Civil Engineering Associate III

City of Santa Barbara | Santa Barbara, CA

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Posted Date 7/29/2022

THE POSITION: Under direction, performs complex professional civil engineering work, which may include supervision of an engineering staff; and performs related work as required.

Salary: $44.09 - $53.12 Hourly $7,668.95 - $9,239.68 Monthly $92,027.38 - $110,876.16 Annually

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Civil Engineering Associate III/Civil Engineer is a flexibly staffed series. The Civil Engineering Associate III is distinguished from the Civil Engineering Associate II by the responsibility for performing the more complex and difficult assignments which may include supervisory responsibility, and from a Civil Engineer by the latter's attainment of registration as a professional civil engineer from the State of California. The Civil Engineering Associate III is further distinguished from the Civil Engineer Manager or Specialist by the latter's overall responsibility for a major engineering phase, function, or division, or for a specialty with the department.


  • Possession of a Professional Civil Engineer registration or certification as an Engineer-In-Training in the State of California;
  • Skilled engineer with experience in the flood control management industry, and knowledge of inspection principles, practices, techniques and terminology in regards to civil engineering in the State of California;
  • Knowledge of Hydrologic and Hydraulic concepts and computer modeling methods;
  • Knowledge of hydraulic modeling software such as HydroCAD and HEC-RAS;
  • Basic knowledge of GIS software;
  • Experience as a plan checker in reviewing grading and drainage plans for conformance with federal, state, and local codes;
  • Proven track record of project management including successfully managing and tracking projects, and interfacing with other staff, contractors and consultants;
  • Ability to process, interpret and communicate technical information;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Supervise technical professional and/or sub-professional technical personnel;
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work in order to meet deadlines and key performance indicators;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully work with multi-disciplinary teams, managers, executives, and support staff;
  • Knowledge of FEMA National Flood Insurance Program regulatory requirements for the development of infrastructure.
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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