Thank you for your interest in our Engineering Assistant position. We look forward to the opportunity to consider you as an applicant.
To be considered for this outstanding career opportunity applicants must submit an application with detailed information in each of the following sections of the application: Education, Work Experience, Certificates and Licenses, and Skills. Resumes may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of a complete, detailed application or in lieu of detailed responses to the supplemental questions.
INTERVIEW: Applicants that meet the minimum requirements will be invited to interview for the position on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5th.
For planning purposes, we have included reference to the interview date. Additional details regarding the interview will be sent via email to applicants after our screening process is complete (on or before Tuesday, November 26th at 5 p.m.).
Under general supervision, performs a variety of specialized paraprofessional engineering field and office duties in support of professional engineering staff; researches engineering topics and prepares basic engineering calculations; provides technical advice to the public; coordinates plan submittals; issues permits; maintains plan files and engineering records; prepares reports; and performs related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general supervision from the Senior Civil Engineer. No supervision of staff is exercised.
This is a journey-level classification responsible for performing a wide range of paraprofessional field and office engineering duties including receiving and responding to inquiries and complaints, maintaining engineering records, performing basic engineering calculations, performing field observations and surveys, researching engineering topics and updating maps and drawings. Incumbents are expected to work independently exercising initiative and judgment with general direction. This class is distinguished from the Senior Civil Engineer in that the latter is the highest-level class in the professional engineering series with managerial responsibility for various functions and activities of the Engineering Division.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Prepares or assists in the preparation of and/or interprets specifications, plans, estimates, and reports pertaining to the construction, maintenance, and operation of a variety of engineering, land development, utility, and other capital improvement projects, including conducting a variety of surveys for creation of sidewalks, utility lines, and topography maps, collecting all pertinent information to create useful maps, issuing permits and work orders required for construction activities to public clients, and evaluating building plans for compliance with public works standards.
Drafts plans, specifications, and other contract documents (i.e. special provisions, timelines, etc.) for a variety of engineering projects such as sewer, water, and storm drain pipelines and ponds, and street and alley reconstruction; calculate the quantity and cost of materials used for various projects.
Reviews bond requirements, responds to inquires from bonding companies, tracks status of bonds, releases bonds by filling out a Notice of Completion and files Notice to Proceed, and assists in processing progress payments.
Reviews engineering construction plans and calculations for conformance with City standards and specifications.
Reviews single and multi-family, commercial and industrial building permits for conformance with City codes, standards, and specifications.
Reviews grading plans and site plan, conducts field review, and lists improvement requirements and additional right-of-way; reviews conditions with other City departments, property owners, developers, engineers, architects, and other government agencies.
Conducts field inspections of sites and prepares engineering considerations for design review, conditional use permit, parcel maps, and tentative subdivisions.
Calculates Development Impact Fees for new development, and estimates on proposed development; reports collected fees and account numbers to the Finance Department.
Checks parcel and subdivision maps for conformance with the Subdivision Map Act and local ordinances; checks closures, calculates fees and bond amounts, and prepares agreements.
Maintains files and records regarding assigned duties including all sites and plans reviewed and permits issued on sites; provides accurate information to other departments and programs as required.
Performs special engineering studies and reports, performs special assignments on engineering problems as necessary, and prepares specific studies for other City staff.
Provides support to developers, builders, contractors, and the general public pertaining to City engineering requirements and fees; processes a variety of permits including building, encroachment, and overload permits.
May participate in a variety of field and survey work; records and documents information; files reports as appropriate.
Maintains computerized records of payments, refunds and credits paid to developers; prepares account balances and reports of account balances; examines and corrects accounting transactions to ensure accuracy.
Prepares various reports on operations and activities; compiles data for special projects, rate analysis, and other reports including engineering service fees, annual cost analysis report, and annual road and street mileage report.
Assists in the preparation of refund agreements for oversize and benefit districts.
Establishes and maintains complete files and records related to assigned functions; participates in the maintenance of various computer files and records; inputs and retrieves a variety of fiscal information using a computer terminal.
Assists in the preparation of legal descriptions and draws corresponding exhibits.
Draws and updates maps to show tract additions, divisions, existing and proposed improvements, and adjoining lots; draws, updates, and maintains maps and map books; maintains digitized map and atlas files.
Prepares graphics, plans, maps and specifications for displays, signs, and poster exhibits; drafts and colors a variety of charts, tables, graphs, and other graphical devices.
Establishes and maintains complete and accurate databases, records and files; maintains elements of the database including City right–of-way, water, sewer, and storm drain layers.
Receives and responds to information requests from the public, consultants, engineering firms, developers, title companies, public works inspectors and staff; retrieves plans, reports, permits, and files as necessary to comply with requests; responds to complaints from the public and resolves conflicts between owners, contractors, developers, utility companies, and others.
Performs related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
Civil engineering principles, practices, and methods applicable to office and field work involving the design, construction, and maintenance of public works projects.
Basic design and construction practices and methods of streets, underground facilities, and related public works infrastructure.
Engineering plan types, review practices, and permit filing and approval procedures.
Principles and practices of technical civil engineering drafting and surveying support.
Drafting and surveying equipment, computers, principles, problems, techniques, and practices.
Modern developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding engineering.
Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations (e.g., State Subdivision Map Act), including administrative and department policies and procedures.
Technical engineering mathematics including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry and uses of construction materials.
Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment.
Computer applications related to the work, including computer-aided drafting concepts and applications.
Technical report writing practices and procedures.
Principles and procedures of record keeping.
Safe driving principles and practices.
English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
Techniques for dealing effectively with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff, in person and over the telephone.
Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to public and City staff, in person and over the telephone.
Prepare a variety of plans, specifications, maps, graphic materials, cost estimates, and technical engineering reports.
Modify engineering drawings, topographic maps, improvement plans, and illustrative graphics using Computer-Assisted Drafting (CAD) software.
Perform responsible technical engineering support work with accuracy, speed, and minimal supervision.
Read and interpret engineering plans, technical drawings, specifications, and subdivision maps.
Perform basic engineering design under professional engineering supervision.
Make mathematical calculations and accurate engineering computations and drawings.
Make and record accurate field engineering observations.
Use engineering, drafting, and surveying instruments and equipment.
Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
Apply technical research methodologies and write technical reports.
Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone and in writing.
Use tact, initiative, prudence and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade supplemented by college-level coursework in civil engineering, drafting, surveying, mathematics, or related field, and three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in sub-professional civil engineering or drafting with special emphasis on land surveying, development, design, and construction.
Licenses and Certifications:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California's driver's license.
Internal Number: 201900015
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The City of Tulare has a population of more than 60,000 people. Centrally located in the State of California between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Tulare is recognized as the Agri-Center of the World.