Engineering Technician I: $22.16-$28.29 hourly
Engineering Technician II: $25.02-$-$31.93 hourly
The City of Redding Engineering Division of the Public Works Department is establishing an eligibility list for Engineering Technician I/II. This list will be used to fill a current full-time opening in surveying and subsequent vacancies (including engineering) that occur during the life of the list. Under supervision, incumbents perform basic engineering, surveying and other related activities including field inspection for public works projects.
Examples of Duties:
Lead activities in the processing of encroachment permits, deferral agreements, building permits, transportation permits, traffic impact fee determinations, utility location confirmations, database management, and other Permit Center functions as required; compute and enter fees into computer; when fees are paid, issue permits; assist customers at the counter and on the telephone; respond to the public's questions related to activities and projects; provide information to public; prepare complex engineering drawings for public works construction and other related projects; prepare preliminary cost estimates; coordinate with other City departments and other agencies on location of existing facilities and utilities; develop drawings delineating the as built conditions of construction projects; perform routine engineering and surveying calculations; reduce survey notes; participate as member of survey crew; plot cross-sections and topography; keep survey notes and records; research legal descriptions; plot boundary lines and calculate land areas; calculate survey traverses for accuracy; operate survey equipment and instruments; assist in preparation of design studies and reports for all types of projects; research, prepare, and maintain, under supervision of the City Surveyor, legal descriptions and exhibits related to easements and right-of-way; prepare diagrams, charts, agenda packets, maps, graphs, presentations for City Council, management and public meetings; provide assistance to other personnel within or outside of the department with drafting, mapping and related work as directed; share job knowledge with Engineering Aids and others as necessary; prepare complex technical drafting work and prepare construction standards and complex detailed design drawings; review plans and transfer information to City wide utility mapping system for field and other departmental uses; perform data entry to computer aided drafting/geographic information and modeling systems; perform routine construction inspections of City public works projects; under supervision of the City Surveyor, review subdivision maps, parcel maps, property line adjustments and easements for compliance with standard practice, City ordinances and the Subdivision Map Act; and perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of: Engineering design principles and practices; manual and computer aided drafting equipment and programs; computer modeling software; GIS programs; survey law, techniques and calculations; engineering calculations; construction procedures and standards; legal descriptions; maps and improvement plans; construction specifications; assessment spreads; engineering cost estimates; facility mapping and record keeping; filing systems; and effective public relations skills and techniques.
Ability to: Interact effectively and positively with the public and employees. Perform drafting; operate engineering calculators, computer aided drafting systems, drafting equipment, and electronic spreadsheets; conduct research; make routine engineering/surveying calculations quickly and accurately; read and interpret plans and drawings, codes, rules and regulations; communicate clearly and concisely; read and write clearly and accurately; and coordinate work with others.
Education & Experience: Any combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying; typical education would include a high school diploma, or equivalent and additional course work in engineering, industrial technology, architecture, technical drafting, or a related field. Typical experience would include three years of relevant technical experience.
Special Requirements: Possession of the appropriate California driver's license, or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment.
Application and Examination Process:
Interested individuals must submit a City of Redding online employment application at http://www.cityofredding.org by the closing date in order to be considered.
Veterans Credit: Veterans who have received an honorable discharge from the military service and receive a passing score on the examination will have 2 points added to their final examination score. To obtain this credit, veterans MUST attach an electronic copy of the DD214, indicating honorable discharge, WITH EACH EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.
EXAMINATION PROCESS: An oral board interview, written examination, or a combination thereof, will be administered.
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