Assistant Director of Public Works/Assistant City Engineer

City of Monterey Park | Monterey Park, CA

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Posted Date 7/15/2021

DEADLINEAugust 3, 2021 at 4:30 P.M. Recruitment may close at any time without notice. Completed City applications, including any related educational or training documents must be submitted through the online application system within the filing period. Resumes may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed on-line application. Be sure to detail any education, training, or other relevant course work that would make you a particularly strong candidate. Incomplete employment applications will not be processed. Complete all requested information including the non asterisk boxes.

Salary: $10,520 - $13,459 monthly

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THE POSITION: Under general direction from the Director of Public Works/City Engineer, this class is responsible to direct, plan, organize, oversee, and review the work of professional, technical, and administrative staff performing duties related to all programs and activities of the Engineering Division. This position administers land development, capital improvement projects, traffic engineering, special projects, and public works inspection and is responsible to provide highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Director; performs other related duties as required or assigned. Manage the day-to-day functions of the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department; supervise, coordinate, and review the development of capital improvement projects including consultant selection and coordination, the preparation of plans, specifications and estimates, contract administration, and construction management; oversee and/or conduct field inspections of projects; review hillside grading plans and enforces the City's hillside grading ordinances; coordinate work and confer with various utility companies, state and other governmental agencies; prepare various applications for state and federal funds and grants; review subdivision and parcel maps; coordinate engineering, building, and planning activities related to the City's Public Works operations; provide progress and status reports on projects; review for approval rights of way acquisitions, street vacation procedures, private development plans and the work of consultants to the City; select, train, motivate, and evaluate Engineering personnel; supervises the work of other professional, paraprofessional, and administrative staff ; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures; exemplify and foster an enthusiastic, resourceful, and effective service attitude with the public; participate in the development and implementation of Department and Engineering Division goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for assigned area; evaluate the operations and activities of the Division; represent the Department at Planning Commission and Traffic Commission Meetings; and represent the Director of Public Works/City Engineer at City Council in his absence.

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering and traffic engineering as applied to public works, utilities, and construction projects; modern methods, materials and techniques used in the design and construction of a wide variety of public works projects; construction management and contract administration; applicable federal and state laws and regulatory codes relevant to civil engineering and traffic engineering design and construction; principles and practices of organization, financing, administration, budget and personnel management; and familiarity with computers and computer programs including word processing, spreadsheets and computer-aided drafting. Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, make critical decisions and implement recommendations in support of goals; coordinate the preparation of specifications, cost estimates, plans, maps and reports; make complex engineering computations and check plans; design and supervise the construction of a wide variety of public and private facilities; plan and coordinate public works engineering projects; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; supervise, train and evaluate professional technical staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and City personnel. Education & Experience - Any combination equivalent to experience and education that has provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be: five years of increasingly responsible experience in professional civil engineering work including two years of supervisory experience and a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent, with major course work in civil engineering or closely related field. Licenses & Certificates - Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer from the State of California is required at the time of appointment. Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Class C California Driver License is required at the time of appointment and as a continuing condition of employment.

SELECTION PROCESS: Candidates whose education and experience are determined to best meet the City’s needs, will be invited to oral board interviews. A candidate must pass all components of the process to qualify for the position. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to further testing.

Regardless of the notification preference the candidate selected when creating the application (i.e., paper or email), APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE COMMUNICATION THROUGH EMAIL ONLY. Applicants should be diligent in checking their email and spam/junk mail after the deadline as all notices regarding their status in the current recruitment will be emailed.

After a conditional job offer is made, the candidate must pass a pre-employment medical examination, including a drug/alcohol screen. Applicants with legal disabilities who require special testing arrangements must contact the Human Resources at least five (5) days prior to the examination date.

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