To perform a variety of engineering functions in support of City land development, traffic, or capital improvement programs; to coordinate and plan projects including preparation of proposals, reviewing plans, preparing reports and coordinating construction activities; to ensure work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and to perform the more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:
Receives immediate supervision from the City Engineer and general supervision from the Director of Community Development.
Positions in this engineering series are flexibly staffed and candidates may be appointed at any level depending upon the needs of the City and the qualifications of the candidate.
Assistant Engineer - This is the entry-level class in the Civil Engineer series. Since this class is typically used as a training class, incumbents may have limited related work experience. Routine to more complex work is performed requiring the application of fundamental engineering principles.
Associate Engineer: This is the journey-level class within the Civil Engineer series. Employees within this class perform the full range of duties as assigned. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies. Assignments are increasingly difficult and complex, requiring the application of professional knowledge and skills.
ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS:
The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of theses tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here:
Essential Functions (Development Only):
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
A combination of training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Traffic or Transportation Engineering or a related field, and depending on assignment, related experience in civil, traffic, construction or water resource planning as follows:
One year of qualifying related work experience and an Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate issued by the State of California is highly desirable.
Associate Engineer: Three years professional work experience, preferably with a public agency; or two years experience equivalent to an Assistant Engineer with the City of Arroyo Grande. Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate issued by the State of California is required.
All positions require the possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate, valid driver’s license throughout employment.
Office and field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to computer screens, noise, dust and inclement weather conditions; may work around heavy construction equipment; moving objects/vehicles.
Essential functions require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, walking or standing for prolonged periods of time, and for traveling to various locations.