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THE POSITION - General Description
This is an entry, first working, and journey level of professional engineering work within the Public Utilities Commission.
A Utilities Engineer in the Safety and Enforcement Division of the Public Utilities Commission works on either rail crossings or rail transit safety. Engineers inspect and evaluate highway-rail crossings and rail transit systems for compliance; conduct safety oversight by performing diagnostic reviews of crossings, auditing safety practices of transit agencies, and investigating complaints and accidents; and/or develop safety recommendations and regulations involving the design, construction, operation and maintenance of highway-rail crossings and rail transit systems. In addition, an engineer may prepare formal decisions and resolutions, write investigation reports, evaluate complex plans and documents of rail systems, research rail safety and new technology, analyze rail accident data, testify in formal proceedings before the Commission involving the safety of highway-rail crossings and rail transit systems, and does other job-related work as required.
A Utilities Engineer in the Public Advocates Office, Energy Division, Communications Division, and Water Division of the Public Utilities Commission, assist in matters relating to gas, electric, communications, hydraulic and sewer system utilities; assist in studies of utility tariff; make file inspections of small utilities or segments of large utilities to determine compliance with Commission standards and regulations; recommend replacement, modification, or addition of utility facilities for adequacy of service; design rate schedules; make rate base calculations, and does other job-related work as required.
Positions are located in San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles. Travel is required for some positions.
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|REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMITTANCE TO THE EXAMINATION
All applicants must meet the education and/or experience requirements for this examination by the final filing date established by the testing office.
Qualifying experience may be combined on a proportionate basis if the requirements stated below include more than one pattern and are distinguished as "Either" I, "or" II, "or" III, etc. For example, candidates possessing qualifying
experience amounting to 50% of the required time in Pattern I, and additional experience amounting to 50% of the required time in Pattern II, may be admitted to an examination as meeting 100% of the overall experience requirement.
Equivalent to graduation from an engineering curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (Internet site ). (Registration as a Senior in such a curriculum will admit an applicant to the examination, but he/she must produce evidence of graduation before he/she will be considered eligible for appointment.) (A degree in Engineering Technology does not meet this requirement.)
Possession of equivalent qualifications may be demonstrated by graduation from an engineering curriculum which includes the basic engineering courses normally covered in the standard four-year engineering curriculum and possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training certificate.
Graduation with a Master's Degree in Engineering from a college or university that has an engineering baccalaureate degree program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. (Registration in such a curriculum will admit an application to the examination but he/she must produce evidence of graduation before he/she will be considered eligible for appointment.)
This examination will consist of a written exam (weighted 100%). In order to obtain a position on the eligible list, a minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the examination. Candidates who do not appear for their scheduled exam will be withdrawn from the examination process.
The PUC reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.
WRITTEN TEST DATE - San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles
The written test will be scheduled on the 3rd Monday of January, March, May, July, September, and November. If the 3rd Monday falls on a holiday, the written test will be scheduled on the following business day. In order to be scheduled for the examination, your application must be received 2 weeks (14 calendar days) prior to the examination date.