Assistant Civil Engineer
Company: City of Berkeley, CA
Posted on: September 15, 2023
Salary : $115,259.46 - $139,392.91 Annually
Location : Berkeley, CA
Job Type: Career
Job Number: 2022-11-2032
Opening Date: 11/21/2022
Closing Date: Continuous
BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR BERKELEY
is a small city with a big reputation. At just ten square miles of
land and seven square miles of water, Berkeley is famous around the
globe as a center for academic achievement, scientific exploration,
free speech, and the arts, and home to over 50 parks, a top-ranked
university, and the largest public marina in the San Francisco
As an employer, the City of Berkeley offers all the benefits of a
career in the public sector while fostering diversity, creativity,
and innovation. Join a team of high-caliber, experienced staff with
a shared mission of serving the Berkeley community and promoting an
accessible, safe, healthy, environmentally-sound and
Benefited employees receive a myriad of financial and other ,
including CalPERS pension and other retirement plans, medical and
dental coverage, tuition reimbursement, paid time off and more.
The City of Berkeley invites you to apply for the position of
Assistant Civil Engineer! In this role, you will have the
opportunity to work on capital improvement projects in the Parks,
Recreation & Waterfront Department or the Public Works Department.
You will perform professional office and field civil engineering
work related to the planning, design, construction and maintenance
of these projects. This position requires a California PE
The Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Department maintains more than
50 parks and operates the largest public marina on the Bay.
Engineers in this department work on projects at parks, community
centers, recreation centers, the waterfront, pools, camps, and
related facilities and infrastructure.
The Public Works Department supports the City's extensive network
of public infrastructure. Engineers in this department work on
projects across the city that advance City initiatives such as the
Climate Action Plan, Pedestrian Plan, and Vision Zero. Program
areas within Public Works include Facilities, Sanitary Sewers,
Sidewalks, Streets, and Storm Drains.
See the full job class specification here:
A typical way of gaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities for
this position is:
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university
with major coursework in civil engineering and two (2) years of
professional civil engineering experience in design and
construction work at a level equivalent to the City of Berkeley
Junior Public Works Engineer classification.
Other requirements include:
- Possession of a California State Certification of Registration
as a Professional Engineer
- Possession of a valid California driver's license with a
satisfactory driving record APPLICATION PROCESS
Applicants must submit:
- Completed application
- Responses to the supplemental questionnaire
Please note that resumes are not a substitute for a completed
Applications are available in alternative formats (audio-format,
braille, large print, electronic text, etc.) upon request to Please
allow 10 days for production of the material in an alternative
The exam process will include, but may not be limited to:
- Application review for minimum qualifications and required
Tests may consist of any combination of written, oral or other
exercises or assessment procedures that test content and may
include, but are not necessarily limited to, typing, math, reading,
writing and analytical skills; problem solving ability; computer
and software proficiency, or any other job-related knowledge,
skill, ability or qualification. The examination process and dates
are subject to change. The City may, without notice, change or
eliminate any assessment component as needs dictate. Applicants
passing all examination phases will have their names placed on an
employment eligible list that hiring departments will use to
conduct final selection interviews.
Reasonable Accommodations: The City is committed to making
reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the
work environment. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations
in the examination process must submit a request in writing to
firstname.lastname@example.org at the time of application.
Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City
will undergo an employment background/reference check that may
include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of
educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver's
license, registrations, certificates, other credentials, credit
check, criminal history check, and Live Scan fingerprinting.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) EMPLOYER
The City of Berkeley is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
employer. All employment actions shall be administered regardless
of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, physical
or mental disability or medical condition, sex, gender, gender
identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic
information, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation,
veterans' status, or any other status protected under federal,
state, or local law.
DISASTER SERVICE WORKER
All City employees are required to provide services as Disaster
Service Workers in the event of an emergency/disaster.
Employees must have a regular work schedule of at least 20 hours
per week to be eligible for benefits. Less than full-time employees
receive pro-rated benefits.
City employees are included in the California Public Employees
Retirement System (CalPERS). Retirement formula is either 2% at age
62, or 2.7% at age 55 depending on the individual's eligibility.
Employees are vested in CalPERS after 5 years of full-time service.
A new employee's contribution to CalPERS will range from 8%-13.75%
depending on membership in CalPERS or a reciprocal retirement
The City contributes 6.7% of the employee's salary (up to a maximum
annual salary of $32,400) into a 401(a) Supplemental Retirement
Income Plan account (SRIP).The City is not a member of Social
Security, therefore only the Medicare portion is deducted from
Three voluntary deferred compensation 457 plans are offered.
Employees may contribute up to $19,000 per year on a pre-tax
The City offers a choice of a Kaiser HMO Plan or Sutter Health Plus
Plan. The City contributes up to the full family premium for the
Kaiser HMO Plan. Employees pay additional premium costs if they
choose the Sutter Health Plus Plan. Employees who have medical
coverage under another plan may choose to waive City-provided
medical coverage and receive a monthly stipend.
The City provides group dental benefits through Delta Dental Plan
of California. The City contributes up to the family coverage for
the plan, which covers 90% of the dental charges up to $3,000
annually per person. Orthodontic benefits are offered at a $3,000
lifetime maximum per person. Employees who have dental coverage
under another plan may choose to waive City-provided dental
coverage and receive a monthly stipend.
The City provides employees with a $50,000 Life Insurance and
Accidental Death & Dismemberment policy. Employees have the option
to purchase additional term life insurance up to a maximum of
Twelve days of paid sick leave earned annually.
Vacation is accrued at the following annual rate: Two weeks per
year for the first three years; Three weeks in years 4 - 11; Four
weeks in years 12 - 17; Five weeks in years 18 - 24; Six weeks in
25 years and after.
Thirteen regular holidays and three floating holidays annually.
Certain classifications that are not eligible for paid overtime
receive 50 hours of Administrative Leave annually. Consult with the
Human Resources Department for additional information.
The City provides long-term disability insurance that provides
partial income replacement in the event of disability. Benefit is
paid at 60% of salary.
RETIREE MEDICAL COVERAGE
The City pays a portion of the medical premiums of the retiree and
eligible spouse or domestic partner based upon years of service.
Requires at least 8 years of CalPERS service with the City and
reaching age 55.
The City subsidizes the services for most employees by paying for
75% of the membership fee. Employees who choose to join, pay for
the remainder of the fee. The Berkeley Downtown YMCA is across the
street from the Civic Center Building.
The City provides annual free Eco-pass for AC Transit, and an IRC
132(f) plan for transit vouchers where employees may set aside
pre-tax income to pay for public transportation expenses. City
contributes $20 per month to the plan for employees using public
Please indicate highest level of education completed.
- High School or Equivalent
- 1 year college (30 semester/45 quarter units)
- 2 years of college (Associate's Degree or 60 semester/90
- 3 years of college (90 semester/135 quarter units)
- 4 years of college (Bachelor's Degree or 120 semester/180
- Master's Degree or above
Do you possess a valid California State Certification of
Registration as a professional engineer?
If you answered yes to the question above please include
registration number and expiration date.
Do you have a valid California Driver's license?
For questions 4-6, please provide sufficient detail so that we can
evaluate your experience (You may copy and paste your response from
a WORD document). DO NOT TYPE "SEE RESUME".Describe your experience
in design and construction management of any of the following:
streets, sanitary sewers, sidewalks, storm drains, facilities and
utility undergrounding projects.
Describe your work experience with AutoCAD and/or GIS as it
pertains to the project types listed in the previous question. (If
you do not have experience with AutoCAD and/or GIS please respond
Describe your work experience with land development engineering
including any experience with permitting private development
projects for work in the public right of way. In your response,
include a description of your experience with the California
Subdivision Map Act. (If you do not possess experience in these
areas respond N/A.)
I acknowledge that I have reviewed all my answers to all above
supplemental questions for accuracy.
Resume: I acknowledge that I am required to attach a resume with my
application in order to be considered for the position. Resumes are
not a substitute for a completed application.
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