Intern - Engineering
City of Costa Mesa, CA - Costa Mesa, CA

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Civil Engineering Interns perform AutoCAD drafting and a variety of routine field and office work in the Engineering Division of the Public Services Department.

There is currently one (1) vacancy in the following section of the Public Services Department: Design, Development & Real Property

Note: Part-time employees are appointed by and serve at the will of the Department Director. Employees do not contribute to the Social Security system; however, federal mandate requires new employees to contribute 1.45% of wages to Medicare and requires enrollment in an alternative retirement system. The mandatory employment retirement contribution ranges from 3.75% to 14%. As a condition of employment, all new employees are required to enroll and participate in the direct deposit program.


Applications must be completed and submitted on-line by the specified deadline. Candidates are requested to provide specific information on their education and experience as it relates to the position by completing all fields of the application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. Do not include text or attached resumes, as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process. Based upon the information presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to the following components: application review and evaluation, written examination or exercise, physical examination, practical exercise and interview evaluation. Please notify the Human Resources Division 72 hours in advance of the test date if you have a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process. The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be utilized to fill lower-level vacancies which occur during the life of the list.

All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate’s legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to: comprehensive background check, criminal history check (livescan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen).

Note: The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions contained within may be modified or revoked without notice.

Essential Functions:

These functions may not be present in all positions in this class. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed.

Reviewing and updating engineering maps and records, providing information to Engineers, contractors and the public, and performing related duties as required.

AutoCAD drafting of engineering plans and details, fieldwork, surveying, and quantity estimate.

Qualification Guidelines:

A typical way to obtain the requisite knowledge and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of this classification is as follows:


AutoCAD drafting experience preferred.

Graduation from high school or equivalent.

Presently enrolled in an accredited college or university majoring in civil engineering.


Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License may be required. Revocation of license during employment may result in disciplinary action or reassignment.

Supplemental Information:


An intern may work between 15 and 20 hours per week. It is preferable that interns work a minimum of 4 hours per day. Work hours can be arranged around class schedules.


Department staff will provide training pertinent to and necessary to perform specified tasks.


This position requires that individuals be physically capable of operating a City vehicle safely. Ability to sit, reach, twist, lean to access records, reports and utilize office equipment; operate a computer keyboard; and lift survey equipment, files, maps, and reports from desk tops or file drawers. Exposure to the sun and vibration, pitch and glare from a computer.