Nov 07, 2019

Associate Electrical Engineer

  • City of Sacramento
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
Full time Construction Engineering Government Skilled Labor

Job Description

THE POSITION

DEFINITION
To perform professional electrical engineering work in the planning, design, technical investigation, and construction of public works and building related projects.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the full journey level class in the electrical engineering series requiring registration. Positions in the class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the lower class of Assistant Electrical Engineer, or, when filled from the outside, require prior advanced professional electrical engineering work experience. An Associate Electrical Engineer works under general supervision and is expected to complete complex electrical engineering assignments requiring the use of judgement and initiative in developing solutions to problems, interpreting general policies, and determining work assignments. Work in this class is distinguished from that of the Assistant Electrical Engineer class by the greater complexity of the assignments received and by the greater independence with which an incumbent is expected to operate.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Direction is provided by a higher level professional engineer or a division head level position. Responsibilities of an Associate Electrical Engineer may include the direct or indirect supervision of lower level professional engineers and technical personnel.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supervise and participate in the preparation of plans and specifications for the construction of water utility, street, storm drain and sanitary sewer pump stations, street lighting, traffic signal, buildings, and related public works and City building projects; research project design requirements; perform complex calculations and prepare estimates of material costs and time considerations.
  • Assign routine inspection, investigation, design, and drafting tasks to technical subordinates; review completed work; assist in the solution of difficult problems.
  • Research building codes, publications, and industry information sources.
  • Develop and revise design and construction standards.
  • Participate in the implementation of the City's traffic and transportation engineering programs; prepare and revise plans and specifications for traffic related projects; prepare special studies and reports and coordinate major projects.
  • Participate in the City's Building Code Compliance program.
  • Investigate field problems affecting property owners, contractors, and maintenance operations.
  • Order survey, mapping, and data collection.
  • Prepare estimates and feasibility reports for new or modified services and structures.
  • Administer contracts for construction projects.
  • Participate in the plan check, review, and processing of plans for private developments affecting streets, sewers, drains, and relate public works facilities and ensure that they meet all City imposed requirements.
  • Check building plans for compliance with City building codes and ordinances.
  • Prepare special engineering studies and reports.
  • Serve as staff to a variety of City commissions, boards, and committees on public works, utility matters, or building code appeals issues.
  • Coordinate planning, design, and construction activities with other City departments, divisions, and sections, and with outside agencies.
  • May supervise, train, and evaluate lower level professional, technical, and clerical subordinates.
  • Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed may necessarily be performed by each individual holding this classification.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

  • City engineering policies and procedures.
  • Principles of supervision and training.
  • Principles and practices of electrical engineering as applied to public works, utilities, traffic, or building construction projects.
  • Methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction of public works, building and utilities projects.
  • Modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding electrical engineering and building codes and ordinances.

Ability to:

  • Perform complex professional engineering work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Supervise and train subordinates.
  • Make complex engineering computations and to check, design, and supervise the preparation of engineering plans and studies.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Use and care for engineering and drafting instruments and equipment.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:
Two years of experience comparable to that of an Assistant Electrical Engineer in the City of Sacramento.
 PROOF OF EDUCATIONShould the combination of experience/education you are using to qualify for this position include education, then proof of said education in the form of college transcripts, certificates, and degrees must be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office in person, as an attachment(s) to the online application, faxed to (916) 596-1556, or emailed to employment@cityofsacramento.org by the final filing deadline. If submitting in person or via fax/email, please include your name and Job # 011020-19-UTIL-2 on your documents. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable. An applicant with a college degree outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. This evaluation must be submitted by the final filing deadline.
License or Certificate:
Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California. Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer must be verifiable.

Proof of Certification:
Proof of Certificate of Registration as a professional engineer in the State of California  must be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office in person, as an attachment(s) to the online application, faxed to (916) 596-1556, or emailed to employment@cityofsacramento.org by the final filing deadline. If submitting in person or via fax, please include your name and Job #011020-19-UTIL-2 on your documents.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD
Employees must successfully complete twelve (12) months of probation at a satisfactory performance level prior to gaining permanent status.

THE SELECTION PROCEDURE

Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can be accessed through the governmentjobs.com applicant inbox.

1. Application: (Pass/Fail) – All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application to the Employment Office by the final filing deadline;

  • Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.
  • Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified:
    • If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).
    • If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.
  • Proof of required education and/or degree equivalency must be submitted online with your application, emailed to employment@cityofsacramento.org, delivered in person, or sent to the Employment Office by fax or mail by the final filing deadline.

2. Supplemental Questionnaire: (Weighted 100%) – The Supplemental Questionnaire is the Training and Experience Exam. Only the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will become candidates and their supplemental questionnaire will be rated and scored. This exam will evaluate the relevance, level, and progression of a candidate's education, training and experience. Therefore, your responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough and complete because the exam score will determine your ranking on the eligible list for this job. When completing the supplemental questionnaire, please note:

  • Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaires will not be accepted.
  • Incomplete supplemental questionnaires will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed.
  • A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire.

3. Eligibility - Candidates who pass the Training & Experience evaluation will be placed on an eligible list. The hiring department may contact candidates for interview at any time during the life of the one-year list.
 4. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan / fingerprinting review by Human Resources, a pre-employment controlled substance and / or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.

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