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Engineering Manager I/II/III

Company: County of Ventura
Location: Ventura
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


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 agencies.
  • Researches, analyzes, and interprets information and data necessary to manage projects and implement requirements and implement requirements and develops plans associated with projects.
  • 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 projects.
  • 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 for projects.
  • Represents the agency/department at meetings and conferences with other governmental agencies, the public, community leaders, special interest groups, contractors/consultants, and private organizations.
  • 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 disciplinary action.
  • Manage various program(s); maintain county asset inventory; and monitor compliance conditions of approval for improvement projects.
  • 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 programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

These are entrance requirements to the exam process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.


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, are required.

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.


  • Must possess and maintain a current, valid California driver license.
  • California registration as a Civil Engineer or a licenseis required.


  • 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 committees

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough to comprehensive knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices, and modern methodsand techniques of civil engineering to plan, design, construction ofpublic facilities.
  • 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 projects.
  • 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 relationships.
  • Prepare and monitor budgets.

Skilled in: computer software programs used in job duties.

Supplemental Information:

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 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 application.

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 possible. If interested, please clickhere (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) for additional information.

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 Transportation Department.

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 or by telephone at 805-654-3620.

Keywords: County of Ventura, Ventura , Engineering Manager I/II/III, Other , Ventura, California

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