Assistant Engineer

City of Riverside

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The City of Riverside is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Engineer to fill one (1) vacancy in the Traffic Engineering Division of the Public Works Department.  The eligibility list established may be used to fill the current and/or upcoming vacancies within this classification for up to six (6) months.

The Assistant Engineer in the Traffic Engineering Division will prepare and review traffic signal and signing and striping plans & material submittals, design projects to enhance bicycle and pedestrian safety, prepare and maintain traffic signal coordination timing, review Traffic Impact Analyses for new developments, review temporary traffic control for special events, and work closely with residents to manage neighborhood traffic requests.

General Position Overview:
The Assistant Engineer, under general supervision, will perform supervisory and/or professional municipal engineering work in the design, investigation and construction of public works improvement projects; and do related work as required. As incumbents progress through this job series, projects become considerably more technically demanding and may involve direct supervisory responsibilities and duties.


When assigned to other divisions, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Performs studies of technical, environmental, and economic feasibility, engineering field studies, and related studies pertaining to proposed and existing municipal facilities.
  • Prepares contracts and specifications for engineering and construction services.
  • Plans and performs their own work and completes special projects requiring engineering and technical ability as assigned.
  • Provides background information and documentation for management consideration on various projects.
  • Makes sound decisions on minor problems related to the work being performed based on established guidelines and principles and supervisor guidance.


Education and Experience: 
A Bachelor's degree in civil or mechanical engineering from an accredited college or university, or a Bachelor's degree in a closely related area from an accredited college or university and one year of experience performing professional engineering work. 
Highly Desired Qualifications:
  • Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Possession of an Engineer-In-Training Certificate.
  • Experience using Synchro software.
  • One year of experience in the review and/or preparation of Traffic Impact Studies.
Necessary Special Requirement 
Possession of an appropriate, valid class "C" California Motor Vehicle Operator's License.


The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process. This process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Those who successfully complete the selection process will be placed on the eligibility list for this classification. 

If you are selected to move forward in the assessment process, you may be required to self-schedule your appointment.  You will be notified via email of your status and provided with self-scheduling instructions.  Please check your email regularly following the closing date of this recruitment.
It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human Resources Department in writing to request such accommodation prior to the closing date of this recruitment. 
Appointment may be subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment background investigation, drug screen, and/or medical/physical examination.
NOTE:  The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards.  Candidates may reapply when there is a posting to establish an eligibility list. 
Proof of education listed in your application will be requested at the time of conditional offer. Acceptable documentation consists of transcripts or degree, if applicable, by the accredited U.S. college or university.
Education obtained outside the United States (US) require one of the following options:
  1. An equivalency statement from an evaluation company certified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) at or the Association of International Credential Evaluators Inc. (AICE) at
  2. An advanced-level degree from an accredited US college or university.
All applicants will be notified via e-mail or telephone of their application status and the assessment dates/times/locations after the closing date of this announcement.