Job Opportunity

Principal Civil Engineer
Marin County

Date Posted:

February 10, 2016


$9,639 – $11,837/Month


The Marin County Human Resources Department and the Marin County Department of Public Works are announcing a recruitment for the position of Principal Civil Engineer. There is one full-time vacancy in the Flood Control & Water Resources Division. The eligibility list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions that may occur in this assignment and any other assignments while the list remains active. Eligibility lists remain active for a minimum of six (6) months.

Principal Civil Engineers are the division head classification within the professional engineer series, assigned as chief over a major engineering division of the Department of Public Works whose staff is engaged in a wide variety of engineering projects and/or programs. The position has responsibility for implementing multiple and complex programs of extremely broad scope that are characterized by highly difficult and sensitive public, engineering and legislative issues. Incumbents will be expected to exercise substantial initiative, judgment and expertise in administering the programs of these divisions. The current vacancy is in the Flood Control and Water Resources Division. The Division manages many County flood risk reduction initiatives and the Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.


The Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate has registration as a professional Civil Engineer and experience in flood control and water resources engineering. They have experience successfully managing complex civil engineering projects, including planning and evaluating projects and completing project deliverables on schedule. The ideal candidate effectively manages program budgetary, staff and consultant resources, makes decisions regarding service quality levels, and makes clear decisions for the effective execution of program plans. In addition, the ideal candidate provides clear interpretation of civil engineering regulations and policies and maintains successful working relationships with governmental boards, commissions and members of the general public. The ideal candidate has experience in delivering flood control projects to reduce flooding and enhance the environment.

Minimum Qualifications: Five years of increasingly responsible professional engineering experience which provides the knowledge and skill requirements as listed in the class specification.

License Requirements: Registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers.

How to Apply:

Resumes are not accepted in lieu of County application and supplemental application form. Apply online at: or contact Marin County HR Dept, Rm 415, 3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael, CA 94903 or call (415) 473-6104. EEO/TTY

Filing Deadline:

Monday, February 29, 2016, 4pm

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