County of San Luis ObispoSan Luis Obispo 93408
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Civil Engineer I/ii/iii

County of San Luis Obispo
Permanent 976 Osos St Room 207, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, United States
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Overview

The County of San Luis Obispo is offering a career opportunity for Engineers I/II/III to join our APWA accredited Public Works Department.
The department is a professional team of 300 dedicated staff who serve the residents and visitors of the central coast. Engineering positions are available on several project teams that plan, design, and construct public infrastructure projects throughout the county. There are opportunities to work across the entire project delivery process on a range of capital improvement projects, including roads, bridges, drainage, flood control, airports, water and wastewater infrastructure.

Design Engineer: Design and Construction Division Engineers in the Design and Construction Division are part of a 20-person office and field staff team with various roles ranging from project management, plan/spec/contract development, and construction management. This vacancy is specific to an office design engineer tasked with designing County transportation and utility projects. As an engineer in this role, you will be responsible for developing plans, producing quantity/engineers estimates and technical specifications to be included in our construction contracts. The ideal candidate should have a high level of design experience, enjoy in-office design work with necessary field visits sprinkled in. They ideally thrive in a team environment and are eager to learn and share new ideas with the team. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of AutoCAD/Civil 3D, spec writing in Caltrans format, public transportation and utility design experience, and accurately calculating quantities/estimates.
Please contact Ryan Monie at 805-781-5523 or rmonie@co.slo.ca.us with any questions regarding this position. 

Bridge Maintenance Engineer – Transportation Division: Engineers in the Transportation Division are part of a large team of office and field staff who maintain roads and bridges, manage projects from inception to construction, and plan for future transportation improvements. There are 2 main groups: the Engineering Unit, and the Traffic Unit. The Engineering Unit is in responsible charge oversight of programming and delivery of road and bridge maintenance projects, review of Caltrans Bridge Inspection Reports, delivery of maintenance project recommendations for approximately 200 bridges and over 1,300 miles of County-maintained roads, and nominations of future bridge replacement projects. The ideal candidate loves working in the field and office and is passionate about their work. They will have knowledge and experience in road and bridge inspection, maintenance, design, and programming of projects. Experience in working directly or as part of a team on other related fields such as retaining walls, traffic signs, bridge rail, guard rail, or storm damage repairs would be beneficial.
Please contact Brian Uder at 805-788-2931 or buder@co.slo.ca.us with any questions regarding this position. 

Transportation Project Engineer – Project Delivery Division: The Transportation Project Delivery Team within the Project Delivery Division is responsible for the planning, management, programming, design, and construction of capital improvement projects for County-wide transportation infrastructure. Project Delivery staff manage and facilitate project scope, schedule, and budget to ensure the successful delivery of capital improvement projects on County-owned roads. The Teams responsibilities for transportation capital projects include: Project Management and Oversight: Procurement, administration, and management of Local, State, and Federal funds for Capital Improvement Projects during the planning, design, bidding and construction phases of projects. Including allocation of project staff and/or consultants. Project Outreach and Coordination: Project presentations/outreach to stakeholders, community advisory groups, community service districts, cities, various County divisions and departments, state/federal agencies, and funding organizations. Administration of Project Funding: Contract administration and coordination of local, state, and federal processes, procedures, documents, authorizations, approvals. Overall management of project funding.
Please contact Aaron Yonker at 805-781-4644 or ayonker@co.slo.ca.us with any questions regarding this position. 

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This recruitment may also fill other positions or assignments in the Public Works Department including water and wastewater operations engineer, development review and plan checking, and capital improvement project management for water utilities, wastewater utilities, or airport facilities.
The Ideal Candidate

Distinguishing Characteristics

Candidate must have practical knowledge and experience with general civil engineering practice, which can include project management, design, or construction engineering. 

In additional to technical experience, the following professional traits are also important: 

  • The ability to work cooperatively within a multi-discipline team to meet goals and deadlines while producing a quality work product. 

  • Good communication skills to express verbally and in writing the expectations or results of project deliverables. 

  • Self-motivated and proactive approach to completing assigned work, problem solving and taking on new opportunities.

Engineer I: This is the entry level in the professional engineering series.  Under supervision, performs technical engineering work as a member of a division or section staff; makes technical computations, studies, performs field and office surveys and inspections; writes reports; checks maps and plans; may do computer aided drafting/design.
Engineer II: Under direction, independently performs a variety of technical engineering work involved with public construction projects and public works operations and maintenance, including acting as project manager, resident engineer, assistant resident engineer or inspector on major construction projects; may act as permit engineer, chief of survey party or project leader on a design project; may lead subordinate personnel on a project basis.
Engineer III: Under general direction, may act as project manager, assigned technical engineer, design squad leader or resident engineer on major public works projects; may oversee and train junior engineering staff members.  The Engineer III is expected to be in responsible charge of their assigned work in developing engineering analysis, designs, reports, plans, specifications, or contracts.  Education and Experience

All Levels: Engineer I, II, III, IV:  Either A:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related engineering field (Job-related professional level civil engineering, traffic engineering, or land surveying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis);  Or B:  Possession of an Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) Certificate or Land Surveyor in Training (L.S.I.T.)  Certificate and four years of paraprofessional level civil engineering, traffic engineering, or land surveying experience.
In Addition:

Engineer I: No additional experience required.

Engineer II:  One year of professional level civil engineering, traffic engineering, or land surveying experience. (Possession of a Master's degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field, or two years of paraprofessional level civil engineering, traffic engineering, or land surveying experience may be substituted for the required experience). 

Engineer III and IV:  Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer or Land Surveyor issued by the California State Board of Registration AND one year of professional level civil engineering, traffic engineering, or land surveying experience.(Possession of a Master's degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field may be substituted for the required experience.)

AND:

Engineer III:  One year of specialized professional level civil engineering, traffic engineering, or land surveying experience such as serving as a resident engineer on small construction projects, experience as an assistant engineer on major construction projects, or project leader on a design project.


Licenses and Certificates

A valid driver license is required at the time of application.  A valid CALIFORNIA driver license is required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.
Engineer I: Within six (6) years of appointment must obtain Registration as a Civil Engineer or Land Surveyor in the State of California, which must be maintained throughout employment.  The six year requirement may be extended up to an additional 12 months by the appointing authority. 

Engineer II: Within five (5) years of appointment must obtain Registration as a Civil Engineer or Land Surveyor in the State of California, which must be maintained throughout employment.  The five year requirement may be extended up to an additional 12 months by the appointing authority.   

Engineer III:  Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer or Land Surveyor issued by the California State Board of Registration is required at the time of application and must be maintained throughout employment.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice
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Veteran's Preference Points 
If you are applying for employment with the County of San Luis Obispo and you served in the United States Armed Forces, you may be eligible for veteran's preference points as part of the recruitment process. Some dependents and survivors of eligible veterans may also be eligible for preference points.   for more information and to learn how to apply for this benefit.  Please note that Veteran’s credits must be on file with the County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office prior to the recruitment closing date indicated on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
The County is an equal opportunity employer. Objectives are directed toward assuring equal opportunity in selection / promotion, pay, and job assignments. Recruitment and selection procedures have been established to ensure non-discrimination on the basis of political or religious opinions or affiliations, age, sex, race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or other non-merit factors. In addition, the County complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act in hiring and retaining employees. For more information contact the Human Resources Department at (805)781-5959. 

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