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City of Reno
Reno, Nevada, United States (on-site)
27 days ago
City of Reno
Reno, Nevada, United States
27 days ago
Job Type
$119,217.00 - $144,898.00
Government/Regulatory Agency
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary


The City of Reno has an exciting career opportunity waiting for you! We are recruiting for a Senior Civil Engineer. This position will serve as the Flood and Stormwater Manager within the Utility Services Department. Hiring will begin immediately following the close of this recruitment. This recruitment will also establish a list for future vacancies, which will be filled as they occur.

The ideal candidate for the Flood and Stormwater Manager position will have extensive experience with project management, staff management, design, project delivery, environmental permitting, and using hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software. The ideal candidate will also have strengths in:

  • hydrology and hydraulic design of drainage infrastructure
  • review of engineering drainage reports
  • preservation of natural resources 
  • slope and channel stabilization 
  • erosion control 
This is both an internal promotional opportunity for qualified classified City of Reno employees and an open competitive recruitment for all qualified applicants.
The City of Reno is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to everyone. This commitment is an integral part of our efforts to ensure that we have a diverse and representative workforce that serves the community of Reno.

Examples of Essential Functions

  • Lead, plan, train, and review the work of staff responsible for performing a variety of difficult and complex professional civil engineering functions involved in the design, construction, and investigation of capital improvement and new development projects; participate in performing the most complex work of the unit including overseeing the most complex engineering projects.
  • Update, manage, and implement the city’s flood control and stormwater Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
  • Administer the Truckee Meadows Stormwater Permit Coordinating Committee for compliance with the Truckee Meadows Municipal Separate Storm System (MS4) Permit.
  • Manage the City’s stormwater and water quality programs.
  • Assemble, analyze, and interpret Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regulations, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM), Elevation Certificates, and Flood Resistant Design and Construction regulations.
  • Serve as a single point of contact for compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations and the City’s Flood Hazard Ordinance.  
  • Serve as the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s contact with the City of Reno for flood remapping efforts, community assistance visits, Letters of Map Change (LOMC’s), issues of compliance, grant opportunities, and FEMA flood recovery efforts.
  • Conduct reviews of construction plans and specifications for compliance with Federal, State, and local rules and regulations for floodplain management, prior to issuance of building permits for proposed building construction, land use, or building development modifications.
  • Conduct project inspections and audits from project inception through completion for compliance with the Reno Municipal Code, local design requirements, FEMA Floodplain regulations and pertinent State statutes.
  • Conduct reviews of construction projects with flood and stormwater aspects spearheaded by adjacent entities, the Regional Transportation Commission, and the City’s Public Works Department.
  • Coordinate flood and drainage related matters with local jurisdictions.
  • Represent the City regionally for matters related to Regional Emergency Management Plans, Flood Response Plans and coordination with the Truckee River Flood Management Authority.  
  • Coordinate with the Maintenance and Operations Department for maintenance and operation of stormwater and flood control improvements.
  • Provide emergency response to flooding events.
  • Perform related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications

The following minimum qualifications are required to be met at the time of application.


  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.

Work Experience:

  • Five years of increasingly responsible professional engineering experience including two years at a level comparable to an Associate Civil Engineer with the City of Reno.

License and Registration:

  • Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.
  • Possession of registration as a professional engineer in Civil Engineering in the state of Nevada and/or the ability to obtain reciprocity of an out of state registration as a professional engineer in Civil Engineering in the State of Nevada within six months of hire.
Note: The Utility Services department may require the incumbent to be able to obtain their Association of State Floodplain Managers Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) certification within 2 years of hire.
**Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.**

Supplemental Information

To Apply:
Please submit your completed application and all additional information/documentation requested online at by April 7, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PT. If a computer or mobile device is not available to you, suggested locations to complete an online application submittal include: the City of Reno City Hall 2nd floor computer kiosk or 5th floor Civil Service Offices, any locations of Nevada Job Connect or any local library or educational facility.
If you are having difficulty logging into your profile, please call the applicant support line at 855-524-5627.  
Examination Process:
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and pass the examination for this position to be eligible for hire. The examination will consist of a Training and Experience evaluation (T&E) weighted as follows:

  • Training & Experience Evaluation (T&E) = 100%

T&E Evaluation Details:
The T&E examination consists of a Supplemental Questionnaire. The questions may be viewed online under the tab marked "QUESTIONS" on the job announcement page. The T&E must be submitted online at the time of application.

  • Responses to your T&E questions should be consistent with the information given in your application details. Answers are subject to verification.
  • Failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score; therefore, it is advantageous for you to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question.
  • In order to receive credit for education or training, you must attach copies of your transcripts, diploma, or relevant certificates to your online application.
  • Resumes or questionnaires uploaded as attachments to the application will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question online.
  • "See Resume" or "See above," etc., are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
  • Changes or corrections to your responses cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
  • TIP: It may be more efficient to develop your responses in a word processing document and then paste them into the online questionnaire to be submitted.

Applicants are notified by email of their examination results. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications will also be notified.
Testing Accommodation: 
 If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability and will be requesting an accommodation, that request must be made to the 
Chief Examiner no later than the closing date of this announcement.
Employee/Veteran Preference (In the event of Tie Scores):
In the event of tie scores resulting from an open competitive examination, employees will be provided a rank preference in the following order: employees with established veteran status shall be given the first preference, non-veteran employees second preference and non-employee veterans third preference. This preference will only be administered in the event of tie scores. Documentation must be submitted at time of application.
On promotional examinations, in the event of tie scores resulting from final rating, including seniority points, an employee will be awarded veteran's preference and provided a rank preference if one (1) of the eligibles has submitted proof of honorable discharge from the military service. This preference will only be administered in the event of tie scores. Documentation must be submitted at the time of application.

Seniority Points:
Employees of the City of Reno shall receive seniority credit computed by adding to a passing score as follows:
The final ranking will include the applicable seniority points added to the overall grade of the examination process. For each full year of continuous service completed, 0.2 points will be added up to a maximum of ten (10) years... 2 points will be the maximum.  
Rule VIII - Promotion, Section 9. Seniority Credit. 

Appointment and Certification: 
Appointments to positions in the City's Civil Service system are made on the basis of examination. Scores resulting from a competitive examination are used in determining a person's rank on an eligible register. The department may hire any of the persons referred. The names of those persons not hired may be considered when the next vacancy occurs, for as long as that register is viable.
Questions about the information on this announcement and updates to application information should be directed to Civil Service at (775) 334-2223 or
The City of Reno is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment, hiring, assignment, training, compensation, promotion, retention, and disciplinary decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, political affiliation, membership in an employee association, or any other protected class status applicable under federal or state law or City Charter.

Job ID: 72827125

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