Principal Civil Engineer

City of El Cajon | El Cajon, CA

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Posted Date 3/28/2019


The City of El Cajon (population 103,768) is just 15 miles east of downtown San Diego, 20 miles from the beach, 45 miles to the mountains, and 72 miles to the desert. This 14-square-mile municipality enjoys an average of 300 days of sunshine per year. The City enjoys a thriving business climate and diverse economic base with a strong commercial presence and a robust industrial presence. Several significant manufacturers and employers call El Cajon home. The City has a large regional mall--a 1.8-million-square-foot facility with name-brand tenants. El Cajon is also dubbed the "Valley of Cars" given its number of auto dealerships. The City's revitalized downtown creates a regional draw for activities, nightlife, and dining. Downtown's latest business is a new Courtyard by Marriott, which opened earlier in 2018. The City's kid friendly environment is manifested through its 18 parks, 5 recreation centers, and numerous sports leagues. The City hosts or partners on several major events that draw over 100,000 participants. These events include America on Main Street, Hauntfest, 4th of July Fireworks, and Run EC's St. Patrick's Day 5K and Half Marathon.

The Opportunity: 

The City is currently searching for a highly skilled, experienced and efficient professional to organize, supervise, and participate in the activities of one or more of the major functions in the Public Works Engineering Division.

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The Recruitment Process:

This position is open until filled. First review of applications will be Monday, April 1st, 2019.

The most highly qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the examination process. The Qualifications Appraisal Interview is tentatively scheduled for April 18th, 2019.  Successful candidates will be placed on the appropriate eligible list for employment consideration for at least six months. 

Principal Civil Engineer is a non-classified position not governed by the City of El Cajon's Personnel Rules - El Cajon Municipal Code Title 2, Chapter 2.64.050. 


Qualification Guidelines

Education: Educational achievement equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering.

Experience: Extensive, responsible experience in civil engineering involving design, construction, survey and supervision.

Special Requirements: Possession of a California Registration Certificate as a Professional Civil Engineer. Possession of or ability to obtain, prior to employment, a valid Class C California driver's license with a safe driving record.


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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