The Modesto Irrigation District is currently recruiting to fill one full-time vacancy in the Water Operations Division to act in responsible charge, to organize, assign, and review the work of assigned personnel engaged in professional and technical civil engineering activities related to the planning, design, permitting and construction of District facilities; to perform duties requiring specialized knowledge; and to provide administrative support to assigned supervisor.
Any Qualified Individual May Apply. This is an exempt position and is part of the Professional and Supervisory Bargaining Unit. The list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill other Senior Civil Engineer vacancies within the District that may occur through December 5, 2023.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Hydraulic and hydrologic data collection and analysis. Application of California water rights laws as they relate to District facilities. Preparing water quality studies, reports, and permits in compliance with State water quality regulations. Leading activities related to the District's involvement with local Groundwater Sustainability Agencies. Leading activities related to the District's involvement in the planning, design, and construction of habitat restoration projects. Assisting with the preparation of agricultural and urban water management plans. Prepare annual budgets for Operations and Capital projects. Act in responsible charge to plan, prioritize, and review the work of staff assigned to a variety of professional civil engineering tasks associated with District facilities. Develop schedules and methods to accomplish assignments ensuring work is completed in a timely and efficient manner. Participate in evaluating the activities of staff, recommending improvements, and modifications. Provide and coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies. Prepare complex engineering studies and reports; prepare a variety of technical reports, documents, correspondence, and presentations. Develop technical documents required by the local, State and Federal agencies to obtain permitting and licensing of District facilities. Prepare and make presentations to the Board of Directors, public agencies and private landowners related to District activities. Provide engineering support to other departments and divisions, as necessary. Perform and support a variety of hydraulic and hydrologic studies with other agencies; evaluate the effect of new projects on the District’s system. Perform the most difficult work related to the management of engineering projects as they relate to the operations and maintenance of District facilities. Represent the District in meetings with regulatory agencies and the public regarding District projects. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned. A more complete job description available here. Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of technical, functional, and/or direct supervision and training. Principles and practices of civil engineering as it relates to the operation of the District’s facilities. Budgeting techniques. Pertinent local, State, Federal rules, regulations and laws. Advanced project management methodologies. Current developments and trends related to civil engineering with emphasis in water resources. Modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding the civil engineering profession. Principles and practices of safety management. Modern office equipment including the use of applicable computer applications. Principles and practices of effective customer service. Ability to:
Provide technical, functional and/or direct supervision over assigned staff; effectively train and review the work of staff. On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures. Perform the most complex civil engineering duties including the management of complex projects. Understand and interpret local, State, Federal rules, regulations and laws. Participate in evaluating the activities of staff, recommending improvements and modifications. Provide and coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Three years of responsible journey experience similar to Associate Civil Engineer. Experience in water resources with emphasis in hydrology, irrigation systems operations, and groundwater is preferred.
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil or Agricultural Engineering or a related field.
License and Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license. Current registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California.