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Engineering Aide I
 
Work Location:Various City-Parish Departments
 
Starting Salary:12.1375 Hourly / $25,246 Annual
 
Pay Grade:1120
 
Special Recruiting Rate:
This classification has a special recruiting rate at step 6 starting salary ($29,261 annually)
 
NOTE:
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.
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the general supervision of a departmental supervisor, performs technical, sub-professional engineering and construction work. Work may involve working on a survey crew; issuing permits and/or house numbers; maintaining accurate maps of streets, rights of way, water mains, sewers, and sidewalks; and setting up 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 rights of way, sidewalks, and streets. Delivers plans, specifications, deposits, receipts, and related materials; runs errands for area of assignment. Operates and maintains equipment necessary to task assigned. Reviews construction plans; issues permits; analyzes conveyance records.
 
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 terminology and nomenclature. Skill in the safe operation of a light motor vehicle. 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. 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 perform precise survey work. Ability to make 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.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma, GED, HiSET, or equivalent certificate of competency, supplemented by vocational or trade school courses in drafting, and one year of sub-professional engineering/architectural/construction experience (such as drafting, surveying, inspecting, etc.).
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
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
None.
 
JOB CODE:101210
 
EXAMINATION
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.
 
APPLICATION NOTE
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.