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January 17, 2020
Public Works - Roads/morgan - 1716 Morgan Road, California
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About the Opportunity

Public Works is lookingto fill an Assistant Engineer positionin the Design Division andin the Developmental Services Division.

The ideal candidate for the Design Division position would be a team member able to provide project consultant selection, design and construction oversight services to other County Departments such as the Department of Environmental Resources, Parks and Recreation, and Planning and Community Development.

The ideal candidate for the Developmental Services Division would be a candidate experiencedreviewing private-project improvement plans, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Programs and Transportation and Encroachment Permitting Programs.

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The Assistant Engineer, under general direction, performs a variety of difficult field and office-engineering duties in connection with the design, construction and management of Public Works projects, and the review of private-project improvement plans. This individual uses judgment and initiative in developing work methods to perform assigned projects and related duties as assigned. This position may supervise sub-professional assistants and entry-level professional engineers in field and office work. Incumbents at this level act as a specialist, independently performing major complex engineering projects and/or a variety of smaller projects.

Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Classified Service of the County and is assigned to the Mid-Management/Supervisory bargaining unit 5for labor relations purposes. Individuals who are in a full-time classification position are required to serve a twelve-month probationary period, which may be extended an additional six months, for a total of eighteen months.

Incumbents may also be subject to overtime, standby, callback, weekend, holiday and shift assignments as identified in their MOU (Memorandum of Understanding).

The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at under "Disability Management".

Typical Tasks

  • Plan and assign work, review engineering projects completed or in progress;
  • Perform engineering analyses and prepare reports and estimates in connection with engineering and budgetary aspects of assigned project;
  • Review and supervise checking of construction plans, specifications and subdivision maps and plans; inspect or initiate inspection of projects during construction and upon completion to determine conformance with standards and specifications;
  • Meet with other departments, agencies or the general public regarding plans, problems and joint projects;
  • Serve as the resident engineer/inspector on assigned projects and acts as the administrator of contracts;
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and make recommendations on engineering problems;
  • Assist with the supervision and training of other employees;
  • Represent the Department at technical meetings and public gatherings;
  • May work with road maintenance crews in an engineering capacity;
  • May conduct traffic studies and related transportation planning;
  • Administer Public Works contracts and billings for various funding programs; and
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Skills, Ability, Knowledge, Education/Experience)

  • Independently apply required knowledge in varied work assignments;
  • Perform engineering work and employ a variety of computer applications including proficiency in a supported version of AutoCAD;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public;
  • Work effectively with a variety of internal and external customers to accomplish goals and objectives; deal professionally with the public, developers, consultants, and contractors;
  • Draw detailed plans and write sections of specifications;
  • Prepare accurate estimates of costs, schedules, personnel/materials and other resources related to engineering project responsibilities; make recommendations related to existing or anticipated work budgets;
  • Prepare and present oral presentations to a variety of internal and external customers at public meetings;
  • Perform accurate drafting work from field notes and other data;
  • Prepare clear, concise technical reports;
  • Inspect construction projects and administer the contracts; and
  • Plan, organize and supervise the work of sub-professional and entry-level engineering personnel as assigned.
  • Civil engineering principles and practices;
  • Methods and materials used in planning, design construction and maintenance of varied projects including road, bridge, transportation, drainage and storm water;
  • Surveying and engineering mathematics;
  • Common descriptions of real properties;
  • Strength, properties and uses of materials used in engineering constructions;
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance management;
  • Principles of Project Management, Construction Management or Contract Administration; and
  • Various codes and court decisions affecting departmental operations.
We recognize your time is valuable, please only apply if you meet the following required qualifications.

  • Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field; AND
  • Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience equivalent to a Senior Engineering Technician or in plan checking, building design, or construction inspection. OR
  • California certification as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) by the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers; AND
  • Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience equivalent to a Senior Engineering Technician or in plan checking, building design, or construction inspection.
  • Applicants must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License and remain free from repeated preventable accidents.
In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicant screening will focus on the following desirable qualifications. Please list any of these qualifications you may have within the "Duties" section of the online application.
  • Three (3) years experience of Public Works (roads, bridges, storm drainage) construction inspection and/or construction management; OR
  • One (1) year of experience utilizing the Caltrans Standard Specifications and the California Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD); OR
  • One (1) year of experience with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm water permitting process, regulations, and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) implementation for construction activities; OR
  • One (1) year of experience working with the State of California Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM); OR
  • One (1) year of experience working with the State of California Highway Design Manual (HDM); OR
  • One (1) year of experience working with Federal funding sources for transportation projects such as; RSTP, CMAQ, HSIP, STIP, and ATP; OR
  • Three (3) years of experience designing and/or reviewing residential subdivisions or non-residential development projects.
Application and Selection Procedures

Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications.

Most County recruitments consists of the steps detailed below and are governed by Merit Principles. The examination process ensures that all applicants are given the same opportunity to gain employment within Stanislaus County.

  • Application Review and Screening. Applications are carefully screened based on information provided.Thosewho submit incomplete applications that lack relevant qualifications or do not submit all required documents will not be invited to move on.
  • Written Examination. Applicants will be invited to participate in a written exam that tests knowledge for the position.
  • Oral Examination. Applicants are invited to a panel interview in which they will be evaluated by County subject matter experts.
  • Eligible Lists. Candidates who pass the examination will be placed on an eligible list for that classification. Eligible lists are effective for six months, but may be extended up to eighteen months.

Application Deadline: February 5, 2020
Oral Examination: Week of February 17, 2020

Note: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, part-time and full-time vacancies throughout Stanislaus County.

Final appointment will be conditional upon successfully passing a County paid pre-employment drug screening (if applicable for position) and a job-related background investigation.

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Cell phones are typically incompatible with the online application format or browser. We recommend using a desktop or laptop computer. If you are still having technical difficulties, please call NEOGOV at 1-855-524-5627.

Benefits associated with this position can be found at Benefits Summary.

Please describe your experience either designing or reviewing private-project improvement plans.

    Please describe your experience either obtaining or processing private-project entitlements.

      Please describe your experience in writing or implementing conditions of approval for private-project entitlements.

        Describe the difference between regulating and facilitating in terms of agency processing of private-project entitlements

          Do you prefer to concentrate on a task or project for extended periods of time; or have multiple projects, at various stages of completion, going at the same time?

            Explain your experience using AutoCAD. a. Versions b. Years of Experience c. Types of Projects you have worked on when using AutoCAD

              Please describe your experience either reviewing or designing Capital Improvement Projects, specifically roadway and bridge improvements

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