Assistant Engineer / Associate Engineer (Transportation)

  • City of Costa Mesa, CA
  • Costa Mesa, California
  • Sep 11, 2020
Full Time Engineering Transportation or Transit
  • Salary: See Position Description USD

Summary

Essential Functions: For a detailed list of essential functions for each position, please click on the links below:

Assistant Engineer
Associate Engineer

Job Description

SALARY INFORMATION:
 
CURRENT SALARY:
Assistant Engineer: $5,985 - $8,020 per month ($34.53 - $46.27 per hour)
Associate Engineer: $7,080 - $9,488 per month ($40.85 - $54.74 per hour)

SALARY EFFECTIVE JULY 2021:
Assistant Engineer: $6,598 - $8,842 per month ($38.07 - $51.01 per hour)
Associate Engineer: $7,806 - $10,460 per month ($45.03 - $60.35 per hour)

EFFECTIVE JULY 2022: 2% Salary Increase will be applied
 
*Due to recent budget reductions, employees in these classifications are required to furlough 104 hours between June 21, 2020 and July 20, 2021. New employees will have their required furlough hours prorated based on hire date.
 
The current full-time vacancy is in the Transportation Division of the Public Services Department. The vacancy may be filled at either the Assistant Engineer or Associate Engineer level depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. The eligibility list established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies for either classification that may occur during the life of the list.

DESCRIPTION & CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:
 
ASSISTANT ENGINEER
Under general supervision, the Assistant Engineer performs a variety of technical and routine professional level civil engineering work in the field and office associated with the design, development, investigation, construction, and maintenance of public works projects. Incumbents may be assigned to any of the following divisions: Engineering or Transportation Services.
 
This is a sub-professional classification in the professional engineering series. Work involves the application of basic and technical engineering practices and principles to a variety of public works engineering projects. Assignments are broad in scope and require the use of good judgment in making technical decisions. Work is reviewed by an Associate Engineer or Senior Engineer regularly to determine general progress. An incumbent may train and functionally lead entry-level engineering and clerical staff members.

ASSOCIATE ENGINEER
Under general supervision, the Associate Engineer performs a variety of responsible and complex professional level civil engineering work in the field and office associated with the design, development, investigation, construction, and maintenance of public works projects. Incumbents may be assigned to work in any of the following assignments: Construction Management, Design, Park Development, Environmental Compliance, or Transportation Services.
 
This is a journey level professional classification in the professional engineering series. Work involves the application of complex engineering principles, practices, and techniques to a variety of public works engineering projects. Assignments are usually broad in scope and require the use of considerable judgment in making complex technical decisions. It differs from the Assistant Engineer class by its responsibility for independent analysis and project management responsibilities. Work is reviewed by the Senior Engineer, Principal Civil Engineer, City Engineer, or Transportation Services Manager through conferences and reports. Supervises subordinate engineering, field and clerical staff members
 
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:
 
Applications must be completed and submitted online.  This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice, therefore prompt application is encouraged.  
 
  • First application review date is Monday, September 28, 2020.
 
Applications must be completed and submitted online by the specified deadline. Candidates are required to provide specific information regarding their education and experience as it relates to the position by completing  all fields  of the application. Do not include "see attached resume" in your responses, as they will not be reviewed in the application process. A detailed resume is also required, this can be uploaded into the " Attachments " section of the online application.   Applications may be rejected if incomplete.  

Based upon the information presented on the application, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to the following components:  application review and evaluation, written examination or exercise, physical examination, practical exercise and interview evaluation.

The eligibility list will be in effect for one (1) year, unless exhausted sooner.  The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be utilized to fill lower-level vacancies which occur during the life of the list.

It is recommended you use a personal email address on your application instead of a work email address. Notifications during this recruitment will be sent by email only (regardless of the notification preference selected during the on-line application process). Notifications will be sent to the email address that is listed on your online application.

All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to:  comprehensive background check, criminal history check (livescan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen). Based upon current and/or future assignments, an employee may be subject to pre-employment, random, reasonable and post-accident drug and alcohol testing pursuant to the Department of Transportation Regulations.

Please notify the Human Resources Division 72 hours in advance of the test date if you have a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process.

Note: The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.  Any provisions contained within may be modified or revoked without notice.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Special Instructions

Continuous

Additional Information

PHYSICAL TASKS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
 
Please contact Human Resources for a summary of the essential tasks and environmental factors for this classification.           
 
Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
 

Job Address

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