Based on the qualifications of the applicant pool, the Planning Building and Environmental Services Department may choose to proceed with the recruitment process at either the Assistant or Associate Engineer level in the series.
The Assistant Engineer is the journey-level class in this flexibly staffed professional engineering job series. An incumbent in the Assistant Engineer class is expected to use judgment and initiative in developing and completing work assignments related to land development.
The Associate Engineer is the advanced journey-level class in this flexibly staffed professional engineering job series. An incumbent in this class serves as a technical expert in his/her engineering specialty and performs a variety of engineering assignments ranging in difficulty related to land development.
Assistant Engineer Duties:
Perform responsible technical research and prepare reports; perform or supervise the performance of computer aided drafting and computing work; analyze data and recommend solutions to problems; write and prepare correspondence and comprehensive reports; respond to inquiries from the public; process a variety of ministerial and discretionary permits related to private land development; assist in reviewing plans and specifications of other agencies and private developers for conformance with existing County standards and other related requirements focused in the fields of site grading and drainage, stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, roadway design, and floodplain management; inspect private land development projects for adherence to Federal, State and local regulations and technical standards; perform related duties as assigned.
Associate Engineer Duties: (These duties are in addition to the duties described for the Assistant Engineer)
Serve as project leader on special/major projects or assignments performing difficult professional-level engineering work including cost analysis, projected timelines for the various stages of assigned projects, progress reports and required specialized research; perform difficult research work preparing comprehensive reports and make recommendations on engineering problems; review and comment on design drawings, specifications, calculations and estimates in connection with the construction, alteration and/or maintenance of a wide variety of engineering projects/facilities; plan, organize, review and perform the design and preparation of drawings, specifications, and estimates in connection with the construction, alteration and/or maintenance of a wide variety of engineering projects/facilities; make presentations to various boards, commissions and the public on technical matters; perform difficult professional field and office engineering work including design review and inspection in one or more specialized areas such as residential, commercial, and agricultural land development, stormwater pollution prevention, stormwater management, and floodplain management; develop standards and perform plan checks and field reviews of storm water facilities for compliance; perform related duties as assigned.
Working knowledge of the principles and practices of civil and/or mechanical engineering as applied to the design, construction, and maintenance of a variety of land development and public facilities including County roads, bridges, drainage systems, water and wastewater systems, public buildings and related facilities.
Working knowledge of efficient usage of engineering equipment including computers, computer programs in the engineering field, calculators, drafting and surveying instruments.
Adjust to changing workloads to meet deadlines.
Establish priorities and set goals and objectives.
About Napa County
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