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Civil Engineer

East Bay Regional Park District

Oakland, CA, USA

Date added to AEES Website:

June 14, 2024

Date to remove from AEES Website:

July 10, 2024

About the Role

SALARY: $136,519.50 - $154,459.50 Annually

ABOUT US: The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful parklands in Alameda and Contra Costa counties to the east of San Francisco. The system comprises 73 parks spanning across 126,809 acres; 1,250 miles of trails; 55 miles of shoreline. We manage and preserve natural and cultural resources for all to enjoy and protect. The regional parks are ideal for healthful recreation and environmental education. Learn about our Mission and Vision, History, and our contributions to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

OUR MISSION: EBRPD preserves a rich heritage of natural and cultural resources and provides open space, parks, trails, safe and healthful recreation and environmental education.  An environmental ethic guides the District in all of its activities.


  • Respect – We honor the land we steward, each other, and the park visitors we serve.

  • Resilience – We creatively adapt to change. We address challenges with empathy, perspective, and determination.

  • Relationships – Our greatest strength lies in the trust, accountability, and teamwork we cultivate with our colleagues, partners, and the public we serve.

  • Responsiveness – We communicate openly, honestly, and reliably.

  • Transparency – We hold the public's trust through meaningful stakeholder engagement and access to timely and reliable information on decisions and performance.


  • Working with a purpose for a better world today and for future generations through the preservation of open space, public access to the outdoors, and a commitment to the conservation of the natural world found east of the San Francisco Bay across 33 cities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

  • A community of colleagues who are passionate about public service and the East Bay Regional Park District, the communities it serves, and its mission.

  • Excellent benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending, and pension benefits through California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Click here (Download PDF reader) for details regarding additional benefits.

  • Tuition reimbursement and professional development.

  • Free on-site parking.

  • Free parking permit for EBRPD parks (for up to 2 privately owned vehicles)

  • Employee discounts for certain EBRPD park amenities (reservations, daily fishing permit, public boat launch).

THE OPPORTUNITY: The Park District is currently recruiting for an experienced Civil Engineer in the Restoration Projects Unit, located at the Park District’s Administrative Office, 2950 Peralta Oaks Ct., Oakland.  The hiring pools established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current and additional vacancies that may occur during the one-year life of the hiring pools.  

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING: Under direction, performs professional engineering design for civil engineering, capital, and major maintenance construction projects; designs and prepares contract drawings, engineering specifications and cost estimates; develops, negotiates, and administers consultant service and construction contracts; and performs related duties as assigned.  This position reports to the Chief, Manager, or designee.  May provide lead direction to technical, professional, or support staff and/or volunteers.


  • A professional Civil Engineer and experienced project manager;

  • Skilled in leading project teams, keeping projects on track and within budget;

  • Technically adept in the use of civil engineering software and CAD programs; and

  • Capable of forging and utilizing collaborative relationships to accomplish work goals.

  • Previous experience working in a public agency is a plus.

Essential Functions: The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Serves as Project Manager and Engineer of Record for professional engineering work identifies project scopes, designs, prepares contract drawings, engineering specifications and cost estimates for a variety of capital and maintenance projects;

  • Acts as resident engineer on construction projects;

  • Prepares requests for proposals and administers construction and consultant service contracts;

  • Researches, advises, and coordinates with contractors, construction managers, outside engineering consultants, and Park District staff to resolve complex engineering problems;

  • Obtains, reviews and directs the collection of field data (surveys, geotechnical investigations, water quality analysis);

  • Performs complex engineering design calculations for grading earthwork, utilities, pavement, hydrology, hydraulics, and structures;

  • Oversees and manages project timelines and budgets;

  • Performs construction feasibility analysis;

  • Coordinates work of consultants, engineers, developers, contractors, and other departments with outside agencies;

  • Makes field inspections of construction in progress;

  • Prepares project documents, correspondence, presentations, budget analyses and participates in grant application preparation and administration;

  • Prepares, acquires, and administers regulatory and required permits and agreements with other agencies; and

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, or a related field, and

Experience: Five years of civil engineering experience, including two years at a project management level.     

Substitution: A Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

License or Certificate:

  • Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer with the State of California.

  • Possession of a Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Developer (QSD) certificate must be obtained prior to completion of probation.

Additional Information: The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

  • Civil engineering principles, materials, and techniques of engineering and construction;

  • Engineering economics and calculations, including pavement design, hydrology, earthwork, hydraulics, structures, sewage treatment and disposal, water supply treatment and distribution;

  • Public contracting code requirements for bidding and contract administration

  • Current building and design codes;

  • Cost estimating; and

  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Ability to:

  • Use civil engineering software and computer aided (CAD) drafting;

  • Effectively analyze, identify, and recommend engineering alternatives;

  • Effectively manage projects and lead others in the performance of complex professional and technical activities;

  • Administer consultant and construction contracts;

  • Effectively manage delivery of public work improvement projects in highly regulated, ecologically sensitive settings

  • Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications;

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work at all levels, including a culturally diverse general public, with a focus on quality service to internal staff and external customers.


  • Must pass a Level 1 Background Check, which includes employment history verification, employee reference check, education or certificate verification, and criminal history review.

  • Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License is a condition of initial and continued employment in this classification.

  • May be required to attend public hearings and other meetings which may be scheduled outside of normal work hours.

East Bay Regional Parks Employees, Local 2428, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO, represents this classification. Wages, hours, and other terms of conditions of employment are covered in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Park District and Local 2428. The probationary period for this classification is nine (9) months.

Internal Promotions: Placement shall be made at the first step in the salary range for the new position (Step A) unless the salary rate at Step A of the new position is less than a 5% increase. In such instances, the employee will be placed at a step in the new salary range that ensures at least a 5% increase.

Application materials for these positions consist of two (2) required parts:

  1. A current East Bay Regional Park District application submitted online, and

  2. Completed supplemental questions

Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least one (1) hour to submit your application if you are a new user to the system.  If you have previously applied to a position on, please allow time to update your existing profile. Applications are accepted online only.  Our online application system is provided by NeoGov.  If you encounter problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov Help Desk toll-free at (855) 524-5627.

Notification:  All applicants will be notified of the status of their application via email, generally within two to three weeks after the closing date. You may also sign into your account to view your current application status and notifications.

Selection Process: The application materials for all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed by a screening panel to select the best qualified for testing or oral examination/interview. The District reserves the right to set up a written test, performance test, and/or other assessment procedures before or after the interview process. Possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview or invitation to test. Pursuant to the Federal Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, all applicants who are hired will be required to provide proof of identity and appropriate work authorization documents prior to commencement of employment.

Special Testing Arrangements: If you require special arrangements due to a verified disability or medical condition, please contact the Human Resources Department at (510) 544-2154 at least five business days before the test.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
The East Bay Regional Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects a diverse workforce and community. It is committed to promoting an equitable and inclusive workspace that is welcoming to all. Applicants from all backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

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