Assistant Civil Engineer Job at Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County, California

Assistant Civil Engineer

City of Rancho Cordova , California

Job Information 


Public Works

Mid Level


$80,611.92 - $98,410.68 Annually

Application Deadline 


04/18/2021 11:59 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


Are you looking for the opportunity to make a difference? The City of Rancho Cordova is looking for an energetic and results driven Assistant Engineer who is passionate about capital infrastructure and creating beautiful cities.

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Ideal Candidate: 
The ideal candidate is an EIT with experience in serving development communities and solving development and engineering related challenges, working as a team, and communicating with the public and developers.  Experience in capital infrastructure design and construction is highly desired.  

Competitive candidates will have have familiarity with the City of Rancho Cordova Ordinances, City Standards, County of Sacramento Improvement Standards and Standard Construction Specifications.  In addition, capital infrastructure, project delivery, project design, and street and grading civil design are highly desired.  

Competitive candidates will possess experience in utilizing and managing enterprise business software applications such as Accela, Energov, ArcMap, AutoCAD, Virtual Project Manager, Adobe and Acrobat program(s), and the full Microsoft Suite.


Most incumbents perform the duties to create the following performance results. Not all duties and performance results listed are necessarily performed by each individual. Other related duties and performance results may be assigned.

  • Performs subprofessional and professional engineering work by participating in the implementation of the City's Capital Improvement Program (CIP); traffic and transportation engineering programs; supervise and participate in the development and revision of plans and specifications for the development of various projects including: roadway design, site development, land development, traffic signals, neighborhood traffic calming, and pedestrian and bicycle facilities; construction projects related to water utility, street, storm drain and sanitary sewer pump stations, street lighting, traffic signal, buildings, and related public works and City building projects; work with consultant engineers, and other agency representatives on private and public projects; research project design requirements, building codes, publications and industry information.
  • Performs complex calculations and prepares estimates of material costs and time considerations; assists in the solution of difficult problems; investigates field problems affecting property owners, contractors, and maintenance operations; prepares estimates and feasibility reports for new or modified services and structures.
  • Performs contract management by negotiating, preparing, participating in the selection of consultant engineers for the development of plans and specifications, studies and reports; reviews plans for construction prepared by private engineers; participating in the selection of and management of consultant contracts and contractors.
  • Participates in the plan check, review, and processing of plans for private developments affecting streets, sewers, drains and related public works facilities and ensure that they meet all City imposed requirements; checks building plans for compliance with City building codes and ordinances.
  • Maintains inventory and prioritizes maintenance needs for roadways and sidewalks.
  • Serves as staff to a variety of City commissions, boards, and committees on public works, utility matters, or building code appeals issues; and coordinates planning, design, and construction activities with other City departments, divisions, and sections, and with outside agencies.
  • Prepares staff reports and correspondence by presenting a variety of information and statistics in the form of written, graphic, or oral reports for use by elected and appointed officials, special committees, or community organizations involved in public works matters; and prepares and reviews various traffic studies of development plans such as traffic volume studies, collision diagrams, speed surveys, and other related projects and tasks.
  • Facilitates communication building consensus and resolving conflicts on projects and policy matters by conferring with, facilitating and conducting meetings with elected and appointed officials, other City departments, members of the public, and neighborhood organizations; participating in developing and conducting citizen involvement/public participation events to explain policies, procedures, proposed development, proposed regulations and policies, and code enforcement; and developing and conducting demonstration projects, workshops and other training events.
  • Responds to public inquiries and complaints and answers complex engineering questions related to City projects and functions by researching, interpreting and explaining complex laws, policies and regulations.
  • Maintains internal and external customer relations by using tact and diplomacy in all interactions with customers; establishing and maintaining positive and effective working relationships with co-workers and those contacted in the course of the work; coordinating with departments and outside agencies; acting as liaison to departments.
  • Maintains integrity of work by taking responsibility and accountability for completion of work and customer interactions and maintaining punctuality and attendance at work.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Acts as a representative of the City by representing the City in community and official meetings with other City departments, organizations and professional groups on planning matters.


LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Position requires possession of a current valid Engineer-In-Training Certificate with the State of California, a current valid California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record as determined by the City.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience that will provide the ability to perform the work and provide the performance results as stated above. A typical way of obtaining the education and experience would be:

EDUCATION:  Equivalent to completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a closely related discipline.

EXPERIENCE:  One (1) year of technical engineering experience.  Experience in capital infrastructure design and construction is highly desired.  


Requires the mobility and manual dexterity to work in a standard office environment, use standard office equipment and attend off-site meetings; speech and hearing to communicate in person and by telephone; vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen; and strength and agility to lift and carry items weighing up to 30 pounds. On a continuous basis work in an office environment sitting at a desk for long periods of time; travel from job site to job site sitting in vehicle; bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist while performing field work; may be exposed to dust, noise, machinery, moving objects and other vehicles while performing field work; may work on uneven or slippery surfaces; and may intermittently perform field work while exposed to various types of weather including extreme heat during summer months and cold temperatures during the winter months. Some accommodations may be made for some physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodations.

FLSA - Exempt status

The City of Rancho Cordova is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristics protected by law. 



2729 Prospect Park Drive

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670