The County of El Dorado - Local Government
El Dorado County is one of the most scenic areas in California, extending from Folsom Lake and surrounding foothills, through pine-covered Sierra Nevada Range to Lake Tahoe at the Nevada border. The area’s beauty is matched by the varied recreational opportunities including skiing, boating, river rafting, hiking, fishing and camping. More than half t...he County’s 1,805 square mile area consists of National Forest and other recreational areas. The County’s 10,000 foot mountain peaks, 200 lakes and 682 miles of rivers make the area ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.
The west side of the County includes charming Gold Rush communities. U.S. Highway 50, a major all-season route over the Sierra Nevada Range, passes through the center of the County, crossing Echo Summit at 7,400 feet as it enters the spectacular Tahoe Basin, the other major geographic area of the County.
The County features a diversity of living styles including country and executive homes, rural estates, view properties, homes with nearby golf courses, and airparks. The sale prices of homes average from $170,000 to $275,000 with estate homes starting at $500,000. Quality education is available with K-12 schools, the Placerville Campus of Cosumnes River College, and nearby California State University at Sacramento.
The County of El Dorado is conducting this recruitment to fill one (1) extra help vacancy for the Community Development Agency – Transportation Division located in Placerville.
Under general supervision, performs a variety of the most difficult and complex technical and paraprofessional engineering support work in the field and in the office; may have responsibility for the day-to-day operations of an assigned technical engineering support area; provides lead direction and training for other staff.
Inspection and Permit Support
Has day-to-day responsibility for coordination and operation of encroachment permit functions.
Performs construction contract administration, monitoring, and compliance inspection on the more complex projects.
Administers agreements between the County and private development.
Has day-to-day responsibility for coordination of the Materials Testing Laboratory.
Provides lead direction and work direction for others performing materials testing and sample collection work.
Office and Field Engineering
Has specialized responsibilities for right-of-way work in an assigned area of the County.
Has significant responsibility for traffic engineering projects, including coordination with other agencies.
Assists in preparation of plans, specifications, estimates and constructability oversight.
Has specialized responsibilities for public utility coordination efforts associated with the survey portion of Capital Improvement projects.
Has primary responsibility for collection and calculation of office and field data for topographic mapping, right-of-way, and boundary control.
Provides lead direction and coordination for other staff assigned to field and office survey work.
Performs construction staking and field surveys on a variety of projects as directed.
Four years of engineering or technical support work at a level equivalent to the County's Engineering Technician. Completion of college level courses in geometry, algebra and trigonometry is highly desirable. Equivalent to completion of two years of college, possession of an Associate of Arts/Science degree in a pre-engineering or closely related curriculum, or possession of a valid California certificate as an Engineer-In-Training may substitute for two years of the required experience.
Possession of a valid driver's license. Must be willing to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Must be willing to work overtime and off hour shifts in emergency situations. Some positions may require lifting and carrying objects weighing up to sixty (60) pounds.
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