ENGINEERING AID III

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $52,794.60 - $67,389.84 Annually USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 67389 USD Annually

Job Description

Position/Program Information

With more than 10 million residents, Los Angeles County has the largest population of any county in the nation. As the largest employer in Southern California, with more than 37 diverse departments and over 2,300 different job descriptions, the County offers a lifetime of opportunities and careers.

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We are Los Angeles County Public Works, the largest municipal Public Works agency in the nation. With more than 4,000 employees, Public Works offers over 500 different types of career opportunities that promote professional and personal growth as well as a rewarding and exciting work environment.

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APPLICATION FILING PERIOD:
We will begin accepting applications on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER:

C3608Y

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE MUST BE FULLY MET BY THE LAST DAY OF FILING.

Essential Job Functions

An Engineering Aid III is responsible for performing a combination of the following essential job functions: makes mathematical calculations involving the application of algebra, plane trigonometry, and geometry to calculate areas, volumes, perimeters, and other dimensions of irregular configurations; prepares complete drawings including: the incorporation from design standards of standardized details; the indication by symbols of significant structural or other details such as catch basins, survey monuments, pipelines, etc. located adjacent to the project; the selection of scale to be employed, the number and nature of views to be executed; and the identification, location and selection of information from existing drawings to be applied in the given case; plots surveys, profiles and cross sections from survey field notes, makes various types of maps and prepares sketches, drawings, graphs, and diagrams referring to available sources of data which may be located in other sections or divisions and which require judgment in the selection and incorporation of information applicable to the assigned project; assembles records of pertinent previous surveys where a familiarity with survey procedures and terminology must be exercised in order to assemble a complete survey data pouch for use by survey crews; assists in road permit issuance for work proposed within the County and contract cities public road right-of-way; under the direction of higher level technicians, issues transportation permits for oversized, overweight loads traveling within the County and contract cities public road right-of-way; calculates volumes of cut and fill, amount of concrete, steel, asphalt, and other similar construction operations or materials to prepare cost estimates where unit costs have been standardized or prescribed and determinations concerning deviations from standards are resolved under the direction of or by higher level technicians or professional engineers; perform construction and permit reviews under the supervision of a higher engineering technician or professional engineer; coordinate field, office, online meetings with other divisions and/or outside agencies as it relates to the assigned tasks; perform field investigations; provides mapping, survey, constructions and cost information to other organizational entities or to the public when assigned to public counters; may have responsibility for indexing and filing maps, charts, survey field notes and similar engineering data; may collect hydrologic (rainfall, run off, groundwater) data in the field; processes and manages hydrologic data and provides data to the public; may operate groundwater recharge facilities and provides technical assistance and support for hydrologic systems; may conduct water level measurements, water quality monitoring and testing, and collects water samples for laboratory analysis; and maintains runoff stations and conducts stream flow measurements.

Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:
Option I: Two years experience as an Engineering Aid II.*

Option II: Completion of two years** in an accredited college or university with specialization in engineering, geographic information systems (GIS)/cartography geography, or physical science***. Eighteen months of office civil engineering experience including drafting may be substituted for each year of the required education.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
Physical Class II - Light: This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit, and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved.

LICENSE:
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*To qualify, applicants must have County status as an Engineering Aid II, as evidenced by holding or having held such payroll title for the required period of time in the service of the County of Los Angeles.

** Applicants expecting to qualify through the completion of two years (60 semester units OR 90 quarter units) in an accredited college or university with specialization in Engineering, Geographic Information Systems/Cartography Geography, or Physical Science MUST provide a legible copy of the transcripts showing proof that you completed 60 semester units OR 90 quarter units, including class names, in the specialized fields listed with the application or within five (5) business days from filing. Transcripts showing only transfer credits from other universities is not sufficient proof of qualifying specialized credits. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, official transcripts will be required at the time of appointment. Applications submitted without the required transcripts will be rejected as incomplete.
*** Physical science encompasses any of the sciences, such as physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, and earth science that analyze the nature and properties of energy and nonliving matter.

Additional Information

OUR ASSESSMENT PROCESS:
This examination will consist of two (2) parts:

Part I:
A written test covering engineering mathematics, reasoning ability, reading comprehension, and written expression weighted 50%. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the written test in order to proceed to Part II of the examination.

THE WRITTEN TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.


Part II:
A virtual interview weighted 50%. The virtual interview will assess education, experience, work style, and general knowledge and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:

Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:

T he County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process . Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.

VACANCY INFORMATION:

The eligible register of successful candidates created from this exam will be used to fill vacancies throughout Public Works as they occur.

TESTING ACCOMMODATION:
If you require an accommodation to fairly compete in any part of the assessment process, please contact Ramon Cruz at sstewart@dpw.lacounty.gov . You will be required to provide supporting documentation from a qualified professional justifying the requested accommodation(s). The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can respond to your request and keep you moving through the process.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS . Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, and description of work performed. All information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and/or Selection Requirements serving as yourdescription of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


Apply online by clicking on the green “Apply” button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

Computer and Internet Access at Public Libraries: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Department Contact Name: Sheenia Stewart

Department Contact Phone: (626) 458-2141

Department Contact Email: sstewart@dpw.lacounty.gov

ADA Coordinator Phone: (626) 458-2141

Teletype Phone: (626) 282-7829

California Relay Services: (800) 735-2922

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Base Pay

52,794

Job Address

Los Angeles, California United States View Map