Engineer II (#RE1002)
$34.99-$42.55 Hourly / $6,064.93-$7,375.33 Monthly / $72,779.20-$88,504.00 Yearly


Under direction, performs responsible professional field and office engineering work in connection with the design, construction and management of Public Works Projects; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the journey level class in the engineering series. An employee in this class is responsible for moderately difficult and responsible professional engineering work in a variety of areas which include, but are not limited to transportation, drainage, water resources and supply, waste water, solid waste and hazardous waste management. Incumbents work with a greater level of independence and skill than at the Engineer I level and may be lead workers over subordinate engineering, technical, and/or paraprofessional employees.


  • Provides technical direction and performs drafting, computing and checking of field operations related to Public Works projects; identifies and resolves issues related to the layout and construction of roads, sanitary systems, drainage/water systems, subdivisions, bridges, traffic signals, street lighting systems, and waste facilities.
  • Designs Public Works projects; prepares plans, profiles, and cross sections; makes quantity estimates, horizontal and vertical alignments, and curve computations; establishes highway and hydraulic gradients.
  • Prepares and reviews maps, right-of-way deeds and legal descriptions.
  • May act as resident engineer for major projects under contract such as sanitary systems, drainage/water systems, roads, traffic signals, bridges, buildings and other structures; may lead and/or direct the work of subordinate engineering, paraprofessional and/or technical staff.
  • Writes engineering specifications for proposed projects; makes estimates for projects planned or under construction.
  • Prepares engineering reports; applies principals of advanced engineering design and theory to assigned projects.


    Experience:  One year as an Engineer I in San Joaquin County service.



    Experience:  Two years of progressively responsible and varied engineering work experience.


    And Either

    Certificate:  Possession of a valid certificate as an Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.) as issued by the California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.



    Education: Bachelors degree in engineering or closely related field from a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.



    License:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


    The principles and practices of engineering; methods and materials used in planning, design, construction and management of engineering projects including roadway and structural design and inspection, waste disposal and storage, traffic engineering, hydraulics and flood control; basic computer and modern office automation technology and computer software programs relevant to department operations.


    Apply required engineering knowledge to varied work assignments; function as a lead worker over subordinate professional, paraprofessional and technical engineering personnel; utilize a wide variety of computer applications in engineering projects; establish and maintain effective working relations with others; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


    Mobility-Frequent operation of a data entry device, sitting for extended periods, standing for long periods, walking, pushing/pulling, bending, squatting, driving, climbing stairs or other objects; occasional crawling; Lifting-Frequently 5-30 pounds or less; occasionally 30-70 pounds; occasionally restraining, lifting/turning heavy objects; Vision-Good vision; frequent reading and close-up work; normal hand and eye coordination; Dexterity-Normal dexterity with frequent writing and repetitive motion; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing and talking on the telephone and in person; Special Requirements-May require occasional overtime, weekend or evening work; Emotional/Psychological-Frequent public contact and decision making; frequent concentration required; Environmental Conditions-May be exposed to noise, dust and varied outdoor conditions.

    CLASS: RE1002; EST: 5/12/1999; REV: 12/12/2007;