Assistant Engineer
City of Clovis, CA - Clovis, CA

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Under general supervision, the Assistant Engineer performs journey-level professional civil engineering duties in the review, evaluation, and design of public works projects. Incumbents may be assigned to train and review the work of other engineering staff of the unit.

Positions in this class perform work which has some variation and which allows or requires a moderate range of choice in the application of defined methods or procedures. Incumbents receive minimal instructions when tasks are assigned and have some latitude in selecting work methods. Work is generally reviewed upon completion. Incumbents are expected to refer to the supervisor for instruction matters that do not fit a clear pattern.

Examples of Duties:
Reviews and evaluates site plans, parcel maps and tract maps for conformance with zoning, grading and public works standards and codes; performs preliminary checks on grading plans, tract maps and parcel maps; inspects public works projects as needed; consults with the public, contractors, engineering consultants, developers and others on public works standards, fees, slope and grade problems, and other related items; reviews, investigates, and makes recommendations regarding complaints from citizens; trains junior engineers and technicians; calculates project cost quotes; maintains records of inspection fees and project status; checks bids and billings for accuracy; files plans and maps; makes copies of plans and maps; performs a variety of professional staff work, laying out projects to meet project definition, collecting and compiling data, statistically analyzing data, preparing exhibits and writing reports; updates maps and plans; composes agreements, staff reports, tract maps, site plans and legal descriptions; approves building permits; communicates with the public at the counter and over the telephone; calculates traverses using computer; measures distances; calculates curb, gutter and street grades; reviews bids and proposals; assigns the work of subordinate staff on engineering projects; instructs assigned staff in work methods; participates fully in the work of the engineering staff; checks and corrects work in progress and upon completion; checks plans; operates City vehicles; operates personal computer; and performs related work as required.

Typical Qualifications:
Any combination of education or experience equivalent to the following:
Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a closely related field; or possession of an EIT/PE and completion of college-level course work in structural theory, soils, fluid mechanics, hydrology, reinforced concrete, and timber design; or four (4) years of progressively responsible work experience in the field of civil engineering or a closely related field.

Supplemental Information:
Ability to perform moderately heavy work with frequent lifting, carrying, or pushing of objects weighing twenty-five (25) pounds and occasionally objects weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.

Interested applicants must submit a completed City of Clovis employment application and supplemental questionnaire no later than 4:30 p.m. on February 6, 2013 , to the City of Clovis Personnel Office. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications may be submitted on-line at or delivered to the City of Clovis Personnel Office at 1033 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612. For additional questions you may contact Personnel at (559) 324-2725. Brief resumes are welcome as a supplement to the City's standard application form; however, the application form and supplemental questionnaire must be filled out completely to be considered . You may attach your resume at the time of application submission to the attachment section of the application form or submit by fax or hand delivery. Applicants may not attach any additional documents that are not required to their application or submit any other documents by mail, fax, or hand delivery . Veterans Preference Points may be provided if a DD Form 214, demonstrating qualifying service, is attached to the employment application at the time of application submission. Reasonable accommodation, when needed, for otherwise qualified candidates with disabilities, must be requested in writing at the time of application submission .

Applicants must meet each qualification for the position by the deadline date. All applications will be reviewed based on the necessary employment standards for the position. Those candidates who best meet the needs of the operations may be invited to participate in a n oral examination that will be weighted 100%. Applicants receiving a passing score may be placed on an eligibility list for a period of up to one (1) year. As determined by the City and at the City's expense, successful candidates shall be required to pass a medical examination, a drug/alcohol screen and a background investigation. Proof of citizenship or eligibility to work in the U.S., and possession of a valid California driver's license and good driving record will be required prior to hire. Applicants should expect to receive notification regarding the status of their application in March . We will not be able to accommodate any requests prior to this date.

The examination may consist of questions relative to knowledge of principals of physics, chemistry, and mathematics as applied to civil engineering; engineering design, construction practices, drafting, inspection and surveying and appropriate safety precautions and procedures. The examination may also contain questions regarding the ability to prepare design work on minor public improvement projects; prepare, read and interpret engineering estimates, specifications, legal property descriptions and field notes; perform precise engineering office and fieldwork; prepare accurate and concise reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow workers and the public; understand pertinent procedures and functions; operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices; read, understand and apply moderately difficult materials; acquire the skills necessary to utilize a personal computer at a proficiency level satisfactory for the performance of the duties; maintain and modify filing systems; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; utilize Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) software and effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

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