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Civil Engineer

Salary: $34.77-$42.45 hourly / $6,047-$7,382 monthly / Range: 6448

DEFINITION: Under direction, performs complex professional civil engineering work, which may include supervision of an engineering staff; and performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Civil Engineer is distinguished from the Civil Engineering Associate III by the former's attainment of a registration as a professional civil engineer designation from the State of California and from a Civil Engineering Associate II by the responsibility for performing the more complex and difficult assignments which may include supervisory responsibility. The Civil Engineer is further distinguished from the Civil Engineer Manager or Specialist by the latter's overall responsibility for a major engineering phase, function, or division, or for a specialty with the department.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Designs bridges, flood control structures, and similar public works facilities; supervises a staff of professional and sub-professional personnel in the planning, design, preparation of drawings, plans, specifications, contractor's bids, and estimates for a variety of public works structures; plans, designs, and supervises the installation of hydrologic telemetry systems; serves as resident engineer for contract administration of bridge construction projects and more complex road construction projects; coordinates contract administration work for the Public Works Department; coordinates final preparation of road contract plans; writes specifications and sets up bid and construction schedules for county road contracts; reviews proposed residential, commercial, and public developments in county to plan proper road location, and represents the Transportation Director at Planning Commission hearings; programs departmental computers to solve engineering problems; plans and supervises the activities of a materials testing laboratory involved in testing and analysis of a variety of materials, and investigation and evaluation of soils reports; performs difficult engineering work in cost analysis, research, or other specialized technical studies; conducts hydrologic and hydraulic analyses such as reservoir and ground-water-yield studies and rainfall-runoff, open-channel and pipe flow analyses; gathers data, devises solutions, and prepares engineering and economic reports and recommendations.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Graduation from college in civil engineering and possession of a Professional Civil Engineer registration in the State of California, and:

1. Three years of increasingly responsible professional civil engineering experience; or,
2. one year of experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Civil Engineering Associate II with Santa Barbara County; or,
3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid California Driver License.

Knowledge of: the principles and practices of civil engineering and the ability to apply them to the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of roads, flood control, and other public works facilities; the materials, methods, and equipment used in the construction of public works.

Ability to: analyze facts and to exercise independent judgement; coordinate, train, and supervise the work of subordinates; prepare correspondence and reports; establish and maintain effective work relations with colleagues, representatives of other public and private organizations, and with the public.

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