**The eligible list for this position can be used for multiple departments within the City of Santa Clara. Current opening is in the Water and Sewer Utilities Department.**
Preferred Filing Date: Extended to Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Applications must be filled out completely. Please do not substitute "see resume" or "see personnel file" in the employment history section of the application. To be considered for this position, candidates must submit a 1) City Employment Application and 2) Resume, no later than 4:00 p.m. on the preferred filing date.
This position is in the classified service. An incumbent in this classification performs difficult professional civil engineering field and office work in the planning, designing, construction and/or maintenance of programs. May work with the public and consultants to provide professional direction and information on specific programs and projects. Will perform engineering assignments on a wide range of municipal projects of moderate to high complexity and provide leadership and supervision to professional and paraprofessional engineering staff.
Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test.
Candidates must attain a passing score on the examination process to qualify for the Eligible List. A department interview will be required prior to appointment.
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Under general supervision:
Conduct studies and analyses of engineering projects or problems, and prepares technical reports on matters of public interest, including City infrastructure and transportation planning activities, public works maintenance programs, public works projects and other municipal or public facilities (e.g., storm drains and sanitary sewer systems, urban roadways, bridges, traffic and transportation system, and public buildings)
Prepare and manage the preparation of preliminary, final design, and contract documents (plans, specifications, and cost estimates) for a wide variety of municipal public works projects such as those described above
May assist with the department's annual and five-year capital improvement budgets and the operating budget
Update the City Standard Specifications, Standard Details, and Design Criteria
Supervise the management and maintenance of engineering records and drawings
Prepare and administer grant funding applications and reports
Oversee inspection and testing of public works projects and Encroachment Permit projects
May manage the City's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Rating System (CRS) Program
May manage operation of City traffic signals and transportation systems
Provide construction management, construction contract administration, and consultant contract administration for public works projects
May prepare or review for adequacy work necessary to accomplish assessment districts
Check plans submitted by private engineers and other public agencies for compliance with City standards related to public facilities and infrastructure
Prepare and administer request for proposals and consultant contracts for various projects including, but not limited to, public works projects, public buildings, environmental issues and studies
Coordinate engineering activities with other City departments and other public agencies having interest in the public work
Prepare and supervise preparation of plans, maps, plats, land descriptions, charts, diagrams, specifications, and reports
Supervise and train other professional or paraprofessional engineering personnel
Direct and coordinate land surveying activities
Write, review and edit City Council agenda reports and engineering reports
Prepare and check subdivision maps, easement documents, and other title documents
Calculate and collect development fees
Manage the City's Encroachment Permits Program
Review and write conditions of approval for proposed development
Provide technical information to other City departments and to the general public
Represent the Department in community, other public agency and professional meetings
Act as a Principal Engineer or Traffic Engineer in his/her absence
Perform other related duties as assigned
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from a college or university that is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).
Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in civil engineering office and field work performing professional level engineering work.
A Master's Degree in any branch of Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.
LICENSES & CERTIFICATION
Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at time of appointment and for duration of employment.
Registration as a Civil Engineer in the State of California is required at time of appointment and for duration of employment.
Other licenses and certificates directly related to the Civil Engineering field (e.g. Geotechnical Engineer, Traffic Engineer, Structural Engineer, Land Surveyor, Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Developer (QSD), Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Practitioner (QSP)) is desirable.
Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background check, which may include employment verification, a DMV record check, a criminal history check, and Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprinting. Any information obtained will be used to determine eligibility for employment in accordance with the law. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction when required will result in disqualification from the recruitment process.
A medical examination will be required prior to appointment.
May be required to work shifts, weekends, and odd and unusual hours in the performance of duties and emergency situations.
Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment.
PERMANENT CITY EMPLOYEES PREFERENCE POINTS Current permanent employee candidates who receive a passing score on the examination will have an additional five (5) points added to his/her final score.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Principles, practices, methods, and techniques of civil engineering as applied to the planning, design, construction, repair, maintenance, and operation of urban roadways, storm drain and sanitary sewer systems, bridges, traffic and transportation systems including, but not limited to land surveying, grading and drainage, hydraulics of open channel and pipe flow, highway engineering, traffic and transportation engineering, economic analysis, construction testing and inspection, strengths, properties and uses of material for public works projects, soil investigation, structural analysis, drafting, report writing, mapping, and project technical specification writing
Federal, State and local laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and policies pertaining to public works projects and transportation infrastructure operation
Approved construction and field safety standards, practices, and procedures related to public works projects
Transportation planning and traffic signal operation
Project and construction management
Consultant and construction contract administration
Means, methods, materials and equipment used in construction of public works projects
Project cost estimating and project plan preparation
Principles of supervision and training
Computer applications (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, project management software, scheduling tools, computer-aided design (CAD) with civil engineering modules and geographic information system (GIS))
Environmental and safety practices, procedures and standards
Comprehend, carry out and issue oral and written technical instructions
Prepare, review, interpret and evaluate plans, specifications, cost estimates, proposals, land surveys and engineering reports for public works projects
Read, interpret and apply laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and policies governing public works projects and transportation infrastructure operation
Maintain records, logs and databases
Prepare comprehensive engineering and administrative staff reports
Perform quantity take-off work from construction plans
Compile and analyze data, prepare reports, and make recommendations
Make accurate mathematical calculations, engineering computations, and drawings
Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing
Prepare and make public presentations
Write clear, concise reports, using correct composition, English grammar and spelling
Supervise and train other professional or paraprofessional engineering personnel
Analyze facts and exercise independent judgment
Grasp new ideas and concepts
Understand and use administrative and engineering computer applications and software (e.g., project management software, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) with civil engineering modules, and GIS)
Use drafting and survey instruments, and other engineering aids
Operate personal computer, plotter, and other standard office equipment
Interact, establish, and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including the public, other agencies, and coworkers
Work in a team based environment to resolve problems, achieve common goals, and successfully deliver projects
Deal tactfully and courteously with others
Focus on the important matters, effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet deadlines
Make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions
Bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties
About City of Santa Clara
Located in Silicon Valley, Santa Clara promotes a high quality of life and strong economic climate for a population of 114,238 residents. Within the city limits are included attractive residential and vigorous industrial areas, beautiful parks, and excellent schools.
Santa Clara is the home of Mission Santa Clara, Santa Clara University, Mission College and Paramount’s Great America theme park. Santa Clara is a Charter City with a Council/Manager form of government. The city is a full service city with an annual budget of approximately $535.5 million.