Description Under direction of the Director of Public Works and/or the City Engineer, the Deputy City Engineer directs, manages, coordinates and supervises the Engineering Division and general office staff in the planning, design, construction and the maintenance of public works improvements, including the coordination and administration of contracts for Public Works; coordinates assigned activities with other City departments and divisions and outside agencies; provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director of Public Works and/or the City Engineer; assists in the preparation of the department budget and capital improvement programs; as assigned, acts as the City Engineer in the absence of the City Engineer with no additional compensation and performs related duties.
Supervision Received Works under the general supervision of the Director of Public Works.
Supervision Exercised Exercised direct supervision over professional, technical and clerical engineering staff.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following functions are typical for this classification. The incumbent may not perform all of the listed functions and/or may be required to perform additional or different functions from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
May perform the administrative, policy and technical duties of the Director of Public Works and/or the City Engineer; manage and ensure compliance of environmental programs, such as the storm water program and water conservation program.
Represent the Public Works Department to maintain liaison with appropriate County, State, and Federal agencies and community stakeholders as assigned; coordinate with the Field Operations Division to implement projects and programs.
Manage, direct, coordinate and supervise daily operations of the Engineering Division;
Delegate specific projects and tasks to engineering staff, assist in the preparation of the budget and Capital Improvement Programs for the Public Works Department;
Prepare and review engineering plans and specifications for the construction of streets, sewers, storm drains, structures, water distribution facilities, street lighting and traffic control facilities;
Responsible for administration of construction and professional services contracts, prepare plan layouts, details and drawings;
Prepare engineering calculations, monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures;
Prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence, meet with private developers and engineers to review private developments and related public works improvements for conformance to City standards and policies, resolve any problems related to these developments, ensure compliance with appropriate laws and guidelines;
Approve engineering plans and specifications, supervise the making and spreading of assessments, oversee special assessment districts, prepare cost estimates; supervise and direct lower level engineering personnel and general office staff in operation of all phases of public works responsibilities; Secure grants, make presentations to business and community groups, City Commissions and City Council, and perform related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM & DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience Any combination equivalent to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering or related field and five (5) years of responsible professional experience in the design and construction of Public Works projects including three (3) years of supervisory experience.
License/Certification/Special Requirements Certification as a registered Civil Engineer (P.E.) from the State of California; possession of a valid Class "C" California Driver's License and proof of insurance is required at appointment and throughout employment in this position.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: organization and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs; municipal Public Works (planning, design and construction); principles and practices of civil and structural engineering; procedures and construction methods in Public Works projects; municipal budget and capital improvement preparation and administration; principals of supervision, training and performance evaluation; pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
Ability to: manage, direct and coordinate the work of supervisory, professional and technical personnel; select, supervise, train and evaluate staff; analyze problems and identify alternative solutions, interpret and apply Federal, State, local policies, procedures, laws and regulations; communicate clearly, concisely, both orally and in writing; assist in the preparation of the department budget; prepare contract documents, plans and specifications and engineers estimates; supervise construction and professional services contracts; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including a variety of City and governmental officials, community groups and the general public.
California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Pull Notice System: An incumbent appointed to this position is subject to enrollment in the California DMV Pull Notice Program. The Pull Notice program provides information on the incumbent's driving record and Driver's License status on a periodic basis to the City of South Gate. An employee assigned a City vehicle must acknowledge receipt and understanding of City Administrative Regulations covering the use of City vehicles.
Physical Demands and Work Environment The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, and talk or hear; and may stand for extended periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office and moderately loud when outdoors. Incumbents are occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, traffic, dust, gas, fumes, and chemicals.
About City of South Gate
The City of South Gate is a busy urban community consisting of residential, commercial, and industrial development, spread over 7.41 square miles. It is currently ranked the 59th largest city in California with a population of approximately 100,000. Strategically located along the 710 freeway, the City is just 12 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.
The City is in a state of revitalization with many new development projects on the near horizon. As we look to the future we are heartened by the many opportunities for economic growth. We are looking for (a) dynamic individual(s) to join our employment team and work alongside our civic leaders, residents, and business owners committed to promoting and maintaining a safe and prosperous community in which to live and work.