Human Resource Services
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Supervising Civil Engineer

Recruitment #22-2025-01


THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION.  The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year but can be extended.

Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing.

Applications will only be accepted online.


The mission of Public Works is to enhance the quality of life for the people of Alameda County by providing a safe, well-maintained, and lasting public works infrastructure through accessible, responsive and effective services.

Public services provided by the Alameda County Public Works Agency include flood and storm water pollution control, transportation planning and design, roadway and flood control maintenance and inspection, and construction and building inspections. 

The goals of the Agency are to keep roads safe and well maintained, provide the highest level of flood protection, provide service levels that optimize infrastructure life cycles, minimize deferred maintenance, ensure that development and construction adhere to applicable State and County rules, optimize disaster preparedness, response and recover, ensure that the Agency’s operations and services minimize negative impacts on the environment, and sustain and advance County and Agency programs through a vital business and administrative support system. 

For more information about the Alameda County Public Works Agency, please visit their website at

Under general direction, the Supervising Civil Engineer will be in charge of a major engineering, construction, maintenance or related activity; to help plan major engineering projects and to supervise the work of professional and sub-professional engineering personnel; and to do related work as required.

For more detailed information about the job classification, visit: Supervising Civil Engineer (#2025)

The current vacancies are within the following Public Works Agency (PWA) departments. However, the eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be used within PWA to fill vacancies in other divisions.

Responsible for contract administration, construction management, and public works project inspections Additionally, the Supervising Civil Engineer in Construction Services would assist with the management of County Services Areas and the Agency's business outreach and labor compliance programs.

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate for the Supervising Civil Engineer in Construction Services will possess:
  • Knowledge of contract administration and project management.
  • Knowledge of field methods, practices, and construction office procedures.
  • Knowledge and experience with the implementation of State and Federal funding provisions.
  • Ability to direct and supervise field construction activities and staff.
  • Ability to analyze and implement solutions to construction problems and contract issues.
Responsible for managing the Traffic Engineering Section, including staff and consultants; reviewing and preparing traffic engineering documents; responding to traffic engineering inquiries from the public; and providing traffic engineering support to other agency divisions.

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate for the Supervising Civil Engineer in Traffic Engineering Services will possess proven experience and knowledge of:
  • Traffic engineering principles, practices, concepts, procedures, and methods.
  • Traffic engineering studies, report writing, traffic impact analysis, signing and striping design, corridor mobility and long-term improvement analysis.
  • Warrant analysis.
  • Engineering and Traffic Surveys.
  • Traffic signal operations (timing and coordination).
  • Traffic engineering software and programs.
Registration as a Traffic Engineer with the State of California is highly desirable.

Responsible for advancing and implementing the delivery of the County’s transportation projects in accordance with the adopted Capital Improvement Plan. 

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate for the Supervising Civil Engineer in Transportation Design will possess:

  • Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to area of responsibility, including ADA transition plan.
  • Knowledge and experience with the implementation of State and Federal funding provisions.
  • Ability to oversee and manage a variety of transportation capital improvement projects and to prepare complex engineering designs for public works projects involving streets and other public facilities.
  • Ability to effectively represent the agency in contacts with government agencies, community groups, businesses, property owners, developers, contractors and the public and provide a high level of customer service.


Either I

The equivalent of one year of experience in the class of Associate Engineer, or in an equivalent or higher engineering class in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)


Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in civil engineering.


The equivalent of two years of professional engineering experience subsequent to becoming a Registered Civil Engineer.


The equivalent of four years of progressively responsible, full-time professional civil engineering experience, at least two years of which were in a supervisory or administrative capacity.

Certificate and License:
Valid Certificate of Registration as a Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers.

Possession and maintenance of a valid Class C California State Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of civil engineering.
  • Engineering mathematics and economics, stress analysis, hydrology and hydraulic design.
  • Methods and equipment used in engineering construction, maintenance and surveying and proper use of construction materials.
  • Transportation engineering.
  • Laws and policies relating to the future development of road and flood control facilities.
  • Subdivision Map Act.
  • County Ordinances and Guidelines.

  • Written Communication.
  • Oral Communication.
  • Decision Making.
  • Leadership.
  • Planning and Organization.
  • Management Control.
  • Budget Analysis.
  • Flexibility.
  • Performing under pressure.
  • Building and maintaining positive working relationships.



  1. A review of the candidates’ application to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.
  2. An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidates’ final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.

Candidates must attain a qualifying rating on each portion of this recruitment. 


Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit.  Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness, and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position.  Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position.  Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work. 

To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website,

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance.  The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:

Deadline for Filing:                                                                                                5:00:00 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2023
Tuesday, February 8, 2023
Friday, January 6, 2023
5:00:00 p.m., Friday, April 28, 2023
5:00:00 p.m., Monday, July 31, 2023
Review of Minimum Qualifications:                            By week of January 16, 2023
Oral Interviews*: Week of February 13, 2023
Updated 1/5/23 (eb)
*The combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification.


Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes.  To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing.  Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes. 

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, 


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.


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Please take the steps recommended above to ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a county recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box and are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions, please go to our website at You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.

Erika Beams, Human Resources Analyst 
Human Resource Services Division, County of Alameda
Email Address Link: ERIKA.BEAMS@ACGOV.ORG | Phone: 510-272-6393


All Alameda County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law.  Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect.  Employees are required to report to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.