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City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Aug 03, 2022
Full Time
DESCRIPTION *First review of applications will be conducted on August 25, 2022. *This at-will position is subject to an employment agreement. The Director of Public Works provides highly responsible professional and technical assistance in the administration and management of Public Works. Reporting to the City Manager, the Director of Public Works plans, manages, oversees and directs the operations and services City's streets, wastewater collection systems, solid waste collection, public facilities, parks, open space, equipment, vehicles, capital projects construction management and other assigned public services. The Director also develops, implements, and maintains Department goals, objectives, policies, and procedures; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures for improving organizational performance, enhancing services and meeting goals; and ensures that goals are achieved. In addition, the Director attends and participates in professional and community meetings; stays current on issues relative to the field of public service delivery responsibilities; maintains a customer service orientation within the department; responds to and resolves sensitive and resolves sensitive and complex community and organizational inquiries and complaints. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives administrative direction from the City Manager. Exercises direct supervision over program managers, professional, technical and clerical staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Develop and implement departmental goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and priorities; develop strategies to build a sustainable organization and meet city strategic objectives and provide staff leadership on policy planning for public works activities. Assume full management responsibility for all Public Works divisions. Manage and participate in the development and administration of the department's annual budget; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; direct the monitoring of and approve expenditures; direct and implement budgetary adjustments as necessary. Select, train, motivate, and direct department personnel; evaluate and review work for acceptability and conformance with department and city standards; coach, counsel, implement progressive discipline and termination procedures; respond to staff questions and concerns. Plan, direct, and coordinate all public works capital improvement program planning and execution. Plan, direct, and coordinate street, parkway and building maintenance. In coordination with Director of Recreation and Culture - plan, direct, and coordinate park maintenance. Act as technical advisor to the City Manager, City Council and related commissions and committees on public works, engineering, and traffic matters; research and prepare reports. Act as the Assistant Deputy Director for the Palmdale Recycled Water Authority Joint Powers Authority in the planning of beneficial reuse of this important resource. Advise in the preparation of requests for Proposals; administer agreements for consulting services. Direct and participate in the preparation of the capital improvement program and budget. Ensure proper coordination of capital improvement project plan development with other City Departments and regulatory agencies. Coordinate public works activities with other City departments and with outside agencies. Coordinate public relations activities concerning departmental services and operations. Respond to difficult and sensitive public inquiries and complaints and assist with resolutions and alternative recommendations. Attends, chairs, and conducts a variety of meetings; serves on committees as requested; makes presentations to the City Council; represents the Department and makes oral presentations at meetings, inter-agency meetings, conferences and other events. Initiates, conducts, and analyzes studies and special reports to determine current and future needs of the Department as well as to determine the feasibility of new programs and services; coordinates special studies on a variety of complex problems which require a high degree of technical competence and political awareness. Ensures that positive public relations and effective working relationships are maintained by the Department with the public, other governmental agencies, the City Council, City boards and commissions and other City departments. Function as a member of the City's management team and participate actively in addressing issues of concern to the City, which at times may not have a direct impact on area of specialization. Perform related duties as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING 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: Experience: Ten years of progressively responsible management experience in professional engineering and administration of public works with experience in administering complex municipal public works, engineering, and utilities operations with a minimum of six years in a supervisory capacity. Training: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a closely related field. A Master's Degree preferred. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Possession of a certificate of registration as a professional civil engineer issued by the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers is highly desired. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF: Principles and practices of civil engineering. Municipal public works administration, planning and design. Principles of organization and management, including personnel administration, fiscal management, and budgetary controls. Applicable federal and state laws, codes, and regulations, including those related to development, design and construction of municipal public works activities. Contract negotiation and administration. WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF: Multi-project planning, scheduling, and control. Principles and practices necessary to ensure loss prevention and employee safety. Strategic planning. Budget, Accounting and Purchasing Practices. Principles of business correspondence and report writing. ABILITY TO: Develop and implement public works programs, projects, and procedures. Plan, organize and direct a public works department; select, train, supervise and evaluate Departmental staff; motivate, supervise, and lead. Handle and respond effectively to complex problems. Exercise initiative, ingenuity, and sound judgment in solving difficult administrative, technical and personnel problems. Administer and coordinate a variety of diverse work programs and supervise the activities of a group of professionals operating within various disciplines. Coordinate and represent operations, programs, and policies with City Council, commissions, management, staff, businesses, and the community. Develop, prepare, and administer a comprehensive and complex department budget. Prepare detailed and comprehensive reports and communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ensure compliance with complex legal environmental and code requirements. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Set Department, division and project level goals and objectives. Make difficult engineering computations quickly and accurately, applying engineering principles, computer programs and mathematical tables to the solution of civil engineering problems. CORE COMPETENCIES • Strong Leadership • Effective Management Skills • Sound Business Acumen with a focus on Customer Service • Conflict Resolution • Excellent Communication Skills (both oral and written) • Strong Interpersonal Skills • Proven Organizational Skills EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK The work week is Sunday through Saturday with most work typically performed Monday through Thursday. As with all director level positions, the 40-hour work schedule is a minimum weekly schedule. Frequent participation in evening City Council, Planning Commission, PRWA and potentially other meetings may be required beyond the regular 40-hour work schedule. This position is exempt and ineligible for overtime. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Jul 21, 2022
Full Time
DESCRIPTION The Senior Financial Analyst performs professional accounting, administrative, technical and analytical support for the Finance Division; performs the most complex fiscal and accounting work; and conducts complex and comprehensive research, statistical and other work. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Senior Financial Analyst position is the advanced journey level classification of the series. Positions at this level perform more difficult duties; possess a specialized technical or functional expertise; and are regarded as seasoned and experienced professionals. They typically are assigned significant responsibilities above the journey level; possess specialized knowledge, abilities, skills and experience; and exercise independent judgment in the performance of their duties. Incumbents are thoroughly familiar with the operating, filing and communication procedures of the Division and possess the knowledge and technical expertise to maintain the City's accounting system and prepare mandated reports and financial statements. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Direction is provided by the appropriate management personnel of the department. This position exercises indirect supervision over professional, technical and clerical personnel. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: • Provide responsible, professional and technical assistance in the administration and implementation of the City's long term financial plans debt and cost analyses, auditing, and treasurer programs. • Assist in identifying, developing and implementing new automated applications as needed to facilitate effectiveness and efficiency. • Participate in and assume responsibility for various finance programs including grant management, financial statements, audits, the budget process, and monthly statements/reconciliations. • Conduct and prepare special studies and reports; work on and manage special projects. • Complete technical analysis in support of management decisions. • Record and maintain appropriate controls for fixed assets. • Perform auditing, financial analysis, and grant accounting. • Assist with investments, portfolio management and cash management, debt management, new financing, annexations and subdivisions and revenue and expense projections. • Supervise, train and evaluate technical and clerical personnel, if applicable. • File timely quarterly and annual reports to Los Angeles County, state, and federal agencies. • Monitor proper and timely receipt of funds. • Provide guidance, and work closely with senior management and other City staff. • Perform related duties as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE 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: Experience: Two years of progressively responsible accounting experience performing duties similar to that of the Financial Analyst in the City of Palmdale. OR Five years of increasingly responsible professional accounting experience. AND Training: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: • Accounting principles, practices, and methods including program budgeting and auditing and their application to municipal operations. • General principles and practices of data processing and its applicability to accounting and municipal operations. • Government reporting standards for financial reporting. • Ordinances, resolutions and laws affecting municipal financial operations. • Principles and practices of purchasing and budget control. • Principles and practices of revenue estimating and financial planning. • Principles and practices of project management and report writing. • Principles of supervision, motivation and training. Ability to: • Build and maintain complex spreadsheets. • Apply established forecasting techniques and methods. • Research and analyze economic, demographic and financial data. • Coordinate multiple projects simultaneously. • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. • Make effective public presentations. • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. • Analyze situations accurately and develop effective courses of action. • Interpret, apply and enforce policies and procedures. Evaluate and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies or methods. • Effectively administer assigned programmatic responsibilities. • Supervise, train and evaluate personnel. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Mobility: frequent use of keyboard; frequent sitting for long periods of time; occasional climbing, bending and squatting. Lifting: frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 40 pounds. Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone. Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. Environmental: frequent exposure to noise. WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed in a typical temperature-controlled office environment subject to typical office noise and environment. Positions may require occasional overtime; weekend work and travel is rare. Closing Date/Time: 8/18/2022 1:00 PM Pacific
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Jul 21, 2022
Full Time
DESCRIPTION *APPLY IMMEDIATELY. THIS POSITION MAY CLOSE EARLY IF A CERTAIN NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED. *The level of this position will be determined by the experience and qualifications of the chosen candidate. The Buyer performs professional and para-professional purchasing duties in support of the centralized purchasing of materials, supplies, equipment, and services for use by City departments; to consult with departments in assessing requirements and developing specifications for the procurement of goods and services; to prepare and conduct formal and informal competitive solicitations; and to develop and administer contracts. The Senior Buyer performs professional purchasing, administrative, technical, and analytical support for the Finance Division; perform the most complex procurement and contract administration projects and programs; conduct complex and comprehensive research and other work. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Buyer Receives general supervision from professional accounting personnel. This position exercises no supervision. Senior Buyer Receives general supervision from professional accounting personnel. This position exercises indirect supervision over technical and clerical personnel EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Buyer Maintain and enforce the City's Municipal Code relating to Purchasing. Analyze, evaluate and assist departments with solicitation awards for the purchase of goods and services used by City departments. Maintain a variety of records relating to the procurement function; prepare reports and correspondence. Provide liaison assistance between City departments and vendors; and provide guidance to City departments according to their needs and requirements. Establish contracts utilizing standard language and templates; or by working closely with the City Attorney's office. Administer contracts to ensure that goods and services are compliant with contract and bid specifications. Conduct research on market conditions, product developments, and relative merits of individual products and vendors. Generate a bidders' list to notify vendors of opportunities to bid. Prepare and conduct informal and formal solicitations and assist with the development of specifications for Bids and Proposals to acquire a wide variety of goods and services utilized by City departments. Review proposals and bids for cost effectiveness and conformance to specifications. Prepare and update Purchasing Policies and Procedures. Assist with the preparation and review of documents. Administer Citywide purchasing programs; including Pcard, Travel and Fleet card and Fixed Asset database. Perform related duties as assigned. Senior Buyer Provide highly responsible and complex professional and technical assistance in the development, administration and implementation of a wide variety of procurement and contract administration programs and activities. Participate in formulating policy, goals, objectives and procedures; collect and compile relevant data supporting recommendations; implement or facilitate the implementation of policies and procedures. Perform research and statistical analyses; prepare related reports. Develop and implement new program elements and program modifications as necessary to meet stated goals and objectives. Develop, write and monitor complex contracts and agreements. Administer contracts to ensure that goods and services are compliant with contract and bid specifications. Assist City departments in assessing their needs; provide functional training. Manage large and complex projects, functioning in the project leadership role. Supervise, direct and evaluate assigned staff. Perform related duties as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE 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: Buyer Experience: Two years of increasingly responsible purchasing and contract administration experience; preferably with a municipal agency. Training: Equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited college with major course work in business, public administration, accounting or a related field. Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education on a year for year basis. Senior Buyer Experience: Five years of progressively responsible procurement management experience. Municipal experience preferred, but not required. Training: Equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited college with major course work in business, public administration, accounting or a related field. Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year for year basis. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE: Buyer A valid California driver's license as required by the position. Certified Public Purchasing Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (C.P.S.M.) designation is desirable, but not required. Senior Buyer A valid California driver's license as required by the position. Certified Public Purchasing Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (C.P.S.M.) designation is desirable, but not required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Buyer Knowledge of: Principles and practices of purchasing and contract administration. Techniques of organization and planning. Basic record keeping, statistics, and data processing principles. Public procurement,contract laws and regulations. Research and negotiation methods and techniques. Methods of purchasing by specifications and competitive bidding. Characteristics of materials, supplies and equipment used by public agencies. Standard office procedures, methods and computer software applications. Ability to: Understand, interpret, apply and explain City policies, procedures and regulations. Coordinate purchasing activities with City departments, divisions and outside vendors. Handle multiple tasks while maintaining accuracy and meeting deadlines. Keep abreast of market conditions, product developments, and develop a list of qualified individual vendors. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Senior Buyer Knowledge of: Principles and practices of organization and public administration. Principles, theories and concepts of purchasing and/or contract administration. An advanced understanding of business concepts related to procurement and contract administration, e.g., economic indices, forecasting, performance metrics. Applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations. Standard office procedures, methods and computer software applications. Principles and practices of business correspondence and report writing. Principles and practices of supervision, motivation and training. Ability to: Learn, interpret and apply policies and procedures. Proactively identify and provide solutions that are thorough and practical. Exercise judgment where problems or issues extend the boundaries of standard procedures and practices. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Effectively administer assigned programmatic responsibilities. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Supervise, train and evaluate staff. Closing Date/Time: 8/18/2022 1:00 PM Pacific
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Jul 13, 2022
Full Time
DESCRIPTION The Communication and Public Information Officer creates, plans, organizes, directs, manages, and administers public communication activities within the Communication Division including press events and press releases, production of various public information publication, program development on the City's cable television channel, social media, and development of the City's website; to coordinate public communication activities with various City divisions and departments. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction from the City Manager's office. Exercises direct supervision over professional and technical staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Develop and implement goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for public communication activities and operations; and implement policies and procedures. Prepare speeches, scripts, news releases and related materials for policy makers to use when addressing the public; advise policy makers, managers, and employees on media communication issues. Evaluate operations and activities of department; implement improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities. Prepare and administer the department budget. Compose and distribute press releases; review/approve routine press releases written by others; oversee and coordinate press events such as press conferences, grand opening and groundbreaking events. Oversee editing, production, and distribution of various publications, including the City magazine, eNewsletter, brochures, and informational materials; write and/or approve written materials; graphic design for ads, fliers and brochures. Oversee programming for the City's cable television channel, including commercials, public service announcements and features related to various department services, and periodic magazine-style presentation. Handle and coordinate all media inquiries including crisis communication and public relations. Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints. Plan, organize, and direct the City's internal and external communication strategies; develop policies, procedures and action plans for public information, social media, marketing, website and communications programs and materials including the City's branding; manage a variety of consultants and contractors on a project-by-project basis; coordinate with departments to create a cohesive communication plan. In coordination with other City staff, facilitate the City's public outreach efforts; plan, arrange and coordinate briefings, workshops, events, information sessions and conferences; staff emergency operations center as assigned by Emergency Services Coordinator. Represent the City before the news media, public and private sector officials on a variety of issues that impact the City's public awareness program; speak at workshops, panel discussions and other events. Review, manage and collaborate with City staff on the City's website and social media presence, including strategy and content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and other channels as added. Manage selection of contractors and oversee the work of contractors working on the City's communication projects. Assist management staff with writing and design of advertisements and notices. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE 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: Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible supervisory or management experience in public communication activities, including training in marketing. Training: A Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public administration or a related field. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Principles and practices of public administration, public information and community relations. Methods of presenting and disseminating public information through various media, including newspapers, radio, television, website and social media. Principles, techniques and practices of journalism, expository writing and editing; preparation, composition, layout, graphic design, production and dissemination of educational, informational and promotional materials. Associated Press style guide. Correct English usage and journalistic styles appropriate for print and broadcast use. Equipment, tools, and materials used in public information activities. Pertinent local, state and federal rules, regulations and laws. Standard office procedures, and computer equipment and software applications. Public speaking, media relations, and marketing. Principles and techniques of effective social media. Principles and techniques of establishing and maintaining good relations with news media and other public groups. Ability to: Oversee and participate in the management of a comprehensive public relations and public communications program. Strategize, develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive media, social media, public relations and internal communications program. Effectively prepare communications in disaster and emergency situations. Read, understand, apply, and effectively communicate City rules, regulations and procedures. Understand and effectively communicate City positions and programs. Assess political environment and develop appropriate communication strategies. Compose, coordinate, and edit a variety of educational, informational and promotional materials and other materials such as pamphlets, brochures and newsletters. Prepare illustrations, charts, graphs, power-point and other visual aids for presentations. Speak in public and before groups. Maintain confidentiality. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Organize, implement, and direct public communication activities and operations. Analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures. Understand the organization and operation of the City and or outside agencies and organizations as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities. Work on concurrent assignments under tight time constraints; meet publication and distribution deadlines. Publish professional written promotional materials; edit and proofread with a high degree of accuracy. Interpret and explain pertinent rules and regulations related to department and City policies and procedures. Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Work primarily in a standard office setting with some travel to different sites and locations. Work extended hours including evenings and weekends. Respond to emergencies or disasters. Stand or sit for prolonged periods of time. Stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist. Lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight. Use repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including using a computer keyboard. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Closing Date/Time: 8/11/2022 1:00 PM Pacific
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Jun 16, 2022
Full Time
DESCRIPTION The Senior Civil Engineer plans, supervises, coordinates, assigns, and participates in our traffic engineering section; provides complex professional and technical engineering support relative to assigned area of responsibility. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the supervisory level in the Civil Engineer series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classifications within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, amount of time spent performing the duties, nature of the public contact made, and direct supervision. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible duties assigned to classes within this series, and may provide direct supervision over assigned staff including Registered Engineers. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED The Senior Civil Engineer (Traffic) receives direction from the Director of Public Works or his/her designee. The position exercises direct and technical and/or functional supervision over professional technical and clerical staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide complex professional and technical engineering support services relative to assigned area of responsibility. This includes reviewing and approving traffic control plans, signing and striping plans, and traffic signal plans, Manage and/or participate in the preparation of traffic engineering studies and reports related to public works, utilities, and capital improvement projects according to assignment; oversee coordination of activities with other City departments, divisions, outside agencies, citizens, consultants, and developers. Manage the most complex and difficult engineering projects; develop and monitor project schedules and budget; ensure project funding. Supervise, train, motivate, direct, and review the work of staff involved in technical and professional engineering duties; participate in the activities of a the traffic engineering division. Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures; write performance evaluations. Supervise the citywide traffic signal control center. Recommend and assist in the implementation of policies, procedures, goals, and objectives; establish schedules and methods for permitting activities. Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on traffic operations and activities. Oversee and participate in the review of all private development proposals including subdivision and parcel maps; recommend for or against approval, and provide traffic related comments and conditions of approval. Interpret and apply relevant codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations. Prepare and/or review consultant and/or contractor agreements. Supervise the preparation, updating, and maintenance of the City traffic engineering data base records. Prepare and oversee the preparation of engineering designs, specifications, and cost estimates for a wide variety of capital improvement projects. Check plans for accuracy, suitability, and completeness, and make recommendations for revision and improvement. Review specifications for composition and accuracy. Meet and confer with developers, contractors, engineers, and the general public relative to City policies, regulations, and procedures; coordinate discrepancies and problem situations with outside parties. Administer and/or oversee the administration of contracts; review and approve all payments and billings for contracted services. Oversee and participate in the review of projects under construction in the field; coordinate the activities of the inspection unit; resolve complaints and problems in the field between the inspectors and developers, contractors, and/or engineers. Coordinate activities with other departments and divisions as appropriate. Serve as staff to a variety of City and outside commissions, boards, and committees as assigned. Conduct special engineering studies relative to assigned area of responsibility; prepare appropriate reports and analyses. Perform related duties as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE 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: Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible civil engineering experience including significant supervisory responsibilities. Training: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil and/or traffic engineering. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a professional civil engineer in the State of California or the ability to obtain within six months. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license and legally required vehicle insurance. Must also be able to meet driving record standards set by the city's driving policy. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Principles and practices of professional engineering as applied to new development and municipal public works. Applicable laws and regulatory codes related to development, design, and construction. Principle on design and review of traffic control, signing and striping, and traffic signal plans. Methods and techniques used in the design, construction, and surveying of a variety of public works projects. Principles of organization, administration, and personnel management. Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluations. Principles and practices of budget monitoring. Principles and practices of safety management. Pertinent local, state, and federal laws, ordinances, and rules including CEQA regulations. Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding civil and structural engineering. Principles and practices of project management. Ability to: Interpret and apply applicable codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations related to development and construction. Interpret, review, and analyze traffic impact studies and development proposals, plans, and specifications. Make complex engineering computations and check, design, and supervise the construction of a variety of public works projects. Perform professional and technical support services relative to assigned area of responsibility. Organize, implement, and direct professional engineering operations and activities. Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program and project budgets. Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations. Conduct comprehensive engineering studies and prepare reports with appropriate recommendations. Administer contracts. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Mobility: frequent use of keyboard; frequent sitting for long periods of time; occasional climbing, bending, and squatting. Lifting: frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 40 pounds. Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone. Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. Environmental: frequent exposure to noise. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a typical temperature controlled office environment subject to typical office noise and environment. Positions may require occasional overtime; weekend work and travel is rare. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Palmdale, CA Palmdale, California, United States
Jun 04, 2022
Full Time
DESCRIPTION The Senior Civil Engineer plans, supervises, coordinates, assigns, and participates in a major engineering section; provides complex professional and technical engineering support relative to assigned area of responsibility. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the supervisory level in the Civil Engineer series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classifications within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, amount of time spent performing the duties, nature of the public contact made, and direct supervision. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible duties assigned to classes within this series, and may provide direct supervision over assigned staff including Registered Engineers. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED The Senior Civil Engineer receives direction from the Director of Public Works or his/her designee. The position exercises direct and technical and/or functional supervision over professional technical and clerical staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide complex professional and technical engineering support services relative to assigned area of responsibility. Manage and/or participate in the preparation of complex engineering studies and reports related to public works, utilities, and capital improvement projects according to assignment; oversee coordination of activities with other City departments, divisions, outside agencies, citizens, consultants, and developers. Manage the most complex and difficult engineering projects; develop and monitor project schedules and budget; ensure project funding. Supervise, train, motivate, direct, and review the work of staff involved in technical and professional engineering duties; participate in the activities of a major section within the engineering division. Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures; write performance evaluations. Recommend and assist in the implementation of policies, procedures, goals, and objectives; establish schedules and methods for building inspection and permitting activities. Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities. Oversee and participate in the review of all private development proposals including subdivision and parcel maps; recommend for or against approval. Interpret and apply relevant codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations. Prepare and/or review improvement agreements. Supervise the preparation, updating, and maintenance of maps and records. Prepare and oversee the preparation of engineering designs, specifications, and cost estimates for a wide variety of capital improvement projects. Check plans for accuracy, suitability, and completeness, and make recommendations for revision and improvement. Review specifications for composition and accuracy. Meet and confer with developers, contractors, engineers, and the general public relative to City policies, regulations, and procedures; coordinate discrepancies and problem situations with outside parties. Administer and/or oversee the administration of contracts; review and approve all payments and billings for contracted services. Oversee and participate in the review of projects under construction in the field; coordinate the activities of the inspection unit; resolve complaints and problems in the field between the inspectors and developers, contractors, and/or engineers. Coordinate activities with other departments and divisions as appropriate. Serve as staff to a variety of City and outside commissions, boards, and committees as assigned. Conduct special engineering studies relative to assigned area of responsibility; prepare appropriate reports and analyses. Perform related duties as assigned. EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE 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: Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible civil engineering experience including significant supervisory responsibilities. Training: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a professional civil engineer in the State of California or the ability to obtain within six months. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license and legally required vehicle insurance. Must also be able to meet driving record standards set by the city's driving policy. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Principles and practices of professional engineering as applied to new development and municipal public works. Applicable laws and regulatory codes related to development, design, and construction. Methods and techniques used in the design, construction, and surveying of a variety of public works projects. Principles of organization, administration, and personnel management. Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluations. Principles and practices of budget monitoring. Principles and practices of safety management. Pertinent local, state, and federal laws, ordinances, and rules including CEQA regulations. Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding civil and structural engineering. Principles and practices of project management. Ability to: Interpret and apply applicable codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations related to development and construction. Interpret, review, and analyze development proposals, plans, and specifications. Make complex engineering computations and check, design, and supervise the construction of a variety of public works projects. Perform professional and technical support services relative to assigned area of responsibility. Organize, implement, and direct professional engineering operations and activities. Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program and project budgets. Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations. Conduct comprehensive engineering studies and prepare reports with appropriate recommendations. Administer contracts. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Mobility: frequent use of keyboard; frequent sitting for long periods of time; occasional climbing, bending, and squatting. Lifting: frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 40 pounds. Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone. Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. Environmental: frequent exposure to noise. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a typical temperature controlled office environment subject to typical office noise and environment. Positions may require occasional overtime; weekend work and travel is rare. Closing Date/Time: Continuous