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Tehama County Public Works

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

Salary: $39.73 – $48.30 Hourly | $3,178.40 – $3,864.00 Biweekly

REMINDER: Requires a registered Professional Engineer License within the United States. Must obtain a registered Professional Engineer License issued by the State of California within one (1) year from date of hire.


Performs various professional field and office engineering work related to the management, planning, design, construction, and maintenance of County public works projects and daily departmental operations; provides project management and administration; confers with developers, contractors, and representatives of other agencies regarding facility and infrastructure development; provides oversight of professional services and construction contracts; provides assistance to the higher-level, professional engineers and department management in areas of expertise; performs a variety of studies and prepares and presents staff reports; and performs related work as required.


  • Plans, designs, and inspects various phases of civil engineering public works construction projects, including defining the scope of the project; performing historical document research and review; surveying; and engineering analysis of alternatives.
  • Performs map and field studies, surveys, drafts site plans with specialized computer software, applies engineering principles and practices to specific problems, coordinates construction schedules with other projects and agencies, prepares and reviews cost estimates, and inspects construction of projects to ensure compliance with construction documents.
  • Reviews construction plans prepared by consulting engineers and private contractors to verify compliance with County improvement requirements; checks plans for conformance with regulations.

In addition to the duties listed above:

  • Signs and stamps plans, specifications, and cost estimates;
  • Acts as Resident Engineer on capital improvement construction projects;
  • Performs supervisory responsibility for engineering functions and activities


Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: 

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in civil engineering or a related technical field
  • Three (3) years of professional engineering design, plan review, and project administration experience, preferably in a public agency setting

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.


  • Requires a valid California driver’s license or the ability to obtain a valid California driver’s license within one (1) month from date of hire.
  • Requires a registered Professional Engineer License within the United States. Must obtain a registered Professional Engineer License issued by the State of California within one (1) year from date of hire

Recruitment Information

How To Apply: Visit and search for the job title to apply online.

The department currently has one (1) vacancy.
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Civil Engineer, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.
Please submit ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For questions about this recruitment, contact: 

Anne Coelho, Administrative Assistant

530-385-1462 ext: 3006|

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test and physical examination provided by the County.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None