County of Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara 93101
Full Time
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Civil Engineering Associate Iii/civil Engineer

County of Santa Barbara
Full Time 24 per week 105 E Anapamu St # 301, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, United States
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Overview

SALARY/BENEFITS:

Civil Engineering Associate III Salary$45.43 - $54.73 Hourly
Civil Engineer Salary

:

$52.23 - $63.03 Hourly
We are currently seeking applications to fill one (1) Civil Engineering Associate III/Civil Engineer vacancy in the Transportation Division and one (1) Civil Engineering Associate III/Civil Engineer vacancy in the of the Water Resources Division of Public Works Department in Santa Barbara or Santa Maria.

The selected candidate may be appointed at the Civil Engineering Associate III or Civil Engineer level, depending on the candidate's qualifications and the needs of the department.
 

BENEFITS OVERVIEW
  • Vacation: 12 to 25 days per year depending on length of public employment.
  • Holidays: 13 days per year. 
  • Sick Leave: 12 days sick leave per year. Unlimited accumulation, one year of which can be converted to service credit upon retirement.  
  • Health Plan: Choice of medical and dental plans (with vision care). County contributes toward the employee's premium. 
  • On-Site Employee Health Clinics in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria: Provides ongoing and episodic services to eligible employees and their eligible dependents over age 15.
Click on Benefits Tab above or for more information on County benefits.

We are also accepting applications to establish employment lists for future Full-Time, Part-Time, Civil Service Rule 1414* and Extra-Help Civil Engineering Associate III/CE vacancies in the Resource Recovery and Waste Management, Transportation and Water Resources Divisions of the Public Works Department at All Locations.

*NOTE: Positions vacated as a result of a leave of absence (Civil Service Rule 1414) and the duration of the appointment shall be subject to the return of the individual who is on leave. A person who is appointed to a position under Civil Service Rule 1414 may be able to transition into a regular position in the classification without re-application or re-testing, depending on the performance of the appointee and the needs of the department.  *BENEFITS: The 1414 position is eligible for Full-Time benefits.
 
Please select which vacancy location(s) you would like to be considered for current and for future vacancies. If you qualify for this position and pass the required selection steps, then your name will be sent to the hiring manager(s) of the vacancy location(s) where you have expressed that you are willing to work.

Civil Engineering Associate III: Under direction, performs complex professional civil engineering work, which may include supervision of an engineering staff; and performs related work as required.

Civil Engineer: The Civil Engineer is distinguished from the Civil Engineering Associate III by the former's attainment of registration as a professional civil engineer from the State of California.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Civil Engineering Associate III/Civil Engineer is a flexibly staffed series. The Civil Engineering Associate III is distinguished from the Civil Engineering Associate II by the responsibility for performing the more complex and difficult assignments which may include supervisory responsibility, and from a Civil Engineer by the latter's attainment of registration as a professional civil engineer from the State of California. The Civil Engineering Associate III is further distinguished from the Civil Engineer Manager or Specialist by the latter's overall responsibility for a major engineering phase, function, or division, or for a specialty with the department. 

The Ideal Candidate - Water Resources: 

  • Skilled engineer with experience in the solid waste management, transportation or flood control profession and knowledge of inspection principles, practices, techniques and terminology in regards to civil engineering in the State of California;
  • Has or is willing to seek Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioner certification for the resource recovery position;
  • Ability to write clear and concise federal, state, and local regulatory compliance reports;
  • Proven track record of project management including successfully procuring and managing contracts and interfacing with other staff, contractors and consultants;
  • Ability to process, interpret and communicate technical information;
  • Prepares cost-effective plans and budgets for the maintenance and construction of engineering systems; 
  • Supervise technical professional and/or sub-professional technical personnel;
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work in order to meet deadlines and key performance indicators;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully work with multidisciplinary teams, managers, executives, and support staff;
  • Experience with AutoCAD;
  • Knowledge of environmental regulatory requirements for the operation of infrastructure.
The Ideal Candidate - Transportation Construction:

  • Experience in the transportation industry, and knowledge of inspection principles, practices, techniques and terminology in regards to civil engineering in the State of California, particularly experience with checking Contractor's construction work and submittals for compliance with Caltrans Standard Specifications and contract plans.
  • Proven track record of project and construction management.
  • Experience inspecting public works facilities.
  • Demonstrated ability in writing clear and concise federal, state, and local regulatory compliance reports.
  • The ability to prepare cost-effective plans and budgets for the maintenance and construction of engineering systems, especially bridges, flood control structures, and similar Public Works facilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully work with multidisciplinary teams, managers, executives, and support staff.
  • Experience with AutoCAD.
About the Public Works Department: The Santa Barbara County Public Works Department consists of five divisions:  Transportation, Resource Recovery and Waste Management, Flood Control & Water Resources, the County Surveyors Office, and Administration. The County's Public Works Department employees are committed to efficiently providing, operating and maintaining public works infrastructure, facilities and services to make everyday life as safe and convenient as possible for the public we serve. To learn more about us, visit .
Examples of Duties
  1. Responsible for the planning, design, preparation of drawings, plans, and specifications, contractor's bids and cost estimates for a variety of engineering projects (e.g., bridge and drainage structures, road improvement, landfill gas collection and treatment systems, stormwater management systems, and water treatment systems) at various landfills and recycling and transfer stations.
  2. Conducts environmental site assessments and optimizes existing environmental management systems to mitigate potential environmental impacts to soil and surface/ground water; prepares and reviews water quality reports and makes recommendations.
  3. Oversees a variety of construction projects; leads and participates in construction inspection; prepares final labor and materials reports; recommends approval of construction and contract payments.
  4.  Performs analysis and research of specialized technical data to assist with development and review of environmental management systems.
  5. Provides engineering analysis for environmental and permitting documents and prepares documents for regulatory agencies as well as engineering reports.
  6. Supervises staff of professional and /or sub-professional personnel who assist in preparing regulatory compliance reports required by regulatory agencies, drawings and plans, grant applications, and engineering support projects.
  7.  Prepares and reviews regulatory compliance reports and may represent the department in meetings, public hearings and negotiations with regulatory agencies.
  8. Assists in the preparation of the annual Capital Improvement Project budget and the preparation of the annual budget for the fiscal year.
  9. Responds promptly and courteously to the public on all matters relating to the projects assigned. 
Employment Standards

Possession of a bachelor's degree in civil engineering or designation as a Professional Engineer Intern, and:

  1. Three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional civil engineering experience; OR,
  2. One (1) year of experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Civil Engineering Associate II with Santa Barbara County; OR,
  3. A combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License.

Knowledge of: the principles and practices of civil engineering and the ability to apply them to the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of roads, flood control, and other public works facilities; the materials, methods, and equipment used in the construction of public works.

Ability to: analyze facts and to exercise independent judgement; coordinate, train, and supervise the work of subordinates; prepare correspondence and reports; establish and maintain effective work relations with colleagues, representatives of other public and private organizations, and with the public.
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