A Civil Engineering Assistant is responsible for the following essential functions: prepares plans, specifications and cost estimates for minor flood control or road maintenance projects such as retaining walls, parking lots and similar projects utilizing commonly used software applications and specialized engineering software applications such as Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD); assists in field investigations and studies and in the preparation of preliminary and final plans, specifications, and cost estimates for a variety of construction and maintenance engineering projects such as drainage and wastewater systems, dams, mountain roads, highways, street lighting and water distribution systems, debris basins, storm drains, spreading grounds, and other flood control and water conservation facilities; performs calculations requiring knowledge of algebra, trigonometry, calculus, elementary mechanics, strength of materials, statics, geodesy, and structural analysis; assists in conducting hydraulic and hydrologic studies to determine design criteria and operational requirements for flood control and water conservation structures; compiles data for and assists in making studies or tests relating to the location, size and capacity of other engineering structures or facilities; and assists in the review portions of plans for engineering structures prepared by other public agencies or by private firms to determine if they conform to department standards and practices and sound engineering principles.
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:A Bachelor's degree or higher* from an accredited college or university in a civil engineering curriculum approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).**
*A qualifying postgraduate degree is one where either the undergraduate or postgraduate engineering curriculum is accredited by ABET, as supported by the California Department of Consumer Affairs.
**Applicants who will be receiving their bachelor's degree or higher in civil engineering by June 30, 2018, may compete in this examination; however, the names of such candidates, if successful in the examination, will be withheld from certification for employment until they present documentation that they have satisfied all the requirements for a bachelor's degree or higher in an ABET approved civil engineering curriculum. Applications from persons with degrees from foreign universities will be accepted ONLY if the course work completed is found to be equivalent to a degree from a school accredited by ABET.
About County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
We provide public infrastructure and municipal services to protect and enrich the daily lives of over 10 million people in Los Angeles County.LA County Public Works is responsible for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of roads, traffic signals, bridges, airports, sewers, flood control, water supply, water quality, and water conservation facilities. Its diverse operations fall wi...thin six core service areas: Transportation, Water Resources, Waste Management, Public Buildings, Development Services, and Emergency Management.The Department's responsibilities include monitoring and controlling traffic signals countywide from its Traffic Management Center in Alhambra. As a first responder agency, Public Works also maintains a 24-hour Dispatch Center and an on-call Department Emergency Operations Center. In addition, it provides project management services for the design and construction of the County Capital Projects Program and plays a leadership role in the countywide transportation system, traffic mitigation efforts, and solid and hazardous waste management. The Department also manages about 150 active capital projects with a total construction value of over $2 billion.Its annual operating budget of $2.3 billion is funded by restricted revenues, such as gas excise and sales tax, benefit assessment, water and sewer sales, user fees, and Contract Cities revenues.The Department's workforce is made up of 4,000 employees in more than 500 job classifications including professional, technical, clerical and skilled crafts.