Engineer V (#RE1005)
$67.01-$81.45 Hourly / $11,614.72-$14,117.77 Monthly / $139,376.72-$169,413.27 Yearly


Under general direction, performs professional and very complex engineering work of a responsible administrative, technical and/or supervisory nature in directing an engineering work unit in the Department of Public Works; may function as a technical specialist; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the specialized level in the engineering series.  An employee in this class may function as a manager who is responsible for planning, coordinating, directing and supervising the work of a Public Works engineering unit, and/or may function as a high-level professional specialist in the unit.  Incumbents also support management in areas of personnel, budgeting, planning and policy/procedure development.


  • May supervise and direct subordinate engineering, administrative and technical personnel in the planning, development, design and construction of a variety of public works projects and programs.
  • Reviews and approves plans, specifications, and cost estimates for a variety of construction projects; plans and conducts feasibility studies for water control, drainage, traffic, road, and, bridge projects.
  • Consults with management and administration regarding the establishment of engineering policies and procedures in the department and for the County; recommends establishment of division policies, procedures, training and related activities.
  • Confers with, advises and supervises engineers in charge of projects; supervises enforcement of contractual obligations; coordinates a variety of Public Works projects with other agencies.
  • Gives technical engineering advice and may confer with other County officials and department heads.
  • Represents the department and acts as liaison with other governmental agencies, contractors, and the public regarding general engineering matters and problems; may attend Planning Commission or other meetings.
  • Prepares ordinances and resolutions regarding Public Works functions for action by the Board of Supervisors.
  • Assists in the preparation and administration of department budgets, as assigned.


Experience: Two years as an Engineer IV in San Joaquin County.

Experience: Two years of experience as either a Registered Civil Engineer or Traffic Engineer in an organization performing diversified public works activities. 

Licenses & Certificates: (1) Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer or Traffic Engineer as issued by the California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors; (2) Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


Principles and practices public administration, supervision and management; principles and practices of civil engineering; engineering construction, and maintenance work carried out in county public works; methods and materials used in engineering construction and maintenance; computerized engineering and office systems.


Plan, direct and administer the work of an engineering unit; apply engineering principles and practices, at an advanced level, to problems of work; assign, train, supervise and evaluate the work of subordinate staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.


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 and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RE1005; EST: 5/12/1999; REV: 4/12/2023;