This vacancy will be assigned to the "Associate" level.
Under general supervision to perform professional engineering work in the design, investigation, and construction of public works and related projects.
This is the journey level in the class series. Positions at this level are distinguished from the Junior level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instructions or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.
Associate/Civil/Sr. Civil Engineer:
This is the full journey level in the class series. Positions at these levels are distinguished from the Assistant Engineer by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at these levels receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. These positions may exercise technical and functional supervision over less experience staff. Positions in the class series are normally filled by advancement from the lower levels by meeting the minimum requirements, successful performance, budget availability and management recommendation. When filled from the outside, the employee is required to have prior related experience which allows them to meet the qualification standards for the assigned level.
Examples of Duties
- Reviews land development improvement plans for compliance with City ordinances and regulations;
- Explains policies and procedures to developers and engineers;
- Confirms and enforces bond requirements based on project size;
- Prepares and reviews plans and specifications for the construction of streets, storm drains, and related public works projects;
- Researches project design requirements;
- Performs complex calculations and prepares estimates of time and material costs;
- Prepares requests for proposals for engineering design work;
- Participates in the selection of outside consulting engineers;
- Coordinates and reviews the work of engineering consultants;
- Provides technical advice and assistance;
- Researches and applies for funding and grants for major Public Works projects;
- Prepares project description and cost estimates and makes recommendations;
- Performs initial studies and environmental reviews;
- Participates in budget preparation and administration;
- Prepares allocations for capital improvement projects;
- Researches, prepares, and presents detailed reports on engineering related subject;
- Applies engineering principles and procedures to analyze data and develop recommendations;
- Prepares and reviews reports for regulatory agencies;
- Confers with regulatory personnel.
- Reviews building permit applications for compliance with ordinances and to determine required fees;
- Acts as City Traffic Engineer;
- Collects and analyzes data related to traffic flow, volume, and accidents;
- Prepares traffic engineering studies and reports;
- Advises and provides recommendations to the Traffic Commission;
- Provides information and assistance, and responds to inquiries relating to public works improvements;
- Develops revised design and construction standards for public works structures and appurtenances;
- Prepares estimates and feasibility reports for new or modified services and structures;
- Researches and analyzes City water, sewer, and engineering practices and codes for consistency, clarity, and comprehensiveness;
- Coordinates engineering activities with other City departments, divisions, and sections, and with outside agencies;
- Represents the Department at meetings as necessary;
- Acts as Party Chief in performing survey work needed on projects designed by the City;
- Performs field checks of public works projects sites or survey areas to verify survey results or features; and
- Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- One year of civil engineering experience.
- Three years of increasingly responsible professional civil engineering experience.
- Five years of increasingly responsible professional civil engineering experience.
Sr. Civil Engineer:
- Seven years of increasingly responsible professional civil engineering experience.
- Bachelors degree from and accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field. For degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required.
Licenses and Certificates:
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license.
- Possession of Certification as an Engineer in Training issued by the State of California.
Civil and Senior Engineer:
- Possession of Professional Registration issued by the State of California.
Essential functions and duties require the following physical abilities and work environment:
- Ability to work in a standard office environment; ability to travel to different sites and locations;
- Regularly required to talk or hear. Required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
- Occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
- The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
- Exposure to outdoors
IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
Candidates must clearly demonstrate through their application material that they meet the minimum qualifications of the position. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the positions may consist of any combination of written, performance, and oral exams to evaluate the applicant's skills, training, and experience for the position.
Employment application must be completed and submitted online. Applicants must list current and past work experience. Do not indicate “See Resume”.
Proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees must be submitted online with your application. Applicants are responsible for attaching proof of education, certification, and/or license to each position for which they apply.
The following documents are required for this position:
1. Transcripts verifying Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field
2. Verification of Certification as an Engineer in Training issued by the State of California
An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. This evaluation must be submitted by the application deadline.
Failure to provide all required documents will result in elimination from the selection process.
Please note, the City of Redlands’ preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference / background check (to include a conviction record) and pass a post-offer pre-employment medical examination (which may include a drug/alcohol screening depending upon job classification). The City of Redlands utilizes E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Michelle Vizcarra, email@example.com
Benefits associated with this position include:
- Medical Insurance – City pays up to $900 p/mo for employees and eligible dependents;
- Dental Insurance – City pays monthly premium for employees and eligible dependents; 2 plans
- Vision Reimbursement – up to $225 per year
- Life Insurance - $25,000
- Accidental Death & Dismemberment - $25,000
- Deferred Compensation - $860 per year (Associate/Civil/Sr. Civil Engineer Only)
- Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
- The City participates in Social Security
- Executive Leave - 110 hours per year (Associate/Civil/Sr. Civil Engineer Only)
- Vacation Leave – 80 hours accrued in first year
- Sick Leave – 96 hours annually
- 11 Paid Holidays
- Credit Union
- Employee Assistance Program
- Clothing Allowance (Assistant Engineer Only)
- Insurance adjustment of $150.00/year (Associate/Civil/Sr. Civil Engineer Only)
- Tuition Reimbursement Program - $2000 per fiscal year
- Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) – 2% @ 55 for employees who are considered a "classic" member of Cal PERS or a current member of another California public retirement system who is hired on or after January 1, 2013;
- Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) – 2% @ 62 for an employee who becomes a "new" member of Cal PERS for the first time on or after January 1, 2013 (and who was not a member of another California public retirement system prior to that date; employee conributes 50% of CalPERS normal cost rate.
Job Type: Full-time