Engineering Technician I - Extra-Help

  • Sonoma County, CA
  • Santa Rosa, California
  • Mar 04, 2019
Variable Shift Engineering GIS and Surveying
  • Salary: $22.31 - $27.12 Hourly

Job Description

Position Information

Permit Sonoma Now Hiring Engineering Technicians!
Starting salary up to $27.12/hour*

In the office and out in the field, Permit SonomaEngineering Technicians perform sub-professional engineering work related to land use and construction.Theyinspect drainage improvements, grading, cut-fills, sanitation and water connections, non-standard septic systems, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and driveways for code and plan compliance. Technicians alsoconduct plan review activities for a variety of development projects involving improvement plans, drainage improvements, encroachment, grading, sanitation facilities, and transportation permitting; and issue correction notices. During assigned shiftsat the front office counter, theyprovide customer service support byaccepting permit applicationsand answering technicalquestions. The ideal candidatefor thisposition has:
  • Training and experience issuing permits, and inspecting project compliance with plans and specifications
  • Experience inspecting right-of-way paving and trench work
  • Knowledge of CA State NDPES and MS4 storm water permit compliance
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills, with the ability to work cooperatively with the public, staff, and other agencies
  • Experience accurately and effectively creating, maintaining, and reviewing construction records and reports
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • The ability to work independently and prioritize daily activities
Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Temporary, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Temporary, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of one calendar year. These employees must be off of work for three months before they can be re-employed on an extra help basis.Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for aCounty contribution towardmedical coverage. This employment list may also be used to fill future extra-help (temporary) vacancies as they occur during the active status of the list.

*Salary is negotiable within the established range.


Minimum Qualifications

Education: Academic course work in plane geometry, trigonometry, algebra, and surveying which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledges and abilities listed. Course work in an Engineering Technology curriculum leading to an Associate Degree is desirable.

Experience: Any combination of experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, one year of experience at the level of Engineering Aide with the County of Sonoma, would provide such opportunity.

License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Working knowledge of: the principles of algebra, geometry and trigonometry; surveying and drafting and computer aided drafting equipment; methods, materials, tools and equipment used in engineering construction; safety practices and procedures; electronic information systems.

Ability to: perform limited drafting, surveying, material testing, and engineering calculations; apply the elementary principles of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry to calculate a variety of areas, quantities or curves; perform a wide variety of computer applications; gather data and prepare accurate reports; read and understand technical descriptions; follow oral and written directions; work cooperatively with other staff; climb, stand and walk for sustained periods of time, perform physical tasks such as chopping, digging, flagging, and traffic control, and lift moderately heavy objects; utilize electronic information systems and analyze and interpret such information; communicate effectively with co-workers and the public.

Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying

  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.
Please visit Getting-a-Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process.
The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:

An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (pass/not pass) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's combination of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position to ensure satisfaction of the minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications for the position will be placed on an extra-help employment list and referred to the department. The department may contact candidates from the employment list who possess the most appropriate job-related qualifications for further consideration.


A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.

Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.


Applications are accepted on-line at: . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail.All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job announcement must be RECEIVED by the timeand date specified on the first page of the job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.

The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people.Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information.

HR Analyst: CG
HR Technician: EP