Civil Engineering Division Manager

  • Sonoma County, CA
  • Santa Rosa, California
  • Mar 04, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management Engineering Public Works
  • Salary: $109,406.84 - $132,970.42 Annually

Job Description

Position Information

Transportation and Public Works seeksan experiencedcivil engineer to manage their Road and Bridge Division. Starting salary up to $63.71/hour ($132,970/year) plus a cash allowance of $600/month.*

When you join theCounty of Sonomayou becomea memberof a strong work family and a rewarding work environment. We also offer a competitive total compensation package, including*:
  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,500 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • County paid premium contribution to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Retiree Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible forup to8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
Transportation and Public Works (TPW) provides road construction and maintenance services throughout the County of Sonoma. It is through stewardship and innovation that the department plans, builds, manages, and maintains the County's investment in quality services and infrastructure. To meet TPW's operational goals, the Engineering Division Manager manages staff and engineering activities related to the administrative operation of the Division's Construction, Design, Materials Lab, Land Development, Survey, andTraffic sections. Managerial responsibilities include a focus on fiscal accountability, and the creation of performance goals and objectives associated with the delivery of road and bridge capital projects. The idealcandidate for this executive management position has:
  • A State of California Civil Engineering License
  • Extensive knowledge of requirements concerning the design, construction, and inspection methodology necessary for federal, state, and local funded road and bridge construction projects
  • Working knowledge of the Caltrans process for all types of projects, including major capital projects
  • Considerableexperience applying the principles and practicesof modern budget, program, and systems management
  • Experiencesupervising and coordinating the work of Public Works staff involved in the design, land development, survey, traffic, and construction of bridges and highways
The County of Sonoma isthe place to live, work, and build your career. When you join the County of Sonoma, you'll have the freedom to explore the beauty of our county -its picturesque coastline, majestic redwoods, historic towns, fine dining, award winning wineries, and a wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities. For additional information about our community and the services we provide, please visit and TPW'S website .

*Salary is negotiable within the established salary range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can be foundin the County of Sonoma Salary Resolution (SalRes) . The Civil Service title of this position is Engineering Division Manager. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary)positions as they occur during the active status of the list. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment .APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Normally, any combination of experience which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed herein. Normally, five years of full-time, professional engineering experience, including two years at the level of Senior Civil Engineer with the County of Sonoma would provide such opportunity.

License: Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers. Registration may be documented by presentation of the applicable certificate. It is highly desirable for the incumbent of the position allocated to the Permit and Resource Management Department to have both a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer and as a Licensed Land Surveyor. Possession of a valid California driver's license is required for various assignments.

Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Extensive knowledge of: the principles, practices, and techniques of civil engineering; statistics and advanced mathematics including algebra and analytic geometry; topographic and construction surveying, stress analysis, analytical mechanics and the strength, properties and uses of construction materials; common methods and equipment utilized in engineering construction and of inspection methods used in reviewing such work; real property descriptions; civil engineering design and drafting methods and equipment; legal requirements concerning the design, construction and inspection methodology necessary for private and commercial structures as well as major construction projects; the daily operations of a modern solid waste disposal facility.

Considerable knowledge of: the principles and practices relating to modern budget, program and systems management; English syntax and grammar; the principles, practices and techniques of supervision and training.

Working knowledge of: building inspection as well as plan checking practices and techniques.

Ability to: successfully manage complex and technical engineering assignments; effectively supervise and direct the work of professional, technical, and operations staff; plan and organize various aspects of the work relating to administration, budget, and general management matters; make accurate mathematical calculations; read, understand and interpret complex technical and legal documents, maps, technical drawings and plans; listen attentively and participate in negotiations by providing required data and information; adjust workload changes and work under stress to meet deadlines; develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of representatives from governmental and private agencies, construction and consultant contractors, coworkers and the public; write and direct the preparation of technical reports, correspondence, and maintain records; provide effective leadership in the development of new or improved procedures; analyze and review staff reports and recommendations and give constructive criticism; effectively assemble organize and present in written and/or oral form, reports containing alternative solutions and recommendations regarding specific resources, plans and policies; speak before groups regarding department plans, projects and functions.

Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying

  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.
Please visit Getting-a-Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process.

Responses to supplemental questions will be used in assessing minimum qualifications. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient.The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:
An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (Weight 100%). Each application and supplemental questionnaire will be thoroughly evaluated for satisfaction of minimum qualifications and relevance of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position. Candidates possessing the most appropriate job-related qualifications will be placed on an employment list and referred to the department for selection interviews.


A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.

Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.


Applications are accepted on-line at: . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.

The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people.Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information.

HR Analyst: CG
HR Technician: EP