Job Vacancy Assistant Engineer, Building & Safety City of Santa Clarita

Job title: Assistant Engineer, Building & Safety

Company: City of Santa Clarita

Job description: Description/Duties & Responsibilities

Under the direction of a Senior Engineer, this position is responsible for reviewing and approving construction plans for conformance with State building codes and local regulations with an emphasis on architectural and civil/structural review.


  • Assists developers, contractors, and members of the public during the design and construction stages and advises them on State construction codes and City ordinances and requirements
  • Reviews construction plans and calculations for compliance with State construction codes and City ordinances and requirements
  • Investigates and resolves questions and complaints pertaining to Building & Safety issues
  • Researches, prepares, and presents reports on a variety of engineering matters pertaining to Building & Safety
  • Develops and maintains accurate project records for the Building & Safety division
  • Establishes positive working relationships with developers, contractors, City staff, and the public

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Civil Engineering
  • One year of experience in the design or plan review of architectural or civil/structural construction documents
  • Valid certification by the International Code Council (ICC) as a Building Plans Examiner or ability to obtain one within 12 months of hire
  • Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Architect, Civil Engineer, or Engineer-in-Training issued by the California State Board for Professional Engineers is highly desirable

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Knowledge of architectural design and civil/structural engineering practices, principles, and regulations, and the ability to ensure compliance with these requirements
  • Knowledge of construction plans and specifications and the ability to evaluate, interpret, explain, and apply applicable laws, codes, and regulations
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to analyze engineering or design-related problems, be an innovative and strategic thinker, and provide sound recommendations
  • Strong problem-solving skills including the ability to analyze problems, identify effective solutions, and implement changes
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, be sensitive to changing priorities, and meet time-sensitive deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, make public presentations, and write clear, concise reports
  • Strong customer service skills, including the ability to effectively assist customers and resolve issues
  • Strong work ethic, including the ability to work both autonomously and within collaborative teams
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with outside agencies, City staff, and members of the public
  • Ability to lift, drag, and push files, paper and documents weighing up to 25 pounds

Additional Information

This position will remain open until filled. The first review of applications will be on Friday, June 3, 2022.

An online completed City application form is required to apply for this position. All employment information must be provided on the application. Providing a resume is not a substitute for completing this section of the application. Applications left incomplete, or with a reference to attachments may be rejected. The selection process will include one or more of the following: written exam, technical knowledge assessment, writing skill assessment, and/or oral interviews that may be conducted in person and/or via video conferencing. Applicants that meet minimum qualifications and are selected for interviews will be required to disclose information regarding criminal convictions. If you require special accommodations to participate in the application/selection process, please notify Human Resources for assistance.

All offers of regular employment with the City of Santa Clarita are made contingent upon receipt of proof of legal right to work in the United States, successful completion of a post-offer pre-employment physical, which may include a drug screen and Department of Justice fingerprinting. Criminal offender information will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The City uses the E-Verify program to electronically confirm work authorization of newly hired employees. All new employees are required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull-Notice Program. This program authorizes the City to receive a driver record report upon enrollment and during employment. Only degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation will be accepted.

As a City of Santa Clarita public employee, you may be called upon to work as a Disaster Service Worker (DSW) in the event of an emergency (in accordance with Government Code §§ 3100-3109). Before entering upon the duties of employment, all public employees, except those excluded by law, take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation set forth in the California Constitution, declaring them to be Disaster Service Workers in time of need.

Compensation includes enrollment in California Public Employees’ Retirement System as a replacement for Social Security plus a competitive benefits package. All appointments are made at step 1 of the salary range unless otherwise authorized by the City Manager.

The City of Santa Clarita is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Expected salary: $43.6 – 52.99 per hour

Location: Santa Clarita, CA

Job date: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 23:25:53 GMT

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