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County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
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|| Post Date: || 01/16/2014 ||
A Civil Engineering Assistant is responsible for the following essential functions: prepares plans, specifications and cost estimates for minor flood 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.
Requirements: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a civil engineering curriculum approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).**
ONLINE FILING ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED VIA U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED STARTING TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014 AT 9:00 A.M., PACIFIC STANDARD TIME (PST).
FILING WILL BE SUSPENDED WHEN THE FIRST 500 APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED OR ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014 AT 5:30 P.M. (PST), WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. THE EXAM WILL REOPEN AS THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE REQUIRE.
All applicants are required to submit a Standard County of Los Angeles Employment Application ONLINE (via electronic submission) ONLY.
APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED VIA U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
THIS EXAMINATION IS SUBJECT TO CLOSE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING ONLINE:
Apply online by clicking on the link above or on the tab that reads "Apply to Job" so you can track the status of your application using the system. Upload required or additional documents at the time of application filing.
NOTE: If you are unable to attach the required documents to your application, you must fax them to (626) 979-5440 during the examination process. Please include your name, the exam number, and the exam title on the documents.
The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements. Please be sure your application shows complete information, including dates for education and jobs held which relate to this position. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, dates completed, and number of credits earned. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, and salary earned. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the selection process.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.
NO SHARING USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
**Applicants who will be receiving their bachelor's degree in civil engineering by June 2014 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 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.
APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF THEIR TRANSCRIPTS WITH THE APPLICATION DURING THE EXAMINATION PROCESS. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application filing; however, official transcripts will be verified at the time of appointment.