Engineering Technician (Open Competitive)

  • 350 Main Street, El Segundo, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $5,757.94 - $6,998.82 Monthly USD

Job Description

The current vacancy is for a Engineering Technician full-time position in the Public Works Department.

This recruitment process is open on a continuous basis and may close at any time. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. The first review of applications will be completed on Tuesday , May 16 , 2023 at 5 :00 p.m. . Applications received after May 16, 2023 , may not be considered. Applicants appearing best qualified based upon a review of the application and responses to supplemental questions will be invited to participate in the testing process.

The City of El Segundo, incorporated in 1917, is a unique, quaint city by the sea. Home to approximately 17,000 residents and over 75,000 private sector employees of major aeronautical, sports, media, industrial and multiple Fortune 500 companies including Mattel, Chevron and most recently, the Los Angeles Times and Beyond Meat. Further, El Segundo has become the headquarters for major sports franchises, including the LA Lakers and LA Kings. As the economy broadens, El Segundo is becoming home to a variety of high tech and “creative economy” start-up companies. This is reflected in the City motto "Where Big Ideas Take Off!"

Definition: Under limited supervision, performs technical and para-professional engineering work related to the planning, design and inspection of public works facilities.
Essential Job Functions
Essential Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following duties and responsibilities, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of duties and responsibilities is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Position in this classification typically perform a full range of duties at a level of complexity represented by the following types of responsibilities:
  • Prepares construction drawings and related maps reflecting topography, drainage, right-of-ways, structures, utility lines and related information;
  • Reviews drawings, maps and records for accuracy and conformance to regulations;
  • Checks scale, survey data, boundary information, survey monuments and other information;
  • Plots information to City base maps;
  • Maintains, records and updates all engineering drawings and maps, both manually and on CADD;
  • Assists in preparing plans and specifications related to construction and maintenance projects according to city, state and federal guidelines;
  • Assists in preparing project cost estimates, quantity calculations and materials costs;
  • Reviews utility company plans and improvement plans;
  • Approves designated permit applications;
  • Determines conditions for approval;
  • Calculates fees;
  • Completes necessary paperwork;
  • issues oversize vehicle permits, excavation and encroachment permits for street, wastewater and drainage projects;
  • Provides assistance to other departments, City personnel and the public;
  • Responds to inquiries and provides information regarding public works projects, department policies and procedures, or other information;
  • Completes requests for services;
  • Conducts and participates in field surveys, including surveys of property and public works construction;
  • Measures distance and establishes relative elevations;
  • Prepares related drawings from field notes;
  • Assists with engineering projects, performing computer-aided drafting for project design and development, prepares illustrative materials such as graphs, charts and special maps; and
  • Operates a blue print machine.

Knowledge, Skills and Other Characteristics:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Knowledge of:
  • Fundamentals of civil engineering, including traffic engineering, water, sewer and storm drain systems;
  • Computer-aided design and drafting principles and techniques;
  • Nomenclature, symbols, methods, practices, techniques and instruments used in engineering and mapping;
  • Surveying equipment, principles, problems, techniques and practices;
  • Mathematics, including algebra, geometry and trigonometry;
  • Traffic control systems and devices;
  • Principles of legal description preparation.
Skill in:
  • Reviewing plans and documents for conformance to regulations;
  • Gathering data and performing engineering computations;
  • Preparing accurate records and reports;
  • Interpreting and reviewing legal property descriptions, engineering records and maps;
  • Computer assisted design and drafting techniques;
  • Performing all surveying tasks and coordinating work of a survey crew;
  • Understanding and following verbal and written directions;
  • Communicating effectively both orally and in writing; and
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, other City employees and the public.
Working Conditions: Occasional exposure to weather conditions.

Minimum Qualifications:
A combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education: An Associate's degree in engineering, architectural drafting or a closely related field; and two years of para-professional engineering experience, including one year as a drafter, using computer-aided drafting and design is required.

Licensing/Certification Requirements : A valid California drivers license.

Please Note: Candidates deemed most qualified, as reflected in their applications materials, will be invited to continue in the recruitment process. The prospective candidate must successfully complete a thorough background review, including being fingerprinted by the El Segundo Police Department. The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature, date, surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.

Disaster Service Worker: In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, City of El Segundo Employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers, and may be asked to respond accordingly.

Probationary Period: All employees must successfully complete a 12-month probationary period in order to attain permanent status with the City of El Segundo.

The City of El Segundo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to supporting Diversity Equity and Inclusion initiatives to build and sustain an environment that values diversity, welcomes opportunities to engage and understand others, and fosters a sense of belonging.

Benefit Summary - Effective 5/17/2019

PERS Retirement : Tier I-2%@55 . Tier II-2%@60 for individuals employed by the City on or after 12/30/12 who are already PERS members. Tier I and II members single highest year coordinated with Social Security and Medicare. Employee required contribution is 8% of pensionable income. PERS 2%@62 for new employees/members hired on or after 1/1/13 have three year average coordinated with Social Security and Medicare and payment of 50% of normal cost (6.75%).

Social Security: The City matches employee’s Social Security contribution, which is 6.2% of your salary and is made on a pre-tax basis. The 2023Social Security income cap is $160,200.

Retiree Medical: City offers paid retiree medical insurance at same rate as active employees.

Medical Insurance : $1,600 per month for employee and dependents' medical insurance under PERS.

Educational Incentive : Up to $334.21 for B.A. if job doesn't require it. Must be approved by Department Head. Future employees hired on or after May 10, 2017 not eligible.

Optical/Dental/Life/AD&D : $135 per month City contribution. Employee & eligible dependents may be covered for optical and dental. $30,000 term life policy provided by City; employee can purchase additional self and dependent coverage at group rates. AD&D insurance policies provided for employees.

Flex Plan : Section 125 Plan, allows for payment of employee-paid insurance, medical treatment, and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

State Disability Insurance : Coverage provided through State Employment Development Department for short-term disability. Costs borne by union employees.

Long-Term Disability: City provides fully-paid LTD insurance. Continuance of 66 2/3% of first $9750 of employee's salary after a 60-day waiting period. Applies to non-job related occurrences.

Work Schedule: 9/80 with alternating Fridays off.

Holidays : 11 fixed paid holidays plus 1 day of personal leave/floating holiday per year.

Vacation Leave : 96 hours (1-5 years); 120 hours (6 - 10 years); 144 hours (11 - 15 years): 176 hours (16+ years). Leave can be used after 6 months of service. Annual cash conversion option.

Sick Leave : 8 hours per month. 100% payment for accrual over 600 hours and percentage of unused leave paid upon retirement or separation.

Bereavement Leave: Three (3) working days [one workweek where travel is 500 miles or more] for qualifying incident.

Tuition Reimbursement : Up to $1,750 per year for tuition and books.

Longevity Pay: Up to $66.84/mo for 5 yrs of service; Up to $133.68 for 10 yrs of service; Up to $200.53/mo for 15 yrs of service. Future employees hired on or after May 10, 2017 not eligible.

Uniform Allowance : Dollar amount varies for specific classes.

Other : Voluntary participation in Credit Union; Long-Term Care (premiums paid by employee); Mission Sqaure 457 Deferred Compensation Program; Payroll Direct Deposit.

Revised: 12/12; 2/13; 1/14; 2/15; 8/16; 5/17;5/19; 8/22

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

350 Main Street, El Segundo, California 90245 United States View Map