The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for the position of Principal Engineer in the Public Works division of the Community Development and Services Agency. Under general direction, incumbent to this position will supervise and manage the activities of staff engaged in varied and difficult professional and technical engineering functions. Responsibilities include providing professional civil engineering expertise, in addition to planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the projects and day-to-day activities for an assigned area; train, supervise and evaluate subordinate staff and perform related work as assigned. Duties may vary somewhat, depending on the area of assignment; however, all positions are characterized by the need for program planning, coordination and evaluation and the necessity to direct the work of staff. Incumbents are fully qualified to perform all duties specified as a Professional Engineer by the State of California. This is a management level in the civil engineering series, and reports directly to the Assistant Public Works Director on all critical engineering functions. This class is distinguished from Assistant Public Works Director in that the latter exercises overall management responsibility for all departmental activities and functions under the direction of the Public Works Director.
HIRING RANGE: $8,703 - $11,314
Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or institution with major course work in civil engineering or a closely related field and four years of civil engineering experience.
Preferred: In addition to the minimum, an advanced degree in civil engineering and up to five years of professional civil engineering experience in the design and construction of roads, bridges, drainage structures, and related Public Works facilities with at least two years in a supervisory or management capacity.
Special Requirements: Must successfully complete an extensive and thorough background investigation which includes Live Scan fingerprinting prior to hire. Attend meetings outside of normal working hours. DMV printout prior to hire. Must file statements of economic interest with the Yuba County Clerk/Recorder. Will be required to perform disaster service activities pursuant to Government Code 3100-3109.
Licenses and Certifications: Possess a valid California Class “C” driver’s license within ten (10) days of employment; maintain throughout employment. Registration as a Civil Engineer in the State of California. Maintain professional development and continuing education activities for valid certification as required by the position. Certified Flood Plain Manager (CFM) is desirable.
Work Environment: Typical office environment. Residential, commercial, or industrial properties or other facilities under construction. Exposure to potential hazards at various construction sites.