ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN I/II
- ABOUT THE POSITION
Performs responsible and technical office and field work in support of District and local agency planning- engineering-related activities.
Engineering Technician I - is the entry-level class in this technical series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents perform the less skilled work while learning departmental procedures and becoming familiar with a variety of engineering technical support work. As experience is gained, duties become more diversified and are performed under more general supervision. This class is alternately staffed with Engineering Technician II and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency, which meet the qualifications for the higher level class.
Engineering Technician II - is the experienced level in this series, fully competent to perform the full range of technical engineering support duties. The work includes both office and field duties, and will vary, depending upon the department or agency to which assigned. All positions, however, are characterized by the requirement for a knowledge of engineering concepts, terminology, and mathematics. This class is distinguished from Senior Engineering Technician in that the latter is the lead/supervisory or specialist level in this series, performing the more difficult technical support work and/or directing the work of a small staff performing similar work.
Engineering Technician I: $40,393.60 - $62,545.60 Annually
Engineering Technician II: $43,534.40 - $67,537.60 Annually
This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months at either level or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources. The Engineering Technician I is a training underfill position, upon successful completion of the probationary period (520 hours worked to 2,080 hours worked) and the training program, which is up to two (2) years, the successful candidate will be non-competitively promoted to Engineering Technician II.
- MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Education and Experience:
Engineering Technician I - Equivalent to two years of college or technical training in engineering, drafting, construction, survey or related technical support field.
Engineering Technician II - In addition to the above: A minimum of one (1) year of full-time experience in providing technical support to an engineering function. Some college level course work in an appropriate technical subject is desirable.
Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.
Working Conditions: Specified positions may work with exposure to heavy traffic, hazardous terrain and various weather conditions. Specified positions may be required to work flexible or extended work hours.
Licensing and Certification: Specified positions require possession of a valid Nevada Class C driver's license at time of appointment.
Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.
Medical Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician.
Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.
- EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Provides information to the public and other governmental agencies, in person or over the telephone, regarding departmental procedures and regulations, facility locations, plan requirements, and ownership, right-of-way and similar activities, which may require the interpretation of policies and procedures; obtains and distributes copies of maps, land descriptions and similar information. Researches computer databases and hard copy files for maps, specifications, right-of-ways and easements, technical data, land descriptions, laboratory testing results and similar information; summarizes such information for project use and engineering support. Makes a variety of computations in an office, laboratory or field setting; enters data into an automated system and produces reports, drawings or statistical summaries. Performs field surveys in the area to which assigned; sets up equipment to make field measurements in such areas as traffic counts, air quality, weather conditions, flood warning systems and similar technical areas. Performs updating of maps and drawings by posting to existing documents; reduces field notes and produces as-built drawings; learns and uses computer-aided drafting hardware and software to produce maps, drawings, charts, graphs and related documents. Makes field inspections and laboratory tests and measurements of materials used in construction projects to ensure conformance to specifications. Reviews a variety of plans and designs to ensure conformance with codes and regulations; reviews engineering drawings and specifications to verify calculations, quantities, accuracy and completeness. Prepares a variety of written materials such as bid abstracts, legal land descriptions, correspondence and reports. Maintains accurate records and files related to the department to which assigned. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. May assign, direct and review the work of office or technical staff on a project or day-to-day basis. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work; may drive a motor vehicle to reach work sites, obtain field information or pick up and deliver materials and supplies. Uses specialized equipment to produce copies of maps, drawings and blueprints.
- PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment, and to drive a motor vehicle in order to reach work sites; strength and stamina to walk and climb and conduct field inspections and investigations; lift and carry up to 50 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.