Engineering Aide I
City of Bakersfield, CA - Bakersfield, CA

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Under close supervision, performs work of routine difficulty involving beginning level field work assisting in engineering survey tasks of a limited technical nature as a member of a survey crew; performs beginning level office work; assists in the performance of various material tests; assists in preparation of planning of traffic surveys; conducts routine inspections of a non-professional nature; incumbents may be assigned in either office or field locations; work is carried out under the supervision of an engineer and is reviewed by continuous check and observation; performs other work as required.

Representative Duties:
Acts as rod man and chain man in a survey party; uses level instruments; takes readings; uses transit for straight lines; locates monuments; sets up line stakes for construction projects; sets grade stakes for elevations; assists in taking elevations and drawing profiles; makes routine inspections of minor construction and maintenance work such as public utility patches; cleans and repairs survey equipment; makes simple engineering computations; prepares material samples and assists in testing; takes field information and assists in compiling office data for planning or traffic surveys; makes simple computations; indexes and files parcel maps, tract maps, improvement plans, and field books; prepares and updates ward and precinct maps and other City maps.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applications will be accepted only for those applicants who clearly demonstrate on the COMPLETED City application, resume and DMV printout that they have:
  • Graduated from a standard high school; experience in the use of survey instruments and equipment, OR;
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the capabilities to perform the described duties, AND;
  • Possession of a valid Class"C" California driver's license. Applicants must submit a current State of California DMV printout from the Department of Motor Vehicles (dated no earlier than September 30, 2012). There will be no substitutions for the official Department of Motor Vehicles printout. NOTE: On-line applications will be accepted for this position as long as the DMV printout is submitted to the Human Resources Office by the Filing Deadline of November 30, 2012.
  • Any prior work experience in surveying is highly desirable.
OTHER MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of: methods and techniques of engineering surveying; and civil engineering procedures. Ability to: use, clean, repair, and maintain survey instruments and equipment; carry out routine inspections of minor construction work; make simple mathematical computations.

Supplemental Information:
EXAMINATION: (Weighted 100%) The method of examination may include one or more of the following: written exam; oral exam; evaluation of education, training, experience or other qualifications as shown by the application, or by other information submitted, or by the record; questionnaires submitted to references; or any other appropriate measure of fitness. A minimum passing score of 70% is required. NOTE: Admission to the Examination may be limited to those applicants who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications. Applicants possessing the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed admittance to the Examination. Employment applications must be properly completed in accordance with instructions on face of application form. All pertinent information needed to determine that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications must be shown on the application, resume and official DMV printout; otherwise, the application may be rejected. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completed application.