Assistant Civil Engineer (Water)
THIS POSITION IS FOR THE ASSISTANT CIVIL ENGINEER.
With supervisor approval, incumbents may be eligible for intermittent remote work; however, they must physically reside within the State of California with the ability to report to Sacramento-based physical worksites daily if required.
The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities (DOU) is seeking to fill one Civil Engineer vacancy within DOU's Water Engineering Section, Planning group. The engineer will primarily work on Asset Management functions such as implementing new technologies to replace and maintain assets, perform condition assessments, and support long range strategic planning. There will be opportunities to work on project delivery of water pipeline projects, groundwater well projects and other water infrastructure projects.
IDEAL CANDIDATE STATEMENT
The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing; have basic knowledge of drinking water systems or a willingness to learn, has strong tendencies for collaboration, is self-motivated, and works well in both a team environment and individually.
ASSISTANT CIVIL ENGINEER / ASSOCIATE CIVIL ENGINEER
To perform professional civil engineering work in the planning, design, technical investigation, and construction of projects in the areas of public works, transportation, hydraulics, and structural engineering.
Assistant Civil Engineer
This is the journey level class in the professional civil engineering series not requiring registration. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the lower class of Junior Engineer. Incumbents of this class perform the moderately difficult professional engineering work in civil engineering. Assistant Civil Engineers are normally considered to be of a continuing training status and as assigned responsibilities and breadth of knowledge increase with experience, and registration is received, may reasonably expect their positions to be reassigned to the next higher class of Associate Civil Engineer.
Associate Civil Engineer
This is the full journey level class in the civil engineering series requiring registration. Positions in the class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the lower class of Assistant Civil Engineer, or, when filled from the outside, require prior advanced professional civil engineering work experience. An Associate Civil Engineer works under general supervision and is expected to complete complex civil engineering assignments requiring the use of judgment and initiative in developing solutions to problems, interpreting general policies, and determining work assignments. Work in this class is distinguished from that of the Assistant Civil Engineer class by the greater complexity of the assignments received and by the greater independence with which an incumbent is expected to operate.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:
Direction is provided by a higher level professional engineer or a division head level position. Responsibilities of an Associate Civil Engineer may include the direct or indirect supervision of lower level professional engineers and technical personnel. Responsibilities of an Assistant Civil Engineer may include the technical or functional supervision of technical personnel.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Supervise and participate in the preparation of plans and specifications for the construction of water utility, street, storm drain and sanitary sewer pump stations, street lighting, traffic signal, buildings, and related public works and City building projects; research project design requirements; perform complex calculations and prepare estimates of material costs and time considerations.
- Assign routine inspection, investigation, design, and drafting tasks to technical subordinates; review completed work; assist in the solution of difficult problems.
- Research building codes, publications and industry information sources.
- Develop and revise design and construction standards.
- Participate in the implementation of the City's traffic and transportation engineering programs; prepare and revise plans and specifications for traffic related projects; prepare special studies and reports and coordinate major projects.
- Participate in the City's Building Code Compliance program.
- Investigate field problems affecting property owners, contractors, and maintenance operations.
- Order survey, mapping, and data collection.
- Prepare estimates and feasibility reports for new or modified services and structures.
- Administer contracts for construction projects.
- Participate in the plan check, review, and processing of plans for private developments affecting streets, sewers, drains and related public works facilities and ensure that they meet all City imposed requirements.
- Check building plans for compliance with City building codes and ordinances.
- Prepare special engineering studies and reports.
- Serve as staff to a variety of City commissions, boards, and committees on public works, utility matters, or building code appeals issues.
- Coordinate planning, design, and construction activities with other City departments, divisions, and sections, and with outside agencies.
- May supervise, train, and evaluate lower level professional, technical and clerical subordinates.
- Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed may necessarily be performed by each individual holding this classification.
Assistant Civil Engineer
- Principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to public works, utilities, traffic, or building construction projects.
- Methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction of public works, building and utilities projects.
- Modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding civil engineering and building codes and ordinances.
- Make complex engineering computations and to check, design, and supervise the preparation of engineering plans and studies.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
- Use and care for engineering and drafting instruments and equipment.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
One year of experience in professional civil engineering work in one of the areas of assignments and
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major study in civil engineering.
Possession of an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certificate.
All education requirements must be verifiable from records of satisfactory completion of courses.
PROOF OF EDUCATION
Should education be used to qualify for this position, then proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees should be submitted with your application and will be required at the time of appointment. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable.
An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. Evaluation of education records will be due at time of appointment.
PROOF OF CERTIFICATION
Should certification and/or license be used to qualify for this position, then proof of said certification and/or license should be submitted with your application and will be required at the time of appointment.
Associate Civil Engineer
In addition to the qualifications for Assistant Civil Engineer:
- City engineering policies and procedures.
- Principles of supervision and training.
- Perform complex professional engineering work with a minimum of supervision.
- Supervise and train subordinates.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Two years of experience comparable to that of an Assistant Civil Engineer in the City of Sacramento.
License or Certificate:
Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California. Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer must be verifiable.
Employees must successfully complete twelve (12) months of probation at a satisfactory performance level prior to gaining permanent status.
THE SELECTION PROCEDURE
Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the governmentjobs.com applicant inbox.
1. Application: (Pass/Fail) - All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application by the final filing deadline ;
- Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.
- Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified:
- If applicants do not list current and/or past job-related experience in the duties area of the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on full-time experience (40 hours per week). Qualifying experience is calculated to the full-time equivalent (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).
- If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.
Proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees should be submitted online with your application. Proof of education will be required at time of appointment.Proof of certification and/or license should be submitted online with your application. Proof of certification and/or license will be required at time of appointment.Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. If you're requesting Veteran's credit, a copy of your DD214 must be submitted online with your application, or sent to the Employment Office by email/fax or mailed by the final filing deadline. Information regarding the use of Veteran's credit can be found in the Civil Service Board rules under rule 4.9C. Applicants are responsible for attaching a copy of their DD214 to each position for which they apply.2. Training and Experience Exam: (Weighted 100%) - The questions located at the end of the application are the Training and Experience (T&E) Exam. Responses to the T&E questions will be rated and scored. This exam will evaluate the relevance, level, and progression of a candidate's education, training and experience. The exam score will determine your ranking on the eligible list for this job. When completing the T&E questions, please note:
- Responses to the T&E questions must be submitted online; paper questionnaires will not be accepted.
- A resume will not substitute for the information required in the T&E questions.
3. Eligibility: Candidates who pass the Training and Experience Test will be placed on the eligible list. The hiring department may contact candidates for interview at any time during the life of the one-year list. Candidate's eligibility expires one year from the date of notification of a passing score for the Assistant Civil Engineer examination.
4. Screening Committee: (Pass/Fail)- All candidates that pass the examination and are in one of the top three ranks will have their application forwarded to the hiring department for review. The hiring department will select the most competitive applications for further consideration. Human Resources will only evaluate employment applications for the minimum qualifications, as stated on the job announcement, for applications selected by the hiring department.
5.Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass Live Scan/fingerprinting. If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.
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- Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726
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Pension Reform Act
The City of Sacramento is covered by the California Public Employees' Retirement System, and as such, must adhere to the California Public Employee's Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) of 2013. Please note that the provisions within this act may affect or impact an applicant's eligibility and/or selection for open vacancies at the City of Sacramento.
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Closing Date/Time: 12/8/2023 11:59 PM Pacific