City of South Pasadena-Civil Engineering Assistant

2/3/2022 11:32:42 AM 368


$67,908.00 - $82,536.00 Annually


South Pasadena, CA

Job Type

Full Time


Public Works

Job Number


Closing date and time


Essential Functions

The first review of applications will be February 15 , 2022. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants who apply after the first review date are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close any time after the first review when a sufficient number of applications have been received. 

The City of South Pasadena is recruiting to fill a full-time Civil Engineering Assistant position. Under supervision, performs technical engineering duties both in the office and in the field in the design, development, and construction of public works projects.

Examples of Duties
Contract administration of public works projects, including the technical review of design plans, preparation of estimates, reports, proposals and specifications for capital improvement projects.
Evaluate public works project proposals and bids, and recommend award of contract.
Make field inspections of construction projects and existing structures to determine that the work is in accordance with approved plans; meet with contractors to resolve items of non-compliance.
Investigate and resolve disputes and complaints from developers, contractors, engineers, and citizens involving public works construction and design issues.
Coordinates of projects for other City departments, franchise utilities, outside governmental agencies.
Respond to general questions, requests and complaints from the public.
Issue, monitor and inspect public works permits.
Maintains of records and files of documents, permits, contracts, projects paperwork.
Supervise, train and evaluate sub-professional, technical, and clerical subordinates.
Performs other related duties as assigned or required.
FLSA Status

Qualification Guidelines

Employment Standards

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in civil engineering or related field or equivalent. Possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training certificate issued from the California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers is desirable. Possession of a valid Class "C" California Driver's License.
Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of engineering as applied to public works, utilities, and construction projects; modern methods, materials, and techniques used in the design and construction of a wide variety of public works projects; modern developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding civil engineering; applicable federal and state laws and regulatory codes relevant to civil engineering design and construction.
Ability to:
Apply civil engineering principles and practices to the solution of engineering problems in the design and construction of public works projects; make moderately complex engineering computations to check and design the construction of a wide variety of public works projects; use a variety of drafting and engineering apparatus; plan and organize work to meet schedules and timelines; interpret and apply federal and state laws and regulatory codes; communicate clearly and concisely; estimate project costs; prepare and review specifications; establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, co-workers, supervisors, City officials, and the general public; supervise, train, and evaluate sub-professional, technical, and clerical personnel.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

Physical Demands:

The physical demands 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.
Frequently required to sit, stand, reach, lean, twist, turn, grasp, lift, push, pull, bend, and kneel; sit for a prolonged period of time; walk to different areas at project construction sites; hear and speak to contractors, the general public, and City staff on the telephone and in person; read engineering drawings, plans, specifications, reports, contracts, correspondence, memorandum, and other records.
Working Conditions
Exposure to vibrations and pitch of computer and other office equipment; construction and automobile traffic and noise; may be exposed to inclement weather.

South Pasadena, City of (CA)
1414 Mission St.

South Pasadena, California, 91030