Engineer III (#RE1003)
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$44.04-$53.53 Hourly / $7,632.99-$9,277.95 Monthly / $91,595.93-$111,335.43 Yearly


Under general direction, performs advanced field and office engineering work in connection with the design, construction and coordination of Public Works Projects; supervises engineering staff; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the advanced, non-registered class in the engineering series. An employee in this class supervises and performs difficult and responsible engineering work in a variety of areas which include, but are not limited to transportation, drainage, water resources and supply, waste water, and solid waste and hazardous waste management. Assignments usually involve difficult and complex engineering projects and may require project coordination as well as first-line supervision of engineering, paraprofessional and/or technical employees.


  • Plans and assigns work; reviews engineering projects completed or in progress; trains, supervises and evaluates staff.
  • Prepares and/or directs the preparation of plans, estimates, maps, property descriptions, detailed drawings and specifications; makes preliminary designs and estimates for determining budgetary needs for construction and design projects.
  • Makes complex engineering analyses and prepares reports and estimates in connection with engineering and budgetary aspects of assigned projects.
  • Reviews and supervises checking of construction plans and subdivision maps and plans; inspects or initiates inspection of projects during construction and upon completion to determine conformance with standards and specifications.
  • Meets with other departments, agencies or individuals regarding plans, problems and joint projects.
  • Assists with the preparation of the Division budget.


Either I
Experience: Two years as an Engineer II in San Joaquin County Service. 

Experience: Four years of progressively responsible and varied engineering work at a level equivalent or higher than Engineer I in San Joaquin County service.

Certificate: Possession of a valid certificate as an Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.) as issued by the California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

License: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


Advanced principles and practices of engineering; methods and materials used in planning, design, construction and management of engineering projects including roadway and structural design and inspection, waste disposal and storage, traffic engineering, hydraulics and flood control; principles and practices of supervision, program planning and budgeting.


Independently apply required engineering knowledge and experience to varied work assignments; resolve technical problems of considerable difficulty; assign, train, supervise and evaluate professional, paraprofessional and technical engineering personnel and their work; learn and utilize a wide variety of computer applications and apply to assigned projects; establish and maintain effective working relations with others; express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; prepare long-range programs and budgets.


Mobility-Frequent operation of keyboards, sitting for extended periods, standing for long periods, walking, pushing/pulling, bending, squatting, driving, climbing stairs or other objects; occasional crawling; Lifting-Frequently 5-30 pounds or less; occasionally 30-70 pounds; occasionally restraining, lifting/turning heavy objects; Vision-Good vision; frequent reading and close-up work; normal hand and eye coordination; Dexterity-Normal dexterity with frequent writing and repetitive motion; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing and talking on the telephone and in person; Emotional/Psychological-Frequent public contact and decision making; frequent concentration required; Special Conditions-May be exposed to dust and varied outdoor conditions; may require occasional overtime, weekend or evening work.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RE1003; EST: 5/12/1999;