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Engineering Assistant

Posting Begin Date: 2024/05/21
Posting End Date: 2024/06/17
Category: Community Develop
Sub Category: Planning and Development
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 24.92
Maximum Salary: 32.40
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Human Resource Office (HRO)
State Personnel Branch
4794 General Manning Avenue, Building 442
Boise, Idaho 83705-8112
Telephone: (208) 801-4273/4276


Registers established from this announcement may remain valid up to one year to fill vacancies within the same classification.

                      ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:              24-49-MW

                      AREA OF CONSIDERATION:                Open to all applicants (Military membership is not a condition of employment)

                      POSITION TITLE:                                     Engineering Assistant

                      PAY GRADE:                                                NGA-8

                      POSITION CONTROL NUMBER:         5102

                     CLASS CODE:                                               20274

                     SALARY RANGE:                                          $24.92 to $32.40 hourly ($51,830 to $67,384 annually) - Starting pay is typically at Step 1, $24.92 ($51,830 annually)

                     FLSA CODE:                                                   Covered   

                     DUTY LOCATION:                                         Idaho Military Division, Idaho National Guard, Base Civil Engineering Squadron (BCE), 124 CES, Boise, Idaho, Gowen Field - not remote 

                     TYPE OF POSITION:                                 Military Nonclassified; Army or Air; Enlisted; Military Waived if selected under Ann# 24-49-MW; Limited Service Appointment (This position is under a cooperative agreement or grant funded)

                     COMPATIBLE MILITARY FIELD:           Not Applicable

The HRO State Personnel Branch will not forward non-qualifying or incomplete application packets for consideration – ensure to attach all required information as specified below. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE APPLYING.

Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

State of Idaho Employees: When searching for a new career within the state, browse and apply through Luma Opportunities. Applying through the State External Career website will cause duplicate profiles and will slow the processing of your application for a new job. Internal candidates should always use Luma Opportunities.


  • Military Division Mandatory Questions – Attachment of your individual responses to mandatory questions for all applicants
  • Qualifications - Attachment of your individual responses to each of the Mandatory Requirements and each Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) specified in this announcement under QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS. Attach document/pdf to your application with all your responses. This is required to assess you meet all requirements for consideration. If not provided, your application will be considered INCOMPLETE.
  • Documentation identified as a Mandatory Requirement – When required, attach copies of educational diplomas, transcripts, or training certificates; or professional licenses, certifications or registrations.
  • Optional: Attach a resume and/or other supplemental documentation to support your qualifications.


  • (1) Except for minor traffic offenses, have you ever entered a plea of guilty, no contest, or had a withheld judgment to a felony offense?
    If YES please explain on a separate paper and attach it to your application.

  • (2) Do you certify that I am a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or a Foreign National with authorization to work in the United States

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must attach to their application individual responses addressing each requirement separately.

Mandatory Requirements (conditions of employment) Provide the requested information, address your willingness and ability to meet the applicable condition and/or how you meet the requirement.

Provide your individual responses in an attachment to your application addressing each requirement (1-3) separately.

(1) Must be an enlisted member of the Idaho National Guard. Provide your military grade, job title, MOS/AFSC and unit of assignment. If willing to enlist/join, please indicate your willingness and ability to enlist. If you are enlisted in another state National Guard, indicate your willingness to complete ITS. Military membership will be waived if selected; please indicate your request for a waiver.

(2) Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted state issued driver’s license (from any state) and meet qualifications for a military driver’s license. Provide your driver’s license number, issuing state, license expiration date, and the full name specified on the license. (Do not provide a copy of your driver’s license.)

(3) Must have, or be eligible to obtain, and maintain a favorable T3 (SECRET) Federal Background Investigation. If a selected candidate does not have a current favorable T3, as a condition of employment he/she must submit to the investigation process immediately upon hire/appointment. (At a minimum, a favorable suitability determination by the State Security Manager is required prior to appointment into this position.) 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Applicants must have 18-months of specialized experience performing related to the duties as specified below.
In your detailed, individualized responses describe your civilian and military education, training, and work experience as it relates to each KSA that demonstrated your related experience. KSA responses assist in verifying your qualifications and determining the best-qualified applicants.

Provide your individual responses in an attachment to your application addressing each requirement (1-5) separately.

(1) Skill to proficiently use computer programs or software related to Real Property, accounting and work order processing, building/facility maintenance and/or cost estimation. Identify programs/software used, your specific role/responsibility and processes used. 

(2) Knowledge of the methods and techniques of construction engineering and the ability to interpret, select, adapt and apply many guideline, principles and practices which relate to construction engineering. 

(3) Knowledge of tests on soils, asphalt, concrete, and other engineering materials necessary for the design and evaluation of buildings, roads, runways, etcetera. 

(4) Ability to effectively communicate both in writing and orally with architects, engineers, local and state officials and personnel from National Guard Bureau. 

(5) Ability to read, interpret and assist in making of sketches, drawings, diagrams and charts using a wide variety of precedents and technical guidelines using a Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) or other related software. 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Refer to the position description below.

a. Each person hired will be required to provide verification of eligibility to work in the United States and may be subject to a criminal background check.
b. Refer to the position description for the Mandatory Requirements for this position.
c. Military Nonclassified employees are required to comply with military standards and wear the appropriate uniform. (Not applicable to military waived civilian employees.)
d. Incumbent must be a current Enlisted Member of the Idaho National Guard. Loss of military membership or compatible military grade/status will result in loss of employment. (Not applicable to military waived civilian employees.)
e. The State of Idaho, Military Division is an Equal Opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, and disability or age (which does not interfere with job accomplishment or job eligibility based upon the position description Mandatory Requirements). Appropriate consideration shall be given to veterans in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

PERSONNEL MANAGER CERTIFICATION: The title, series, grade, duties and responsibilities are complete and accurate as written and a current or projected vacancy exists as advertised.

                                                                                 Gloria A. Duncan
                                                                                 Supervisory Human Resource Specialist
                                                                                 Military Division – State Personnel Branch

Applications accepted online only (State employees should apply after logging in to Luma). If you are unable to apply online, please contact the HRO office by phone 208-801-4273/4276 or email [email protected] or [email protected] to discuss alternative options.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Idaho Military Division.

By submitting your application, you are certifying all answers and statements are true and complete to the best of your knowledge. You understand that should an investigation disclose untruthful or misleading answers, your application may be rejected, name removed from consideration, or employment with the State terminated.


INTRODUCTION: This position is assigned to Base Civil Engineering (BCE), 124 Civil Engineer Squadron, Idaho Air National Guard (IDANG), functioning within the State of Idaho – Military Division. The primary purpose of this position is to perform nonprofessional technical work assistance in functions such as design, plans development, inspections, and material testing. Work requires the application of basic principles of engineering technology and related disciplines.


1. Design and Specification. Reads and interprets in-house, or Architectural and Engineering (A&E), blueprints and critical path constructability timelines for customers. Reviews project specifications pertaining to a variety of horizontal and vertical construction. Uses knowledge of the properties of a variety of materials such as soils, pavements, roofing, flooring, and paint, etc. Uses knowledge of the construction of integrated systems such as foundations, slabs, parking lots, roads, buildings, building openings, building envelops, heating systems, and cooling systems. Prepares layouts, assembly, and installation drawings of facilities and equipment from information found in sketches and design criteria guidance. Under the direction of the supervisor, evaluates project plans to determine quantity of materials to use, prepares detailed cost estimates, and constructability estimates. Assists with operating and maintaining the Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) program for floorplans, Geospatial Integration System (GIS) program for maps utilizing skill in Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe Acrobat DC or other related software. 

2. Contract Management. Prepares Scopes of Work (SOWs) and requests for proposals. Conducts pre-bid contractor walk-throughs, Site Visits, and Safety briefings. Coordinates with Contracting Officer (KO), the building managers, and contractors to ensure that services are performed meet the intent of the project’s scope. Actively works to prevent and manage construction claims with the KO and Contracting Officer Representative (COR). As directed, may be appointed as the COR for a specific contract. If appointed, incumbent ensures appropriate monitoring and engages with the contractor(s) to properly execute the approved contract, and attempts to prevent, monitor and mitigate any subsequent claim(s). 

3. Construction Inspection. Attends pre-construction and job progression meetings, as required. Performs construction inspection of facilities, roads, parking lots, etc. Interviews contractor personnel to assure labor and safety standards are maintained and files reports with the KO. Ensures contractor understands project requirements. Reports construction progress to KO or KOR as is applicable. Coordinates contractor and customer access to the construction site, and pre and post construction walk-throughs. Validates the completion of final punch-list items. Investigates warranty claims and reports findings to KO or COR for remediation. 

4. Project Management. Reviews programming and planning documents and cost estimates (Statements of Work, Performance Work Statements, Government Cost Estimates, and etcetera) as related to the construction of building structures, building materials and construction operations. 

5. Testing. Assists in performing tests on soils, asphalt, concrete, and other engineering materials necessary for the design and evaluation of buildings, roads, runways, and etcetera. Testing activities may require incumbent to assist in the operation of sensitive and complicated test equipment, to maintain schedules for calibration, and to collect and interpret validity of data. 

6. Quality Control. Assists with quality control to ensure materials and construction meets the contract requirements under the direction and oversight of the KO and/or COR. 

7. Performs other related duties and projects as necessary or assigned. 

    SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The incumbent works directly for an Engineer, Project Manager or Program Manager who provides assignments by outlining general requirements, furnishing instructions as to the scope of objective(s), time limitations, priorities, and similar aspects. The incumbent works independently and uses initiative in planning and executing work. Uses judgment in selecting and interpreting the design, drafting and other engineering standards and practices to specific assignments and tasks. Seeks consultation and assistance from the supervisor for significant deviations from guidelines, standard practices, and/or when distinctly new criteria or new techniques are involved. Work will be evaluated per given instructions, laws, directives, policies and industry standards.

    PERSONAL WORK CONTACTS: The incumbent has daily or frequent contact with trades personnel, building managers, military personnel, federal technicians and state employees of the Idaho Military Division/Idaho National Guard at all levels; representatives of local civilian utilities; private contractors; and representatives of other governmental entities. The incumbent maintains these contacts for project continuity, warranties, and maintenance/service.

    WORK CONDITIONS/ PHYSICAL EFFORT: Office work occurs in a controlled environment; however, the position requires the capacity for physical work. Considerable walking, bending, reaching, and standing may be required. It may require occasional lifting of light items such as office equipment, files or supplies up to 25 pounds. Field work involves moderate risks and discomfort such as hot and cold weather, working around equipment, dust, noise and related factors. Incumbent may be required to use protective clothing or equipment, such as hardhat, boots and goggles. Field work may require occasional lifting of items up to 50 pounds. Some travel, via all modes of transportation, may be required for work or training. Promotes a respectful work-place that complies with policies of the Adjutant General. Observes and ensures compliance with the Whistleblower Protection Program, EEO, security and workplace safety practices, policies and regulations at all times. Maintains a safe and drug/alcohol free workplace.

    FLSA Overtime Code: C (Covered; time and one-half) 
    EEOC: C04 ( Technical)
    WCC: 9410
    JUNE 2021

    • State Benefits:

      The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*


      The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

      The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

      Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

      *Benefits may not be applicable for temporary or seasonal positions.