Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn. For more information about Placer County, please visit www.visitplacer.com
This recruitment will be open until filled. Applications will be screened on a bi-weekly basis. POSITION INFORMATION The Department of Public Works Transportation Division is hiring an Associate Civil Engineer located in Auburn, CA.
The candidate would be responsible for review of traffic and transportation aspects associated with development and implementation of the Placer General Plan and Community Plan Transportation polices, CEQA compliance and Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) concepts, coordination with partner agencies on cross jurisdictional transportation strategies, and engagement with community members on a number of transportation related topics. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong knowledge in both traffic engineering concepts such as roadway geometric design, traffic control devices, and safety as well as long range planning and travel projections. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate a strong willingness and affinity to maintaining working relationship with coworkers, regulators, contractors, consultants and the public.
Please note that the eligible list established from this recruitment will be utilized to fill current and future vacancies as they occur within the County. This position requires applicants to be in current possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the State of California. BENEFITS
Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view Professional benefits
For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website. DEFINITION
To plan, organize, direct and supervise assigned professional engineering activities; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
The Supervisor level recognizes positions that perform full, first-line supervisory responsibilities including planning, assigning, and evaluating the work of subordinates and are responsible for a program area within a work unit or department. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general direction from management personnel.
Exercises direct supervision over assigned professional, technical, and clerical personnel. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Experience and Training
- Recommend and assist in the implementation of assigned unit goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for assigned area of responsibility; implement policies and procedures.
- Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff involved in design, construction, land development, traffic engineering, transportation planning, solid waste management/landfill operation, dependent special district engineering/administration, or flood control district engineering/ administration.
- Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
- Perform highly complex and difficult professional engineering work requiring a high level of independent judgement and technical expertise; review computations and make decisions concerning difficult or complex engineering problems; approve engineering project designs.
- Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for staff and equipment; monitor and control expenditure.
- Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed.
- Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
- Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
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 engineering experience performing duties similar to an Assistant Engineer
with Placer County. Training:
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field. Please note:
Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency. License or Certificate
NOTE: Those applicants who can provide documentation that they are scheduled to take or have already taken the PE Civil Exam and both state specific exams CA Seismic Principles and CA Engineering Surveying will be allowed to submit applications and will be considered as meeting the minimum license requirement; however, certification to the department will be contingent upon documentation of a passing score on this exam. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of:
- Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in an appropriate discipline as issued by the State of California.
- May need to possess a valid driver's license as required depending on the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
- Principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to public works projects/programs within area of assigned unit responsibility.
- Computer software applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, databases, and project scheduling and management.
- Equipment, tools and materials used in civil engineering as applied to area of assigned responsibility.
- Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations.
- Principles of budget monitoring.
- Principles and practices of work safety.
- Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and rules.
SELECTION PROCEDURE Training & Experience Rating (100%)
- Organize, implement and direct professional engineering operations/activities within area of assigned responsibility.
- On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational situations, technical policies and procedures.
- On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist while performing occasional field work; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; regularly lift heavy weight.
- Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
- Interpret and explain pertinent County and department policies and procedures.
- Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.
- Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn. SUBSTITUTE LISTS
The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied. EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES
Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please Click here
. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Conclusion For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Beth LaChapelle, Administrative Technician, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled