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Engineering Aide Trainee
 
Work Location:Various City-Parish Departments
 
Starting Salary:10.0284 Hourly / $20,859 Annual
 
Pay Grade:1080
 
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 close supervision of a departmental supervisor, performs entry level, combining routine clerical and technical, sub-professional engineering work. Work may involve assisting with the work of a survey crew; maintaining accurate and current files and records of permits, house numbers, maps, and related materials. Work is assigned orally or in writing, and is reviewed daily through personal observation. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
May assist a survey crew; records data; files completed field notes; assists in locating property and lot lines; assists in locating permanent markers. Maintains records specific to area of assignment; researches files; responds to inquiries whether in person or by telephone. Delivers plans, specifications, deposits, receipts, and related materials; runs errands for area of assignment. Operates and maintains equipment necessary to task assigned.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of algebra, plane geometry, or trigonometry. Skill in the operation of modern office equipment such as, the telephone, typewriter, calculator, copier, computer terminal 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 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 courses in algebra, geometry or drafting.
 
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:101205
 
EXAMINATION
Engineering Aide Trainee exam required (may take up to 1 1/2 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.