Associate Engineer

City of Lynwood | Lynwood, CA

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Posted Date 6/27/2024
Description

DEFINITION

 This recruitment is to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill one (1) current full-time vacancy within the Public Works Department.

 IDEAL CANDIDATE:

The ideal candidate for this position will be dedicated to maintaining outstanding customer service, great attitude, has a passion for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community.

 FILING DEADLINE:

This recruitment is scheduled to close on July 29, 2024 but can close at any time with or without prior notice. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis. Candidates who best meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process.

WORK SCHEDULE:

This position is a benefited, full-time, management, exempt position with working hours to be assigned at the discretion of the Public Works Department. Candidates may be required to work irregular hours, various shifts, weekends, holidays and/or on-call status.

THE POSITION:

Under general direction/supervision of the Director of Public Works, or his/her designee; performs complex and professional civil engineering work pertaining to the design and construction of assigned projects in support of the Director of Public Works, or his/her designee; acts as project manager for assigned capital improvement projects; conducts engineering analysis and reviews plans and specifications; coordinates assigned activities of the Public Works Department and other City departments and outside agencies; and performs other related work as assigned.

Plans, supervises and coordinates difficult, professional engineering work in support of a wide range of complex Public Works projects; directs the work of subordinate professional and technical engineering staff; assists in the administration and supervision of the Engineering Division.

This position shall also be capable of reviewing and completing staff work to a high degree of completion. Strong communication and writing skills are essential. The incumbent must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to build consensus and convincingly represent the City in a wide variety of concerns and interests. Incumbents work independently, seeking assistance only as new or unusual situations arise.

Examples of Duties:

Essential duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Performs a variety of professional/difficult civil engineering work; prepares designs of Public Works projects according to general guidelines, objectives, and specifications.  Prepares and submits specifications and cost estimates for Public Works and other projects, including traffic, streets, street lighting, water and sewer projects.

Administers construction contracts; performs some project inspections. Design and prepare specifications, cost estimates and contract documents related to the construction and maintenance of a variety of projects. Coordinate projects with contractors, utility companies and other public agencies.

Assists in the preparation, coordination and control of the operating and capital improvement budgets; assists in evaluating the need for and developing plans and schedules for long-range Public Works projects. Assists in the development and implementation of the Division budget and Capital Improvement Program.

Establishes design procedures and interprets the application of design criteria. Reviews improvement plans, parcel maps, road and grading plans, drainage plans, related maps, specifications, and other information for accuracy, format; may review for conformance to established engineering practices, and compliance with state, county and city laws, ordinances, and regulations. Assists in the compliance efforts related to the requirements of the City's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program.

Provides liaison to contractor representatives in coordinating contract projects; monitors and inspects project construction activity; reviews and prepares environmental analysis and determinations; prepares change orders as necessary to recommend alteration of plans and specifications.

Coordinates projects with other departments, divisions, sections, or teams, consultants, developers and/or property owners; gives presentations to elected and appointed officials; responds to citizen inquiries and complaints, and takes appropriate action.

Supervises review of private development and/or subdivision plans for conformance to standards. Participates in the development of capital improvement projects for compliance with City specifications; resolves disputes between the City and developers, contractors, engineers and the general public relative to City policies, specifications, regulations, procedures and extra work.

Prepares complex engineering reports; prepares Public Works conditions of approval; calculates and collects development fees, permit fees, deposits, bonds; processes improvement plans.

Serves as a member of the Public Works Department's management team and participates in the development and implementation of Division goals, policies and procedures; administrative planning; and problem resolution.

Qualifications

Knowledge of: Civil engineering principles and practices as applied to public services; related federal and state laws, ordinances, and regulations; methods and techniques utilized in the preparation of Public Works projects, designs, and related plans, specifications, and cost estimates; the principles, methods, and equipment utilized in surveying and materials testing. Contract administration from start to finish; State and City traffic laws and regulations pertaining to traffic control; equipment and techniques, including operation of Auto CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) software; principles and practices of GIS concepts and processes.

Ability to: perform professional engineering work; including project design; conduct inspections and evaluate construction relative to approved plans and specifications; coordinate the work of others involved in related activities; prepare and maintain records and prepare reports; interpret and apply related laws, ordinances, and regulations; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; work well with other governmental agencies in the processing of cooperatively funded projects.

Requirements

Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering or a closely related field.

Experience: A minimum of four (4) years of increasingly responsible professional civil engineering experience performing duties including two (2) years of experience as a project manager with administrative and/or supervisory experience is strongly preferred.

Required Licenses and Certificates:

Possession of an EIT Certificate.

Possession of a California Class C Driver License issued by the California State Department of Motor Vehicles and a good driving record.

Licensed as a Registered Civil Engineer in the State of California is highly desirable.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or Public Works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

OTHER INFORMATION:

This position is represented by the Lynwood Employees' Management Group.

EMERGENCY DISASTER WORKER:

All City employees are required to perform assigned Emergency Service duties in the event of an emergency or disaster.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:

The City of Lynwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer, special assistance with the application and examination process is available upon request, for persons with disabilities. Notify Human Resources for assistance at (310) 603-0220 ext. 221 no later than three working days prior to the closing or scheduled examination/interview date.

SELECTION PROCESS:

Your online application packet must include:

A completed online employment application. A completed supplemental questionnaire.

Failure to submit a complete application packet will result in disqualification from the examination process.

Job application must be completely filled out; a resume cannot substitute for some of the information. Be sure to be detail in your education, training or other relevant coursework that would make you a particularly strong candidate.

It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure the application is properly submitted.

Applicants will receive communication through email. Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communication by any other method.

Complete application materials will be screened in relation to the criteria described in this job announcement. No postmarks, faxes or emails will be accepted. Only those candidates deemed to be the most qualified and meeting the City’s particular needs will be invited to continue in the recruitment process. The recruitment process may consist of a written examination, practical examination and/or an oral interview conducted by a panel of experts. Provisions of this bulletin do not constitute nor guarantee an expressed or implied contract for employment and may be revoked or modified without notice.

Prior to the first day of work, selected candidates must pass a background (live scan fingerprinted) and physical examination, including a drug screen.

Employer will consider qualified applicants with a criminal history pursuant to the California Fair Chance Act. You do not need to disclose your criminal history or participate in a background check until a conditional job offer is made to you. After making a conditional offer and running a background check, if Employer is concerned about conviction that is directly related to the job, you will be given the chance to explain the circumstances surrounding the conviction, provide mitigating evidence, or challenge the accuracy of the background report.

LEGAL RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES:

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new hire employees to submit verification of the legal right to work in the United States within three (3) business days beginning with the first day of work. The City is legally prohibited from employing anyone who cannot provide such verification of documentation.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

The City of Lynwood does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, sex, age, national origin, or sexual orientation.

THE CITY OF LYNWOOD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR REVOKE, WITHOUT NOTICE, ANY OR ALL OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS BULLETIN PRIOR TO THE TIME OF APPOINTMENT, AND TO WAIVE ANY NON-SUBSTANTIVE JOB REQUIREMENT AND MAKE SUBJECTIVE DECISIONS INTERPRETING AND ASSESSING THE SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS OF ANY CANDIDATE, INCLUDING THE DETERMINATION THAT NONE OF THE CANDIDATES, EVEN THOSE WHO MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATION, ARE APPROPRIATE FOR THE POSITION.

 APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE AT:

 https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lynwoodca

 If you have any questions, please contact:

City of Lynwood 11330 Bullis Road

Lynwood, CA 90262

310-603-0220 x 221

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Manager

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