Senior Civil Engineer - Flood Protection

  • City of West Sacramento
  • West Sacramento, California
  • Jun 07, 2019
Full Time Community and Economic Development Engineering Natural Resources Planning and Development Public Works Mid to Senior Level
  • Salary: 91848 Annually
  • Salary Top: 111624
  • Phone: 9166174567
  • Apply By: Jun 23, 2019


The City of West Sacramento is actively recruiting for a Senior Civil Engineer to join the City's Flood Protection Division in the planning and delivery of complex single- and multi-objective flood risk reduction projects that support the West Sacramento Levee Improvement Program.  The ideal candidate will have experience managing large-scale infrastructure projects, preferably in flood risk reduction, with excellent project management and communication skills. This is a great opportunity to join a high performing team that is focused on reducing flood risk for the City of West Sacramento that will serve the community for generations to come. The Senior Civil Engineer works cooperatively with the Flood Team, other City departments, the CA Department of Water Resources, the Central Valley Flood Protection Board and the US Army Corps of Engineers in project delivery.

An official City of West Sacramento application form must be filled out, in its entirety.  It is the applicant's responsibility to explain their qualifications fully and clearly.  In addition, applicants must submit a resume and complete the required supplemental questionnaire.  Incomplete information on the application, resume and/or supplemental questionnaire may be cause for disqualification. Application packages will be reviewed and screened for qualifications.  Additional screening criteria will be developed based on the supplemental questionnaire. Depending upon the number of qualified candidates, an oral panel interview may or may not be held.  The top candidates will be referred to the Department for further consideration.

Job Description

DEFINITION:  Under the direction of the Director of Community Development or his/her designee, the Senior Civil Engineer performs a wide variety of administrative, managerial, professional and technical tasks.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:  Receives general supervision from the Director of Community Development or his/her designee.  Exercises direct supervision over professional level staff, as well as clerical, technical and/or temporary staff.
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:  This is the advanced journey level classification in the series and is responsible for assisting with the management of an engineering section.  Incumbents are expected to possess the skills and abilities necessary to perform all duties and responsibilities of the classification with little supervision.  The incumbent has responsibility for supervision of assigned subordinate staff.

 Examples Of Essential Duties:EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  (Illustrative Only):  Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Interprets City and department policy regarding project design, construction and operations.
  • Provides department, division, or section information to the public and other governmental agencies, in person or through other forms of communication.
  • Attends community meetings to respond to public questions, concerns, and complaints.
  • Maintains accurate records and files.
  • Plans, schedules and coordinates the work of subordinate technical staff.
  • May evaluate consultant services proposals.
  • Conducts special studies and prepares appropriate analysis and reports.
  • May supervise and evaluate subordinate technical staff.

Examples of additional responsibilities/duties for the Flood Protection Division:

  • Assists in the development and implementation of the West Sacramento Levee Improvement Program (WSLIP).
  • Assists in the development and monitoring of the Flood Protection Division budget.
  • Assists in the procurement and administration of consultant and construction contracts for the WSLIP.
  • Assists in the audit of field performance of construction to confirm accuracy of inspection and conformance with contract provisions, plans, specifications, sound construction practices, and appropriate regulations and rules relative to levee and other flood risk reduction projects.
  • Assists in the review of plans and specifications for design requirements and constructability.
  • Assists in training of Flood Protection Division staff to improve proficiency.
  • Conducts or assists in field survey and collection of data for planning and design of flood improvements.
  • Proposes, develops, and implements policies and procedures to improve coordination of levee improvement projects with other Community Development divisions, City departments, regulatory agencies, and contractors.
  • Prepares or assists with a variety of correspondence and reports on operations and activities for the Department, WSAFCA Board and the City Council.
  • Prepares, coordinates, and reviews the preparation of status reports relating to flood risk reduction project activities.
  • Provides inspection services for flood risk reduction projects.
  • Inspects and provides technical assistance on difficult and complex levee improvement projects.
  • Assists in resolving conflicts between construction management services and contractors.
  • Assists in processing contract change orders and progress payments for flood risk reduction projects or other capital improvement projects assigned to the Flood Protection Division.
  • Responds to public inquiries.
  • Represents the City and the Department at a variety of meetings.
  • Performs complex construction related services as needed.
  • Performs field and office work related to property boundaries or right-of-way acquisition.
  • Initiates and maintains communication and coordination with expert panels, special consultants, utilities and other agencies.

*Job Description pending City Council approval

Job Requirements

 Typical Qualifications:EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skill.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be:
Education:  A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university.
Experience:  At least six (6) years of increasingly responsible professional civil engineering experience.  Experience must include four (4) years in the public works/municipal engineering field.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:  If required to drive, possession and maintenance of a valid California driver's license.  Possession and maintenance of a valid certificate of registration as a Professional Civil Engineer is required. Possession and maintenance of a valid certificate of registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California within one (1) year of appointment.

 Supplemental Information:WORKING CONDITIONS:  May be required to attend off-hour meetings.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Mobility to work in a standard office or construction environment, use standard office equipment and attend off-site meetings.  On an intermittent basis, sit at a desk for long periods of time; intermittently walk, stand, bend, squat, twist, and reach while performing office duties; mobility to occasionally traverse uneven terrain, periodically standing, stooping, bending, climbing and kneeling to perform inspections; on occasion may be required to work in exposure to weather.  Manual dexterity to use standard office equipment and supplies and small tools and to manipulate both single sheets of paper and large document holders (manuals, binders, etc.); vision to read handwritten and printed material and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone; ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds such as files, manuals, or small tools and equipment for distances up to 50 feet.
ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS:  Employees generally work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.  Employees may also work in a construction or field environment including inclement weather conditions and construction and traffic hazards.  Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing department guidelines, policies and procedures.

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