Under administrative direction, plans, organizes and coordinates the services of the Engineering Division; coordinates activities with other City officials, departments, outside agencies, organizations and the public; serves as a technical resource for assigned staff and the City Manager; performs other related duties as required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (include but are not limited to the following)
•Plans, organizes and coordinates the work activities of staff responsible for street design, drainage structure, civic structures, land surveying, traffic engineering, storm water pollution prevention program (WQMP, NPDES, etc), and other municipal engineering functions; coordinates activities with other City officials, departments, outside agencies, organizations, and the public.
•Plans, organizes and coordinates the work and field operations staff responsible for construction, pavement management, repair, and maintenance in streets, parks, and facilities; coordinates and administers general construction contracts.
•Develops policies and procedures; recommends programs, projects, and work assignments to the City Manager or his/her designee; monitors work activities to ensure safe work practices, work quality, and accuracy; develops and maintains short and long- range program plans for assigned areas; ensures compliance with applicable rules, policies and procedures.
• Establishes performance goals for employees; assumes responsibility for motivating and evaluating assigned personnel; provides necessary training; initiates disciplinary procedures as is appropriate.
• Develops, implements and maintains departmental goals, objectives, policies and procedures; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures for improving organizational performance, enhancing services and meeting goals; ensures that goals are achieved.
• Plans, directs and coordinates Engineering’s work plan; assigns work activities and responsibilities to appropriate department personnel; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures; identifies and resolves problems and/or issues.
• Manages capital facility planning, design and construction management related to drainage, streets and transportation; advises on problems having to do with drainage, storm water and development for areas within or immediately adjacent to the City; oversee public facilities construction field inspections.
• Reviews and approves final maps, street plans, storm drain plans, and grading plans.
• Oversees activities related to the acquisition and disposition of public property for the purposes of right-of-way or CP projects.
• Manages the FEMA flood zone program.
• Prepares, manages and coordinates the development of the Engineering Division’s budget; prepares forecasts of necessary funds for staffing, CIP projects, materials and supplies; presents, justifies and defends programs; monitors and approves expenditures; discusses and resolves budget issues with appropriate staff; implements adjustments as necessary.
• Organizes, attends and serves the City's interests at public, community and special interest meetings, as well as civic and legislative events; responds to the most complex and difficult inquiries and requests for information; provides information and resolves issues and complaints; represents the unit to other divisions, other agencies, civic groups and the public; establishes and maintains a customer service orientation within the program.
• Serves as a resource for department personnel, City staff, other organizations and the public; coordinates pertinent information, resources and work teams necessary to support a positive and productive environment.
• Responds to the more difficult questions and concerns from the general public, contractors, vendors, and outside agencies; provides information as is appropriate and resolves public service or operational complaints; establishes and maintains a customer service orientation within the division.
• Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies, City management and staff, and the public.
The City is looking for individuals with a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience in public sector management, a Bachelor's degree in Management, Public Administration, Engineering, or related field; and professional registration as a licensed Civil Engineer with the State of California.
This position is open until filled. First review of applications will be during the week of October 15th. If you are interested in pursuing this highly desired career opportunity, please forward a letter of interest, your resume, and a completed City application at your earliest convenience to firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Lake Elsinore 130 South Main Street Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 Attn: Human Resources
To obtain a City application, please visit www.lake-elsinore.org/jobs
About City of Lake Elsinore
The City of Lake Elsinore, incorporated on April 9, 1888, is a historic community and one of the fastest growing cities in California. Surrounded by natural beauty, the City, with approximately 66,411 residents, is located in the heart of the I-15 Corridor and bridges all the activity between Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, and San Diego.
Framed by the spectacular Ortega Mountains and Cleveland National Forest, where hiking, fishing, and birding abound, the City surrounds Southern California's largest natural lake, 3,400-acre Lake Elsinore. A popular destination for boating, water skiing, wake boarding, personal watercraft, and parasailing, each year the lake is home to numerous major events such as the Wake boarding World Championship Series and the National Water Ski Racing Association races.
The City is home to the Single-A Baseball team The Lake Elsinore Storm (affiliated with the San Diego Padres) and Diamond Stadium, a beautiful state-of-the-art minor league baseball field built right on the shore of Lake Elsinore.
The City operates and maintains nineteen parks comprising two hundred fifteen acres offering everything from playgrounds and barbecu...es to athletic fields and a Skate Park.
The City of Lake Elsinore has a City Council / City Manager form of government. The City Council is composed of five members elected at large by voters within the city to serve four-year terms. City Council elections are staggered every two years. The Mayor is elected by the City Council to serve a one-year term.
The City comprises 43 square miles of planned commercial light industrial residential and resort-oriented communities. For Fiscal Year 2018 / 2019 the City Budget is $45.2 million with a Capital Improvement Budget of $62.7 million. The City has more than doubled in size since 2000, and including a sphere of influence, the total area of the City is over 72 square miles. The City contracts for public safety services with Riverside County.