Associate Civil Engineer

City Of South San Francisco, CA South San Francisco , CA 94080

Posted 2 months ago

San Francisco/Peninsula

Job Type


Close Date

Until filled


$50.00-$60.78 Monthly

Additional Questionnaires

Pre-qualification, Supplemental

About South San Francisco

The City of South San Francisco proudly remains The Industrial City, a reflection of its steel mill and ship building past, redefined to reflect the innovative, entrepreneurial and industrious spirit which has made South San Francisco the Biotech Capital of the World, with 209 active biotech companies and growing. South San Francisco is at the forefront of biomedical research occupying over 11 million square feet of office/R&D facilities. This brings the City roughly 45,000 highly-skilled workers during the day, and also business visitors to the region.

A vibrant community of 65,710 residents, South San Francisco enjoys a high quality of life with an extensive public parks system, active library and learning programming and a dynamic, engaged community making South San Francisco a great place to live, learn, work and play. City departments include:

Police, Fire, Parks & Recreation, Public Works, Economic & Community Development, Information Technology, City Attorney, Library, Finance, Communications, Human Resources and the Office of the City Manager. The City has a Council-City Manager form of governments and a staff of over 400 full- and part-time employees.

South San Francisco is strategically located on the west shore of the San Francisco Bay, in northern San Mateo County, 10 miles south of San Francisco. This City is also located along the Bay Area's main transportation routes, included 101, 280, Caltrain, BART and the San Francisco International airport.

Offering excellent benefits.

The City of South San Francisco offers an attractive benefit package which includes a retirement plan. The City of South San Francisco is an equal opportunity employer, cultivates a progressive work environment to recruit, develop, and maintain the most highly qualified, diverse workforce to serve the people of South San Francisco.

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400 Grand Avenue South San Francisco, 94080


The City of South San Francisco is accepting applications for the position of Associate Civil Engineer.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled. Recruitment may close at any time when a sufficient number of qualified applications/supplemental questionnaires have been received.


The City of South San Francisco is a fully independent and highly commercialized full-service City with an estimated population of 65,710 growing to 100,000 during business hours. City departments include:

Police, Fire; Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Economic and Community Development, City Attorney, Library, Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, City Clerk, and Office of the City Manager. The City has a Council-City Manager form of government with more than 400 full-and part-time employees.

The Public Works Department is comprised of the Engineering, Maintenance, and Water Quality Control Plant divisions. The Engineering Division is responsible for delivering facilities and infrastructures that meet the needs of City residents and complying with standards and requirements established in the engineering guidelines and the City's Master Plan. Core Services:

  • Manage, plan, design, and construct public facilities and infrastructure; the key operational services utilized to carry out this core service include: parks and recreation facilities, public buildings, streets and road systems, traffic and transportation systems, and storm sewers and sanitary sewer systems.

  • Regulate / facilitate private development; the key services utilized to carry out this core service include: geological hazard review, grading permits, encroachment permits, hauling permits, parcel / tract maps, utility permits, transportation permits.

The current vacancy may be filled at the Associate or Senior Civil Engineer level.

The Associate Civil Engineer is an experienced professional-level engineering position. With the requisite experience, the incumbent performs difficult professional engineering work in the design and construction of public works, including sanitary, traffic, and mechanical projects. This position differs from all other engineering classifications in that an incumbent works with minimum supervision; performs difficult professional engineering assignments; and may also have considerable public contact work with other City departments, employees, public agencies, elected and appointed officials, and the public.

Selection Process

The process will first consist of a review of application materials and responses to the supplemental questionnaire. A resume is required to be attached to the application but will not take the place of a fully completed application; incomplete applications and/or questionnaires will not be considered.

Do not put "see resume" on application or supplemental questionnaire as the submission will be considered incomplete. The highly suitable and qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an oral panel interview (weighted at 100%). Upon completion of the oral interview, an eligible list will be established which will be used for the appointment to the position. Possession of minimal qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process and placement on the eligible employment list. Top ranking candidates placed on the eligible list will be invited to the next phase of the selection process and will consist of any or all of the following: oral interview and written/practical exercise.

Appeals concerning administration of an examination must be submitted in writing within two (2) business days from the date the event occurred.

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Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be proactive team member who can successfully coordinate and implement multiple tasks and projects, while being results and detailed oriented to serve as its Associate Civil Engineer. He/She will perform professional and technical engineering work in assigned area or responsibility including streets, storm drains, sewer engineering, capital projects, field operations and construction services.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in preparing Environmental Impact Assessments or Reports for traffic and transportation issues, reviews and evaluates zone changes, subdivision, and site and design applications for traffic circulation and parking adequacy. Candidates will have experience in Public Works design and engineering including streets, storm drains, and sewer systems. Candidates will possess excellent customer service and communications skills.

Incumbents will be required to attend night meetings and present reports at the Planning Commission and/or City Council meetings. Municipal or county government experience is preferred.

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Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying. A typical qualifying background would be:

EXPERIENCE: Three years of progressively more responsible professional civil, sanitary, mechanical, or traffic engineering experience preferably in a municipal or county government; with at least one year directing the work of subordinate technical, sub-professional, and professional engineering staff.

TRAINING: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in civil, sanitary, or mechanical engineering.

LICENSES: All licenses and certificates must be maintained as condition of employment.

  • Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the State Department of Registration for Professional Engineers.

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid, appropriate California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.


Salary: $50.00 - $60.78/Hour

Retirement: In compliance with AB 340, CalPERS retirement formula is either 2% at age 60; employee pays approximately 7% of pay OR 2% at age 62; employee pays approximately 6.5% of pay, depending on the individual's eligibility.

Social Security and Medicare participation; and option to participate in 457 deferred compensation plans.

City contributes equivalent of 1.5% of base pay towards a medical after-retirement account, with a $100/month employee contribution.

Health Insurance: Health Insurance:

City offers choice of medical HMO (two providers) or PPO plan, and offers vision and dental coverage. City pays 100% of vision and dental core plans for employee and eligible dependents. Employees shall contribute 10% of the HMO health premiums cost based on category of coverage (single, two, family). For PPO, employee pays cost difference between PPO and HMO plans.

City provides 100% City-paid short- and long-term disability insurances. The City offers a discretionary benefit account for employees who demonstrate health coverage elsewhere.

Vacation: Fifteen to thirty working days annual vacation, based on the length of service.

Holidays: Fourteen paid holidays per year, including one floating holiday.

Leaves: The City offers 40 hours per fiscal year of administrative leave.

Personal & Professional Development Expense Reimbursement: Employees in this unit will receive $750 for personal and professional development per fiscal year.

Programs: Unreimbursed Medical and Dependent Care Expenses, Long Term Care Plan, Employee Assistance Program, Credit Union, Recreation Classes, and Reduced-fee Child-care Programs are available.

This classification is in an employee bargaining unit.

Special Instructions

A completed employment application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted in order to be considered for this employment opportunity. A resume is required but does not substitute for a completed application packet - do not put "see resume" on application or supplemental questionnaire, otherwise it will be considered incomplete and will not be considered further.

Deadline: Open Until Filled ~ first review of applications in three weeks. Recruitment may close at any time when a sufficient number of qualified applications/supplemental questionnaires have been received.

This general announcement is subject to change. It does not constitute an express or implied contract.

Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including a pre-employment physical and drug screening (when applicable), a driving record review, reference check, and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment.

Candidates requesting veteran's preference must provide a copy of U.S. Government Form DD 214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" as an attachment to their CalOpps application.

Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Division upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request.

The policy of the City of South San Francisco is to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual preference, marital status or national origin. It is the intent and desire of the City of South San Francisco that equal employment opportunity will be provided in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment. The City of South San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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