Civil Engineer (Assistant/Associate) by Modesto Irrigation District Mar 17, 2023 Job Location Modesto, CA Application Deadline 03/30/2023 How to Apply Apply here The Modesto Irrigation District is currently recruiting to fill one full-time regular position in the Civil Engineering Department of the Water Operations Division to perform professional engineering work in the planning, design, permitting, and construction of District facilities and to perform a variety of technical engineering studies. Distinguishing Characteristics Assistant Engineer This is the entry level class in the Engineer series. Positions in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience. The Assistant Engineer class is distinguished from the II level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the Associate level. Incumbents work under general supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to direction as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned. Associate Engineer This is the journey level class in the Engineer series and is distinguished from the Assistant level by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new, unusual or unique situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Assistant level. The position will be filled at the appropriate level (Associate, Assistant) based on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Any qualified individual may apply. This is an exempt position and is assigned to the Professional and Supervisory Bargaining Unit. The list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill other Civil Engineer vacancies that may occur within the District through March 16, 2024. Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: -Prepare plans and specifications for the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of District facilities and projects; ensure conformance to District standards and practices, and relevant codes and regulations. -Research project design requirements and perform related calculations; conduct plan checks to ensure compliance with District and various environmental and regulatory standards; prepare time and material cost estimates. -Prepare engineering studies and reports; prepare a variety of technical reports, documents, and correspondence; prepare technical specifications; assist with the preparation and revisions to design and construction standards; develop technical documents required by the local, State, and Federal agencies to obtain permitting and licensing of District facilities. -Coordinate and oversee the work of contractors for the construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, and testing activities to ensure compliance with District standards, specifications, and applicable codes. -Perform calculations to compute and establish manufacturing, construction and installation standards and specifications. -Represent the District in meetings with regulatory agencies and the public regarding District projects. -Operate computer-assisted engineering and design software to perform engineering tasks. Inspect completed installations to ensure conformance to design and equipment specifications and District standards. -Direct, review, and approve the preparation of reports, specifications, and technical studies and evaluations related to the operation of District facilities. -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. Typical Qualifications: Assistant Engineer Knowledge of: -Principles and practices of engineering as it relates to the design and construction of District facilities. -Basic methods, materials, and techniques used in the design, construction, and maintenance and operation of District facilities. -Mathematics used in the engineering field. -Materials, equipment, and tools used in the construction industry. -Modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding the engineering profession. -Modern office equipment including the use of applicable computer applications. -Principles and practices of effective customer service. Ability to: -Perform professional engineering computations and learn to check, design, and prepare engineering plans, studies, profiles, and maps. -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. -Learn and apply District standards and regulations and engineering policies and procedures. -Learn and apply applicable laws and regulations related to the design and construction of District facilities. -Learn to prepare accurate cost estimates. -Learn to analyze and prepare technical reports. -Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. -Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. -A more complete job description is available here. 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: One year of professional civil engineering experience related to the design and construction of District facilities is desirable. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil Engineering or a related field. License and Certificate: Possession of a valid California driver’s license. Associate Engineer In addition to the qualifications for the Assistant Engineer: Knowledge of: -Methods, materials, and techniques used in the design, construction, and maintenance and operation of District facilities. -Budgeting techniques and capital project management. -Pertinent local, State, Federal rules, regulations and laws related to the design and construction of District facilities. -Construction contracting practices including estimating, bidding, scheduling and organizing of construction activities. Ability to: -Perform the full range of professional civil engineering duties as related to the design, construction and permitting of District facilities. -Interpret and apply District standards and regulations and engineering policies and procedures as well as applicable laws and regulations related to the design, construction and permitting of District facilities. -Prepare accurate estimates of costs, schedules, personnel and materials related to engineering project responsibilities. -Prepare concise and understandable written reports, studies, and other written materials, including Requests for Qualifications and Proposals. -A more complete job description is available here. 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 experience similar to Assistant Civil Engineer with the District. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil Engineering or a related field. License and Certificate: Possession of a valid California driver’s license. Possession of a valid Engineer-In-Training Certificate. Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer highly desirable. Qualified applicants must submit a completed District application and responses to the attached supplemental questionnaire. In addition, a resume describing experience and qualifications for the position is recommended. APPLY IMMEDIATELY. This position is open until filled. Screening of applications will begin on or after, Thursday, March 30, 2023. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed consideration. Applications will be reviewed on a comparative basis and only those most qualified will be invited to continue in the selection process which will consist of an overall assessment of the individual’s skills through (1) oral interview; and (2) reference checks to include current and former supervisors. The applicant must perform successfully in each phase of the recruitment in order to continue in the selection process. Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact Human Resources at (209) 526-7341. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. The Modesto Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED AND APPLICABLE HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE AND OFFICIAL EDUCATION TRANSCRIPTS, PASS A MEDICAL EXAM INCLUDING A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN, AND A COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK. INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.