Senior Civil Engineer

Recruitment #18-S98-002

Introduction

Are you a natural leader with proven professional civil engineering experience managing water and wastewater capital improvement projects? Are you a registered California professional civil engineer?  The City of Ventura is accepting applications for a Senior Civil Engineer vacancy in our collaborative Public Works Department.  To be considered for this exciting career opportunity, apply online at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time.

To learn more about the City of Ventura's Public Works Department, visit  https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/189/Public-Works.

THE POSITION

Under general direction, performs difficult and responsible field and office civil engineering work and supervises the design and delivery of major capital improvement projects, including the preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates for complicated City projects related to sewers, water systems and innovative water and wastewater public works projects.

An eligibility list is being established to fill the current vacancy focusing on water and wastewater project management in the Public Works Department, as well as future related full-time, part-time or temporary engineer vacancies. 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the first line supervision class in the professional engineering series. The Senior Civil Engineer is distinguished from the Civil Engineer class by the greater degree of independence exercised in accomplishing the work, by the level and complexity of the assignments and the supervision of registered or non-registered engineers.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Understands the techniques of managing, scheduling and monitoring multiple engineering projects on time and within budget.
  • Has an excellent track record of water and wastewater project management experience.
  • Is a collaborative leader with proven ability to effectively direct the work of staff and contractors.
  • Uses a team-oriented approach and works cooperatively and collaboratively with others.
  • Has excellent oral and written communications skills.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Plans, develops, coordinates and directs major engineering projects, performing difficult engineering work in the planning and designing of major public works projects. Manages, schedules and monitors multiple projects. Prepares comprehensive engineering reports.

Assists the Principal Civil Engineer in the development of capital improvement programs and related budgets.  Develops fees for permits and updates standard construction details. 

Plan checks, directs, and personally reviews engineering designs, drawings, specifications and estimates for development of related projects. Reviews and interprets construction drawings and specifications; plans and conducts pre-construction activities.   Works with other government agencies to process permits and coordinate activities. 

Plans, schedules, supervises and evaluates the work of assigned professional and paraprofessional staff, including technicians; determining job assignments, reviewing work products, and training staff as necessary.

Performs related duties as assigned.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATES

License:  Depending on assignment, possession of a valid California Class C driver's license may be required.

Certificates:  Must possess a State of California Civil Engineering registration at time of application.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A combination of training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related field and four years of professional civil engineering experience which includes some project management experience, and one year in a lead capacity, preferably with a public agency.

BENEFITS

Employment Information:  Right to Work:  Before employment, candidates must submit documentation verifying their legal right to work in the United States.  Background Check:  A pre-employment verification of background, references, and medical examination will be conducted.  A drug screening may be required for some positions.  Applicants for positions using a City vehicle may be required to submit a DMV report.  Probationary Period:  Six months.

Deferred Compensation: The City contributes $168 per year to a 457 plan and will match $1,650 per year contributed by the employee, for a total benefit of $1,818 per year.

Medical & Dental Insurance: Up to $665 monthly towards a selection of plans.  Medical insurance is effective the first of the month after date of hire.  Dental insurance is effective the first of the second month after date of hire. 

Optional Benefits: $495 monthly, which may be applied toward medical insurance premiums.  Cash-out option is not available.  

Vision Insurance: City paid coverage provided for employees and dependents.  Vision insurance is effective the first of the month after date of hire.

Life Insurance: City paid term life insurance equal to the employee's annual salary, and dependent life insurance of $2,000 per dependent.

Disability Insurance:  City paid short and long-term disability coverage.

Retirement:  Tier I - 2% @ 55/Single Highest Year of Compensation for Classic CalPERS members who worked for the City prior to December 31, 2012 and are returning to City employment.  Employees make a 7% member contribution, and may be subject to compensation limits per Section 401(a)(17) of the IRC.  Tier II - 2% @ 60/3-Year Final Compensation Period for Classic CalPERS members with less than a six-month break in service from another CalPERS or CalPERS'-reciprocal agency.  Employees make a 7% member contribution, and may be subject to compensation limits per Section 401(a)(17) of the IRC.  Tier III - 2% at 62/3-Year Final Compensation Period for New CalPERS members.  Employees make a 6.25% member contribution, and are subject to compensation limits per Government Code Section 7522.10.  Additional details regarding the City’s retirement plan will be provided to candidates during the job offer process.

Social Security: CalPERS members do not participate in Social Security retirement so there is no payroll deduction. Receiving a CalPERS benefit may affect your Social Security upon retirement. For further information contact a Social Security office or www.socialsecurity.gov/form1945.

Medicare: Employees participate only in the Medicare portion of Social Security. There is a 1.45% payroll deduction for this benefit.

Vacation: 2.5 weeks, increasing to 4 weeks per year, after 10 years service. Employees may use vacation after successful completion of probation.

Personal Leave:  27 hours per calendar year.

Holidays: 12 paid holidays per year.

Sick Leave: 96-hour bank upon employment and additional accruals of 2 hours semi-monthly after 6 months of employment.

Tuition Reimbursement: $2,500 per year for tuition and books for courses taken at accredited institution after completion of probation.

Flexible Workweek: A 9/80 workweek is available for some positions.

Wellness Program:  A comprehensive program is available, including on-site gym, exercise classes, downtown/beach-walking routes, weight loss, and tips on nutrition and healthy lifestyle.

Selection Plan

Submit a City application, cover letter and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method of application is online and you are highly encouraged to apply at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs. If you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours. Paper applications can be FAXed to (805) 648-4467, or mailed, or hand delivered to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; Ventura, CA 93002. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents. The Eligibility List established may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.

Once your application has been submitted, all future correspondence from the City will be via e-mail. Please keep your contact information up-to-date and ensure that your email spam filter allows you to receive messages from recruitment@cityofventura.ca.gov. You may also view notices send to you by the City in the "My Applications" tab at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs.

Department Selection Interview
A select number of candidates will be invited to a department selection interview being held in June 2019, date to be determined.

Conclusion

The City of Ventura is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and military and veteran status.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need an accommodation in a selection process, please notify the Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date of the position you are interested in. The Human Resources address is: 501 Poli Street, Room 210, Ventura, CA 93001, (805) 654-7853, e-mail: recruitment@cityofventura.ca.gov.


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