Port of Oakland

We the Port of Oakland invest our resources in quality facilities and services for our airport, real estate, and seaport tenants and customers, so that through their activities we create economic vitality, jobs and waterfront enjoyment for Oakland and the region while generating earnings to reinvest in our activities.

The Port of Oakland headquarters is located at 530 Water Street, Oakland, California 94607. The Port of Oakland occupies 19 miles of waterfront on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, with 665 acres devoted to maritime activities and another 3,000 acres devoted to aviation activities.

3 job(s) at Port of Oakland

Port of Oakland Oakland, California, United States
Jun 14, 2019
Full Time
*** All completed applications for this position must be submitted online no later than 5:00 pm, on the closing date of the recruitment.   PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED .  Please follow all submission instructions to ensure your application is complete.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of online applications, therefore, it is important for online applications to be completed fully.  Late applications will not be accepted beyond the closing time and date for any reason, including any technical issues, such as system, browser, or computer failures, etc. *** CLASS DEFINITION Under general supervision, a Port Assistant Engineer (Civil Work) performs tasks in field and office settings that require some experience in the application of civil engineering.  A Port Assistant Engineer may coordinate the work of engineers and technicians who assist in specific assignments and may assist in providing their technical training. Examples of Duties: Any one position may not include all the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all the duties which may be performed.  Incumbent may perform other related duties at the equivalent level. Performs routine to relatively complex duties in advance planning, preliminary and final design, right-of-way engineering, and construction engineering on a wide variety of assigned maritime, aviation, and other public works projects Acts as resident engineer on moderately large public works projects; acts as assistant engineer on complex public works projects. Makes field visits to project sites during the design phase to better guide design efforts. Prepares plans; participates in specification writing and makes quantity and cost estimates. Prepares legal property descriptions, agreements and resolutions. Prepares correspondence and reports of a less routine nature and when assigned to field duties; prepares the majority of the correspondence and all reports on assigned projects. Examines engineering plans, calculations, and specifications of routine public or private projects submitted by engineers, architects and others for general compliance with municipal regulatory codes, ordinances and engineering standards. Operates a computer to perform computer-aided design and computer-aided drafting, to prepare and check project budgets, cost estimates, and project schedules, and to communicate with other Port staff, consultants, and other agencies.   Minimum Qualifications: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE This position requires a Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited college with a major in civil engineering plus one year of professional engineering experience.   Must possess and provide a valid  State of California Engineer-In-Training Certificate (EIT). (Acceptable certification includes states which have reciprocity with California). KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES To perform the typical task and duties of the position successfully, the knowledge, skills and/or abilities listed below are required. Knowledge of: Civil engineering principles and practices in municipal engineering including hydraulics, streets, construction, structures, etc. Civil engineering materials and equipment. Civil engineering principles and practices and their application to Port public works projects. Design principles, strength of materials, and stress analysis required in planning Port public works construction projects. Construction principles, including survey, inspection, and engineering methods and materials, and surveying methods and techniques. Design and drafting methods and techniques, including computer aided drafting and design.   Ability to: Perform engineering design, planning and computations. Use calculators and available electronic computer equipment to solve engineering problems. Prepare accurate cost estimates and to make accurate engineering mathematical computations. Prepare accurate drafting plans. Analyze and evaluate design drawings and specifications. Write clear, concise, and accurate technical and non-technical reports, correspondence, memorandums, and specifications. Communicate effectively with those contacted in performing duties. Learn and apply established principles and practices of Port civil engineering. Exercise sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties and to work as a team. Work under deadlines and coordinate several concurrent assignments. Work with minimum supervision. Communicate both orally and in writing.   THE SELECTION PROCESS   Stage I:  Application, EIT Certificate, and Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Pass/Fail) - The first stage in the selection process will consist of an application, EIT certificate, and supplemental questionnaire appraisal review (pass/fail).  Applications submitted without an attached EIT certificate and completed supplemental questionnaire will not be given further consideration. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to the next stage.  Only the most suitably qualified candidates will be invited to Stage II .   Stage II: Assessment Examination (Weighted 100%) - The second stage of the selection process may consist of a combination of job-related situational project exercises and an oral panel interview designed to assess technical knowledge and any additional other KSAs.  Job-related situational project exercises may consist of written exercises, performance exercises or other situational exercises that would assess the KSAs.  The Assessment Examination is designed to test your overall aptitude for the position.   Candidates must achieve a scale score of 70 or more on this examination to be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration . The Port of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.   ADVISORIES   Immigration and Reform Control Act:   In compliance with the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, the Port of Oakland will only hire individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States.  Social Security card must be presented, and the name on it must match the name on the application.   Americans with Disabilities (ADA):   In compliance with State and Federal Laws, the Port of Oakland will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability.  The Port is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment.  Individuals invited to advance in the examination process will be provided the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.     The Port of Oakland is an Equal Opportunity Employer Additional Requirements: Individuals appointed will be required to maintain a valid Class C California Driver's License.  The license is to be maintained throughout employment with the Port of Oakland. Incumbents in this classification may be assigned either to the Airport or Harbor work location.  In order to comply with the security requirements of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for incumbents assigned to the airport and U.S. Customs for individuals who have unescorted access to secured areas of the harbor, each incumbent is required to successfully complete a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check, which will include a fingerprint-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and a Security Threat Assessment (STA), prior to being considered for this position.   In addition, the incumbent assigned to the airport may be required to complete and pass a U.S. Customs Airport Security Program Check (19CFR122.182).  This status must be maintained for the duration of employment at the Airport. Closing Date/Time: Fri. 07/12/19 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Port of Oakland Oakland, California, United States
Jun 14, 2019
Full Time
*** All completed applications for this position must be submitted online no later than 5:00 pm, on the closing date of the recruitment.   PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED .  Please follow all submission instructions to ensure your application is complete.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of online applications, therefore, it is important for online applications to be completed fully.  Late applications will not be accepted beyond the closing time and date for any reason, including any technical issues, such as system, browser, or computer failures, etc. *** CLASS DEFINITION Under general supervision, a Port Associate Engineer (Civil Work) performs with competence any engineering task assigned to him and supervises assigned subordinate engineers and technicians. The scope of the work includes definitive job knowledge and, also, an understanding of most of the department's operating policies. A Port Associate Engineer (Civil Work) resolves many technical problems independently; major technical problems may be discussed with a supervisor.  Performs related work as required. Examples of Duties: Any one position may not include all the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all the duties which may be performed. Incumbent may perform other related duties at the equivalent level. Participates and performs in advance planning, preliminary and final design, right of way engineering and construction engineering work on a variety of public works projects including those of a complex nature. Acts as "Engineer-in-Charge" of civil engineering design for Port projects; develops design procedures; interprets application of design criteria; coordinates designs with Electrical/Mechanical and Environmental staff; prepares project budgets, cost estimates, and project schedules; schedules work within time limits set by supervisors; makes difficult engineering computations. Participates and performs in the preparation of plans and specifications for public works projects including those of a complex nature. Performs field inspections to guide design efforts and to support projects currently in construction; evaluates site conditions; investigates complaints regarding existing conditions of all Port facilities. Operates computers to perform engineering and cost calculations and computer-aided designs and to prepare project schedules. Manages design of Port public works and facilities projects by Port staff and by consultants; participates in soliciting, evaluating, and selecting consultants; administers professional service agreements with a variety of engineering and other professional consultants. Examines plans, calculations, and specifications of complex projects submitted by engineers, architects, and others for compliance with municipal regulatory codes, Port and Engineering Division policies and standards, and with other planned Capital Improvement Projects. Coordinates technical permit and business needs aspects of the work with other Port departments involved with assigned projects and with other agencies having work in assigned project areas. Acts as resident engineer on large and complex maritime, aviation, and other public works construction projects:  oversees or administers construction contracts; coordinates capital improvement projects with contractors, utility companies, and other agencies; performs field inspections; checks plans and specifications for accuracy of design and completeness. Provides lead, technical direction and training to assigned personnel on construction sites; may conduct performance evaluations. Prepares correspondence and reports dealing with complex subjects; when assigned to field duties, prepares all correspondence and reports on assigned projects. Meets with citizen groups, tenants, and outside agencies on routine matters; may make presentations to outside agencies to help secure permits. Performs related work as required. Minimum Qualifications: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE This position requires a combination of education and experience reflecting possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. A typical combination would include graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering plus three years of progressively responsible engineering experience.  KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES To perform the typical task and duties of the position successfully, the knowledge, skills and/or abilities listed below are required. Knowledge of: Civil engineering principles and practices as applied to municipal, maritime and aviation civil engineering, including hydraulics, street design, railroads, pavements, runways and taxiways, earth fills and embankments, pile foundations, construction, structures, surveying and dredging. Methods and materials; methods of inspection and testing of materials used for public works projects, such as asphalt, concrete, etc. Principles and practices of engineering project management. Principles and practices of basic leadership and supervision.   Ability to: Perform computations as applied to civil engineering work. Interpret, prepare and utilize civil engineering plans, maps and specifications. Use calculators and available electronic computer equipment to solve engineering problems. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and in making public presentations. Operate and be understood on a two-way radio. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties and to work as a team.   THE SELECTION PROCESS   Stage I:  Application, PE Registration and Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Pass/Fail) - The first stage in the selection process will consist of an application, PE registration, and supplemental questionnaire appraisal review (pass/fail).  Applications submitted without an attached PE registration and completed supplemental questionnaire will not be given further consideration. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to the next stage.  Only the most suitably qualified candidates will be invited to Stage II .   Stage II: Assessment Examination (Weighted 100%) - The second stage of the selection process may consist of a combination of job-related situational project exercises and an oral panel interview designed to assess technical knowledge and any additional other KSAs.  Job-related situational project exercises may consist of written exercises, performance exercises or other situational exercises that would assess the KSAs.  The Assessment Examination is designed to test your overall aptitude for the position.   Candidates must achieve a scale score of 70 or more on this examination to be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration . The Port of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.   ADVISORIES   Immigration and Reform Control Act:   In compliance with the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, the Port of Oakland will only hire individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States.  Social Security card must be presented, and the name on it must match the name on the application.   Americans with Disabilities (ADA):   In compliance with State and Federal Laws, the Port of Oakland will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability.  The Port is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment.  Individuals invited to advance in the examination process will be provided the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.     The Port of Oakland is an Equal Opportunity Employer Additional Requirements: Must possess and provide a valid California certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) as a Civil Engineer. Individuals appointed will be required to maintain a valid Class C California Driver's License.  The license is to be maintained throughout employment with the Port of Oakland.  Incumbents in this classification may be assigned either to the Airport or Harbor work location.  In order to comply with the security requirements of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for incumbents assigned to the airport and U.S. Customs for individuals who have unescorted access to secured areas of the harbor, each incumbent is required to successfully complete a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check, which will include a fingerprint-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and a Security Threat Assessment (STA), prior to being considered for this position.     In addition, the incumbent assigned to the airport may be required to complete and pass a U.S. Customs Airport Security Program Check (19CFR122.182).  This status must be maintained for the duration of employment at the Airport.   In addition, incumbent is subject to call back in emergency situations or to ensure the continued operation of the Port. Closing Date/Time: Fri. 07/12/19 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Port of Oakland Oakland, California, United States
Jun 04, 2019
Full Time
*** All completed applications for this position must be submitted online no later than 5:00 pm, on the closing date of the recruitment.   PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED .  Please follow all submission instructions to ensure your application is complete.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of online applications, therefore, it is important for online applications to be completed fully.  Late applications will not be accepted beyond the closing time and date for any reason, including any technical issues, such as system, browser, or computer failures, etc. *** CLASS DEFINITION Under general direction, the Equipment Systems Superintendent plans, organizes and directs a variety of building and equipment systems related work, providing technical and administrative staff assistance. Responsibility includes occasional shift work, weekends, holidays, and on call availability as required by emergency situations or as required for coordination with ongoing Airport or Harbor operations. Performs other duties as assigned. Examples of Duties: Any one position may not include all the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all the duties which may be performed.  Incumbent may perform other related duties at the equivalent level. Plans, organizes, and directs through subordinate supervisors work in various programs and projects related to construction, operation, maintenance, repair and alteration of building systems and related improvements and equipment. Such systems may include: Heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, including pneumatic, electrical, electronic and complex, computer controlled HVAC systems, high or low pressure boilers, centrifugal and reciprocating pumps, refrigeration compressors, chilled water systems, heat exchangers, air conditioning units, cooling towers, fans, compressors, and associated equipment. Low voltage electric systems, including building lighting systems, motors, automatic door and gate operators, master clock systems, parking lot equipment, flight indicator devices, and emergency power generating equipment with related switchgear and power distribution equipment. Plumbing systems, including domestic and fire water systems, triturators, high pressure pumps, storm water pumps, sewage pumps, sewer lift stations, backflow preventers, irrigation systems and controllers, and associated equipment. Security systems, including passenger and luggage security systems, door alarm systems, lock systems and distribution of keys. Fire prevention and fire fighting equipment, including extinguishers, hydrants, hoses, standpipes, fire pumps, flow alarm systems, fire alarm systems, fire suppression systems (C02, Halon), fire sprinkler systems, and other related equipment. Specialized equipment, including baggage conveyors, baggage carousels, passenger loading bridges, motor generator systems to supply aircraft ground power, vacuum systems, and sound systems, including public address and paging. Sets up preventive maintenance systems to ensure routine inspection and service to the above items. Assists in the establishment of department policies , procedures, schedules, and methods for construction, maintenance, and repair of building and equipment systems. Initiates minor building system maintenance projects and makes recommendations for major building system maintenance and construction projects. Supervises and participates in the preparation of plans specifications, work orders, quantity estimates, cost estimates, sketches and diagrams for building system construction, maintenance, repair, and alteration activities. Supervises and participates in trouble shooting, diagnosing and correcting system malfunctions. Orders supplies, materials, tools, equipment and services, and controls the requisition of same in the unit. Supervises and participates in the preparation and maintenance of reports, work schedules, and records on work progress, expenditures, time, material, equipment use, and employee leave records. Recommends the purchase of equipment; assists in the development of equipment specifications; reviews specifications for specialized equipment such as chillers, air conditioning units, and passenger loading bridges; and makes recommendations regarding same. Coordinates unit activities with other Port divisions, departments, sections, and units and with outside agencies, tenants, and contractors. Inspects building systems to determine repair needs and recommend related maintenance and construction projects. Makes critical decisions to resolve emergency conditions, such as those resulting from power outages or from accident, fire, flooding, wind or earthquake. Inspects work in progress and upon completion for quality and conformance to instructions, specifications, codes, and standards; provides advice and assistance to subordinates. Evaluates maintenance and other services provided by Port employees or outside contractors. Responds to and resolves complaints and concerns from tenants, clients, the public, and other Port departments. Assists in the preparation of the department budget. Ensures that the work being performed and the condition of facilities and equipment adhere to all safety regulations; provides safety training to subordinate personnel. Monitors contractual maintenance services on special equipment, such as passenger loading bridges, elevators, and escalators. Monitors construction work performed by contractors or tenants. Minimum Qualifications: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE This position requires a combination of education and experience reflecting possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. A typical combination would include completion of high school supplemented by specialized courses in electrical or mechanical engineering, building system trades or related fields and three years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in the operation, maintenance, repair, and alteration work on a variety of building and equipment systems, such as steam heating plants, electrical, plumbing, refrigeration, and air conditioning equipment in modern multi storied buildings. Experience with passenger boarding bridges, baggage handling equipment, and 400 Hertz generating station and downstream equipment to furnish ground power to aircraft is desirable. KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES             Knowledge of: Standard practices, methods, tools, equipment, and materials used in construction trades to construct, operate, maintain, repair, and alter Port building and equipment systems. All types of building systems, including HVAC systems, plumbing systems, electrical systems, security systems, and specialized equipment. The work of utility construction trades, such as electrical, plumbing, heating, and air conditioning work. Principles governing the operation, repair, and maintenance of steam, electrical, plumbing, refrigeration, and air conditioning equipment. Water treatment methods for boilers, cooling towers, closed hot water heating, chilled water systems, and refrigerated brine systems. Theory and operation of automatic control equipment, including pneumatic, electrical, and electronic control systems, as well as computer control systems. Methods of estimating time, material, and equipment needs. Electrical, plumbing, mechanical, HVAC, fire, and Health Department codes and regulations. Occupational safety hazards, codes, and standard safety precautions necessary in the work, particularly regarding high pressure boilers and electrical systems. Principles of organization, administration, budget, and personnel management. Principles of planning, scheduling, reporting, and recordkeeping for preventive maintenance systems.  Ability to: Plan and organize the work of a staff of craft, skilled, and semi skilled workers. Prepare and develop plans, specifications, quantity estimates and cost estimates Order materials, supplies, equipment and services. Read, interpret, and work from plans, specifications, sketches, schedules, and written routines and procedures. Detect improper equipment operations or conditions and take appropriate corrective action. Detect and correct unsafe operating procedures and unsafe conditions in facilities. Communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing and to follow oral and written instructions. Select, supervise, train, and evaluate subordinates. Establish and maintain effective working relations with others. THE SELECTION PROCESS   Stage I: Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Pass/Fail)  - The first stage in the selection process will consist of an application and supplemental questionnaire appraisal review (pass/fail).  Applications submitted without the completed supplemental questionnaire will be deemed incomplete and not given further consideration. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to the next stage. Only the most suitably qualified candidates will be invited to Stage II.   Stage II: Assessment Examination (Weighted 100%)  - The second stage of the selection process may consist of a combination of job-related situational project exercises and an oral panel interview designed to assess technical knowledge and any additional other KSAs.  Job-related situational project exercises may consist of written exercises, performance exercises or other situational exercises that would assess the KSAs.  The Assessment Examination is designed to test your overall aptitude for the position.   Candidates must achieve a scale score of 70 or more on this examination to be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration . The Port of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.   ADVISORIES   Immigration and Reform Control Act:   In compliance with the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, the Port of Oakland will only hire individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States.  Social Security card must be presented, and the name on it must match the name on the application.   Americans with Disabilities (ADA):   In compliance with State and Federal Laws, the Port of Oakland will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability.  The Port is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment.  Individuals invited to advance in the examination process will be provided the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.     The Port of Oakland is an Equal Opportunity Employer Additional Requirements: Individuals appointed will be required to maintain a valid Class C California Driver's License.  The license is to be maintained throughout employment with the Port of Oakland.    This airport specific classification requires each incumbent to successfully complete a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check, which will include a fingerprint-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and a Security Threat Assessment (STA), prior to being considered for this position.  In addition, the incumbent in this position will be required to complete and pass a U.S. Customs Airport Security Program Check (19CFR122.182).  This status must be maintained for the duration of employment at the Airport. Closing Date/Time: Fri. 06/28/19 5:00 PM Pacific Time