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Sonoma County - Senior Civil Engineer

  • 08/22/2017 12:31 PM
    Message # 5042165
    SEAOSC Admin (Administrator)

    Position Information

    The County of Sonoma Transportation and Public Works Department (TPW)
    seeks a highly experienced Senior Civil Engineer!

    Starting salary up to $10,108/Mo.* ($121,303/Yr.)

     Apply Online

    Working at the County

    Provides opportunities for advancement, variety of work, training, and camaraderie, and you can look forward to benefits*, including:

    • A cash allowance of approximately $600 per month
    • An Annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit Allowance of $950
    • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, and 11 paid holidays per year
    • County paid premium contribution to several health plan options
    • Retirement is fully integrated with Social Security. With the recent pension reform, new employees as defined and eligible will receive a 2.5% at 67 formula, or for those individuals who meet certain criteria, including establishing reciprocity eligibility pursuant to PEPRA, will receive 3% at 60

    *Salary is negotiable commensurate with experience, salary history, and requirements. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.

    When you join the County of Sonoma, you have the freedom to explore your career and the beauty of our county. Please visit www.sonomacountyconnections.org and www.santarosachamber.com for additional information about our picturesque coastline, majestic redwoods, historic towns, fine dining, award winning wineries, and the variety of entertainment and cultural activities.

    Being a Senior Civil Engineer

    At the County of Sonoma you will be exposed to a myriad of projects including bridges, roads, traffic engineering, sanitation, and hydrology. Senior Civil Engineers' in TPW are responsible for monitoring the progress of engineering/construction projects and reviewing the work of professional engineering staff in either the Bridge, Construction, or Design Sections of the Roads Division. Senior Civil Engineer's also:

    • Plan, prioritize, and schedule the work related to the design, construction, and inspection of bridges, roads, structures, flood control facilities, grading, and drainage
    • Oversee, assign, and direct the work of subordinate professional and technical staff, conduct performance evaluations, and recommend/schedule in-service and on-the-job training
    • Supervise and participate in the preparation of engineering calculations for construction projects and master plans, cost estimates for construction quantities and materials, and ensure that engineering work is compliant with state and federal requirements
    • Direct the preparation of official reports for government agencies and department management; investigate and respond to inquiries and complaints from the public; and represent the department before official bodies, government agencies, and the general public
    • Prepare the section's budget and confer with management regarding division budget figures
    • Develop procedures for the administration of section activities and oversee the development of engineering software by subordinate professional staff
    • Coordinate and review all work necessary to gather fiscal data, plan, design, and accomplish the construction of complex, multi-million dollar programs and projects

    This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, and extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. The Civil Service title for this position is Senior Engineer. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment.


    Minimum Qualifications

    License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including necessary special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required to perform the essential job functions of the position. Possession of a valid license as a professional Civil, Traffic, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineer issued by the State of California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors depending upon assignment.

    Experience: Four years of full-time, professional engineering experience, including at least one year at the level of licensed professional Engineer.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Thorough knowledge of: the principles, practices and techniques of civil engineering, traffic engineering, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering depending upon assignment; statistics and advance mathematics including algebra and analytic geometry; topographic and construction surveying, stress analysis, analytical mechanics and the strength, properties and uses of construction materials; the legal requirements concerning the design, construction and inspection methodology necessary for major construction projects; common methods and equipment utilized in engineering construction and of inspection methods used in reviewing such work; real property descriptions; civil engineering design and drafting methods and equipment; the principles, practices and techniques of supervision and training.

    Knowledge of: budget procedures and contract laws; accepted safety practices relating to public works projects.

    Ability to: successfully complete complex and technical engineering assignments; effectively supervise and direct the work of subordinate professional and technical staff; prepare designs and make accurate drawings and maps; make accurate mathematical calculations and neat and accurate field notes; apply principles of logic and scientific reasoning co develop and evaluate alternative courses of action and determine appropriate solutions; read, understand and interpret complex technical and legal documents, maps, technical drawings and plans; listen attentively and participate in negotiations by providing required data and information; adjust workload changes and work under stress to meet deadlines; develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of representatives from governmental and private agencies, construction and consultant contractors, coworkers and the public; make presentations before public bodies and county groups; write clearly and concisely in order to prepare technical reports, correspondence, and maintain records and to direct the preparation of comprehensive reports.

    Selection Procedure


    • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
    • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
    • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
    • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.
    Please visit Getting-a-Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process.


    Responses to supplemental questions will be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored.
    The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:
    An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

    • Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions.

    Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination.  Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates.

    A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.

    Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.


    Applications are accepted on-line at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org. Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.
    The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people. Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information.
    HR Analyst: CG
    HR Technician: NC

    AgencyCounty of Sonoma (CA)

    Address 575 Administration Drive, Suite 116B

    Santa Rosa, California, 95403.

    Phone (707) 565-2331

    Website http://www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org


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