The application final filing date for this position is Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. To be considered for this exciting career opportunity, please apply online through www.calopps.org and click on the member agencies, followed by the City of Saratoga. As part of the online application process, please attach your resume and responses to the required supplemental questions. Applications will be considered incomplete if the resume and supplemental questionnaire (see last section below) responses are not included with the online application.
This position performs a wide variety of professional engineering activities in connection with public works construction and maintenance projects and private land development within the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department.
Assistant Civil Engineer: This is the entry level of this classification series. Employees at this level may have limited experience and perform more routine duties under general supervision, in accordance with established guidelines and procedures.
Associate Civil Engineer: This is the journey level of this classification series. Employees at this level possess more knowledge and experience, and perform a greater range of assigned duties, including complex and difficult assignments with minimal instruction or assistance.
The duties described below are intended to provide only a summary of the typical functions of the job. This is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities and the duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in the job description.
Prepare designs, construction plans, specifications, and cost estimates for capital improvement and maintenance projects related to streets, storm drains, parks, and City-owned facilities.
Prepare bid and contract documents and Council reports; perform contract administration and construction management activities for assigned projects.
Inspect assigned projects in the field, and verify and coordinate efforts to assure compliance with established contracts, specifications, and City requirements.
Process billings, change orders, and prepare final reports for assigned projects.
Review improvement plans, land development applications, grading plans, parcel and tract maps for compliance with city codes and requirements.
Create and modify maps and engineering drawings for streets, right of ways, and other infrastructure using an AutoCAD and ArcView GIS systems.
Assist land developers to ensure compliance with Planning Commission resolutions for parcel and tract maps.
Inspect land development projects.
Prepare final land development application reports for the City Council.
Oversee the activity of professional design and engineering consultants.
Prepare various studies and reports.
Assist in the development of the division budget and updating of the five year Capital Improvement Plan.
Research and prepare grant applications in order to fund various projects.
Perform a variety of customer service and engineering functions:
Issue encroachment permits;
Assist the general public, developers, architects, and engineers;
Answer questions about City construction projects, permit issuance procedures, and related development activities—including the generation of specific Public Works staff comments in support of the City’s Development Review Committee completeness review for pending development application projects.
Manage urban run-off pollution prevention and clean water programs including serving as liaison between the City and other governmental agencies and outside organizations. May also train City staff for program compliance record keeping and assist with necessary field inspections related to C3 and C6 compliance.
Prepare staff reports to City Council as assigned.
Determine applicable codes, regulations, and requirements for assigned projects.
Travel via City vehicle to various job sites in the performance of assigned duties.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Principles and practices of civil and structural engineering.
Contract bidding and administration procedures.
Construction and project management principles and practices.
Use and application of modern data and information systems and technologies.
Laws, codes, rules and regulations governing public works projects, land use and development.
AutoCAD, ArcView GIS and other engineering computer applications.
Report presentation techniques.
Recent developments and current literature regarding civil engineering, planning, roadway and public facilities design.
Storm water and non-point source water pollution best management procedures, pollution prevention techniques and industry standards.
Effectively manage programs, projects, and activities.
Direct the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of public works facilities.
Perform complex civil engineering studies, analysis, and design.
Prepare and interpret plans, specification, estimates, and write technical reports.
Prepare engineering computations and drawings.
Administer and inspect public works projects.
Read, interpret and apply codes, standards, and regulations.
Prepare and analyze technical and general reports.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff, developers, engineers, contractors, and the general public.
Communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively, both orally and in writing.
Utilize modern information and communication technologies.
Travel via City vehicle to various job sites in the performance of assigned duties.
Prepare project budgets.
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field, from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Engineering experience must relate to civil engineering, drainage, transportation engineering, traffic engineering, or a related field.
Assistant Civil Engineer: Engineering experience in an internship or work as an Engineering Technician is not required, but highly desirable.
Associate Civil Engineer: Minimum of three (3) years of professional level engineering experience is required.
Licenses or Certificates:
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Class C California driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
Possession of an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification is highly desirable.
For the Associate Civil Engineer, registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California is highly desirable and required within (2) years from the date of hire.
Additional Salary Information: The City of Saratoga provides an excellent total compensation and benefits package along with a 9/80 Work Schedule:Nine-hour days Monday through Thursday; and an eight-hour day one Friday, off the next Friday.A summary of benefits may be obtained online at http://www.saratoga.ca.us/cityhall/hr/eoe/benefits.asp
The City of Saratoga is an attractive residential community of approximately 30,000 known for its excellent schools and prestigious neighborhoods. The community’s historic downtown district, has distinctive dining, unique shops, and numerous buildings dating back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Saratoga residents place an emphasis on retaining the quality of the city’s semi-rural ambiance. Th...e City also is home to Montalvo Arts Center, the Mountain Winery, and the Hakone Gardens, the oldest Japanese-style residential garden in the Western Hemisphere.
CITY GOVERNMENT: The City of Saratoga was incorporated in 1956 and operates under a Council/Manager form of government. With the relatively late incorporation of the city, after the community had developed over the prior 100 years, schools, public safety services, and special districts, such as library, water, and sanitation were already in place within City boundaries. With many services provided on contract, staffing is low for a city this size; 57 full and part-time staff positions support the City Manager, Finance and Administration, Community Development, Public Works, and Recreations and Facilities departments.
Fire and protection services are provided through special districts and law enforcement services are provided by Santa Clara County Sheriff’s office by City contract. Animal control services are provided by the City of San Jose through contract. The City is proud to be served by these agencies as well as the Santa Clara Water District, West Valley Sanitation District, and others.