The Department The City of Pico Rivera strives to support and enhance a high quality of life for the City's residents, businesses and visitors by providing well planned, environmentally sensitive, cost effective infrastructure and services to promote public health, personal safety and transportation. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for City residents through responsive, efficient, and effective delivery of services to every neighborhood and by reflecting a can-do attitude with our customers and stakeholders.
More specifically the Department of Public Works is responsible for the engineering, permitting, maintenance and operation of the City's infrastructure, including: streets, sidewalks, roadway medians, alleys, public parking lots, traffic signals, etc. Public Works also manages maintenance and public service programs such as Graffiti Abatement, Tree trimming, Street Sweeping, Utilities and Public Facilities such as municipal parks.
The Position The Assistant Engineer will perform entry level professional engineering work in the design, investigation, and construction of public works projects. General supervision is provided by a higher level professional engineer. Technical or functional supervision may be provided by higher level professional engineer positions. Assignments may require indirect supervision of technical engineering positions.
This recruitment will be utilized to establish an eligibility list that may be used to fill other current or future vacancies in this classification throughout the City.
Employees work a 4/10 schedule. City Hall is open Monday through Friday 7:00AM - 5:30PM. 4/10 schedule will be discussed upon hire.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to perform the following essential functions:
Write specifications, prepare plans, and calculate cost estimates for various engineering projects.
Administer and enforce City codes and standards on engineering projects.
Perform plan checks to ensure contractor compliance with City specifications.
Prepare requests for proposals and contracts for consulting services.
Manages capital improvement projects, as assigned.
Coordinates assigned activities with consultants, other engineers, developers, contractors, other City Departments, and outside agencies.
Respond to citizen complaints concerning engineering problems.
Perform complex engineering calculations.
Perform field inspections of various engineering projects.
Analyze materials and design data submitted to the City.
Determine conformance of parcel and subdivision maps and improvement plans to City requirements; maintain status of parcel and subdivision maps.
Principles and practices of engineering as applied to public works, engineering.
Methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction of public works and utilities or traffic engineering projects.
Modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding engineering.
Use of software programs, including but not limited to AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Acrobat.
Make complex engineering computations and check, design, and prepare engineering plans, specifications, estimates, studies, profiles, and maps.
Use and care for drafting and surveying instruments.
Assist with, develop, and administer contracts for professional services.
Interpret, apply, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local policies, procedures, and regulations.
Gather, organize, analyze, and present a variety of technical engineer and statistical data.
Experience and Education:
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
One year of experience in professional engineering work Experience may include internships, volunteer positions, research assistance, and work on group projects for engineering competitions hosted by engineering associations and clubs.
Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or University with major work in civil engineering or a closely related field.
Licenses and Certifications:
A valid California Driver's license throughout the course of employment is required.
Possession of an Engineer-in-Training Certificate is desirable.
TESTING:Oral Interview: 100%
Additional Information Regarding the Position:
FINAL FILING DATE: This recruitment will close on February 12, 2019. A fully completed City application and supplemental questionnaire will be rated for those qualifications most needed to perform the duties of the job. The more qualified candidates will be referred to the next step. This is a competitive process; therefore, be thorough in your responses. For more information regarding this recruitment, please email Shelley Glasman, Human Resources, at email@example.com.
The City of Pico Rivera is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
About City of Pico Rivera
Pico Rivera is a thriving community that offers opportunities to all who live, work and relax in the City. Situated on the eastern edge of the Los Angeles basin and the southern edge of the area known as the San Gabriel Valley, Pico Rivera is approximately 13 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.
Formed through the merging of two historic communities, Pico and Rivera, the City was officially incorporated in January 1958 as the 61st city in Los Angeles County. Originally an agricultural area, the community evolved into a residential and industrial area following the end of World War II.
Pico Rivera is governed by a Council-Manager form of government. The voters of Pico Rivera elect a five-member City Council, which in turn appoints a City Manager to carry out its policies and serve as the administrative head of the city organization. As the City’s chief administrator, the City Manager is responsible for overseeing City employees who implement all of the City's programs, services and projects, with the exception of police, fire and library services, which are provided through contracts with the County of Los Angeles.
Within the City’s nine square miles, more than 120 acre...s are devoted to recreational uses, including just under 100 acres of local parks. Find out more information about City Parks and Other Recreational Facilities.
A variety of regional entertainment and sporting venues, along with beach and mountain areas, are located within easy driving distance. The local housing stock, seventy percent of which is owner-occupied, has been expanded in recent years with the addition of several newer housing developments.
Elementary and high school students in the community are served by the El Rancho Unified School District and Montebello Unified School District, with a number of universities and colleges in Los Angeles and Orange counties providing a range of opportunities for higher education.
Industrial and commercial uses continue to be attracted to Pico Rivera, thanks in large part to the easy access provided by three freeways, major railroads and the close proximity of world-class port and airport facilities.
Since its incorporation more than 50 years ago, the City has embraced progress while honoring its heritage. As the community looks forward to the next 50 years, several recent and pending projects will help ensure Pico Rivera continues to be a great place to live, work and play. These include the recently completed projects such as the Passons Boulevard railroad underpass project, the new Pico Rivera Library on Mines Avenue and the completion of the Parks Renovation project, which provided much-needed improvement and expansion of city parks and recreational facilities throughout the community.