Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.


Step I Step II Step III Step IV Step V
$45.31 $47.58 $49.95 $52.45 $55.07

This is an Exempt position in the Management Bargaining Unit


Final filing deadline: Open until filled.

A current DMV printout is required with all applications. Must pass pre-placement physical and drug screen.


Under direction of Engineering Department Manager, performs a wide variety of engineering tasks necessary to facilitate the daily engineering operations of the District; administers contracts, and drafts agreements and policies; interacts with contractors, developers, consultants, engineers, and others to carry out the objectives of the Board of Directors.

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  1. Reviews subdivision improvement plans and calculations to ensure compliance with District standards and approves plans as authorized by the Board of Directors.
  2. Plans, organizes, and supervises engineering functions of the District, including the design, construction, alteration, and maintenance of all works and field operations.
  3. Prepares professional engineering hydraulic/hydrology studies, field surveys, and other civil engineering studies for public works projects.
  4. May inspect District facilities to identify the need for replacement and/or repair, makes field inspections to gather information and to verify work in progress, reviews reports, plans, and specifications for conformance to District requirements.
  5. Serves as department supervisor in the absence of the Engineering Department Manager. May prepare staff reports and oral presentations to the Board of Directors and attend meetings with outside agencies and administrators to coordinate activities and carry out directives of the Board as directed by supervisor.
  6. Works closely with supervisor on a variety of matters including the drafting and implementation of agreements and policy documents; confers with staff and consulting engineers about engineering problems.
  7. Negotiates with public agencies, contractors, and consultants on behalf of the District and administers contracts for studies and projects initiated by the District; resolves contractor disputes as assigned.
  8. Works closely with other District departments to provide support activities and coordinate projects and maintenance functions.
  9. Reviews project referrals from outside agencies, and prepares written responses to ensure that proposed projects comply with District standards.
  10. Prepares legal descriptions and provides engineering functions necessary to conduct surveys and hydraulic analysis for the design of District facilities for District projects; provides similar review functions on private and public works projects affecting District facilities.
  11. Assists in the management of a variety of water resource issues such as groundwater usage, drainage, conservation, environmental impacts, and permitting matters; reviews and responds to general plans, planning documents, environmental impact reports, master plans, water resource documents, and various statistical reports.
  12. Administers storm drainage requirements, contracts, and agreements with various public agencies, private companies, and individuals as assigned.
  13. Coordinates activities to ensure compliance with required standards for dam safety.
  14. Meets with the general public and others to answer questions and resolve problems related to all facets of District operations.
  15. Works with Engineering Department Manager and others to prepare an annual budget and recommend major purchases and expenditures.
  16. Makes recommendations to supervisor on a variety of issues involving the District; informs staff and administers District policies and procedures in accordance with the rules, regulations, and directives ofthe District.
  17. Operates a variety of software applications including CAD, mapping and GIS software.
  18. Handles tasks associated with the processing of encroachment documents, quitclaims, easements, and structure permits.
  19. Evaluate current water distribution practices in cooperation with other District staff and work to develop and implement more efficient methods.
  20. Performs related duties as required.

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

    Knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices, and methods of civil engineering as applicable to the design and construction of irrigation and drainage systems and related structures.
  • Principles of drafting, surveying, cartography, hydraulics and hydrology.
  • Materials and equipment used in the construction of irrigation and drainage system facilities.
  • Principles of storm water management techniques, water code regulations, and related legal requirements.
  • Real estate principles and practices.
  • Construction methods and inspection techniques.
  • Agricultural principles and practices and water delivery methods and techniques and water operation terms and procedures.
  • Federal, state, regional, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines related to water quality, environmental safety, and District operations.
  • Development of engineering designs, construction standards, and specifications.
  • Cost estimating and contract administration; technical report writing.
  • Budget development and expenditure control, including development of capital improvement plans.
  • Principles of supervision, organization, training, and effective personnel management.
  • Various aspects of computer operations.
    Ability to:
  • Interpret, and implement District polices.
  • Understand, interpret, and prepare legal property descriptions and engineering reports, and map preparations and regulations relating to the Subdivision Map Act.
  • Operate a variety of engineering and mapping software; operates survey equipment including level, transit, total station, and GPS equipment.
  • Oversee and conduct construction inspections and field surveys.
  • Analyze operations, initiate projects, and respond to District growth.
  • Prepare comprehensive technical reports and recommendations.
  • Conduct engineering research work and solve complex engineering problems usmg a variety of engmeenng techniques.
  • Deal tactfully and courteously with the public, contractors, and representatives of other agencies in representing District operational and engineering functions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, public administration, management, or a related field.


Five years of increasingly responsible engineering experience including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility. Experience with a water district or similar agency is desirable.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a registered Engineer issued by the State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers.

Possession of an appropriate California operator's license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. A good driving record of at least two (2) years duration, as evidenced by freedom from multiple or serious traffic violations or accidents. Possession and continuance of a driving record that does not cause adverse effect on the District's automobile insurance rates is required.

The conditions herein 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 job functions.

Environment: Work is performed in an indoor and outdoor setting, with travel from site to site and exposure to inclement weather, noise, dust, and fumes; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces, including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office and field setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

This job description bas been prepared to define typical duties that an employee is expected to perform in this classification. It is not intended to limit the work which may be performed since other tasks may be assigned that are similar in nature. Further, specific duties may be changed or deleted from time to time as deemed necessary or prudent by the Manager.