Temporary Associate Civil Engineer

City Of Berkeley Berkeley , CA 94705

Posted 4 months ago

The Position Benefits Supplemental Questions

This announcement has been extended to expand the applicant pool. Final filing date is July 29, 2019. Applicants who have already submitted an application do not need to re-apply.

The City of Berkeley is seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual to join our team in the Parks Recreation and Waterfront Department. This position will be based in the Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Department Capital Division.

The Associate Civil Engineer functions as a project leader with emphasis on field and office engineering design of capital improvement projects, engineering specifications, legal descriptions, cost estimation and contract compliance within engineering standards and specifications; prepares the more difficult and complex specifications, drawings, legal descriptions and cost estimates.

Typical duties may include:

  • Examines plans, calculations and specifications for public works construction, alteration and repair projects to ensure compliance with engineering standards and specifications;
  • Performs engineering work on more complex designs for public works construction projects;
  • Coordinates, assigns, reviews and evaluates the activities of staff performing engineering design, specification, calculations and inspection activities for assigned projects;
  • Directs and reviews the work and evaluates activities and performance of assigned staff;
  • Makes recommendations for work assignments and disciplinary actions;
  • Assists in the preparation of budgets for Capital Improvement Projects;
  • Checks legal descriptions and cost estimates, interprets plans and specifications for contractors and determines contractual compliance within engineering standards and specifications;
  • Interprets and administers applicable ordinances relating to project requirements;
  • Prepares necessary engineering reports, legal descriptions, contract and correspondence;
  • Acts as a project engineer in dealing with other departments, divisions, other jurisdictions and agencies;
  • Responds personally or in writing to questions or complaints related to projects and engineering policy;
  • Prepares progress reports and recommends or authorizes progress payments;
  • Approves change orders;
  • Coordinates and directs technical staff in the performance of drafting, survey and inspection activities;
  • Researches and implements computerized engineering applications.

Please note that this is a project-based (temporary, not-to-exceed 3 years), benefited position. In order to be considered for other permanent or temporary vacancies for Associate Civil Engineer, you must submit a separate employment application prior to the application deadline. You can sign up to receive notifications for future Associate Civil Engineer openings by clicking this link.

Required Qualifications:
Education

Equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university with major coursework in civil engineering. Progressively responsible related experience may be substituted for the college coursework on a year-for-year basis.

AND

Experience

Three (3) years of professional engineering experience in design and construction work at a level equivalent to the Assistant Civil Engineer class.

AND

Certification

Must possess a valid California Registration as a professional Civil Engineer.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.

Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of: Principles and practices of civil engineering design and construction; Principles and techniques of supervision; Principles and practices of contract administration and project management and evaluation; Applicable codes, regulations, standards and safety practices; Construction materials, methods and equipment; Microcomputer engineering applications; Engineering mathematics.

Ability to: Perform detailed analysis of designs, specifications and plans; Apply engineering principles and techniques to the solution of complex civil engineering problems; Schedule, assign, review and evaluate the work of others; Organize work, set priorities and exercise independent judgment; Deal tactfully and effectively with the public, City staff, other agencies, engineering firms, contractors, developers, manufacturers and others; Prepare clear, concise and accurate reports and correspondence; Analyze complex civil engineering data and reports, evaluate alternatives and reach sound conclusions.

Application Process:

Applicants must submit the following:

  • CITY OF BERKELEY EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

  • RESPONSES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

  • RESUME

All materials must be received in our office no later than the closing date, at 5:00 p.m. PST. Postmarks, faxes and incomplete applications will not be accepted. Resumes are not a substitute for a completed application.

Application Review

All application materials will be reviewed and those meeting the minimum qualifications will have their names referred to the Department will use to conduct final selection interviews.

Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City should expect to undergo an employment background / reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver's license, registrations, certificates, and other credentials as part of the appointment process. Some positions, depending on the nature of the work, also require a credit check and a review of Summary Criminal History obtained from the State Department of Justice through Live Scan Fingerprinting.

DISCLAIMER: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Tests may consist of any combination of written, oral or other exercises or assessment procedures that test content. Components may include, but are not necessarily limited to, typing, math, reading, writing and analytical skills; problem solving ability; computer and software proficiency, or any other job-related knowledge, skill, ability or qualification. The City may, without notice, change or eliminate any particular assessment component or combination of components as needs dictate.

All City employees are required to provide services as Disaster Service Workers in the event of an emergency / disaster.

Exam Access Accommodation: In compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations, the City of Berkeley will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability. The City is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations in the examination process must do so no later than the final filing date for receipt of applications, otherwise it may not be possible to arrange accommodations for the selection process. Such requests should be addressed to the Department of Human Resources | (510) 981-6800 | hr@cityofberkeley.info | 2180 Milvia Street, 1st Floor, Berkeley CA 94704.

Alternative Application Formats: This application material is available in alternative formats upon request. Alternative formats include audio-format, braille, large print, electronic text, etc. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley | Phone: (510) 981-6300 | TTY: (510) 981-6347| ADA@cityofberkeley.info and allow 7-10 days for production of the material in an alternative format.

The City of Berkeley is an EEO/ADA Employer.


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Temporary Associate Civil Engineer

City Of Berkeley