Department of Public Works The Department of Public Works seeks a result-oriented and innovative engineer to serve out the Department's mission to provide the highest quality public works services to the residents of Santa Clara, the development community, and our customers in a responsible and efficient manner. The ideal candidate will have engineering experience, excellent project management skills, and a strong oral and written communication background. Additionally, experience working in a team environment on significant projects, including working collaboratively with developers, contractors, technicians, field staff, outside agency staff, and the general public is essential to success in this position. The Department has focus areas that include Engineering Services and Operations and Maintenance. Engineering Services is comprised of five divisions: Administration, Traffic, Design, Land and Property Development, and Field Services. For more information about the Department of Public Works please visit the department website.
The Department of Public Works is interested in developing a list of qualified applicants to fill two current positions available within the Traffic and Design divisions, as well as future vacancies in other divisions.
The Positions One opportunity is within the Traffic Division and will require experience in the delivery of capital improvement projects, traffic engineering, operating and maintaining the City’s traffic signals and beacons within the City, and completing traffic engineering studies related to public requests. A qualified candidate will have experience in the following areas: (1) creating plans, specifications, and estimates for traffic improvement projects, (2) reviewing and approving traffic control plans, traffic materials, and traffic designs for developer improvement and other capital projects (3) completing traffic engineering studies for sight distance, intersection control, and traffic calming, (4) calculating and implementing signal timing parameters, (5) maintaining traffic signal and beacon infrastructure, and (6) supervising staff to complete work demands.
A second opportunity is within the Design Division and will require experience in capital improvement projects programming, administration, and management for various city infrastructure improvement programs, including pavement, roadway/traffic signals, storm drain, sanitary sewer, parks, Fire and Police facilities, libraries, and other public facilities. The Design Division also coordinates with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the Community Rating System (CRS) program to maintain the City’s Class 7 rating. Finally, as part of infrastructure management, the Design Division leads efforts to prepare master plans for sanitary sewer and storm drain infrastructure.
Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the m ost qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test. Candidates must attain a passing score on the examination process to qualify for the Eligible List. A department interview will be required prior to the appointment.
Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. PERMANENT CITY EMPLOYEES PREFERENCE POINTS: Current permanent employee candidates who receive a passing score on the examination will have an additional five (5) points added to his/her final score. **Additional Information: You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write “see resume or personnel file.”). To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, and 3) answer the Supplemental Questions. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets maybe submitted online through the “Apply Now” feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov. Applications must be submitted by the filing deadline of Friday, September 16, 2022 at 4:00 PM.
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EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Qualifications • A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from a college or university that is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in civil engineering office and field work performing professional level engineering work, and
Possible Substitutions • A Master's Degree in any branch of Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of experience
LICENSES& CERTIFICATION • Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at time of appointment and for duration of employment • Registration as a Civil Engineer in the State of California is required at time of appointment and for duration of employment • Other licenses and certificates directly related to the Civil Engineering field (e.g. Geotechnical Engineer, Traffic Engineer, Structural Engineer, Land Surveyor, Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Developer (QSD), Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Practitioner (QSP))is desirable • Current city employees appointed to Senior Civil Engineer prior to September 1, 2015 are waived of the required Registration as a Civil Engineer in the State of California
OTHER REQUIRMENTS • Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment • May be required to work shifts, weekends, and odd and unusual hours in the performance of duties and emergency situations
The City of Santa Clara is a "full service" city – one of only a few communities in the Bay Area that has its own police, fire, library, recreation, and electric, water, and sewer utilities, as well as all of the other departments and civic amenities expected in a thriving community. Santa Clara is a family-oriented and business-friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award- winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering public trust. Located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail, and other public transportation.