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This is a Structural Engineering position in the Statewide Design and Engineering Services division's Bridge Section located in Juneau, Alaska. This is a flexibly staffed position, Engineering Assistant (EA) I, II and III, for that reason there are two separate recruitment notices posted currently on Workplace Alaska for this one vacancy, one for the EA I level and one for the EA II/III levels. This vacancy may be filled at either the Engineering Assistant I, II or III level depending on the applicants' qualifications.
This recruitment is for the Engineering Assistant I level
Candidates who wish to apply for the EA II/III levels must do so under that recruitment. Applicants may only be hired at the level for which they specifically apply, therefore you are strongly encouraged to apply for ALL Levels of this position for which you may qualify.
The Engineering Assistant I job description
Under immediate supervision of a licensed engineer, performs entry-level structural engineering analysis and calculations for the development of bridge plans, specifications, cost estimates, reports, and load ratings. Applies accepted structural and other civil engineering practices in the layout, design, and analysis of bridges and other transportation structures.
Desirable skills and strengths
- Analyze, design, and load rate timber, steel, and concrete bridge members
- Check structural and geometric aspects of bridge plans completed by licensed engineers
- Review construction shop drawings and materials certifications
- Assist with federally required bridge inspections.
- Assist with office and field work associated with bridge load instrumentation program
- Education and / or experience in the engineering fundamentals of structures
- Bachelors or Masters Degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in structures or closely related field. University coursework should include most of the following
- Structural analysis
- Geotechnical and/or foundation engineering
- Structural steel design
- Reinforced concrete design
- Prestressed concrete design
- Timber design
- Seismic analysis and design of structures
- Engineering economics
- Familiarity with the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specification
- Familiarity with commercially available structural engineering software
- Strong oral and written communication skills
This position is flexibility staffed. This vacancy may be filled at the EA I, II or III level depending on the applicant's training and/or experience. Please respond to all the minimum qualification questions.
COVER LETTER LOCATIED ON JOB QUALIFICAITON SUMMARY (JQS)
In your cover letter located on the Job Qualification Summary, please demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualification question/s.
Additionally, describe in detail your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they pertain to the demonstrated skills and strengths bulleted above.
Your cover letter will be considered a writing sample and will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.
For job seekers unfamiliar with the Juneau area, the following information highlights some of the features of our area:
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- The community of Juneau is the capital of Alaska, and it has both a historic flavor and a thriving, modern, and diversified economy.
- Residents enjoy outstanding outdoor recreation, as the nation's largest national forest (Tongass National Forest) covers large portions of Southeast Alaska and Juneau is surrounded by waterways that provide access to the wilderness, whales and wildlife viewing, and fishing opportunities.
- Juneau's climate consists of mild temperatures, although rain and clouds are common.
- The region offers fantastic marine boating, fishing and hunting, skiing (both cross-country and downhill), wildlife viewing/bird watching, hiking, kayaking, running, biking, and much more.
The State of Alaska offers a variety of benefits for eligible employees. Employee benefits are a significant part of the total compensation package. Shown below are just a few benefits received by an eligible State employee.
For more information regarding these benefits, please review the following website/s:
- Health benefit package, which includes employer contribution toward medical/vision/dental
- Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available
- Optional long- and short-term disability plans
- Optional dependent and health care flexible spending accounts
- Retirement programs with a wide variety of investment options
- Vacation leave of 15 hours per month with an accrual rate increase based on time served
- 11 paid holidays
- 37.5 hour work week
View Class Specifications for this job:
An applicant who will obtain within nine months a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by ABET, with a major in engineering, architecture or land surveying, will qualify to apply. An applicant qualifying under this option may receive a job offer conditional upon completion of the degree requirement within nine months, and may begin work AFTER obtaining and showing proof of the required degree.
Engineering-In-Training or Flex Engineering Assistant I/Engineering Assistant II positions will be identified by the employing department.
Bachelor's degree with a major in engineering, architecture or land surveying from a postsecondary institution accredited by ABET.
A bachelor's degree with a major in engineering, architecture or land surveying from a postsecondary institution not accredited by ABET.
An Engineer-In-Training (EIT) or Land Surveyor-In-Training (LSIT) certificate issued by a state or the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors; or verification of passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) or Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) examination.
Workplace Alaska - 13 months ago