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City Engineer

American Society of Civil Engineers
Hanford, CA 93230


The City of Hanford is recruiting one (1) vacancy in the Utilities and Engineering Department.  The position will plan, organize, direct and coordinate the activities of the Engineering division within the Utilities and Engineering Department; coordinate division activities with other divisions and City departments; and provide highly complex staff assistance to the Public Works and Utilities and Engineering Directors.

Examples of Duties

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Develop and implement division goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
Plan, organize and direct division activities.
Direct, oversee and participate in the development of division work plans; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
Prepare division capital and operating budgets; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; administer the approved budget.
Recommend the appointment of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures as required; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the division.
Oversee public works requirements on private development, including review of conditions of approval, meeting with developers, and assuring compliance with local standards and master plans.
Oversee the implementation of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP); assign projects and inspectors
Prepare technical studies and evaluate new technologies to assist in efficient delivery of projects and maintenance of facilities.
Prepare grant applications, complying with federal funding requirements.
Represent the division and department to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
Perform related duties as assigned.



Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of public works management including civil and traffic engineering.
Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws.
Methods, techniques and practices of AutoCad, GIS, and engineering design.
Modern office practices, methods and computer equipment.
Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.
Budgeting procedures and techniques.
Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.
Ability to:
On a continuous basis, analyze technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve division related issues; remember various rules and procedures; and explain and interpret policy.
On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone; write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
Interpret and apply City, department, and division policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Supervise, train and evaluate staff.
Use sound judgment in recognizing scope of authority.
Operate and use modern office equipment including computers and applicable software.
Maintain regular attendance and adhere to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities.
Utilize appropriate safety procedures and practices for assigned duties.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Relate effectively with people of varied academic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy.
Establish and maintain effective, cooperative and collaborative working relationships with others.
Work beyond normal business hours, attend evening meetings and/or perform weekend work, and travel.
Experience and Education
Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Five years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal public works programs, including two years of administrative and management responsibility.
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, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license.
Possession of a California Certificate of Registration as a professional civil engineer.


City of Hanford
319 N. Douty Street

Hanford, California, 93230
(559) 585-2520


Internal Number: 19/20-05


Posted: 2019-08-05 Expires: 2019-09-04

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American Society of Civil Engineers
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