Assistant Engineer (Civil)

City of Santa Clara, CA - Santa Clara, CA

**The eligible list for this position can be used for multiple departments within the City of Santa Clara. Current opening is in the Water and Sewer Utilities Department.**

Final Filing Date: Monday, November 26, 2018

Applications must be filled out completely. Please do not substitute "see resume" or "see personnel file" in the employment history section of the application. To be considered for this position, candidates must submit a 1) City Employment Application and 2) Resume, no later than 4:00 p.m. on the preferred filing date. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Under direct supervision, the Assistant Engineer (Civil) performs a variety of entry-level professional civil engineering field and office work in design, construction and/or maintenance programs.

Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admittance into the examination process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualification in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited to test.

Depending on the applicant pool, it is possible that only a limited number of applicants will be invited to the written examination. Depending on logistical considerations and the size of the applicant pool, it is possible that only those candidates scoring highest on the written examination will be invited to participate in the oral examination. Candidates who pass the written examination but do not earn an invitation to the oral examination will remain eligible to participate in a future oral examination if deemed necessary by the City. Candidates must attain a passing score on each phase of the examination process to qualify for the Eligible List. A department interview will be required prior to appointment.

Typical Duties:Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Under direct supervision:
Assist in conducting studies and analyses of engineering projects or problems, including public works planning activities, public works maintenance programs, traffic and transportation engineering, and other public projects
Support the preparation of plans, specifications, schedules and cost estimates for storm drain and sanitary sewer systems, urban roadways, bridges, traffic and transportation systems, public building and other public projects
Compile engineering data and make calculations
Perform calculations and prepare estimates of time and material costs
Use AutoCAD in the preparation of maps, drawings, plans, easement and right-of-way documents, and other related matters
Tabulate field data, design routine civil engineering projects and structures
Research project design requirements
Write land descriptions, prepare contracts, agreements, technical specifications, reports, minutes and other documents
May participate in the City's staff committees on review of projects and subdivisions and write conditions of approval
Run surveying equipment, perform general survey work, or inspect and/or administer public works construction projects
Answer questions, write replies, review permit requests, determine and collect permit and development fees, review and comment on developer public improvement plans, subdivision maps, and easement/right-of-way documents as generated by general public, contractors, developers, engineers and other public agencies
May assist with the department's annual and five-year capital improvement budgets and the operating budget
May assist in the operation of City traffic signals and transportation systems
Coordinate engineering activities with other City departments and other public agencies
Manage and maintain the Department's record documents
May prepare and coordinate project construction schedules
May prepare and/or revise design construction standard documents
Perform other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:
Either: A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from a college or university that is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET); OR Possession of a State of California Engineer-In-Training (E.I.T.) Certificate and at least 1 year of experience in civil engineering office and/or field work.
Experience using AutoCAD with civil engineering modules and Microsoft Office (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Desirable Qualifications:
Registration as a Civil Engineer in the State of California
Experience using ESRI based Geographic Information System (GIS)
Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required at time of appointment and for duration of employment.


Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background check, which may include employment verification, a DMV record check, a criminal history check, and Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprinting. Any information obtained will be used to determine eligibility for employment in accordance with the law. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction when required will result in disqualification from the recruitment process.
A medical examination will be required prior to appointment.
Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment.
May be required to work shifts, weekends, and odd and unusual hours in the performance of duties and emergency situations.
Incumbents assigned to the Field Services position are required to file a Conflict of Interest statement upon assuming office, annually, and upon leaving office, in accordance with City Manager Directive 100.

This position qualifies for Veteran's Preference Points. Applicants who have separated from service (Active Duty Status) must submit proof of honorable discharge (Form DD214) with their application at time of filing.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Knowledge of:
Principles, practices, methods and techniques of civil engineering
Basic transportation planning and traffic signal operation
Project and construction management
Basic means, methods, materials and equipment used in construction of public works projects
Basic project cost estimating scheduling and plan preparation
Basic surveying, drafting, and modeling techniques and technology
Computer applications (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, project management software, scheduling tools, computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) with civil engineering modules
Environmental and safety practices, procedures and standards

Ability to:
Learn Federal, State and local laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and policies pertaining to public works projects and transportation infrastructure operation
Learn approved construction and field safety standards, practices, and procedures related to public works projects
Perform routine civil engineering design work
Read and interpret plans and specifications
Learn to read, interpret and apply laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and policies governing public works projects and transportation infrastructure operation
Maintain records, logs and databases
Learn to prepare engineering and administrative staff reports
Learn to perform quantity take-off work from construction plans
Learn to compile and analyze data, prepare reports and make recommendations
Make accurate mathematical calculations and engineering computations and drawings
Effectively communicate both orally and in writing
Write clear, concise reports, using correct composition, English grammar and spelling
Comprehend, carry out and issue oral and written technical instructions
Analyze facts and exercise independent judgment on routine issues
Grasp new ideas and concepts
Understand and use administrative and engineering computer applications and software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and AutoCAD with civil engineering modules)
Use drafting and survey instruments, and other engineering aids
Operate personal computer, plotter, and other standard office equipment
Interact, establish, and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including the public, other agencies and coworkers
Work in a team based environment to resolve problems, achieve common goals, and successfully deliver projects
Deal tactfully and courteously with others
Focus on the important matters, effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload and meet deadlines
Assist in training of para-professional engineering staff
Make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions
Bend, stoop, reach, carry, crawl, climb and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties