City Engineer

City of Auburn
Until Filled
530-823-4211 x 113

Under direction, to plan, organize and direct certain activities of the Engineering Division within the Planning & Public Works Department; coordinates projects with other divisions, City departments, outside agencies and organizations; performs advanced level professional engineering work; provides complex staff assistance to the Director of Planning & Public Works and others; plans, organizes, supervises, and reviews the work of assigned staff; and performs related work as required.

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintains accurate, complete and up‐to‐date project records
  • Interprets and applies laws, rules and regulations related to civil engineering construction matters
  • Recommends goals and objectives; assists in the development and implementation of policies, procedures and standards to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Plans, organizes and supervises the activities of assigned professional, technical and clerical staff
  • Trains employees in work procedures, standards and safety practices; reviews work in progress or upon completion for compliance with standards; prepares documentation and improvement plans and recommends disciplinary action
  • Reviews and approves employee work schedules, overtime, vacation, sick leave and time cards
  • Oversees, analyzes, processes, and provides technical assistance regarding engineering design activities including mapping and improvement drawings, site suitability studies, appropriate mitigation measures and conditions of approval; participates in public meetings as necessary
  • Responds to public inquiries via telephone or in person regarding permit processing and inspection activities
  • Participates in the development and implementation of the Planning & Public Works Department work plan and budget; reviews budget expenditures; recommends necessary staff, equipment, materials and supplies needed to support the work plan
  • Prepares and presents studies and recommendations, reports, resolutions and ordinances before the Planning Commission and City Council
  • Coordinates engineering activities with other divisions, departments, governmental agencies and outside organizations; confers with engineers, developers, contractors and the general public; provides support to boards and commissions on engineering matters; participates in professional groups and committees
  • Performs and oversees plan checking activities; approves improvement plans
  • Oversees, develops and implements current engineering program activities including review of traffic, drainage, and other environmental studies; and provide technical assistance and information regarding city development requirements
  • Acts on behalf of the Director when needed.

Mid-Management Position

· Salary- $92,560.-$115,904

· Longevity steps of 5% at 7, 11 & 20 years of employment

· Participation in CalPERS– 2% at 62 Pepra plan  2% at 55 if classic. Employee pays entire employee  obligation  to plan

· Calpers health insurance plans- City covers 80% of plan costs based on formula for Employee & Dependants, Medical, Dental & Vision

· Choice of Deferred compensation plans available with voluntary employee contribution

· Two to four weeks vacation leave annually, based upon years of employment with the City.

· 12 days of Sick leave annually

· 40 hours of Family Illness leave (after 5 years of service)

· 13.5 Annual paid City Holidays

· $20,000 City paid Life Insurance and 80 hours of Administrative Leave


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