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Assistant Engineer job in Buena Park

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Organization:  City of Buena Park
Job Category:  Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  California (CA)
City:  Buena Park
Post Code:  90621-2985
Salary and Benefits:  $5,425 - $6,879 per month plus excellent City benefits options


SALARY: $5,425 - $6,879 per month

FILING DEADLINE: Thursday, May 30, 2013, by 5:00 p.m.


Under general supervision, performs professional and technical engineering work involving engineering public works, private development, street, water, storm drain, sewer construction and maintenance, and traffic signal projects; prepares traffic signal engineering plans, specifications, and engineering calculations; estimates materials costs, conducts engineering inspections and surveys, and assists in the preparation of engineering reports; and does related work as required.


Knowledge of: Theory and principles of municipal civil and structural engineering design; public works construction practices; basic provisions of Subdivision Map Act and subdivision design principles; surveying methods; traffic engineering principles and practices; strength, properties, and uses of construction materials and cost estimation practices; communications techniques; effective customer service techniques.

Ability to: Prepare engineering plans, specifications, and reports; prepare engineering calculations and cost estimates related to public works and capital improvement projects; prepare and evaluate engineering data; organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines; prepare and update drawings, maps, notes, correspondence and other written materials; conduct and use surveying and traffic counting tools and equipment; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, management, utility representatives, contractors, architects, and developers; operate computer equipment and use computer-aided design, mapping, spreadsheet, and word processing programs.

Education, Training, Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Civil Engineering or a related field AND one year of professional civil engineering experience and proficiency in the use of computer-aided design software programs (as demonstrated by course work or on-the-job experience) is required. Engineer-In-Training, certification may be substituted for required professional civil engineering experience. Experience within Civil or Traffic Engineering is highly desirable.

Possession of a valid California Class C driver license, acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required.


Applicants must file a concise and complete City application regarding their qualifications for the position with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. Applications may be accompanied by a resume describing experience, education and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment or supplemental application. You may download a City application on our web page at www.buenapark.com/hr

All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate in the selection process.

May Consist of   Written Exam............... Qualifying
Exam Weight:    Oral Interview............... 100%

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