Assistant/Associate Civil Engineer (20041313)

Public Works Utilities Division
East Bay
Until filled
$8,340.00-$10,150.00 Monthly


777 B Street Hayward, 94541



[Posting updated February 9, 2021Next review scheduled for March 3, 2021; open until filled.

The Department of Public Works & Utilities is responsible for providing water and wastewater service to Hayward customers, building and maintaining public infrastructure, and leading the City’s sustainability efforts.
The core mission of the Utilities Division is to provide reliable water and wastewater services to Hayward residents and businesses, with a strong focus on excellent customer service. Utilities staff play a central role in implementing the City’s goal of becoming of becoming a more environmentally sustainable community through diverse and well-managed water supplies, as well as water and energy use efficiency.

The City of Hayward is excited to announce an opportunity to join its progressive Water Resources team as an Assistant or Associate Civil Engineer. This position reports directly to the Water Resources Manager and performs journey level professional engineering work in conjunction with development of a diverse range of water supply projects, including groundwater and recycled water.

This position is flexibly staffed and may be filled at the Assistant or Associate Civil Engineer level depending on experience and possession of professional engineer certification.

Assistant Civil Engineer – This classification performs journey level professional engineering work in conjunction with construction and maintenance of Public Works projects.

Monthly rate: $8,340 - $10,150
Associate Civil Engineer – This classification performs more difficult and complex engineering design work on private development and public works projects; and supervise the work of Assistant Civil Engineers and Engineering Technicians performing related work.

Monthly rate: $9,682 - $11,753
Incumbents may advance from the Assistant Civil Engineer to the Associate Civil Engineer level, as recommended by their supervisor and approved by the Director of Public Works, as they learn City and departmental practices and procedures. As knowledge and experience are gained, the work becomes broader in scope and assignments are more varied and are performed under more general supervision.  Advancement to the higher classification requires gaining the knowledge, skill, experience and credentials that meet the qualifications for that class and demonstrating the ability to consistently perform the work of the higher classification.


Essential Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepare feasibility studies and planning documents for water supply projects, including the next phase of the City’s recycled water program.
  • Design complex projects such as recycled water treatment and distribution systems
  • Prepare environmental studies and documents
  • Develop plans, specifications and preliminary cost estimates
  • Provide engineering services during project construction
  • Represent the City at various meetings

A complete job description can be found at www.hayward-ca.gov.


Minimum Qualifications


Any combination equivalent to the experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience:  Two (2) years experience in engineering related to design and construction in public works or applicable field.
Education:  Equivalent to graduation from college with a four year degree in Civil Engineering.

Licenses and Certificates:  Ability to obtain a valid Class C California Drivers License upon appointment.
An Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T) Certificate issued by the California Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers.

Knowledge of: 

  • Knowledge of basic civil engineering principles.
  • Knowledge of basic street and utility design.

 Ability to:

  • Ability to collect, organize and interpret a variety of project-related information.
  • Ability to perform civil engineering drafting.
  • Ability to estimate project costs.
  • Ability to research and interpret local, state and federal regulations.
  • Ability to keep a project moving to completion and meet project deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Oral communication skills to effectively communicate one to one and in groups, on the phone and in person.
  • Interpersonal skills to initiate and maintain effective working relationships with staff, developers, and the public.


Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment: ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, squat, climb and lift up to 30 pounds and to work outdoors or in a confined workspace.


Three (3) years of engineering experience related to design, land development and construction in public works or applicable field, with one (1) year of the experience being after acquiring the Professional Engineering License.
Education: Equivalent to a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field.
Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's license at time of appointment.  Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a professional engineer in the State of California.


Knowledge of: 

  • Civil engineering principles and practices as applied to municipal civil engineering.
  • Methods and materials, including methods of inspection and testing of materials used for public works projects.
  • Principles of supervision and leadership.

Ability to:

  • Prepare clear and concise plans.
  • Prioritize public works projects and meet project deadlines.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


Supplemental Information

One (1) Year


Candidates must submit a completed City of Hayward job application, the required licenses, and responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire, which fully describe the nature of their professional experience and qualifications.  Be sure to scan and attach a copy of the required documents to your on-line application.  Applications submitted without all required materials will not be considered.

Based on the information provided, those best qualified may be invited to the next phase of the process, which may include an oral, practical, and/or written examination.

The examination process will result in a ranked eligible register of candidates for hiring consideration by the department.  Actual hire depends on success in the departmental selection process.

Completion of this Supplemental Questionnaire is required for your application to be considered and is an integral part of the examination process. Writing ‘see resume’ or ‘N/A’ is not a sufficient response. The rating of the supplemental questions may   determine application status and/or rank on the eligible list.
Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City should expect to undergo an employment background/reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver's license, registrations, certificates, and other credentials as part of the appointment process. Some positions, depending on the nature of the work, also require a credit check and a review of Summary Criminal History obtained from the State Department of Justice through Live Scan Fingerprinting.

Applicants will be notified electronically via Government Jobs as to their status in the selection process.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they can receive email notice from Neogov/Government Jobs and the City of Hayward.


Candidates are encouraged to apply online at www.hayward-ca.gov under the Current Vacancies tab or at www.NeoGov.com.  Paper applications can be obtained by contacting HR at: employment@hayward-ca.gov. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least one (1) hour to submit your application if you are a new user to the system.  Our on-line application system is provided by Government Jobs. If you have problems while applying online, please contact the Government Jobs Help Desk at (877) 204-4442.
  The City of Hayward is an Equal Opportunity Employer





Benefits Overview

This summary provides a brief overview of the benefits available to regular full-time City employees. As indicated in the current Benefit Summary (link below), some employee groups have different benefits based upon negotiated agreements. Depending on employee group, some of these benefits may include:

  • Your choice of CalPERS Medical Plan (with generous employer contribution)
  • CalPERS Defined Benefit Retirement Plan (2.5% at 55 for Classic CalPERS members | 2.0% at 62 for New CalPERS members | 3.0% at 50 for Classic Safety members | 2.7% at 57 for New Safety Members)
  • Dental Insurance (plans available through Dental Dental or United Concordia)
  • Vision Insurance 
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Paid Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health and Wellness Reimbursement
  • Professional Development Reimbursement
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan (employee paid)
  • Other Employee Paid benefits include Aflac, LegalShield, etc. 
Click here for our 2020 Benefit Summary

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