• Port of Oakland
  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • Apr 21, 2017
Full Time Engineering Public Works
  • Salary: $9,168.00 - $11,357.00 Monthly

Job Description

Under general supervision, the employee is expected to handle with competence any engineering assignments. The employee uses initiative and creativity to solve electrical and mechanical problems. Performs other related work as required.

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.
  • Prepares designs, plans, specifications, estimates and reports for electrical and mechanical engineering projects.
  • Makes electrical and mechanical engineering investigations.
  • Inspects construction of electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Reviews test reports of completed installations.
  • Directs preparation and maintenance of permanent engineering and cost data records.
  • Prepares correspondence and other material.
  • Prepares project schedules.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

This position requires three years of professional experience in the field of electrical and/or mechanical engineering and possession of a valid California certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in electrical and/or mechanical engineering. A Master's degree in electrical and/or mechanical engineering from an ABET (American Board of Engineering and Technology) accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of experience.


To perform the typical task and duties of the position successfully, the knowledge, skills and/or abilities listed below are required.

Knowledge of:
  • Electrical and mechanical principles and practices.
  • The National Electric Code.
  • The methods applied in inspections of materials used in electrical and mechanical engineering projects.
  • The methods applied in testing of materials used in electrical and mechanical engineering projects.
  • Principles of project management.

Ability to:
  • Supervise and direct support staff.
  • Use computer aided drafting programs.
  • 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.


Stage I: Application, Résumé, and Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Pass/Fail) - The first stage in the selection process will consist of an application, résumé, and supplemental questionnaire appraisal review (pass/fail). Applications submitted without a résumé 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.


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 selection process and in the work environment. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations in the selection process should so indicate in questions 16 and 17 at the bottom of the Voluntary Questionnaire on the application form or notify us within five days after the final filing date for the examination (5/11/17). Otherwise, it may not be possible to arrange accommodations for the selection process. For further information regarding ADA test accommodations, please call (510) 627-1156 or TDD/TTY 711. For further information concerning ADA in general, please call (510) 627-1156, TDD/TTY 711.
The Port of Oakland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Requirements: Incumbents in this job are expected to operate automotive vehicles in the performance of assigned duties. Due to assignments and hours worked, public transportation may not be an efficient method for traveling to required locations. Individuals appointed will be required to maintain a valid California Driver's License while employed.

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.

Special Instructions

Thu. 05/11/17 5:00 PM Pacific Time