|Engineer Intern Applicant|
|Work Location:||Various City-Parish Departments|
|Starting Salary:||17.075 Hourly / $35,516 Annual|
|Special Recruiting Rate:|
|This classification has an optional special recruiting rate that is allowable up to Step 9 (Starting Salary $44,991 annually)|
|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 general supervision of a departmental supervisor, performs engineering work at the beginning training level in the investigation, design, construction and maintenance of public works projects. Work involves structured training in the practical application of elementary engineering skills. Work may also involve directing and coordinating the activities of engineering survey work. Work is reviewed through inspection, oral and written reports and for results obtained. Performs other work as requested.|
|ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS|
|Receives training in the application of professional engineering theories and principles to practical problems and projects.
Supervises and assists in all types of surveys such as land, drainage, sewer and street; locates property and lot lines; summarizes and interprets field notes.
Prepares preliminary plans; checks final plans for a variety of minor street, sewer, bridge, and drainage projects.
Checks and reduces field notes, plots, profiles and cross sections; sets preliminary grades; calculates quantities.
Serves as project representative or inspector on moderately complex construction projects, such as paving, drainage, sewer and road construction.
Checks lines, grades and topography with a transit and level; corrects plans and estimates based on field work.
Determines and gives grade elevations to construction crews for excavation of canals, roadside ditches and storm drain culverts.
Inspects construction projects on a continuous basis; works with road lighting districts and annexations; supervises the setting of river gauges, benchmarks, etc.
Prepares cost estimates; checks construction plans for compliance with desired design specifications.
Prepares engineering plans and maps utilizing computer-aided drafting.|
|KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES|
|Knowledge of the principles and practices of one of the recognized branches of engineering.
Knowledge of modern methods and techniques used in the construction of public works projects.
Skill in the use of computers, design/drafting software, CADD (Computer Aided Design Drafting), and surveying practices, and in the conduct of a variety of engineering research projects.
Skill in the operation of modern survey equipment.
Ability to accurately perform difficult mathematical computations.
Ability to design and supervise the construction of moderately complex public works projects.
Ability to secure adherence with construction plans and specifications, tactfully and effectively.
Ability to supervise the work of sub-professional engineering and/or clerical personnel.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, contractors and the general public.
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|
|Bachelor's or Master's degree in one of the recognized branches of engineering from the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board, or notification from a state board of registration for professional engineers of a passing grade on an examination in the fundamentals of engineering.|
|Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must be maintained throughout employment in this position.|
|OTHER JOB ASPECTS|
|Score derived from application grading.|
|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.|