Placer Employment Opportunities

Deputy Director of Engineering and Surveying

Unclassified

Recruitment #2022-11748-01

Introduction

Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov.

POSITION INFORMATION

This classification received a general wage increase of 4.5% effective in July 2022 and is scheduled to receive subsequent general wage increases of 4.5% in July 2023 and 4.0% in July 2024.

The Community Development Resource Agency is currently accepting applications for Deputy Director of Engineering & Surveying. To view the recruitment brochure for this exciting career opportunity, please click here.

This recruitment will remain open until filled with an initial application screening deadline of Friday, January 20th for immediate consideration. Applications received after this date will be screened on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

BENEFITS

Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees, including:

  • Management leave: 100 hours per year*
  • Holidays: 14 paid holidays per year, 2 of which are floating holidays*
  • Vacation leave: 10 days/year with ability to accrue 25 days/year
  • Sick leave: 12 days/year*
  • Cafeteria plan: $5,000 per year to use towards 401(k), dependent care, medical co-insurance, or cash*
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance available for employees and dependents
  • Deferred compensation with 401(k) contribution matches up to $1,500/year
  • $50,000 life insurance policy at no cost to employee
  • CalPERS retirement plans
  • Retiree medical insurance
  • Education allowance: up to $1,200 per year
  • Annual vacation cash out: up to 100 hours may be cashed out each year
  • Bilingual incentive: incumbents may be eligible for bilingual incentive pay depending upon operational needs and certification of proficiency.

*Amounts will be prorated for part-time employees and employees hired after the first of the year.

The information above represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire about the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. For a detailed listing of benefits, please click here to view Management benefits.

For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.

DEFINITION

(Unclassified)

To assist the Community Development Resource Agency Director and Assistant Director in managing and directing the overall operations of the Engineering and Surveying Division; to oversee and coordinate internal management of the Division; to manage a major program of the Agency; to provide highly complex staff assistance to the Community Development Resource Agency Director and Assistant Director, which may include the requirement to perform the duties of County Surveyor as specified in the statutes of the State of California or direct performance of those duties by a licensed surveyor.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives administrative direction from the Community Development Resource Agency Director or Assistant Director.

Exercises direct supervision over management, supervisory, professional, technical and clerical personnel.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist the Community Development Resource Director or the Assistant Director in managing and directing the Engineering and Surveying Division.
  • Assist in developing the division's goals and objectives; assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Plan, organize and direct engineering and surveying activities and operations; confer with the Agency Director or Assistant Director regarding policies and major operating procedures; review, evaluate and recommend change; work with and assist subordinates with problems and recommend course of action.
  • Develop and implement the Engineering and Surveying Division's work plans; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
  • Prepare the Engineering and Surveying Division budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; administer the approved budget.
  • Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures as needed; maintain high performance standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the division.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service; coordinate Engineering and Surveying Division activities and projects with other land development functions within the County administrative structure.
  • Represent the division to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
  • Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence as necessary.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

Experience: Six years of increasingly responsible experience in surveying or land development engineering, including two years of management or supervisory responsibility.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field. Additional training in management is highly desirable.

Note: Relevant, equivalent experience (performing the same or similar job requiring similar knowledge, skills, and abilities) may be substituted for the required education as determined by the Human Resources Department. Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency.

Required License or Certificate:

  • Possession of a current license as a Professional Civil Engineer authorized to practice engineering in California.
  • If performing duties of County Surveyor, possession of a current license as a land surveyor or be registered as a civil engineer recognized by the State as qualified to perform the duties of a land surveyor. If such license(s) or registration(s) is granted by a state other than California, license or registration granted by the State of California must be obtained within six months of employment.
  • May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of surveying and land development engineering.
  • Principles and practices of policy development and implementation.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
  • Principles and practices of business correspondence and technical report writing.
  • Pertinent local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Budgeting procedures and techniques.
  • Principles and practices of organizational analysis.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.
  • Modern office procedures and computer equipment; knowledge of engineering and surveying and land development related applications.

Ability to:

  • Organize, direct and implement multiple complex land development, engineering and surveying activities and programs.
  • On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve division related issues; remember personnel rules; explain and interpret policy.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time. Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; visually differentiate between colors on land use maps.
  • Prepare and administer a budget.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate personnel.
  • Interpret and explain division policies and procedures.
  • Organize, direct and implement multiple complex land development, engineering and surveying activities and programs.
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, including the ability to make concise and persuasive public presentations.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over),  marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

Conclusion

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Jenny Junkins, Administrative Technician, at jjunkins@placer.ca.gov or (530) 886-4661.


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