PRINCIPAL CIVIL ENGINEER Traffic & Transportation Division Public Works Department Recruitment #17-S01-001 Salary: $105,301.04 - $141,105.33/year
INTRODUCTION Are you a registered professional California civil engineer with a natural talent for managing projects and leading others? Do you have proven civil engineering experience in traffic and transportation operations? The City of Ventura is accepting applications for a Principal Civil Engineer vacancy on the collaborative Traffic and Transportation team in the Public Works Department. To be considered for this exciting career opportunity, apply online at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs. To learn more about the City of Ventura's Public Works Department, visit https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/189/Public-Works.
THE POSITION Under general direction, manages and oversees an assigned functional area/division in the Public Works Department or Ventura Water Department and performs difficult and responsible administrative, technical and civil engineering work related to the management and supervision of the design and delivery of major capital improvement projects, land development, real property management, strategic planning, traffic and transportation operations, construction contract management, or water and wastewater programs.
This is a broad classification with individual positions assigned to specific functional areas; this allows for flexibility and cross training; duties and assignments may overlap depending on the operational needs of the department and staffing levels. This position is designated as "at-will", serving at the pleasure of the appointing authority, and subject to discharge without cause and right of appeal.
An eligibility list is being established to fill a vacancy in the Traffic and Transportation Division in the Public Works Department, as well as future related full-time, part-time, or temporary vacancies in the Public Works Department or Ventura Water Department.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Has a strong background in traffic and transportation engineering
Has a team approach to problem solving
Understands the techniques of managing, scheduling and monitoring multiple projects simultaneously to ensure timely completion within budget.
Has a good track record of project management experience that clearly demonstrates ability to identify and resolve project issues
Has excellent oral and written communication skills
Is an experienced supervisor with proven ability to hire, train and evaluate staff
Works harmoniously and effectively with staff, contractors, public officials and the general public
Has proven experience in the planning, design and/or construction of municipal infrastructure such as streets, drainage, water and wastewater facilities
Is an effective representative in a wide-range of settings, organizations and stakeholder groups including environmental and regulatory agencies, technical committees, non-governmental organizations, and industry associations
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES Depending on program area of assignment, duties may include but are not limited to the following: Develops and implements comprehensive plans, goals, objectives, policies and priorities of the assigned functional area/division; Reviews current and proposed projects, work schedules, organizations and personnel programs. Prepares recommendations on a variety of public policy issues, procedural requirements, plans and ordinances. Studies, plans, develops, coordinates, cost estimates, and directs the design or construction of a wide variety of major municipal projects. Manages, schedules and monitors multiple projects, and tracks projects budgets. Manages the preparation of special studies, projects and reports. Prepares comprehensive engineering reports. Develops, prepares and presents budgets, reports, plans, presentations and supporting documentation. Coordinates long-range capital program and project funding with internal staff and local and regulatory agencies. Assists in the development of the Six Year Capital Improvement Plan including developing project descriptions, and preliminary budgets and schedules. Inspects project sites to solve difficult problems; interprets specifications and City policy and makes change orders. Plan checks, directs, and personally reviews difficult engineering designs, drawings, specifications and estimates for development of related projects. Reviews and interprets construction drawings and specifications; plans and conducts pre-construction activities. Processes progress payments, construction change orders and claims. Makes decisions and/or provides recommendations on design, land development or construction issues. Selects, supervises, trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff, including professional and paraprofessional personnel; and reviews work in progress; evaluates performance of assigned staff, serving as coach, mentor, facilitator and trainer for individuals and work teams. Coordinates activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies to obtain various approvals, agreements, and permits, such as transportation planning, environmental clearance, funding, land acquisitions, and right-of-way for assigned projects. Confers with property owners, contractors, architects, their representatives, and the general public concerning interpretation and application of City of department policies, rules and procedures, as well as traffic and transportation engineering and operations standards, street maintenance practices, and other related issues. Facilitates effective interactions with and among professional and technical staff and peers, elected officials, outside agency staff, citizens and other stakeholders to ensure that information is shared, opportunities to be involved are available, and informed consent among affected interests is attained where possible. Attends, participates, and represents the City on a variety of in-house and regional technical and planning committees. Conducts and/or participates in public hearings to explain program plans and solicit public input. Provides staff support and participates on City commissions, boards, and committees as needed. Resolves regulatory, implementation and interpersonal conflicts with individuals, groups and members of the public. Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive public complaints. Assists Department Head with activities, operations, and services related to budget, administration, staff development and operations. Develops work plans, goals and performance measures for assigned division. Responsible for division budgets, forecasting funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and services and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; and makes recommendations for allocations of resources to improve service delivery. Seeks and supports continual improvement related to program outputs. Performs related duties as assigned.
In Traffic and Transportation:Leads traffic and transportation planning, development, traffic safety, operations and maintenance. Reviews and analyzes community growth patterns, trends in land use, community needs and other factors in formulating recommendations with City policies, codes and regulations in relation to traffic and transportation needs. Manages preparation and implementation of the City's Citywide Mobility Plan to meet the transportation goals of the General Plan. Manages the implementation of a traffic signal timing model and other activities to increase safety and minimize transportation system delays for all users. Manages a parking management program including parking permits, parking meter systems, parking structure and lot improvements and coordinates with other divisions and departments on maintenance, operation and enforcement of all parking facilities and parking lot maintenance in the City. Acts as the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator to establish and manage programs that encourage and allow safe use of the transportation system by bicyclists and pedestrians. Manages staff that maintains all traffic control devices, traffic striping and markings, traffic signals, transit stop facilities and parking meter systems in the City. Manages the Citywide Street Lighting District. Responds to public complaints regarding traffic and transportation engineering and operational issues.
SELECTION PLAN Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method of application is on-line and you are highly encouraged to apply at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs. If you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours. Paper applications can be FAXed to (805) 648-4467, or mailed, or hand delivered to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; P.O. Box 99; Ventura, CA 93002. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents. The Eligibility List established may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City. Once your application has been submitted, all future correspondence from the City will be via e-mail. Please keep your contact information up-to-date and ensure that your email spam filter allows you to receive messages from firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also view notices send to you by the City in the "My Applications" tab at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs.
Department Selection Interview A select number of candidates will be invited to a department selection interview being held in January 2018, date to be determined.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS A combination of training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related field and five years of professional civil engineering experience which includes some project management experience and two years supervisory experience.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATES License: Depending on assignment, possession of a valid California Class C driver's license may be required. Certificates: Registration as a California Civil Engineer is required at time of appointment.
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