Senior Civil Engineer

Planning/Engineer
Full-time
City of Palm Springs
2/28/2018
hr@palmspringsca.gov
760-323-8215

Position Summary
To supervise, assign, review and participate in the work of staff responsible for coordinating capital improvement projects, including preparation of engineering designs and specifications, and private land development entitlements; to ensure work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and to perform the more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

 

 Examples of Essential and General Responsibilities:
  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review and participate in the work of staff or consultants responsible for coordinating all phases associated with delivery of capital improvement projects, including:  environmental analysis; preparation of engineering designs, specifications, and estimates; right-of-way acquisition; and construction administration.
  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review and participate in the work of staff or consultants responsible for coordinating private land development entitlements, including review of various development applications, technical reports, and preparation of project requirements ("conditions of approval") consistent with City codes, policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with appropriate authorities, agencies, consulting engineers and developers.
  • Provide a variety of high level professional technical assistance and perform various duties related to assigned areas of work.
  • Establish schedules and methods for coordinating, administering and providing oversight of staff or consultants assigned capital improvement project, and/or private land processing development projects conditions and plan checks; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources accordingly.
  • Research, collect, and evaluate technical data and information on matters relating to public works and engineering.
  • Participate in the development of policies and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures.
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; implement approved policies and procedures.
  • Perform the more highly professional, technical and complex engineering assignments.
  • Review engineering and architectural plans, subdivision maps, survey records, plot plans and calculations for accuracy and compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
  • Review various professional and technical reports, including traffic impact analyses and traffic studies; coordinate and review traffic engineering requests.
  • Coordinate and perform technical analysis as necessary to prepare professional written reports and presentations for various City Commissions and City Council; provide verbal presentations at Commission and City Council meetings as directed.
  • Assist with managing development review and conditioning; research and prepare Council reports for map approval. Administer and coordinate professional services agreements and contracts and plan check.
  • Supervise and train assigned employees in their areas of work, including civil engineering design methods, procedures and techniques.
  • Prepare analytical and statistical reports on operations and activities.
  • Review the preparation of bond estimates and appropriate documentation for projects requiring City Council approval.
  • Attend and participate in professional group meetings, regional agency meetings, and public meetings;
  • Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of civil engineering;
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

 Minimum and Preferred Requirements:
Minimum requirements must be clearly demonstrated on the application to be considered, however, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to compete further in the selection process.  Experience requirements must be demonstrated in the "Work Experience" section of the application, other sections of the application will not be used to determine experience qualifications. (One year of work experience is the equivalent of 12 months of full-time work. "Full-time work" means at least 36 hours of work over a period of one week or 1,872 hours of work over a period of at least 12 months.) Qualifications noted as "desirable" or "preferred" are not included as part of the minimum requirements. 

Experience
Five (5) years of professional civil engineering experience which included two (2) years as a registered civil engineer and one (1) year of associate level professional engineering experience with a private consulting firm or municipal/county agency is required.
 
Training
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. (Education may be substituted on a year for year basis with related job experience, experience is in addition to any other required experience.)
 
License or Certificates
  • Possession of an appropriate, valid registered civil engineer license is required.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California registered traffic  engineering license is preferred.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver license is required.
Must successfully complete a pre-employment background investigation and for some positions a physical and drug screen.

 

 Application and Exam Information:
Required education may be substituted on a year for year basis with related job experience, experience is in addition to any other required experience.

A completed application and supplemental questionnaire are required by the closing date and time.  As a candidate for the position, you will want to be sure your application accurately reflects your skills and abilities as they relate to the position to achieve maximum opportunity.  Applications will be reviewed carefully and only those who appear to have the best qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process. 
 
Minimum requirements must be clearly demonstrated on the application to be considered as this information will be used to determine minimum qualifications.  Experience requirements must be demonstrated in the "Work Experience" section of the application, other sections of the application will not be used to determine experience qualifications. 
 
Resumes and other documents may be submitted, however, they will not be used to determine minimum qualifications, please do not use phrases such as "see attached" or "see resume" as they will not be considered.  Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to compete further in the process.  Minimum requirements must be met at the time of application submission unless stated otherwise. 
                                                                                                       
The selection process for this position may include one or more of the following: application review, qualification review, written exam, practical exam, oral panel exam and department interview. 

Candidates must successfully pass each stage of the selection process above in order to continue to the next step.  This process may be modified or changed depending on the number of qualified candidates.
 
Please remember to submit all your application materials by the closing date and time.  Incomplete or applications received after the closing date and time cannot be considered.  All information on the application is subject to investigation and verification. 
 
For more information on completing your application materials click here.  

If you are ready to join the exciting Team Palm Springs and you meet the requirements detailed above, please click the apply button.  For more information contact Human Resources at:
 
The City of Palm Springs
3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA  92262
www.palmspringsca.gov
760-323-8215
 
 
 
Applications must be received by 4:00pm, Wednesday, February 28, 2018 in order to be considered for this opportunity.  The City of Palm Springs reserves the right to accelerate or extend the "Closing Date" of open positions at any time, dependent upon the number of applications received.
 
The City of Palm Springs is an equal employment opportunity employer and we encourage all persons to file applications.  Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, family or marital status, disability, medical condition or pregnancy, genetic information, religious or political affiliation, or veteran status.
 
Disaster Service Worker:  In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, City of Palm Springs Employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.

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