|Engineering Aide II|
|Work Location:||Various City-Parish Departments|
|Starting Salary:||13.3789 Hourly / $27,828 Annual|
|Special Recruiting Rate:|
|This classification has a special recruiting rate at Step 6 starting salary ($32,261 annually).|
|EDUCATION NOTE :
Applicants using education to qualify for any job MUST submit a copy of their degree or transcript at the time of application. Applicants applying for any position that requires an official certification MUST submit a copy of that certification at the time of application. Applicants MAY use experience as a substitution only if the minimum requirements indicates such.
|Under the general supervision of a departmental supervisor, performs technical, sub-professional engineering and construction work. Work may involve working on a survey crew; inspecting plans and work in progress; maintaining accurate maps of streets, rights of way, water mains, sewers, and sidewalks; and analysis of data from traffic counters. Work is assigned orally or in writing, and is reviewed daily through personal observation. Performs other work as requested.|
|ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS|
|Serves on a survey crew; gathers data; completes field notes; locates property and lot lines; references permanent markers.
Maintains records specific to area of assignment; researches files; responds to inquiries whether in person or by telephone.
Reviews maps; prepares and updates maps and notes; draws details of rights-of-way, sidewalks, and streets.
Reviews construction plans; assists with inspections of construction sites for conformance with approved plans; ensures compliance with applicable codes.
Draws construction plans; assists in preparation of bid specifications and packages.
Operates and maintains equipment necessary to task assigned.|
|KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES|
|Knowledge of the principles, procedures, methods, and techniques of drafting.
Knowledge of algebra, plane geometry, or trigonometry.
Knowledge of principles, procedures, and practices of engineering.
Knowledge of principles, procedures, and practices of surveying.
Knowledge of engineering maps and records.
Knowledge of engineering terminology and nomenclature.
Knowledge of City-Parish codes and ordinances applicable to areas of assignment.
Knowledge of materials, methods, and techniques applicable to building and construction work.
Skill in the operation of modern survey equipment.
Skill in the operation of modern office equipment such as computers, calculators, copiers, blueprint makers, microfilm readers and printers, and related peripherals.
Skill in the safe operation of a light motor vehicle.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to physically perform the task assigned.
Ability to deal with the public with tact and courtesy at all times.
Ability to make decisions within established guidelines.
Ability to read and interpret blueprints, plans, and specifications.
Ability to perform precise survey work.
Ability to reduce, interpret, and apply field notes.
Ability to apply standards firmly, tactfully, and impartially.
Ability to make complex engineering computations accurately.
Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
|EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE|
|High school diploma, GED, HiSET, or equivalent certificate of competency, supplemented by vocational or trade school courses in drafting, and two years of sub-professional engineering/architectural/construction experience (such as drafting, surveying, inspecting, etc.).|
|Any equivalent combination of education and experience.|
|Must have a valid Louisiana driver's license at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment in this classification.|
|OTHER JOB ASPECTS|
|Engineering Aide Series exam required (may take up to 2 hours from test start time). Subject areas and other exam preparation information are available at http://brgov.com/dept/HR/ExamBreakdown.htm. Written examinations are available on most Tuesdays, 8:30 – 9:00 am, check-in, Thursdays, *12:00 - 12:30 pm, and Fridays, (for current openings only) 8:30 – 9:00 am check-in. Please call Human Resources Recruiting and Examination at 389-3132 to confirm testing dates and times. Test check-in is on a first come-first served basis. There are occasions where the test room is filled to capacity and applicants are asked to return on another day for testing. Picture identification, proof of social security number and a completed employment application are required for test room admittance.
*Where written exam volume is expected to be high, check-in of applicants may begin as early as 11:30 am in order to complete the check-in process prior to the required 12:30 cut-off time.
|Please detail your employment experience including equipment and tools used, documents and maps produced or used, specific types of engineering tasks completed and other details that will provide a clear picture of your work background. Also be detailed about your education, training and certifications/licenses and bring original supporting documentation with your application. (Must have current driver's license on file with Human Resources.)|