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Civil Engineer

Company: City of Oxnard
Location: oxnard
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The City of Oxnard has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Civil Engineer with strong technical and customer service skills to be part of the team. The ideal candidate will have public sector experience, be well-versed in modern principles and practices of engineering, and possess solid communication skills.
Under general supervision, performs various professional level civil engineering work related to the planning, design, review and construction of land development improvement plans; identifies City requirements and establishes conditions of approval for land development; demonstrates a full understanding of all applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties; confers with developers, contractors, consultants, and representatives of other agencies regarding facilities and infrastructure development; assists in the training of lower level engineering positions; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
The Civil Engineer is the class responsible for assuring that private and public development meets with applicable Federal, State, and City requirements and codes. This position is distinguished from the next higher level class of Senior Civil Engineer by the latter position's full management and supervisory responsibilities.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED:
Direction is provided by the Senior Civil Engineer or Supervising Civil Engineer. Incumbents in this class exercise technical and functional supervision over lower level engineering technical and support staff.
WORK SCHEDULE The normal work week is Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm and alternate Fridays 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. This position may be required to be available to work additional hours as needed to respond to workload needs. This position is governed by the overtime provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and is eligible for overtime pay. Essential Functions

Include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides engineering analysis and comments on all phases of civil engineering land development plans, reports, and calculations; coordinates with developers and engineers to assure proposed improvements conform with applicable standards, policies and specifications; reviews engineering cost estimates; calculates and collects fees associated with development permits.
  • Investigates field issues regarding land development construction and provides general direction to City inspectors and technicians on land development projects.
  • Acts as a primary point of contact for residents, property owners, contractors, and private engineers regarding grading, land development and infrastructure improvements.
  • Responds to questions and concerns from the general public; provides information and resolves complaints; provides information to the public at the front counter, via telephone, and by other means of communication regarding grading and encroachment permits as well as information about city utilities, improvement plan reviews, and city standards.
  • Performs historical document research and review; provides engineering analysis of potential alternatives for land development projects.
  • Communicates and coordinates with various City divisions (Water, Wastewater, Streets, CIP Engineering, etc.) to ensure that proposed construction conforms to the needs and applicable requirements of those departments.
  • Demonstrates a full understanding of applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties.
Minimum Qualifications The following are minimum qualifications necessary for entry into the classification:

Education and/or Experience :
A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is;
  • Possess the equivalent of three (3) years of directly related experience in civil engineering work, and;
  • A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a related field.
License/Certificate:
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver's license.
  • Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers.
General Information The selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation.
UNION MEMBERSHIP: Positions in this classification are represented by Service Employees International Union.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
  • Submit NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line application.
  • Complete and submit responses to the supplemental questions, if required.

  • Upload resume, cover letter, proof of degree (transcript) or other requested documents.

Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the online application and include the information only on the resume. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. Cover letters and/or optional resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.

The list of qualified candidates that is established from this recruitment may be used to fill other full-time, part-time and temporary assignments as vacancies arise. There is currently one (1) vacancy within the Public Works Department.

Note:
For most positions, the City of Oxnard relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.

Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all positions.

City staff may be required to play an active role in the event of an emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.

This position requires a twelve (12) month probationary period.

Employees are required to participate in the City's direct deposit plan and are paid on a bi-weekly basis.

Pursuant to California Government Code Section 3100, all public Employees are required to serve as disaster service workers subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The City of Oxnard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, disability or sexual orientation.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Oxnard makes reasonable accommodation for the disabled. If you believe you require special arrangements to participate in the testing process, you must inform the Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date. Applicants who request such accommodation must document their request with an explanation of the type and extent of accommodation required.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT: On the first day of employment, new employees must provide proof of citizenship or documentation of legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended. The City participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS. 888-897-7781 dhs.gov/e-verify

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment please contact Jackie Ramos at 805-385-7451 or at jackie.ramos@oxnard.org.

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

Keywords: City of Oxnard, Oxnard , Civil Engineer, Other , oxnard, California

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