County of San DiegoSan Diego 92123
Full Time
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Civil Engineer-building

County of San Diego
Full Time 5510 Overland Ave, San Diego, CA 92123, United States


Job Summary
The County of San Diego Invites Your Interest in an Excellent Career Opportunity! CIVIL ENGINEER  Future Salary Increase: ** July 2024 - 4.68% increase to base pay (2.75% Across-the-Board + 1.93% Market Inc.)  Interviews will take place the week of September 18, 2023. Job offers for selected candidates will be made shortly after. The following additional pay incentives and premiums are available:                 ** New Hire Lateral Incentive Pay - Candidates who have experience as a Civil Engineer are eligible for up to a maximum of $5,000                ** 5% Engineer Premium (applied to time worked)                ** $1,250 Recruitment Bonus                 ** Additional $1,250 Bonus after successful completion of the probation period ***This hard to recruit position qualifies for the Employee Referral Reward Program. If a current County of San Diego employee referred you to apply for this position, please indicate the employee’s name on your job application in the space provided. ***  The County of San Diego is currently accepting job applications for Civil Engineer-Building, an excellent professional level job that offers career development and growth opportunities. This eligible list will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies in (click on the link to learn more about the department). Planning & Development ServicesThrough operational excellence and attention to customer service, Planning & Development Services (PDS) strives to balance community, economic and environmental interests to ensure the highest quality of life for the public of San Diego County.PDS is responsible for long range land use planning, including the County's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, which determine how our communities will grow.  The department analyzes privately initiated land use projects to ensure compliance with land use regulations and advises the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission on the projects. Department programs, such as building plan review, building inspection and code compliance help maintain public health and safety.   THE POSITION:PDS is interested in interviewing qualified candidates as CIVIL ENGINEERS in the Building Division of PDS. Your structural experience and education is needed and valued, but PDS will also train you regarding the non-structural code and service duties of this position. The general responsibilities include reviewing construction plans and documents pursuing building permits for code compliance, and providing related customer services as follows:     -Reviewing structural, architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing -Title 24 energy, and standard stormwater designs -Replying to customer emails and phone calls -Interacting with customers at PDS public counters to answer code and permit process questions and rechecking corrected plans and documents undergoing plancheck   Apply today for this interesting and rewarding position! If selected for the position, you will be an integral part of the department’s mission. The departments are located at the County Operations Center, a modern 44-acre regional complex in Kearney Mesa. The Operations Center includes 18 structures and houses 19 departments, including an employee gym/workout center.   THE IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE:
  • Demonstrate a high degree of motivation and willingness to learn
  • Demonstrate a strong willingness to continually learn and grow professionally
  • Maintain a professional perspective and objective demeanor when varied situations occur
  • Review complex projects involving several functional groups
  • Communicate effectively in verbal and written form 
  • Good listener
  • Learn and understand the perspectives of others, and embrace diversity and inclusiveness
  • Demonstrate professional level experience in support of civil engineering
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal and teamwork skills, including building relationships and collaborating with others in order to keep projects moving in a positive direction
If you believe that you possess these qualities, then the County of San Diego would be an ideal place for your talent and career growth.  The County of San Diego has a great culture that values collaboration and teamwork.   This position itself is an entry-level class in the Civil Engineer series with a career ladder that includes Assistant Engineer, Civil Engineer, and Senior Civil Engineer.  The career ladder offers a great opportunity for professional growth and development within the series and the County of San Diego.   HIRING PROCESS AND TIMELINE:   
  • Job Offer and Background Process begins in September 2023. Note: Current County employees may be excluded from additional background screening. 
  • Pre-employment Medical Screening: Approximately 3 days following successful background investigation results.
  • Anticipated Start Date: Start date will be based upon successful completion of medical screening or other mutually agreed upon date.
 If you are not selected for this interview process, you may have the opportunity to compete for future vacancies.   MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Qualified applicants must possess registration by the State of California as a Professional Engineer. Click for more details about the duties and requirements for this position.   Please be sure to attach a copy of your college official transcript, unofficial transcript, diploma, letter of verification, or foreign equivalence certification during Step 1 of the online application submittal process.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  As part of the County of San Diego’s pre-employment process, prospective candidates will undergo a background check (including fingerprinting) and a pre-employment medical screening prior to beginning County employment. Additional types of background investigations may be conducted based on the job-related activities of the position.

EVALUATION: The names of qualified applicants will be placed on a six (6) month employment list based on scores received during the evaluation of information contained on their employment and supplemental applications.   Please ensure all information is complete and accurate, as the responses you provide on the supplemental application questionnaire will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in the initial screening process, your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provide is accurate and qualifying. Reasonable Accommodations

Note: Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.  As an employer of over 19,000 employees, the County of San Diego is an organization committed to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. We recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by our veterans and value the unique expertise and leadership qualities they bring to our workforce. We strive to provide veterans with the resources and tools necessary to maximize their employment opportunities, and to assist veterans with their transition into civilian life by applying the valuable skills, knowledge and training acquired in service to positions and career paths at all levels within our large organization. Click on the resource links below to learn more about how the County of San Diego supports its veterans. The County of San Diego offers preferential credits for military service to assist qualified applicants in transitioning from military to civilian careers with the County of San Diego. Do you need assistance translating your military experience into civilian experience? This tool can help! Strategic Plan The County of San Diego and its employees embrace the vision of: a just, sustainable, and resilient future for all. Our values include: integrity, equity, access, belonging, excellence, and sustainability. Each of which are infused throughout our operations. While also embracing a mission of strengthening our communities with innovative, inclusive, and data driven services through a skilled and supported workforce. Click here for more information on our as well as our commitment to serve everyone, to build a that will create a County that works for all.   Disaster Worker Under California Government Code Sections 3100 - 3109, public employees are designated as disaster service workers . The term "public employees" includes all persons employed by the state or any county , city, state agency, or public district. Disaster service workers are required to participate in such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their employer or by law.   Diversity The County of San Diego is committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion because our diverse workforce is our greatest asset and our customers are our number one priority.