ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN/SENIOR ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN Engineering Services Division – Public Works Department RECRUITMENT #17-G09-001 Salary: $50,741-$61,676/yr Senior: $55,784-$67,806/yr
INTRODUCTION Are you skilled in geographic information systems and database management? The City of Ventura is accepting applications for an Engineering Technician/Senior Engineering Technician vacancy in our collaborative Public Works Department. To be considered for this exciting career opportunity, apply on-line at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs by the 5/20/2018 filing deadline! To learn more about the City of Ventura's Public Works Department, visit https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/189/Public-Works.
THE POSITION Under general supervision, performs a variety of paraprofessional office and field engineering work in one of the following areas: capital improvements (design), construction and survey, land development, traffic engineering, or street maintenance services. This classification is flexibly staffed and the position may be filled at either level depending on the qualifications of the incumbent and the staffing needs of the city.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Is skilled in geographic information systems and database management
Is proficient in the use of engineering or survey-related programs, including drafting and data collection.
Performs field surveys using civil engineering instruments including total stations and GPS receivers.
Has experience providing technical support for public works design projects.
Has excellent oral and written communication skills and strong inter-personal skills.
Enjoys working collaboratively with staff, developers, contractors and the public.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Performs plan checks of projects of private developers in public rights-of-way to ensure compliance with City-imposed development conditions and municipal code provisions. Calculates and collects fees for encroachment permits, water and sewer connections, meter installations, oversize vehicle permits, and contributions to assessments; performs title searches, and researches rights-of-way and easements based on legal descriptions. Prepares plans and specifications for construction of public works projects; researches project design requirements; prepares estimates of time and materials costs; and makes field checks of project sites or survey area to verify survey results or features. Collects and analyzes field traffic data and prepares reports of findings; maintains computerized records on speed survey, volume count, traffic flow, accidents, signals, signs, and stripping data. Performs field surveys, including operation of instruments and calculations of elevations, distances and grid coordinates; and maintains field notes. Responds to inquiries from developers, contractors, and the general public regarding City requirements relative to the construction, alteration and maintenance of public works facilities; and coordinates office and field engineering tasks with other City departments. Trains, coordinates, and leads other technicians and aides in the work of the unit. Prepares, updates, files, and retrieves a variety of maps, plans, construction drawings, layouts and visual aids from design sketches and/or survey notes to produce finished drawings using computer aided drafting and design (CADD) systems such as AutoCAD; and enters data in a variety of engineering databases. Performs other related work as required.
BENEFITS To view benefits, please visit our website at https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/971/Benefits
SELECTION PLAN Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method of application is on-line and you are highly encouraged to apply at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs. If you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours. Paper applications can be FAXed to (805) 648-4467, or mailed, or hand delivered to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; P.O. Box 99; Ventura, CA 93002. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents. The Eligibility List established may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City. Once your application has been submitted, all future correspondence from the City will be via e-mail. Please keep your contact information up-to-date and ensure that your email spam filter allows you to receive messages from email@example.com. You may also view notices send to you by the City in the "My Applications" tab at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs. Department Selection Interviews A select number of candidates will be invited to a department selection interview being held in June 2018.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Engineering Technician: A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to completion of high school supplemented by college level courses in computer-aided drafting, engineering, or mathematics, and one year of experience in drafting, surveying or another area specifically related to civil or traffic engineering are required. An Associate of Arts in an engineering-related field is preferred. Senior Engineering Technician: In addition to the requirements of Engineering Technician, 18 months of paraprofessional engineering experience equivalent to that of an Engineering Technician with the City of Ventura is required.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATES License: Depending on assignment, possession of a valid California Class C driver's license may be required. Certificate: When assigned to the Construction and Survey Division, possession of a valid Land Surveyor-in-Training (LSIT) certificate is desirable.
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