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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification

ENGINEERING ASSISTANT

 

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Pay Grade
H1G ($52,728.00 - $65,894.40 - $79,060.80)
Job Summary

Performs basic technical engineering work on construction projects.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assists with the management of construction projects

  • Monitors the schedules and invoices of engineering projects to ensure completion within specified timetables and budgets

  • Assists in coordinating preparation of plans with Metro engineering staff and outside consultants

  • Recommends materials and equipment to be used in engineering projects

  • Reviews, plans, sketches, and specifications prepared by consultants for conformance with Metro requirements and standards

  • Prepares components of engineering designs, drawings, specifications, and cost estimates for the design, construction, or modification of Metro facilities

  • Coordinate various tasks between departments

  • Performs technical assignments related to rail traffic and safety engineering

  • Assists in the preparation of environmental impact statements

  • Prepares materials and researches data for presentation at public hearing concerning proposed Metro projects

  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

May be required to perform other related job duties

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of (defined as a learned body of information that is required for and applied in the performance of job tasks)

  • Theories, principles, and practices of engineering design, construction, and equipment fabrication

  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations

  • Materials, equipment and construction costs and estimating procedures

 

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)

  • Performing basic engineering work and engineering calculations

  • Preparing and interpreting technical drawings and specifications

  • Compiling and analyzing complex data

  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing

 

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)

  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements

  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence

  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives

  • Travel to offsite locations within a reasonable timeframe

  • Read, write, speak, and understand English
Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.  Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or other related field

Experience:

  • None Required; experience performing engineering work preferred

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements:

  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions
Special Conditions

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Metro provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions:

  • Typical office situation

  • Close exposure to computer monitors and video screen

Physical Effort Required:

  • Sitting at a desk or table

  • Operate a telephone or other telecommunications device and communicate through the medium

  • Type and use a keyboard and mouse to perform necessary computer-based functions

  • Communicating through speech in the English language required
 

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Job GroupJob Class CodeFLSA StatusDate OriginatedDate Revised
Non-Contract3811Non-Exempt15-JUN-9412-OCT-20

Disclaimer
This classification is at-will and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority when classified as an Intermittent, Emergency, or Temporary employee and/or is assigned to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) or Board Clerk's Office.

This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

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