Land Use Services Engineering Technician IV*

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $59,467.20 - $81,785.60 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

Dedicated to ensuring a balance in the areas of housing, business, and recreational needs for the diverse cultures and communities of San Bernardino County.

We offer a competitive salary with bi-annual step increases of approximately 2.5% up to top salary step of $ 81,785 annually.

  • Recruitment Bonus - Newly hired employees from this recruitment may be eligible to receive bonus payments up to $2,000*
  • Referral Bonus - Current employees in a regular position who refer a qualified candidate for this recruitment may be eligible to receive bonus payments up to $750**

The Land Use Services Department is recruiting for Engineering Technicians IV who perform limited professional engineering duties in the Building and Safety Division . These positions provide customer service to the public, participate in meetings with the public, research and answer engineering related questions, provide information regarding requirements, and review plans. Assignments within the Land Development section may review and complete technical, hydrology, and drainage studies; review grading plans; evaluate road and drainage conditions; perform field investigation on drainage complaints; and coordinate conditioning for new developments and street improvements associated with land development. Plan Check assignments function as assistant project managers on Building and Safety projects; review plans for building and construction projects and permit applications; review plot plans for conformance with County Development Code; ensure design reflects mapped hazard overlays; verify necessary reports and studies are submitted; and ensure required utilities are available.

A current vacancy exists in Land Development; list maybe used to fill other vacancies as they arise throughout the Land Use Services Department.

*Official Title is: Engineering Technician IV. For more detailed information, refer to the Engineering Technician IV job description.


Background: Applicants must successfully pass a background check prior to appointment.
Travel: Travel throughout the County may be required. Incumbents must make provision for transportation. At the time of hire, a valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced by the individual providing the transportation and maintained during the course of employment.

**According to criteria established in the General Unit Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ( see pages 108-109 )
**According to criteria established in the General Unit Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ( see pages 109 )

Minimum Requirements

Education: Fifteen (15) semester (23 quarter) units of completed college coursework in civil engineering, engineering construction technology, or a closely related field (for example: physics, chemistry, math). College transcripts MUST be included with your application if a degree has not been conferred in a qualifying area. Applicants with college coursework completed outside the United States MUST also submit an equivalency report from an accredited credential evaluation service with the application.


Experience: Candidates must meet the Education requirement and one of the following options:

Option 1: Three (3) years of full-time technical civil engineering or closely related work experience which includes the application of engineering formulas, theories, and practices to design, plan review/plan check, construction, inspection, or repair work pertaining to development and/or improvement plan projects.

Option 2: Three (3) years of full-time experience as a Senior Land Use Technician in San Bernardino County or in an equivalent position as a lead worker explaining regulations and reviewing development or construction plans for conformance to regulations and development/building codes.

An additional 15 semester (23 quarter) units of completed college coursework as described above OR successful completion of the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.


One (1) year of additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education.
Note: Qualifying degrees or coursework must be completed at a college or university accredited by any accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education. Degrees or coursework completed outside the U.S. must be accompanied with an evaluation report from a reputable credential evaluation service showing equivalency to degrees or coursework completed at a college or university accredited by any accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess prior experience in project management for construction projects, have excellent customer service skills, and be familiar with San Bernardino Development Code. Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, engineering construction technology, or a closely related field is highly desirable.

Selection Process

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on the information provided in the Application and the Supplemental Questionnaire. You are encouraged to include detailed descriptions of your qualifying experience and skills, as only the most highly qualified applicants will be referred to the Department.

Application Procedure : Please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental application. Recruitment may close at any time. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaires.

All communications regarding the selection process will be via email. Applicants are encouraged to check their e-mail frequently to learn additional information regarding this recruitment. Check your GovernmentJobs account for notifications. Update your firewalls to allow e-mails from San Bernardino County through Update your Spam, Junk, and Bulk settings to ensure it will not spam/block/filter communications from email addresses with the following domain "". Finally, be sure to keep your personal information updated. Taking these steps now will help ensure you receive all communications regarding this recruitment.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note: if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application, we have not received your application.

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EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

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