County of Alameda

Engineering Trainee (#2005)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Related to Local 21 (020)
$18.44-$21.96 Hourly / $1,475.20-$1,756.80 BiWeekly /
$3,196.27-$3,806.40 Monthly / $38,355.20-$45,676.80 Yearly

Under instruction and close supervision, to learn and to do increasingly responsible and varied sub-professional and professional civil engineering work, and to do related work as required.


The purpose of this class is to provide currently enrolled engineering students with summer work which will supplement their college program, and which will better qualify them for permanent professional positions with the County after their graduation. Incumbents are systematically given progressively responsible office and field assignments corresponding to their stage of professional development. Typically, a student with one year of college training, during the first summer of work, is assigned to a field crew to do rodding and chaining and to learn to use surveying instruments. A student who has completed three years of college, and has participated in the summer program for two previous summers, is usually assigned duties similar to those of an inexperienced professional engineer.

Current enrollment in an accredited college or university and successful completion of the equivalent of one semester of work in the typical pre-engineering series of courses.


A valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license is desirable.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

Ability to:
• Demonstrate aptitude for civil engineering work.

Old document: Retyped 11/l971
Retyped 4/l977
Revised 7/l978
Revised 3/5/91
Revised 5/10/91
New document: Jobspecs/2005


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.


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