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Organization:  County Of Napa
Job Category:  Water and Sewers: Stormwater
Water and Sewers
Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  California (CA)
City:  Napa
Post Code:  94559
Salary and Benefits:  Annual Salary Range: $77,438 to $93,059 D.O.Q.


APPLY DIRECTLY AT: http://www.napacountycareers.com



Human Resources 1195 Third Street, Suite 110 Napa, CA 94559





Associate Engineer

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY $37.23 - $44.74 Hourly $2,978.40 - $3,579.20 Biweekly $6,453.20 - $7,754.93 Monthly $77,438.40 - $93,059.20 Annually



JOB TYPE: Full Time

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

LOCATION: County Administration - 1195 Third Street, Napa



The Napa Valley - Internationally known for its fine wines exciting restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 130,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.

Located in the heart of California’s preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and recreational opportunities.

The Napa Valley’s strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big city amenities.


The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the employer of choice for more than 1,300 employees.

As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community’s values: integrity, accountability, and service.


The Associate Engineer performs difficult professional field and office civil engineering work. They serve as project leader on special/major projects or assignments and perform difficult research work while preparing comprehensive reports and making recommendations on engineering problems.

The County is seeking qualified applicants in each of the following specialized areas:

Transportation (CIP): Project management of Napa County transportation related capital improvement projects during the planning, environmental clearance/permitting, design and construction project delivery phases.

Building Facilities (CIP): Project management of Napa County building facilities related capital improvement projects during the planning, environmental clearance/permitting, design and construction project delivery phases.

Water Resources: Project management of Napa County and Special District related water projects during the planning, environmental clearance/permitting, design and construction project delivery phases.


There are supplemental questions that must be completed in addition to your application. Questions one through six are required. However, questions seven through nine are specific to the area(s) of expertise for which you are applying.

PLEASE NOTE: If you check a box for an area of expertise, but do not answer the corresponding supplemental question(s), your application cannot be considered.
For questions regarding the application process, please contact Kevin.Lemieux@countyofnapa.org.

At the conclusion of the application period on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 5:00 PM PDT, names of all qualified candidates will be sent to the Department with screening of applications scheduled to take place the week of June 16, 2014. Panel interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of July 14, 2014.

Human Resources reserves the right to make changes to the recruitment process and schedule at any time.


Plan, organize, review and perform the design and preparation of drawings, specifications, and estimates in connection with the construction, alteration and/or maintenance of a wide variety of engineering projects/facilities. Perform difficult professional field and office engineering work including design and inspection in one or more specialized areas such as storm water pollution prevention, water and wastewater systems operations, airport and flood control facilities, design and construction of public facilities. Develop standards and perform plan checks and field reviews of storm water facilities for compliance. Serve as project leader on special/major projects or assignments performing difficult professional-level engineering work including cost analysis, projected timelines for the various stages of assigned projects, progress reports and required specialized research. Review, analyze and conduct specialized technical studies and investigations; review and check construction plans which may include complex structural work requiring material stress analyses; perform difficult research work preparing comprehensive reports and make recommendations on engineering problems. Select, review and manage the work of consultants; request proposals and prepare consultant agreements for special studies; meet and confer with contractors and consultants on assigned projects to assure compliance with contract requirements, County codes and design requirements and to resolve problems. Participate in designing additions, modifications and other changes to County buildings and other structures. Check structural calculations and plans prepared by private engineering firms submitting improvement plans. Make presentations to various boards, commissions and the public on technical matters.



Basic knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of civil and/or mechanical engineering.

Basic principles of physics, chemistry and mathematics as applied to civil and/or mechanical engineering.

Basic knowledge of surveying, statics, stress analysis and the mechanics of construction.

Basic knowledge of the uses of engineering construction principles and the properties of maintenance materials.

Basic knowledge of the common terminology used to describe real property.

Working knowledge of the principles and practices of civil and/or mechanical engineering as applied to the design, construction, and maintenance of a variety of public facilities including County roads, bridges, drainage systems, water and wastewater systems, public buildings and related facilities.

Working knowledge of efficient usage of engineering equipment including computers, computer programs in the engineering field, calculators, drafting and surveying instruments.

Principles, practices and techniques of project management to take charge of projects from inception to completion.

Stress analysis and statics, strength, properties, and uses of materials employed in road, drainage and related engineering construction.


Make accurate computations and engineering notes.

Prepare plans and specifications including design and layout work.

Analyze situations accurately and take effective action.

Prepare clear and comprehensive technical reports and recommendations.

Utilize engineering computer aided software.

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; make presentation to groups.

Design engineering structures and facilities of varying difficulty in design and construction.

Prepare detailed plans and specifications using computer aided design and drafting systems.

Retain and recall factual, technical data and legal provisions.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, other departments and agencies, the private sector and the public.

Walk on uneven ground for long periods of time.

Stand for long periods of times.

Lift up to 50 pounds.

Use computer equipment for extended periods of time to complete plans.

Adjust to changing workloads to meet deadlines.

Organize work.

Establish priorities and set goals and objectives.

Work independently in the absence of supervision.



Three years of professional-level civil or mechanical engineering experience.


Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in civil or mechanical engineering.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a civil or mechanical engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License.

ADA Accommodation

Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.

Napa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.napacountycareers.com
OR 1195 Third Street, Suite 110, Napa, CA 94559


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