Materials Testing Engineering Associate I

Emergency Appt | Location: Civic Center

Annual Salary

$88,385.04 - $109,828.80

contact information

Lindsey Moore

job description


The Standards Division/General Services Department is accepting applications for two (2) Full-time Emergency Appointment  Materials Testing Engineering Associate I positions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Specific tasks to be performed by these positions may include, but are not limited to, the following

  • Performs field observation of excavation for foundations, trenches, grading and demolition. Monitors the placement of earth fill for foundations, trenches grading and structure support. Serves as initial consultant for soil issues/problems encountered in the field.
  • Performs field investigations to address problems on the jobsite.
  • Performs quality assurance testing of asphalt pavements and soil compaction. Can perform both the nuclear and sand cone method to determine in place asphalt pavement and soil density. Samples cores, soil or construction materials from the jobsite or directly from supplier. Performs various pavement and soil tests at field laboratories and other required testing services.
  • Prepares test reports and daily activity reports for all construction activities that were monitored.
  • Serves as liaison person for Standards Testing Laboratories.
  • Supervises and trains Materials Testing Technicians performing basic construction monitoring.


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, geology, or a closely related field; or
  • Possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certificate recognized by the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.


Work Schedule and Assignments:

These positions are based at the Standards Division testing facilities near Elysian Park. Field work will be performed for Public Works, Airports, Harbor projects and the City’s Pavement Preservation Program. Employees may be assigned other duties or work projects depending on the City’s needs or for training purposes. Incumbents must be able to drive small trucks with equipment and materials to and from the work sites, and may be required to work outdoor in inclement weather conditions.

5/40 Schedule. Overtime and night work may be required. Holidays and weekend work may be required.

*  Work schedule may be Tuesday to Saturday

Salary: The current salary range is $88,385.04 - $109,828.8

How to apply

Selection Process: All interested candidates must complete a City employment application.  Optional materials may include a resume and cover letter.

An application review will be utilized to determine the most qualified candidates.  Interviews may be held at a later date.

Deadline to submit applications is 4PM February 16, 2023 or until sufficient amount of  applications are received. 

Email to

Subject line: Emergency Appointment Materials Testing Engineering Associate I

The selected candidates may be subject to a physical exam by the City’s Medical Services as well a background review, including fingerprints.

In accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, candidates must meet the minimum requirement of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an exemption and report their vaccination status prior to being hired by the hiring City department. The ordinance is available at