Citrus Heights

Assistant / Associate Engineer (20256730)

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Engineering
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Sacramento/Metro Area
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Full-Time
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Until filled
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$34.19-$46.97 Hourly
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Location

6360 Fountain Square Drive Citrus Heights, 95621

Description

About the City of Citrus Heights
Citrus Heights, located in Sacramento County, California, is an established suburban community with a population of approximately 84,000. The City has a total area of approximately 14 square miles and has a well-developed commercial base. Citrus Heights is creative and non-traditional in its government approach. Since incorporation in 1997, 11 distinct neighborhood associations were formed along with several business improvement districts/associations. These organizations are vibrant and communicate regularly with the City. In response to this highly involved citizenry, the work environment is fast-paced and customer-driven. Employees are expected and encouraged to use initiative, be flexible and go the extra mile to provide a high level of customer service both internally and externally.

 

The Position
As part of the General Services Department, the Engineering Division is responsible for planning, development and construction of transportation, drainage, and facilities capital improvements; development review; right-of-way management and inspections; assessment district administration; stormwater quality management; traffic engineering; transportation planning; and community outreach to residents and businesses affected by a large variety of capital improvement projects. The City of Citrus Heights is seeking a full-time Assistant and/or Associate Engineer with capital project management skills and an understanding of traffic engineering and transportation planning practices.


The position will be involved in all aspects of the Engineering Division working to enhance operations and maintain the City’s infrastructure, extend the useful life of public facilities, prepare and check plans, technical specifications and estimates, compile bid documents and assist with managing construction of various projects. In addition, this position will assist with review of various land development and building permit projects for transportation related impacts and requirements, perform specialized technical traffic engineering studies and other projects as assigned. This position may also attend City Council, Planning Commission and Neighborhood Association meetings and provide emergency engineering assistance on call for service outside of normal business hours. Knowledge of Engineering Speed Survey requirements, traffic signal design and operation, and construction of federally funded transportation projects are beneficial.

Ideal Candidate

Ideal Candidate

  • Possesses experience in principles of land development, traffic signal and lighting design, pavement management, public infrastructure and construction inspection processes.
  • Demonstrates the ability to understand, interpret, and apply City codes and ordinances, rules, regulations and guidelines in accordance with engineering practices and standards.
  • Has the ability to explain City development and engineering standards and related engineering information to the public, other public agencies, utilities, developers, contractors, and consultants in a clear and understandable manner, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrates understanding of terminology, methods, and engineering practices associated with design, construction and maintenance of transportation engineering and transportation facilities.
  • Has the ability to project and analyze budget costs; research and draft grant applications; and understand and assist with contract negotiation.
  • Enjoys the challenges of simultaneously working on multiple projects in a demanding and fast-paced environment.
  • Works effectively with consultants, contractors, and developers and collaboratively with other City departments and staff members.
  • Is highly organized and possesses strong administrative abilities in monitoring contractor performance and contract compliance.
  • Focuses work effort to carry out the City’s Customer Service philosophy of actively listening, addressing customer concerns, and providing services at a level that exceeds customer expectations.
  • Thrives in a team environment that encourages cooperation, communication, and mutual sharing of risk, responsibility, and reward.
  • Identifies and generates “a better way of doing things” by viewing issues or problems as opportunities for improvement rather than as obstacles.
  • Treats all individuals encountered equally and with respect, basing actions on honor and ethics.
  • Works both in a group setting and independently with little oversight.

Minimum Qualifications

Assistant Engineer:

Experience and Training

One year of technical experience related to drafting, civil engineering, traffic or a related field.

Education

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering or a related field.

License

May need to possess a valid California driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance as required by the position.

Possession of an Engineer –In-Training (EIT) is desirable.

Associate Engineer:

Experience and Training

Two years of professional experience that related to drafting, civil engineering, traffic or a related field similar to the Assistant Engineer with the City of Citrus Heights.

Education

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering or a related field.

License

May need to possess a valid California driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance as required by the position. Possession of current registration as a Professional Civil Engineer and/or Traffic Engineer with the State of California.

Benefits

The hiring salary may be set anywhere within the salary range, based on a candidate’s experience. The City offers first class benefits, including: CalPERS retirement (employee pays full member contribution), 136 hours of Annual Leave (to be used for vacation or sick time); 40 hours of Long Term Medical Leave; a substantial monthly City contribution toward health insurance, and if alternative group health care coverage is demonstrated, a $600/month cash-out may be added to salary or deferred compensation; and fully paid family dental, family vision, life, and long-term disability insurance. The City does not participate in Social Security but does participate in Medicare and State Disability Insurance (SDI).

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(916)727-4731
Contact email: