Project Assistant positions prepare, review and evaluate cost estimates, drawings, designs and specifications; utilize advanced computer-aided design and drafting software (CADD); supervise and review the work of drafting staff; provide computer-aided design support to staff; manage project schedules; manage consultant contracts and make community presentations; assist in the coordination of design, construction, operation and inspection of City projects; coordinate the acquisition of permits and regulatory approvals for the City's construction projects; act as technical liaison with various regulators; track compliance requirements for facility construction and operational permits; review the issuance of discretionary permits on public facilities; develop facilities financing plans for public facilities; meet with citizen groups, City officials, other agencies, contractors and professional experts; prepare and review documents, plans and blueprints, specifications and contract awards; perform on-site inspections; prepare, create and/or modify project alignments or maps in a Geographic Information System (GIS) application; and perform other duties as assigned.
Project Assistant positions may require site inspections of facilities in the field around sewage, mud, sludge, high places, roofs, crawl spaces or undeveloped sites with uneven terrain.
You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.
EXPERIENCE: Two years of full-time professional-level experience in the design, management or inspection of various construction, park design, underground utility design or major building renovation projects. Qualifying experience must include ALL of the following:
Preparing and reviewing contract documents.
Planning, coordinating, estimating and scheduling construction projects.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: In addition to the experience requirement above, you must meet ONE of the following options:
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture or a closely related field.
Engineer-In-Training (E.I.T.) Certificate issued by a state licensing board.
Four ADDITIONAL years of full-time professional-level or subprofessional-level engineering or drafting experience, typically under the direction of a professional engineer, architect or land surveyor. Qualifying professional-level or subprofessional-level engineering or drafting experience must be in at least ONE of the following areas:
Preparation of construction plans and specifications.
Reviewing engineering plans and drawings or inspecting construction sites or facilities to verify conditions as represented in construction or final plans and maps.
Making precise distance and elevation measurements and keeping field notes.
Collecting, interpreting and analyzing engineering data.
Researching existing pipelines as-builts, right-of-ways and easements.
Preparing engineering documents utilizing GIS and/or CADD software.
Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for education lacked on a year-for-year basis. One year of full-time experience = 30 semester/45 quarter college-level units.
Qualifying experience refers to professional-level experience in the design, management or inspection of various construction, park design, underground utility design or major building renovation projects. Qualifying experience MUST include preparing and reviewing contract documents; and planning, coordinating, estimating and scheduling construction projects.
City of San Diego employees using Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA) experience to qualify must submit written documentation signed by their appointing authority or payroll specialist, detailing the work performed, dates, and total number of qualifying OCA hours. OCA experience without the required documentation will NOT be considered.
LICENSE: A valid California Class C Driver License is required at the time of hire.
For some positions, you must provide your own vehicle for which mileage will be reimbursed.
Experience with computer-aided design and drafting.
Experience drafting, reporting and supporting a Geographic Information System.
Experience with American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) project compliance.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (MUST SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION):
Proof of degree/transcripts or certificate, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
For City of San Diego employees, proof of Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA), if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
Required documents should be attached electronically to your application. If you are unable to attach at the time of application submittal, you must submit them as soon as possible via fax: (619) 533-3337; or to the Employment Information Center: City of San Diego Personnel Department, 1200 Third Avenue - Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101. Include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying.
Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental questions will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in this initial screening process, your application will be reviewed for applicable education, experience, and/or training to ensure all minimum requirements have been met. Successful candidates will be placed on a list which will be used to fill position vacancies during the next one year. For each vacancy, only those candidates with the most appropriate qualifications will be contacted by the hiring department for an interview.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment offers are conditional pending the results of all screening processes that are applicable to this job, which may include but are not limited to the following: Confirmation of citizenship/legal right to work in the United States; completion of a pre-employment medical review/exam (which may include drug/alcohol testing); reference checks; and a fingerprint check. The fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice for a conviction record report. Certain positions may require additional screening processes which may include a polygraph examination and/or background investigation. All of these processes must be successfully completed before employment begins. A positive test for alcohol, illegal drugs, including marijuana, or inadequately explained prescription drugs, misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in any step of the screening/selection process may be cause for disqualification and/or termination of employment. Nothing in this job posting constitutes an expressed or implied contract for employment with the City of San Diego. Applicants must notify the Personnel Department of any changes in their name, address (home, email), or phone number or they may miss employment opportunities.
Rev. 9 – September 21, 2020 (Closing Date Extended)
City employees may be eligible to participate in a benefit program including holidays, vacations, savings and retirement plans, health programs, and other benefits. City employees initially hired on or after the effective date of Proposition B, a voter-approved San Diego Charter amendment to modify City employee retirement benefits, will not be eligible to participate in the City’s Defined Benefit Plan administered by the San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System. Benefits may change due to employer-employee contract negotiations.