Principal Civil Engineer (Flood Control & Water Conservation District) – County of Marin

Marin County

Client: County of Marin
(San Rafael, California)
Position: Principal Civil Engineer
(Flood Control & Water Conservation District)
Closing Date: Closed

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The County of Marin is conducting a statewide and national search to attract highly experienced professionals wishing to join a robust and high-performance organization. Reporting to an Assistant Director of Public Works, the Principal Civil Engineer (Flood Control & Water Conservation District) serves as the Division Manager for the Flood Control & Water Conservation District (The District). This position manages a staff of 22. The District seeks to reduce the risk of flooding for the protection of life and property while utilizing sustainable practices. The District aims to meet this mission through effective, transparent, and responsive planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of District-owned facilities such as stormwater pump stations, detention basins, bypass drains, creeks, ditches, and levees. The District’s collects revenue via ad valorem taxes and fees paid by property owners in one of eight flood zones covering distinct geographical areas within the District. Sea level rise adaptation planning is a collaborative effort by multiple agencies, partners, and municipalities, including the County of Marin and is led by The District. All expenditures by the District require authorization by the District Board of Supervisors. The five members of the Marin County Board of Supervisors serve on the District’s board. The position regularly interacts with surrounding local government agencies, community and stakeholder groups and is often responsible for contractors and consultants. The Principal Civil Engineer is also responsible for developing and administering operating and capital budgets, administering contracts, procurement, grant management, and interfacing with Regional Water Quality Control Board, Fish & Wildlife, and Corps of Engineers.

Bachelor’s degree is not required. Applicants will be screened on the basis of the following requirements: Minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible professional engineering experience. At least 2 years of the required professional experience must have included functioning in a supervising capacity. Possession of registration as a PE (civil) in the State of California is required at time of submittal. For out-of-state candidates, an exception may be granted for highly qualified individuals in this specific career field if they are currently holding an active out-of-state PE (civil) license. This will allow the selected candidate to obtain the PE (civil) equivalent license in California as a condition of continued employment with the County. PE license must be awarded prior to the first anniversary date of employment.

The salary range for this position is $147,160 to $178,901. Placement within the range will be based on career experience and overall qualifications of the selected candidate. The County also offers a full benefits package, including MCERA Retirement.