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ABOLISHED 02/05/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-09 - Senior Subsidence Engineer, State Lands Division (3429)

ABOLISHED 02/05/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-09 - Senior Subsidence Engineer, State Lands Division

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: HC45
  • Class Code: 3429
  • Established: 07/14/1976
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under general direction, to plan, organize, and direct the Long Beach Operations Project Review Section; to supervise and perform the most difficult engineering analyses relating to subsidence remedial or protection work and capital improvement projects to insure compliance with State laws; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Plans, organizes, and directs the work of a staff of engineers involved in the review and analysis of drawings, specifications and estimates in connection with the planning and construction of subsidence remedial and capital improvement projects, including hydraulic fills, rock dikes, buildings, bridges, roads, wharves, piers, levees, ditches, retaining walls, and similar structures; defines the scope of subsidence amelioration of subsidence projects and the appropriate costs for all elements; determines amount of tidelands oil revenue that the City of Long Beach is legally allowed to retain for such subsidence remedial or protective work; determines if capital improvement projects are in compliance with State laws and allocates costs accordingly; makes onsite inspections to insure that approved plans are being followed; performs budget preparations; performs cost analyses and project reports for the State Lands Commission; makes detailed analyses of proposed projects from an economic as well as practical engineering standpoint; makes specialized technical studies and investigations; prepares complete and comprehensive reports and makes recommendations on engineering problems and settlement of amounts retained by the City of Long Beach; initiates and conducts discussions with public officials on technical and economic aspects of land subsidence and capital improvement projects.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a civil engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. and Experience: Five years of progressively responsible civil engineering work which shall have included at least two years as a project or resident engineer responsible for either a major hydraulic fill or harbor facility construction activity. (Experience in the California state service to be applied toward this two-year requirement must be performing the duties of a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to that of an Associate Civil Engineer.) and Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in civil engineering. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Land subsidence theories and principles; principles and practices of civil engineering, with particular emphasis on soil mechanics and foundation engineering, structural engineering, hydraulics, and their application to harbor facilities development; statutory provisions applicable to projects designed to preserve and protect harbor facilities from the effects of land subsidence; land and offshore valuation methods, procedures, and methodology; policies used to evaluate public claims for reimbursement of expenditures for land subsidence and expenditures of trust funds for capital improvements; goals and objectives of the State Lands Commission; related programs of Federal, State, regional, and local agencies; principles of public administration and personnel management; Commission's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Interpret and apply State and Federal laws and rules, regulations, and policies of governmental agencies; inspect and judge the scope of subsidence amelioration; define costs for subsidence remedial work; interpret engineering plans, estimates, and specifications; plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of other professional personnel; direct and conduct engineering investigations and studies; prepare complete and comprehensive reports including economic analyses; analyze technical data and prepare recommendations for action; work effectively with government and private interests to achieve specific goals and objectives; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; speak and write effectively; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; effectively contribute to the Commission's affirmative action objectives.

  Updated: 9/28/2017
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