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City of Poway
City of Poway
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February 12, 2019
$72,598.24 - $88,242.54 Annual
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The City of Poway organization is known for its professionalism and excellent customer service provided by talented and top notch employees. The current vacancy is for an Assistant Engineer in the Land Development section of Engineering in the Development Services Department. Staff members in this section review private development plans, current projects and conduct thorough research while providing detailed and accurate information in person and over the phone. Staff members assist property owners with efficiently processing their projects.
If you are a self-motivated team player who enjoys a challenge, have excellent communication skills, thrive on multi-tasking and want to make a difference in a community that was recently ranked one of the top communities in California to raise a family, consider joining the City's Engineering team by submitting your application and all related required materials.
Performs professional field and office engineering work related to the management, planning, design, construction, and maintenance of the City's Capital Improvement Program, land development, traffic engineering, City public works infrastructure, and daily departmental operations; provides project management and administration; confers with developers, contractors, and representatives of other agencies regarding facility and infrastructure development; administers professional services and construction contracts; administers Federal and State grant funds associated with construction projects; provides staff assistance to the City Engineer, other departments, and the public in areas of expertise; performs a variety of studies and prepares and presents staff reports.
Receives direct or general supervision from the City Engineer, Senior Civil Engineer or assigned supervisor. Exercises no direct supervision over staff. May provide technical and function direction to lower-level staff.
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Plans, designs, and inspects all phases of civil engineering public works construction projects, including defining the scope of the project, securing adequate funding from Federal and State grant programs and other funding sources, coordinating with permitting and public utility agencies, performing historical document research and review,. surveying and engineering analysis of alternatives, preparing plans, specifications, and cost estimates, performing research, map, and field studies and surveys, drafting site plans with specialized computer software, applying engineering principles and practices to specific problems, coordinating construction schedules with other projects and agencies, preparing and reviewing cost estimates and inspecting construction of projects to ensure compliance with construction documents; and other related planning and design work.
Reviews construction plans prepared by consulting engineers and private contractors to verify compliance with City sidewalk, public utility, and improvement requirements; checks plans for conformance with regulations regarding line, grade, size, elevation, and location of structures; reviews engineering calculations of other engineers or engineering technicians; participates in pre-design, construction, and utility coordination meetings and issues construction permits.
Investigates field problems affecting property owners, contractors, and maintenance operations; responds to citizen inquiries and complaints; provides information to the public at the front counter in person, via telephone, or other means of communication regarding grading, encroachment permits, right-of-way and property line information, utility information, slope stability and groundwater issues, improvement plan check, and payment processes.
Maintains all project files and track projects utilizing City software through design, construction and project completion. Maintain spreadsheets for project coordination, overall department workload, project status and scheduling. Reviews and prepares legal documents including public utility easements, encroachment removal agreements, stormwater facilities maintenance agreements, boundary adjustments, lot mergers and private road maintenance agreements.
Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas.
Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities.
May provide technical direction and training to other engineering and technical staff.
Maintains attendance and punctuality that is observant of scheduled hours on a regular basis.
Performs other duties as assigned.
One year of professional engineering design, plan review, and project administration experience, preferably in a public agency setting.
A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed California units = 120 semester/180 quarter) from an accredited educational institution with major coursework in civil engineering or a related engineering field.
Licenses and Certifications:
A valid class C driver's license or the ability to arrange alternate and timely means of transportation in the performance of assigned duties.
Certification as an Engineer-In-Training, desired.
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, to inspect City development sites, including traversing uneven terrain, climbing ladders, stairs, and other temporary or construction access points; to operate a motor vehicle, and to visit various City and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may work in the field and occasionally be exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
A completed NeoGov application, including supplemental questions, must be submitted through NeoGov for consideration by the application deadline. Application materials will not be accepted separate from NeoGov or after the deadline.
A FULLY COMPLETED APPLICATION AND RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS ARE REQUIRED AND PART OF THE REVIEW AND QUALIFYING PROCESS. QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED COMPLETELY; REFERENCING YOUR RESUME IN LIEU OF ANSWERING A QUESTION WILL BE CAUSE FOR DISQUALIFICATION.
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of relevant training, education, experience and writing skills as presented in the application and supplemental questions. The process may include interviews and/or performance tests. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligibility list, which will be in effect for a period of six months. A background investigation including LIVESCAN fingerprinting and verification of previous employment and education by USA Fact is required. Applicants will be required to submit verification of the legal right to work in the United States. All employees are required by law to sign a loyalty oath to the United States and the State of California Constitution at time of hire.
Internal Number: 19-05
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About City of Poway
Poway is strategically located in the geographic center of San Diego County, east of Interstate 15 and 20 miles north of downtown San Diego. Poway distinguishes itself as the “City in the Country,” a small-town Americana oasis with approximately 50,000 residents. Poweigans have a strong appreciation for parks, trails, open space and recreation as evidenced by the more than 7,000 acres of dedicated open space, 55 miles of hiking, riding and jogging trails, and many recreational facilities. Poway prides itself on a high level of volunteerism. The Community Services Department benefits from hundreds of volunteers donating thousands of hours as rangers, train engineers, docents, and ushers.Poway has a large business park, attractive residential neighborhoods, a broad range of shopping and dining opportunities and one of the top school districts in the county.
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