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Senior Civil Engineer

JACKSON, CA Full-time
Posted on August 12, 2018

Type:Full Time

Salary/Pay Rate:$39.91-48.51/hr

Open Until Filled

The Public Works Department is currently seeking a Senior Civil Engineer.  The ideal candidate will have three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional and paraprofessional engineering experience in planning, development, construction and maintenance of Public Works facilities.  Must have possession of current registration as a professional Engineer in California. 

Definition: Under minimal supervision, to perform advanced journey-level field and office professional civil
engineering work, including complete project management responsibility, in a wide variety of public works projects;
to perform traffic engineering and transportation planning work; and to supervise the engineering positions within
the Public Works Agency and work performed by independent contractors. Incumbents in this position use
considerable discretion and independent judgment in prioritizing, planning, directing, and coordinating engineering
division projects. This class performs a variety of departmental administrative functions and is responsible for
reviewing and training assigned staff and providing advanced technical engineering assistance.
Examples of Duties:
 Designs, prepares, and evaluates preliminary and final plans and specifications for a variety of road,
bridge, drainage, and related public works projects, requiring professional engineering expertise
 Performs a variety of project development and coordination assignments
 Performs resident engineering work, including contract administration, inspection, and coordination
 Ensures that contractors meet proper standards, specifications, cost control, and time requirements
 Approves change orders and progress payments; performs foundation and hydrology studies
 Receives and researches a variety of inquiries
 Collects, organizes, summarizes, and analyzes a variety of technical engineering data
 Prepares grant proposals
 Assists with the review of environmental impact reports
 Prepares preliminary reports for tentative subdivision map conditions
 Performs field surveys
 Uses a computer to reduce survey data
 Prepares earth volume and other calculations
 Develops data for the acquisition of right-of-way
 Prepares cost estimates
 Reviews laboratory analyses and materials reports for compliance

 Performs traffic studies
 Develops and proposes solutions to complex engineering problems
 Receives applications and reviews, approves, and issues permits, providing a variety of technical
engineering advice to the public and other agencies
 May oversee water quality programs
 May serve as a member of the County Technical Advisory Committee
 May provide some work direction for maintenance and support staff
 Provides training, project coordination, and lead direction for technical and engineering staff
 Represents the County Public Works Agency in meetings with contractors, engineers, developers, property
owners, attorneys, and representatives of other public agencies

Knowledge of:
 Comprehensive knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of Civil Engineering as applied to the
design, construction, and maintenance of roads and Public Works facilities

Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the
required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would
Three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional and paraprofessional engineering
experience in planning, development, construction and maintenance of Public Works facilities.
Educational training and background necessary to professional engineering registration in California.
Special Requirements: Possession of an appropriate California Driver's License issued by the California
Department of Motor Vehicles.
Possession of current registration as a professional engineer in California.

Selection Requirement: All interested applicants must fill out an Amador County employment application.
Applications will be evaluated by a screening committee. The best qualified candidates will be selected for an

To Apply: Contact Amador County HR Dept., 810 Court Street, Jackson, CA 95642; 209-223-6456, or visit

Closing: Open Until Filled

Amador County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Applicants will be considered without regard to their race, religious creed, color, national origin,
ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status,
sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status.