Engineering Aid III
Essential Job Functions
An Engineering Aid III is responsible for performing a combination of the following essential job functions: makes mathematical calculations involving the application of algebra, plane trigonometry, and geometry to calculate areas, volumes, perimeters, and other dimensions of irregular configurations; prepares complete drawings including: the incorporation from design standards of standardized details; the indication by symbols of significant structural or other details such as catch basins, survey monuments, pipelines, etc. located adjacent to the project; the selection of scale to be employed, the number and nature of views to be executed; and the identification, location and selection of information from existing drawings to be applied in the given case; plots surveys, profiles and cross sections from survey field notes, makes various types of maps and prepares sketches, drawings, graphs, and diagrams referring to available sources of data which may be located in other sections or divisions and which require judgment in the selection and incorporation of information applicable to the assigned project; reviews Engineering Plans as it pertains to Utility Coordination Unit in order to provide feedback to Design; conduct field review/gather utility data (manhole, Water & Gas Valves, etc.) and resolves any utility conflict; prepares Prelim, First & Final utility notices/memos; conducts follow-ups on utility notices responses with utility companies or public agencies by email or phone; response to public inquiries regarding County utilities; prepares Right of Way Certification and Utility Status Memo; prepares and organizes project folders; reviews the submittals from the contractors and inputs the section's documents into the Department's data base; prepares complete drawings with the use of Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) program including: the incorporation from design standards of standardized details; the indication by symbols of significant structural or other details such as catch basins, survey monuments, pipelines, etc. located adjacent to the project; the selection of scale to be employed, the number and nature of views to be executed; and the identification, location and selection of information from existing drawings to be applied in the given case; may collect field data to identify the location of traffic control devices (traffic signals, traffic signs, striping and pavement makings); uses CADD and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to prepare, analyze, and perform calculations on engineering drawings and maps; performs research and field measurements; uses Global Position System (GPS) units to obtain spatial data in the field, and/or to audit street lights and download to the ArcGIS system for evaluation and purposes of tracking street lights; conducts field checks and site inspections; organizes files, and scans maps and other documents into the department's Document Management System (DMS) database; interacts and works in a group setting and deal with the public; creates or revises water distribution system maps using CADD software and edits the water system geodatabase using GIS software, per As-Built construction plans and redlines submitted by field and engineering staff; assists in processing of annexations and/or easements, including research, drafting of board letters, submittal of documents, and review of submitted maps and legal descriptions; and collect coordinate data of water system assets using various Global Position System (GPS) devices and software/applications, as needed.
Two years experience as an Engineering Aid II* in the service of the County of Los Angeles -OR- completion of two years** in an accredited college or university*** with specialization in Engineering, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)/Cartography Geography, or Physical Science.**** Eighteen months of paid office civil engineering experience including drafting may be substituted for each year of the required education.
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.
Physical Class II – Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.