ENGINEERING SPECIALIST I/II

Website Vista Irrigation District

Hourly Pay: $42.45 – $55.21

($88,296 – $114,843 Annually)

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the general supervision of the Engineering Services Manager, performs a wide variety of technical and paraprofessional civil engineering-related work.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

Engineering Specialist I – This is an entry-level class in the Engineering Specialist series.  This position typically performs routine technical engineering duties and is not expected to perform with the same level of independence and judgement on matters related to established procedures as the Engineering Specialist II.

 

The position requires education equivalent to graduation from high school or GED equivalent, supplemented by college-level course work in civil engineering, drafting, AutoCAD, engineering mathematics, water distribution, or related fields, and two years of experience in technical engineering support work.  Construction inspection, drafting and/or minor surveying experience for a public agency is preferred.  Possession of an Associate’s Degree in engineering or a closely related field is desired and may substitute for two years of experience.

 

As a prerequisite to advancing to “E” step, a Water Distribution Operator D1 certification administered by the California Drinking Water Operator certification program is required.

 

Engineering Specialist II – This is a journey-level class in the Engineering Specialist series.  This position may act as a lead worker in coordinating the work of engineering staff and as a technical specialist performing complicated engineering design, plan checking, field surveying and contract administration.

 

This position requires education equivalent to an Associate’s Degree and five years of experience in technical engineering support work.  Construction inspection, drafting and/or minor surveying experience for a public agency is preferred. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or a closely related field is desired and may substitute for two years of experience.

 

As a prerequisite to advancing to “E” step, a Water Distribution Operator D2 certification administered by the California Drinking Water Operator certification program is required.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

1.                  Performs project duties including water system design, cost estimating, coordination of scheduling between public agencies, developers, contractors and engineers, contract oversight and compliance tracking of various District, private development and public agency projects.

 

2.                  Designs and drafts plans and schematic layouts for various District construction projects.

 

3.         Checks and processes improvement plans, grading plans, subdivision maps and engineer’s cost estimates to ensure compliance with District standards.

 

4.         Reviews and processes metes and bounds legal descriptions for use with easement documents, quitclaims and plats for use with various types of recordable documents.  Makes engineering computations to close traverses or easement descriptions and for checking water line, designs submitted to District.

 

5.         Interprets improvement plans to prepare quantity and cost estimates as required for various projects.

 

6.         Prepares or assists in the preparation of construction agreements, fee letters, contract documents, environmental documents and other legal documents relating to District improvements; prepares or assists in the preparation of agenda materials for District Board Meetings.

 

7.         Prepares fire flow and other hydraulic analyses; prepares or assists in the preparation of water supply studies.

 

8.         Prepares and processes a variety of applications and forms.

 

9.         Researches plans, maps and files to locate records of existing District facilities.

 

10.       Reviews as-built maps for compliance to field changes and insures proper maintenance of distribution maps.

 

11.       Provides technical assistance and guidance to District technical and construction staff and the Engineering Inspector; performs duties of inspector as required.

 

12.       Interprets rules and regulations; provides written and oral responses as appropriate to inquiries from developers, contractors, engineers, other public agencies and the public relating to District projects. Attends pre-bid and construction meetings.

 

13.       Oversees and tracks District capital improvement and replacement projects; monitors District participation in public works projects initiated by other public entities and may act as the District’s lead on projects.

 

14.       Maintains accurate records, prepares correspondence for review by the Engineering Services Manager and prepares various technical, statistical or narrative reports.

 

15.       Prepares revisions and updates District Procedures and Specifications for approval by the Engineering Services Manager.

 

16.       Inspects work of contractors making direct connection to District’s distribution system.

 

17.       Performs field surveying using manual and electronic instruments to determine points, lines, elevations and distances for property right of way, design, construction and topography.

 

18.       Performs related tasks as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

1.                  Demonstrated Knowledge of:

Principles, practices, methods and materials of civil engineering support work, including mapping, drafting, design and specifications, estimation and construction as related to District systems.
Engineering mathematics, including trigonometry.
Data collection and analysis methods.
Standard office practices and procedures.
Surveying principles, practices and equipment.
Operation of standard office and engineering equipment, including a personal computer in a networked environment, calculators, reproduction equipment, drafting tools, and related equipment.
Easement descriptions.
2.                  Skill in:

Performing technical engineering support work in a variety of work areas.
Using drafting tools, equipment and automated mapping in preparing schematic layouts, designs, maps and related materials.
Using hydraulic modeling software to perform fire flow analyses and water supply studies.
Analyzing engineering technical and statistical information, evaluating alternatives and making sound recommendations.
Preparing accurate records and notes and preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
Reading and interpreting contracts, plans and specifications, maps, legal descriptions and related complex regulatory and technical information.
Interpreting and reviewing improvement plans and providing accurate quantity and cost estimates.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work.
3.                  Other Requirements:

 

Must have a valid California driver’s license and be acceptable to the District’s automobile insurance carrier.
Must establish and maintain effective working relations with other District personnel and promote good relations with developers, contractors and the general public.
FILING DEADLINE:     Open Until Filled

To apply for this job email your details to MBernal@vidwater.org