APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 11, 2021 AT 5:00 PM PST
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Here in Huntington Beach, we believe passionately that the key to becoming the best beach City in the world starts and ends with finding the right people to join our team. We are currently seeking a Civil Engineering Assistant who is passionate about serving the public, with integrity, humility and social awareness. They will be team oriented and play a key role on our Public Works team, helping the City provide exceptional service to the community.
The ideal candidate, under general supervision, performs a variety of field and office work related to streets, utilities and other public infrastructure; will have strong verbal and written communication skills and will possess a valid California Class C driver license; a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or a closely related field; possession of Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification recognized by the State of California; and minimum of one year of experience performing civil engineering work utilizing AutoCAD or other engineering design software.
JOB SUMMARY Under general supervision, performs a variety of engineering tasks involving either public capital improvement or private land development projects; reviews plans and drawings, designs and/or coordinates the design and completion of construction projects, assists with overseeing the City's infrastructure management program, performs administrative duties related to public capital improvement and private land development projects; collaborates and confers with City staff, private developers, contractors, other engineers and the general public.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Reports to: Principal Civil Engineer Supervises: May train and supervise interns or other part-time staff
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS The Civil Engineering Assistant performs journey-level professional work in designing and/or coordinating the design and completion of construction projects, performing related contract administration duties, preparing grant applications and/or other required documents for State or federal discretionary or entitlement funds and regulatory compliance. It is distinguished from the Engineering Technician classifications, which are responsible for less complex design and construction projects.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Assists in the review of private land development projects, including plans, subdivision maps and supporting documents;
Drafts conditions of approval for minor private land development projects including requirements for off-site improvements and financial obligations;
Processes tract maps, parcel maps, lot line adjustments, abandonments, quit claims, lot mergers, soils reports and other related documents; ensures compliance with conditions of approval; prepare reports and documents for finalizing projects; collects bonds, fees and deposits;
Assists at the public counter; reviews minor improvement plans including grading, street, sewer, water and storm drain projects, reviews applications and submittals; recommends modifications or approvals;
Collaborates and confers with developers, engineers, architects and contractors; provides information on City policies, procedures and practices related to engineering;
Conducts field review to ensure compliance with applicable standards and specifications;
Prepares preliminary and final designs for projects;
Studies the financial implications of various designs for major projects;
Reviews plans for conformance with applicable Federal, State and city codes and regulations;
Prepares bid specifications, requests for proposals for professional services and contract documents, project budgets and cost estimates, and reviews bids or proposals submitted and makes recommendations;
Drafts items for City Council approval;
Participates in project design meetings;
Coordinates workflow and prepares and maintains technical documentation;
Sets-up necessary funding and accounting;
Reviews change orders, progress payments or other disbursements;
Closes-out project upon completion;
Prepares and submits grant applications and/or other required documents to state and local agencies for State or federal discretionary or entitlement funds;
Monitors contract activity and prepares reports to ensure regulatory compliance;
Assists with overseeing the City's infrastructure management program;
Resolves issues related to project financing or contractor compliance;
Performs construction inspection duties to ensure compliance with plans and specifications;
Investigates and responds to inquiries or complaints from the public;
Serves as City liaison in coordinating the engineering design and approval process with other state, federal or local agencies;
Attends professional training to stay abreast of industry best practices;
Reports to work as scheduled and works a variety of schedules including evenings, weekends and holidays as required;
Maintains a regular and consistent attendance record;
Travels to offsite locations within and outside the City;
Performs other related duties as required.
The preceding duties have been provided as examples of the essential types of work performed by positions within this job classification. The City, at its discretion, may add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of education, training, and experience that would likely provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying. A typical combination includes:
Knowledge of: - Principles and practices of civil engineering - Federal, State, and city codes and regulations applicable to private development and public works construction projects - City and departmental policies and procedures - Construction principles and practices in public and private industries - Criteria used in the engineering design of sewer, water, street, storm drain and grading projects - Methods, materials, equipment, and safety hazards of construction projects
Ability to: - Read and interpret blueprints, architectural and engineering drawings - Organize and prioritize work to ensure projects are completed on time - Maintain and follow department processes and regulations - Perform engineering-related mathematical computations - Operate standard office equipment including calculators, personal computers and standard software applications including word processing and spreadsheets - Utilize computer databases to maintain and update records and files - Maintain accurate records and files - Analyze and evaluate information and to express ideas clearly when providing oral or written reports and recommendations - Establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, City staff and supervisors
Education: An Associate's degree in Engineering or related field. A Bachelor's degree in Engineering with major coursework in Civil Engineering may substitute for two (2) years of required experience.
Experience: Four (4) years of experience in the design or construction of Public Works or private land development projects.
Certifications/Licenses: Valid California Class C driver license and an acceptable driving record required by time of appointment and during course of employment.
Engineer-in-Training or Land-Surveyor-in-Training certificate required.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS Employees regularly assigned/required to drive a city or personal vehicle in the course and scope of work shall be required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull Notice program.
Public Employee Disaster Service Worker: In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, all Huntington Beach city employees are required to perform assigned disaster service worker duties in the event of an emergency or a disaster.
About City of Huntington Beach
Founded in the late 1880s, Huntington Beach was incorporated as a Charter City in 1909. Huntington Beach has a City Council/City Manager form of government. The City Council has seven members, each of whom are elected to four-year terms.
City Council Members are limited to two consecutive terms. There are three elected department heads, the City Attorney, City Clerk and City Treasurer. The position of Mayor is filled on a rotating basis.
The City of Huntington Beach is a full service city. Its major departments include the City Managers's office, Building and Safety, Planning, Library Services, Public Works, Community Services, Economic Development, Human Resources, Finance, Information Services and Police and Fire. The city has approximately 1,000 employees and a total budget of more than $300 million.