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Job Specification



 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.


 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 
 remedial action.

 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 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.

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:
Local or
Class of

This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.