The San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency is seeking qualified candidates for the position Director of Engineering Services. This position works under the administrative direction of the Executive Director. The Director of Engineering Services will be responsible for the successful execution of civil engineering work in connection with SJAFCA's flood risk reduction and flood management projects with multi-benefit opportunities. The position involves planning, scheduling, funding, directing, coordinating and controlling all aspects of the work, including coordination with other disciplines as well as internal and external agencies to ensure coherent project execution. As a member of SJAFCA's Management Team, the Director of Engineering Services carries out the directions of the SJAFCA Board of Directors in support of the SJAFCA Executive Director. Serving as the primary liaison between SJAFCA and the agencies/contractors working on current and future projects, the Director of Engineering Services will have responsibility for ensuring the projects team of staff and consultants are successful in meeting their project deadlines and deliverables. This position is classified as an “Exempt” position under the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The Ideal Candidate will have:
• Exceptional interpersonal skills; able to work effectively and collaboratively with numerous internal and external stakeholders including elected officials, community leaders, resource agencies, environmental advocacy organizations, development and business communities, educational institutions, and others, as necessary. • Effective leadership qualities. • A passion for public service. • Creativity and flexible thinking. • Proven ability as a self- starter; comfortable working independently with general oversight/ direction. • Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational skills. • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal; comfortable presenting in a public forum and delivering technical information in an understandable format. • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work in a team-oriented environment. • A personal of exceptional character, with very high ethical standards, who naturally earns the confidence and trust of others. • Proven ability to employ organizational policies and procedures. • Savvy technology skills.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
QUALIFICATIONS - Any combination of education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be: Education: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college/university with major course work in civil engineering, or a closely related field. Experience: Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in civil engineering, two (2) of which were in a management/supervisory capacity. A solid understanding of flood protection system design with experience in dealing with State and Federal regulatory agencies is highly desirable. Certification: Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) certification in civil engineering, as issued by the California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. Driver License: Possession of a valid California driver's license, Class C, or higher, is required.
Additional Salary Information: Actual salary will be dependent on the qualifications of the successful candidate.
About San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency
Formed in 1995 as a Joint Powers Authority, SJAFCA was created to prevent the possible de-accreditation of levees protecting the City of Stockton and the surrounding areas in the County. In an amazingly brief time, SJAFCA was able to fund and implement a Flood Protection Restoration Project bringing the levees back to 100-year protection. Since the passage of Senate Bill 5 requiring that urban areas in the Central Valley obtain 200-year level of flood protection, SJAFCA’s mission has been renewed and expanded. In 2017, the Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement signed in 1995 was expanded to include the Cities of Lathrop and Manteca as well as the City of Stockton and San Joaquin County. SJAFCA now has a nine-member Board of Directors with one (1) member of the San Joaquin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District; one (1) member of the Board of Supervisors of the County; two (2) members from Stockton City Council; two (2) members from Lathrop City Council; two (2) members from Manteca City Council; and one (1) member of the public appointed by the Board. Although its jurisdiction and size of the Board has expanded, the mission remains “to study, plan and implement flood p...rotection projects, reducing the risk to people, structures and our economy. To accomplish this mission, SJAFCA coordinates and partners with local, State and Federal agencies.” With recent federal authorization of the Lower San Joaquin River project, SJAFCA, in collaboration with the State and Federal partners, is embarking on a number of growing capital improvement projects and continuing studies to reduce the overall flood risk in the Stockton metropolitan area and Mossdale Basin. A high risk of flooding from levee failure threatens the safety of people, property and critical infrastructure throughout the area.