Engineering Technician Specialist

  • Mohave, Arizona
  • Oct 31, 2021
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $44,720.00 - $69,409.60 Annually USD

Job Description

Job Summary

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Performs advanced- level technical civil engineering work both in the field and office. Positions at this level are normally filled by advancement from the Engineering Technician Senior level. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the complexity of duties assigned with emphasis on special projects or assignments. Incumbents perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties within the series including supervision. Incumbents at this level are required to be fully trained in all related procedures, and they are expected to perform independently toward planning, sustaining, and improving operation of County infrastructure assets under assigned functional responsibilities. This position is assigned to the Public Works or Development Services Department.

Work to be performed under direction of a higher level of authority.

The employee is expected to exercise initiative and independent judgment in accordance with established procedures and regulations. May exercise technical and/or functional supervision and assist in training staff at the Engineering Technician level or others as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

May perform all general functions and/or assigned to one or more areas of responsibility as follows:
  • May lead special projects or programs including development of policy and procedures, training and/or supervision for assigned staff.
  • Guides, trains, reviews the work of, and oversees less experienced Engineering Technicians or others as assigned in learning, performing and completing job tasks which include, but not limited to, roadway design, inspection, testing, traffic analysis, surveying calculations, research, etc. Reviews work for accuracy and compliance to established requirements.
  • Prepares drawings, designs, plans and plats of civil engineering and surveying projects.
  • Drafts plans for roads, right-of-ways, structures and related construction projects.
  • Prepares and drafts as-built plans for completed projects.
  • Calculates dimensions, grades, areas and quantities of materials.
  • Reviews and checks information from survey notes to include checking land boundary survey calculations.
  • Utilizes standard specifications to determine loading, clearance, safe speed limits, safe passing distances, sight distances, and other highway engineering data.
  • Reviews subdivision improvement plans, minor land divisions, plats and drainage reports as to their compliance to regulations.
  • Provides technical assistance to less experienced personnel as required.
  • Prepares reports and estimates for quantities of material needed for civil engineering projects.
  • Performs traffic studies and traffic counts.
  • Inspects construction sites.
  • Maintain road inventory and road inspection database. Communicates and acts in a professional manner with the public, co-workers, and work contacts.

As assigned - Engineering/Survey:

  • Obtains accurate survey information in the field by efficiently using traditional and contemporary survey instruments and equipment including to establish survey control, construction layout, and GIS data collection; ability to perform survey calculations in the field.
  • Editing and plotting survey information in the office using computer hardware and software produce, analyze and adjust field survey results, produces CADD drawings and maps depicting the results of the field surveys.
  • Performs drafting as related to survey and design work on public works plans, profiles, sections and details.
  • Designs, horizontal and vertical road alignments and/or public works projects site designs, as assigned.
  • Supports the County GIS program by collecting data and digitizing information; assists in maintaining maps, databases, files, establishing survey control when needed.
  • Prepares survey records under direction/supervision of the County Surveyor.
  • Performs elementary map examination tasks in support of the County Surveyor, which includes record of surveys, parcel maps, and corner records;
  • Examination duties include math checks, records research, deed evaluations, and filing. Assists in calculating dimensions, areas and ownership information required for legal documents used for property acquisitions and/or disposals.
  • Conducts map and deed research and right-of-way research for construction and/or maintenance projects.
  • Under direction and supervision, prepares records, reports and legal documents.
  • Operates drones for data collection and asset inspection.
  • Responsible for assuring field vehicles, equipment and supplies are adequate for planned field tasks.
  • Uses hand and power tools to perform manual labor related to survey activities.
  • Assists with training co-workers.
  • Maintains accurate records and reports.
  • Other duties as assigned relating to Public Works surveying and engineering.
  • Communicates with the general public, engineers, and other County employees to prepare and carry out surveying operations.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Performs special assignments as requested.
  • Exercise regular and predictable attendance and punctuality in accordance with Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma /GED (General Education Degree).
  • High school level courses in algebra, geometry and trigonometry preferably supplemented by college level course work or training in civil engineering principles and techniques.
  • Five (5) years of technical and/or civil engineering experience.
  • OR an equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered in meeting the minimum qualifications.

  • Must possess a valid driver's license for operation of motor vehicles on Arizona roads at the start of employment and maintain said license while employed in this position.
  • Provide acceptable driving history at no cost to the County.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Environmental data acquisition field and base station applications and configurations.
  • VHF radio telemetry and propagation.
  • Wired and wireless TCP/IP networking practices.
  • Low voltage DC electronics trouble-shooting and repair.
  • Solar powered applications and practices.T
  • The theory and practice of civil engineering planning, design, construction and surveying.
  • Interpreting and utilizing engineering plans, maps and specifications.
  • The application of engineering theory to complex field and office problems.
  • Investigation and inspection methods including soils, materials and equipment testing and data collection and reporting.
  • Remote sensing, & geography
  • Field survey and engineering methods and techniques.
  • Construction techniques and quality control procedures.
  • Geographic Information Systems and asset management database software and supporting electronic devices for data collection and management.
  • Federal, State, and local regulations, programs and standards such as Public Land Survey System (PLSS) Assessors' Parcel Databases & Arizona State Standards.
  • Advanced engineering computer systems software such as ESRI ArcGIS, Autodesk CAD, Graphic Imaging, MS Access or specialized hydrologic / hydraulic systems.
  • Survey instruments and equipment used in surveying.
  • Land and construction survey methods and procedures.
  • Floodplain regulations and knowledge of hydrology.
  • Construction safety practices and traffic control involved in construction projects within the county right-of-ways.
  • Mathematics to include basic algebraic, geometric and trigonometric formulas applicable to the work performed.
  • Civil engineering and survey terminology and descriptive materials including maps, plats, drawings, and specifications.
  • Specification and county guidelines pertaining to improvements in right-of-ways and related projects.
  • Department policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures, and Department Regulation.
Skill in:
  • The use of software in the application of engineering theory to evaluate practical field and office problems.
  • The production of maps and cartographic reports
  • The use of GIS and database software inclusive of developing GIS layers and database repositories, performing analysis, and generating products for engineering and surveying applications.
  • Performing analytical tabular and spatial queries.
  • Preparation of review documents and checking designs, details, estimates, plans and specifications of engineering projects.
  • The basic design, interpretation, development and creation of spreadsheets, databases, PowerPoint presentations, maps and other related products.
  • Written and verbal technical communications skills such as telephone and email standards and etiquette as well as technical report writing.
Ability to:
  • Set priorities, assign, schedule, train, oversee, and evaluate work activities and to persuade assigned personnel effectively.
  • Efficiently organize workload and schedule.
  • Interpret and apply technical information encountered in the performance of responsibilities to include maps, specifications, guidelines, permits, plans, blueprints, and diagrams.
  • Detect discrepancies in plans, specifications, and implement corrective actions.
  • Make accurate and detailed observations.
  • Follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date records.
  • Perform algebraic, geometric and trigonometric calculations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, personnel of other county departments, private surveyors, contractors, and the general public.
  • Perform the essential functions of the job specifications with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Comply with Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures, and Department Regulations.

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