Junior Engineer

City of Sacramento, CA
November 18, 2021
Sacramento, CA
Job Type


The City of Sacramento requires all newly appointed employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

PERS retired annuitants or individuals currently receiving CalPERS Retirement Benefits are not eligible to apply.

To perform entry level professional civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering work in the design, investigation, and construction of public works projects.


This is the entry-level professional engineer classification. Incumbents perform less complex office and field civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering work under general supervision in preparation for advancement to the journey level of Assistant Engineer. Assignments are generally routine or closely related within a framework of established procedures. Upon completion of a twelve-month training period, incumbents will be advanced to the next level of Assistant Engineer if their training performance is successful or released (terminated) if performance is unacceptable.


General supervision is provided by a higher level professional engineer. Technical or functional supervision may also be provided by higher level professional engineer positions. Assignment may require indirect supervision of subprofessional engineering positions.
Depending upon assignment and engineering discipline, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Coordinate engineering projects between contractors and the City.
- Write specifications, prepare plans, and calculate cost estimates for various engineering projects.
- Administer and enforce City codes and standards on engineering projects.
- Perform plan checks to insure contractor compliance with City specifications.
- Respond to citizen complaints concerning engineering problems.
- Perform complex engineering calculations.
- Perform field inspections of various engineering projects.
- Supervise and perform field survey work.
- Analyze materials and design data submitted to the City.
- Check and analyze Environmental Impact Reports.
- Provide engineering data and cost estimates for the City budget.
- Check private building plans for compliance with City building codes and ordinances.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of:

- Principles and practices of engineering as applied to public works or structural engineering.
- Methods, materials, and techniques used in the construction of public works and utilities projects.
- Modern developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding engineering.

Ability to:

- Make complex engineering computations and to check, design, and prepare engineering plans, studies, profiles, and maps.
- Use and care for drafting and surveying instruments.

Experience and Education:


A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major in an engineering discipline related to the area of assignment.

- OR -

Possession of an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certificate.

All education requirements must be verifiable from records of satisfactory completion of courses. All EIT certificates must be verifiable.


Proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts anddegrees or an Enigineering-In-Training (EIT) certificate should be submitted with your application and will be required at the time of appointment. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable.

An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. Evaluation of education records will be due at time of appointment.


Employees must successfully complete twelve (12) months of probation at a satisfactory performance level prior to gaining permanent status.
Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the governmentjobs.com applicant inbox.

1. Application: (Pass/Fail) - All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application by the final filing deadline ;

  • Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.
  • Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified:
    • If applicants do not list current and/or past job-related experience in the duties area of the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).
    • If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.
  • Proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees should be submitted online with your application. Proof of education will be required at time of appointment.
  • Proof of certification and/or license should be submitted online with your application. Proof of certification and/or license will be required at time of appointment.
  • Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position.
  • If you're requesting Veteran's credit, a copy of your DD214 must be submitted online with your application or sent to the Employment Office by email/fax or mailed by the final filing deadline. Information regarding the use of Veteran's credit can be found in the Civil Service Board rules under rule 4.9C.
  • Applicants are responsible for attaching a copy of their DD214 to each position for which they apply.

2. Screening Committee: (Pass/Fail)- Human Resources will evaluate employment applications for the minimum qualifications stated on the job announcement.

3. Online Exam: (Weighted 100%) - Qualified candidates will receive a notification via email when the examination is available. Candidates will have approximately 7 calendar days from the date of notification to complete the online examination. Only one attempt will be permitted. The online examination will be job related and may include, but not limited to, the knowledge and abilities as outlined above. Candidates who PASS the online exam MAY be invited to take a confirmatory exam at the hiring departments discretion.

4. Eligibility: Candidates who pass the online examination will be placed on the eligible list. The hiring department may contact candidates for interview at any time during the life of the one-year list.

5. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan/fingerprinting; and provide proof of receiving a complete COVID-19 vaccination. If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.

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