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Civil Engineer

City of Oxnard Oxnard, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $81,273 to $126,081 Annually
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental


The City of Oxnard has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Civil Engineer with strong technical and customer service skills to be part of the team. The ideal candidate will have public sector experience, be well-versed in modern principles and practices of engineering and possess solid communication skills.

Under general supervision, performs various professional level civil engineering work related to the planning, design, review and construction of land development improvement plans; identifies City requirements and establishes conditions of approval for land development; demonstrates a full understanding of all applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties; confers with developers, contractors, consultants, and representatives of other agencies regarding facilities and infrastructure development; assists in the training of lower level engineering positions; and, performs related duties as required.

The Civil Engineer is the classification responsible for assuring that private and public development meets with applicable Federal, State, and City requirements and codes. This position is distinguished from the next higher level class of Senior Civil Engineer by the latter position's full management and supervisory responsibilities.

Direction is provided by the Senior Civil Engineer or Supervising Civil Engineer. Incumbents in this class exercise technical and functional supervision over lower level engineering technical and support staff.

Essential Functions

Include but are not limited to the following:
Community Development Department:

  • Provides engineering analysis and comments on all phases of civil engineering land development plans, reports, and calculations; coordinates with developers and engineers to assure proposed improvements conform with applicable standards, policies and specifications; reviews engineering cost estimates; calculates and collects fees associated with development permits.
  • Investigates field issues regarding land development construction and provides general direction to City inspectors and technicians on land development projects.
  • Acts as a primary point of contact for residents, property owners, contractors, and private engineers regarding grading, land development and infrastructure improvements.
  • Responds to questions and concerns from the general public; provides information and resolves complaints; provides information to the public at the front counter, via telephone, and by other means of communication regarding grading and encroachment permits as well as information about city utilities, improvement plan reviews, and city standards.
  • Performs historical document research and review; provides engineering analysis of potential alternatives for land development projects.
  • Communicates and coordinates with various City divisions (Water, Wastewater, Streets, CIP Engineering, etc.) to ensure that proposed construction conforms to the needs and applicable requirements of those departments.
  • Demonstrates a full understanding of applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties.


The following are minimum qualifications necessary for entry into the classification:

Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Civil Engineer is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is:

Education and/or Experience:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a related field; and,
  • The equivalent of three (3) years of directly related experience in civil engineering work.


  • Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver's license.

Employment Information

The selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation.

UNION MEMBERSHIP: Positions in this classification are represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU).


  • Submit NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line application.
  • Complete and submit responses to the supplemental questions, if required.
  • Upload resume, cover letter, proof of degree (transcript) or other requested documents.

Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the online application and include the information only on the resume. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. Cover letters and/or optional resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.

The list of qualified candidates established from this recruitment may be used to fill other full-time, part-time, and temporary assignments. There is one (1) vacancy within the City:

  • One (1) regular full-time vacancy within the Community Development Department.

NOTE: For most positions, the City of Oxnard relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.

Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all positions.

City staff may be required to play an active role in the event of an emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.

This position requires a 12 month probationary period.

Pursuant to California Government Code Section 3100, all public employees are required to serve as disaster service workers subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The City of Oxnard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, disability or sexual orientation.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Oxnard makes reasonable accommodation for the disabled. If you believe you require special arrangements to participate in the testing process, you must inform the Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date. Applicants who request such accommodation must document their request with an explanation of the type and extent of accommodation required.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT: On the first day of employment, new employees must provide proof of citizenship or documentation of legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended. The City participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS. 888-897-7781

City of Oxnard

Why Work Here?

Great, dedicated people who want to do good work in support of their community!

Located on the beautiful Southern California coast, the City of Oxnard is the largest and most populous city in the County of Ventura with over 200,000 residents. Nestled about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 35 miles south of Santa Barbara, Oxnard prides itself on its rich diversity and culture. Although agriculture remains a major industry, Oxnard enjoys an expanding economy based on a healthy combination of agriculture, commercial and manufacturing development, tourism, and the U.S. Navy. Oxnard residents enjoy a spirit of community pride with an unsurpassed quality of life enhanced by the charm of this coastal community, the clean air and solitude of the nearby Los Padres National Forest, and the cultural and educational amenities of a diverse and vibrant urban setting. Local assets include acres of new housing among tree-lined streets, parks and beaches, two thriving military bases, a full service deep-water port, master planned industrial parks, prime commercial and retail sites, a regional medical center and hospital, and a flourishing public regional university, California State University Channel Islands. In addition, there are golf courses, marinas and wonderfully landscaped streets. There is a small-town atmosphere in this seaside city where fields of strawberries flourish along many roads, and the Mediterranean climate supports year-round activities ranging from walking on the beach, a concert in the park or sailing to the Channel Islands. It is an ideal coastal community and an excellent place to raise a family that offers oceanfront recreation and outdoor adventures, award winning festivals and friendly, safe neighborhoods. Oxnard offers an exceptional quality of life.


300 West Third Street, Oxnard, CA 93030
Oxnard, CA

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