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Assistant City Engineer

City of Oxnard
Oxnard, California
$114,861.34 - $183,778.19 Annually
Closing date
Feb 18, 2024

The City of Oxnard Public Works Department is seeking an Assistant City Engineer to lead, oversee, review and perform work activities and duties assigned to the in-house design engineering and surveying staff as well as the administrative staff in the Department of Public Works Engineering Division. The Assistant City Engineer will assume responsibility for the more difficult and complex tasks and coordinate assigned activities of the Department of Public Works Engineering Division with other City departments and outside agencies.

The City Engineer and Public Works team oversee and manage Oxnard’s rolling five-year CIP, currently totaling $700 Million. Some of the major projects planned for or continuing in FY 2023-24 include:

  • Automated Meter Infrastructure Replacement
  • Oxnard Aquatics Center
  • Mandalay Bay Seawalls
  • Bridge Rehabilitation projects
  • Fire Stations 2, 3, and 4
  • Roof Replacement and Repair for Multiple City Buildings
  • Neighborhood Street Resurfacing
  • Arterial Street Resurfacing
  • Various Traffic Signal Upgrade projects
  • Various Park Improvement projects

The Assistant City Engineer reports to the City Engineer. 

  • The Engineering Division manages all Public Works engineering, design, and project management functions. The division is divided into four distinct Sections: Engineering/Design; Utility Engineering; CIP Project Management; and Transportation and Mobility.

  • The Assistant City Engineer exercises technical and functional supervision over  engineering and surveying, technical, administrative, and support staff


  • Be responsible for administering and managing the Engineering Division's in-house design team and the administrative team

  • Be responsible for the ongoing development and oversight of the 5-year CIP document

  • Provide direction and technical guidance to staff design engineers and surveyors, project managers, engineering technicians and support staff

  • Coordinate design services for the City’s Capital Improvement Program

  • Attend the Design Advisory Committee and Planning Commission as the division representative

  • Participate and attend professional group meetings as well as stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the engineering and maintenance field

  • Develop and maintain the City’s Public Works Engineering Procedures Manual

  • Establish, maintain and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with City staff and all those contacted in the course of work

  • Directly manage some of the more complex CIP projects


Payroll/Classification Title:

Engineering Division Manager

WORK SCHEDULE:  The normal work week is Monday through Thursday 8:00am to 6:00pm and alternating Fridays 8:00am-5:00pm. 

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