City of Carpinteria
  • Carpinteria, CA, USA
  • $47,444.87 - $65,237.59
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Under the general direction of the Director of Public Works/City Engineer performs a variety of tasks and duties pertaining to the programs and projects both office and field technical paraprofessional work in the Department of Public Works.


Prepares simple maps, records, graphs and drawings or provides details on more complex ones.

Conducts or assists with routine traffic data collection activities such as speed surveys, inventory/inspection or traffic control devices and roadway markings.

 Performs simple office engineering work.

Check a variety of plans such as improvement drawings.

Discusses maps, plan and cost estimates of City capital improvement projects and private development projects with owners, engineers, contractors and other government representatives.

Coordinates project delivery activities with owners, utility companies, contractors, other government representative and the general public.

May assist with representing the Director of Public Works/City Engineers at various community meetings, workshops and the City's boards, committees and council.

Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.



High school diploma or equivalent including coursework in algebra,  geometry and trigonometry.  

Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid California driver's license.  Must have a good driving record.

Required Knowledge:

Understanding of Company operations and needs.   

Knowledge of municipal approval process. 

Thorough understanding of Civil Engineering Concepts.

Experience Required:

1-3 years of progressive experience in civil engineering work including design, traffic survey, permits, construction inspection or other civil engineering specialties.


Ability to learn the basic principles and practices of engineering technology including drawing, cost estimating, data collection, record keeping.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.  

Knowledge of mathematics, including algebra, geometry and trigonometry

Exercise independent judgment.

Well organized.

Able to deal with the public and other government agencies, contractors and staff.

Good communications skills.

Technical writing skills.

Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office and engineering software).


SALARY RANGE:  $22.81 - $31.36 per hour 



Incorporated in 1965, the City of Carpinteria (pop 14,000+) is an inviting seaside community with an abundance of natural beauty and small town charm.  Located in Santa Barbara County adjacent to Highway 101, the City is located 12 miles south of Santa Barbara, CA, 12 miles north of Ventura, CA and 80 miles north of Los Angeles, CA.

Situated between the mountains and the coast, residents and visitors enjoy over 275 days of sunshine a year and average daytime temperature between 68-80 degrees.  Carpinteria is an outdoor enthusiast's playground.  Rincon Point is recognized as one of the finest surfing spots in the world.  Beautiful beaches, a community swimming pool and picturesque parks and trails provide activities for every interest.


CalPERS retirement, medical, dental, life, disability, voluntary vision, and voluntary supplemental life insurance; annual leave bank (vacation and sick hours); 12 paid holidays per year; flexible spending account (FSA); gym membership benefits; Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and $1,185.00 annual wellness benefits.

The fist application review date is Monday, October 22, 2018. This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice.  Prompt application submission is encourage.


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