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Deputy Director - Engineering Services - Capital Projects Engineering Division

City of Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa, California
$123,497.00 - $159,740.00
Closing date
Apr 26, 2023

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ELIGIBLE FOR AN ATTRACTION & RENTENTION INCENTIVE, UP TO 10% OF BASE SALARY!   THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA IS HIRING FOR A DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING SERVICES IN THE CAPITAL PROJECTS DIVISON. THIS IS AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE SEEKING TO APPLY THEIR TECHNICAL EXPERTISE AND SUPERVISORY SKILLS IN A DYNAMIC CAREER PROVIDING CRITICAL SERVICES TO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY!    Deputy Director - Engineering Services - Capital Projects Engineering Division description image   Click HERE to view the Deputy Director of Engineer Services brochure. The City of Santa Rosa is committed to building a workforce reflective of our community and establishing a lasting culture of equity and belonging within our organization. Our collective talents and expertise contribute to high-quality public services that support a vibrant, resilient, inclusive City for our community and visitors. We celebrate a diverse workforce and welcome all qualified candidates to apply.  THE BENEFITS OF CITY EMPLOYMENT: In addition to offering a challenging, rewarding work environment and excellent salary, the City of Santa Rosa provides a generous suite of benefits, including retirement through CalPERS, a competitive leave accrual package, your choice of health plans, a flexible spending program, employer contributions to a Retiree Health Savings plan, and top of the line employer paid vision and dental coverage. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS INCLUDE: Flexible schedule (9/80) available with management approval A 2.5% COLA salary increase effective July 2023 11 paid holidays annually, plus 1 to 3 'floating holidays' per year depending on hire date and years of service $500 annually for wellness Eligible for Attraction & Retention Incentive, up to 10% of base salary (split between first and second year of employment) THE POSITION: The Deputy Director of Engineering Services directs, plans, and reviews the activities of the Capital Projects Engineering Division in the Transportation and Public Works Department. This position supervises and participates in professional engineering design, planning, and related activities. This includes working on long- and short-range project planning, property rights/acquisition, resources management, and water reuse. The Deputy Director of Engineering Services position takes the lead in solving complex engineering systems problems and manages exciting, challenging capital improvements projects ranging from water & wastewater, roadway paving & widening, bicycle & pedestrian facilities, new & renovated parks, bridge construction, creek restorations, and more.  Additionally, this position manages a diverse and interesting workload in all phases of engineering, from planning and design through construction on a project portfolio averaging $60 million each year with plans to grow that in future years.  The Deputy Director oversees approximately 50 professional, technical, and administrative support staff, ensuring high-quality work and providing highly complex and accountable staff assistance. THE DIVISION: With a goal for sustainable infrastructure, the Capital Projects Engineering (CPE) Division performs a range of tasks to design and construct public works, utilities and related projects for a wide range of departments within the City of Santa Rosa.  The CPE Division is comprised of a diverse, dedicated team of Engineers, Engineering Technicians, Surveyors, and administrative support staff whose scope ultimately includes projects to rehabilitate, upgrade and expand virtually all aspects of the City's infrastructure - from transportation projects and bridge projects (including the 101 pedestrian overpass), to facilities projects (including interior remodels, Emergency Operations Centers, fire stations, community centers), to creek restoration projects, to water and wastewater infrastructure projects, and everything in between.  The City is exploring and excited about Design-Build project delivery as an alterative delivery strategy.  Capital Projects at the City of Santa Rosa are primarily funded through sewer and water rates, gas taxes, development fees, storm water utility revenue, and grants, as well as other transportation-related Federal, State and local funding sources.   THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE: The successful candidate will be a self-driven professional, with the ability to establish and strengthen a wide variety of work relationships. We are looking for excellent written and verbal communication skills, engaging presentation abilities, and experience in effectively leading, building, and evaluating team members. In addition, the ideal candidate will have: The ability to successfully advocate for change Experience in the design and construction of public and/or private infrastructure A minimum of 5 years in an administrative/managerial capacity, involving the performance of professional engineering work A BS/MS Degree in Civil Engineering Current registration as a Professional Engineer in California or the ability to obtain registration within 12 months is required Learn more about our Engineering Services HERE Deputy Director - Engineering Services - Capital Projects Engineering Division description image THE SELECTION PROCESS: Please complete a thoughtful, thorough Supplemental Questionnaire submission. As part of the selection process, your responses to these questions will be scored using criteria specific to this position. Incomplete responses, generic responses, or responses such as "See Resume" can result in disqualification from the selection process.   Applicants possessing the most desirable qualifications will be invited to continue in the section process that may consist of an application and supplemental questionnaire review, followed by department selection interviews. For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Amanda Suhrke via email at   Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer is contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter.  SANTA ROSA - A WONDERFUL CITY TO CALL HOME: The City of Santa Rosa is nestled in the center of famous Sonoma Wine Country, located just 55 miles north of San Francisco and 30 miles east of the Pacific Ocean with a population of approximately 180,000. Santa Rosa serves as the County seat and the center of trade, government, commerce, and medical facilities for the North Bay. The surrounding area is home to over a hundred wineries and vineyards and many beautiful parks and recreational facilities, including golf courses. Santa Rosa is in the center of a nationally recognized cycling area. We boast many attractions associated with large cities, including a symphony, performing arts center, theater productions and internationally recognized restaurants, yet still retain the warmth and small town feel of decades past. Santa Rosa has been named one of the 50 greenest cities in the United States with one of the top five mid-sized downtowns in California.  Deputy Director - Engineering Services - Capital Projects Engineering Division description image   Examples of Duties and Responsibilities


About the Position: Some of the responsibilities of a Deputy Director may include the following duties and responsibilities.  


Develop and implement the division and program goals, objectives, policies, and priorities Select, train, supervise, and evaluate staff Prepare and administer assigned division budget Maintain up-to-date knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to the work of the assigned division and make the procedural changes necessary to keep the division in compliance Make presentations to City Council, boards, commissions, and committees as may be required Defend and discuss projects, programs, and operations in a complex political environment Coordinate engineering activities with other City departments, divisions and sections, and with outside agencies Coordinate technical, administrative, and public relations activities of an assigned division with other City divisions, and with outside agencies Serve as Acting Director or City Engineer in the absence of the Director In addition, the Capital Projects Engineering Division Deputy Director will:   Supervise the development of plans and estimates for construction and major repair of public works systems Confer with supervisors and assistants regarding project priorities and progress Supervise the construction of capital programs, including inspection, contract administration and claims avoidance Participate in the preparation of the capital improvement program and budget Review and sign engineering drawings, contract documents, work orders, and purchase orders Supervise and participate in the preparation of special engineering and environmental studies and reports


Just 55 miles north of San Francisco, you’ll find a vibrant city overflowing with all you love about California. Welcome to Santa Rosa, where everything comes together. Wine country and farm country, redwood forests and rivers, lakes and ocean. And in the center, our charming, thriving downtown, lined with intriguing shops and restaurants that delight casual diners and epicureans alike.

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