Engineering Technician II

  • City of Chico, CA
  • Chico, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $43,804.80 - $60,403.20 Annually USD

Job Description

Position Information

NOTICE: The City of Chico is committed to inclusion and a diverse workforce and has made candidate applications anonymous to reduce implicit bias in the hiring process. Candidate names, addresses, and other Personally Identifiable Information (PII) are auto-redacted on applications sent to the department. Due to this redaction, resumes, certificates, or any other attachment with PII will not be forwarded until after an interview schedule is determined. As such, candidates should ensure that the entered "Work Experience" and "Certifications" sections match the submitted resume.

This recruitment is to fill one vacancy within the department.

The ideal candidate will be dependable, and should possessexcellent customer service skills, a strong work ethic, and a desire and willingness to learn. Interest in engineering plan check review processes, possession of entry-level experience in engineering (or related field), and knowledge of applicable software is strongly desired.

This recruitment is open until further notice.

Job Description


Under supervision, to perform a variety of paraprofessional drafting, office and field engineering work; to act as a lead for other engineering technicians and aides as assigned; to perform related work as required.

Typical Duties:
  • Oversee work of other engineering technicians and aides as assigned;*
  • Check development plans, subdivision and parcel maps;*
  • Assist in laying out and calculating quantities and cost estimates for public works construction projects;*
  • Locate utilities, easements, property lines and other information on plans;*
  • Maintain map record files of properties, utilities and improvements; *
  • Make field checks of project sites or survey areas to become familiar with features or to verify survey results;*
  • Check and update as-built drawings;*
  • Collect, tabulate and analyze traffic information;*
  • Assist in the development of striping and signing plans;
  • Respond to and resolve a variety of traffic related requests for service;*
  • Prepare charts, graphs, maps, plans and other drawings of existing rights-of-way and other improvements using field notes, maps and photographs;*
  • Check calculations used in designs and estimates;
  • Calculate storm drainage and alley fees;*
  • Prepare legal descriptions and plans of properties;*
  • May act as a survey party member utilizing survey instruments;
  • Operate computer printers and copying machines;*
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public concerning engineering activities;
  • Perform related assignments as necessary.
*=Essential Function

Duties recorded above are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class; such assignments shall fall under the category of "other duties, as assigned."

Tools and Equipment Used:

Personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheet, and data base and computer-aided-design software; geographical information system software; standard drafting tools; pipe locator; engineering calculator; motor vehicle; phone; mobile radio, and survey equipment.

Physical Demands:

Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of : Terminology, methods, practices and techniques of drafting; drafting nomenclature and symbols; computer aided design (CAD); terminology, methods and practices of geographical information system software (GIS); trigonometry as applied to the computation of angles, areas, distances and traverses; surveying techniques and practices; engineering maps and records; policies and procedures similar to those utilized by the Chico Department of Public Works.

Ability to : Make complex engineering computations; perform complex engineering drafting work; reduce, interpret and apply field notes in performance of drafting duties; perform with a minimum of supervision; effectively supervise others.


Minimum Qualifications:

Experience : Two years work experience performing duties similar to those assigned to the Engineering Technician I in the City of Chico.

Education : High school graduation or equivalent supplemented by relevant college level courses in civil engineering, architecture, mathematics, drafting, or other related field.

Additional Requirement : Possession of a valid California Driver License.

Equivalency may be established pursuant to the City-Wide Classification Plan.

Additional Information

The City of Chico is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community.


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Degree, Licenses, Certifications and/or Equivalencies: Candidates must include copies of items listed as a minimum qualification; failure to provide required certificates by the close of the recruitment will result in candidate disqualification.If this position requires a typing certificate: typing certificates must have been issued within one year and the net speed must match the minimum requirement listed in the job description. For standardization, net speed will be calculated by subtracting the number of errors from the gross WPM. Internet generated typing certifications arenotaccepted. Equivalency for experience and/or education listed within a job description may be established pursuant to the City-wide Classification Plan and through coordination with Human Resources. Candidates seeking an equivalency must contact Human Resources, at (530) 879-7900, for instructions on submitting an equivalency request. Being minimally qualified for a position does not guarantee a candidate progression through the full recruitment process.

Travel and Recruitment Related Expenses: The City of Chico does not reimburse applicants for any travel or expenses in connection with applying for employment, unless authorized by the City Manager.

Pre-Employment Processing: Applicants may be required to pass fingerprinting and a medical examination as a condition of employment or promotion. Medical exams may include a fitness exam, psychological exam, and a drug and alcohol screening, depending on the position. E-verify is used to determine candidate eligibility to work in the United States.

The City of Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The City of Chico will consider individuals with disabilities based on their qualifications to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying and will provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process. If you require accommodation in the application and/or testing process, please notify the Human Resources Office within seven (7) days of the need for accommodation, so appropriate alternative arrangements can be made.

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