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14 Jun 2022

Full-Time Associate Civil Engineer and Assistant Engineer I & II

City of Petaluma – Posted by Petaluma, California, United States

Job Description

Associate Civil Engineer and Assistant Engineer I & II

Associate Civil Engineer: $101,462 – $123,323 DOE/DOQ
Assistant Engineer I: $76,710– $
93,204 DOE/DOQ
Assistant Engineer II: $88,150 – $107,182 DOE/DOQ

Due to some exciting changes and new funding resources, the City of Petaluma is growing its Public Works Department to champion some very exciting projects. The City of Petaluma seeks multiple engineering positions: Associate Civil Engineer and Assistant Engineer I & II. These engineers support projects across the Department. Some of these projects in our Public Works Department include upgrades and changes to city facilities, airport, riverfront, marina, bike and pedestrian pathways, parks, open space, utilities, and street improvements. These positions allow for career growth and the opportunity to gain a diverse skillset, leading to an increase in responsibilities and supervisory functions. The Department is offering a unique opportunity to work in a full-service public works department (design, bid, build) and needs candidates who will effectively work with our community and our amazing department and City team members. These candidates will be collaborative, communicative, flexible, push for innovation, and take appropriate risk to think out of the box. If you’re interested in working for a full-service public works department that embraces a high-performance organizational culture and offers the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, apply today!


See the full recruitment brochure here:



Associate Civil Engineer and Assistant Engineer I & II (2 positions)

The Associate Civil Engineer and Assistant Engineer I & II both perform civil engineering work for the Department, working in the office and the field. The Associate Civil Engineer acts as a project leader within their scope of experience and expertise while the Assistant Engineer I & II works to support such work. The types of projects these roles focus on include streets, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, sidewalks, streetlights, and other public works construction projects.


The ideal candidates for ALL these positions have strong problem-solving, communication, and collaboration skills. These positions will have an in-depth understanding of safety practices and applicable civil engineering laws, rules, tools, and systems. Successful candidates will have a growth mindset and look forward to developing their civil engineering careers. The successful candidates will be highly attentive to detail, as they will work on projects that require great accuracy and compliance with regulations. Strong communication and presentation skills, customer service focus, and a desire to serve constituents to improve the lives of those in our community are a must.



An attractive benefits package that includes a retirement pension, medical, dental, and vision benefits, lifestyle perks, paid time off (vacation, sick leave, parental leave, etc.), wellness benefits, and more!



Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to gain such knowledge and abilities would be:


  • All positions: Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license; at time of hire, AND…


Associate Civil Engineer and Assistant Engineer I & II

  • Associate & Assistant: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field; and
  • Assistant II: Two years of professional civil engineering experience equivalent to Assistant Engineer I with the City of Petaluma
  • Associate: Two years of professional civil engineering experience
  • Associate: Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer with good standing is required from any U.S. state or from any other country with comparable registration requirements as approved by the Director


  • Associate: Experience in a municipal or public setting
  • Associate: Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in California is desirable, supported, and encouraged
  • Assistant I: Experience in civil engineering work is desirable
  • Assistant II: Possession of an Engineer-in-Training certificate in Civil Engineering is desirable



For first consideration, apply ASAP, as interviews will take place as qualified candidates are identified. Apply at and submit a resume.


Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions:


Please Note: In order to ensure the City fulfills its primary function of protecting the health and safety of our community and employees, the City of Petaluma has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19.  All City of Petaluma employees are required to comply with the provisions of the COVID-19 vaccination and testing policy. Therefore, any candidate selected to move forward in the selection process, as a condition of employment, will be required to either: (1) provide proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (proof of vaccination means being fully vaccinated according to the latest criteria established by federal and local public health agencies); or (2) submit to weekly COVID-19 testing.

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Job Types: Full-Time.

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