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Transportation Engineer (Civil) (JC-391474)

By September 12, 2023


Position located in San Diego, San Diego County

Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment. This is part of a Mass Hire effort.

Transportation Engineers (Civil) (TE) perform engineering duties throughout District 11 (District) in a Project Development Division and/or Construction. Project Development Divisions include Traffic Operations, Maintenance Engineering, Design, Environmental, Engineering, Planning and Program/Project Management. Based on annual workload, delivery commitments, and the TE Rotation Program. The incumbent may be assigned by the District to a variety of positions in an office or field environment. When working in Project Development, incumbent will be under the direct supervision of a Branch Chief, a Senior Transportation Engineer. When working in Construction, incumbent will be under the direct supervision of an Area Construction Engineer, a Senior Transportation Engineer, in a field environment. In either environment, the incumbent performs various transportation engineering tasks of average difficulty accomplished through understanding and applying Caltrans standards, manuals, guidelines, policies, directives, and computer software applications. Travel is required. The incumbent is required to have a current driver’s license when operating a State-owned or leased vehicle.

The incumbent is subject to the mandatory TE Rotation Program, which is required for all permanent, full-time TE employees hired by Caltrans districts after June 22, 2018. The program provides opportunities for employees and Caltrans to benefit through a standardized process that systematically engages newly hired engineers. Participants will develop well-rounded project delivery knowledge, skills, and abilities by rotating through diverse project delivery functional units. The program includes mandatory 12-month core assignments in Project Development and Construction Divisions, as well as a mandatory 6-month elective assignment in the Program/Project Management, Environmental, Engineering, Traffic Operations, or other Project Development Divisions. Each rotation assignment will be based on workload needs and individual employee goals. The entire program duration lasts anywhere from 24 to 33 months. Assignments may involve long term travel and can be located throughout the state.

Candidates are required to review the Minimum Qualifications (MQs) for this classification. If you meet MQs under Pattern II and require the TE Civil in-person written hurdle exam, DO NOT TAKE the TE Civil online exam prior to passing the written hurdle. Candidates who take the TE Civil online exam prior to passing the written hurdle may negatively impact their hiring eligibility. Please contact the exam unit at askexams@dot.ca.gov for additional information prior to taking the online examination.

For clarification on the education requirement of the minimum qualifications, please reach out to the Human Resources Contact prior to taking the online Training and Experience Evaluation.  For a list of ABET accredited schools, please refer to this link: Find Programs | ABET.

Eligibility for hire may be determined by your score on the Transportation Engineer (Civil) Exam. For those who do not have current eligibility (e.g. transfer, permissive reinstatement or voluntary demotions) and/or who will be new to state civil services employment, you must be on the state examination list to be eligible for these positions. The Transportation Engineer (Civil) Exam is located here: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=0TR41

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

To apply for this job please visit www.calcareers.ca.gov.

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