Assistant Engineer/Associate Engineer

  • City of Costa Mesa, CA
  • Costa Mesa, California
  • Nov 28, 2023
Full Time Accounting and Finance Engineering
  • Salary: See Position Description USD

Job Description

Description

CURRENT SALARY RANGE:

Assistant Engineer Salary Range:
$84,840 - $113,700 Annually
Associate Engineer Salary Range: $106,344 - $142,512 Annually
Effective July 2024: 3% salary increase

Currently accepting applications for the following vacancies in the Engineering Division:

Two (2) full-time Assistant Engineer vacancies

Two (2) full-time Associate Engineer vacancies

To view and apply for the current vacancy in the Transportation Services Division, please click here .

THE POSITIONS:
Under general supervision, performs a variety of technical and/or professional level civil engineering work.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:

ASSISTANT ENGINEER:

This is a sub-professional classification in the professional engineering series. Work involves the application of basic and technical engineering practices and principles to a variety of public works engineering projects. Assignments are broad in scope and require the use of good judgment in making technical decisions. Work is reviewed by an Associate Engineer or Senior Engineer regularly to determine general progress. An incumbent may train and functionally lead entry-level engineering and clerical staff members.

ASSOCIATE ENGINEER:
This is a journey level professional classification in the professional engineering series. Work involves the application of complex engineering principles, practices, and techniques to a variety of public works engineering projects. Assignments are usually broad in scope and require the use of considerable judgment in making complex technical decisions. It differs from the Assistant Engineer class by its responsibility for independent analysis and project management responsibilities. Work is reviewed by the Senior Engineer, Principal Civil Engineer, City Engineer, or Transportation Services Manager through conferences and reports. Supervises subordinate engineering, field and clerical staff members.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:

Applications must be completed and submitted online. This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice, therefore prompt application is encouraged.

First application review date: January 16, 2024.

Candidates are requested to provide specific information regarding their education and experience as it relates to the position by completing all fields of the application. Do not include "see attached resume" in your responses, as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process. Applications may be rejected if incomplete . Additional documents will not be reviewed during the application evaluation process. If selected to proceed further in the recruitment process, an opportunity to provide work samples, letters of recommendation, etc. will be appropriate during the interview process.

Based upon the information presented on the application, 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 will be in effect for one (1) year, unless exhausted sooner. The eligibility list from this recruitment may be utilized to fill lower-level vacancies which occur during the life of the list.

It is recommended you use a personal email address on your application instead of a work email address. Notifications during this recruitment will be sent by email only (regardless of the notification preference selected during the on-line application process). Notifications will be sent to the email address that is listed on your on-line application.

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 (Live Scan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen).

Based upon current and/or future assignments, an employee may be subject to pre-employment, random, reasonable and post-accident drug and alcohol testing pursuant to the Department of Transportation Regulations.

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

For a detailed list of essential functions for each position, please click on the links below:

Assistant Engineer

Associate Engineer

Qualification Guidelines

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

ASSISTANT ENGINEER

Education, Training and/or Experience:

Considerable work experience which relates to the planning, design and/or construction of public works projects.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Civil Engineering or a related field. Additional experience directly related to this position may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the desired knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform essential functions may also be considered.

License and/or Certificate

Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Class C California Driver's License, or higher, before date of appointment is required. Revocation of license during employment may result in disciplinary action or reassignment.

Possession of a State of California Engineer-In-Training (E.I.T.) or Land Surveyor-In-Training (L.S.I.T.) is desirable.

To view the complete list of Knowledge, Skills and Requisite Abilities for Assistant Engineer, please click here .

ASSOCIATE ENGINEER

Education, Training and/or Experience:

Considerable and progressively responsible professional experience in the field of civil engineering, which includes a minimum of two years of full-time experience in public works engineering or project management, and supervision of technical/professional personnel.

Graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in Civil Engineering or a related field.

An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the desired knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform essential functions may also be considered.

LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE:

Possession of, or the ability to obtain a valid Class C California Driver's License, or higher, before date of appointment is required. Revocation of license during employment may result in disciplinary action or reassignment.

Certification as a Registered Civil Engineer in the State of California is highly desirable.

Certification as a Traffic Engineer in the State of California is highly desirable if assigned to the Transportation Services Division.

When assigned to the Environmental Compliance Section, P.C. 832 Training in arrest, search and seizure (required within six months of employment).

To view the complete list of Knowledge, Skills and Requisite Abilities for Associate Engineer, please click here .

Supplemental Information

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE DISASTER SERVICE WORKER:

In accordance with Government Code Section 3100 - all City of Costa Mesa employees are required to perform assigned disaster service worker duties in the event of an emergency or a disaster.

PHYSICAL TASKS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

Please contact Human Resources for a summary of the essential tasks and environmental factors for this classification.

Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Updated: 2/8/2024

To view benefit information for all groups, Click Here

New employees contribute 9% of their salary on a pre-tax basis towards the 2%@60 or 2%@62 CalPERS retirement formula depending on eligibility.

Salary Increases:
  • Effective July 2024: 3% increase

Employees receive the following health insurance flexible benefits contribution:
  • Current: $1,600monthly
  • Effective January 2025: $1,650monthly


The City does not participate in the Social Security system; however, federal mandate requires new employees to contribute 1.45% of wages to Medicare. As a condition of employment, all new employees are required to enroll and participate in the direct deposit program.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Special Instructions

Continuous

Job Address

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