County of Alameda

Assistant Engineer (#2015)

$43.92-$50.88 Hourly / $3,513.60-$4,070.40 BiWeekly /
$7,612.80-$8,819.20 Monthly / $91,353.60-$105,830.40 Yearly


DESCRIPTION
Under general supervision, to do a variety of professional civil engineering work in the field and office; to perform engineering design and inspection of roads and road appurtenances, drainage facilities and related flood control structures; and to do related work as required.


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

Assistant Engineers are usually assigned as design engineers in a design section headed by a Supervising Civil Engineer. Their work is usually reviewed by an Associate Civil Engineer.

The type of supervision given Assistant Engineers is relatively close and frequent, but varies with the experience of the incumbent, and the complexity of the project. Assistant Engineers receive project assignments of their own in addition to occasionally working with Associate Civil Engineers on portions of larger projects. The projects assigned to Assistant Engineers are usually less complicated than those assigned to Associate Civil Engineers.

Although most incumbents in this class work in design units, it is not unusual for Assistant Engineers to be assigned special work of a responsible nature, such as that of a Project Engineer or a Resident Engineer (if incumbent is a registered professional civil engineer in California) on construction projects, or may be assigned to subdivision review involving potential design impacts to road and flood control facilities, and/or engineering research.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
NOTE: The following are examples of the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Analyzes, designs or assists in the design of a variety of engineering projects, including roads, traffic control systems, bridges, dams, retaining walls and flood control drainage facilities and systems; calculates quantities and cost of materials for an assigned project; checks mathematical and engineering calculations of other engineers or technicians; and prepares written correspondence and project specifications.

2. Determines grading and alignment of roadways and structures, and of flood control and storm drainage projects; makes right-of-way and center-line calculations; writes right-of-way and property descriptions; investigates maps and records in order to avoid construction conflicts with utilities or with fixtures or structures.

3. Initiates survey requests to gather or clarify field data; prepares written reports and recommendations based on office and field research.

4. Reviews and checks engineering plans for proposed subdivisions, roadway improvements, and flood control and storm drainage improvements submitted by public utilities, public agencies, and private developers for compliance with appropriate construction standards, possible conflict with existing or proposed County or Flood Control District projects; and recommends necessary engineering changes or improvements.

5. May review plans of private contractors for conformance with County building codes and recognized principles and practices of structural engineering.

6. May act as Resident Engineer (if incumbent is a registered professional civil engineer in California) on construction projects and propose alternative construction methods with engineering justifications and request testing of materials as construction progresses.

7. Prepares detailed construction contract bid documents including plans, specifications, and Engineer’s Estimates.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Either I

The equivalent of one year of experience in the class of Junior Engineer in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts).

Or II

Possession of a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering awarded by an accredited college or university.
AND

The equivalent of two years of professional civil engineering experience.

License:

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

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


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

· Fundamental practices of civil engineering.
· Mathematics as applied to civil engineering.
· Strength, properties, and uses of engineering construction materials.
· Practices, methods and equipment used in engineering construction.
· Methods and procedures for describing real property.
· Hydraulics and hydrology.

Ability to:

• Design relatively simple road and flood control structures or parts of similar but complex structures with skill and accuracy.
• Use current AutoCAD civil design software to prepare civil design and construction contract drawings.
• Perform common tests of construction materials.
• Prepare technical reports.
• Makes project presentations internally and to the public.

CLASS SPEC HISTORY
Old document: Revised 9/85
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Revised 3/91
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Revised 5/10/91
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New document: Jobspecs/2015
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CSC Date: 4/24/91
GH:cs Revised 4/21/15
CSC Date: 5/27/15

BENEFITS

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

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • 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.