Compliance Engineer Job at Lodi, San Joaquin County, California

Compliance Engineer

City of Lodi , California

Job Information 


Public Works

Mid Level


$86,482.83 - $105,120.34 Annually

Application Deadline 


10/08/2020 01:31 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


The City of Lodi is looking for a well-organized, team oriented, self-starting individual possessing the knowledge and background needed to assist the City in navigating the extensive State and Federal regulatory requirements associated with municipal water, wastewater and storm drain utilities. This person must also have the ability to effectively communicate (both orally and written) complex State and Federal regulations to individuals with various levels of technical knowledge.

To be considered for this position, applicants must complete and submit an application for employment with detailed information in each section of the application: Work Experience, Education, Certificates and Licenses, and Skills. 
In addition to submitting a detailed application, you are required to respond to the supplemental questions associated with the application. Your responses to the supplemental questions will be used to help us evaluate your qualifying knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Resumes may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of a complete, detailed application or in lieu of detailed responses to the supplemental questions.

Examples of Duties

Perform guidance and support to management staff in the areas of environmental engineering reports and studies, complex water quality and environmental compliance activities, budget development, rate models and rate analysis, development and oversight of various contracts and agreements, environmental analysis and impacts, and the generation and publication of various strategic reports; performs other related duties.

Assists in the preparation and review of all division operating, multi-year, and capital improvement budgets; analyzes proposals for immediate and long term policy and fiscal impacts and makes recommendations based on findings; coordinates and assembles a variety of financial/statistical information for inclusion in reports and presentations.

Plans, schedules and may supervise the design of utility treatment and conveyance systems, and plans water and wastewater treatment plant optimization studies; completes a variety of complex water quality and environmental regulatory compliance activities; establishes and implements water quality control programs.

Participates in the negotiations with regional, State, and Federal regulatory agencies regarding a variety of permits, regulations, studies and other requirements and statutes; lead direction in meeting and reporting requirements to maintain various compliance with various regional, State and Federal agencies.

Participates in the selection of staff; coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed.

Coordinate between City departments, divisions and consultants on various studies and projects; provide assistance in developing, gathering, and reviewing data for assessment of current and future infrastructure needs.

Assists in the development of goals, objectives, policies and procedures; investigates, interprets, analyzes and prepares recommendations in relation to proposals for new programs, grants and/or services; analyzes, interprets and explains City policies and procedures; confers with members of the public to explain procedures and policies;

Answers questions and provides information to the public, outside agencies and City staff; investigates complaints and recommends corrective action to resolve complaints; Research and prepare grant applications including monitoring existing programs for compliance with regulations.

Performs other duties related to the operation of the department and the City including additional duties that enable the department and City to meet the diverse needs of its community.

Typical Qualifications

Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of engineering as applied to Public Works; methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction of public works projects.

Principles of water and wastewater treatment plant processes and water quality control methods; principles and methods of conducting and analyzing complex water quality environmental studies; compile, interpret, and evaluate numerical data.

Applicable laws and regulatory codes related to water quality and environmental compliance; Topographic and construction surveying; statistical methods and methods of graphic presentation.

Principles and practices of organization, administration, and management; administrative principles and methods, including goal setting, program and budget development, work planning and organization; technical report writing procedures and grant proposal development.

Thorough knowledge specific to the area of assignment is required.

Ability to:
Perform guidance and support to management staff in the areas of environmental engineering reports and studies, complex water quality and environmental compliance activities, budget development, rate models and rate analysis, development and oversight of various contracts and agreements, environmental analysis and impacts, and the generation and publication of various strategic reports; performs other related duties.

Perform comprehensive research, statistical and other analytical work for a City department; collaborates with management and co-workers in providing consultation services in areas of expertise.

Plan, initiate and complete work assignments with a minimum of direction; analyze problems, evaluate alternatives, and make creative recommendations; assume control of a project and make sound recommendations; properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations and policies; prepare and write complete and accurate reports; Act as a liaison representing the City in meetings with regulatory, governmental and professional groups.

Analyze, interpret and provide assistance regarding pending legislation; Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; identify and respond to public and City Council issues and concerns; Work with and control sensitive, confidential information; Establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with those contacted during the course of work.

Combination of education and experience that would likely produce the qualifying knowledge and ability. A typical combination is:

Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.

Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the State Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors is Preferred.

Three years experience in the engineering profession with substantial engineering duties.

Possession of a valid Driver's License (Class C) issued from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.


Supplemental Information

Apply: online at

Persons with hearing impairment, please call the California Relay Service 7-1-1.

Evaluation of Qualifications: Application materials and resumes will be screened to determine if applicants are considered to be among the most qualified as outlined on the job announcement. Only applicants who are among the most qualified will be invited to participate in the testing process. Resumes may not be substituted for a completed application.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - The City of Lodi is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of fair employment practices regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex or sexual orientation, marital status, age, mental or physical disability or perceived disability, medical condition, pregnancy, political affiliation or belief, or other unlawful discrimination.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT - In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the City of Lodi provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations must contact the Human Resources Division upon application submittal to confirm the request.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION - City of Lodi is authorized and required by the state of California to access Local, State, and/or Federal criminal history has part of the testing process. This process can be completed by initial fingerprinting and/or a full Background investigation pursuant to Penal Code §11105(b)(10), §11105.3, §13300(b)(10); Education Code §10911.5; Public Resources Code §5164) and in compliance with the City of Lodi's Fingerprinting Policy ad Procedure. As a future employee or volunteer, you are required to be fingerprinted and processed through the Department of Justice and cleared before you can start. All information obtained will be kept in strict confidentiality.

HIRING PROCEDURE - Applicants must possess the minimum qualifications by the final filing date. Eligible lists are established upon successful completion of the selection process. The candidates must be successful in each part of the testing. To fill each vacancy the hiring department will request names to be certified from the eligible list and will make a selection from this certification list.

CONDITIONAL JOB OFFERS - Conditional job offers are subject to successful completion of a medical drug screen and/or physical. Candidates should not quit or give notice to their current employer until final notification has been awarded by the Human Resources Division.

MEDICAL-DRUG SCREENING – All positions may be subject to a physical or drug screen issued by a qualified medical physician assigned by the Human Resources Division. Under the requirements of the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City of Lodi has been designated as a drug-free workplace.

APPOINTMENT - At the time of appointment all candidates will be required to execute an oath of allegiance and complete Form I-9 - Employment Eligibility Verification in compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act. United States citizenship is not required. All new appointees are required to successfully complete a probationary period of twelve months.

SALARY - The starting salary is the first rate shown on the job announcement. Advancement to the higher steps of the salary range is based upon merit in accordance with the Salary Ordinance and Rules for Personnel Administration. Eligibility for the first merit increase is effective after 12 months and for additional merit increases after one year intervals until the employee has reached the maximum step.

HOLIDAY, VACATION, SICK, AND ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE - Holiday - An average of 13 paid holidays per year. Vacation - 2 weeks paid vacation annually, increasing with length of service depending upon the appropriate labor agreement. Sick Leave - 10 days per year depending upon the appropriate labor agreement. Administrative Leave - Management/Mid-Management positions receive 80 hours per fiscal year, and specified professional/technical positions receive 40 hours per fiscal year (Pro-Rated).

HEALTH INSURANCE - Medical, Dental and Vision plans are available for employee and dependents. A portion of the premiums may be the employee's responsibility.

LIFE INSURANCE AND LONG TERM DISABILITY - The City pays the full premium for employee and dependent life insurance, and offers a long-term disability plan that provides up to approximately 2/3 of an employee's salary.

RETIREMENT AND DEFERRED COMPENSATION - The City of Lodi is a member of the Public Employees' Retirement System (P.E.R.S.). Lodi is not a member of the Social Security System except for the required medical contribution. Employees may participate in a 457 Deferred Compensation program.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT - Employees may participate in a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This bulletin does not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provisions or job duties contained in this bulletin may include modifications pending labor agreements and/or council approval.


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