There is a current permanent, full-time vacancy with Community Development Resource Agency (CDRA) in the Engineering and Surveying division. This position will have an emphasis on engineering plan checking to ensure compliance with relevant codes and standards. Incumbents will be required to coordinate with other County departments and outside consultants, particularly contract land developers and design consultants/ engineers.
The Community Development Resource Agency (CDRA) regulates land use and development in the unincorporated area of Placer County. The Agency maintains offices in the Auburn and Tahoe area. To learn more about the Community Development Resource Agency, please click here.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Perform professional and technical engineering work relative to assigned area of responsibility such as design, construction, land development, transportation and traffic planning, surveying and mapping, solid waste and landfill operations, assessment district engineering, and storm control and flood control engineering.
Design and prepare plans and specifications for public works projects including roads, storm drains, utility lines, landfill, and related projects; develop revised design and construction standards for public works structures and appurtenances; research project design requirements; perform calculations and prepare estimates of time and material costs.
Administer design and construction contracts; coordinate and review the work of outside consultants; review and recommend payments and billing for contracted services related to assigned projects; negotiate prices and schedules, as necessary; perform as resident engineer on construction projects as assigned.
Participate in the plan check, review, processing, and permitting of plans for private developments affecting County roads, drains and related public works facilities; assure compliance with appropriate codes, ordinances, rules and regulations.
Participate in environmental review of proposed land development projects; represent the Department at various public hearings and meetings; and set conditions of approval.
Review proposed land development relative to impact on County transportation system; identify and formulate short and long term roadway needs, including traffic forecasting; gather and analyze a variety of data related to roadway conditions and traffic; and evaluate funding mechanisms and develop traffic impact fee systems.
Perform traffic engineering services relative to existing and proposed roads including signing and striping needs and review and investigation of accidents and claims; participate in preparation and maintenance of road and accident record systems; and perform traffic studies.
Request and participate in the collection of survey and mapping data.
Oversee County landfill and other solid waste disposal facilities, including active, inactive and closed sites; review operators' contract compliance and administer consultant contracts; authorize progress payments; submit required regulatory reports; and make recommendations regarding operation and/or closing as appropriate.
Coordinate activities relative to the formation and administration of benefit assessment districts and dependent special districts; develop and monitor project financing; administer related consultant contracts including engineering, financial, and bond counsel; prepare and administer annual district budgets and administer vendor contracts to provide district services.
Conduct engineering studies related to hydrologic and hydraulic engineering, including flood routing analyses, storage, and retention, and methods of storm runoff collection; conduct erosion control analyses and administer erosion control programs.
Coordinate public works activities with other County departments, divisions, and sections and with outside agencies.
Interface with and respond to the public in a variety of settings, including public meetings, in the office or in the field, and by telephone or through written correspondence; prepare technical and engineering reports and studies and visual presentations.
Train and lead subordinate staff as assigned.
May approve designs.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.
Experience: Two years of responsible professional engineering experience performing duties similar to a Junior Engineer with Placer County.
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 or Certificate:
Possession of an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certificate.
May need to possess a valid California driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
Internal Number: 2018-14202-01
About Placer County
Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, westward through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn. For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov