The closing date for this recruitment has been extended to Thursday, November 30, 2023.
Silicon Valley Power, Maps & Records department has an excellent opportunity for the position of Sr. Engineering Aide. Job responsibilities include, prepares scaled and dimensioned plans based on sketches prepared by engineering estimating personnel, maintains records of as-builts and updates existing SVP maps and records utilizing ESRI-based GIS applications, Maintains master map files, including such records of block maps, street light maps, fiber communication, electric utility single line and operating diagrams and other maps, Performs computing and drafting operations in AutoCAD, involved in checking drawings of electric utility facilities, perform other duties as assigned.
THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE POSITIONS IN THIS, OR OTHER DIVISIONS OR DEPARTMENTS BESIDES THE POSITIONS LISTED BELOW. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EMPLOYMENT IN THIS CLASSIFICATION, YOU SHOULD APPLY TO ENSURE YOU ARE CONSIDERED FOR ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES THAT MAY UTILIZE THE APPLICANTS FROM THIS RECRUITMENT.MEETING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMITTANCE INTO THE EXAMINATION PROCESS. ONLY THE MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WHO DEMONSTRATE THE BEST COMBINATION OF QUALIFICATIONS IN RELATION TO THE REQUIREMENTS AND DUTIES OF THE POSITION WILL BE INVITED TO TEST OR INTERVIEW.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Under general supervision:
For Electric Utility Department • Prepares precision drawings of construction or preliminary plans from sketches or rough copy • Performs computing and drafting operations involved in checking drawings of electric utility facilities • Researches and interprets engineering data such as but not limited to legal descriptions, graphs, maps, and as-built drawing documents • Makes field checks of existing facilities for construction purposes • Reduces as-built information to record • Assists in conducting field inventory of existing primary and secondary conductors, transformers, switches, poles, pole attachments, manholes, and conduit locations • Draws and updates generation facility, utility fiber, electrical schematic diagrams, panel wiring diagrams, substation layout drawings, and organizes associated documentation • Prepares scaled and dimensioned plans based on sketches prepared by engineering estimating personnel • Maintains records of as-builts and updates existing City maps and records utilizing ESRI-based GIS applications • Maintains master map files, including such records of block maps, street light maps, fiber communication, electric utility single line and operating diagrams and other maps • Responds to requests from citizens, contractors, and developers wanting property information including electric utility infrastructure information • Renders electrical drawings for construction of electric substation or generation facilities • Performs field investigations of existing improvements • May be required to act as Principal Engineering Aide (Electric) on routine assignments for brief periods of time • May assist in inspection of electric utility construction work • Performs other related duties as assigned
For Public Works and Water & Sewer Utilities Department • Prepares precision drawings of construction or preliminary plans from sketches or rough copy • Drafts profiles, cross-sections, road and storm drainage alignment, right-of-way maps and topographical features • Does limited design drafting on roadways, storm drainage, water and sanitary sewer facilities, buildings, and related structures following established criteria • Performs computing and drafting operations involved in checking and reducing land survey notes • Collects and interprets engineering data such as but not limited to legal descriptions, survey notes, graphs, maps, and traverses • Makes field checks of existing facilities for construction purposes • Prepares legal descriptions of property easement requests and rights-of-way from maps and official records • Maintains records of as-builts and updates existing City maps and records utilizing ESRI-based GIS applications • Maintains master map files, including such records of block maps, right-of-way maps, street-light maps, tract, and record-of-survey maps, and other maps • Prepares standard property agreements for execution by property owners and prepares exhibits to accompany agreements • Responds to requests from citizens, contractors, and developers wanting property information, including property line information and easement locations • Renders drawings for construction of water distribution facilities • Prepares project cost estimates • Performs field investigations of existing improvements • Responds to water quality complaints • Collects a variety of water samples and performs elementary laboratory procedures for water quality determination • Maintains records of water production and well water levels • Acts as instrument person on survey party • Sets up, adjusts and operates a variety of survey instruments to establish or confirm lines, angles, distances, bearings, and elevations • May be required to act as Chief of Party or Principal Engineering Aide on routine assignments for brief periods of time • Prepares drawings of proposed signal installations or other control devices using drafting instruments • Prepares cost estimates of materials, equipment, and incidentals needed for installation • Checks signal installations for conformance to established City specifications and standards • Investigates public complaints and conducts field traffic studies to determine traffic volume, speed, effectiveness of signals, adequacy of lighting, and other factors influencing traffic conditions • May assist in inspection of construction work • May gather samples of construction materials and assist in running laboratory tests on materials • Performs other related duties as assigned
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
For Electric Utility Department • Graduation from an accredited junior college with an Associate's degree or higher in engineering or its equivalent, including satisfactory completion of college level courses in writing, mathematics, engineering, AutoCAD, GIS, and related subjects; and • Two (2) years of full-time paraprofessional engineering experience utilizing AutoCAD and ESRI-based GIS tools with an electric utility
Possible Substitutions: • Two (2) years of additional paid full-time experience with an electric utility utilizing ESRI-based GIS may be substituted for the required education requirement • One (1) year of paid, full-time experience as a draftsperson or equivalent may be substituted for the AutoCAD drawing course required
Desirable Qualifications: • A certificate in AutoCAD 2013 or higher • A certificate in ESRI-based GIS • Experience with Arc-FM GIS tools
For Public Works and Water & Sewer Utilities Departments • Graduation from high school or its equivalent, and • Satisfactory completion of courses in algebra, geometry, trigonometry and drafting/drawing and • Two (2) years of full-time paraprofessional engineering experience at a level equivalent to City of Santa Clara Engineering Aide including at least one (1) year working with Computer aided Drafting (CAD) and/or Geographic Information System (GIS) tools and software
Possible Substitutions: • Graduation from an accredited junior college with an Associate's degree or higher in engineering may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience
Desirable Qualifications: • Experience in using AutoCAD 2013 or higher • Experience with arc-FM GIS tools
LICENSE Possession of an appropriate, valid California Class C driver's license is required at time of appointment and for the duration of employment.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS • Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment • May be required to work shifts, weekends, and off and unusual hours in the performance of duties and emergency situations
Candidates must attain a passing score on each phase of the examination process to qualify for the Eligible List. A department interview will be required prior to appointment.
Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of Santa Clara will not sponsor, represent, or sign documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.
PERMANENT CITY EMPLOYEES PREFERENCE POINTS: Current permanent employee candidates who receive a passing score on the examination will have an additional five (5) points added to their final score.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of: For Electric Utility Department • Mathematics, including algebra, geometry and trigonometry • Basic engineering practices, including simple engineering computations • Principles, techniques and terminology of engineering, drafting and map drafting • Principles, techniques and terminology of ESRI-based GIS • Principles, techniques, and terminology of electric utility system operations • Office safety practices, procedures and standards
For Public Works and Water & Sewer Utilities Department • Mathematics, including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry • Basic engineering practices, including simple engineering computations • Principles, techniques, and terminology of civil engineering • Principles, techniques, and terminology of surveying and ESRI-based GIS • Principles, techniques, and terminology of engineering drafting and map drafting • Principles, techniques, and terminology of traffic engineering • Principles, techniques, and terminology of water distribution system design • Office safety practices, procedures and standards
Ability to: For all Departments • Use available computer hardware and software to perform assigned duties, including but not limited to, computer aided drafting, spread sheets, and word processing • Use ESRI-based Geographic Information Systems • Prepare neat and accurate drawings, diagrams, dimensions, representations, and schematics using GIS and CAD tools • Understand and carry out written and oral instructions • Read and interpret plans and specifications • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing • Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with those contacted in the course of work, including the general public • Deal tactfully and courteously with others • Respond appropriately to conflicts/complaints/management escalations from other City departments and the general public • Work in a team based environment and achieve common goals • Work independently, quickly, and efficiently • Evaluate situations, identify problems, make logical decisions and follow through on resolution • Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet strict deadlines • Bend, stoop, reach, carry, climb and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties • Walk or stand for extended period of time
For Public Works and Water & Sewer Utilities Departments: • Use surveying and computing instruments
You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration.Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write “see resume or personnel file.”).To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) Cover Letter and, 2) Resume. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the “Apply Now” feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov. Applications must be submitted by the filing deadline of Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 4:00 PM.
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