Be a Part of this Exciting Opportunity for Career Advancement as a
Deputy Director – Engineering Services
Bring your Technical Expertise and Supervisory Skills to Work for the City
Starting salary up to $151,305/Annually, and a competitive total compensation package
Take the lead the solving complex engineering systems problems and manage exciting, challenging capital improvements projects ranging from water & wastewater, roadway paving & widening, bicycle & pedestrian facilities, new & renovated parks, bridge construction, creek restorations, and many more
Manage a diverse and interesting workload in all phases of engineering, from planning and design through construction on a project portfolio averaging $60 million each year with plans to grow that in future years
The Benefits of City Employment In addition to offering a challenging, rewarding work environment and excellent salary, the City of Santa Rosa provides a generous suite of benefits, including retirement through CalPERS, a competitive leave accrual package, your choice of three health plans, a flexible spending program, employer contributions to a Retiree Health Savings plan, and top of the line employer paid vision and dental coverage. More information regarding benefits associated with this position can be found in the Unit 18 MOU and on our Miscellaneous Employee Benefits Page. Capital Projects Engineering The Deputy Director of Engineering Services will direct, plan, and review the activities of the Capital Projects Engineering Division in the Transportation and Public Works Department. This position supervises and participates in professional engineering design, planning, and related activities. This includes working on long- and short-range project planning, property rights/acquisition, resources management, and water reuse.
Additionally, the Deputy Director oversees approximately 50 professional, technical, and administrative support staff, ensuring high-quality work and providing highly complex and accountable staff assistance.
Our Ideal Candidate The successful candidate will be a self-driven professional, with the ability to establish and strengthen a wide variety of work relationships. We are looking for excellent written and verbal communication skills, engaging presentation abilities, and experience in successfully leading, building, and evaluating team members. In addition, the ideal candidate will have:
The ability to successfully advocate for change
A BS/MS Degree in Civil Engineering
Current registration as a Professional Engineer in California or the ability to obtain registration within 12 months
A minimum of 5 years in an administrative/managerial capacity, involving the performance of professional engineering work
Please complete a thoughtful and thorough Supplemental Questionnaire submission. As part of the selection process, your responses to these questions will be scored using criteria specific to this position. Responses such as "See Resume" may be cause for examination disqualification.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
About the Position: Some of the responsibilities of a Deputy Director may include the following duties and responsibilities.
Develop and implement the division and program goals, objectives, policies, and priorities
Select, train, supervise, and evaluate staff
Prepare and administer assigned division budget
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to the work of the assigned division and make the procedural changes necessary to keep the division in compliance
Make presentations to City Council, boards, commissions, and committees as may be required
Defend and discuss projects, programs, and operations in a complex political environment
Coordinate engineering activities with other City departments, divisions and sections, and with outside agencies
Coordinate technical, administrative, and public relations activities of an assigned division with other City divisions, and with outside agencies
Serve as Acting Director or City Engineer in the absence of the Director
In addition, the Capital Projects Engineering Division Deputy Director will:
Supervise the development of plans and estimates for construction and major repair of public works systems
Confer with supervisors and assistants regarding project priorities and progress
Supervise the construction of capital programs, including inspection, contract administration and claims avoidance
Participate in the preparation of the capital improvement program and budget
Review and sign engineering drawings, contract documents, work orders, and purchase orders
Supervise and participate in the preparation of special engineering and environmental studies and reports
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of engineering as applied to public works projects and systems; methods and techniques used in the design and construction of a variety of public works projects; modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding civil engineering; applicable federal and state laws and regulations; applicable laws and regulatory codes related to the development and construction of public works projects; principles and practices of organization, administration, budget and personnel management.
Ability to: Supervise the preparation of complex engineering and environmental studies, work schedules, plans, maps, reports, workload forecasts, cost estimates, and specifications; perform complex engineering calculations; read engineering plans; use finely calibrated engineering instruments; interpret governmental laws and regulations and develop working policies and procedures to comply with them; select, train, supervise, coach and evaluate staff; formulate and present policy recommendations; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; effectively present to the public; establish effective working relationships and work collaboratively with those contacted in the course of work; understand and set the example for a team-oriented, positive work environment; and communicate the work of the assigned division to the general public and other City departments in layman's terms; exercise judgment and make difficult decisions.
Capital Projects Engineering Division: Plan, direct and coordinate public works engineering projects; check, design, and supervise the construction of a wide variety of public facilities
Experience and Education: Any combination that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience - Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in an administrative and/or managerial capacity involving the performance of professional engineering work, water distribution and wastewater collection, treatment and disposal systems, including sufficient supervisory, coordination, and operation experience, to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above. Education - Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, sanitary engineering, or a related field. A master's degree in engineering, public administration, or a related field is highly desirable. License/Certification - Possession of a valid, Class C, California Drivers License, or be able to demonstrate the ability to travel on scheduled or unscheduled visits to various locations within and/or outside of the City, which may or may not be reachable by public transportation. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a certificate of registration as a professional engineer in civil engineering in the State of California is required prior to the completion of probation.
The Selection Process
1. Required Qualifications Screen Applications and responses to the Supplemental Questions will be reviewed to determine if the above required qualifications have been met on a Pass/Fail basis.
2. Application Appraisal Candidates meeting the required qualifications will have the answers to their Supplemental Questions rated by a panel of subject matter experts, to determine those most qualified to move forward in the selection process. Tentative Date Range for the Application Appraisal is Mid to Late April
3. Interviews Interviews for top ranking candidates will take place via Zoom. Tentative Date Range for the Interviews is late April to Early May.