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City of Madera

Madera, CA, United States

Phone: (559)661-5401
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Company Description:

Assistant Engineer
Apply by 3pm, Friday, March 11, 2016

Primary Responsibilities

The Assistant Engineer is the entry level class in the professional engineering series.  Incumbents are expected to perform the full scope of assigned duties.  Assignments are generally limited in scope and performed within an established procedural framework.  Under general supervision, performs professional engineering work in the design, evaluation and construction of street, storm, sewer, and other public work projects; reviews engineering reports, drawings, and calculations for buildings, structures, streets, sewers and other public works facilities to ensure compliance with codes, regulations and ordinances.


 Experience/Education:  3 years of para-professional Engineering experience or 3 or more years of college level coursework in Civil Engineering and must obtain within 1 year of appointment a valid Engineer-in-Training issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers.
Licenses: Valid Class C California Drivers License

Examination Process

 Only those applicants who meet the qualification standards of this position by the application filing deadline will be allowed to participate in the examination         process.  Examination scores determine standing on Civil Service eligibility lists.  The City Administrator, upon recommendation of the department head, will make the final selection and appointment from the established eligibility list.
The examination process may consist of the following parts: Application Package Review: Qualifying Only; Oral Exam; 100% Weight Value.  Candidates must earn a score of 70% or higher to be considered for the eligibility list.
Applicants who require special examination accommodations due to a disability should contact the Human Resources Department five (5) business days prior to any scheduled examination at (559) 661-5401.
Applicants may be eligible for Veteran’s Preference Points (5 points) and should attach a DD214 to their employment application for consideration of this preference.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation and benefits for the Assistant Engineer position are defined in the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Madera and the Mid Management Bargaining Unit as well as the City’s Personnel Rules.
Retirement: The City participates in the CalPERS defined benefit retirement system.  Classic    Members: 2% at 60 formula, average three year final compensation; New Members (PEPRA): 2% at 62 formula, average three year final compensation. The City does not participate in Social Security.
Deferred Compensation: The City offers a paid/vested contribution of 4.2% of base pay to one of two 457 plans offered to the employee.  In addition, the employee may also contribute.
Health Insurance: The City contributes a monthly amount for the employee to use to purchase health, dental and vision coverage . For medical coverage, the City contracts with Blue Shield.   Dental insurance is through Principal Financial and vision coverage is through Superior.
Life Insurance: The City provides a $15,000 life and accidental death and dismemberment policy along with $5,000 dependent life.  The employee may purchase additional supplemental life          insurance for him/herself, spouse and/or dependents. 
Medicare: The City contributes an amount equal to 1.45% of the employee’s salary; the employee also contributes 1.45%.
Long-Term Disability: This city paid benefit provides up to 2/3-income protection.
Bilingual Incentive: English/Spanish for qualifying individuals and positions after passing annual    bilingual test.
Employee Assistance Program: The City of Madera offers an employee assistance program for    employees and dependents that provides counseling and other services for dealing with life’s     challenges at no cost to the employee.

General Information

Applications may be obtained from the City’s website or by calling the City’s Human Resources Department at (559) 661-5401.  Original applications must be submitted to the City’s Human Resources Department prior to the application deadline.  Facsimiled or digitally signed applications will not be accepted.
The City of Madera is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual    orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related) or the conditions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or AIDS Related Conditions (ARC).
Appointment will be contingent upon an extensive background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen.  Final appointment will be made by the City AdmAffirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity / Drug Free Employer



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