Engineering Assistant

City Of Monterey Monterey , CA 93942

Posted 1 week ago

Description

The City of Monterey's Public Works Department currently has three (3) engineering vacancies: Associate Civil Engineer (1) and Senior Engineer (2). Pending a departmental re-organization presented to the City Council for fiscal year 2019/2020, there may be additional engineering vacancies. Therefore, the City would encourage applicants interested in any engineering position with the City of Monterey to apply. The City has four (4) different engineering levels at which the positions may be filled:
1.Engineering Technician

  • Requires HS degree supplemented by courses in drafting and trigonometry and four (4) years engineering drafting experience. For detailed information, click the link above to the job description.
    2.Engineering Assistant

  • Requires Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and two (2) years of experience in engineering. Detailed information is below.

  • If you do not have a P.E. and meet minimum qualifications for the Engineering Technician or Engineering Assistant position, please apply here to the Engineering Assistant position.
    3.Associate Civil Engineer
  • Requires Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and three (3) years of experience in civil engineering. For detailed information, click the link above to the job description.
    4.Senior Engineer

  • Requires Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and seven (7) years of experience in civil engineering. For detailed information, click the link above to the job flyer/job description.

  • If you have a P.E. and meet minimum qualifications for the Associate Civil Engineer or Senior Engineer position, please apply to the Senior Engineer position.

Application Process

A limited number of applicants who clearly show that they most closely meet the needs of this position in terms of training, experience, education, and other job-related characteristics will be accepted to participate in the selection process.

This process will include evaluation and initial screening of the standard on-line City application to determine which candidates progress to the next phase of the recruitment process.

The subsequent selection process may include a written test/written exercise, performance exercise, panel interview, and a final departmental interview. As a condition of employment, the selected candidate may be required to successfully pass a physical exam including a drug screen, a Livescan fingerprint background check, and a reference check. The Human Resources Department reserves the right to make changes to components of the examination process.

Candidates who successfully complete all components of this recruitment process will be placed on an eligibility list. The eligibility list is active for 12-months and may be used to fill additional vacancies including lower-level positions determined to have similar duties and requirements.

The Position

Under general supervision, to perform professional level engineering office and fieldwork; and to do related work as required.

Examples of Duties

Assists in conducting preliminary studies of engineering projects and helps prepare plans for streets, storm drains, sewers, and other public works projects; collects engineering data, makes calculations and performs drafting involved in the preparation of maps, drawings, profiles, easements, rights-of-way and related matters; tabulates field data; designs routine engineering structures and prepares specifications, contracts and other documents; performs field observations in the absence of an inspector; prepares preliminary and final cost estimates; assists in training subprofessional engineering personnel in drafting and engineering calculations; prepares specialized studies and engineering reports; answers questions from the general public in person or by telephone regarding office activities and routine engineering matters.

Typical Qualifications

Any combination equivalent to graduation from a recognized college or university with a major in civil engineering and two (2) years of experience performing engineering-related duties such as drafting, project design, plan preparation, data collection and preparing cost estimates.

License and/or Certificates Required

Possession of a valid California Drivers License with an acceptable driving record is required. Possession of an EIT is desirable, but not required.

Supplemental Info

Knowledge of: basic principles of physics, chemistry, and advanced mathematics as applied to engineering; knowledge of basic principles and practices of engineering field and office work, including drafting and surveying practices, procedures, and equipment; knowledge with geographic information systems (GIS) and asset management software fundamentals.

Ability to: make moderately difficult engineering computations, estimates, and designs; ability to prepare plans using AutoCAD software, check plans prepared by consultants and interpret plans and specifications; ability to use engineering and drafting instruments and tables; ability to conduct exacting engineering research work and write technical reports; ability to make precise survey measurements, and to make and interpret survey calculations; ability to use and understand the workings of common personal computer software; ability to use, and have knowledge of, computer-aided design programs; ability to understand and carryout technical instructions.



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Engineering Assistant

City Of Monterey