CIVIL ENGINEER TRAINEE
Under direction, as a trainee and productive worker, performs
basic engineering and related work in a civil hydrographic,
hydraulic, materials, utilities, environmental, public works and/or
public health engineering program; does other related duties.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
purposes only. A particular position using this title may not
perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely,
all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
As trainee and productive worker:
Reviews and interprets plans and specifications.
Operates the transit and level.
Stakes final lines.
Locates and plots topographical features.
Performs engineering calculations.
Drafts construction plans, participates in preparing as-built
plans, and participates in preparing cost estimates of materials
for specific projects.
Checks and samples materials for laboratory tests; lays out
and conducts detailed inspections of excavating, embankment,
earthwork, concrete, sheet asphalt, curbs, pipes, guard rails,
culverts, inlets, utility holes, wells, and top-soiling.
Collects, computes, and analyzes hydrologic, hydraulic, and
other engineering data for water supply and/or flood control work.
Investigates dependable yield of surface and subsurface water
May participate in hydrologic analyses of drought, storm rainfall,
and flood runoff, and develops basic flood control data.
Performs hydraulic computations to design channel improvements;
performs the field and office engineering work involved in shore
protection, navigation channel and marina construction, and
management of riparian lands.
Conducts inspections and physical and chemical tests of all
materials and products used in the construction and maintenance
of highways and transportation facilities.
Performs the field and office work involved in measurement and
determination of quantities and costs of structures, facilities, or
studies of utility services, rates, and safety.
In local service, may learn to inspect and oversee construction
of bridges, buildings, dams, highways, and other public works
projects to ensure that procedures and materials comply with
plans and specifications.
In local service, may learn to inspect finished installations to
ensure conformity to plans and specifications.
In local service, may investigate complaints received regarding
public works construction activities and recommend appropriate
Prepares engineering and other reports.
Maintains records and files.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and information systems used by
the agency, office, or related units.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering.
NOTE: A Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology
(BSET) in a field related to civil engineering from an accredited
college having a curriculum approved by the Accreditation Board
of Engineering Technology (ABET) meets the above education
NOTE: Possession of a valid Professional Engineer's License
issued by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and
Land Surveyors may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree in
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in
New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the principles of civil engineering.
Knowledge of methods used to review and interpret engineering
plans and specifications.
Ability to apply basic civil engineering principles and techniques.
Ability to conduct field inspections and investigations.
Ability to perform engineering mathematical computations.
Ability to conduct field and laboratory tests.
Ability to prepare engineering reports.
Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications.
Ability to inspect materials, workmanship, and construction and
installation of various public works facilities when required in local
Ability to apply local ordinances, resolutions and codes relating
to public works to specific cases when required in local service.
Ability to observe prescribed inspection procedures.
Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office,
or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in
English sufficiently to perform duties of this position. American
Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable
forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without
reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be
made because it would cause the employer undue hardship,
such persons may not be eligible.
Appointees who complete the 12-month training period
successfully will be eligible for advancement under procedures
to an Assistant Engineer level title.
The inability to an employee in this title to attain a level of
performance warranting advancement to the Assistant Engineer
level shall be considered as cause for separation.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code(s) which
are different work week or work month and/or variants of the job class title:
This job specification is for state and local government use.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.