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13-0372 Engineering Technician       
13-0372 ENGINEERING TECH OR SR ENGINEERING TECH, BUSINESS/STRATEGIC PLANNING DIV, PUBLIC WORKS & NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT. HIRING RANGE: ENG TECH: $3728-$4474/MO. SR. ENG TECH: $4185-$5022/MO DOQ, REGULAR FULL TIME, M-F 8-5.
DEFINITION: Candidates will be considered for either an Engineering Tech or Sr. Engineering Tech depending on qualifications. Engineering Tech: Performs paraprofessional engineering work in the support of the City’s engineering function including plan review, utility and infrastructure inspection, routine plan and specification development, mapping, surveying, and standardized engineering studies. This position also organizes and directs the operation of staff engaged in land and engineering surveys, including training in survey work methods, and reviewing of survey work done by others.
Sr. Engineering Tech: Performs advanced paraprofessional engineering and lead work in the support of the City’s  engineering function including plan review, utility and infrastructure inspection, routine plan and specification development, mapping, surveying, and engineering studies. Employees working in this position may also be responsible for providing non-supervisory lead worker direction to City staff and contractors in areas such as surveying, streets maintenance, mapping and other related engineering support fields. Direction will include tasks such as reviewing the work of others, helping with design and implementation of workgroup work plans, training, directing contractor work, and similar tasks.  

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Engineering Tech: Perform design projects. Research project requirements. Prepare plans, time and material costs, and specifications. Review plans according to City specifications. Identify plan issues and redline documents.  Review and consolidate comments. Administer plan review process for department ensuring that appropriate reviews have been completed, deadlines met, and documents are complete. May respond to routine plan inquires and questions from developers, contractors, and other departments. Conduct engineering studies and research under direction of an engineer. Perform field studies and survey work. Schedule locates and field tests. Respond to routine public complaints and questions. Research and update technical manuals and materials. Perform and verify all mapping work and documentation pertaining to projects. May perform project management of minor improvement and construction projects. Perform construction inspection services on various projects, which may include development; street, storm drainage, and concrete rehab, maintenance and repair, capital improvement projects, and federal aid projects. Perform complete reporting requirements for these projects. Perform GIS tasks and duties as assigned. Perform a variety of survey work; operate theodolite, levels, data collector, total station, GPS and related equipment. Senior Engineering Tech: Conduct project management duties of CIP projects on a regular basis. Act as a main resource to City, department, and the general public regarding project. Perform difficult design projects. Research project requirements. Prepare plans, time and material costs, and specifications. Coordinate necessary meetings and conferences with required parties and departments. Administer administrative, development, construction, and acceptance processes for specific project. Manage engineering databases and modeling programs. Maintain database link from GIS SDE layers to modeling database. Conduct modeling studies under direction of engineer. Assist in development of data criteria and analysis of data and results. Input and verify data and results. Troubleshoot database issues. Maintain records, directories, and files. Conversion of survey data. Review plans according to City specifications.  Identify plan issues and redline documents. Review and consolidate comments. Administer plan review process for department ensuring that appropriate reviews have been completed, deadlines met, and documents are complete. Respond to plan inquiries and questions from developers, contractors, and other departments. Conduct engineering studies and research under direction of an engineer. Perform field studies and survey work. Schedule locates and field tests. Respond to and resolve routine public complaints and questions. Perform and verify all mapping work and documentation pertaining to projects. Provide lead supervision, technical assistance and review to other paraprofessional staff. Research and update technical manuals, materials specifications, engineering procedures, and the like. Perform a variety of surveys to determine locations of property lines, boundaries, easements and rights-of-way; for improvement projects; to establish and adjust benchmarks. Perform topographical surveys to determine locations and elevations of existing improvements, structures and features.  

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed indoors and outdoors and requires frequent visits to the field involving exposure to extreme weather conditions, animals, dust, fumes, smoke and gases. Requires frequent operation of a motor vehicle, working around moving vehicles, including high traffic areas, reading, writing, detailed work, working alone or closely with others. Work requires vision sufficient to inspect work sites for existing conditions and the ability to communicate effectively with employees, contractors, and the public. Must be able to compute a variety of engineering related calculations, check plans and verify their accuracy. Work includes confined space entry.

QUALIFICATIONS: Engineering Tech: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level courses in engineering and surveying and one to two years of paraprofessional engineering work specifically related to civil engineering or surveying. Senior Engineering Tech: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level courses in engineering and surveying and five to seven years of increasingly complex paraprofessional engineering work specifically related to civil engineering. Special Qualifications: Possession of a valid Colorado Driver’s License. Selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, background investigation, physical abilities test, criminal background check and substance screening.

DEADLINE: CITY APPLICATION (required) must be received by the Human Resources Department, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501, no later than 5:00 pm on July 26, 2013. An on-line application process is available for this position on our website at www.ci.longmont.co.us. For more information call (303) 651-8609.