Company:      City of Austin
Location :      Austin , Texas
Post Date:      Oct 04,2019

Job Type:      Full Time

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Job Description

Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job.
  • Experience may substitute for education up to four (4) years.

Licenses or Certifications:

Notes to Applicants

The Engineering Associate A will work with a Professional Engineer to assist with traffic engineering investigations and customer service requests in the Traffic Engineering Division, Austin Transportation Department. The preferred candidate should demonstrate knowledge in traffic engineering fundamentals, skill in oral and written communication, and ability to make decisions in conformance with established practices and to work with the general public.

Regarding your Application:
A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Please list your complete employment history (to include all job duties responsibilities and employment dates) on your online application. The application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered (e.g., “see resume” or “see Linked In Profile”). Resumes will not be used to qualify for the position and will not be used to recommend salary.

This position may require a skills assessment.

Close Job Posting:
Department may close the job posting at any time after 7 days.

90 Day Provision for Additional Vacancy: This posting may be used to fill other vacancies in other sections within the Division. Decisions on assigned section will be made at the time of hire based on business needs.

Office Location Notes: Office location is subject to change based on department needs and programs.

Criminal History Background Check:
The top candidate will be subject to a minimum 10 year criminal background check and security threat assessment.

Pay Range

$21.48 – $27.33

    Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Hours may vary depending on departmental needs and initiatives.

Job Close Date

Type of Posting

Austin Transportation


Grant Funded or Pooled Position
Not Applicable


901 S. Mopac Expressway, 78746/8900 Cameron Road, 78754

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of traffic engineering and using TMUTCD guidelines.
  • Knowledge of modern methods, materials, and techniques of assigned discipline.
  • Knowledge of applicability of established engineering principles and methods.
  • Knowledge of various phases of the plans review and inspections processes.
  • Knowledge of various computer software programs.
  • Skill in oral and written technical and/or general communication.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with other City of Austin employees and the public.
  • Experience in working with the community and neighborhoods, attend neighborhood meetings, and assist in resolving or interpreting traffic engineering city, state and federal guidelines.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Performs routine computerized software drafting programs, ink, or pencil drafting of drawings and maps.
  • Develop, analyze, and generate technical reports by preparing a variety of reports, correspondence and official documents.
  • Research, investigate, and respond to appropriate agency by meeting with other city of Austin departments, external agencies, and those affected by project(s).
  • Inspect and monitor projects for legal compliance by reviewing work completed by contractors and monitoring compliance to specifications.
  • Assists in the preparation of preliminary, periodic and final estimates of quantities, materials, equipment, labor and facilities for the preparation of budgets, programs, schedules, partial and final contract payments and other purposes for various projects.
  • Perform inventory control and procurement duties Develops plans, designs, specification, and instructions for the installation, operation and maintenance of traffic signals, signing, lighting, pavement markings, and design standards
  • Perform equipment evaluations of assigned programs and or projects to ensure equipment meets industry and City of Austin standards by reviewing, analyzing, and providing changes or recommendations for improvement for equipment.
  • Conducts field inspections of work done by contractors to ensure compliance with plans and specifications. Drafts and recommends approval of contract change orders and payments.
  • Performs statistical analysis to ensure specifications are within guidelines.

  • Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • None.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Knowledge of engineering principles and practices.
    • Knowledge of complex mathematical calculations.
    • Knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines: Civil, Environmental, Structural, Architectural, Mechanical and/or Electrical engineering terminology and techniques.
    • Knowledge of City of Austin purchasing and contract policies and procedures
    • Knowledge of leadership roles and responsibilities
    • Knowledge of construction, utility or other assigned disciplinary practices and techniques
    • Knowledge of various phases of the plans review and inspections processes.
    • Knowledge of various computer software programs
    • Knowledge of preparation of cost estimates
    • Skill in oral and written technical and/or general communication
    • Ability to perform more complex engineering computations, calculus, geometry, and trigonometry, rapidly and accurately.
    • Ability to Read and update quarter-section maps.
    • Ability to Read and comprehend specifications, plans, and shop drawings.
    • Ability to Interpret and make decisions in conformance within established policies and practices.
    • Ability to communicate and provide direction to peers and assigned personnel

    Criminal Background Investigation
    This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation


    City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

    Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within
    the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

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