read, interpret, and apply laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and policies governing public works projects and transportation infrastructure operation
Maintain records, logs, and databases
Prepare comprehensive engineering and administrative staff reports
Perform quantity take-off work from construction plans
Compile and analyze data, prepare reports, and make recommendations
Make accurate mathematical calculations and engineering computations and drawings
Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing
Prepare and make public presentations
Write clear, concise reports, using correct composition, English grammar and spelling
Comprehend, carry out, and issue oral and written technical instructions
Supervise and train other professional or paraprofessional engineering personnel
Analyze facts and exercise independent judgment
Grasp new ideas and concepts
Understand and use administrative and engineering computer applications and software (e.g., project management software, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) with civil engineering modules, and GIS)
Use drafting and survey instruments, and other engineering aids
Operate personal computer, plotter, and other standard office equipment
Interact, establish, and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including the public, other agencies and coworkers
Work in a team based environment to resolve problems, achieve common goals, and successfully deliver projects
Deal tactfully and courteously with others
Focus on the important matters, effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload and meet deadlines
Make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions; and
Bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties
About City of Santa Clara
Located in Silicon Valley, Santa Clara promotes a high quality of life and strong economic climate for a population of 114,238 residents. Within the city limits are included attractive residential and vigorous industrial areas, beautiful parks, and excellent schools.
Santa Clara is the home of Mission Santa Clara, Santa Clara University, Mission College and Paramount’s Great America theme park. Santa Clara is a Charter City with a Council/Manager form of government. The city is a full service city with an annual budget of approximately $535.5 million.