2017-10-09 2017-10-26

Public Works Assistant

Company: City of Lynwood
Organization Type: Municipality / Public Works
Location: Lynwood, California
Job Status: Full-time
Salary: See Below
Job ID: 45253
Website: http://lynwood.ca.us

Salary: $57,035 to $69,367 Annually

Closing Date: 10/26/2017 6:00 PM Pacific


Under general direction, to perform responsible public works assignments of average difficulty on assigned projects, including the planning and design of street, water, sewer and other public works projects; to provide some training and work direction for public works staff; and to do related work as required. Receives direction from the Public Works Associate or Public Works Manager. May provide direction to assigned lower-level staff.


Designs and develops designs, drawings, specifications and cost estimate in connection with the construction and maintenance of a variety of public works projects, including storm drains, sewers and water distribution systems; assists with the review and evaluation of project proposals and engineering specifications submitted by private engineering firms; conducts preliminary design studies and confers with supervisors during preliminary and design phases of projects to discuss technical and policy problems; coordinates design proposals with utility companies and other public agencies; reviews and critiques subdivision and parcel maps for design, accuracy, completeness and conformance with applicable ordinances; uses CAD or other automation systems as appropriate; makes recommendations for revision and improvement of subdivision maps and plans; prepares plan lay-outs and drawings; makes calculations; oversees and assists with the preparation of reports, official maps, legal property descriptions and deeds; inspects public work construction projects and private developments for conformance to design standards, specifications, proper quality of construction and sound engineering practices; coordinates assignments with other City departments; collects and develops data for the formation of assessment and improvement districts; provides training to nonprofessional staff; acts as a public works contact with the general public, contractors and developers, explaining technical information, Public Works Department policies and permit regulations.


Knowledge of practices and methods applicable to planning, design and construction of a variety of municipal public works projects; engineering computer applications; design principles, strengths of materials and stress analysis required in planning and constructing public work projects; public works office procedures; specification writing and estimate preparations; computer-aided design (CAD) principles; technical report writing; safe work practices, including safe driving techniques; and ability to prepare accurate plans, specifications, cost estimates and reports; make accurate engineering computations and drawings; prepare and review designs; review subdivision maps and plans for conformance with legal requirements and design standards; perform construction and project inspection; perform technical field surveying work; perform professional design, drafting, and mapping with skill, both manually and using CAD and other automation systems as appropriate; provide training to public works staff; deal tactfully and courteously with the public, contractors and representatives of other agencies in providing technical assistance and information about Public Works Department policies and projects; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, individuals from outside agencies and the public.


Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain this knowledge and abilities would be:


One year of professional civil engineering work including experience in the design and construction of municipal public works projects. Experience or training with CAD applications is highly desirable.


Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field.


Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license issued by the California State Department of Motor Vehicles and a good driving record is required.

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