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$35.07 – $43.73 hourly

City of Torrance

Last Updated: 11/04/20

Job Description

The City of Torrance is seeking an Assistant Engineer for the Community Development Department's Engineering Division!

The Department
The Community Development Department oversees and initiates plans for: economic growth; commercial, industrial, and residential development and re-development; zoning; code enforcement; permitting; and building inspections. The Engineering Division provides plan checking, permitting and inspection services for construction work proposed in the public right of way to ensure high quality public improvements (specifically non-capital improvement related work). The Engineering Division is supported by our GIS team, which provides infrastructure information, aerial imagery, geographic information, and geospatial analysis.

The Position
The Assistant Engineer will perform plan check activities of sewer, water, storm drain, temporary traffic control, and street and alley improvement plans. In addition, the Assistant Engineer will review and/or prepare legal descriptions, encroachment agreements, franchise agreements; and assist customers at the permit counter as needed.

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Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience that would have provided the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:

Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering and one to two years of professional engineering office experience; OR possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training certificate and four years of responsible engineering experience.

(Experience or training in CAD applications for computers is desired.)

License and/or Certificates
Must possess and maintain an appropriate, valid California State driver license.

A valid certificate of registration issued by the California State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers is desirable.

Ideal Candidate
In addition to the above requirements, the most successful candidate will possess the following:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite and AutoCAD;
  • Familiarity with Accela Permitting software;
  • Strong organizational skills and self-motivation;
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with management, staff, the public, contractors, utility companies, and public agencies; and
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.


Interested candidates must submit an online application and supplemental questionnaire at www.TorranceCA.Gov/Jobs. The application filing period opens Friday, October 16, 2020 and closes Friday, October 30, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Only those candidates who best meet the City and Department's needs will be invited to participate in the examination process, which will consist of the following components:

Oral Exam: 100% (Tentatively scheduled on November 18, 2020.)


Visit www.TorranceCA.Gov to find out more information about our Community.

Applicants with disabilities who require special testing arrangements must contact Human Resources. If you have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact us at [Register to View] no later than five (5) business days before the test date. For further information, click here.

As a condition of employment, candidates must pass a background check and a pre-employment medical examination.

The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract, and any provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.

Company Details

City of Torrance

Torrance, California, United States

Torrance is a coastal U.S. city in the South Bay (southwestern) region of Los Angeles County, California, in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Torrance has 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of beaches on the Pacific Ocean. Torrance has a moderate year-round climate, with warm temperatures, daily sea breezes, low humidity, and an average rainfall of 12.55 inches per y...