The City of Laguna Beach is excited to announce that it is now accepting applications for the position of Assistant City Engineer in the Public Works Department. The Assistant City Engineer, while reporting to the City Engineer, administers and oversees several staff members and functions of the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department. Typical areas of involvement, expertise, and oversight for this position are in: engineering development review and permitting, traffic planning, masterplan management and oversight, storm drain planning and construction, planning, designing and constructing other public works projects.
Ideal Candidates Will Possess Experience:
Overseeing the development review process and other engineering functions
Managing the issuance and inspection of public works permits
Overseeing activities of traffic engineering projects and processes
Managing, and overseeing the management of, capital improvement project implementation
Assistant City Engineer Competency Profile:
Professional Integrity and Ethics
Professional and Technical Expertise
Political and Organizational Savvy
Legal and Regulatory Navigation
A complete City online application must be submitted by the close of the filing deadline of Monday, January 14, 2019 at 11:59 PM. Please ensure you upload the following documents to your application: resume or CV, cover letter, and five professional references.
Selection The selection process will include a structured panel interview, and may include other testing components designed to predict a candidate's success in this position. Those recommended for further evaluation will undergo a department interview with City executive staff.
Pre-Placement Selected candidates must successfully pass a police background check with the Laguna Beach Police Department, a fingerprint check with the State Department of Justice, and a pre-placement physical and drug test.
About Laguna Beach The City of Laguna Beach is a small town of picturesque beaches, hiking trails, a walkable downtown, and summer art festivals. Located in southwest Orange County, Laguna Beach occupies 8.84 square miles, has a population of 23,000 and welcomes six million visitors each year.
The City provides a full range of services, including recreational activities, cultural arts events, public works maintenance of streets and parks, transit operations, community development, administrative services, and police, fire, and marine safety protection.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Oversees public works permitting and development review functions
Oversees the management of the planning, design, and construction of capital improvement projects
Conducts presentations at various public meetings, including the Design Review Board, Planning Commission, and/or City Council
Administers and negotiates design and construction contracts
Manages budgets and expenses, and oversees project expenditures
Oversees activities of the Parking, Traffic, and Circulation Committee
Researches, reviews, prepares, and presents reports of varying nature to City Council, Boards, and Commissions
Provides concierge-level customer service to the public regarding public works issues both verbally and in writing
Supervises, trains, coaches, and evaluates to work of assigned professional engineering staff
Participates in strategic planning, setting and implementing policies, and prioritizing goals
Performs other related duties as required
Education: Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering or a closely related field.
Experience: Five years of professional civil engineering experience including design and construction contract administration of public works projects, review of private developments, and issuance of public works permits is required, along with at least two years of supervising professional engineering staff. Experience in traffic engineering and/or Capital Improvement Project preparation is desirable.
License/Certificate Requirements: Due to the performance of some field duties, which may require the operation of a personal or City vehicle, a valid California Driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required. A certificate of registration as a civil engineer (Professional Engineer license) in the State of California must be maintained as a condition of employment.
Required Knowledge & Abilities
Knowledge of: civil engineering practices and principles, legal implications and code regulations which affect a project, contract administration and CEQA requirements; traffic engineering practices and principles; budget and expense management; land development review and permitting; principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Ability to: plan, manage, and oversee multiple complex projects, as well as a professional and technical staff; stay abreast of new trends and best practices in the field of civil engineering; set appropriate priorities, meet deadlines and provide recommendations; communicate effectively with engineers, architects, consultants, building and business owners, contractors, the public and other City department personnel; write in a clear, concise, and effective manner.