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File #: 18-1568    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Informational Report Status: Passed
File created: 11/21/2018 In control: Public Works
On agenda: 12/4/2018 Final action: 12/4/2018
Title: Allocation of Two New Positions and Deallocation of a Full-Time Position for Public Works Roads-Engineering Budget Unit 1200 321 (Roads Fund)
Indexes: Core Roles - Provide for and maintain infrastructure
Attachments: 1. Staff Report

To: Board of Supervisors

From: Public Works

Agenda Section: Consent

SUBJECT:
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Allocation of Two New Positions and Deallocation of a Full-Time Position for Public Works Roads-Engineering Budget Unit 1200 321 (Roads Fund)
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RECOMMENDATION(S):
Recommendation
That the Board of Supervisors disallocate one (1.0) full-time equivalent (FTE) Associate Civil Engineer (class 0304, salary range 478, position 03) in budget unit (BU) 321, effective immediately following approval; and allocate two (2.0) full-time equivalent (FTE) Engineering Tech I (class 0322, salary range 392) in budget unit (BU) 321, effective immediately following approval.


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SOURCE OF FUNDING:
Roads- Engineering budget unit 321

DISCUSSION:
The Department of Public Works seek authorization to remove one full-time (1.0 FTE) Associate Civil Engineer from the Roads-Engineering Division in order to add two full-time (1.0 FTE) Engineering Tech I positions.

On July 23, 2018 the Associate Civil Engineer position was vacated. This position historically handled design elements and oversight of projects. Due to a large volume of projects stemming from 2017 storm damage, and an ever increasing backlog of work, the Engineering Division has utilized the services of consultants on a much larger scale. The time required to oversee projects, prepare billing statements, manage consultants and process general paperwork has become too much for one position to handle. The request to fund two positions instead of one, will allow the Engineering Division flexibility in workload distribution. Both new positions will work closely with the Public Works Business Division, preparing billing statements in order to obtain reimbursements from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), and other grant funded project work
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FINANCIAL IMPACT:
The estimated cost saving to disallocate the Associate Civil Engineer position is $132,891.7...

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