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Under general direction, a Senior Utilities Engineer (Specialist) serves as a high-level specialist performing very complex engineering duties requiring specialized knowledge and abilities pertaining to public utilities and transportation regulation; and does other job-related work.

The exam covers positions located in Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Francisco, CA.

All applicants must meet the education and/or experience requirements for this examination by the cut off 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.

Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.


Either I

One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties equivalent to those of an associate level engineer or Utilities Engineer, Range D.

Experience: Five years of professional engineering experience with a gas, electric, telecommunications, water, sewer, steam, or pipeline utility, railroad, or transportation company; or with an industry or firm involving familiarity with the operation of a public utility or a transportation system; or with a transportation or public utility regulatory agency. At least two years of this experience shall have involved independent responsibility for a wide variety of technical engineering investigations and reports equivalent in responsibility to that of an associate level engineer.

NOTE: Professional engineering experience is defined as actual work experience gained after graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in an engineering curriculum.

This examination will consist of a Training and Experience Assessment weighted 100%. To obtain a position on the eligible list, a minimum rating of 70.00% must be attained in the Assessment.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be sent an e-mail with a link to a Training and Experience Assessment Questionnaire, which is designed to identify a range of information regarding each candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities and experience to effectively perform the duties required in the classification.

Candidates must complete and return the questionnaire to a designated email address by the date specified in the notice in order to be rated. Candidates failing to return the questionnaire by the specified date shall be eliminated from the rating process.

The PUC reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.

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