Civil Engineering Assistant - Hourly

City of Glendale, CA
Full Time
Glendale, CA+1 location
$27.87 - $42.77 an hour
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description
The Position

In an effort to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for all employees, City of Glendale has implemented a Mandatory COVID-19 Testing Policy. The Policy will require all City employees, volunteers, interns, and new hires to test for COVID-19 on a weekly basis unless they provide proof of having received their single dose of a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine regimen or the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine regimen.

Under supervision, performs beginning level of professional civil engineering work.
Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following: Ensures Department services are provided with the highest customer service and ethical standards.
Assist in the preparation of plans, specifications, estimates, and reports involved in the construction and operation of a wide variety of civil engineering work such as storm drains, sanitary sewers, street and highways, structures, buildings, or water utility systems.
Checks hydraulics, structure, mechanics, and strength of materials and surveying calculations. Checks, analyzes, reduces and applies survey, hydrographic, topographic, and other field data and transfers to maps, profiles, cross sections, graphs, and other compilation forms. Reviews legal descriptions, easements, and contract documents for completeness and accuracy.
Checks plans, specifications, and computations submitted in connection with applications for building permits for new structures and alterations of structures for conformance with the building code, for structural safety, fire hazards, exits, and other matters governed by municipal ordinances.
Prepares environmental assessment report and project impact plan for various improvement projects.
Checks subdivision maps, improvement plans and grading plans for hillside sites and building permits.
Prepares documents and processes street vacations, encroachment permits, and assessment districts.
Prepares rate studies and keeps records of the sanitary sewer system.
Drives vehicle to make field inspections of construction projects to monitor compliance with plans and City standards.
Responds to customer/resident inquiries regarding building regulations or refers to the proper channel.
Assists in the preparation of plans and specifications for civil and traffic engineering, planning and
transportation projects and programs

Assists in the review of proposed private development projects for potential traffic impacts, assists with traffic planning analyses

Assists in the preparation of intersection traffic signal plans, traffic signal timing and synchronization, and signing and striping plans.

Assists in conducting or participating in surveys and investigations of requests for traffic zones, traffic calming studies, parking limits, crosswalks, painted curb markings, signs, traffic signals and other traffic control devices

Performs field measurements; assists in the review of traffic signal and traffic control device installations for conformity with engineering plans.
Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe efficient manner.
Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.

Minimum Requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of:
Building codes, structural safety practices and procedures.
Computer and computer-aided design and drafting.
Environmental issues associated with division projects.
Hydraulics, structural, mechanics, and strength of materials.
Surveying techniques.
Ability to:
Draw preliminary sketches and drawings.
Interact with other divisions or section employees to obtain information necessary for design and project specifications.
Interact with the public providing proper customer service. Provide exceptional customer service to those using the Public Works Department services.
Other Characteristics
Willingness to:
Work overtime as requested.
Assume responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment.
No specific requirement. Some experience in civil engineering work involving Public Right of Way improvement projects is desirable.
Some experience working with AutoCAD or similar drafting software is desirable.
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or certificate as an Engineer-in-Training from the State of California.
Valid Class C California driver's license.
Exceptional Customer Service Policy

The City of Glendale places a high importance on quality customer service and prides itself for the high level of services it provides by every employee of the organization. As employees of the City of Glendale, we are committed to providing our diverse community and each other with courteous, considerate, and personal attention.

Please click on the link to read the Exceptional Customer Service Policy.
An equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may substitute for the listed minimum requirements.

Selection Process

EVALUATION OF APPLICATION: Submitted Application will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the minimum requirements. Only the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process.

ORAL INTERVIEW: (Weight of 100%) To evaluate the applicant's experience, education, and personal fitness for the position.

TIME AND PLACE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED. The City of Glendale reserves the right to modify the above stated examination components and/or weights. Should this be necessary, the candidates will be notified of the specific examination components and weights prior to the administration of any examination. The City of Glendale conforms with State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees with disabilities. The Human Resources Department asks that it be advised of special needs at least five days prior to the first test part so that a reasonable accommodation may be made. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Glendale requires that all new employees provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.

The City of Glendale offers a comprehensive benefit package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance.

The above listed benefits apply to full-time, salaried positions only.

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