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Principal Civil Utilities Engineer job in Woodland

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Organization:  City of Woodland
Job Category:  Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  California (CA)
City:  Woodland
Post Code:  95695
Salary and Benefits:  $8,035.57-$9,767.28 monthly



Salary: $8,035.57 – $9,767.28 mo. w/excellent benefits

The City is seeking an experienced utility engineering professional with excellent management, communication and leadership skills. The ability to work effectively with a broad range of City officials, employees, and community organizations and the public is a particularly important quality. The ideal candidate will be approachable, resourceful, and creative. The selected candidate will be a proactive and solution-oriented individual who can demonstrate a history of creative problem solving and effective planning for the future.

The selected candidate will oversee the City’s water, wastewater, storm and flood programs including the following projects:

Woodland’s participation in the $245 million Woodland Davis Surface Water Project including the implementation of associated local water projects and the future construction of Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) wells

$15 million Sewer treatment plant aeration upgrade as well as an additional $14 million in wastewater improvements over the next 5 years

Continued work towards completion of the Cache Creek Feasibility Study and future implementation of a flood solution for the north side of Woodland

The position will supervise a Senior Civil Engineer, an Associate Civil Engineer, a Senior Engineering Assistant and an Engineering Technician


Conduct and implement the most complex and technical engineering studies and projects related to, utilities, water supply, water distribution, water treatment, wastewater treatment, storm water, flood and wastewater collection structures and facilities projects. Research, analyze and make recommendations regarding major technical methodologies, practices and problems; research and prepare reports recommending the improvement of services and measures to improve efficiency of operations. May serve as the City Engineer, when assigned. Plan, develop, and oversee work of staff involved in activities related to assigned areas of responsibility. Evaluate operations and activities of assigned areas of responsibility; determine priorities; develop short and long range plans; implement improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities. Participate in budget preparation and administration for assigned areas of responsibility. Oversee the selection and management of consultant contracts related to assigned areas of responsibility. Manage and/or participate in the preparation of complex engineering studies and reports related to assigned areas of responsibility; oversee coordination of assigned areas of responsibility activities with other City departments, divisions, and sections, outside agencies, citizens, consultants, and developers. Provide staff support to a variety of City boards, City Council, commissions, committees, and industry specific boards, including making presentations and ascertaining direction, when appropriate, for implementation of approved recommendations. Participate in the selection of staff; coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed. Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, City employees, other public agencies, and the public using principles of good customer service. Regular, predictable, consistent and timely attendance is an essential function of the position, in that the failure of such attendance undermines the City’s ability to provide critical services to employees, department and the public.


Interpret and apply relevant codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations. Ensure compliance with CEQA, the Public Contract Code, and all applicable State, Federal, and local regulations codes, and standards related to assigned areas of responsibility. Stamp plans for in-house design work related to assigned areas of responsibility. Check plans for accuracy, suitability, and completeness; and direct revisions. Conduct special engineering studies relative to assigned area of responsibility; prepare appropriate reports and analysis. Manage development of infrastructure master plans. Prepare, write and present general correspondence, technical reports, statistical reports and Council Communications. Supervise, train, mentor and evaluate assigned staff. Serve as staff to a variety of City, County, regional and outside commissions, boards and committees as assigned. Perform related duties as assigned.



Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering is required.


Five (5) years of increasingly responsible and varied civil engineering experience including significant supervisory responsibilities, with at least two (2) years experience specifically related to water supply, water distribution, water treatment, wastewater treatment, storm water, flood and wastewater collection.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California and possession of a valid California Driver’s License, required upon hire.


Apply with a City of Woodland application by visiting www.cityofwoodland.org/employment or the Human Resources Office, City Hall, 300 First Street, Woodland, CA 95695. Supplemental questionnaire must be submitted with application to be considered. Résumés and cover letters are encouraged but will not be accepted in lieu of the application form. Postmarks will not be accepted.

This recruitment will close when the first 25 qualification applications are received.

The first review of applications is scheduled for July 16, 2013.

A panel interview is tentatively scheduled for the week of July 22, 2013.

Review Process: Based on the information provided in the application documents, the best qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical exam, oral interview or any combination thereof.

Applicants will be required to take and pass a medical examination by a City of Woodland physician to insure their physical suitability to perform the assigned duties. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least seven days prior to the event.


Retirement: CalPERS Retirement System (2% @ 60 Formula for current CalPERS members and 2% @ 62 Formula for new CalPERS members)

The City does not participate in social security

Deferred Comp: Choice of deferred compensation plans. City will match up to 2% of employee’s base salary

Medical: CalPERS Medical Insurance Plans, including HMOs & PPOs

City gives an allowance toward the cost of insurance

Dental/Vision: City paid Delta Dental and Medical Eye Services

STD/LTD: City paid wage protection for short and long term disabilities

Life Insurance: City provides $50,000 life insurance policy

Vacation: 7 hours per month during first 3 years of service

Sick Leave: 8 hours per month

Administrative Leave: 96 hours of leave time given each fiscal year

Holidays: 12.5 paid holidays (including two floating holidays)

Prof. Growth Incentive: $625/yr for additional educational or professional activities

The City of Woodland hires only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

The City of Woodland is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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