CIVIL ENGINEERING ASSISTANT

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 22, 2021
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $76,238.16 - $92,175.36 Annually USD

Job Description

With more than 10 million residents, Los Angeles County has the largest population of any county in the nation. As the largest employer in Southern California, with more than 37 diverse departments and over 2,300 different job descriptions, the County offers a lifetime of opportunities and careers.

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We are Los Angeles County Public Works, the largest municipal Public Works agency in the nation. With more than 4,000 employees, 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.

Don't miss an opportunity to join our team!

We will be accepting applications for the Civil Engineering Assistant position beginning:

Beginning Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER:
C3424R
Essential Job Functions

A Civil Engineering Assistant is responsible for the following essential functions: prepares plans, specifications and cost estimates for minor flood control or road maintenance projects such as retaining walls, parking lots and similar projects utilizing commonly used software applications and specialized engineering software applications such as Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD); assists in field investigations and studies and in the preparation of preliminary and final plans, specifications, and cost estimates for a variety of construction and maintenance engineering projects such as drainage and wastewater systems, dams, mountain roads, highways, street lighting and water distribution systems, debris basins, storm drains, spreading grounds, and other flood control and water conservation facilities; performs calculations requiring knowledge of algebra, trigonometry, calculus, elementary mechanics, strength of materials, statics, geodesy, and structural analysis; assists in conducting hydraulic and hydrologic studies to determine design criteria and operational requirements for flood control and water conservation structures; compiles data for and assists in making studies or tests relating to the location, size and capacity of other engineering structures or facilities; and assists in the review portions of plans for engineering structures prepared by other public agencies or by private firms to determine if they conform to department standards and practices and sound engineering principles.

Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
A Bachelor's degree or higher* from an accredited college or university in a civil engineering curriculum approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).**

LICENSE
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.

PHYSICAL CLASS
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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*A qualifying postgraduate degree is one where either the undergraduate or postgraduate civil engineering curriculum is accredited by ABET, as supported by the California Department of Consumer Affairs.

**Applicants who will be receiving their bachelor's degree or higher in civil engineering within six (6) months from the time of filing may compete in this examination; however, the names of such candidates, if successful in the examination, will be withheld from certification for employment until they present documentation that they have satisfied all the requirements for a bachelor's degree or higher in an ABET approved civil engineering curriculum.

** Applicants MUST provide a legible copy of their university diploma or transcripts with their application or within five (5) business days from filing. University diploma or transcripts must indicate the degree major, degree level, and degree confer date. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, an official copy of the diploma or transcripts will be verified at the time of appointment. Applications submitted without the required information will be rejected as incomplete.

Applications from persons with degrees from foreign universities will be accepted ONLY if evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or Association of International Credential Evaluation, Inc. (AICE).

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
  • Membership in professional organizations such as the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Public Works Association, American Water Works Association, City and County Engineers Association, etc., is encouraged.

Additional Information
OUR ASSESSMENT PROCESS:
This examination will consist of a structured video interview covering education, experience, work style, and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted 100%.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
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 promulgated to the list of eligible candidates accordingly.

SPECIAL 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.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Public Works.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, and description of work performed. All information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.

IMPORTANT NOTES
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT .
  • 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 .
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Apply online 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.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

Computer and Internet Access at Public Libraries: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

Note: if you are unable to attach required documents, you must e-mail them to bigarcia@dpw.lacounty.gov within five (5) business days from application filing. Please include your name, exam number, and exam title on the faxed documents.

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CONTACT INFORMATION
Department Contact Name: Bianca Garcia
Department Contact Phone: (626) 458-2141
Department Contact Fax: (626) 979-5440
Department Contact Email: bigarcia@dpw.lacounty.gov

ADA Coordinator Phone: (626) 458-2141
Teletype Phone: (626) 282-7829
California Relay Services: (800) 735-2922
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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