Under direction of the Deputy Director,Water &
SanitationDepartment or Director of TransportationDepartment;
manages a major section of an engineering department or is
responsible for major engineering or surveying program(s)or
projects; assists in planning,organizing, directing and
coordinating varied activities within the Public Works Agency;and
performs related duties as assigned.
Thereare currentlytwo (2) regular vacancies within the Water &
Sanitation Department and one(1) regular vacancy within the
Transportation Department. The vacancies may be filled at either
the Engineering Manager I, II, orIII level. The qualifications of
the selected candidate(s) will determine the placement level.
The Ventura County Public Works Agency is seeking highly
motivated and energetic individuals with excellent management and
communications skills to manage the operations and organization of
thedepartment. The ideal candidateswill have experience in civil
engineering, project management, managing ofoperations and
organization of a large division,with demonstrated supervisory and
leadership skills. The successful candidates will have a strong
working knowledge of the methods and techniques used in the design,
construction, maintenance, and operations of water, reclaimed
water, and wastewater projects. S/he must also be an effective
problem solver, able to lead with integrity, motivate others to
achievefavorable outcomes, and have successful experience in
continuous process improvement activities. Also essential is the
ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing; build
relationships with other County staff and consultants; and
represent the Department, Agency, and County in a highly
professional manner in all settings.
Engineering Manager I - $3,461.55 - $4,846.65 biweekly
Engineering Manager II - $3,783.68-$5,297.67 biweekly
Engineering Manager III - $4,190.98 - $5867.95 biweekly
EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE:Incumbents may be eligible for an
educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% based on completion of
an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required
for the classification.
Engineering Manager I, II, III areManagement classifications
andare not eligible for overtime compensation. Incumbents in this
classification are eligible for benefits at the MB3 level.
NOTE: If appointed at the lower level, incumbent may be promoted
to the higher level without further examination upon meeting the
minimum requirements, demonstrating satisfactory performance, and
in accordance with the business needs of the department.
Examples Of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Manages a major engineering program, project, or a section's
daily activities including scheduling staff and assignments;
setting work priorities; overseeing work; providing technical
support; coordinating section's work with other Public Works
sections, County departments/ agencies, and external governmental
- Researches, analyzes, and interprets information and data
necessary to manage projects and implement requirements and
implement requirements and develops plans associated with
- Acts as project engineer or project manager from initial design
to completion, including preparing standards and budget;
determining feasibility; assessing environmental impact;
negotiating with consultants and various governmental agencies;
administering contracts; ensuring federal, state, and county
standards and requirements are met; and closing out completed
- Reviews and/or approves plans and specifications, survey
records, and environmental documents submitted by contractors,
consultants, and other governmentaI agencies; issues or help to
obtain appropriate permits.
- Supervises, coordinates and reviews work prepared by
professional engineering/architectural consultants for public and
private development or related programs.
- Inspects project sites to assist in resolving difficult
problems; develops and interprets specifications and standards; and
initiates and reviews change orders.
- Assists in the development, implementation and achievement of
goals, objectives, policies, engineering, and/or surveying
standards and priorities; researches and identifies funding sources
- Represents the agency/department at meetings and conferences
with other governmental agencies, the public, community leaders,
special interest groups, contractors/consultants, and private
- Prepares, coordinates, and monitors budget for assigned area
and may develop and write proposals for grant applications;
administers grants; and prepares documentation for reimbursement of
federal and state funds.
- Responds verbally and in writing to inquiries from developers,
contractors, consultants, staff, members of the Board of
Supervisors, other governmental agencies, and the public.
- Assists with or supervises, hires, trains, counsels and
evaluates assigned staff; recommends or imposes management or
- Manage various program(s); maintain county asset inventory; and
monitor compliance conditions of approval for improvement
- Analyzes data; prepares or directs the preparation of records,
correspondence, reports, responses to outside claims, and/or
property surveys, legal descriptions, corner records, etc.
- Prepares or directs preparation of correspondence, reports,
responses to outside claims; uses database and other computer
- Performs other duties as assigned.
These are entrance requirements to the exam process and assure
neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE
Completion of a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, or
equivalent, and a minimum of four (4) years (for Engineering
Manager I) to six (6) years (for Engineering Manager II) and two
(2) years (for the Engineering Manager III) equivalent to an
Engineering Manager II of qualifying, progressively responsible
professional civil engineering experience, including at least one
year's experience as team leader of engineering and technical staff
or at least one year of public works project management experience,
Equivalency for the Bachelor's degree may include: California
certification as an Engineer-in-Training (Fundamentals of
Engineering) and four (4) years' civil engineering related
experience ORpossession of a Bachelor's degree in mechanical
engineering, environmental engineeringor a related engineering, and
three (3) years' civil engineering related experience
ORRegistration as a Civil Engineer in the State of California.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
- Must possess and maintain a current, valid California driver
- California registration as a Civil Engineer or a licenseis
- Intermediate to advanced computer skills using Microsoft Word,
PowerPoint, Excel, and maintenance management software
- Strong communication skills
- Familiarity with project budgeting principles
- Experience in reading and interpreting plans
- Ability to present to the Board of Supervisors or other
governing or advisory bodies includingcitizen advisory
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Thorough to comprehensive knowledge of:
- Principles, practices, and modern methodsand techniques of
civil engineering to plan, design, construction ofpublic
- Contract management techniques and be able to manage projects,
plan, monitor and approve work.
- Conducting independent project engineering.
- NPDES, CEQA, and applicable state, federal and local laws,
regulations, ordinances, etc., related to public works
- Principles and practices of administration, supervision, and
training; and supervise work of others.
Working ability to:
- Communicate clearly orally and in writing, to negotiate and
deal effectively with governmentofficials and contractors; making
presentations to regulatory, governmental and/or elected officials,
other governmental agencies, the public; maintainwork
- Prepare and monitor budgets.
Skilled in: computer software programs used in job duties.
Work is performed primarily in an office environment and may
include travel to and from construction and maintenance sites,
which may involve working near equipment or machinery on rough or
uneven surfaces, and exposure to dust, noise, chemicals, gas,
fumes, or heights. May occasionally be exposed to inclement or
hazardous conditions requiring moderate to heavy physical
activities. Recruitment Process
FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may
close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are
interested in it. Your application must be received by County of
Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00
p.m. on the closing date.
A first review of applications will be conducted 10 days from
the opening date.
To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at
www.ventura.org/jobs. If you prefer to fill out a paper application
form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and
submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South
Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.
Sufficient information must be provided under the Education/Work
experience portion of the application and supplemental
questionnaire, if applicable, to thoroughly and accurately
demonstrate your qualifications in order to determine eligibility.A
resume may be attached to supplement your responses in the above
sections; however, it may not be substituted in lieu of the
NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or
"civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively
similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that
position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service"
style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be
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SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE - qualifying:All applicants are
required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this
examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire
may be used throughout the examination process to assist in
determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for
the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may
result in theremoval from further consideration.
APPLICATION EVALUATION - qualifying: All applications will be
reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are
met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be
invited to continue to the next step in theexamination process.
TRAINING & EXPERIENCE EVALUATION:A Training and Experience
Evaluation (T&E) is a structured evaluation of the job
application materials submitted by a candidate, including the
written responses to the supplemental questionnaire. The T&E is
NOT a determination of whether the candidate meets the stated
requirements; rather, the T&E is one method for determining who
are the better qualified among those who have shown that they meet
the stated requirements. In a T&E, applications are either
scored or rank ordered according to criteria that most closely meet
the business needs of the department. Candidates are typically
scored/ranked in relation to one another; consequently, when the
pool of candidates is exceptionally strong, many qualified
candidates may receive a score or rank which is moderate or even
low resulting in them not being advanced in the process.
NOTE: The selection process will likely consist of an Oral Exam,
which may be preceded or replaced with the score from a Training
and Experience Evaluation (T&E), contingent upon the size and
quality of the candidate pool. In a typical T&E, your training
and experience are evaluated in relation to the background,
experience and factors identified for successful job performance
during a job analysis. For this reason, it is recommended that your
application materials clearly show your relevant background and
specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is also highly
recommended that the supplemental questions within the application
are completed with care and diligence.
Candidates successfully completing the examination process may
be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used
to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and
Fixed-term), Intermittent, and Extra Help vacancieswithin thePublic
Works Agency. Thereare currentlytwo (2) Regular vacancies within
the Water & Sanitation Department and one (1) vacancy within the
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough post offer,
pre-employmentbackground investigation which may include inquiry
into past employment, education, criminal background information,
and driving record may be required for this position.
For further information regarding this recruitment, please,
contactGloria Bauelosby email email@example.com or by
telephone at 805-654-3620.