• Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 01, 2020
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $51,505.20 - $63,996.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Large Employers, Los Angeles County offers broad career growth, outstanding benefits, and competitive salaries. We are the largest employer in Southern California, with opportunities for you to make a difference in the lives of our 10 million residents.

Who We Are:
Our Mission is to deliver regional infrastructure and services improving the quality of life for more than 10 million people in Los Angeles County. Public Works offers over 500 different types of career opportunities that promote professional and personal growth as well as a rewarding and exciting work environment.
We offer room to grow, benefits in qualifying positions, and a phenomenal environment!

We seek individuals that:
  • are highly dedicated and committed to their work and interact and work well in a team environment.
  • exhibit a proactive and positive attitude.
  • have an outstanding work ethic.
  • are driven and goal-oriented with a strong desire to succeed.

Type of Recruitment
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

Application filing dates
We are accepting applications beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

Essential Job Functions
What you will do:
The Engineering Aid III is responsible for performing sub-professional engineering tasks requiring an application of the basic fundamentals of engineering, combined with a knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and/or drafting techniques and standards.

What are some potential duties?
  • Performs sub-professional engineering tasks requiring an application of the basic fundamentals of engineering such as hydraulics, hydrology drafting, mapping, and mathematical computations.
  • Makes mathematical calculations involving the application of algebra, plane trigonometry, and geometry to calculate areas, volumes, perimeters, and other dimensions of irregular configurations.
  • Prepares complete drawings including: the incorporation from design standards of standardized details; the indication by symbols of significant structural or other details such as catch basins, survey monuments, pipelines, etc. located adjacent to the project; the selection of scale to be employed, the number and nature of views to be executed; and the identification, location and selection of information from existing drawings to be applied in the given case.
  • Plots surveys, profiles and cross sections from survey field notes, makes various types of maps and prepares sketches, drawings, graphs, and diagrams referring to available sources of data which may be located in other sections or divisions and which require judgment in the selection and incorporation of information applicable to the assigned project.
  • Assembles records of pertinent previous surveys where a familiarity with survey procedures and terminology must be exercised in order to assemble a complete survey data pouch for use by survey crews.
  • Calculates volumes of cut and fill, amount of concrete, steel, asphalt, and other similar construction operations or materials to prepare cost estimates where unit costs have been standardized or prescribed and determinations concerning deviations from standards are resolved under the direction of or by higher level technicians or professional engineers.
  • Provides mapping, survey, construction, ownership, and jurisdiction information to other organizational entities or to the public when assigned to public counters.
  • Has responsibility for indexing and filing maps, charts, survey field notes and similar engineering data.
  • Collects hydrologic (rainfall, run off, groundwater) data in the field; processes and manages hydrologic data and provides data to the public.
  • Operates groundwater recharge facilities and provides technical assistance and support for hydrologic systems.
  • Conducts water level measurements, water quality monitoring and testing, and collects water samples for laboratory analysis.
  • Maintains runoff stations and conducts stream flow measurements.
  • Creates, prepares, or updates various types of maps and exhibits.
  • Writes legal land descriptions for conveyance of property rights, revisions to special district boundaries, leases, or other purposes.
  • Creates and maintains infrastructure inspection and condition assessment database and generate specialized reports.
  • Conducts field investigations, site inspections, and provides documentation regarding claims and litigation, citizen inquiries/complaints, and prepare documents for public records requests.
  • Utilizes water surface measuring equipment to conduct groundwater well measurements, implements traffic control plans, if needed.
  • Performs routine repairs on sampling trucks, coordinates routine maintenance of vehicles.
  • Maintains stream flow gauging stations.
  • Assists with Reservoir Operations.
  • Assists with Seawater Barrier Operations.
  • Updates, edits and maintain Water Facilities Databases per submitted As-Builts and / or redlines from field and engineering staff using ArcMap.
  • Updates Water Distribution System basemap.

Computer software and systems you may need to use:
  • Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) software such as Autodesk AutoCAD and MicroStation;
  • InRoads Suite
  • Digital terrain modeling software
  • ArcGIS software such as ArcMap and ArcCatalog
  • Data collection and data management
  • Aerial imagery software
  • Global Position System (GPS)
  • Document management systems such as Bentley ProjectWise and SharePoint Document Center.
  • Infrastructure inspection and condition assessment databases
  • Bluebeam Revu

We are looking for people who have at least:
Option I: Two years experience as an Engineering Aid II* in Los Angeles County.

Option II: Completion of two years** in an accredited college or university with specialization in Engineering, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)/Cartography Geography, or Physical Science***.

In addition to the requirements:
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Special Requirement Information:
* To qualify, applicants must have County status as an Engineering Aid II, as evidenced by holding or having held such payroll title for the required period of time in the service of the County of Los Angeles. No out-of class experience will be accepted. No withholds will be allowed.
** Applicants expecting to qualify through the completion of two years (60 semester units OR 90 quarter units) in an accredited college or university with specialization in Engineering, Geographic Information Systems/Cartography Geography, or Physical Science MUST provide a legible copy of the transcripts showing proof of the required units and the area of specialization with the application or within five(5) calendar days from filing. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, official transcripts will be required at the time of appointment. Applications submitted without the required transcripts will be rejected as incomplete.

*** Physical science encompasses any of the sciences, such as physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, and earth science that analyze the nature and properties of energy and nonliving matter.

Physical Expectations:
Physical Class II - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

Additional Information
Our Assessment Process:
Once we verify that you meet the selection requirement, we will invite you to take assessments of the proficiencies required for this job.

Part I : A Written Test covering engineering mathematics, reasoning ability, reading comprehension, and written expression weighted 50%. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the written test in order to proceed to Part II of the examination. THE WRITTEN TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.

Part II : An Interview weighted 50%. The interview will assess education, experience, work style, and general knowledge and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of the examination in order to be placed to the eligible register.


The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and those earning a passing grade will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly. NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Los Angeles County Public Works. This position may offer a 4/40 or 9/80 work schedule.

Important Information:
Apply online only by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job.

If you are unable to attach required documents, you must email them to within five (5) calendar days from filing. Please include your name, exam number, and exam title on the email.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at anytime during the exam process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of job offer. Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and/or Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED .
Have questions? Please contact us using the following information:
Exam Number: C-3608-X

Department Contact Name: Sandy Nerva

Department Contact Phone: (626) 458-2141

Department Contact Email:

Employment Information

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

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