Los Altos Hills is currently recruiting for TWO full time positions, preferably an Associate Engineer AND a Senior Engineer. This recruitment is open until filled. Initial review of application will be Sept. 20th and first round interviews are tentatively set for the week of Sept. 24, 2018.
Annual salary ranges are as follows:
Associate Engineer: $72,396 - $112,444
Senior Engineer: $92,739 - $130,401
Associate Engineer - This is the journey level class in the professional engineering series.
Positions in this class possess the applicable educational and training background required for classes in the professional engineering series, including appropriate certificates and licenses in the field, as well as practical work experience. The Associate Engineer is distinguished from the Assistant Engineer by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned with only minimal instruction or assistance. Incumbents work independently, seeking assistance only as new or unusual situations arise. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and may be filled by advancement from the Assistant Engineer class, assuming the incumbent possesses the appropriate Engineer-In-Training (EIT). Positions in this class must also have excellent written and verbal communication skills as evidenced by the ability to competently prepare written staff reports and recommendations for more complex engineering projects and to then effectively present such information at public meetings. Receives direction from the Public Works Director/City Engineer and may receive functional or technical supervision from other higher
level department staff. May exercise technical and functional supervision over less experienced professional positions and technical staff.
Senior Engineer - This is the advanced level class in the professional engineering series and is a FLSA exempt position.
Positions in this class perform the more complex professional engineering work and may supervise the work of lower level professional and technical engineering staff and/or the Town’s maintenance crew. Appointment to this level requires considerable knowledge of engineering design and construction, subdivision laws and, as necessary, traffic engineering, utility system design or environmental engineering. Positions in this class must have excellent written and verbal communication skills as evidenced by the ability to competently prepare written staff reports and recommendations for more complex engineering projects and to then effectively present such information at public meetings. Receives direction from the Public Works Director/City Engineer. The Senior Engineer serves as the Acting Public Works Director/City Engineer in the director’s absence. May exercise indirect functional and technical supervision over other professional, technical and maintenance staff.
Associate Engineer – Applicable laws and regulatory codes relevant to assigned area of responsibility; methods, materials and techniques used in the construction of public works and utilities projects; modern standards of alignment, grade, and compaction of streets; topographic and construction surveying; strengths, properties and uses of engineering construction materials; storm water quality requirements from other regulatory agencies; and, Caltrans requirement for projects involving grant funds. Principles and practices of engineering as applied to public works, infrastructure, transportation, land development or utilities; methods, materials, tools and equipment used in engineering construction; principles of algebra, geometry and trigonometry and their application to engineering; and, strengths, properties and uses of engineering construction materials.
Senior Engineer – In addition to the requirements for the Associate Engineer
Principles and practices of relevant area of engineering expertise as applied to new development, municipal public works, traffic and environmental regulatory design and permits; applicable laws and regulatory codes related to development, operations, design and construction; traffic and/or environmental engineering; methods and techniques used in the design, construction and surveying of a variety of public works projects; and, principles of organization, administration and personnel management.
Prepare plans and drawings neatly and accurately; prepare engineering design computations
design, prepare, and validate engineering plans and studies; learn and understand Town
engineering policies and procedures; learn applicable laws and regulatory codes applicable to areas of assigned responsibility; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; use and care for engineering and drafting instruments and equipment; prepare reports encompassing raw technical data; prepare effective cost estimates and recommendations; and, establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the course of work; administer contracts, coordinate and review the work of outside consultants; design common engineering structures and facilities; use drafting and surveying instruments to prepare maps, plans, cross-sections and profiles; and prepare quantity and cost estimates.
Senior Engineer – In addition to the requirements for the Associate Engineer
Interpret and apply applicable codes, ordinances, rules and regulations related to development and construction, traffic safety and traffic engineering, hydrology or utility system and environmental engineering design; interpret, review and analyze development proposals, plans and specifications; make complex engineering computations and check, design and supervise the construction of a variety of public works projects; perform professional and technical support services relative to assigned area of responsibility; administer contracts; prepare specifications and write technical reports; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Working Conditions: May be required to attend to service issues and attend meeting after normal business hours. This position requires field work and interacts with the public.
Physical demands: Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, and to attend meetings at various sites within and away from the Town, and have availability to work off-hours shifts or events as required; strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 40 pounds; mobility to lead groups in activities involving steep or rough terrain; ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather and temperature conditions; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.
Experience and Training Guidelines:
Two years of responsible civil engineering experience performing duties comparable to those of an Assistant Engineer in a public agency; equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering.
Four years of increasingly responsible civil engineering experience, including one year lead capacity responsibilities; and equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering
Required Licenses or Certificates:
Possession of a valid California driver's license; possession of a California Engineer-In- Training (EIT) Certificate is required. License as a Registered Civil Engineer with the State of California is highly desirable.
Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a professional civil engineer in the State of California is required; possession of a valid California driver's license.
- CalPERS Retirement
- New employees with no prior CalPERS service or have a break in CalPERS service of 6 months or more: 2% @ 62. Employees are required by law to pay 50% of the normal cost, or 6.5%.
- New employees who are classic CalPERS member and did not have a break in service for more than 6 months: 2% @ 60. Employees are responsible for CalPERS member contribution, currenlty set at 7.0%.
- Health Insurance – Town provides a generous flexible spending allowance to employees at a rate that currently covers up to the Kaiser premium cost.
- Dental Insurance – Town paid insurance through Assurant Employee Benefits for employee and eligible dependents.
- Vision Insurance – Town paid insurance through VSP for employee and eligible dependents.
- Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (ADD) Insurance – Town paid Life and ADD insurance for active employees to receive a lump sum amount up to the employee’s annual salary in the event of a qualified loss while employed by the Town.
In addition to completing the online application, applicants must answer the supplemental questions and provide a resume and cover letter. Upon review of application materials, the most qualified applicants will be invited to an interview based on the application materials submitted. Applicants must clearly demonstrate through the application materials that they meet the qualifications listed above.