Assistant Engineer I/II

  • CITY OF PETALUMA, CA
  • Petaluma, California
  • Jul 08, 2020
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $67,350.40 - $95,555.20 Annually USD

Job Description

Summary/Class Characteristics

Assistant Engineer I
Perform entry level professional engineering work in the design, plan review, investigation, inspection and construction of public facilities, water resources, or community development projects.

Assistant Engineer II
Perform engineering assignments of moderate difficulty in the design, plan review, investigation, inspection and construction of public facilities, water resources or community development projects.


Class Characteristics
Assistant Engineer I
General supervision is provided by the manager; responsibilities may include direct or indirect supervision of lower level professional, technical, and clerical personnel.

This is the entry-level class of the professional engineering series. Incumbents perform the less complex office and field engineering work under supervision. Assignments are generally routine or closely related within a framework of established procedures. As incumbents gain experience, they will be expected to work more independently on assignments that are more complex. Promotion to Assistant Engineer II is based upon demonstrated ability and satisfaction of the experience requirement.

Assistant Engineer II
General supervision is provided by a higher-level professional engineer or a division head level position; responsibilities may include direct or indirect supervision of lower level professional, technical, and clerical personnel.

This is the journey-level class in the professional engineering series not requiring registration; may serve as project engineer on a limited basis. The Assistant Engineer II is distinguished from the Associate Civil Engineer in that the latter serves as project leader on assignments requiring considerable professional knowledge of engineering principles and technical engineering analysis, provides direction to engineering and technical personnel, and requires registration as a Civil Engineer. As assigned responsibilities and breadth of knowledge increase with experience and as registration is achieved, the Assistant Engineer II may be eligible for the next higher class of Associate Civil Engineer.

Duties

Participate in the preparation of plans and specifications for the construction of streets, wastewater collection, storm drains, potable water, recycled water systems, and related public works projects.

Review development applications including tentative and final maps, improvement plans and applicable documents, and ensure conformance to city standards.

Respond to inquiries and complaints from citizens, developers, engineers, contractors, other city departments, utility agencies, and various other sources.

Make presentations to departments, commissions, committees, and boards as required or assigned.

Coordinate review, approval, and construction of projects with staff, other departments, applicable outside agencies and citizens.

Maintain records, maps, plans, and files; research and prepare clear and concise technical reports as assigned.

Make field inspections of engineering projects and perform engineering analysis and calculations as assigned.

Learn to perform the full range of professional engineering tasks within area of assignment.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Assistant Engineer I
Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of civil engineering; methods, materials and techniques used in general construction projects.

Engineering equipment including calculators, computers, and engineering computer programs.

Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to gain such knowledge and abilities would be:

Education:

A Bachelor's degree with major work in civil engineering or related field.

Experience :

Experience in civil engineering work is preferred but not required.

Assistant Engineer II
Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to land development, flood control, streets, wastewater treatment and collection, potable water, recycled water and storm drain systems; methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction of public works facilities.

Modern development, current literature, and sources of information regarding engineering theory and practices.

Methods of using engineering equipment including computers, computer programs in the engineering field, calculators, survey instruments, and computer aided design and drafting.

Safety hazards and appropriate precautions applicable to work assignments.

Principles of supervision as they relate to training, directing and reviewing the work of subordinates.

Applicable sections of the subdivision map act.

Education and Experience
Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to gain such knowledge and abilities would be:

Education:
A Bachelor's degree with major work in civil engineering or closely related field. An Engineer-In-Training Certificate in Civil Engineering is desirable.

Experience :
Two years of professional civil engineering experience equivalent to the City's class of Assistant Engineer I.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods to read, write reports and talk or listen. The employee is occasionally required to conduct field investigations and operate standard office machines, (i.e. blueprint, photocopiers and computer terminals) and talk or listen. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to
sixty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Petaluma, California United States View Map