This position is a member of the Engineering Department and will have a focus on planning and coordinating complex capital projects at the Palm Springs International Airport including those under the Terminal Ticketing Modernization Project and Master Plan; this position will assign, review, and participate in the work of staff responsible for coordinating aviation and civil capital improvement projects, including preparation of engineering designs and specifications; ensuring work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and performing the more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.
Examples of Essential and General Responsibilities:
Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review, and participate in the work of staff or consultants responsible for coordinating all phases associated with delivery of aviation and civil capital improvement projects, including environmental analysis; preparation of engineering designs, specifications, and estimates; right-of-way acquisition; and construction administration.
Coordinate with appropriate authorities, agencies, consulting engineers and developers.
Provide a variety of high level professional technical assistance and perform various duties related to assigned areas of work.
Establish schedules and methods for coordinating, administering and providing oversight of staff or consultants assigned capital improvement project; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources accordingly.
Research, collect, and evaluate technical data and information on matters relating to aviation and civil engineering.
Participate in the development of policies and procedures; monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures.
Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; implement approved policies and procedures.
Perform the more highly professional, technical, and complex aviation and civil engineering assignments.
Review engineering and architectural plans and calculations for accuracy and compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
Review and prepare various professional, technical, analytical reports on operations and activities, and other studies and projects as required.
Coordinate and perform technical analysis as necessary to prepare professional written reports and presentations for various City Commissions and City Council; provide verbal presentations at Commission and City Council meetings as directed.
Supervise and train assigned employees in their areas of work, including civil engineering design methods, procedures, and techniques.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings, regional agency meetings, and public meetings;
Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of aviation and civil engineering;
Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Minimum requirements must be clearly demonstrated on the application to be considered, however, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to compete further in the selection process. Experience requirements must be demonstrated in the "Work Experience" section of the application, other sections of the application will not be used to determine experience qualifications. (One year of work experience is the equivalent of 12 months of full-time work. "Full-time work" means at least 36 hours of work over a period of one week or 1,872 hours of work over a period of at least 12 months.) Qualifications noted as "desirable" or "preferred" are not included as part of the minimum requirements.
Five (5) years of professional aviation and/or civil engineering experience which included two (2) years as a registered civil engineer and one (1) year of associate level professional engineering experience with a private consulting firm or municipal/county agency is required.
Supervisory level administrative engineering experience directing the design and managing complex renovation and construction of Airport capital engineering projects is highly preferred.
Short and long term capital and operating budget projects management experience is preferred.
Complex capital budget and operating experience in public sector and aviation projects preferred.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. (Education may be substituted on a year for year basis with related job experience, experience is in addition to any other required experience.)
Training on Federal, state, local laws, and regulations as they relate to the construction of airport facilities is preferred.
License or Certificates
Possession of an appropriate, valid registered civil engineer license is required.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California registered traffic engineering license is preferred.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver license with a satisfactory driving record is required.
Must successfully complete a pre-employment background investigation, physical, and drug screen.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an Airport Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Badge, which is approved through the Federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is required.
Incumbents are enrolled in the California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Pull Notice Program. The DMV Pull Notice Program provides information on the incumbent's driving record and driving record status on a periodic basis to the City.
Working Conditions The following work environment and physical conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.
This position works in an office environment including exposure to computer screens and may require maintaining physical condition necessary for standing, walking, and sitting for prolonged periods; communicate in person and by telephone; operate standard computer and operations equipment; ability to exert light to moderate physical effort which may include climbing, bending, kneeling, reaching, lifting and carrying; drive from site to site.
A completed application and supplemental questionnaire are required by the closing date and time. As a candidate for the position, you will want to be sure your application accurately reflects your skills and abilities as they relate to the position to achieve maximum opportunity. Applications will be reviewed carefully and only those who appear to have the best qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process.
Minimum requirements must be clearly demonstrated on the application to be considered as this information will be used to determine minimum qualifications. Experience requirements must be demonstrated in the "Work Experience" section of the application, other sections of the application will not be used to determine experience qualifications.
Resumes and other documents may be submitted, however, they will not be used to determine minimum qualifications, please do not use phrases such as "see attached" or "see resume" as they will not be considered. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to compete further in the process. Minimum requirements must be met at the time of application submission unless stated otherwise.
The selection process for this position may include one or more of the following: application review, qualification review, written exam, practical exam, oral panel exam, and department interview.
Candidates must successfully pass each stage of the selection process above in order to continue to the next step. This process may be modified or changed depending on the number of qualified candidates.
Please remember to submit all your application materials by the closing date and time. Incomplete or applications received after the closing date and time cannot be considered. All information on the application is subject to investigation and verification.
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If you are ready to join the exciting Team Palm Springs and you meet the requirements detailed above, please click the apply button. For more information contact Human Resources at:
The City of Palm Springs 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262 www.palmspringsca.gov 760-323-8215
Applications must be received by 4:00 pm, October 31, 2019 in order to be considered for this opportunity. The City of Palm Springs reserves the right to accelerate or extend the "Closing Date" of open positions at any time, dependent upon the number of applications received
The City of Palm Springs is an equal employment opportunity employer and we encourage all persons to file applications. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, family or marital status, disability, medical condition or pregnancy, genetic information, religious or political affiliation, or veteran status.
Disaster Service Worker: In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, City of Palm Springs Employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
About City of Palm Springs
Nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, the City of Palm Springs is known for its crystal-blue skies, year-round sunshine, stunning landscape, and starry nights. Palm Springs’ rich history and gorgeous weather make it an ideal place to live and a preferred destination of travelers from all over the world. The City maintains the charm of a small town while offering the amenities of an urban center.
Palm Springs lies on the western edge of the Coachella Valley approximately 107 miles east of Los Angeles within the ecological area known as the Colorado Desert. The permanent population is approximately 50,000 and the City has over 5 million visitors annually. The City is known for valuing the diversity of its people and neighborhoods, celebrating a population that includes active senior and LGBT communities.
Residents of Palm Springs have access to shopping, galleries, restaurants, parks, recreational facilities, hiking trails, bike routes, a water park, and horseback riding as well as the scenic Palm Springs Aerial Tramway up Mt. San Jacinto. As the City enjoys 350 days of sunshine per year, Palm Springs’ community has year-round enjoyment of the outdoors. Palm Springs is... host to many parades, festivals and the famed Palm Springs International Film Festival. Residents of Palm Springs find that the City is an ideal community to call home.