PORT ASSOCIATE ENGINEER (CIVIL WORK)

  • Port of Oakland
  • Oakland, California
  • Sep 12, 2017
Full Time Engineering Public Works
  • Salary: $9,351.00 - $11,584.00 Monthly

Job Description

CLASS DEFINITION
Under general supervision, a Port Associate Engineer (Civil Work) performs with competence any engineering task assigned to him and supervises assigned subordinate engineers and technicians. The scope of the work includes definitive job knowledge and, also, an understanding of most of the department's operating policies. A Port Associate Engineer (Civil Work) resolves many technical problems independently; major technical problems may be discussed with a supervisor. Performs related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Port Associate Engineer is the full journey-level classification which performs complex professional engineering work and may lead and direct the work of lower level professional and technical staff and may supervise personnel on construction sites on a project by project basis. It is distinguished from the next higher level of Port Supervising Engineer in that the latter has full supervisory duties over professional, technical and support staff as head of a section and in all other assignments, while the Port Associate Engineer is more likely to exercise lead, rather than supervisory, responsibilities. In some assignments, Port Associate Engineers may have supervisory responsibilities.

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.
  • Participates and performs in advance planning, preliminary and final design, right of way engineering and construction engineering work on a variety of public works projects including those of a complex nature.
  • Acts as "Engineer-in-Charge" of civil engineering design for Port projects; develops design procedures; interprets application of design criteria; coordinates designs with Electrical/Mechanical and Environmental staff; prepares project budgets, cost estimates, and project schedules; schedules work within time limits set by supervisors; makes difficult engineering computations.
  • Participates and performs in the preparation of plans and specifications for public works projects including those of a complex nature.
  • Performs field inspections to guide design efforts and to support projects currently in construction; evaluates site conditions; investigates complaints regarding existing conditions of all Port facilities.
  • Operates computers to perform engineering and cost calculations and computer-aided designs and to prepare project schedules.
  • Manages design of Port public works and facilities projects by Port staff and by consultants; participates in soliciting, evaluating, and selecting consultants; administers professional service agreements with a variety of engineering and other professional consultants.
  • Examines plans, calculations, and specifications of complex projects submitted by engineers, architects, and others for compliance with municipal regulatory codes, Port and Engineering Division policies and standards, and with other planned Capital Improvement Projects.
  • Coordinates technical permit and business needs aspects of the work with other Port departments involved with assigned projects and with other agencies having work in assigned project areas.
  • Acts as resident engineer on large and complex maritime, aviation, and other public works construction projects: oversees or administers construction contracts; coordinates capital improvement projects with contractors, utility companies, and other agencies; performs field inspections; checks plans and specifications for accuracy of design and completeness.
  • Provides lead, technical direction and training to assigned personnel on construction sites; may conduct performance evaluations.
  • Prepares correspondence and reports dealing with complex subjects; when assigned to field duties, prepares all correspondence and reports on assigned projects .
  • Meets with citizen groups, tenants, and outside agencies on routine matters; may make presentations to outside agencies to help secure permits.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
This position requires a combination of education and experience reflecting possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
A typical combination would include graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering plus three years of progressively responsible engineering experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES
To perform the typical task and duties of the position successfully, the knowledge, skills and/or abilities listed below are required.
Knowledge of:
  • Civil engineering principles and practices as applied to municipal, maritime and aviation civil engineering, including hydraulics, street design, railroads, pavements, runways and taxiways, earth fills and embankments, pile foundations, construction, structures, surveying and dredging.
  • Methods and materials; methods of inspection and testing of materials used for public works projects, such as asphalt, concrete, etc.
  • Principles and practices of engineering project management.
  • Principles and practices of basic leadership and supervision.
Ability to:
  • Perform computations as applied to civil engineering work.
  • Interpret, prepare and utilize civil engineering plans, maps and specifications.
  • Use calculators and available electronic computer equipment to solve engineering problems.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and in making public presentations.
  • Operate and be understood on a two-way radio.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties and to work as a team.

THE SELECTION PROCESS

Stage I: Application, PE Registration, Supplemental Questionnaire and Résumé Evaluation (Pass/Fail) - The first stage in the selection process will consist of an application, résumé?, PE registration and supplemental questionnaire appraisal review (pass/fail). Applications submitted without a résumé , PE registration and completed supplemental questionnaire will not be given further consideration. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to the next stage of the selection process. 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.

ADVISORIES

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 (9/22/17). Otherwise, it may not be possible to arrange accommodations for the selection process. For further information regarding ADA test accommodations, please call (510) 627-1516 or TDD/TTY 711. For further information concerning ADA in general, please call (510) 627-1156, TDD/TTY 711.

Additional Requirements: Must possess a valid California Class C driver's license at the time and for the duration of appointment. Incumbents in the position are expected to operate automotive vehicles to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties.
The incumbent is subject to call back in emergency situations or to ensure the continued operation of the Port.
Must possess and provide a valid Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) as a Civil Engineer issued by the State of California. Out-of-state reciprocity may be granted pending the successful completion of the next regular California examination .

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.
In addition, the incumbent assigned to the airport may be required to complete and pass a U.S. Customs Airport Security Program Check (19CFR122.182). This status must be maintained for the duration of employment at the Airport.

Special Instructions

Fri. 10/06/17 5:00 PM Pacific Time