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Under general direction, to perform responsible and difficult engineering work in the design, investigation, construction and inspection of public works and facilities; to perform a variety of administrative engineering functions; to perform related work as required.
Typical Duties:

  • Prepare plans and specifications for the construction of street, storm drain, sewer line and transportation facilities;*
  • Research project design requirements;*
  • Perform complex calculations and prepare estimates of time and material costs;*
  • Assign routine investigation, design, drafting and inspections tasks to technical subordinates;*
  • Review completed work;
  • Research publications and industry information sources;
  • Develop revised design and construction standards for public works structures and appurtenances as required;*
  • Prepare and revise plans and specifications for traffic related projects;*
  • Prepare special studies and reports and coordinate major traffic and transportation projects;*
  • Investigate field problems affecting property owners, contractors and maintenance operations;*
  • Prepare complex estimates and feasibility reports;*
  • Coordinate and participate in the review and processing of plans for private developments affecting streets, sewers, drains and related public works facilities and perform field inspections of such facilities during construction to ensure that they meet all City imposed requirements;*
  • Coordinate public works activities with other City departments, divisions and sections and with outside agencies;*
  • Review development plans including those of the County;*
  • Supervise, train and evaluate technical subordinates;*
  • Perform related assignments as necessary.

Duties recorded above are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class; such assignments shall fall under the category of “other duties, as assigned.”
Tools and Equipment Used:
Personal computer, including word processing; spreadsheet and data base and computer-aided-design software; standard drafting tools; surveying equipment including level, theodolite, and electronic distance measuring devices; motor vehicle; phone; mobile radio.
Physical Demands:
Work is performed mostly in office settings.   Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities.  Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operating drafting instruments, computers and various pieces of office and field equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear and smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:  Principles and practices of engineering as applied to public works or traffic; methods, materials and techniques used in the construction of complex public works projects; modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding engineering; policies and procedures similar to those utilized by the City’s Community Services Department; computers and relevant software.

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience:   Two years of experience comparable to that of Assistant Engineer in the City of Chico.

Education:   Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering supplemented by acquisition of an Engineer in Training Certificate.

Additional Requirement:  Possession of a valid California Driver License.

Equivalency may be established pursuant to the City-Wide Classification Plan.


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Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 24
Education Required: Bachelor's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Minimum Hourly Wage: $32.65
Maximum Hourly Wage: $45.02

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