The City of Salinas is accepting applications for Senior Civil Engineer. This position will be responsible for supervising, planning, budgeting, permitting, and design and construction of capital improvement and development projects, including but not limited to energy, water and solid waste projects and programs.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: All interested applicants must provide a copy of college diploma or transcripts AND certificate of registration as a civil engineer in the State of California at the time of application as a single PDF attachment or submit to Human Resources. Applications will be considered incomplete without the required documents.
DEFINITION: To plan, supervise, participate in and conduct complicated engineering operations. This position will be assigned to the Energy, Water, and Solid Waste division in the Public Works Department.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is an advanced journey and supervisory level in the professional engineering class series. Work of this class involves the supervision of professional and technical personnel. Assignments are general and of a continuing nature, requiring the exercise of independent judgment and initiative in prioritizing, scheduling, assigning and coordinating work. Incumbents are also expected to perform the most complex professional engineering work requiring a substantial level of professional training and experience.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:Receives general direction from the Department Director or designee. Exercises general supervision over professional and technical personnel.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION: Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Respond and take appropriate action to public inquiries and concerns related to capital improvement, development, traffic and public works programs/projects. Prepare and supervise the preparation of staff reports and make oral presentations at City Council, City Commissions and other boards as assigned. Prepare and monitor the annual budget for the assigned team. Program, process, budget and monitor State and Federal grants and funds for all types of public works projects and programs as assigned. Prepare grant applications for all types of capital improvements. Represent the City at meetings with outside agencies. Select, supervise, train and evaluate professional and technical subordinates. Plan, assign, direct and review the work of staff engineers developing engineering designs, specifications, estimates, and contracts for a variety of municipal projects. Prepare and review plans specifications, estimates, survey maps and technical reports for accuracy, suitability, and completeness, and make recommendations for revision and improvement. Prepare preliminary and final cost estimates. Confer with contractors, consulting engineers, developers, sub?dividers, and members of the public on engineering problems and public work programs. Perform and supervise difficult and complex civil engineering design work. Review and prepare comments for all levels of environmental review to address project and cumulative impacts to utilities infrastructure, transportation and other public facilities. Review development proposals and building plan checks, prepare conditions of approval and recommend corrections. Supervise the preparation of official maps and the maintenance and filing of base maps, engineering drawings, street address maps, and related materials. May coordinate the preparation, distribution, explanation, tabulation and review of bid proposals. Promote and maintain safety in the work place. Perform related duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS: Physical, mental and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position; manual dexterity sufficient to write, use telephone, computer, business machines and related equipment; vision sufficient to read printed materials, visual display terminals, detailed fine writing on plans and specifications for development projects, and distinguish colors for design evaluation purposes; hearing sufficient to conduct in person and telephone conversations; speaking ability in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in a normal conversational distance, on the telephone and in addressing groups; physical agility to push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop and reach overhead as needed; physical mobility sufficient to move about the work environment, physical strength to lift up to 40 lbs.; physical stamina sufficient to sit for prolonged periods of time; mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Business office working environment subject to sitting at a desk for long periods of time, bending, crouching, or kneeling at files, pushing/pulling of file drawers and supplies, reaching in all directions and prolonged periods of time working at a computer terminal. Occasionally include driving to job sites, training, and out of office meetings.
QUALIFICATIONS:Knowledge of: Principles, practices and administration of civil and environmental engineering. Modern methods and techniques used in the design, construction and surveying of a variety of public works engineering projects, including storm drains, flood control, sewerage collection, sewerage treatment, waste management, energy, water resources, small buildings, and structures. Pertinent regulatory codes and ordinances. Principles of organization, administration, budget and personnel management in municipal government. Right of way acquisition methods and procedures. Preparation of property legal descriptions. Requirements of the Subdivision Map Act and Salinas Municipal Code. Applicable laws and regulatory codes relevant to engineering design, development review, environmental engineering, and construction in the areas of assignment. Ability to: Make complex engineering computations and to check, design and construction of a variety of public works projects. Prepare clear, concise and accurate specifications and technical reports. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Deal tactfully and effectively with the general public, civic and community groups and public officials. Prepare and present clear and comprehensive reports and grant applications. Coordinate the work of personnel assigned. Communicate with other engineers and other City personnel regarding the conduct and completion of capital improvement projects. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Oversee and coordinate work of consulting engineers. Supervise, train and evaluate professional and technical subordinates. Effectively organize workload. Skills to: Perform, review and supervise design engineering; prepare plans, specifications, diagrams, and sketches pertaining to capital improvement and development projects. Prepare and deliver public presentations.
VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: A veteran is defined in accordance with California Government Code 18540.4. In order to exercise this preference, the veteran must submit the City’s Veteran’s Preference Application (found here: http://www.ci.salinas.ca.us/services/hr/pdf/VeteransPreferencePolicy.pdf) and provide a copy of the DD-214 form at time of application as proof of military status. Failure to submit the required forms will be deemed a waiver of veteran's preference. Military veterans shall be given preference in initial appointment to City service. Further details can be obtained from the Human Resources Division, at 831-758-7254.
SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants’ qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of the information provided on the employment application. The exam process may consist of an application appraisal or oral interview with a supplemental questionnaire. The City reserves the right to use alternate testing procedures if deemed necessary. CITY COMMUNICATION REGARDING THE SELECTION PROCESS WILL BE VIA E-MAIL. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE E-MAIL ON YOUR APPLICATION. Finalist interview/assessment will be held with the City of Salinas.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The City of Salinas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor. The City of Salinas makes reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with a disability. Individuals requiring any accommodation in order to participate in the testing process must inform the Human Resources Officer in writing no later than the final filing date stated in this job announcement. Requests for accommodation should include an explanation of the type and extent of accommodations needed to participate in the selection process and/or to perform the duties of the job for which they have applied.
SALARY STEPS: Appointments are normally made at the first step. Consideration is given for increase to the second step after successful completion of a six-month probationary period. (Employees appointed at a higher step will be eligible for consideration for the next step after one year, providing they successfully complete a six-month probationary period.) 6/23/17 pp.
ASSOCIATION OF MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL OF SALINAS (AMPS)
EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT PAY: Accredited college degrees; Bachelor’s Degree 2.5% pay to base salary; Master’s Degree 2.5% pay to base salary.
MANAGEMENT BENEFITS: One hundred thirty (130) hours Administrative Leave per year (pro-rated).
ANNUAL LEAVE: Accrued at a rate of 22 days per year for the first five years; 27 days through 10 years, with additional longevity increases.
HOLIDAYS: Twelve days plus two floating days for a total of fourteen per year.
HEALTH INSURANCE: The City currently pays 100% for CalPERS Choice Health plan, Delta Dental and VSP for employee and eligible dependents. Other PERS Health coverage may be available depending upon residence. The City will only provide the premium amount equal to the CalPERS Choice Health plan.
RETIREMENT: CalPERS retirement plan. 2% at 62 for new members and 2% at 55 for classic members.
VOLUNTARY PHYSICAL FITNESS/WELLNESS PROGRAM: City provides 50% reimbursement to employees for actual costs of participation in health club memberships for employee only, not to exceed $500 per calendar year, per employee or a voluntary annual fitness incentive of $500/$750/$1,000 for qualifying employees.
THE ABOVE-LISTED BENEFITS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND DO NOT CONSTITUTE A CONTRACT. PLEASE VISIT THE CITY WEBSITE FOR A FULL DESCRIPTION OF BENEFITS.
License or Certificate: Possession of a certificate of registration as a civil engineer in the State of California. Possession of a valid California Driver's License.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: An example of the education and experience which most likely demonstrates the skills, knowledge and abilities required to perform the duties would be any combination equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering and five (5) years of increasingly responsible supervisory and professional civil engineering work experience.
Additional Salary Information: $7,920 - $8,316 - $8,732 - $9,169 - $9,627- $10,109/Month Step 6 is a longevity step, which is only attainable after five years of satisfactory service with the City of Salinas.