From its earliest days, the City of Rancho Cucamonga was dubbed the “City with a Plan” and over the past forty years, we have been creating a World Class Community. So, what does this have to do with engineering? Everything! Engineering is more than simply building and maintaining roads, it’s about providing the built environment that is the context for the people and the places of our lives. As we move into our fifth decade as a City, we are continuing to build a World Class Community for our children and grandchildren to enjoy. One that takes the best parts of our past and continues growing and reimagining itself for the future. We are excited to have the opportunity to play a big part in what is coming next for our community, especially as we work to update our General Plan and daily work to implement the community’s vision. Whether it is through collaborative long-range planning, high quality design and construction of the built environment, by ensuring that our environment stays clean and sustainable, or by providing reliable and innovative utility services to residents and businesses.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Our next Deputy Director of Engineering Services will be a self-motivated leader who enjoys working as part of teams (large and small) using innovative, strategic, and forward-thinking approaches to solve complex problems to build great cities. This leader will be adept at building a strong and agile team through a combination of professional development, technical advice and direction, and high-quality management. They will be passionate about serving the community and enjoy working with the public to solve problems and make a difference in the daily lives of community members.
You'll be responsible for:
Being a part of building a World Class City.
Knowing Why! Being the Best! and Leaving an Inheritance!
Leading and managing a motivated team of professionals on a variety of challenging land development, transportation, and capital projects.
Supporting and advising the Director, Deputy City Managers, City Manager, City Council, Planning Commission and other City committees regarding engineering related issues.
Advising and coordinating on strategic planning and management matters as part of the department’s leadership team.
Overseeing, evaluating, and projecting costs and revenues for the annual budget.
Telling the Engineering Services Department’s story.
For more information about this position please visit www.cityofrc.us/rcjobs.
APPLICATION PROCESS All applicants are required to apply online at www.cityofrc.us.Closing date is 5:00 pm on Thursday, February 18, 2021 or until a sufficient number of applications have been received.
Education and/or Experience: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineer, public administration, business administration, electrical engineering, or related field and five to eight years of increasingly responsible experience involving a major division of a governmental agency or private utility company. A master’s degree in public administration or additional related professional engineering coursework, training, and certification are highly desirable.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Operational characteristics, services and activities of a broad-based engineering services department; principles of municipal budget preparation and control; principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation; modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment; ability to decide the time, place, and sequence of operations within an organizational framework, as well as the ability to oversee their execution; recent developments, current literature and sources of information related to departmental services, planning, and administration; public relations principles and techniques; ability to manage and direct a group of workers, including the ability to provide counseling, mediation, conflict resolution, and team building. Ability to persuade, convince, and train others. Organize, direct and implement programs suited to the needs of the community; considerable knowledge of municipal engineering, transportation, environmental programs, and utility functions; ensure compliance with Federal, State and local rules, laws, and regulations; select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff; perform responsible and difficult work involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative; understand the organization and operation of the City and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities; interpret and apply administrative and department policies and procedures; coordinate and compile information and statistics into complete records and reports; operate and use modern office equipment including a computer; work cooperatively with other departments, City officials and outside agencies; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals. Ability to analyze and categorize data and information using established criteria, in order to determine consequences and to identify and select alternatives; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including a variety of City and other government officials, community groups, and the general public.
Incumbents designated at Deputy City Engineer are knowledgeable in the principles and practices of civil engineering, land development, public works construction, transportation planning and operations, and land surveying.
Incumbents designated as Utility Manager are knowledgeable in the principles and practices of electric utility operations, management, and organization; principles and practices of electrical and civil engineering; methods, materials, techniques, and equipment used in the construction and operation of a municipal utility; customer service, billing and collections, and administrative and financial practices involving a municipal utility; electric utility requirements, power resource management practices, regulatory oversight, and laws and construction codes related to the development, construction, and operation of an electric utility; recent developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding electric utility administration, finance, engineering, and operations;
Licenses, Certificates; Special Requirements: Possession of a certificate of registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California is required for designation as Deputy City Engineer. Registration as a Professional Traffic Engineer or licensure as a Professional Land Surveyor in the State of California is highly desirable.
A valid Class C California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the City's Vehicle Insurance Policy. Ability to work extended hours.
About City of Rancho Cucamonga
The City of Rancho Cucamonga is not your average public agency employer. We have evolved from the antiquated civil service government employment of the past. Our driving staff force, known as Team RC, embodies a culture of innovation and collaboration. We believe that our employees are the best representation of our values and we strive to be on the cutting edge of diversity, inclusion, and technology.
When you join Team RC, whether you're front-and-center or behind-the-scenes, you can rest assured that your work makes an impact in the community you serve. Our enthusiasm for public service and our commitment to continuous learning helps Team RC focus on what really matters...service and people.