Jun 14, 2021

Civil Engineer

  • County of Monterey
  • Salinas, CA, USA
Full time Civil Engineer

Job Description

Position Description

Priority Screening Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Exam #: 19/41A20/10AR

All applications material must be received by the priority screening date for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be considered on an as needed basis until the position is filled.

The Resource Management Agency (RMA) has openings for State registered Civil Engineers responsible for performing a variety of professional duties including designing, planning, plan review, permitting, and/or construction in one or more of the following areas: sewer and environmental engineering; water engineering; construction and environmental regulation of private development; street, highway and transportation engineering; traffic engineering; and structural engineering.

The RMA was formed to optimize the County's delivery of land use related services. RMA has 26 distinct areas that are responsible for a wide range of important County functions, including constructing and maintaining public infrastructure, developing and enforcing land use policy and regulations, ensuring building regulations are met, conducting development review, developing capital projects and maintaining County facilities. The Resource Management Agency's organizational structure includes the following divisions: Land Use and Community Development, Parks, Public Works and Facilities, and Administrative Services.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis County-wide.

Examples Of Duties Paramount Duties Include

  • Performs the more complex, difficult and large-scale engineering design, planning, specification, feasibility analysis and calculations for public works related projects; functions as a department expert in assigned area of expertise.
  • Prepares conceptual designs and supervises detail design of project phases by other engineers.
  • Performs complex engineering analysis and studies; determines and implements courses of action for engineering projects, and maintenance or corrections to ensure integrity of public works facilities.
  • Coordinates unit activities with other functions of the department, other county departments, other agencies, contractors, consultants and the public.
  • Represents the unit to regulatory authorities, the general public, contractors and others; prepares and makes oral presentation to inform and guide on regulations, policies and procedures related to private developments.

To view the complete job description visit the Monterey County website:

The Successful Candidate

Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Working Knowledge Of

Supervisory principles and methods including work planning, organization, and delegation; employee counseling, performance appraisal, documentation, and discipline; and employee selection and development; Principles and practices of civil engineering including design, surveying, hydraulics, strength and properties of materials, stress analysis, calculations, physics, mechanics and structural analysis; Principles, methods, equipment and materials used in the design, construction, modification and maintenance of public works projects and facilities such as roads, bridges, and drainage systems; Environmental review and construction permit principles, procedures and documents; Basic administrative principles and methods including planning and monitoring expenses, contract development and management, and purchasing and requisitioning.

Skill And Ability To

Plan, organize and manage the work of professional and technical support staff, directly and through subordinate supervisors; Perform complex civil/public works engineering design, planning, specification, feasibility analysis, calculations, and studies; Analyze complex civil engineering problems, evaluate alternatives, and recommend and implement effective courses of action; Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other departments, other agencies, regulatory authorities, contractors and consultants, the public, and others encountered in the course of work; Prepare effective reports, correspondence and other written materials; Make effective oral presentations representing the department; Prepare expense projections, monitor expenses, and review and approve requisitions and purchase orders


An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is

Examples of Experience/Education/Training Any combination of training, education, and/or experience which provides for the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties listed above is qualifying.

Education: Equivalent to completion of a bachelor's degree in civil engineering at an accredited college engineering curriculum
Experience: Two years of experience at a level equivalent to Assistant Engineer at Monterey County.

Additional Information Conditions Of Employment Include

  • In accordance with Section 6730 of the California Business and Professions Code, possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers is required.
  • Specified positions may also require a valid California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.


Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the "X" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution prevail over this listing.

Application and Selection Procedures

Apply On-Line!
Our website: www.co.monterey.ca.us/personnel

Applications May Also Be Obtained From And Submitted To

Monterey County, Human Resources Department
Attn: Amy Rodriguez, Human Resources Analyst
1441 Schilling Place
Salinas, CA 93901
Email: rodrigueze3@co.monterey.ca.us | Phone: (831) 755-5337

A Complete Application Package Will Include

The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made. The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials.

  • A completed County of Monterey employment application
  • Responses to the supplemental questions

All application materials must be received by the priority screen date (Tuesday, February 18, 2020) for a guaranteed review. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.


As a condition of employment, prospective employees may be required to submit to a background review which may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of criminal conviction. Employees must have and show their Social Security Card on the first day of work. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary.

Monterey County is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-5337.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

We will consider candidates that require VISA transfer/sponsorship for this position.


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