Assistant Engineer /Associate Engineer

Ross Valley Sanitary District | San Rafael, CA

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Posted Date 3/21/2020


2960 Kerner Blvd. San Rafael, 94901


Deadline: April 19th, 2020 11:59PM
Assistant Engineer Salary: $8,498 - $10,846 / Month
Associate Engineer Salary: $9,855 - $12,578 / Month

plus Excellent Benefits

This position performs journey level and professional engineering work, project management, construction management, design work, and other engineering and technical services for the District; reviews development projects to ensure conformance with District standards; makes calculations, administers contracts, maintains records, provides engineering support to District departments, conducts studies regarding capital projects, assists in the budgeting process for project expenditures, and performs related work as required.


Assistant Engineer

  • Respond to mapping requests and permitting questions.
  • Confer with representatives of external agencies, contractors, architects, and the public regarding conformance to standards, plans, specifications, and codes.
  • Administer contracts; ensure contractor compliance with District codes and standards.
  • Prepare correspondence, reports, procedures, and other written materials.
  • Maintain records and files, including electronic and hard copy drawings.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on District projects and development and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Utilize Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) and geographic information system (GIS) to input information, review and gather data, and prepare reports.

Associate Engineer

  • Coordinate capital improvement program projects including studies, design engineering, consultant work, requests for proposals, and inspections.
  • Review contract submittals; negotiate and prepare changes in contracts.
  • Prepare reports for the Board of Directors.
  • Coordinate outreach and collaboration with external agencies and consortium activities.
  • Develop and administer policies and procedures related to engineering activities.
  • Utilize Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) and geographic information system (GIS) to analyze data and coordinate engineering activities. 

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate has the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Engineering principles and practices as applied to wastewater collection systems.
  • Methods and practices for applying AWWA/WEF asset management principles to collection systems infrastructure.
  • Applicable laws and regulations relevant to collection system design, construction, and operation.
  • Methods, techniques, and procedures used in engineering and construction project management.
  • Defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions.
  • Managing complex projects to completion within scheduled deadlines.
  • Collaborative problem identification and solution development.
  • Communication that maintains productive working relationships and facilitates a useful exchange of information.
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and integrating diverse perspectives into planning, design and construction recommendations.


The following provides a brief description of the Ross Valley Sanitary District’s (RVSD) benefit package for unrepresented employees. Please refer to individual contracts or policies for details.


Full-time regular employees earn vacation with pay at the following bi-weekly rates for each complete year of service with RVSD:

For the first 3 years of service                                            10 days per year (80 hours)

3-10 years of service                                                            15 days per year (120 hours)

10-15 years of service                                                          20 days per year (160 hours)

15-20 years of service                                                          22 days per year (176 hours)

For twenty (20) or more years of service                          25 days per year (200 hours)


Employees receive fifteen (15) paid holidays per year including four floating holidays.


Employees accrue 12 days (96 hours) per year.


FLSA-exempt employees receive ten (10) days of administrative leave per calendar year. Administrative leave benefits do not accrue from one calendar year to the next.


RVSD contracts with CalPERS health care which makes available a variety of medical plans. The maximum RVSD contribution equals 100% of the premium for Kaiser Bay Area for an employee only or an employee plus one or more dependents. The employee shall pay any difference between the District’s maximum contribution toward medical insurance, if applicable, and the actual premium of medical insurance selected by the employee. An employee may apply in writing to RVSD for waiver of required participation in the RVSD’s medical insurance program and to receive a payment of $184.62 per pay period in-lieu of medical insurance coverage.


RVSD pays the cost of the Marin County Dental plan with Delta Dental Service, which provides eighty percent (80%) payments for the employee and family to a maximum of $2000, plus orthodontics (child only, 50% coverage to a $1000 maximum).


Life insurance coverage of up to $125,000, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D) of up to $125,000, and long term (LTD) and short term (STD) disability insurance coverage based on wages are all provided at District expense.


RVSD offers optional a low-interest loan program to assist employees with their purchase of a personal computer.


This plan provides eligible full-time employees reimbursement of vision care expenses not covered by the health plan. It is provided by RVSD at no cost to the employee. Reimbursable expenses are up to $150 allowances for glasses and frames, $130 allowances for contacts, or other necessary vision care expenses covered by VSP benefit per calendar year.


RVSD contributes $50.17 per pay period to each employee enrolled in the District’s ICMA-RC 457 Plan.


RVSD reimburses up to five-hundred dollars ($500) per fiscal year for an employee’s wellness-related expenditures.


RVSD is a member of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). The program is mandatory for all full-time employees.

For new employees hired after January 1, 2013, the retirement formula is 2.0%@62. The current employee contribution rate is 6.75% of salary (subject to change). All provisions shall be as required by PEPRA.

For employees hired before January 1, 2013 the retirement formula is 2.7%@55. The employee contribution rate is 8%. Employees hired after January 1, 2013 who are already members of CalPERS and who have had less than a six-month break in service may be eligible for the 2.7%@55 formula. Actual CalPERS formula and eligibility requirements are contingent upon CalPERS regulations and conditions.


All eligible retirees shall be entitled to the required minimum employer contribution upon retirement, pursuant to the District’s CalPERS PEMHCA resolution. Employees hired on or after September 18, 2019 shall participate in the Enhanced Retiree Medical Plan.


Deductions are made for Social Security each pay period in accordance with Federal law.


To provide temporary disability income to an employee in the event of an on-the-job illness or injury, employees are covered under the provisions of California Workers’ Compensation.


Management may authorize up to $2,000 annual allowance for an employee’s education and training, which will not exceed a total of $7,500 during a ten-year period.

Special Instructions

In order to be considered for this opportunity, candidates must complete an online application and provide responses to the required Supplemental Questionnaire. Please go to this link to access the CalOpps job recruitment website to apply for this position: Applications submitted without all required materials will not be considered.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Sunday, April 19, 2020


Oral interviews are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 30, 2020

Ross Valley Sanitary District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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