1. Differential Pay: Associate Engineers, Associate Civil Engineers and Assistant Engineers licensed by the State of California as Traffic Engineers, or licensed as Geotechnical Engineers by the State of California, shall be paid the equivalent of one-half (1/2) step (2.87%) in addition to all other compensation. At the County’s request, the County and Council will reopen this section to meet and confer over changes.
  2. One (1) Engineer in the Department of Public Works who is licensed by the State of California and designated by the Department of Public Works as a Traffic Engineer shall be eligible to receive premium pay in the amount of one (1) step (5.74%), in addition to all other compensation. Only one employee at a time may be so assigned.

    One (1) Engineer in the Department of Public Works who is licensed by the State of California as a Traffic Engineer shall receive the amount of one (1) step (5.74%) in addition to all other compensation only when specifically designated to and acting in the role of Traffic Engineer during the absence of the County’s regular Traffic Engineer. Only one (1) acting employee at a time may be so assigned.

    One (1) Engineer in the Department of Planning and Building who is licensed by the State of California and designated by the Department of Planning and Building as a Geotechnical Engineer shall be eligible to receive premium pay in the amount of one (1) step (5.74%), in addition to all other compensation. Only one employee at a time may be so assigned.

    No Engineer may simultaneously receive the full step and half-step license differentials described herein.

    1. Safety Shoe Allowance: Effective the first full pay period following Board of Supervisors approval of a successor MOU, Assistant Engineers, Associate Engineers, and Associate Civil Engineers who are assigned to perform field work and are required to wear safety shoes while performing such duties shall receive a bi-annual cash payment voucher of up to two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225.00) on each “even” year to cover the cost of such safety shoes, which must meet safety criteria as determined by the department.
    2. Rain Gear. The Public Works Department agrees to continue to provide rain gear for SMCCE employees to check out.
    3. Direct Deposit. The parties agreed to make Direct Deposit mandatory for all employees hired after October 30, 1999.