• Port of Oakland
  • Oakland, California
  • Nov 06, 2019
Full Time Engineering Public Works
  • Salary: $7,628.00 - $9,448.00 Monthly

Job Description

*** All completed applications for this position must be submitted online no later than 5:00 pm, on the closing date of the recruitment.   PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED .  Please follow all submission instructions to ensure your application is complete.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of online applications, therefore, it is important for online applications to be completed fully.  Late applications will not be accepted beyond the closing time and date for any reason, including any technical issues, such as system, browser, or computer failures, etc. ***

The eligibility list generated from this announcement will only be used to fill specialized (Electrical Engineer) positions in the Engineering Department, Maritime Project Design and Delivery.


Under immediate supervision, plans and designs electrical and mechanical systems for Port construction and maintenance projects.  The employee solves minor, routine technical problems.

This is the entry level classification in the Port Electrical & Mechanical Engineer series.  It is distinguished from the next higher class of Port Assistant Engineer (E&M Work) in that the latter performs more complex engineering assignments with less supervision.  This is a flexibly staffed classification in that successful completion of 18 months' probation as Port Junior Engineer, satisfactory performance evaluations, and possession of an Engineer-in-Training certificate enable an incumbent to advance to Port Assistant Engineer.  The work involves limited judgment and minor consequences to projects would result from errors in judgment. Detailed review of work in progress and inspection of completed work reduces the possibility of error.

Examples of Duties: Any one position may not include all the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all the duties which may be performed. Incumbent may perform other related duties at the equivalent level.
  • Performs routine electrical and mechanical engineering duties in all phases of design, location, inspection, estimating and maintenance in order to learn established principles and practices.
  • Serves as assistant to higher level engineers in performing duties, as assigned.
  • Designs plans for electrical and mechanical installations.
  • Inspects projects and performs routine investigations for maintenance of equipment and systems.
  • Prepares records and reports.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
This position requires a combination of education and experience reflecting possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. A typical combination would include the following:
Graduation from an ABET (American Board of Engineering and Technology) accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in electrical and/or mechanical engineering.  Alternatively, an Engineer-In-Training (EIT)* certificate or a California certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in electrical and/or mechanical engineering may be substituted for the above education requirements.
* Acceptable certification for the EIT includes states which have reciprocity with California.

To perform the typical tasks and duties of the position successfully, the knowledge, skills and/or abilities listed below are required.
Knowledge of:
  • Engineering principles and practices.
  • Methods applied in design, construction inspection and testing.
Ability to:
  • Create neat, accurate and complete drawings and plans.
  • Write clear, concise and accurate technical and non-technical reports, correspondence, memorandums, and specifications.
  • Communicate effectively with those contacted in performing duties.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
  • Learn and apply established principles and practices of Port electrical and mechanical engineering.
  • Use computer aided drafting (CAD) program

 Stage I: Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Pass/Fail) - The first stage in the selection process will consist of an application and supplemental questionnaire appraisal review (pass/fail).  Applications submitted without a completed supplemental questionnaire will not be given further consideration. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to the next stage.  Only the most suitably qualified candidates will be invited to Stage II.
Stage II: Assessment Examination (Weighted 100%) - The second stage of the selection process may consist of a combination of job-related situational project exercises and an oral panel interview designed to assess technical knowledge and any additional other KSAs.  Job-related situational project exercises may consist of written exercises, performance exercises or other situational exercises that would assess the KSAs.  The Assessment Examination is designed to test your overall aptitude for the position.
  Candidates must achieve a scale score of 70 or more on this examination to be placed on the hiring list for employment consideration . The Port of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.
 Immigration and Reform Control Act:  In compliance with the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, the Port of Oakland will only hire individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States.  Social Security card must be presented, and the name on it must match the name on the application.
 Americans with Disabilities (ADA):  In compliance with State and Federal Laws, the Port of Oakland will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability.  The Port is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment.  Individuals invited to advance in the examination process will be provided the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.
  The Port of Oakland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Additional Requirements: Must have a valid California Class C driver's license at the time of appointment and for the duration of employment.
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 11/15/19 5:00 PM Pacific Time