Engineering Assistant

City of Thousand Oaks | Thousand Oaks, CA

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Posted Date 7/30/2019

Salary: $6,099- $9,148 per month

The City of Thousand Oaks has an excellent opportunity for an Engineering Assistant in the Public Works department.  We are seeking a team-oriented individual with demonstrated analytical and project management skills, and the ability to meet strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment.  The accomplished engineering professional should possess excellent judgment, and be able to address challenges with confidence and professionalism.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Assists with specification writing and preparation, prepares plans and work orders, and calculates cost estimates for various engineering projects
  • Coordinates engineering projects between contractors and the City; enforces City codes and standards on engineering projects
  • Performs plan checks to ensure contractor compliance with City specifications
  • Analyzes materials and design data submitted to the City; checks and analyzes environmental impact reports
  • Responds to inquiries from developers, contractors and the public concerning engineering problems, traffic, and public safety
  • Performs complex engineering calculations, field inspections for various engineering projects, and field survey work

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • Outstanding teamwork, interpersonal skills, and customer service skills
  • The ability to identify and analyze alternative solutions, and to implement recommendations in support of established goals
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil or structural engineering or a closely related field
  • Previous experience performing responsible paraprofessional engineering work
  • A valid class C California driver’s license 

Core Competencies

  • Effective Communicator
  • Problem Solver
  • Strategic Thinker
  • Decision Maker
  • Results Oriented
  • Planner and Organizer
  • Customer Focused
  • Technically Knowledgeable


FILING DEADLINE:   Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE: Applicants are required to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire. This will be used throughout the process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications for the position.

Additional information about the City is available on our website at

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION - The City of Thousand Oaks makes reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities to participate in the selection process.  If you wish to request an accommodation in order to participate in the selection process, you must inform the Human Resources Department in writing no later than the final filing date.  Applicants requesting an accommodation should document the request including the type and extent of accommodations requested to participate in the selection process and/or perform the duties of the job for which applied.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE - In order to qualify for Veteran’s Preference a Form DD214, or other acceptable proof of service, must be submitted by the deadline date/time noted in the job announcement. Any veteran who has successfully completed all phases of a selection process for employment with the City shall be granted a final interview regardless of his or her ranking on the eligibility list, providing he/she meets the criteria for an eligible veteran.

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.


Additional Salary Information: Benefits information available online at
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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