The Napa Valley, internationally known for its fine wines, exciting restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 140,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.
Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and recreational opportunities.
The Napa Valley's strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big city amenities.
COUNTY OF NAPA AS AN EMPLOYER
The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400 employees.
As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Integrity and Innovation.
This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time Engineering Supervisor vacancy in the Public Works Construction and Design Engineering Section. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited-term, and extra help vacancies for up to one year.
The Public Works Construction and Design Engineering Section provides for the design and/or oversight of contracted professional services for a wide variety of projects serving County roads, bridges, and drainage structures, County building improvements and modifications, support facilities and other engineering or architectural needs.
This division provides contract administration for all County capital investments – roads, buildings, and airport projects – to assure conformance to the plans, specifications and County standards. This segment also administers and inspects improvements constructed with private capital, which will eventually be operated and maintained by the County. Additionally, staff provides consultation and coordination with public and private engineers, contractors, developers, and the general public regarding Public Works' construction practices and procedures.
The Engineering Supervisor assigned to the Construction and Design Engineering Section is a working supervisor assigned to construction engineering projects requiring considerable professional knowledge of design principles, reviewing and approving complex construction plans, and serving as resident engineer. This includes project management of Napa County transportation related capital improvement projects during the planning, environmental clearance/permitting, design and construction phases of the project delivery, and work in various areas of traffic engineering and transportation planning.
Ideal candidates will have supervisory experience, design experience (especially with bridges and roads), knowledge of CalTrans/FHWA procedures, and knowledge of CEQA/NEPA environmental processes and permitting.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Plan, organize and supervise the daily operations of land development, flood plain management and storm water management activities associated with the Public Works Department; review improvement plans prepared by private firms for accuracy, design and completeness and conformance to laws and County design criteria; conduct traffic surveys; supervise all survey work and materials testing; perform and/or supervise the performance of map checking for records of survey and parcel maps; oversee the processing of a variety of land use permits, including but not limited to building permits, flood plain permits, and lot line adjustments; oversee or personally process certificates of compliance; review engineering plans as part of land use applications; administer the County road and street standards; perform complex professional engineering work in the planning and design of highways and bridges, drainage systems, buildings and related structures; perform difficult engineering work on major projects including cost analysis, projected time tables of various stages of assigned projects, progress reports and required specialized research; meet and confer with contractors and consultants on assigned projects to assure compliance with County codes and design requirements, and to resolve problems or project modifications; work with utilities and land and water agencies in matters concerning relocation and rights-of-way; plan, assign and direct the work of professional and sub-professional engineering staff performing a variety of engineering assignments in connection with the construction and improvement of public works projects; assist engineering staff with difficult engineering problems; perform and/or supervise the performance of the more difficult phase of complex road or bridge design and layout work; supervise the preparation of maps, plans, charts or diagrams and the maintenance of various engineering projects; plot topography, cross sections, and profiles that would determine grades, cross sections and elevations of roadways; prepare specifications, estimates and preliminary reports for the construction of highways and roads; confer with management staff during preliminary and design stages of work and discuss technical policy problems; supervise the performance of all inspections and testing required under County contracts and all inspections and a major portion of testing for highway projects under the Federal Aid Program; direct the inspection of work accomplished under encroachment permits; review and analyze technical and engineering issues; provide technical information to officials of other governmental jurisdictions, other engineers and the public; assume responsibility for a variety of personnel actions including assisting with employee selections and promotions, conducting performance evaluations and recommending disciplinary actions; serve as a staff resource to boards, committees, commissions and task forces as required; respond to inquiries and complaints; provide technical assistance to the public; prepare complex engineering reports and correspondence; perform related duties as assigned.
Principles and practices of effective supervision, training and performance management of assigned staff.
Principles, practices and techniques of engineering to direct projects from inception to completion.
Statistics and advanced mathematics including algebra and analytic geometry.
Correct usage of engineering equipment including computers, computer programs in the engineering field, calculators, drafting and surveying instruments.
Design principles, construction materials and the stress analyses required in planning highways and bridges.
Principles of mechanical engineering, structural engineering and surveying as they apply to the design of roads and bridges.
Prepare accurate engineering computations and drawings.
Formulate accurate plans, specifications, cost estimates and comprehensive engineering reports.
Supervise the preparation of engineering designs, plans and specifications in the construction and modification of public works facilities.
Understand, interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the work of professional and technical staff; develop and provide effective training.
Analyze situations accurately and take effective action.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Prepare and maintain clear, concise and comprehensive records and reports.
Use computer aided drafting to produce maps and other documents.
Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Adjust to changing workloads to meet deadlines.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the public, staff, other agencies and departments.
Lift up to 50 pounds.
Use computer equipment for extended periods of time to complete plans.
Walk on uneven ground for long periods of time.
Stand for long periods of times
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:
Experience: Four years of responsible professional civil engineering experience, including at least two years of which shall have been in a responsible capacity involving planning and design or acting as a resident engineer on large and varied construction projects and/or supervising the daily operations of land development, flood plain management and storm water management activities.
Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, land surveying, or a related field.
License or Certificate Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a civil engineer, mechanical engineer or professional land surveyor issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.
Possession of a valid Land Surveyor license is highly desired.
Possession of a valid California Driver's License
ADA Accommodation Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.
As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: integrity, accountability and service. County employees are servants of the public, and are held to the standards set forth in the Board of Supervisors' statements of Vision, Mission and Values.
The dedicated men and women who find careers at Napa County see public s...ervice as a calling, and perform to the best of their abilities daily. We know that through our efforts, we contribute to the health, safety and quality of life for our neighbors, our friends and our families.