On Campus Interview (OCI) - In-Person: City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Engineering

Title: Civil Engineering Associate


A Civil Engineering Associate performs professional civil engineering work in researching, checking, computing, conducting field work needed, and working with consultants in the preparation of plans, designs, details, specifications, cost estimates, environmental documentation, and various reports for the construction, maintenance, and operation of a wide variety of civil engineering projects; processes private development plans and development actions; issues engineering permits to the public; and does related work.


  1. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering from an accredited college or university , which includes at least 24 semester units or 36 quarter units of core courses in civil engineering; or
  2. Certification as an Engineer-In-Training recognized by the State of California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists; or
  3. Registration as a Professional Engineer with the State of California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.


  1. Applicants who are within nine months of graduation from an accredited college or university may apply. However, you cannot be appointed until you have completed all your course work including the 24 semester units or 36 quarter units described in Requirement No. 1.
  2. An application and a Supplemental Form must be completed. Applications and Supplemental Forms will be available through the recruiters.
  3. Candidates filing under Requirement No. 2 or No. 3 must list their Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification number or their Professional Engineer (PE) registration number on the Supplemental Form, question # 1. At the time of appointment, candidates must submit to the department which appoints them, verification of their EIT certification or PE license.
  4. Appointments will be made to temporary training positions in accordance with Section 5.30 of the Rules of the Board of Civil Service Commissioners for a maximum duration of three years. In order to successfully complete the temporary training period, new appointees must obtain their Engineer-In-Training (EIT) Certificate within three years. New appointees who do not successfully complete the temporary training period will be terminated from the class.
  5. Some positions may require a valid California driver’s license. Candidates may not be eligible for appointment to these positions if their record within the last 36 months reflects three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents, or a conviction of a major moving violation (such as DUI).
  6. Please note that qualifying education must be from a college or university accredited by a City of Los Angeles recognized agency. A list of approved accrediting agencies can be found at http://per.lacity.org/Accredited%20Institutions%2008-21-08.pdf.
  7. Candidates completing the exam process will be contacted by the Personnel Department to provide required proof of qualifying degree.