Associate Civil Engineer

  • Alameda County
  • Hayward, California
  • Mar 26, 2024
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $63.19 - $76.78/hour; $131,435.20 - $159,702.40/year USD

Job Description


THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year but can be extended.

Supplemental Questionnaire: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Failure to submit the Application or Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

Applications and supplemental questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing.




The mission of Public Works is to enhance the quality of life for the people of Alameda County by providing a safe, well-maintained, and lasting public works infrastructure through accessible, responsive and effective services.

Public services provided by the Alameda County Public Works Agency include flood and storm water pollution control, transportation planning and design, roadway and flood control maintenance and inspection, and construction and building inspections.

The goals of the Agency are to keep roads safe and well maintained, provide the highest level of flood protection, provide service levels that optimize infrastructure life cycles, minimize deferred maintenance, ensure that development and construction adhere to applicable State and County rules, optimize disaster preparedness, response and recover, ensure that the Agency’s operations and services minimize negative impacts on the environment, and sustain and advance County and Agency programs through a vital business and administrative support system.

For more information about the Alameda County Public Works Agency, please visit their website at


Under direction, to do a variety of difficult field and office professional civil engineering work; to be in charge of difficult design on a project basis; to lead technical and construction staff in the office or serve as a consultant to field staff; to help lead and train lower-level professional staff; and to do related work as required.

The classification of Associate Civil Engineer is the advanced journey level in the professional civil engineering series. Assignments may vary from a design unit in the Road, Flood Control, Development Services, and Maintenance and Operations Divisions, to acting as resident engineer on various types of public works construction projects to exercising final review of all civil and structural plans submitted by private builders.

This classification is distinguished from the next lower level of Assistant Engineer in that the latter classification is the journey level in the series and is usually assigned only to part of a major project or is responsible for all of a project of average difficulty, while the former classification will usually be responsible for an entire project and, within established administrative limits and time schedules, will plan, organize, and execute the project with a minimum amount of supervision. If Assistant Engineers and Associate Civil Engineers are assigned to the same project, the Associate Civil Engineers are normally in charge and assign and review the work of the Assistant Engineers. This classification is further distinguished from the next higher level of Senior Civil Engineer in that the latter classification has first-line supervisory responsibility.

For more detailed information about the job classification, visit:ASSOCIATE CIVIL ENGINEER (#2021)


Education :

Possession of a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from an accredited college or university.



Experience :

The equivalent of one (1) year of full-time experience in the classification of Assistant Engineer in the Alameda County classified service.


The equivalent of three (3) years of full-time, progressively responsible professional civil engineering experience.


Possession of a valid License as a Professional Engineer by the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

NOTE : The Civil Service Commission may modify the Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of :

  • Principles and practices of civil engineering.
  • Mathematics as applied to civil engineering.
  • Strengths, properties, and use of engineering materials.
  • Hydrology and hydraulic design.
  • Traffic engineering analysis and design.
  • Administering public works construction contracts.
  • Surveying and its application to construction.
  • Common methods of describing real property.
  • Various methods of communication, including report writing, oral and graphic presentation.
  • Computers and associated software, including Autodesk Civil 3D Design.
Ability to :

  • Perform design work on engineering projects of major difficulty.
  • Write concise technical reports and correspondence to outside public agencies and private citizens.
  • Communicate verbally with staff, outside public agencies, and private citizens in a professional and effective manner.
  • Assign and review the work of Assistant and Junior Engineers and train them in engineering practices.
  • Use current Autodesk Civil 3D Design Software.
  • Ability to learn new computer software for civil engineering.
  • Secure adherence to plans and specifications on the part of contractors.
  • Make oral presentations internally and to the public.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.


Review of applicants' application to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process. A review of the supplemental questionnaire to further verify knowledge, skill and ability.Those candidates who are qualified will move on to the final step in the examination process. An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidates' final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.
Candidates must attain a qualifying rating on each portion of this recruitment.


Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

For more information on the Civil Service Selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website,


Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:


Deadline for Filing : 5:00:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2024 Review of Minimum Qualifications & Questionnaires: by week of June 17, 2024 Oral Examination*: week of July 1, 2024 Department Selection Interview: Late July
*The combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification.


Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website,


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employees discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well-being. These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being
  • Medical - HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental - HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future
  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Childcare Resources
  • 1 st United Services Credit Union

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement. This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.


All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please,, and as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the 'My applications' button on the Current Job Openings page.

Please take the steps recommended above to ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box and are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions, please go to our website at . You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.

Erika Beams, Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services Division, County of Alameda
Analyst Email Address Link: ERIKA.BEAMS@ACGOV.ORG | Phone: 510-272-6393


All Alameda County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to report to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment .

Closing Date/Time: 5/28/2024 5:00:00 PM

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