Under direction, to function as the principal staff person to the Seismic Safety Commission on interdisciplinary seismic safety engineering matters, and to do other related work.
Act as the principal staff person responsible for Commission work related to earthquake-related architectural and engineering programs, and codes and standards; such as the Field Act, Garrison Act, Hospital Safety Act, strong motion instrumentation program, and other related programs; develops approaches to data and information requirements for Commission work tasks involving engineering problems, applications and considerations; prepares, analyzes and recommends legislation for Commission review related to earthquake engineering, structural design, architecture and related subjects; reviews and prepares comments related to the seismic safety considerations of projects submitted through the State Clearing House for proposed State and Federal funding; prepares staff papers, reports and policy recommendations for committee and Commission review and action related to engineering considerations; develops and maintains extensive interagency and intergovernmental contacts for the purpose of effectively coordinating the work of the Commission; may, depending upon the size and scope of the project, direct and supervise staff engaged in data collection, research and preparation of materials and reports for Commission use; provides engineering information, perspectives and judgments on all staff work having an earthquake engineering component; may manage consultant contracts for Commission work related to engineering, design and architectural problems and programs; acts as staff liaison between the Commission and consultants in engineering, engineering seismology, geology, architecture and other related disciplines and local governments, State Government agencies, the Legislature and private professional associations; and performs other related duties as prescribed by the Executive Director.
Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a civil engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration of Professional Engineers. and Five years of civil engineering experience, two years of which shall have been with emphasis on earthquake-related engineering.
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of civil engineering with particular emphasis on the field of earthquake engineering, including dynamic analysis of structures, building codes and standards, research, government review and permit procedures.
Ability to: Rapidly acquire working understanding of State and local government legislative processes; establish and maintain effective cooperative relation with those contacted in the course of work; negotiate effectively with other governmental agencies and private interests to gain cooperation in projects; perform technical research work and to make detailed analysis; direct the work of others; prepare complete and comprehensive reports and recommendations, speak and write effectively; present issues and findings in clear language that can readily be understood by nonprofessionals; analyze situations accurately and take effective action.