Engineer I / II

American Canyon | American Canyon, CA

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Posted Date 3/05/2019

Engineer I - $5,841 - $7,102/MO

An entry level professional engineer classification. Incumbents perform less complex office and field engineering work under direct supervision in preparation for advancement to the journey level of Engineer II.

Engineer II - $6,906 - $8,395/MO

A journey level class in the professional engineering series not requiring registration. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the lower class of Engineer I, or if filled from the outside, require prior professional level experience and possession of an Engineer-in-Training Certificate. Incumbents in this class work under general direction and perform moderately difficult professional engineering work in engineering. Engineer IIs are normally considered to be the a continuing training status and as assigned responsibilities and breadth of knowledge increase with experience, and registration is received, may reasonably expect to be promoted to the next higher class of Engineer II.

Ideal Candidate


Experience and/or Education

Engineer I:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major in civil engineering; possession of an Engineer-in-Training Certificate is desirable.

Engineer II:

EITHER: One year of experience as an Engineer I with the City of American Canyon;


One year of experience in professional engineering work; a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in engineering; and, possession of an Engineer-in-Training Certificate.

License Requirement:
All levels- Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Probationary Period:

All levels- Each level in the Engineer series has a probationary period of twelve (12) months as the initial probationary period (initial probationary period (initially hired into the City) and six (6) months as the promotional probationary period (promoted from one City job class to another City job class).

Physical Requirements:

Work is performed in a typical indoor environment with some outdoor responsibilities: (1) Mobility: frequent use of keyboard; frequent siting for long periods of time; occasional bending and squatting. (2) Lifting: frequent lifting up to 10 pounds; occasional lifting up to 25 pounds. (3) Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. (4) Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. (5) Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking in person and on the phone. (6) Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. (7) Environmental: frequents exposure to noise.

Other Requirements:

Evening, weekend, standby, or holiday work will be required.

Benefits for City General Employees:

The City contributes a monthly payment equal to 90% of the Kaiser HMO premium rates at each level of coverage (Employee only, Employee plus One Dependent, and Family) for active employees.Employees covered by another insurance plan may be eligible for $400 per month in lieu of health coverage.The City contributes 100% of the current Supplement/Managed Monthly Employee Only Rate for Kaiser Senior Advantage (currently $323.74) to assist with medical insurance costs for CalPERS covered retirees.$281.93 Cafeteria Plan towards out-of-pocket medical health premium, if any, Life, Group LTD, Dental and Vision Insurance and an Employee Assistance Program.Several family friendly benefits such as sick leave for dependent care, bereavement, and flexible work schedules.

Paid Leave

Vacation: 12 days = 0-3 years of service

15 days = 4-9 years of service

20 days = 10-15 years of service

25 days after 16 years of service

Sick Leave: 12 days per year.

Holidays: 15 paid holidays per year.

Vacation Same as Cash: Eligible employees may convert a portion of their accumulated vacation to cash based on certain guidelines.

Longevity Pay

After the completion of 10 years = $100 per mo.; after the completion of 15 years = $150 per mo.; after the completion of 20 years = $200 per mo.; after the completion of 25 years = $250 per mo.

Union Representation

The City of American Canyon is an Agency Shop. Positions subject to agency shop shall as a condition of continued employment, have 30 days from the date of hire to either join the union or pay an equivalent fee to an identified non-profit organization.

Retirement Plan - CalPERS 2% @ 55 formula  CalPERS classic members

Employees are covered by the Public Employees Retirement Systems (PERS). Employees seven percent contribution is employee paid. Employee pays 1.813% toward employer portion (cost sharing). This formula has single highest year compensation.

Retirement Plan  CalPERS 2% @ 62 formula  CalPERS new members

Three year average on final compensation A pensionable income cap of $149,016

The City provides deferred compensation programs in which employees may participate.



The City of American Canyon application must be submitted by Monday, March 25, 2019 by 5 PM to be considered for this position.

All applications will be reviewed to determine whether the applicant meets the minimum qualifications. The information in the application materials will be evaluated to select the best qualified applicants to invite to the next step in the recruitment process which is the oral interview test tentatively scheduled the week of April 22nd.

Candidates successful on the oral interview will be placed on the eligible list in rank order of scores received on the test. The City will then consider candidates from the eligibility list to participate in the hiring process for final selection. Placement on the eligibility list is not a guarantee of a final interview.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Human Resources Officer Carmela Santos at (707) 647-4361.

Prior to providing a Conditional Offer of employment the City will conduct a reference check including but not limited to the verification of employment history and education.

All Conditional Offers of employment will be made and contingent upon successful completion of Livescan Fingerprinting. The resulting report of conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of the conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) will disqualify you as a candidate based on the specific requirements of the position to which you are applying. If selected for fingerprinting, the hiring department will contact you to schedule an appointment. Additionally, after a Conditional Offer of employment is made, applicants will be required to complete and pass a pre-employment physical and depending on the position a drug screen.

Veteran's Preference- view City Policy at

Candidates requesting veteran's preference will be required to provide a copy of U.S. Government Form DD 214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" to Human Resources before the filing deadline for the position applied for.

Preference afforded via the application screening shall constitute the complete and total extent to which the City of American Canyon will afford veteran preference over other candidates.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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