Assistant Engineer/Assistant Civil Engineer (Limited Duration) (19948174)

East Bay
12/16/2019 at 5pm


1052 S. Livermore Avenue Livermore, 94550


The City of Livermore is currently accepting applications to fill an Assistant Engineer/Assistant Civil Engineer limited duration position.  Limited duration employment includes benefits but is temporary, unrepresented, at-will, and funding for this position is subject to renewal. If you meet the requirements described below and would like to work for a great organization, apply online at  by 5 p.m. on Monday, December 16, 2019.


Under general supervision, an Assistant Engineer/Assistant Civil Engineer performs a variety of professional field and office engineering work in connection with the Design, Development, Transportation, and Construction Sections of the Engineering Division, and other related engineering projects; and performs other duties as assigned.  The Assistant Engineer/Assistant Civil Engineer is the journey level classification in the series. Incumbents perform a variety of professional level engineering work requiring independent judgment.


The incumbent will work on encroachment permits, capital improvement projects (primarily building, utility, and creek projects), and development projects.  The position may be filled at either level depending on the candidate’s possession of EIT Certificate or profession registration. 


Ideal Candidate


The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics:

  • Civil engineering principles, practices and methods
  • Exercise sound judgment, initiative, flexibility, and creativity
  • Values and possesses high ethical and professional standards
  • Communicates effectively to a variety of audiences
  • Exemplifies quality customer service by responding to customer needs in a professional, creative, and courteous manner
  • Works independently and collaboratively with others



Experience:  Two years of professional civil or traffic engineering experience.

Education:  Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or closely related field.  A current invitation letter from the California State Board of Registration to test in the next CA Registered Engineering licensing exam may substitute for two years of related college coursework towards the Bachelor’s degree.

Certification:  For Assistant Engineer: Possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training Certificate with the State of California is required.

For Assistant Civil Engineer: Registration as a professional Civil or Traffic Engineer in the State of California with good standing is required. The R.E. receives a 5% differential over each salary step in the Assistant Engineer salary range.

License:  Certain positions may require the possession of a valid California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record as determined by the City of Livermore.

Other Requirements:  Willingness and ability to work scheduled and emergency overtime, and be available on call as assigned; attend meetings, conferences, and seminars during work and non-work hours; and work under adverse conditions such as in traffic, around heavy construction equipment, and in inclement weather.

Special Requirements:  Essential duties require the mental and/or physical ability to work in a standard office environment; may drive a vehicle; read fine print on blueprints and computer monitors; converse by telephone, two-way radio, in person, and around the noise of heavy construction equipment and be heard and clearly understood; move across rough terrain and bridge scaffolding; climb in and out of sewer holes and trenches, up 25 foot ladders, and several flights of stairs; use drafting instruments, calculators, and personal computers; and strength to safely lift and maneuver office supplies, blueprints, and boxes weighing up to 30 pounds.


The City of Livermore is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

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