The City of Glendora seeks a highly motivated and experienced professional who is dedicated, knowledgeable and can provide excellent customer service as the new Civil Engineering Assistant. The new CEA will be focused primarily on water systems projects and committed to best practices of engineering principles, project design and administration. The ideal incumbent will be experienced and adept in designing water lines and water improvement plans in an aging infrastructure and easily able to establish and maintain successful working relationships with field from various City Departments/Divisions, Corresponding Supervisors and/or Managers, and contractors in the field. An Engineering In Training (EIT) certificate, experience with a Water Utility, and/or experience with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is DESIRABLE but not required. A Bachelor’s Degree is HIGHLY DESIRABLE.
If you are energized and enthusiastic about working on a collaborative team and charged by creatively solving design problems under leadership that encourages creative solutions and you are committed to serving residents of this community, then we invite your application!
Under limited supervision, performs a variety of field and office sub-professional civil engineering work; plans, designs, and reviews the construction of public works, water, traffic, and subdivision projects; performs technical studies; performs related duties as required.
Some of the typical duties of the Civil Engineering Assistant include but are not limited to, the following:
Performs contract administration of public works projects including the technical review and approval of project plans, designs, and construction; evaluates public works project proposals and recommends award of contract.
Prepares plans, maps, and designs for streets, sewers, storm drains, water distribution systems, street lighting, landscaping, street improvement, and other capital improvement projects; prepares specifications and cost estimates for a variety of public works projects.
Performs inspections of construction projects; makes field inspections of existing structures to determine adequacy and estimate stabilizing requirements; meets with contractors to resolve items of non-compliance.
Investigates complaints, conducts technical studies and prepares reports and recommendations related to civil engineering projects, such as traffic, transportation, capital improvement projects, and other specialized studies.
Reviews and approves proposed residential, commercial, and industrial developments by checking site plans and tentative and final subdivision maps for compliance with appropriate regulations; prepares conditions of approval; advises public on city standards and processes for acquiring appropriate permits.
Conducts field surveys and operates a variety of survey equipment; measures distances and establishes elevations; prepares survey reports.
Prepares traffic engineering reports; supervises the collection and management of traffic data; conducts traffic studies; investigates complaints of traffic safety issues and makes recommendations.
Prepares and maintains a variety of maps related to the water distribution system; prepares required reports on water quality; performs hydrant flow tests and calculations; assists the Water Division Supervisor with a variety of water systems related issues.
May assist in directing the work of Engineering Aides and Technicians who are in training; leads the work of same as required.
For a complete job description, applicants may go to the City’s website at www.cityofglendora.org or contact the Human Resources & Risk Management Department.
Education and/or Experience
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be an Associate’s degree or equivalent with major work in civil engineering or closely related field, and three years of progressively responsible professional experience in civil engineering or a closely related field.
Knowledge and Skill Levels
Considerable knowledge of engineering principles and practices as applied to public works, including planning and development, design, and construction; methods and techniques utilized in the preparation of public works project designs and related plans, specifications, and cost estimates; related federal and state laws, ordinances, and regulations. Working knowledge of the methods and techniques of supervision.
Possession of or ability to obtain a Class C California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.
Possession of an EIT certificate is desirable.
SELECTION PROCESS: All applications will be reviewed and evaluated. Those candidates who are determined to be best qualified based upon the information presented on the application materials will be invited to continue in the selection process which may include a qualifying written or performance evaluation and will include an interview weighted 100%.
CLOSE DATE: July 30, 2019
TENTATIVE INTERVIEW DATE: August 8, 2019
APPLY ONLINE AT: www.CalOpps.org. A completed online employment application is required and must be submitted at www.calopps.org. Incomplete, late, emailed, faxed, and hard copy applications are not accepted. Resumes are not considered in lieu of the required employment application available at CalOpps. Certificates, resumes, and cover letters must be uploaded with your application on the CalOpps website. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please notify the Human Resources & Risk Management Department in advance if you require special accommodations to participate in any phase of the selection process.
About City of Glendora
Glendora is nestled at the base of the scenic San Gabriel Mountains, in the eastern portion of Los Angeles County. Located approximately 27 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Glendora offers convenient access to major commercial, cultural, educational and recreational areas in Southern California.Founded in 1887, Glendora was officially incorporated as a City in 1911. The City remained a small citrus-producing community until the late 1950s, when agriculture gave way to large scale residential development.Today, more than 50,000 residents enjoy Glendora's excellent public and private schools, lush parks, comprehensive community services and one of the lowest crime rates in Los Angeles County.Glendora's diversified business community ranges from the downtown "Village," where personalized service is provided by several owner-operated retail stores, to corporate headquarters of major U.S. and international firms--including Rain Bird Sprinkler Manufacturing Company and the National Hot Rod Association.Glendora is also one of Southern California's most attractive residential communities, with a variety of homes, from cozy turn-of-the-century cottages to prestigious executive hillside esta...tes.Quality education, both public and private, is yet another shining attribute of the Glendora community. According to 2015-16 State testing results, Glendora High School students scored 20 percent higher than State averages in reading, writing and math. In addition, a recent graduate follow-up survey showed that approximately 96 percent of Glendora High School graduates go on to higher education.From tree lined neighborhood streets and quaint downtown Village shops to the modern architecture of the Financial Way business center, Glendora is a haven from the fast pace of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Welcome to Glendora, the "Pride of the Foothills."Sister Cities