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City of San Antonio Development Services Engineer in United States

Development Services Engineer

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Development Services Engineer


$106,564.12 - $165,707.10 Annually


78207, TX

Job Type

4A Full-Time

Job Number



Development Services

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/30/2023 11:59 PM Central

Grant Funded


FLSA Status


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Job Summary

Under general supervision, is responsible for performing professional engineering work consisting of design and construction engineering management of principal public works projects. Working conditions are split between on-site construction visits and an office environment. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.

This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

Work Location

Development Services, 1901 S Alamo, San Antonio, Texas 78204

Work Hours

7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Essential Job Functions

  • Supervises engineering staff in the review of proposed development subdivision infrastructure for the compliance approval to the Unified Development Code and proposed building permits for compliance to the building codes.

  • Provides information both verbally and in writing to City Council, management staff, or the general public regarding any complaints or inquiries.

  • Advises other City departments on matters related to technical engineering development issues.

  • Reviews proposed infrastructure and building construction plans, traffic impact analysis, and subdivision plats for compliance to various codes and regulations of the City.

  • Formulates policies for the division within the framework of development issues for any applicable City regulations.

  • Develops programs to improve the efficiency of the engineering division that includes the code administration, plan review, issuance of permits, licenses, construction inspection, tree inspection and GIS Mapping/Addressing sections; evaluates staff performance, and assists in formulating meaningful performance measures for statistical use by the department.

  • Assists the Director in investigating, representing, or giving legal testimony in claims or lawsuits against the City relative to development issues.

  • Develops and implements the division's budget, including the justification requests for additional personnel based upon the division's performance and goals.

  • Represents the Director or Assistant Directors at staff conference or public meetings and assists in the preparation of any staff reports or other data.

  • Provides technical engineering advice to the Director or Assistant Directors to include advice relating to changes, new trends, or innovations regarding development issues.

  • Provides staff support and attendance required by the Director to the Planning Commission, advisory boards, and committees to answer technical questions or provide input as requested.

  • Participates in technical staff reviews for development issues of Asset Management Dispositions, Tax Increment Financing, Housing Authority, and Neighborhood Action Development Programs of the City.

  • Directs the updating of land data related to plats, annexation and re- zoning.

  • Directs the updating of GIS and GPS data layers for internal and external customers.

  • Participates in the development, design, and implementation of all computerized programs; ensures system wide compatibility and responsiveness.

  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited university, or approved Engineering school by the Texas State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.

  • Six (6) years' experience in engineering, to include three (3) years' experience in land development activities.

  • No substitution for education allowed.

  • Licensed to practice engineering in the State of Texas, as a Professional Engineer.

  • OR

  • Must obtain a license to practice in the State of Texas within six (6) months of employment.

  • Valid Class 'C' Texas Driver's License.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Building and Fire Codes.

    Applicant Information

  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.

  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.

  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months. One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.

  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of civil engineering principles.

  • Knowledge of the laws and regulations related to engineering projects.

  • Knowledge of engineering related computer programs.

  • Knowledge of engineering mathematics.

  • Knowledge of budget preparation.

  • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.

  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard and other basic office equipment.

  • Ability to supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff.

  • Ability to plan and program engineering work.

  • Ability to conduct engineering research and apply results to engineering problems.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

  • Ability to establish and maintain good public relations.

  • Ability to prepare detailed technical reports.

  • Ability to interpret legal documents related to engineering.

Benefits Information

The City of San Antonio (CoSA) strives to provide a competitive compensation and benefit package to attract and retain a highly skilled workforce. To accomplish this, CoSA offers subsidized health care benefits for active and retired employees, paid disability benefits, paid life insurance, as well as automatic participation in a pension program which is currently matched two to one.

For more detailed information, please click on the following link to view Benefits offered by the City of San Antonio:



  • Part-Time, Temporary, and non-City positions are not eligible for CoSA Benefits.

  • Holiday and Leave benefits for Pre-K 4 SA positions may be different than what is listed at the above link.

Additional Information

The City Of San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. This means that the City does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex (gender), age, disability, national origin, genetic information, or sexual orientation. All individuals are encouraged to apply and compete for jobs with the City of San Antonio.

If you require assistance at any stage of the application process due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources Department (https://www.sanantonio.gov/Hr/About/ContactUs?sendto=HR) so that accommodations may be made to meet your needs. Our telephone number is 210-207-8705 and our fax number is 210-207-2285.