The City of Hermosa Beach is seeking a dedicated individual to join the team. The Hermosa Beach Public Works Department is committed to high quality service to the residents and visitors of Hermosa Beach. The Public Works Department consists of 21 staff members, and provides services in engineering and capital improvement projects; maintenance of City owned buildings; City street lighting and landscaping; City park maintenance; sewer and storm drain infrastructure; repair and maintenance of City streets, alleys, sidewalks, curbs and gutters; and the repair and maintenance of City owned vehicles. The Public Works Department also develops and implements policies and standards related to the use of the public right-of-way.
Assists in the planning, designing, and preliminary studying of various public works projects such as streets, sewers, parking lots, storm drains for construction and maintenance projects; prepares cost estimates, reports and specifications, computes grades, areas and volumes; prepares legal descriptions, computations, maps and other information; checks construction site drainage and excavation plans and reviews designs submitted for consistency with codes, ordinances, specifications, and practices of the City in the field and office; confers with other staff members and representatives of governmental agencies, public utilities and contractors to obtain information and to coordinate contract requirements; maintains engineering files; may function as departmental representative at various meetings; and performs related work as assigned. Works with residents, outside agencies and stakeholders related to coordinate, communicate, and design improvements within the public right of way and public property.
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or closely related field. Two to three years of increasingly responsible engineering experience
EIT Certificate is highly desirable.
Knowledge of current principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the construction of various public works projects, modern construction projects, materials and equipment, legal implications and code requirements which will affect a project, applicable safety and health regulations and City rules and regulations, policies and procedures. Knowledge of computer-aided drafting and designing, word processing, spread sheet and data base software programs. Ability to assist in planning projects and preparing related designs, estimates and specifications, perform engineering computations and make recommendations for the solution of engineering problems, establish and maintain effective working relationships, communicate effectively in writing and orally, and reason logically and creatively.
Possession of a valid Class C California driver license with a safe driving record is required and must be maintained during the course of employment.
About City of Hermosa Beach, CA
Home to nearly 20,000 residents, Hermosa Beach is within a short commute of many of the largest and best-known names in corporate America in the aerospace, tech, industrial, service and financial fields. The Hermosa Beach City School District, consistently recognized as a California Distinguished School, offers a high quality education to students in kindergarten through eighth grade, while high schoolers attend Mira Costa or Redondo Union High Schools.
The City of Hermosa Beach operates under the Council-Manager form of government with five council members elected at large, with each serving a rotation as Mayor. The City Council is responsible for appointing a City Manager to direct the day-to-day operations of the City, which includes Community Development, Community Resources, Finance, Human Resources, Police, and Public Works Departments.
The City has a budget of $63 million and authorization for 130 full time staff members. Hermosa Beach is a full service City, with its own Police Department.