Hanfrod , CA
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Assistant Engineer

Hanfrod, CA Full-time
Posted on August 12, 2018
The City of Hanford is recruiting one (1) vacancy in the Utilities and Engineering Department.  The position will perform professional engineering work on a variety of municipal and private development projects; administer capital improvement project contracts; and provide professional level support to an assigned supervisor.

This is the entry level class in the professional Engineer series.  Positions in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience and work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks.  The Assistant Engineer class is distinguished from the Associate level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the Associate level.  Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to general supervision as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned.
 Examples of Duties:
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Design and prepare plans and specifications for various capital improvement projects.
Prepare reports, agendas, correspondence, and research of standard scope requiring knowledge of standard principles and techniques.
Administer development project contracts; coordinate project meetings.
Coordinate and direct the work of professional service and construction contractors, other public agencies and utilities.
Prepare final reports and estimates.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of civil engineering.
Computer applications related to engineering work, including computer-aided drafting concepts and applications.
Construction methods and materials.
California Subdivision Map Act.
Ability to:
Perform basic civil engineering functions in a municipal environment.
On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
On a continuous basis sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.
Write specifications and create drawings.
Perform field inspections and administer contracts.
Use sound judgment in recognizing scope of authority.
Operate and use modern office equipment including computers and applicable software.
Maintain regular attendance and adhere to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities.
Utilize appropriate safety procedures and practices for assigned duties.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Relate effectively with people of varied academic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy.
Establish and maintain effective, cooperative and collaborative working relationships with others.
Experience and Education
Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
One year of civil engineering experience is desirable.
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering or a related field.
License and Certificate
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California Class C driver's license.