Engineering Technician IV (Department of Public Works)

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Engineering Public Works
  • Salary: $61,276.80 - $84,260.80 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number of applications are received .

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

The Department of Public Works is recruiting for Engineering Technicians IV who perform a variety of advanced, complex and limited professional engineering duties. Duties include operating, monitoring, and maintaining landfill gas flare stations; preparing landfill plans and maps; preparing complex right of way maps, cross section, and contour maps or exhibits for a variety of projects; preparing preliminary plans and complex construction drawings utilizing AutoCAD; designing minor structures or facilities; preparing regulatory reports; preparing cost estimates; assisting professional engineers in identifying practical problems; investigating and analyzing permit applications for encroachments on right of way; evaluating road conditions and making recommendations; sampling and testing of complex materials; and coordinating with utility representatives and drafting agreements between County and other agencies. The resulting list may be used to fill vacancies as they occur throughout the Department

For more detailed information, refer to the Engineering Technician IV job description.

Applications are also being accepted for Engineering Technician Trainee* , Engineering Technician II and Engineering Technician III , and . Applicants must submit a separate application for each recruitment of interest. Applicants are encouraged to review the announcements and apply as appropriate.


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.

*Salary increases contingent upon Property Related Revenue and/or statewide Proposition 172 Sales Tax Collections performance.

Minimum Requirements

Education: Fifteen (15) semester (23 quarter) units of completed college coursework in civil engineering, engineering construction technology, or a closely related field. A list of completed college coursework or copy of c ollege transcripts MUST be included with your application if a degree has not been conferred.**See Note below for additional information.



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 construction, alteration, demolition, installation, or repair work.

Option 2: Five (5) years of full-time experience equivalent to a Maintenance and Construction Supervisor I in San Bernardino County, supervising a crew in the maintenance/repair of construction projects of roads, flood control, landfill, or related public works facilities. Experience should include responsibility for ensuring safe work practices; inspection of public works projects; renting and purchasing parts, materials, and equipment; and preparing project scope/cost estimates.


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 and are subject to verification. Candidates with degrees completed outside the U.S. may be required to submit 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 in order for application to advance in the selection process.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, engineering construction technology, or a closely related field is highly desirable.

Selection Process

Application Procedure : Complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire in order to be considered.

Applications will be received until a sufficient number of applications are received. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure consideration as recruitment may close at any time.

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based upon a review of the Application and the Supplemental Questionnaire. It is to your advantage to provide as much relevant and detailed work experience as possible, as resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application materials.

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.

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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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