Located on the coast of Southern California, Seal Beach enjoys a well-informed and engaged community. Seal Beach is well known for its historic wooden pier that juts out into the blue Pacific and a view and climate that is a weekend draw for the greater Southland. With a population of approximately 25,000, Seal Beach is nestled between Long Beach and Huntington Beach in Orange County, and has retained its quaint "village-by-the-sea" ambiance.
Seal Beach is comprised of five distinct, desirable communities melded into one - with a council member elected from each district. The Old Town area, with its Main Street, pier and sandy beaches, attracts nearly 1.5 million visitors each year. Restaurants, shopping and year-round activities make the Old Town area an ideal tourist destination.
The first Leisure World community, a planned senior development with a population of about 9,000, is located in Seal Beach. The "Hill" neighborhood is located just above Pacific Coast Highway, and the two bedroom communities near the 405 Freeway, "College Park East” and “College Park West," make up the remainder of a vibrant and diverse community.
The Naval Weapons Station, which provides ordnance and logistics support to our nation’s Naval and Marine operation forces, is also home to the 1,000 acre Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge. The Naval Station employs 530 civilian and 150 military personnel. Boeing International headquarters is also located in Seal Beach with over 1,000 employees.
Seal Beach is a Charter City operating under the Council/Manager form of government. The City organization provides service to its residents and businesses through the departments of: City Clerk, Community Services, Finance, Community Development, Public Works, Police and Marine Safety. The City contracts with the Orange County Fire Authority for fire and emergency medical services.
The City currently maintains a workforce of 94 full-time employees, supported by a dedicated team of part-time, volunteer, and contract employees.
Under administrative direction of the Director of Public Works, plans, manages, and coordinates the services of the Engineering Design Division, including civil design, environmental administration, public works inspection projects, and engineering permit services; coordinates engineering plan preparation and approval of public works projects and private development plan checks; and does related work as required.
The Deputy Director of Public Works/City Engineer is distinguished from the Associate Civil Engineer by its greater level of professional knowledge, decision-making capabilities, capital project authority, and scope of budget and supervisory authority, as well as greater interactions with other City departments and public and private engineering and planning representatives.
Plans, manages, coordinates and evaluates Engineering design and construction engineering work, including utilities and rights-of-way engineering.
Prepares, reviews, and approves engineering plans, specifications, and contract documents related to private development construction and capital improvement projects and provides advance master plan
for the City’s development.
Administers engineering construction contracts and private plan check contracts for private development; ensures that development standards are consistent with project applications and the City’s environmental policies.
Acts as Chairperson and/or assigns staff to serve on the Public Works Coordinating Committee, Joint Utilities Coordinating Committee, and other staff committees.
Manages, coordinates and approves prepared plans and specifications for capital improvement projects; reviews, evaluates, and makes recommendations in response to professional engineering design surveys and reports, including presentations at City Council meetings.
Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates the work of professional and technical staff and consultants; recommends disciplinary actions as needed.
Participates in the development of the Engineering Division budget and makes recommendations regarding staff, equipment, and capital projects; monitors actual expenditures for compliance with plans.
Develops, plans and implements action on adopted policies contained in such documents as the City’s Circulation Element, Air Quality Element, the Orange County Congestion Management Plan, the SCAG Growth Management Plan, Regional Mobility Plan and Air Quality Management Plan.
Reviews, approves, and signs City Tract & Parcel Maps, Certificates of Compliance and other documents per the Subdivision Map Act.
Attends meetings, study sessions, and workshops involving various commissions, ad-hoc committees and the City Council; presents testimony and recommendations on civil engineering issues and works with community groups to understand concerns.
Leads the Division in applications for Measure M transportation projects; develops and carries out programs in transportation demand management (TDM) and congestion management (CMP), including conduct of community and other meetings.
Administers, assembles, plans, and manages the City’s Capital Improvement Program, including Building Facilities, Streets and Transportation, Beach and Pier, Storm Drains, Sewer, Parks and Water Systems.
Monitors State and Federal legislation related to contemporary public works issues and applies for grants administered by regional, federal and state agencies.
Administers environmental quality standards and programs associated with FEMA floodplain administration, and NPDES, FOG, and water quality compliance.