Engineering Technician III - Material Testing*

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Apr 07, 2024
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $55,640.00 - $76,419.20 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

We offer a competitive salary with bi-annual step increases of approximately 2.5% up to top salary step of $ 76,419 annually.

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate’s qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

The Department of Public Works-Contracts Division is recruiting for Engineering Technicians - Material Testing. The Contracts Division functions as construction management and quality assurance for public works and flood control projects across all of San Bernardino County. Within this Division, this position acts as the construction materials tester who t akes samples of soil and construction material at job site or mix plants, performs various standard tests in the field or lab following established procedures to ensure compliance with standards and specifications; makes calculations, keeps notes, and reports test results; may perform routine contract inspection duties, such as monitoring daily progress of the contractors and verifying compliance with the approved project plans, Special Provisions and Caltrans Standard Specifications.

*Official job title is Engineering Technician III. For more detailed information regarding job duties, refer to the Engineering Technician III job description.


Physical: Incumbents frequently bend, stoop, kneel, work on rough and uneven terrain, are subject to extreme climates, and lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Working Conditions: Applicants must be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions, work in desert and mountainous areas and remote locations, and have the ability to drive in all weather conditions.

Schedule: Must be willing to work extended hours and overtime as needed.

Background: Incumbent must successfully complete a background check prior to appointment.

Travel: Travel throughout the County will be required, for which a County vehicle may be provided. 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.

Minimum Requirements

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

Option 1: Two (2) years of technical civil engineering experience which includes the application of civil engineering formulas, theories, and practices to construction, alteration, demolition, installation, or repair work.

Option 2: Five (5) years of experience equivalent to an Equipment Operator III in San Bernardino County, with responsibility for leading work crews operating heavy construction equipment in a variety of roadway, flood control maintenance and construction projects. Duties must include experience setting up projects; inspecting work; maintaining records for equipment, load counts, figures tonnage, job costs, etc.; and assisting with project cost estimating and scheduling.

Substitution for Education
One (1) year of additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education.
Substitution for Experience
An additional fifteen (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.

**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

The ideal candidate will have:
  • Experience sampling and testing various materials including soil, aggregate, concrete and asphalt for compliance with the special provisions.
  • Experience reading plans and specifications for civil engineering projects.
  • Materials testing certifications.

Selection Process

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.

Application Procedure : Please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire to be considered . Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaires.

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.

All communications regarding the remainder of the selection process will be via email . Please be sure the email provided on this application is always current; it is your responsibility to update your personal information. Update your Spam, Junk, Bulk and Firewall settings as needed to ensure that you receive all information pertaining to 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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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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Technical & Inspection Unit

The County of San Bernardino offers a range of benefit programs for employees and their eligible dependents. These include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a variety of voluntary benefits. Programs and benefit amounts vary and are based on bargaining unit, family size, hire date, plan selection, and number of hours worked.

For a summary of benefits,* please click here .

Refer to the appropriate MOU, contact the County's Employee Benefits and Services Division at (909) 387-5787 or visit the Benefits website for more detailed information at .

*Retirement benefits subject to change.

Job Address

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