|Assistant Structural Engineer|
|Under immediate supervision, performs entry-level structural engineering work in the design of steel, wood and reinforced concrete structures. May supervise sub-professional personnel. |
|Graduation from a four-year accredited college or university majoring in chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, sanitary, or structural engineering. An applicant who can demonstrate the likelihood of receiving the required degree by the qualification deadline may be admitted to the examination process. Candidates so admitted, who are successful in the examination process, may not be appointed until evidence is provided that the requirements were fulfilled by the qualification deadline. 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 qualification deadline. |
|The examination will consist of a written test weighted 100%. 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 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. The eligible list has a duration of one year. Appointment is subject to successfully passing a physical examination, drug test, and criminal history background investigation. |