Salary: $40.38-$49.30 hourly / $7,023-$8,574 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general direction to perform complex,
professional civil engineering work requiring advanced engineering
knowledge in a specialized area such as bridge or traffic design;
and performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Civil Engineer - Specialist is
distinguished from the Civil Engineer Associate III by the degree of
specialized knowledge and originality of thinking required to
complete assignments. The Civil Engineer - Specialist is
distinguished from the Civil Engineer - Manager by the latter's
overall responsibility for a major engineering division in the
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Designs bridges, flood control structures and
similar public works facilities; reviews the work of professional,
subprofessional and clerical staff assigned to assist in the
planning, design and preparation of drawings, plans, specifications,
bids and estimates on specific projects; serves as resident engineer
for contract administration of complex projects; acts as County
Traffic Engineer reviewing construction plans from traffic flow and
control standpoint; represents the department at meetings and
conferences with other agencies and with private organizations;
prepares engineering and budgetary reports and recommendations.
1. Minimum of four years of increasingly responsible experience in
professional civil engineering; or,
2. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides
the required knowledge and abilities.
Registration as a professional civil engineer in the State of
California is required. Initial appointment may be based on existing
registration in another state with ability to obtain California
registration within twelve months of appointment.
Knowledge of: the principles and practices of civil engineering and
the ability to apply them to the planning, design, construction and
maintenance of transportation and other public works facilities.
Ability to: prepare correspondence and reports; analyze facts and
exercise independent judgement; establish and maintain effective
working relations; deal effectively with representatives of other
organizations and with the public.