Knowledge of: Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, evaluation, and project management; Principles and practices of budget development and administration; Principles and practices of employee supervision; Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility; Principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the planning, design, cost estimating, construction, installation, and inspection of a wide variety of municipal infrastructure and facilities; Civil and transportation engineering principles, concepts, standards, and practices associated with public works programs and private development projects; Principles and practices of environmental impact assessment and related regulatory processes; Contract management practices in a public agency setting; Practice of preparing and presenting effective staff reports; Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work; English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
Ability to: Recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient services; Administer complex, technical, and sensitive engineering, development, and related programs in an independent and cooperative manner; Plan, organize, assign, review, and evaluate the work of staff; train staff in work procedures; Prepare clear and concise reports, agenda reports, specifications, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials; Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present administrative and technical information and data in an effective manner; Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations, technical written material, and City engineering policies and procedures; Conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports; Effectively represent the department and the City in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations and in meetings with individuals; Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems; Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs; Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing;; Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education, Experience, Licenses and Certifications: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a related field and five (5) years of increasingly responsible civil engineering and/or public works experience, including two (2) years of supervisory experience. Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment; must possess and maintain a valid registration as a Professional Civil Engineer with the State of California.
Physical Demands: Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, to inspect City development sites, including traversing uneven terrain, climbing ladders, stairs, and other temporary or construction access points, to operate a motor vehicle, and to visit various City and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds.