|Assistant Civil Engineer|
|Under immediate supervision, performs entry-level civil engineering work in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of water reclamation plants and sewers. May supervise sub-professional personnel. |
|The following promotional requirements must be completed by the anticipation deadline. Possession of a bachelor's degree in an appropriate academic specialty. Civil service status as an Engineer Trainee; or one year of service with the District as a Treatment Plant Operator I or Engineering Technician IV and civil service status as a Treatment Plant Operator I or Engineering Technician IV. An appropriate academic speciality is interpreted to mean a degree in chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, sanitary, or structural engineering from a four-year accredited college or university. A four-year accredited college or university is interpreted to mean accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Foreign-educated applicants must produce a satisfactory assessment of their academic qualifications by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). The NCEES assessment and any additional coursework used to correct deficiencies must be completed by the anticipation deadline. |
|The examination will consist of a written test weighted 90%, an efficiency rating weighted 5% and a seniority rating weighted 5%. The minimum passing score on the written test will be 70% unless determined otherwise by the Director of Human Resources. Candidates must achieve a passing score on each test to be eligible to compete in each subsequent test and to have their names placed on the eligible list.
The written test will assess candidates' knowledge, skill and ability in areas such as principles and practices of civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical and structural engineering criteria including engineering economics and their application to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of sewage treatment plant facilities, sewer collection systems and flood control systems; scientific design criteria for wastewater treatment, including biological, physical, bacteriological, microbiological and chemical considerations; structural design principles; hydrology and hydraulics; computerized control systems; technical application of mechanics, thermodynamics and related engineering sciences to problems of heating, ventilating and plumbing; understanding and interpreting detailed engineering designs and specifications; application of engineering formulas to routine mathematical equations; use of computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets and databases; and written communication.
|All applicants will be advised in writing if they have been admitted to the examination process. Applicants who do not receive a response to their application by March 15, 2013 should contact the Employment Service Office at (312) 751-5100.
The written test will be administered on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, 3857 West 111th Street, Chicago, IL.
Candidates should report at 9:00 a.m. with the approved admission letter and a driver's license or other form of photo identification. Candidates may bring a quiet, cordless calculator for use during the test. Calculators with a typewriter keypad (QWERTY format) and calculators with wireless capability are not permitted. In addition, no books, study guides, cell phones, PDAs, laptops or other aids will be allowed.
|Appointments will be made from an eligible list with three categories: A (Exceptionally Well Qualified), B (Well Qualified) and C (Qualified). Candidates in the highest category will be given first consideration for appointment. This examination is also being given on an Original Entrance basis. In instances where both Original Entrance and Promotional eligible lists result from an examination process, it is the District's practice to appoint only from the Promotional eligible list until all names from that list have been considered. The eligible list has a duration of one year. |