Contra Costa Water District CA, Concord, United States
Jul 01, 2020Full Time
GENERAL JOB FUNCTION The Mission of Contra Costa Water District is to strategically provide a reliable supply of high-quality water at the lowest cost possible, in an environmentally responsible manner. Contra Costa Water District has an immediate opening in our Planning Department for an Assistant/Associate Engineer. The successful candidate will be an integral member of the team responsible for completing facilities planning studies including forecasting water demands and long-term water supply needs, identifying near and long-term water facility improvements, assessing impacts on District facilities, and developing alternatives and recommendations relative to system improvements. This position will support the development of master plans and other planning studies related to the water treatment plants, untreated water system, and treated water distribution system to identify and plan for improvements necessary to maintain the operation of these systems and in consideration of growth as well as pending regulations. As a member of the Planning Department, the successful candidate will be a technical resource throughout the District, including supporting and coordinating with other District departments to complete alternative, feasibility, and economic studies; perform hydraulic modeling; participate in project reviews; and provide engineering technical support. The candidate will be responsible for administering consultant contracts including the preparation of requests for qualifications/proposals, performing project management activities, and coordination of consultant duties with District staff. Additionally, the position will support efforts to implement and refine asset management practices including identifying procedures to improve practices at the District and supporting other departments in implementing recommendations. CCWD focuses on training and mentoring employees to ensure ongoing technical, project management, and professional growth and development. Near term projects the successful candidate will support are the 2021 Treated Water Master Plan update as well as 2020 the Urban Water Management Plan. Additionally, other District departments are currently working on several large-scale, regionally significant projects which this position may support. The Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project, currently in conceptual design phase, to provide water supply and water quality benefits to the Bay Area Region. The 2,300 acre former Concord Naval Weapons Station Development will require planning, design and construction of recycled and potable water facilities. Lastly, the Canal Modernization Project will modernize the 48-mile long Contra Costa Canal. The successful candidate may have an opportunity to support these programs through participation on review teams and providing support as a Planning Department engineer. Assistant Engineer - This is the entry level class in the Engineering series.This class is distinguished from the journey level by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series.Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level.Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related professional work experience. Employees work under general supervision while learning job tasks. Associate Engineer - This is the full journey level class within the Engineering series.This class is distinguished from the Assistant Engineer by the assignment of the full range of professional duties and the employees acquisition of a Professional Engineer license.Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit.Movement to this level is contingent on meeting performance standards established by the District and the resource management needs of the organization.Advancement from the entry level to the journey level is in accordance with District policies and procedures. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES For a full description of examples of duties, pleasevisit the following link: http://www.ccwater.com/605/Job-Descriptions MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Assistant Engineer Minimum Qualifications 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 responsible professional civil engineering experience performing duties similar to a Junior Engineer with the Contra Costa Water District. Training : Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field. License or Certificate : Possession of a California Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certificate. Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid California driver's license. Associate Engineer Minimum Qualifications 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 responsible civil engineering experience performing duties similar to an Assistant Engineer with the Contra Costa Water District. Training : Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field. License or Certificate : Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer in the State of California. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license. For a full listing of required knowledge, skills, and abilities, please visit the following link: http://www.ccwater.com/605/Job-Descriptions ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to the next step in the selection process. All candidate materials will be carefully evaluated and only those considered best qualified will be invited to the next step in the selection process; the oralinterview. All candidates will be notified of their status via email by no later than Friday, June, 19, 2020. The TENTATIVE Oral Panel Interview date is scheduled for Friday, June 26, 2020. A condition of employment for all CCWD positions includes successfully passing a Department of Justice Livescan fingerprint check and completion of the federal Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. Additionally, in compliance with federal law, CCWD participates in E-Verify. Per Chapter 8, Division 4 of Title 1 of the California State Government Code, public employees are declared to be "Disaster Service Workers." As such, District employees may be called upon to support the activities of the District during an emergency situation. As a public agency employer in a relationship of responsibility and trust with our ratepayers and other constituents of the communities we serve, the Contra Costa Water District embraces diversity and inclusion within our core values. We recognize the strength and improved decision-making resulting from diverse staff participation in leadership, committees, and program/project administration. Accordingly, we strive to be a culturally diverse organization that recognizes, supports, and values the inclusion of diverse groups and views in all parts of the organization. Applicants requesting reasonable accommodation during any phase of the examination process are instructed to contact Human Resources at 925-688-8002.