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Job Name Engineering Technician I
Department Public Works
Date September 21, 2016
Job Description


Summary: Performs a variety of complex professional engineering, drafting, inspection, and investigation work.

Supervision Received: Assistant Director of Public Works/Engineering

Supervision Exercised: Seasonal employees

Essential Job Functions:

1. Use CAD equipment and software to prepare comprehensive plans.
2. Plot easements, districts, legal descriptions, dedications, right-of-way changes, and annexations
3. Create charts, drawings, plans, profiles, cross-sections, maps and other graphic aids.
4. Assist in maintaining infrastructure records.
5. Review plats submitted to the city.
6. Assists in the basic design and final review of drawings for public works projects.
7. Prepares preliminary and final specifications and estimates; conducts investigations and makes reports on engineering project problems; prepares a variety of reports relating to various public works projects; gathers, interprets and prepares data for studies, reports, plans and specifications.
8. Confers with superiors, technicians, and other interested parties to become familiar with the scope of engineering assignments in order to recommend the best and most appropriate solution or conclusion; provides technical advice to superiors; analyzes data and makes recommendations.
9. Performs engineering duties relative to construction and improvement of public works projects including research, design, estimates, field layouts, and assisting in surveying and inspections.
10. Assure assignments are performed within budget; assure effective use of budget funds, materials, facilities, time, etc.
11. Assists with field inspections, permits and surveys.
12. Performs other reasonably related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.
13. The nature of this position requires the ability to respond to emergencies in a timely fashion. The position residency shall be such that when the employee is notified of an emergency, the safe and prudent driving time to the public works facility shall be within 22 minutes of notification. If the employee is scheduled as part of the On-Call Roster, the employee driving time to the public works facility shall be within 12 minutes.

Peripheral Job Duties:
1. Assists in the supervision and direction of a variety of public works projects from beginning through completion; assists in the design of public works projects; meets with contractors and their representatives to discuss projects; assists in reviewing public works projects upon their completion.
2. Acts as project manager on city improvements and assists in the familiarization and training of subordinates.

Note: The functions and duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of the specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Minimum Qualifications: Basic knowledge of principles and procedures of civil engineering. Skill in the use of computer aided drafting equipment. Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications. Ability to make difficult computations and calculations rapidly and with accuracy. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, contractors and their crews, and the public.

Education: Graduation from a high school or GED supplemented by two years of related technical or college training in drafting, computer aided design (CAD), engineering technology, civil engineering or a closely related field; and
Experience: Two years of related experience

OR any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Equipment Used in Job Performance: Drafting equipment, surveying instruments, computer, automated computer drafting, and printers.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibrations. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
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