Public Works Civil Engineer I/II/III

County of San Luis Obispo | San Luis Obispo, CA

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Posted Date 7/18/2022
Description

$71,281.60 - $113,068.80 Annually; Benefits include Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance; County Pension; Paid Sick, Holiday and Vacation Days; Education Allowance, etc.

The County of San Luis Obispo's Accredited Public Works Department is a professional team of 300 dedicated staff who serve the residents and visitors of the central coast. Our team includes a broad range of disciplines to cover the large scope of responsibilities, with civil engineers playing an important part in our success.

Civil Engineering positions in Public Works cover a wide range of engineering responsibilities including civil design, infrastructure project management, development review, survey, construction management, roads, bridges, pavement management, traffic, water resources, and water/wastewater utility operations. Positions are regularly available in each of these divisions.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate must have practical knowledge and experience with general civil engineering practice, and specific experience in one of the many engineering disciplines in Public Works. In additional to technical experience, the following professional traits are also important.

  • The ability to work cooperatively within a multi-discipline team to meet goals and deadlines while producing a quality work product.
  • Good communication skills to express verbally and in writing the expectations or results of project deliverables.
  • Self-motivated and proactive approach to completing assigned work, problem solving and taking on new opportunities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

All Levels: Engineer I, II, III, IV:  Either A:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related engineering field (Job-related professional level civil engineering, traffic engineering, or land surveying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis);  Or B:  Possession of an Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) Certificate or Land Surveyor in Training (L.S.I.T.)  Certificate and four years of paraprofessional level civil engineering, traffic engineering, or land surveying experience.

In Addition:

Engineer I: No additional experience required.

Engineer II:  One year of professional level civil engineering, traffic engineering, or land surveying experience. (Possession of a Master's degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field, or two years of paraprofessional level civil engineering, traffic engineering, or land surveying experience may be substituted for the required experience). 

Engineer III:  Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer or Land Surveyor issued by the California State Board of Registration AND one year of professional level civil engineering, traffic engineering, or land surveying experience.(Possession of a Master's degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field may be substituted for the required experience.)

AND:

Engineer III:  One year of specialized professional level civil engineering, traffic engineering, or land surveying experience such as serving as a resident engineer on small construction projects, experience as an assistant engineer on major construction projects, or project leader on a design project.

Licenses and Certificates

A valid driver license is required at the time of application.  A valid CALIFORNIA driver license is required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.

Engineer I: Within six (6) years of appointment must obtain Registration as a Civil Engineer or Land Surveyor in the State of California, which must be maintained throughout employment.  The six year requirement may be extended up to an additional 12 months by the appointing authority. 

Engineer II: Within five (5) years of appointment must obtain Registration as a Civil Engineer or Land Surveyor in the State of California, which must be maintained throughout employment.  The five year requirement may be extended up to an additional 12 months by the appointing authority.   

Engineer III:  Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer or Land Surveyor issued by the California State Board of Registration is required at the time of application and must be maintained throughout employment.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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