- ABOUT THE POSITION
Performs engineering work, including conducting engineering feasibility studies, performing design work and developing and administering professional services or construction project contracts; reviews plans and inspects projects; collects and presents data and prepares reports; provides information and advice to the public in person and over the telephone.
Associate Engineer is the experienced level in this series, with incumbents independently conducting design, research and construction project work and analyses for varied department and agency projects and functions. Responsibilities may also include providing work direction to technical support staff. This class is distinguished from Senior Engineer in that the latter is the lead/specialist level of the series with responsibility for project or day-to-day team leadership to engineering and technical staff in a specified engineering functional area.
- MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate engineering discipline or a closely related field and two (2) years of full-time civil engineering experience. Equivalent combination of appropriate formal education and directly related experience which has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform all aspects of the job may be substituted for the degree to a maximum of two (2) years. Experience in a public agency setting is desirable.
Working Conditions: Work with exposure to potential hazards at various construction sites.
Licensing and Certification: Possession of a valid Nevada Class C driver's license at time of appointment. Possession of a Nevada Engineer-in-Training Certificate is desirable.
Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.
Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.
- EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Designs, prepares and evaluates preliminary and final plans and specifications for a variety of public works, County and local agency building, facility roadway, traffic and wastewater and water plant design, maintenance and retrofitting projects. Performs project resident engineering oversight on various construction projects; coordinates daily activities, ensures compliance with plans and specifications, and administers contracts. Conducts feasibility and cost studies; recommends alternative approaches, including the use of contract services and the incorporation of new methods and materials. Confers with and may direct the work of, on a specific project, engineering technicians, surveying technicians, right-of-way staff, construction management inspectors and other County staff as required. Reviews and evaluates parcel maps, records of survey, subdivision and construction plans and other documents submitted by the public; provides engineering design and code information and ensures that designs meet accepted industry and legal standards. Conducts research studies and prepares reports and recommendations regarding land use, building and facility design, transportation, housing, redevelopment, and a variety of engineering-related community service needs. Uses computers and software programs for various technical modeling, calculation, computer-aided drafting and similar engineering projects and studies. Prepares a variety of written communications, including analytical reports, correspondence; directs the preparation of graphic materials. Makes field surveys and investigations related to engineering projects or requests. Makes oral and graphic presentations or prepares materials for presentation to boards and commissions and community groups; answers questions and provides information and assistance to the public in person, on the telephone and in writing. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. May provide work direction and instruction to less experienced engineers, technical or office support staff. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work; drives a motor vehicle to attend meetings and inspect property sites.
- PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment, and to drive a motor vehicle in order to attend meetings and inspect construction sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.