First review of applications will be November 14, 2018
The Community The City of Pico Rivera is a thriving community that offers opportunities to all who live and work in the City. The City boasts a population in excess of 63,000. Within the City's nine square miles, more than 120 developed acres are devoted to recreational facilities for the enjoyment of the community, including 100 acres of local parks.
The Department The Public Works Department is responsible for the engineering, permitting, maintenance and operation of the City's infrastructure, including: streets, sidewalks, roadway medians, alleys, public parking lots, traffic signals, etc. The Department also manages maintenance and public service programs such as graffiti abatement, tree trimming, street sweeping, trash and recycling services, parks and street maintenance, and utilities and facilities maintenance. In addition, the Department Manages a comprehensive 5 year capital improvement program that provides roadway rehabilitation, signal coordination, trail construction, etc.
The Position The Senior Engineer is responsible for assisting the City Engineer in planning, directing, supervising, and reviewing the activities of the Public Works Engineering Division; and to provide professional and technical staff assistance.
Under general direction, performs engineering work and/or plans, directs, and coordinates engineering activities relating to City public works engineering projects; to enforce Federal, State, and local regulations and codes; and to serve as Engineering Design/Construction section manager; and perform other related duties, as assigned.
This position will be required to work non-traditional hours including nights, early mornings, weekends, and holidays based on special events, council meetings, and commission meetings.
This recruitment will be utilized to establish an eligibility list that may be used to fill other current or future vacancies in this classification throughout the City.
The ideal candidate will have the competencies to perform the following duties and responsibilities:
Coordinate and review Public Works Engineering activities of consultants, contracted services, and City staff including engineering design, land development review, inspection and surveying, contract administration, traffic engineering, landscape architectural design, conduct facilities and equipment assessments.
Resolve work problems and interpret administrative policies to subordinates, other departments, and the public in coordination with the City Engineer.
Review plans of private contractors, make technical engineering decisions, and assist in the establishment of accurate technical criteria and standards.
Attend and participate in meetings and conferences with City Management, Department Representatives, Elected and Appointed Officials, Community Groups, and representatives of the County, and regional and State regulatory agencies of areas of assigned responsibilities upon direction of the City Engineer.
Assist in the preparation and administration of the capital improvement plan and budget and the Engineering Division's operating budget.
Respond to difficult citizen inquiries and complaints.
Participate in the hiring, training, and evaluation of employees; including those engaged in engineering and engineering support occupations. Provide technical guidance and review staff work in conjunction with projects and assignments.
Participate in the design, preparation and review of construction plans, site investigations, cost estimates, specifications and reports for the construction and/or improvement of public facilities.
Review operational procedures to ensure compliance with updated and applicable policies and quality control standards.
Prepare a variety of reports, correspondence, and special studies; including water, water quality BMPs, and various other engineering programs.
Develop and deliver presentations as directed.
Theories and principles of civil engineering and professional design standards; customer service techniques; safety procedures and practices; communication and public relations practices; pertinent laws and regulations; statutory reporting requirements; time management methods; conflict resolution methods; supervisory techniques; leadership techniques; work organization planning methods; budget preparation methods.
Depending upon position assignment, may require handling of complex field investigations and knowledge of general inspection and enforcement practices.
Modern principles and practices of civil engineering as related to the variety of projects in public works engineering, survey and inspection methods, practices and techniques, construction and materials and approved safety standards as related to structural design, specifications and inspection.
Public works projects such as street, highway, water, and construction practices, and management.
Legal implications and code requirements which will affect various projects.
City government and issues of concern to developers, property owners, contractors, private engineers, and others when dealing with the City on engineering matters.
Varied and alternative financing mechanisms for public works projects, including municipal finance principles, federal and state funds for capital improvement projects
Use of a personal computer/laptop; perform mathematical computations.
Depending upon position, assignment may require proficiency in specialized software programs; operate a vehicle and equipment safely.
Depending upon position assignment, proficiency in a designated second language is desired.
Organize and prioritize multiple tasks; analyze and solve problems; research and interpret data; interpret laws and regulations; interpret standards and practices; demonstrate effective interpersonal skills; use conflict resolution techniques; tracking and writing techniques; give effective oral and public presentations; follow oral and written instructions; work with minimal supervision; use project, records and time management techniques; initiate and complete performance evaluations; write reports; comply with required regulations; delegate tasks and manage projects; maintain confidentiality of non-public records; and demonstrate effective leadership skills.
Interpret plans and specifications; assist with budget preparation; represent the City at functions.
Manage capital improvement projects is desirable.
Develop comprehensive plans to meet future City needs and services.
Plan organize, and carry out studies and analysis.
Prepare clear, complete, and technically accurate reports, correspondence, analytical studies and other written materials using standard office and computer equipment.
Analyze data, develop recommendations based on findings, and reach sound and defensible conclusions.
Operate an office computer and a variety of word processing, data management and other software applications such as Microsoft Office and Autocad.
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or a related field; college coursework/extension classes. Master's degree is desired.
Depending upon position assignment, may require supervisory and managerial training.
Five years of related experience to duties; leadership and public contact experience are required.
Depending upon position assignment, may require supervisory experience. Budget/policy experience is desirable.
Licenses and Certifications:
Professional Engineer in civil engineering issued by the State of California is required. Additional professional engineering certification is desirable.
Requires a valid Class C driver's license and an acceptable driving record.
TESTING: Oral Interview: 100%
FINAL FILING DATE: This recruitment will continuously accept applications until the position has been filled. A first round candidate screening will occur on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. A fully completed City application and supplemental questionnaire will be rated for those qualifications most needed to perform the duties of the job. The more qualified candidates will be referred to the next step. Upon conditional offer the selected candidate will be subject to background and reference checks and will be required to satisfactorily complete a post-offer physical examination including a drug screen.
For more information regarding this recruitment, please email Shelley Glasman, Human Resources Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Pico Rivera is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
About City of Pico Rivera
Pico Rivera is a thriving community that offers opportunities to all who live, work and relax in the City. Situated on the eastern edge of the Los Angeles basin and the southern edge of the area known as the San Gabriel Valley, Pico Rivera is approximately 13 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.
Formed through the merging of two historic communities, Pico and Rivera, the City was officially incorporated in January 1958 as the 61st city in Los Angeles County. Originally an agricultural area, the community evolved into a residential and industrial area following the end of World War II.
Pico Rivera is governed by a Council-Manager form of government. The voters of Pico Rivera elect a five-member City Council, which in turn appoints a City Manager to carry out its policies and serve as the administrative head of the city organization. As the City’s chief administrator, the City Manager is responsible for overseeing City employees who implement all of the City's programs, services and projects, with the exception of police, fire and library services, which are provided through contracts with the County of Los Angeles.
Within the City’s nine square miles, more than 120 acre...s are devoted to recreational uses, including just under 100 acres of local parks. Find out more information about City Parks and Other Recreational Facilities.
A variety of regional entertainment and sporting venues, along with beach and mountain areas, are located within easy driving distance. The local housing stock, seventy percent of which is owner-occupied, has been expanded in recent years with the addition of several newer housing developments.
Elementary and high school students in the community are served by the El Rancho Unified School District and Montebello Unified School District, with a number of universities and colleges in Los Angeles and Orange counties providing a range of opportunities for higher education.
Industrial and commercial uses continue to be attracted to Pico Rivera, thanks in large part to the easy access provided by three freeways, major railroads and the close proximity of world-class port and airport facilities.
Since its incorporation more than 50 years ago, the City has embraced progress while honoring its heritage. As the community looks forward to the next 50 years, several recent and pending projects will help ensure Pico Rivera continues to be a great place to live, work and play. These include the recently completed projects such as the Passons Boulevard railroad underpass project, the new Pico Rivera Library on Mines Avenue and the completion of the Parks Renovation project, which provided much-needed improvement and expansion of city parks and recreational facilities throughout the community.