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Assistant Engineer

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$36.04-$43.81 per hour
  • Posted Date:12/06/2017
  • Deadline to Apply:12/31/2017 5:00 PM

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The Human Resources Department is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Engineer in the Engineering department. 


Assistant Engineer ‑ This is the entry level class in the Engineer series.  Positions in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience.  The Assistant Engineer class is distinguished from the Associate level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the Associate level.  Incumbents work under general supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to direction as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned.


EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIESthe duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 

  • Prepares plans and specifications for the design, construction, maintenance and operation of District facilities and projects, including water and wastewater treatment plants, water and recycled water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, and hydroelectric generation systems; ensures conformance to District standards and practices, and relevant codes and regulations.
  • Administers construction projects, including overseeing and reviewing the work of construction management consultants or performing construction contract administrative duties; coordinates construction supervision and inspection and provides technical assistance to contractors and subcontractors by interpreting specifications, providing responses to requests for information, conducting submittal reviews, reviewing the quality of workmanship, verifying and approving progress payments, reviewing retainages, and authorizing certification of substantial and final completion.
  • Serves as project manager for a variety of capital improvement projects including the conception, feasibility evaluation, coordination of environmental review, design, scheduling, development of Requests for Qualifications and Requests for Proposal, the development and monitoring of project budgets, management of outside design consulting firms and management of the construction phase.
  • Represents the District in meetings with regulatory agencies and the public regarding District projects.
  • Researches project design requirements and performs related calculations; conducts plan checks to ensure compliance with District and various environmental and regulatory standards; prepares time and material cost estimates.
  • Represents the District in meetings with regulatory agencies and the public regarding District projects.
  • Prepares engineering studies and reports; participates in and oversees District projects through conception, feasibility, design, scheduling, and construction phase with other District departments, divisions, outside agencies, consultants, and developers.
  • Confers with developers and engineers for review of proposed commercial and residential development plans.
  • Performs plan check of drawings submitted for commercial and residential development for conformance with specifications and standards drawings.
  • Prepares a variety of technical reports, documents, and correspondence; prepares technical specifications; assists with the preparation and revisions to design and construction standards; develops technical documents required by the local, State and Federal agencies to obtain permitting and licensing of District facilities.
  • Manages and directs the work of outside engineering and other related consultants to ensure District standards and requirements are met.
  • May plan, prioritize, and review the work of staff, develop schedules and methods to accomplish assignments, provide and coordinate staff training, and work with employees to correct deficiencies.
  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.



Knowledge of: Principles and practices of professional engineering as applied to a variety of utility projects.  Basic methods, materials, and techniques used in the design, construction, and maintenance and operation of utilities projects and activities.  Mathematics used in the engineering field. Current developments and trends related to professional engineering.  Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment, including use and application of word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, and database programs.  English usage, spelling, punctuation, and grammar.  Principles and practices of work safety.


Skill/Ability to:  Perform professional engineering computations and learn to check, design, and prepare engineering plans, studies, profiles, and maps.  Learn and apply District standards and regulations and engineering policies and procedures.  Learn and apply applicable laws and regulations related to area of assignment.  Learn to prepare accurate cost estimates.  Learn to analyze and prepare technical reports.  Learn to obtain information through interview, to handle multiple assignments, to work with interruption, and to deal firmly and courteously with citizens, developers, consultants, and contractors.  Ability to maintain reliable attendance is a condition of employment, subject to applicable medical and disability leave laws. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.  Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.  On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.  On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.


Experience and/or Education:  Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:


ExperiencePrevious technical engineering experience is desirable.


EducationEquivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or a related field.




License and Certificate:  Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license at the time of appointment.  Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


Possession of a valid certificate as Engineer-in-Training issued by the State of California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors is desirable. 

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