PLEASE APPLY ON CITY WEBSITE AT: www.san-marcos.net. SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE IS REQUIRED. OPENING DATE: 12/24/18; CLOSING DATE: 01/31/19 05:30 PM
The City of San Marcos Development Services Department is currently accepting qualified applications to fill one vacancy in the Land Development Engineering Division. Depending on qualifications and experience, this vacancy will be filled at either the Associate or Senior Civil Engineering level. The Land Development Engineering Division is responsible for assisting the community with their private development needs. This position's primary focus will be on processing, reviewing and managing entitlement and construction documents for projects ranging from single family homes to 200 acre specific plans containing residential, mixed use, and commercial/retail uses. The ideal candidate will have experience in reviewing grading and street improvement plans, subdivision mapping, the Model BMP Design Manual, entitlements and the California Environmental Quality Act.
Applications accepted through: 5:30pm, January 31, 2019; First Interview: February 14, 2019; Second Interview: February 20, 2019
Associate Civil Engineer: Under direct or general supervision, performs various professional field and office engineering work related to the management, planning, design, construction, and maintenance of the City's Capital Improvement Program, land development, traffic engineering, City public works infrastructure, and daily departmental operations; provides project management and administration; confers with developers, contractors, consultants, and representatives of other agencies regarding facility and infrastructure development; administers professional services and construction contracts; administers Federal and State grant funds associated with construction projects; provides staff assistance to the City Engineer and his/her senior staff, other departments and divisions, and the public in areas of expertise; performs a variety of studies and prepares and presents staff reports. This is the journey-level class in this professional engineering series. Incumbents are expected to perform the full range of professional and technical engineering work in all of the following areas: the City's Capital Improvement Program, land development, traffic engineering, City public works infrastructure, and daily departmental operations, in addition to providing project management and administration. Positions at this level are distinguished from the Assistant level by the performance of the full range of complex duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level 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. This class is distinguished from the Senior Civil Engineer in that the latter functions as a lead worker in the series and has ultimate responsibility for organizing, assigning, and reviewing all work of all staff involved in an assigned area of the Engineering Division. Positions in the professional engineer class series are flexibly staffed and positions at the Associate Civil level are normally filled by advancement from the Assistant level after gaining the knowledge, skill, experience, licenses, and certifications which meet the qualifications for and after demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher-level class. When filled from the outside, the employee is required to have prior related experience that allows the employee to meet the qualification standards for the Associate level.
Senior Civil Engineer: Under general direction, plans, schedules, assigns, and reviews the work of engineering staff in one or more functional areas within the Engineering Division; supervises, plans, and coordinates highly complex professional engineering activities including environmental program/planning and compliance, design, construction, land development engineering, and other programs; ensures that functions meet all applicable laws, regulations, and City policies related to the City's Capital Improvement Program, traffic engineering, and land development; coordinates divisional activities with other City departments and outside agencies; provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Public Works Director/City Engineer, Deputy City Engineer, Principal Engineer, and others. Receives general direction from assigned management staff and exercises general supervision in a lead role over assigned staff. This is the lead classification in the professional engineering series. The incumbent organizes and manages day-to-day engineering activities and is responsible for providing professional-level support to the Public Works Director/City Engineer, Principal Engineer, and other staff in a variety of areas, including assisting with capital improvement project planning and development and administration of Federal, State, and local funds for capital improvements and various other projects and studies. Successful performance of the work requires an extensive professional background as well as skill in coordinating divisional work with that of other City departments and public agencies. Responsibilities include performing many of the Division's day-to-day administrative functions. This class is distinguished from the City Engineer in that the latter has management responsibility for all engineering, capital improvement, and land development functions and activities of the City. This class is distinguished from the Principal Engineer in that the latter has the responsibility for direct supervision and oversight of junior engineering classifications.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Associate Civil Engineer: Reviews construction plans prepared by consulting engineers and private contractors to verify compliance with City regulatory agency and public utility improvement requirements; checks plans for conformance with regulations regarding line, grade, size, elevation, and location of structures; reviews engineering calculations of other engineers or engineering technicians; participates in pre-design, construction, and utility coordination meetings and issues construction permits. Investigates field problems affecting property owners, contractors, and maintenance operations; responds to citizen inquiries and complaints; provides information to the public at the front counter in person, via telephone, or other means of communication regarding grading, encroachment permits, right-of-way and property line information, utility information, improvement plan check, and payment processes. Reviews traffic control plans, performs speed and traffic surveys and traffic counts. Assists with traffic engineering studies and roadway design. Reviews and prepares traffic signal plans, timing plans, and sign and striping plans. Plans, designs, and inspects all phases of civil engineering public works construction projects, including defining the scope of the project; securing adequate funding from Federal and State grant programs and other funding sources; coordinating with permitting and public utility agencies; performing historical document research and review; surveying and engineering analysis of alternatives; preparing plans, specifications, and cost estimates; performing research, map, and field studies and surveys; drafting site plans with specialized computer software; applying engineering principles and practices to specific problems; coordinating construction schedules with other projects and agencies, preparing and reviewing cost estimates and inspecting construction of projects to ensure compliance with construction documents; and other related planning and design work. Provides construction administration, public relations, management, and inspection of public works construction projects, including coordinating work with other divisions and City departments, reviewing and inspecting work to ensure conformance with plans and specifications, tracking and maintaining all project accounting, coordinating schedules, and providing public notices of projects. Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas. Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities. May provide technical direction and training to other engineering and technical staff or student interns. Performs other related duties as required.
Senior Civil Engineer: Plans, organizes, and oversees, and administers all services and activities of the assigned areas of engineering functions, including but not limited to public and private land development projects, capital improvement projects, traffic engineering, flood control, and/or stormwater management. Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommends, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommends and administers policies and procedures. Trains staff in engineering activities, work and safety procedures, and in the operation and use of equipment and supplies; implements procedures and standards. Monitors operations and activities of an engineering work unit; recommends improvements and modifications and prepares various reports on operations and activities. Participates in the selection of, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; works with employees on performance issues in coordination with Human Resources; implements discipline in consultation with Human Resources; responds to staff questions and concerns. Plans, directs, coordinates, and reviews the work plan for the assigned area; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems, assigns work activities, projects, and programs; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures. Provides input in the development and administration of the assigned division's annual budget and the capital improvements budget. Establishes and maintains safety programs for assigned staff; implements related action plans. Responds to work related injury and/or illness. Identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; provides recommendations concerning process changes; reviews with appropriate management staff; implements improvements. Inspects and verifies work in progress and completed work of assigned junior employees and contractors for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques, and compliance with applicable standards and specifications. Develops consultant requests for proposal for professional and/or construction services and the advertising and bid processes; evaluates proposals and recommends project award; administers contracts after award.Negotiates and administers contracts for construction projects; ensures contractor compliance with City standards and specifications, time, and estimates; analyzes and resolves complex problems that may arise; recommends and approves field changes as required. Conducts Capital Improvement Project planning activities; provides oversight and input into the conceptual design of engineering projects; investigates and resolves problems with scope of work or cost issues of major facility upgrade and replacement projects; participates in construction management activities as required, ensures that projects are completed on time and within budget. Analyzes civil engineering plan design, specifications, consultant and staff comments in accordance with design requirements and municipal and intergovernmental standards and regulations; recommends approval or additional engineering conditions and changes. Meets and confers with contractors, engineers, developers, architects, a variety of outside agencies, and the general public in acquiring information and coordinating engineering matters; provides information regarding City development requirements. Provides technical information and instruction regarding applicable procedures and methods; interprets and explains plans, specifications, rules, regulations, and procedures; answers questions and resolves concerns. Performs the most complex engineering duties and provides technical assistance to field crews and inspectors. Troubleshoots complex operational and maintenance problems; corrects or directs the correction of operational and/or procedural problems. Coordinates assigned services and activities with those of other divisions and outside agencies and organizations to ensure City standards are being met. Provides staff assistance to the Principal Engineers and/or Public Works Director/City Engineer as assigned; prepares or oversees the preparation and presentation of staff reports and other necessary correspondence; prepares or oversees the preparation and maintenance of related reports, records, and files; ensures the proper documentation of activities. Stays current on the status of new and pending regulatory legislation; recommends changes to current policies and procedures in order to comply with changes in legislation. Develops staff reports related to complex engineering activities and services; may present information to various commissions, committees, and community groups; performs a variety of public relations and outreach work related to assigned activities. Prepares federal, state, and local grant applications for various City projects; administers the grant-funded projects and satisfies the grant requirements; prepares various authorization requests for the funding source agencies. May participate on a variety of boards, commissions, committees, and task forces; attends workshops and participates in professional groups and committees; stays abreast of new trends and innovations. Answers questions and provides information to the public; investigates inquiries; recommends corrective actions to resolve issues. Performs other related duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS: The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Associate Civil Engineer - Knowledge of: Civil engineering principles, techniques, policies, and procedures; methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction of public works projects, including water and wastewater systems, storm water, street, and traffic system design; basic principles, practices, procedures, and standards related to City public works and engineering infrastructure development and maintenance; basic principles and practices of capital improvement program budgeting, cost estimation, funding, project management, and contract administration; general design, layout, and construction practices for public improvements such as streets, storm drains, grading, and landscaping; subdivision engineering, plan review, mapping, and construction practices; bidding requirements for public works projects; project management and contract administration principles and techniques; engineering plan types, review practices, and permit filing and approval procedures; applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility; modern office practices and technology, including personal computer hardware and software applications related to the work, such as computer-aided drafting (CAD) concepts and applications, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs; modern developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding engineering; principles of advanced mathematics and their application to engineering work; practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting effective staff reports; methods and techniques of effective technical report preparation and presentation; English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation; techniques for effectively representing the City in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, various business, professional, educational, and regulatory organizations, and with property owners, developers, contractors, and the public; techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff. Ability to: Conduct complex civil engineering research projects, analyze complex problems, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports; prepare, understand, and interpret engineering construction plans, specifications, and other contract documents; conduct comprehensive engineering studies and prepare reports with recommendations; assist in and develop and administer contracts for professional services and construction in a public agency setting; read, interpret, apply, and explain technical written material and complex laws, codes, regulations, ordinances, and City engineering policies and procedures; design engineering projects; read and understand technical drawings and specifications; perform mathematical and engineering computations with precision; recognize discrepancies from as-built to contract specifications and recommend reconciliation of any discrepancies; make engineering design computations and check, design, and prepare engineering plans and studies; effectively represent the department and the City in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, and regulatory organizations and individuals; direct the work of contract consultants; prepare and present clear, concise, and logical written and oral reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials; establish and maintain a variety of filing, recordkeeping, and tracking systems; make sound independent decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines; organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines; operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs; exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs; use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing; use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines; establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Senior Civil Engineer - Knowledge of: Principles and practices of work planning and the training of staff in work procedures; principles and practices of engineering project management and program development and administration; principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the planning, design, cost estimating, construction, installation, and inspection of a wide variety of municipal facilities, miscellaneous buildings and structures; 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; methods, materials, and techniques sued in the construction of public works projects; applicable Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, regulations, and guidelines relevant to assigned duties; principles and practices of contract administration and evaluation; safety principles and practices; recent and ongoing developments, current literature, and sources of information related to the operations of the assigned functional area; record keeping principles and procedures; modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment; computer applications related to the work; English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation; techniques for dealing effectively with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff, in person and over the telephone; techniques for effectively representing the City in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations; techniques for providing a high level of customer service to public and City staff, in person and over the telephone; procedures and requirements of various federal, state, and local grant applications for Capital Improvement Projects. Ability to: Assist in developing and implementing goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures, and work standards; analyze interpret, apply, and enforce applicable Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations; understand, interpret, and successfully communicate both orally and in writing, pertinent department policies and procedures; identify problems, research and analyze relevant information, develop and present recommendations and justification for solution; perform the most complex engineering projects and programs efficiently and effectively; develop cost estimates for contracted services, supplies, and equipment; research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques; prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, procedures, and other written materials; maintain accurate records and files of work performed; develop and recommend systems and procedures related to assigned operations; establish and maintain a variety of manual and computerized record keeping and project management systems; read, interpret, retrieve, and produce drawings, blueprints, maps, and specifications; make sound independent decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines; operate modern office equipment and computers including specialized computer applications; use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing; use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy and legal guidelines in politically sensitive situations; establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Education/Training - Associate & Senior Civil Engineer: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related engineering field. Experience - Associate Civil Engineer: Four years of professional engineering design, plan review, and project administration experience, preferably in a public agency setting. Senior Civil Engineer: Five years of responsible experience in civil and municipal engineering with two years of experience leading staff and/or supervising projects. License or Certificate - Associate & Senior Civil Engineer: Possession and maintenance of a Registered Professional Civil Engineer license in the State of California. Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record.
The City of San Marcos is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, political or religious affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, other non-job related physical or mental disability, medical condition, or other functional limitation in employment or the provision of service. The City is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in this recruitment, please contact the Human Resources Office prior to the filing deadline. We will attempt to reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities upon request. Note: All appointments are subject to the successful completion of a medical examination, including substance abuse screening, at the City’s expense. In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new employees must produce proof of eligibility to work in the United States within the first three days of employment. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any of the provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.san-marcos.net; 1 Civic Center Dr., San Marcos, CA 92069; 760-744-1050' HumanResources@san-marcos.net
ASSOCIATE CIVIL ENGINEER / SENIOR CIVIL ENGINEER - LAND DEVELOPMENT (DOQ)
Supplemental Questionnaire - *** REQUIRED ***
* 1. In consideration for the Associate or Senior Civil Engineer (Land Development) position, please provide responses to the following questions. These answers will be reviewed in conjunction with your submitted application for consideration for the Associate or Senior Civil Engineer (Land Development) position with the City of San Marcos. The City of San Marcos utilizes communication via the email address you provided in NEOGOV regarding status updates during the recruitment process. Please be sure to check the email address provided on a regular basis to stay informed. By initialing below, you acknowledge that you understand that the answers to the supplemental questions are required and communication will be provided via email.
* 2. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related engineering field is required for both the Senior and Associate Civil Engineer position. Do you meet this verifiable requirement? If yes, please attach a copy of your completed degree.
* 3. Do you currently possess a valid Professional Civil Engineer License in the State of California? This is a requirement for the Associate and Senior Civil Engineer position. If yes, please include a copy of your Professional Civil Engineer License in the State of California as an attachment to your application.
* 4. Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record is required for both the Associate and Senior Civil Engineer position. Do you meet these verifiable requirements?
* 5. Please indicate your years of verifiable professional experience in engineering field:
Less than 4 years
More than 5 years
Please describe your experience in processing private entitlement projects.
* 7. Please describe your experience in designing and reviewing construction drawings for private development projects.
* 8. Please describe your experience with CEQA.
* 9. Please describe your experience with managing private development projects simultaneously.
* 10. Please describe your experience with the Model BMP Design Manual, hydromodification and in designing/reviewing projects for compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System MS4 Permit.
* 11. Please describe your supervisory experience.
* Required Question
Internal Number: 2019 - 02
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