Job Details

Position Title:Junior Engineer
Division:General Staffing
Contact Name:Human Resources
Contact Phone:916-774-5475
Contact Fax:916-774-5350
Position Description:13.163Promotional Recruitment No. 13.163
Date Opened: 05/08/14


SALARY RANGE: $4,549 to $6,402 Monthly (26 pay periods annually)

FINAL FILING DATE: QUALIFIED AND REGULAR City of Roseville employees may submit an application to Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2014. Temporary employees are not eligible to apply.

TENTATIVE TEST DATE: Oral Interview: June 4, 2014

The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the employment list of Junior Engineer to work in the Public Works Department in the Capital Improvement Project section. This group of engineers design and manage the construction of roadway infrastructure and maintenance projects as well as the design and construction of City buildings. The normal work schedule will be Monday - Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. A flex schedule may be available.

To perform professional engineering work in the investigation, planning, design, construction, and maintenance/operation of a variety of public works facilities, systems, projects and/or private development projects.


Receives immediate supervision from higher level engineering staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Participate in the preparation of plans and specifications for the design, construction, and maintenance/operation of a variety of public works facilities and projects, including water and wastewater utility, solid waste, street, storm drain, storm water management and traffic/transportation systems; ensure conformance to City standards and practices.

Research project design requirements and perform routine calculations; conduct plan checks to ensure contractor and/or enforce compliance with City and various environmental regulatory standards; prepare time and material cost estimates, especially as related to existing or anticipated project budgets.

May delegate routine research, design, and drafting tasks to technical staff; review completed work and assist in identifying solutions for solving routine problems; research publications and industry information sources as needed.

Survey, map, and collect data related to area of assignment, as appropriate; perform field inspections, including survey work as necessary, to investigate and resolve routine field problems affecting property owners, contractors and maintenance operations; prepare estimates and feasibility reports for new or modified services and structures.

Participate in the review and processing of private development plans as related to streets, storm drains, traffic/transportation, water/wastewater utilities, solid waste systems, and related public works facilities and systems; ensure that such plans comply with City standards and requirements.

Participate in the preparation of engineering studies and reports; participate in coordinating public works-related activities with other City departments, divisions, and sections, outside agencies, citizens, consultants, and developers; provide staff support to a variety of City boards, commissions, and committees as assigned.

Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.

Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:
• Principles and practices of professional engineering as applied to a variety of public works, utilities, building/facilities construction, traffic, water quality, and/or private development projects.
• Basic methods, materials, and techniques used in the design, construction, and maintenance/operation of public works and utilities programs and activities.
• Basic surveying, drafting, computer-aided design and modeling techniques and technology.
• Current developments and trends related to professional public works engineering
• Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment, including use and application of word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, and database programs.
• English usage, spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
• Principles and practices of work safety.

Ability to:
• Perform professional engineering computations and learn to check, design, and prepare engineering plans, studies, profiles, and maps.
• 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 bend, squat, climb, kneel or twist while performing field work; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.
• Use and care for engineering surveying instruments and computer equipment.
• Learn modern office procedures and computer equipment and software such as AutoCAD, GPS, GIS, ArcView, ArcInfo and software related to specific department operations.
• Learn and understand City standards and regulations and engineering policies and procedures.
• Learn applicable laws and regulations related to area of assignment.
• Learn to prepare accurate cost estimates and make related recommendations.
• Learn to analyze and prepare technical reports.
• Learn to obtain information through interview, to handle multiple assignments, to work with interruption, and to deal firmly and courteously with citizens, developers, consultants, and contractors.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
• Prepare clear, complete, accurate, timely and concise written correspondence and reports.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Experience and Training
No professional experience is required; one year of technical engineering experience is desirable.

Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil, environmental engineering or a closely related field;
Possession of a current Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate as issued by the State of California.

License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.

Applications will be screened to the most qualified and may include a written, oral, or practical examination. Final promotional appointment is contingent upon having successfully passed a City-paid pre-employment medical exam specific for the position applied for.
Job Status:Promotional/Lateral (City Employees Only), Salary
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