Job Details

Position Title:Assistant Engineer
Reference Number:13.181
Division:General Staffing
Contact Name:Human Resources
Contact Phone:916-774-5475
Contact Fax:916-774-5350
Position Description:SALARY RANGE: $5,005 to $7,042 Monthly (26 pay periods annually)

FINAL FILING DATE: We are accepting the first 50 qualified applications or closing at 5:00 pm on June 26 2014, whichever occurs first.

TENTATIVE TEST DATE: Oral Interview: July 28 & 29, 2014


The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the employment list of Assistant Engineer to work in the Transportation Planning Section of the Development Services Department. Pending City Council approval, this position will be filled in July 2014. The normal work schedule will be Monday - Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. In addition, Pending Council approval sometime after July 1, 2014, an additional Assistant Engineer may be selected to work in the Capital Improvements Section of the Public Works Department. A flex schedule may be available.

To perform professional engineering work in the investigation, planning, design, construction, and maintenance/operation of a variety of public works facilities, systems, projects and/or private development projects.


Receives general supervision from higher level engineering staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Participate in the preparation of plans and specifications for the design, construction, and maintenance/operation of a variety of public works facilities and projects, including water and wastewater utility, solid waste, street, storm drain, storm water management and traffic/transportation systems; ensure conformance to City standards and practices.

• Research project design requirements and perform routine calculations; conduct plan checks to ensure contractor and/or enforce compliance with City and various environmental regulatory standards; prepare time and material cost estimates, especially as related to existing or anticipated project budgets.

• May delegate routine research, design, and drafting tasks to technical staff; review completed work and assist in identifying solutions for solving routine problems; research publications and industry information sources as needed.

• Survey, map, and collect data related to area of assignment, as appropriate; perform field inspections, including survey work as necessary, to investigate and resolve routine field problems affecting property owners, contractors and maintenance operations; prepare estimates and feasibility reports for new or modified services and structures.

• Participate in the review and processing of private development plans as related to streets, storm drains, traffic/transportation, water/wastewater utilities, solid waste systems, and related public works facilities and systems; ensure that such plans comply with City standards and requirements.

• Participate in the preparation of engineering studies and reports; participate in coordinating development services and/or public works-related activities with other City departments, divisions, and sections, outside agencies, citizens, consultants, and developers; provide staff support to a variety of City boards, commissions, and committees as assigned.

• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.

• Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

• Principles and practices of professional engineering as applied to a variety of public works, utilities, building/facilities construction, transportation planning, traffic, water quality, and/or private development projects.

• Basic methods, materials, and techniques used in the design, construction, and maintenance/operation of public works and utilities programs and activities.

• Basic surveying, drafting, computer-aided design and modeling techniques and technology.

• Current developments and trends related to professional public works 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.

• Pertinent local, State, federal rules, regulations and laws related to area of engineering assignment.

• Methods, materials, and techniques used in the area of engineering assignment.

Ability to:

• Perform professional engineering computations and learn to check, design, and prepare engineering plans, studies, profiles, and maps.

• 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 bend, squat, climb, kneel or twist while performing field work; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.

• Use and care for engineering surveying instruments and computer equipment.
• Learn modern office procedures and computer equipment and software such as AutoCAD, GPS, GIS, ArcView, ArcInfo and software related to specific department operations.

• Learn and understand City standards and regulations and engineering policies and procedures.

• Learn applicable laws and regulations related to area of assignment.

• Learn to prepare accurate cost estimates and make related recommendations.

• 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.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

• Prepare clear, complete, accurate, timely and concise written correspondence and reports.

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Check engineering plans and specifications; prepare and check engineering reports and studies.

• Interpret and explain City policies, procedures, regulations and engineering policies and procedures.

• Obtain information through interview, to handle multiple assignments, to work with interruption, and to deal firmly and courteously with citizens, developers, consultants, and contractors.

Experience and Training


• One year of responsible professional engineering work similar to that of a Junior Engineer with the City of Roseville.


• Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil, environmental engineering or a closely related field;


• Possession of a current Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate as issued by the State of California.

License or Certificate

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.


1. Describe in detail your experience with transportation planning, including any experience or knowledge regarding traffic mitigation fees, capital improvement programs, travel demand forecasting, regional transportation projects, and traffic studies for environmental impact reports and/or individual projects.

2. Describe in detail your involvement with preparing plans and specifications of a civil improvement for a public agency and the standards you used.

3. Describe in detail your involvement with the construction of a major civil improvement for a public agency.

Applications and responses to supplemental questionnaire will be screened to those most meeting the needs of the department. Those applicants may be invited to an oral interview exam (weighted 100%). Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid pre-employment medical exam, a drug and alcohol screening test, and a fingerprint check.

Job Status:Regular / Benefitted, Salary
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