The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400 employees.
As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Integrity and Innovation.
This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time vacancy. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited-term, and extra help vacancies for up to one year.
The County is seeking experienced applicants in the following specialized area:
Transportation (CIP):Project management of Napa County transportation related capital improvement projects during the planning, environmental clearance/permitting, design and construction project delivery phases. Additional assignments will include work in various areas of traffic engineering and transportation planning.
The Associate Engineer performs difficult professional field and office engineering work. They serve as project leader on special/major projects or assignments and perform difficult research work while preparing comprehensive reports and making recommendations on engineering problems.
When assigned to Traffic/Transportation CIP, the Associate Engineer would be required to monitor and evaluate other agency transportation plans and projects and provide input and comments on behalf of the County; handle safety and transportation requests and concerns identified by the public traveling on County roadways including speed limits, signage, striping, traffic counts and/or any other investigations involving County roads; assist the Risk Manager in responding to investigations and claims filed against the County that involve roadways; provide transportation technical oversight in the review of private development plans including the review of traffic studies and improvement plans prepared by private parties; calculate traffic impact fees for new developments in the County; serve as liaison to law enforcement agencies, risk management and other appropriate agencies requesting traffic/transportation information and/or registering potential issues; coordinate the field data collection of traffic information by the Roads Division needed to analyze current traffic patterns; analyze data in order to determine critical intersections, roadways and other transportation facilities; meet with citizen groups to discuss and promote awareness of transportation programs and issues; serve as a technical resource to County personnel, private engineers and the public regarding transportation and traffic policies, procedures and legislation; evaluate need for new County traffic regulations to improve the safety on County's roads; and, oversee the traffic mitigation fee program to ensure program activities remain in compliance with regulations.
THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS Application review for minimum qualifications and oral panel interviews will be conducted as applications are received. The dates for Oral Panel Interviews will be provided with advanced notice. Only the most qualified candidates based on the minimum qualifications, certifications and supplemental questions will be invited to participate in Oral Panel Interviews.
This recruitment is open until filled and as such, may close at any point in time wherein the department feels satisfied that they have found a suitable candidate.
The Human Resources Department reserves the right to change the recruitment process at any time.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES Plan, organize, review and perform the design and preparation of drawings, specifications, and estimates in connection with the construction, alteration and/or maintenance of a wide variety of engineering projects/facilities. Perform difficult professional field and office engineering work including design and inspection in design and construction of public facilities. Serve as project leader on special/major projects or assignments performing difficult professional-level engineering work including cost analysis, projected timelines for the various stages of assigned projects, progress reports and required specialized research. Review, analyze and conduct specialized technical studies and investigations; review and check construction plans which may include complex structural work requiring material stress analysis; perform difficult research work preparing comprehensive reports and make recommendations on engineering problems. Select, review and manage the work of consultants; request proposals and prepare consultant agreements for special studies; meet and confer with contractors and consultants on assigned projects to assure compliance with contract requirements, County codes and design requirements and to resolve problems. Check calculations and plans prepared by private engineering firms submitting improvement plans. Make presentations to various boards, commissions and the public on technical matters.
Basic knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of civil, mechanical or traffic engineering.
Basic principles of physics, chemistry and mathematics as applied to civil, mechanical or traffic engineering.
Basic knowledge of surveying, statistics, stress analysis and the mechanics of construction.
Basic knowledge of the uses of engineering construction principles and the properties of maintenance materials.
Basic knowledge of the common terminology used to describe real property.
Working knowledge of the principles and practices of civil, mechanical or traffic engineering as applied to the design, construction, and maintenance of a variety of public facilities including County roads, bridges, drainage systems and related facilities.
Working knowledge of efficient usage of engineering equipment including computers, computer programs in the engineering field, calculators, drafting and surveying instruments.
Principles, practices and techniques of project management to take charge of projects from inception to completion.
Stress analysis and statics, strength, properties, and uses of materials employed in road, drainage and related engineering construction.
Highway laws, codes, standards and specifications pertaining to transportation and traffic engineering projects.
Traffic operations theory and practice.
Methods used in the development of traffic studies and evaluation of transportation and roadway construction improvements.
Environmental review process including California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act requirements related to transportation and traffic-engineering projects to ensure projects adhere to requirements found in these acts.
California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control devices.
California Streets and Highways Code and Vehicle Code.
Make accurate computations and engineering notes.
Prepare plans and specifications including design and layout work.
Analyze situations accurately and take effective action.
Prepare clear and comprehensive technical reports and recommendations.
Utilize engineering computer aided software.
Design engineering structures and facilities of varying difficulty in design and construction.
Prepare detailed plans and specifications using computer aided design and drafting systems.
Retain and recall factual, technical data and legal provisions.
Perform various traffic engineering studies.
Prepare traffic and transportation conditions of approval for proposed land development projects. Maintain and organize accurate traffic engineering records.
Perform technical research required to determine feasibility and priority of proposed traffic and transportation projects.
Read and interpret technical literature, drawings, diagrams and schematics related to civil, traffic and transportation engineering projects.
Apply basic traffic engineering and transportation practices to address and resolve technical problems.
Orally communicate in a clear, concise and understandable manner in order to give and receive information in a courteous manner.
Speak effectively before public groups and respond to questions.
Effectively manage and coordinate programs, projects and activities related to transportation engineering while representing the goals and objectives of the County.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, other departments and agencies, the private sector and the public.
Use computer equipment for extended periods of time to complete plans.
Adjust to changing workloads to meet deadlines.
Establish priorities and set goals and objectives.
Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Use persuasion and diplomacy to achieve consensus and cooperation, especially on difficult or divisive issues.
Exercise initiative, ingenuity and good judgment in decision-making and in solving problems especially those of a sensitive or political nature.
Adapt quickly and appropriately to a variety of situations and personalities.
Communicate tactfully in stressful situations when dealing with individuals holding differing opinions and viewpoints.
Make appropriate decisions when faced with time constraints and limited information.
Demonstrate flexibility in adapting to changes in priorities, assignments and other interruptions which may affect pre-established timelines and courses of action for completing projects and assignments.
Work on multiple projects and assignments simultaneously.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Experience: Three years of professional-level engineering experience in areas relevant to the project management and transportation engineering aspects of the position.
Education: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in civil or mechanical engineering.
License or Certificate: Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a civil or mechanical engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. Registration as a Traffic Engineer is highly desirable. Possession of a valid California Driver's License.
Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.
As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: integrity, accountability and service. County employees are servants of the public, and are held to the standards set forth in the Board of Supervisors' statements of Vision, Mission and Values.
The dedicated men and women who find careers at Napa County see public s...ervice as a calling, and perform to the best of their abilities daily. We know that through our efforts, we contribute to the health, safety and quality of life for our neighbors, our friends and our families.