PORT ASSISTANT ENGINEER (CIVIL WORK)

  • Port of Oakland
  • Oakland, California
  • Jun 14, 2019
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $8,825.00 - $10,931.00 Monthly

Job Description

*** All completed applications for this position must be submitted online no later than 5:00 pm, on the closing date of the recruitment.   PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED .  Please follow all submission instructions to ensure your application is complete.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of online applications, therefore, it is important for online applications to be completed fully.  Late applications will not be accepted beyond the closing time and date for any reason, including any technical issues, such as system, browser, or computer failures, etc. ***

CLASS DEFINITION
Under general supervision, a Port Assistant Engineer (Civil Work) performs tasks in field and office settings that require some experience in the application of civil engineering.  A Port Assistant Engineer may coordinate the work of engineers and technicians who assist in specific assignments and may assist in providing their technical training.

Examples of Duties: Any one position may not include all the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all the duties which may be performed.  Incumbent may perform other related duties at the equivalent level.
  • Performs routine to relatively complex duties in advance planning, preliminary and final design, right-of-way engineering, and construction engineering on a wide variety of assigned maritime, aviation, and other public works projects
  • Acts as resident engineer on moderately large public works projects; acts as assistant engineer on complex public works projects.
  • Makes field visits to project sites during the design phase to better guide design efforts.
  • Prepares plans; participates in specification writing and makes quantity and cost estimates.
  • Prepares legal property descriptions, agreements and resolutions.
  • Prepares correspondence and reports of a less routine nature and when assigned to field duties; prepares the majority of the correspondence and all reports on assigned projects.
  • Examines engineering plans, calculations, and specifications of routine public or private projects submitted by engineers, architects and others for general compliance with municipal regulatory codes, ordinances and engineering standards.
  • Operates a computer to perform computer-aided design and computer-aided drafting, to prepare and check project budgets, cost estimates, and project schedules, and to communicate with other Port staff, consultants, and other agencies.  

Minimum Qualifications: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
This position requires a Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited college with a major in civil engineering plus one year of professional engineering experience.   Must possess and provide a valid  State of California Engineer-In-Training Certificate (EIT). (Acceptable certification includes states which have reciprocity with California).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
To perform the typical task and duties of the position successfully, the knowledge, skills and/or abilities listed below are required.
Knowledge of:
  • Civil engineering principles and practices in municipal engineering including hydraulics, streets, construction, structures, etc.
  • Civil engineering materials and equipment.
  • Civil engineering principles and practices and their application to Port public works projects.
  • Design principles, strength of materials, and stress analysis required in planning Port public works construction projects.
  • Construction principles, including survey, inspection, and engineering methods and materials, and surveying methods and techniques.
  • Design and drafting methods and techniques, including computer aided drafting and design.
 
Ability to:
  • Perform engineering design, planning and computations.
  • Use calculators and available electronic computer equipment to solve engineering problems.
  • Prepare accurate cost estimates and to make accurate engineering mathematical computations.
  • Prepare accurate drafting plans.
  • Analyze and evaluate design drawings and specifications.
  • Write clear, concise, and accurate technical and non-technical reports, correspondence, memorandums, and specifications.
  • Communicate effectively with those contacted in performing duties.
  • Learn and apply established principles and practices of Port civil engineering.
  • Exercise sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties and to work as a team.
  • Work under deadlines and coordinate several concurrent assignments.
  • Work with minimum supervision.
  • Communicate both orally and in writing.
 
THE SELECTION PROCESS
 
Stage I:  Application, EIT Certificate, and Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Pass/Fail) - The first stage in the selection process will consist of an application, EIT certificate, and supplemental questionnaire appraisal review (pass/fail).  Applications submitted without an attached EIT certificate and completed supplemental questionnaire will not be given further consideration. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to the next stage.  Only the most suitably qualified candidates will be invited to Stage II.
 
Stage II: Assessment Examination (Weighted 100%) - The second stage of the selection process may consist of a combination of job-related situational project exercises and an oral panel interview designed to assess technical knowledge and any additional other KSAs.  Job-related situational project exercises may consist of written exercises, performance exercises or other situational exercises that would assess the KSAs.  The Assessment Examination is designed to test your overall aptitude for the position.
 
Candidates must achieve a scale score of 70 or more on this examination to be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration . The Port of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.
 ADVISORIES
 Immigration and Reform Control Act:  In compliance with the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, the Port of Oakland will only hire individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States.  Social Security card must be presented, and the name on it must match the name on the application.
 Americans with Disabilities (ADA):  In compliance with State and Federal Laws, the Port of Oakland will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability.  The Port is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment.  Individuals invited to advance in the examination process will be provided the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.
 
  The Port of Oakland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Additional Requirements: Individuals appointed will be required to maintain a valid Class C California Driver's License.  The license is to be maintained throughout employment with the Port of Oakland.
Incumbents in this classification may be assigned either to the Airport or Harbor work location.  In order to comply with the security requirements of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for incumbents assigned to the airport and U.S. Customs for individuals who have unescorted access to secured areas of the harbor, each incumbent is required to successfully complete a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check, which will include a fingerprint-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and a Security Threat Assessment (STA), prior to being considered for this position.  

In addition, the incumbent assigned to the airport may be required to complete and pass a U.S. Customs Airport Security Program Check (19CFR122.182).  This status must be maintained for the duration of employment at the Airport.
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 07/12/19 5:00 PM Pacific Time