Assistant Mechanical Engineer Level I/ii

County of Sacramento
Full Time, Permanent 45 per week $76,671 - $117,742 Per year CA 700 H St Suite 6750, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States Apply before 12/6/2024 5:00
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Salary Information

Level I - $6,389.25 - $7,045.25/Month

Level II - $7,685.58 - $9,811.83/Month


This is a limited continuous filing exam. Next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on: 
3/1/2024, 6/7/2024, 9/6/2024, 12/6/2024 (final)
Positions in this Assistant Mechanical Engineer series perform a variety of professional mechanical engineering work in connection with the design, construction and inspection of mechanical facilities and installations.

The Assistant Mechanical Engineer Level I is the trainee level in this series, designed for recruitment and training of persons who do not meet the minimum qualifications for the first working level (Level II).  Work is originally done under close supervision; as experience is gained, greater independence of action is exercised and less detailed supervision is received until the incumbent is functioning at the first working level and upon satisfactory completion thereof promote to Assistant Mechanical Engineer Level II. 

The Assistant Mechanical Engineer Level II is the first working level in this class series. Incumbents are expected to perform with greater independence than at Level I. 

Examples of Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of
  • Principles and practices of mechanical engineering as applied to design, construction, inspection, operation, maintenance, repair and improvement of Public Works type installations such as water supply systems, wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, public buildings
  • Computerized control systems and instrumentation
  • Applicable building codes and safety regulations
Abilities to
  • Design mechanical facilities and installations
  • Review plans and specifications
  • Estimate costs and perform cost analysis
  • Write technical reports and correspondence
  • Inspect mechanical installations and equipment
  • Maintain effective working relationships with fellow workers and the public
  • Assign and direct work of others

Employment Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications 

Assistant Mechanical Engineer (Level I)

Either: l. Graduation from a curriculum in Mechanical Engineering accredited by the Engineers Council for Professional Development

Or: 2. Possession of a valid certificate as an Engineer-in-Training issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.

Assistant Mechanical Engineer (Level II)

One year of mechanical engineering experience (experience equivalent to an Assistant Mechanical Engineer (Level I) in Sacramento County service meets this requirement); (a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering may be substituted for the required experience).

AND
Either: l. Graduation from a curriculum in Mechanical Engineering accredited by the Engineers Council for Professional Development.

Or: 2. Possession of a valid certificate as an Engineer-in-Training issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.

Note: If the word “experience” is referenced in the minimum qualifications, it means full-time paid experience unless the minimum qualification states that volunteer experience is acceptable.   Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.

Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click   or speak to someone in our office before the cut-off date listed in this notice. 

License Requirement: A valid California Driver’s License, Class C or higher, is required prior to appointment to all positions in this class series.

Certification requirements: Some positions in this class series require incumbents to complete one year of verifiable experience in the appropriate field, and one year thereafter, to obtain certification from a recognized state, national, or international association, as determined by the County.

Any person currently and continuously employed by the County as an inspector, plans examiner or building official, for not less than two years prior to January 1, 1996, is exempt from the certification requirements as outlined above.

In addition, persons appointed to this class might be required to complete a minimum of 45 hours of continuing education every three years. The County may determine appropriate providers of continuing education such as community colleges or organizations affiliated with code enforcement.

Note: Failure to maintain a valid California Driver’s License, Class C or higher and failure to meet the required certification requirements may constitute cause for termination from this class in accordance with Civil Service Rule 11.4.


Probationary Period

The probationary period for this classification is six (6) months.

Application and Testing Information

For more information, please review the and submit an Employment Exam Reasonable Accommodation                          
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