Engineer I/ii

County of Marin
Full Time $96,681 - $122,440 Per year CA 3501 Civic Center Dr STE 304, San Rafael, CA 94903, United States


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Provide the community with quality services, maintain and improve our public infrastructures and facilities, and support the preservation of Marin's unsurpassed beauty.


The Engineer I – II series provides technical support of the assessment of infrastructure, engineering planning, development and construction of capital improvement projects, traffic engineering and operations, and review of private development projects for conformance with County standards and requirements. The Engineer I – II reviews, analyzes, and prepares studies, technical reports, construction plans, specifications, estimates, schedules, and correspondence related to a variety of projects such as land development, flood control and drainage systems, commercial buildings, roads, traffic control systems, bridges, and other structures.

Engineer I is the entry-level in the series assigned to less complex office and field assignments. Incumbents perform detailed engineering and technical work which is subject to close review while in process and upon completion. Engineer I duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Review of plans for proposed subdivisions, roadway improvements, building remodels, or flood control and storm drainage improvements to assure compliance with County codes, specifications and sound engineering practices.
  • Participation in the drafting of requests for proposals and contracts for consultant services.
  • Assistance in the administration of construction contracts including field inspections, quantifying work performed, and preparing progress payment estimates.
  • Evaluate technical information, prepare and analyzing reports and correspondence. 
Engineer II is the journey level in the series and works under general supervision to review or develop smaller, less complicated projects or components of major projects. The Engineer II is expected to use engineering judgement, experience, and initiative in developing and completing work assignments. In addition to the duties of the Engineer I described above, the Engineer II may also be assigned more complex tasks such as:
  • Preparation of detailed project cost estimates, quantity take-offs, budgets and schedules. 
  • Drafting of technical specifications, conditions of approval, and construction plans and details.
  • Participation in the analysis and negotiations of contract changes and claims.
  • Preparation and review of maps, deeds and legal descriptions.
There are currently three (3) full-time vacancies between the Engineering and Construction Divisions that will be filled at the Engineer I or Engineer II level. Candidates will be considered for the level(s) for which they meet minimum qualifications. The eligible list from this recruitment may be used to fill other future vacancies. Candidates interested in this position, or future similar vacancies are strongly encouraged to apply.


Our Highly Qualified Candidate: Highly qualified Engineer I – II candidates will have the ability to apply principles of logic and scientific reasoning to develop, evaluate, and recommend courses of action or solutions to complex problems. Highly qualified candidates will be able to communicate verbally and in writing to effectively convey technical data and information. Work experience or advanced coursework related to the design or construction of roads, bike/pedestrian facilities, commercial buildings, drainage systems, utilities, traffic control systems, bridges or retaining walls is desired. Ideal candidates will be natural leaders with a desire to learn and grow within the organization, including earning their professional licensure in order to take on assignments of increasing responsibility.

Knowledge Of:

  • General knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of civil engineering.
  • Statistics and advance mathematics including algebra and analytic geometry.
  • Correct methods of using engineering equipment including computers, computer programs in the engineering field, calculators, survey instruments and drafting.
Ability To:
  • Organize, establish priorities, and set goals and objectives.
  • Identify and define technical problems.
  • Apply principles of logic and scientific reasoning to develop and evaluate alternative courses of action and determine appropriate solutions.
  • Read, understand and interpret complex technical and legal documents, maps, technical drawings and plans.
  • Retain and recall factual, technical data and legal provisions.
  • Effectively communicate to convey technical information and give instructions.
  • Listen attentively and participate in negotiations by providing required data and information.
  • Write clearly and concisely with technical accuracy reports, correspondence and records.
  • Adjust to workload changes and working under stress to meet deadlines.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with all levels of representatives from governmental and private agencies, construction and consultant contractors, co-workers and the public.
  • Provide lead direction to staff.
  • The following is highly desirable:
  • Identify uses and operation methods of various types of construction equipment.

Engineer I
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related engineering field from an accredited college or university or a valid Engineering-in-Training Certificate.
Engineer II
In addition to the above, one year of professional engineering experience providing the knowledge and abilities listed above and in the .


Eligible List: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination may consist of a highly qualified review, application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates' names will be placed on the eligible list.  The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill the current vacancy, and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions which may occur while the list remains active.

First Round Selection Interviews via Zoom begin on Thursday, May 30, 2024Second Round In-Person Selection Interviews begin Wednesday, June 5, 2024 
Disaster Service Workers: All County of Marin employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:  The County of Marin is committed to diversity and invites all qualified people to apply, including persons of color, women, and individuals with disabilities.  Upon request, reasonable accommodation may be made for persons with disabilities and for religious reasons, where necessary.   If you have questions regarding equal employment opportunities, please contact Roger Crawford, Equal Employment Opportunity Director, at 415-473-2095.  If you have questions concerning this position announcement, please contact Stephen Schoengarth, Human Resources Analyst, at 415-473-6946.
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