• Full Time
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • $114,550.00 - $139,234.00 Annually USD / Year

City of Santa Rosa


Join a knowledgeable and motivated team who take pride in doing quality work!

The City of Santa Rosa is committed to building a workforce reflective of our community and establishing a lasting culture of equity and belonging within our organization.  Our collective talents and expertise contribute to high-quality public services that support a vibrant, resilient, and inclusive City for our community and visitors.  We celebrate a diverse workforce and welcome all qualified candidates to apply.

The Benefits of City Employment
In addition to offering a rewarding work environment, opportunity for career growth, and an excellent salary, the City of Santa Rosa provides a generous suite of benefits, including retirement through CalPERS, a competitive leave accrual package, your choice between health plans, and top of the line employer paid (free to you) vision and dental coverage. More information regarding benefits associated with this position can be found on our Miscellaneous Employee Benefits page and in MOU 6.

Additional benefits include: Flexible schedule (9/80) available with management approval
11 paid holidays annually, plus 1 to 3 ‘floating holidays’ per year, depending on start date and years of service
$500 annually for wellness
Opportunity for up to 50% remote after successful completion of probation
The Successful Candidate will:

Possess a certificate of registration as a professional engineer in civil engineering in the State of California prior to employment
Have experience in the design and construction of public and/or private infrastructure
Have a keen interest in public service
Be able to focus their engineering, technical, and communication skillsets to optimize how our department manages the repair and replacement of infrastructure
Work effectively in collaboration with a team, as well as independently

The Position:
We are currently seeking Associate Civil Engineers to work collaboratively with our talented, Capital Projects Engineering interdisciplinary team to strategically execute a broad array of engineering efforts from planning concept to Notice of Completion.

This is a professional engineering class in the civil engineering series requiring registration. Positions in the class are normally filled by advancement from the class of Assistant Engineer, or, when filled from the outside, require prior advanced technical or professional engineering work experience. An Associate Civil Engineer is expected to complete complex engineering assignments requiring the use of judgment and initiative in developing solutions to problems, interpreting general policies, and determining work assignments. With a goal for sustainable infrastructure, Associate Civil Engineers and Assistant Engineers in the Capital Projects Engineering (CPE) Division perform a range of engineering tasks to design and construct public works, utilities and related projects for a wide range of Departments within the City of Santa Rosa. The CPE Division is comprised of a diverse, dedicated team of Engineers, Engineering Technicians, Surveyors, and administrative support staff whose scope ultimately includes projects to rehabilitate, upgrade, and expand virtually all aspects of the City’s infrastructure – from transportation projects and bridge projects (including the 101 pedestrian overpass), to facilities projects (including interior remodels, Emergency Operation Centers, fire stations, community centers), to creek restoration projects, to water and wastewater infrastructure projects, and everything in between.  The City is exploring and excited about Design-Build project delivery as an alternative delivery strategy.  Capital Projects at the City of Santa Rosa are primarily funded through sewer and water rates, gas taxes, development fees, storm water utility revenue, and grants, as well as other transportation-related Federal, State, and local funding sources.

We have multiple vacant positions to be filled and aim to create a diverse engineering team to manage the upcoming project load.  If you would like to be a member of our team, we warmly welcome your application.

To see a brochure regarding Engineering Services with the City of Santa Rosa, please click HERE.
The Selection Process

Please complete a thoughtful, thorough Supplemental Questionnaire submission. As part of the selection process, your responses to these questions will be scored using criteria specific to this position. Incomplete responses, minimal or generic responses, or responses such as “See Resume” can result in disqualification from the selection process.

The selection process will include a minimum qualifications assessment, an application and supplemental questionnaire review, followed by department selection interviews.  An eligibility list will be established as a result of this selection process and may be used to fill the current vacancy as well as any future vacancies.

Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer is contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter.

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Human Resources at 707-543-3060.

The City of Santa Rosa is nestled in the center of famous Sonoma Wine Country, located just 55 miles north of San Francisco and 30 miles east of the Pacific Ocean with a population of approximately 180,000. Santa Rosa serves as the County seat and the center of trade, government, commerce, and medical facilities for the North Bay. The surrounding area is home to over a hundred wineries and vineyards and many beautiful parks and recreational facilities, including golf courses. Santa Rosa is in the center of a nationally recognized cycling area. We boast many attractions associated with large cities, including a symphony, performing arts center, theater productions and internationally recognized restaurants, yet still retain the warmth and small town feel of decades past. Santa Rosa has been named one of the 50 greenest cities in the United States with one of the top five mid-sized downtowns in California.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Duties:
The following duties are considered essential for this job classification:

Assist in the solution of complex technical problems
Review work completed by assigned staff
Review reports and check plans for conformance with design standards, codes and regulations
Investigate field conditions affecting property owners, contractors and maintenance operations
Respond to inquiries and complaints from the public by mail, over the telephone, and/or at a public counter
Make field inspections of buildings and/or utility, drainage, and street infrastructure under construction to insure proper execution of critical structural phases as designed and shown on the approved plans or otherwise required by applicable special provisions, design standards, codes and ordinances
Sign and stamp civil engineering documents including studies, reports, plans and specifications
Make field investigations of existing improvements, buildings and infrastructure and prepare reports based on findings
Administer contracts for construction projects
Supervise and participate in the preparation of plans and specifications for the construction of water, sewer, sewage treatment, street, storm drain, bicycle/pedestrian, traffic signal, creek restoration and other public infrastructure projects
Perform complex calculations and prepare estimates of time and material costs
Prepare estimates and feasibility reports for new or modified services and structures
Prepare special engineering studies and reports
Coordinate utilities activities with other City departments, divisions and sections and with outside agencies
Coordinate public information and/or education programs related to assigned projects
Make presentations to the City Council, Board of Public Utilities, and to various other boards and commissions
Develop and revise design and construction standards for public infrastructure
Research project design requirements
Assign investigation, design, AutoCAD, and drafting tasks to technical staff
Supervise, train and evaluate assigned technical staff
Collect field samples for testing and analyze test results
Order survey, mapping and data collection
Research publications and industry information sources related to assigned projects
Serve as staff to a variety of City commissions, boards and committees on public works or utility matters
Perform related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
Associate Civil Engineer
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of civil and structural engineering as applied to public works, utilities, or building construction projects; methods, materials and techniques used in the construction of public works, utilities or building construction projects; modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding engineering; City engineering policies and procedures; and effective problem solving techniques. Depending on assignment area, qualifications may include knowledge of principles and practices of engineer’s cost estimating, the Subdivision Map Act and principles of the subdivision of land, and/or engineering design principles, practices and methods with emphasis on hydraulics and sanitary engineering.

Ability to:  Make complex engineering computations, including estimating time and materials costs; check, design and supervise the preparation of engineering plans and studies; communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; use and care for engineering and drafting instruments and equipment; perform complex professional engineering work with a minimum of supervision; and effectively resolve work-related problems. In addition, some assignments require the ability to make effective presentations to groups.

Experience and Education: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience – Sufficient engineering experience comparable to the level of an Assistant Engineer in the City of Santa Rosa to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed on the job description; Education- Equivalent to a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or a related field. Required License(s): This classification requires the use of a personal or City vehicle while conducting City business. In order to drive, individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely and must possess a valid, Class C, California motor vehicle operator’s license.

Professional Registration: Possession of, or ability to obtain prior to appointment, a certificate of registration as a professional engineer in civil engineering in the State of California is required.

Additional Information
Working conditions for positions in this classification vary depending on department and division or section assignment. In all assignments, incumbents communicate orally with others, both face to face and using the telephone, in order to respond to inquiries and complaints from customers and when conducting project-related public education activities. All assignments require incumbents to read and interpret construction drawings, such as improvement plans, maps and/or blueprints; to sit or stand for extended periods of time with the ability to move about at will; and to review and/or check the work products of others when preparing, reviewing, checking and interpreting plans and/or construction drawings. Incumbents frequently use a terminal or personal computer keyboard, which requires repetitive arm/hand movement, to prepare written materials such as construction specifications, engineering reports, e-mail messages, City Council packages and other correspondence, and when performing design functions using AutoCAD. Incumbents communicate orally in a group setting while conducting project-related public meetings and making presentations to the City Council or other groups. All assignments also require incumbents to walk over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces when investigating field conditions, performing field inspections, and/or collecting field samples for testing; and to use calibrated instruments to measure distances for plans and/or maps.

Incumbents prepare charts, graphs, maps or similar objects when preparing schedules or sketching details for customers. Also in these assignments, incumbents observe or monitor data to comply with design, construction and safety standards, as when reviewing engineering calculations for compliance with standard practice or when reviewing technical reports on hazardous materials sites; and estimate labor or material costs from work plans in order to prepare design and construction cost estimates and/or to prepare budgets. On construction sites during field inspections, incumbents in these assignments hear and respond to vehicle backup alarms; observe or monitor objects or people to ensure compliance with safety standards, such as when checking trench shoring and use of vests and hardhats; and work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements. These assignments also require incumbents to discriminate among colors when preparing and/or reading maps with colors as the legend and when reviewing AutoCAD drawings; and to climb ladders or steps, use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body, and coordinate movement of more than one limb simultaneously when conducting field investigations or inspections.

The City of Santa Rosa is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

The City does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment. Requests for reasonable accommodations needed to participate in the recruitment process may be made by submitting a Request for Reasonable Accommodation Form within five (5) business days of being noticed that an event requiring accommodation is occurring. You may also contact the Human Resources Department at (707) 543-3060 or jobs@srcity.org.

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