ASSISTANT CIVIL ENGINEER                                                                                                           1013


Under general supervision, an employee in this class receives assignments requiring the application of engineering skills and knowledges to civil engineering projects in connection with the design, construction, inspection, operation and maintenance of public works, including the planning and monitoring of sewage treatment systems and facilities.  Assignments are received with general instructions, but incumbents are expected to use initiative and judgment in completing them.  Supervision may be exercised over technical assistants in any phase of their assigned duties.  Work is reviewed while in progress and upon conclusion by a technical supervisor for the achievement of desired results.  Does related work as required.



             Supervises two (2) or more field parties in topographical, land survey or hydro-graphical surveys; supervises work, takes notes and makes sketches; assumes responsibility for work results and progress of parties; supervises the operation of a survey party requiring complex and difficult survey techniques;

             Establishes grade lines to meet the requirements of drainage, topography and earthwork economy;

             Within County owned right-of-way, inspects work to determine compliance with regulations under which a permit was issued for pavement of sidewalks and driveways, and the installation or repair of water mains, sewers, gas mains etc;

             Acts as resident inspector on construction projects; supervises the inspection of all phases of work for compliance with approved plans, specifications and procedures; prepares estimates and submits recommendations on amount of money due contractor each month;

             Reviews permit applications of the connection and use of municipal sewers; approves applications when appropriate;

             Makes a variety of preliminary estimates for engineering projects; prepares detailed and specific recommendations for professional engineering supervisors;

             Assists in the evaluation and field testing of sewage treatment systems; analyzes data; assists in monitoring non-residential discharges to municipal sewers;

             Performs sub-professional engineering work in the preparation and/or review of plans and design of highways and sewage facilities; makes preliminary layouts of proposed improvements; prepares engineering estimates of quantities of materials required for proposed improvements; prepares cost estimates;

             Supervises the performance of tests on construction materials using a variety of laboratory equipment; conducts soil analysis; submits recommendation regarding the establishment of standards of materials and soils in construction activity;

             Maintains liaison with contractors, consultants, utility companies, and municipal agencies during construction of sewage collection and treatment facilities and other public works projects.



Thorough knowledge of construction specifications and of their application to public works projects; thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and instruments used in engineering drafting; thorough knowledge of mathematics including trigonometry and its application to field surveying and engineering computation; good knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering; skill in the use of engineering instruments and equipment; ability to perform difficult technical computations, to make estimates and tests, and to compile engineering data and statistics; ability to make difficult and technical engineering drawings; ability to read and interpret construction plans and to gain compliance with specification sin a tactful and impartial manner; ability to follow procedures used in evaluating and field testing sewage treatment systems; ability to supervise personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors and the general public; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.




             (a)  Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by New York State  with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Hydrology, Geology, Environmental Science or a related field, and two (2) years of relevant experience in civil engineering, wastewater/sanitation, construction management, highways, materials testing, sub-soil investigations, or groundwater investigations: or,

             (b)  Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and six (6) years of relevant experience in civil engineering, wastewater/sanitation, construction management, highways, materials testing, sub-soil investigations, or groundwater investigations ; or,

             (c)  An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b).


             Two (2) years of permanent status as a Principal Engineering Aide.



At the time of appointment, and during employment in this title, employees must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State.