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Engineering Manager

Recruitment #2017-19876-01

Salary:$54.02 - $65.66/hour; $9,363.47 - $11,381.07/month; $112,361.60 - $136,572.80/year
Department:Community Development/Resource Agency
Job Type: Open
Date Opened:7/21/2017 12:00:00 PM
Filing Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employment Type: Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Work Location: Auburn Area (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
HR Analyst: Suzanne Holloway

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INTRODUCTION

This recruitment will be open until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. To be included in the first screening, completed application materials must be submitted by 5:00 pm Monday, July 31st 2017.

DEFINITION

(Unclassified) 

To plan, organize, manage, and coordinate the programmatic, administrative and operational activities of one or more functions in the department; to direct, manage, and supervise the work of assigned staff; to establish and implement assigned programs' objectives and performance standards; to serve as a member of the assigned department management team which is responsible for fulfilling the mission and carrying out the policies of the department; and to promote and participate in collaborative activities, programs, and projects that cross functional areas.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Engineering Manager job-class recognizes positions that provide full second-line, direct supervision to employees within a work section and assumes substantive and significant programmatic responsibility in a technical engineering field.  This job class requires directing and reviewing the activities of other professional engineers as well as providing the highest level of engineering support to the department.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general direction from the Director and Assistant Director.

Exercises direct supervision over professional and supervisory personnel, and may supervise technical and clerical personnel.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serve as a management team member participating in the development and implementation of departmental policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Plan, organize, and manage the programmatic, administrative and operational activities within designated areas of responsibility; monitor and evaluate work in progress to ensure compliance with goals and policies.
  • Participate in the identification and allocation of resources (fiscal, staffing, and materials); and contribute to the problem-solving, decision making, and planning activities of the department.
  • Identify and implement goals, objectives, and activities to be accomplished; direct and coordinate the implementation of strategies and plans.
  • Provide professional and managerial resources to the Director, management team, other departments, and the public in a responsible and supportive manner. 
  • Represent the department with organizations, local communities, special interest groups, businesses, customers, and the general public using principles of good customer service.
  • Establish and maintain open communications with other County departments, multi-disciplinary teams, and other governmental organizations; coordinate data, resources, and work products in support of productive and positive working relationships.
  • Direct, supervise, and participate in the development and administration of budgets; coordinate and direct the forecasting of funds needed; research and analyze funding resources and availability.
  • Participate in the selection of staff; coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed.
  • Direct, practice and be responsible for professional civil engineering activities of the assigned department.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

It is the applicant's responsibility to identify in their application materials how they meet the Minimum Qualifications listed below.

Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience as a registered professional engineer in the required specialty field, including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

Training:
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a related field.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in an appropriate discipline as issued by the State of California.
  • May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of a designated discipline with specific knowledge and experience in the same area.
  • Principles and practices of management, leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
  • Organizational and management practices as applied to development, analysis, and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Pertinent local, State, and Federal rules, regulations, and laws.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
  • Principles and practices of research, analysis and management.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.

Ability to:

  • Organize, implement and direct activities of professional, technical, and office and clerical staff involved in assigned program operations/activities.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of assigned 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 communicate through written means; and occasionally lift moderate weight; attend meetings, including traveling.  Some specialty areas require the ability to visit field sites, including accessing areas under construction.
  • Analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; problem-solve department related issues; and interpret county-wide and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Direct and review the activities of professional engineers.
  • Successfully develop, manage and monitor multiple budgets, programs and expenditures.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations and for multi-disciplinary assignments.
  • Make presentations to governing boards and community groups. Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Completed and submitted applications will be forwarded to the department for consideration and scheduling of a final departmental hiring interview.

The selected applicant will be required to respond to an online Conviction History Questionnaire. Failure to respond to this questionnaire within (3) three calendar days of notification of a conditional job offer will result in disqualification from this recruitment.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination, which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation, sign a constitutional oath and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation and/or be bonded.

MODIFIED AGENCY SHOP

All new permanent employees, with the exception of sworn law enforcement and those in management and confidential groups, shall be required to join the employee organization or pay an 'Agency Fee' as a condition of employment.

SUBSTITUTE LISTS

The eligible list(s) resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification.  For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.

EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES

Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please visit our website at:
http://www.jobaps.com/placer/sup/abfreenames.asp.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

BENEFITS

The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.

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