Skip to content
 
 

5203-Assistant Engineer


Know the class code?

Class codes are four characters long.

Search by keyword:

Use a keyword to search for a class.

Search within title Search within Job Descriptions

Assistant Engineer

Job classification

Class5203
TitleAssistant Engineer
Overtime eligibility Exempt (Z)
Labor agreement Prof & Tech Eng, Local 21

Current compensation plan

Effective: Jul 01, 2022

See Historic and future compensation information for this class

Step: Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Rate /hr: $54.2125 $56.9000 $59.7500 $62.7250 $65.9000
Rate /biweekly: $4,337.00 $4,552.00 $4,780.00 $5,018.00 $5,272.00
Rate /year: $112,762 $118,352 $124,280 $130,468 $137,072

Job description

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Title: Assistant Engineer

Job Code: 5203

INTRODUCTION

Under general supervision, performs engineering work of average difficulty in the field and office following established engineering methods and procedures; applies engineering principles and practices to civil, mechanical, electrical, environmental, or transportation engineering problems; performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

This class is the second level class in the professional engineering series. It is characterized by its focus on routine engineering issues of average complexity and difficulty. It is distinguished from the Associate Engineer class in that the latter class requires a professional engineer license and has a greater degree of technical and supervisory responsibility.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

MAJOR, IMPORTANT, AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

1. Prepares, reviews, and checks routine studies, calculations, designs, drawings, sketches, and plans for a variety of engineering projects using AutoCAD and other software tools.

2. Conducts field inspections of existing structures to determine the necessity for future construction, repair, or maintenance; conducts preliminary field studies and surveys and collects data relative to the preparation of designs and drawings; reviews and analyzes field data and results of office research to determine necessary corrective measures.

3. Conducts routine field inspections of construction and repair projects in progress to ensure conformance with plans, specifications and codes; checks and records work progress at various construction sites.

4. Gathers, prepares and maintains engineering data, records and reports.

5. Prepares reports, contract specifications, lists of materials, cost estimates, schedules, and progress payments.

6. Prepares departmental reports and reports concerning field conditions, the progress of projects, the results of studies, plans for future developments and improvements, and other matters.

7. Provides written and oral responses to a variety of inquiries from other agencies, contractors, and the general public.

8. May exercise limited supervision over junior engineers, student engineering trainees, and related personnel.

9. Prepares correspondence, minutes, and reports for a variety of inquiries and problems regarding engineering policies, procedures, standards, environmental impact issues, appeals, and other related project activities; may prepare and process legislation for engineering related issues.

10. Meets and consults with professional engineering personnel, contractors, and the public regarding engineering matters.

11. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of: the principles, practices, and methods of engineering (civil, mechanical, electrical, environmental [water purification], and/or transportation); construction, maintenance, and repair methods and procedures; research techniques, report writing, and statistical analysis.

Ability and Skill to: prepare routine engineering designs, plans, details, and drawings manually or using AutoCAD; prepare cost estimates; perform mathematical calculations; gather data for analysis; use engineering computer software; maintain an effective working relationship with a variety of people; understand, explain, and apply pertinent laws, regulations, codes, and ordinances; communicate orally in a clear, understandable and persuasive manner; and compose clear and understandable written reports, correspondence and memos.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

a. Possession of a baccalaureate degree or graduate degree from an engineering program with a major in the field of study related to the specialty area defined for each position.

Required Engineering Degrees per specialty:

Civil: Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Structural Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, or Engineering Management

Electrical: Electrical Engineering

Mechanical: Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Mechatronics Engineering

Environmental: Bio-chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Sanitary Engineering

Transportation: Civil Engineering, Transit Engineering, Transportation Engineering or Traffic Engineering

AND

b. One (1) year of verifiable professional engineering experience performing at least three of the following tasks:

a. Preparing or assisting in preparing studies, designs, drawings, sketches, and plans using AutoCAD and other software tools

b. Collecting data to assess project needs and define project scope through site visits, surveying, review of existing documents, reports, drawing and manuals, performing measurements, collecting samples, or/and interviews with the stakeholders.

c. Preparing or assisting in the preparation of contract specifications, lists of materials, cost estimates, schedules, and progress payments.

d. Preparing or assisting in the preparation of engineering reports and reports concerning field conditions, the progress of projects, the results of studies, and other matters.

e. Conducting data analyses and mathematical calculations, in order to determine type or size of material or equipment.

f. Conducting routine field inspections of construction and repair projects in progress to ensure conformance with plans, specifications and codes; checks and records work progress at various construction sites.

Note: Internships, drafting experience and student design work do not qualify as professional engineering experience.

AND

c. Possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certificate issued by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

OR

2. Possession of a Professional Engineer (PE) license in the field required for each specialty from the California Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

Note: Most positions require a valid California driver license.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

PROMOTIVE LINES

To: 5207 Associate Engineer

From: 5201 Junior Engineer

ORIGINATION DATE: 10/2/2000

AMENDED DATE: 4/25/2008; 2/3/2015; 2/8/2016

REASON FOR AMENDMENT To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities defined in the most recent job analysis conducted for this job code.

BUSINESS UNIT(S): COMMN, SFMTA

Standard information

Disaster service work

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Historic and future compensation

Effective (Sched) Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Jul 01, 2022 (W) $54.2125 $56.9000 $59.7500 $62.7250 $65.9000
Jan 08, 2022 (V) $50.7875 $53.3000 $55.9750 $58.7625 $61.7375
Jul 01, 2021 (U) $50.5375 $53.0375 $55.7000 $58.4750 $61.4250
Dec 26, 2020 (T) $48.8250 $51.2375 $53.8125 $56.4875 $59.3375
Jul 01, 2020 (S) $47.4000 $49.7500 $52.2500 $54.8375 $57.6125

Historic compensation data is provided in hourly pay.

Sources: San Francisco Open Data Portal: Classification descriptions table, Compensation plan table