City of South Gate-Engineering Aide - Hourly

1/11/2022 11:27:47 AM 380


$23.05 Hourly


South Gate, CA

Job Type

Hourly Part Time


Public Works

Job Number


Closing date and time

1/31/2022 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana

Max Number of Applicants


About the Position

May work up to 29 hours per week, up to a maximum of 960 hours in a fiscal year.

Under direct supervision, performs a variety of support tasks in public sector civil engineering; performs related duties as required.
Class Characteristics
The Engineering Aide is a multiple position hourly classification which assists professional engineers with a variety of routine support functions and provides exposure for career advancement into public sector civil engineering. 

Supervision Received 
Works under the direct supervision of professional level engineering staff.
Supervision Exercised 
Does not supervise.

Examples of Essential Functions

Essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:
Prepares and issues permits for public works improvements; conducts related research.
Performs field inspections as required and prepares inspection reports.
Performs plan checks and related calculations.
Assists professional staff in preparation of plans and specifications and in surveying plan sites.  Gathers and analyzes information and statistics; prepares cost estimates for projects; makes minor engineering calculations.
Drafts maps from topographic data and field notes; designs and prepares signs, presentation materials, etc.
Maintains a variety of files and records related to public works projects, including permits, maps and plans, and inspection reports.  Updates and maintains drawings and plans for City facilities.
Provides technical assistance and information to the public in person, by computer, and by telephone.

Minimum & Desirable Qualifications

Training and Experience
Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary.  A typical way of obtaining the knowledge and abilities would be graduation from a community college or a minimum of two years of college, equivalent to an Associate of Arts Degree, with coursework in civil engineering.  Possession of or ability to obtain a California Class C driver's license and a satisfactory driving record is required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of:  basic engineering terminology; mathematical techniques used in engineering calculations including algebra, geometry and trigonometry; map reading and surveying techniques; construction nomenclature; drafting terminology; Geographic Information System (GIS), AutoCAD and other computer software applications.
Ability to:  learn and apply civil engineering laws and surveying techniques; read, interpret and follow departmental policies, rules and regulations; read maps and plans; perform accurate filing, indexing and file maintenance; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Other Important Information

California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Pull Notice System  
An incumbent appointed to this position is subject to enrollment in the California DMV Pull Notice Program.  The Pull Notice program provides information on the incumbent's driving record and Driver's License status on a periodic basis to the City of South Gate.  An employee assigned a City vehicle must acknowledge receipt and understanding of City Administrative Regulations covering the use of City vehicles.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office and moderately loud when outdoors.  Incumbents are not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Application Packets Must Include:  A fully completed online employment application which: 

  • Covers at least the past 10 years of employment history (or longer if you have other relevant experience). 
  • Responses to the supplemental questionnaire. 
  • Must be specific in describing your qualifications for this position.  Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration.  Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application.
  • Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any phase of the application or selection process must advise Human Resources and make such a request during the application process.  Every effort will be made to provide a reasonable accommodation where requested.   
Selection Process:  All application materials received by the application deadline will be reviewed and evaluated.  All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification.
  1. Application Review: The first phase will be a detailed review and appraisal of each candidate's application.  This phase is for qualifying purposes only.  There is no weight assigned to this phase.  Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications may be invited to the next phase. 
  2. Written Examination:  If a written exam is given, a minimum of 70% must be obtained on the written exam in order to be eligible to continue to the next phase of the selection process which will consist of an oral appraisal interview.   
  3. Oral Appraisal Interview: A minimum of 70% must be obtained to pass the oral appraisal interview.  
  4. Employment Eligibility List:  The Employment Eligibility List will be established after completion of the examination process.  Current and future vacancies will be filled from this list.  Lists typically last for 12 months but may be extended or abolished in accordance with the City's Civil Service rules and regulations.  
Pre-employment Process

  • The City supports a Drug-Free Workplace. 
  • All potential employees are required to successfully complete a thorough background investigation, fingerprinting, and pass a post-offer pre-employment medical examination (which will include a drug/alcohol screening). 
  • New employees must complete a verification form designated by the United States Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services, that certifies eligibility for employment in the United States of America.
Hiring of Relatives:  Relatives of existing employees by blood or marriage will not be eligible for employment with the City if potential supervision, safety, security, or morale problems exist; or if potential conflicts of interest exist. Relatives include an employee's parents, children, spouse, brothers, sisters, in-laws, and step relationships.
The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of South Gate is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws, it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, religion, disability (mental or physical), medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, or pregnancy), sexual orientation (including homosexuality, bisexuality, or heterosexuality), or military or veteran status in its employment actions, policies, procedures, or practices.
The City of South Gate
The City of South Gate is a busy urban community consisting of residential, commercial, and industrial development, spread over 7.41 square miles.  It is currently ranked the 79th largest city in California with a population of approximately 97,000.  Strategically located along the 710 freeway, the City is just 12 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

City of South Gate
(323) 357-5835
Human Resources Office, City of South Gate
8680 California Avenue
South Gate, California, 90280