Visalia , CA


Visalia, CA Full-time
Posted on January 13, 2019


Level II: $67,803 - $82,634 Annually
Level III: $79,281 - $96,922 Annually



Typical Duties


Perform engineering duties of average difficulty on assigned projects in road, flood control and drainage, bridges and culverts, survey or inspection; prepare and/or supervise preparation of preliminary estimates, plans, specifications and contracts; make inspections of job sites, and perform plan checks and preliminary surveys; act as party chief for survey crew; make inspections of flood control facilities; determine need for maintenance; make recommendations and prepare operating instructions; perform design, mapping and drafting work; assist in coordination of projects with outside contractors, engineers, utilities and other agencies through meetings and telephone calls; direct a labor and equipment force; inspect work and materials as job progresses; review plans, technical reports, building permits, specifications and applications for encroachment for compliance with local, State and Federal laws and standards; calculate complex traverses and areas for right of way deed descriptions; convert field survey notes into sketches; determine and interpret soil and materials control test; research, compile and interpret information from various records, deeds, maps and surveys; review documentation to determine flood control hazards; prepare special studies and environmental reports for state and federally funded projects; communicate with the public concerning various aspects of public works projects; prepare and maintain contract construction records and files; review contract bids for accuracy and completion; handle technical correspondence;respond to constituent requests for road related issues; familiar with road maintenance practices. 
Level III:  In addition, Level III will be expected to function at a higher level of responsibility.  Perform and supervise the performance of professional and nonprofessional engineering duties in the preparation of drawings, plans and specifications, surveys and estimates; administer contracts, inspect work in progress, and approve final work; study analyses for the construction and maintenance of a variety of engineering projects; perform the difficult phases in connection with planning design and special studies; review final construction plans and make recommendations for approval; make field investigations of proposed projects; direct survey crews, interpret survey notes, perform simple drafting and review work of other drafters; coordinate projects with other departments, agencies, utility districts, railroads, engineers, contractors and the public; make progress and final inspections and reports; supervise the issuance and inspection of encroachment permits; interpret and write deeds and legal descriptions; calculate right of way information; Inspect subdivision improvements for compliance with County code; negotiate agreements and contracts and process necessary documents and administer the contracts; read Federal, State and local acts and policies pertaining to environmental quality control; write environmental impact reports; Act as administrative officer for the lab's radioactive material license; prepare policy and procedural reports and manuals for departmental guidelines;supervised a construction and road maintenance crew.


Employment Standards


Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a closely related field
Level II: two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in civil engineering. 
Level III: three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in civil engineering.
Knowledge of: 
Civil Engineering principles and application; surveying procedures; road, bridge and drainage design; hydrology; traffic channelization; strength and properties of materials; soil mechanics; basic legal requirements pertaining to civil engineering in a public agency; subdivision and boundary controls; contract specifications and laws; engineering terminology; drafting, plan and property description; advanced math, including trigonometry and calculus, sufficient to make engineering calculations.
Skill/Ability to: 
Read, understand and interpret technical materials, perform surveying work, prepare engineering drawings and make accurate calculations of material quantities and costs, make inspection of projects, give and follow oral and written instructions, remain flexible and tolerant under changes in workloads and schedules, manage and oversee budgets and schedules for complex public works projects, communicate clearly and effectively using both written and verbal methods.
In addition Level III: direct and instruct other staff in standard engineering procedures and assist in supervising their work projects.
License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license.
Applicants must possess for Level II:  Engineer In Training (EIT) certificate. 
For Level III: registration as a professional engineer issued by the California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.   
Desirable Employment Standards - Significant engineering experience in roads, bridges, traffic signals, hydrology, hydraulics, and flood control design, State, federal and local statutes, ordinances, regulations, rules, policies, standards and codes pertaining to flood plans, drainage, roads and surveying,


Additional Information


Conditions of Employment:  
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Candidates selected may be required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Additionally, a background investigation may also be conducted. An Employment Eligibility Verification using E-Verify may be required on the first day of employment for some positions. Some job classes may also require a physical exam.

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