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Assistant & Associate Engineers / Associate and Senior Civil Engineers

El Dorado Irrigation District   Placerville, CA   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on May 6, 2022
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Position: Limited Term – One Engineering Position to be filled at the level that commensurate with work experience, education, and licensing.
Salary: Assistant Engineer: $42.16-$51.24 per hour
Associate Engineer: $46.56-$56.60 per hour
Associate Civil Engineer: $51.44-$62.53 per hour
Senior Civil Engineer: $56.86-$69.11 per hour
Date Opened: May 3, 2022
Filing Deadline: Open until filled. First review of applications on May 20, 2022.

The Human Resources Department is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Engineer, Associate Engineer, Associate Civil Engineer, or Senior Civil Engineer in the Engineering department. This position will be filled at the level that is commensurate with education, licensing and experience.

Assistant Engineer - This is the entry-level class in the Engineer series. Positions in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience. The Assistant Engineer class is distinguished from the Associate level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the Associate level. Incumbents work under general supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to direction as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned.

Associate Engineer - This is the journey level class in the Engineer series and is distinguished from the Assistant level by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new, unusual or unique situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Assistant level.

Associate Civil Engineer – This the journey registered level in the Engineer series. This class is distinguished from Associate Engineer by the requirement for possession of registration as a professional engineer within the State of California and the ability to independently review, approve and stamp plans.

This class is distinguished from the Senior Civil Engineer in that the latter performs the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series and may provide technical and functional supervision over assigned staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.
• Prepares plans and specifications for the design, construction, maintenance and operation of District facilities and projects, including water and wastewater treatment plants, water and recycled water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, and hydroelectric generation systems; ensures conformance to District standards and practices, and relevant codes and regulations.
• Administers construction projects, including overseeing and reviewing the work of construction management consultants or performing construction contract administrative duties; coordinates construction supervision and inspection and provides technical assistance to contractors and subcontractors by interpreting specifications, providing responses to requests for information, conducting submittal reviews, reviewing the quality of workmanship, verifying and approving progress payments, reviewing retainages, and authorizing certification of substantial and final completion.
• Serves as project manager for a variety of capital improvement projects including the conception, feasibility evaluation, coordination of environmental review, design, scheduling, development of Requests for Qualifications and Requests for Proposal, the development and monitoring of project budgets, management of outside design consulting firms and management of the construction phase.
• Prepares and makes presentations to the Board of Directors regarding project recommendation, award and updates.
• Represents the District in meetings with regulatory agencies and the public regarding District projects.
• Researches project design requirements and performs related calculations; conducts plan checks to ensure compliance with District and various environmental and regulatory standards; prepares time and material cost estimates.
• Prepares engineering studies and reports; participates in and oversees District projects through conception, feasibility, design, scheduling, and construction phase with other District departments, divisions, outside agencies, consultants, and developers.
• Confers with developers and engineers for review of proposed commercial and residential development plans.
• Performs plan check of drawings submitted for commercial and residential development for conformance with specifications and standards drawings.
• Prepares a variety of technical reports, documents, and correspondence; prepares technical specifications; assists with the preparation and revisions to design and construction standards; develops technical documents required by the local, State and Federal agencies to obtain permitting and licensing of District facilities.
• Manages and directs the work of outside engineering and other related consultants to ensure District standards and requirements are met.
• May plan, prioritize, and review the work of staff, develop schedules and methods to accomplish assignments, provide and coordinate staff training, and work with employees to correct deficiencies.
• Builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
• Performs related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Assistant Engineer

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of professional engineering as applied to a variety of utility projects. Basic methods, materials, and techniques used in the design, construction, and maintenance and operation of utilities projects and activities. Mathematics used in the engineering field. Current developments and trends related to professional engineering. Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment, including use and application of word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, and database programs. English usage, spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Principles and practices of work safety.

Skill/Ability to: Perform professional engineering computations and learn to check, design, and prepare engineering plans, studies, profiles, and maps. Learn and apply District standards and regulations and engineering policies and procedures. Learn and apply applicable laws and regulations related to area of assignment. Learn to prepare accurate cost estimates. Learn to analyze and prepare technical reports. Learn to obtain information through interview, to handle multiple assignments, to work with interruption, and to deal firmly and courteously with citizens, developers, consultants, and contractors. Ability to maintain reliable attendance is a condition of employment, subject to applicable medical and disability leave laws. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Communicate clearly and
concisely, both orally and in writing. On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures. On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.

Experience and Education: Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Previous technical engineering experience is desirable.

Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or a related field.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

License and Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case by-case basis.

Possession of a valid certificate as Engineer-in-Training issued by the State of California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors is desirable.


Associate Engineer/Associate Civil Engineer

In addition to the qualifications for the Assistant Engineer:

Knowledge of: Methods, materials, and techniques used in the design, construction, and maintenance and operation of utility projects and activities. Budgeting techniques and capital project management. Pertinent local, State, Federal rules, regulations and laws related to area of engineering assignment, including those specific to District policies and practices. Practices of surveying and environmental assessment. Principles and practices of technical and functional supervision and training.

Skill/Ability to: Perform the full range of professional engineering duties with only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise. Interpret and apply District standards and regulations and engineering policies and procedures as well as applicable laws and regulations related to area of engineering assignment. Prepare accurate estimates of costs, schedules, personnel and materials related to engineering project responsibilities. Work effectively with a variety of internal and external customers to accomplish goals and objectives; deal firmly and courteously with citizens, developers, consultants, and contractors. Prepare concise and understandable written reports, studies, and other written materials, including Requests for Qualifications and Proposals. Provide technical and functional supervision over assigned staff; effectively train staff.

Experience and Education: Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience and Certificates:

Associate Engineer: Two years of responsible experience similar to Assistant Engineer with the El Dorado Irrigation District, and possession of a valid certificate as Engineer-In-Training (EIT) issued by the State of California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, or four years applicable engineering experience similar to the Assistant Engineer with the El Dorado Irrigation District.

Associate Civil Engineer: In addition to the experience and education guidelines for Associate Engineer, licensed as a Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering in the State of California.

Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or a related field.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

License: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Sr. Civil Engineer

This is the advanced journey level in the Engineer series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, by the amount of time spent performing the duties, and by the nature of the public contact made. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series, may provide technical and functional supervision over assigned personnel and perform the most difficult and complex professional engineering duties. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned areas of responsibility. Under direction performs the most complex professional engineering tasks associated with the planning, permitting, design, construction and operation of District facilities including water storage, water and wastewater treatment, water and recycled water distribution and wastewater collection systems, and hydroelectric generation systems; may provide technical and functional supervision over assigned professional engineering staff; performs duties requiring specialized knowledge; and provides administrative support to the Engineering Manager.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.
• Plans, prioritizes, and reviews the work of staff assigned to a variety of professional engineering tasks associated with the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of District facilities.
• Develops schedules and methods to accomplish assignments, ensuring work is completed in a timely and efficient manner.
• Participates in evaluating the activities of staff, recommending improvements and modifications.
• Provides and coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies.
• Serves as project manager for the more complex capital improvement projects including the development of Requests for Qualifications and Requests for Proposal, the development and monitoring of project budgets, management of outside design consulting firms and management of the construction phase.
• Administers construction projects, including overseeing and reviewing the work of construction management consultants or performing construction contract administrative duties; coordinates construction supervision and inspection and provides technical assistance to contractors and subcontractors by interpreting specifications, providing responses to requests for information, conducting submittal reviews, reviewing the quality of workmanship, verifying and approving progress payments, reviewing retainages, and authorizing certification of substantial and final completion.
• Prepares and makes presentations to the Board of Directors regarding project recommendation, award and updates; meets with regulatory agencies and the public regarding District projects.
• Prepares complex engineering studies and reports; coordinates projects with other District departments, divisions, outside agencies, consultants, and developers; prepares District master plans.
• Prepares a variety of detailed and complex technical reports, documents, and correspondence; prepares technical specifications; prepares and revises design and construction standards.
• Participates in budget preparation and administration, including the capital improvement budget; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for services, labor, materials and related resources for utilities projects and/or programs; monitors and controls expenditures.
• Researches and recommends use of consultants and contractors for various projects; negotiates contracts and reviews work plans, monitors progress and authorizes payments according to contract terms and conditions.
• Plans, prepares and administers consulting and construction contracts and agreements; participates in contract negotiations.
• Manages Dam Safety Program required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and California Division of Safety of Dams including regulatory negotiations and correspondence, conducting functional and tabletop dam failure exercises for emergency action plans, developing standard operating procedures and implementing dam surveillance monitoring plans to ensure overall program quality and compliance.
• Negotiates power sales contracts; ensures District is meeting FERC requirements related to power sales.
• Performs the most difficult work related to the performance of professional engineering functions related to District facilities
• Confers with developers and engineers for review and approval of proposed commercial and residential development plans.
• Performs plan check and approval of drawings submitted for commercial and residential development to ensure conformance with specification and standards.
• Builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
• Performs related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of: Advanced principles and practices of project management. Budgeting techniques and capital project management. Advanced methods, materials, and techniques used in the design, construction, and maintenance and operation of utility projects and activities. Pertinent local, State, Federal rules, regulations, and laws related to area of engineering assignment, including those specific to District policies and practices. Electrical energy market rules, pricing, power scheduling, and regulations. Principles and practices of technical and functional supervision and training.

Skill/Ability to: Perform the most complex duties related to planning, designing, and construction of District projects. Interpret and apply District standards and regulations and engineering policies and procedures as well as applicable laws and regulations related to area of engineering assignment. Prepare accurate estimates of costs, schedules, personnel and materials related to engineering project responsibilities. Make recommendations related to existing or anticipated project budgets. Work effectively with a variety of internal and external customers to accomplish goals and objectives; deal firmly and courteously with citizens, developers, consultants, and contractors. Prepare concise and understandable written reports, studies, and other written materials, including requests for qualifications/proposals. Provide technical and functional supervision over assigned staff; effectively train staff Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures. On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.

Experience and/or Education: Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Five years of responsible professional engineering experience including three years similar to Associate Civil Engineer with the El Dorado Irrigation District.

Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or a related field.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

License and Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case by-case basis. Possession of a current certificate of registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in California.

APPLY: A District application must be completed


El Dorado Irrigation District

2890 Mosquito Road
Placerville , CA
www.eid.org