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Under limited direction, to perform responsible and difficult engineering work in the design, investigation, construction, and plan review of public works and private development facilities; to supervise and direct the work of professional and support engineering personnel; to schedule and coordinate work assignments and processes; to provide professional staff assistance to the City Council, boards, and commissions; to perform related work as required.
Typical Duties:

  • Schedule, supervise and perform professional engineering work in the plan review, design, and construction of street, storm drain, sewer line, drainage, and transportation facilities;*
  • Research project design requirements;*
  • Perform complex calculations;*
  • Assign routine investigation, design, plan review, and drafting tasks to technical subordinates;*
  • Review completed work;
  • Research publications and industrial information sources;*
  • Develop revised design and construction standards and appurtenances as required;
  • Prepare special studies and reports and coordinate major traffic and transportation projects;*
  • Investigate field problems affecting property owners, contractors, and maintenance operations;*
  • Prepare estimates and feasibility reports;*
  • Coordinate and participate in the review and processing of plans for private developments affecting streets, sewers, drains and related private and public works facilities and ensure that they meet all City imposed requirements;*
  • Coordinate Department activities with other City departments, divisions, and sections and with outside agencies;*
  • Supervise, train and evaluate technical subordinates;
  • Make code revisions as required;*
  • Responsible for the budgeting process for subdivision activity and the administration of said projects;*
  • May present staff reports to City Council and commissions;
  • Perform related assignments as necessary.

*Essential Function
Duties recorded above are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class; such assignments shall fall under the category of “other duties, as assigned.”
Tools and Equipment Used:
Personal computer, including word processing; spreadsheet, and data base and computer-aided-design software; standard drafting tools; surveying equipment including level, theodolite and electronic distance measuring devices; motor vehicle; phone; mobile radio; nuclear gauge; digital camera.
Physical Demands:
Work is performed mostly in office settings.   Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities.  Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers, and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.   The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear and smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of:  Principles and practices of engineering as applied to municipal public works or traffic; methods, materials and techniques used in the construction of public works projects and private development facilities; techniques for preparing designs, plans, specifications, estimates, and reports relating to engineering principles; and practices of personnel motivation, performance evaluation, and discipline.

Ability to:   Make complex engineering computations and schedule, review, and supervise the preparation of engineering plans and studies; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; use and care for engineering and drafting instruments and equipment; perform work with a minimum of supervision; supervise, train, and evaluate the performance of subordinate personnel; establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with persons of diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience:   Five years of experience performing duties similar to the Associate Civil Engineer with the City of Chico including some supervisory experience.

Education:   Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering supplemented by California registration as a Professional Engineer.  Possession of a valid California certificate of registration as a Professional Civil Engineer.

Additional Requirement:  Possession of a valid California Driver License.

Desired Qualifications:

Education:  If certificate of registration as a Professional Civil Engineer is issued on or after January 1, 1982, the additional certification as a licensed Land Surveyor in the State of California is desired.

Equivalency may be established pursuant to the City-Wide Classification Plan.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 60
Education Required: Bachelor's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $46.69
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $64.37