Civil Engineer Job at St. Helena, Napa County, California

Civil Engineer

City of St. Helena , California


Job Information 

Full-Time

Public Works

Mid Level

Salary/Wage 

$93,388.00 - $118,606.00 Annually

Application Deadline 

Continuous

11/20/2020 10:00 AM PST

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive

Details 

Distinguishing Characteristics:

The Senior Civil Engineer is the advanced journey level class in the professional civil engineering series and is the second licensed engineer level responsible for performing the more complex design and construction of capital improvement projects, reviewing private development projects for design conformance and accuracy, and providing extensive professional engineering and administrative support to the Public Works Director/City Engineer.  Incumbents perform complex professional engineering assignments requiring considerable knowledge of various aspects of civil engineering, including land development, planning, design standards and regulations, construction, and maintenance.  This classification is distinguished from the next higher position of Assistant Director in that the latter has supervisory responsibilities over lower level staff and performs the most complex engineering duties.    

Supervision Received/Exercised:

Receives direction from the Public Works Director/City Engineer or designee.  May exercise functional and technical supervision over assigned staff.

Essential Functions: (include but are not limited to the following)

  • Performs and oversees a broad range of construction project management, design and inspection activities on a variety of capital improvement projects, including streets, lighting, storm drainage, sewers, water, traffic, parks, and landscape; coordinates capital improvement projects with contractors, utility companies, other agencies, department staff, and the general public.
  • Reviews and/or prepares plans and specifications; prepares quantity and cost estimates; assists in the development of design procedures; interprets the application of design criteria; checks plans and specifications for accuracy of design and completeness.
  • Analyzes and reviews plans for private and public development, including subdivisions, parcel maps, lot line adjustments, improvement plans, capital improvement projects, and requests for extensions of City services; determines impact and ensures compliance with City service standards for water, sewers, drainage, and streets.
  • Reviews and prepares all legal descriptions, title reports, annexations, and acquisitions for real property; checks and reduces all field survey notes, plot levels, and topography and may perform survey work for design and construction purposes; develops and maintains a computer assisted drafting (CAD) system of all departmental maps, plots, project requirements, improvement plans, utility locations and City owned easements; represents the department on issues relating to geographic information systems (GIS).
  • Administers design and construction contracts; maintains logs and tracks bond expiration dates; prepares reports for the Finance Department as required; collects all required inspection approvals; prepares staff reports for Council; prepares memos to City Clerk regarding accepting and releasing of bonds; prepares daily progress and final reports and prepares documentation associated bonds; prepares and maintains detail project records and plans; negotiates change orders; reviews payment of invoices; responds to RFI and construction correspondence.
  • Assists in the preparation of the department budget; makes recommendations and monitors the approved project budgets; participates in the development of water and sewer rates, and assessment fees; researches and prepares grant and loan applications; administers and monitors approved project grants and loans.
  • Prepares and provides complex engineering reports, correspondence, staff reports, ordinances, and resolutions; develops reports and statistics; assists in the preparation of short and long-range plans; reviews and comments on environmental impact reports and traffic studies; makes oral presentations and participates in organizational and community group meetings; responds to questions and inquiries, and investigates complaints concerning engineering problems.
  • Assumes the duties of the Public Works Director/City Engineer in his/her absence, as necessary.
  • Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies, City management and staff, and the public.


Working Conditions:

Position requires sitting, standing, walking on level and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, grasping, crawling, and making repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties.  The position requires near and far vision when inspecting work and operating assigned equipment, and acute hearing is required when providing phone and face-to-face service.  The ability to lift, carry, pull and push tools, supplies and other equipment weighing up to 25 pounds.  Additionally, the incumbent in this position works outdoors in all weather conditions including wet, hot, and cold.

KAS (Knowledge, Ability and Skills):

See Job Description posted on the Human Resources Department website at:

https://www.cityofsthelena.org/hr/page/job-descriptions

Qualifications: (The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification.)

Education and/or Experience:

Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, abilities and skills necessary for a Senior Civil Engineer. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of three years of increasingly responsible Civil Engineering experience, and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related field.

License/Certificate:

¨ Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license.

¨ Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

The Associate Civil Engineer is the advanced journey level class in the professional civil engineering series and is responsible for performing the more complex design and construction of capital improvement projects, reviewing private development projects for design conformance and accuracy, and providing extensive professional engineering and administrative support to the Public Works Director/City Engineer.  Incumbents perform complex professional engineering assignments requiring considerable knowledge of various aspects of civil engineering, including land development, planning, design standards and regulations, construction, and maintenance.  This classification is distinguished from the next higher position of Public Works Director/City Engineer in that the latter has overall responsibility for departmental operations.  

Supervision Received/Exercised:

Receives direction from the Public Works Director/City Engineer.  May exercise functional and technical supervision over assigned staff.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs and oversees a broad range of construction project management, design and inspection activities on a variety of capital improvement projects, including streets, lighting, storm drainage, sewers, water, traffic, parks, and landscape; coordinates capital improvement projects with contractors, utility companies, other agencies, department staff, and the general public.
  • Reviews and/or prepares plans and specifications; prepares quantity and cost estimates; assists in the development of design procedures; interprets the application of design criteria; checks plans and specifications for accuracy of design and completeness.
  • Analyzes and reviews plans for private and public development, including subdivisions, parcel maps, lot line adjustments, improvement plans, capital improvement projects, and requests for extensions of City services; determines impact and ensures compliance with City service standards for water, sewers, drainage, and streets.
  • Reviews and prepares all legal descriptions, title reports, annexations, and acquisitions for real property; checks and reduces all field survey notes, plot levels, and topography and may perform survey work for design and construction purposes; develops and maintains a computer assisted drafting (CAD) system of all departmental maps, plots, project requirements, improvement plans, utility locations and City owned easements; represents the department on issues relating to geographic information systems (GIS).
  • Administers design and construction contracts; maintains logs and tracks bond expiration dates; prepares reports for the Finance Department as required; collects all required inspection approvals; prepares staff reports for Council; prepares memos to City Clerk regarding accepting and releasing of bonds; prepares daily progress and final reports and prepares documentation associated bonds; prepares and maintains detail project records and plans; negotiates change orders; reviews payment of invoices; responds to RFI and construction correspondence.
  • Assists in the preparation of the department budget; makes recommendations and monitors the approved project budgets; participates in the development of water and sewer rates, and assessment fees; researches and prepares grant and loan applications; administers and monitors approved project grants and loans.
  • Prepares and provides complex engineering reports, correspondence, staff reports, ordinances, and resolutions; develops reports and statistics; assists in the preparation of short and long-range plans; reviews and comments on environmental impact reports and traffic studies; makes oral presentations and participates in organizational and community group meetings; responds to questions and inquiries, and investigates complaints concerning engineering problems.
  • Assumes the duties of the Public Works Director/City Engineer in his/her absence, as necessary.
  • Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies, City management and staff, and the public.


Working Conditions:

Position requires sitting, standing, walking on level and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, grasping, crawling, and making repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties.  The position requires near and far vision when inspecting work and operating assigned equipment, and acute hearing is required when providing phone and face-to-face service.  The ability to lift, carry, pull and push tools, supplies and other equipment weighing up to 25 pounds.  Additionally, the incumbent in this position works outdoors in all weather conditions including wet, hot, and cold.

Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.

KAS (Knowledge, Ability and Skills):

See Job Description posted on the Human Resources Department website at:

https://www.cityofsthelena.org/hr/page/job-descriptions

Qualifications: (The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification.)

Education and/or Experience:

Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, abilities and skills necessary for an Associate Civil Engineer.  A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of three years of increasingly responsible Civil Engineering experience, and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related field.

License/Certificate:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license.

Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers.

Job Description URL:
https://www.cityofsthelena.org/hr/page/job-descriptions


Ideal Candidate

The City of St. Helena is looking for an energetic, results driven Associate or Senior Civil Engineer workhorse. The position will be placed at Associate or Senior classification depending on qualifications (DOQ). The successful candidate will be a team player with skill in building relationships, project management, innovative, a self starter, and not afraid of a challenge. This is a tremendous growth opportunity for a recently licensed PE, or a seasoned Associate Civil Engineer ready for the next career step, or a current Senior Civil Engineer seeking a full range of civil engineering experience at a full-service municipality with a $53.8M CIP program.

Benefits
Benefits and Compensation:

  • $97,577—$118,606 annually ($46.91—$57.02 hourly) Senior Civil Engineer†
  • $93,388—$113,514 annually ($44.90—$54.57 hourly) Associate Civil Engineer††
  • CalPERS defined benefit retirement: 2.0% at 60 formula for current members; 2.0% at 62 for new members. Employee (EE) is responsible for payment of the EE share of the pension cost. City employees also participate in the Social Security system
  • City-paid health, dental and vision insurance coverage for employee and dependents
  • Vacation accrues at varying rates for full-time employees. The beginning accrual rate is generally ten working days per year, increasing with tenure
  • Twelve holidays annually
  • Two personal convenience days per year (increases to five day after five years).
  • 40 hours Executive Leave for Senior Civil Engineer
  • Sick leave (twelve days per year
  • $50,000 Life Insurance (Senior Civil Engineer
  • $25,000 Life Insurance (Associate Civil Engineer)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan†
  • Dependent Care program
  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Bereavement Pay - 3 days in state/5 days out of state
  • Longevity Pay starting year 5 for Miscellaneous group, Associate Civil only
  • Bilingual Pay (2.5% written, 2.5% verbal)


†St. Helena Unrepresented Mid-Managers have agreed to a one-year 5% salary reduction which provide a 13-day budget reduction bank leave for Fiscal Year 2020-21, deferred compensation match has been suspended for FY 2020-21, and step increases have been suspended for FY 2020-21.

††St. Helena Miscellaneous Employees have agreed to a one-year 5% salary reduction through a 13-day unpaid furlough for Fiscal Year 2020-21, deferred compensation match has been suspended for FY 2020-21, and step increases have been suspended for FY 2020-21.

Special Instructions

Application and Selection Procedure: To apply please go to https://www.calopps.org/st-helena/job-20048930 resume, cover letter, supplemental questionnaire, and City Application. Please note: you will complete the application and supplemental questionnaire with the application process on Calopps.org and will upload your resume and cover letter. Please note failure to submit all four (4) required documents will be considered an incomplete application and will not be considered for this position.

Board Panel Interviews are confirmed for Monday, December 7, 2020, between the hours of 8am to 5pm.

All resumes will be reviewed to select those applicants whose training and experience most  closely match the requirements of this position. A limited number of qualified applicants possessing the most desirable qualifications may be invited to participate in the subsequent phase of the evaluation process which may include interviews, written exercises, or simulated work problems. Note: Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process.

Recruitment Contact
Contact phone:
(707)967-2737
Contact email:
blacroix@cityofsthelena.org

Location 

No location specified

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