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Engineering Technician

Posted: 03/01/2020

Submit resume by going to www.cityofwaterlooiowa.com, Career Opportunities, reviewing the Engineering Technician description and following directions to submit cover letter and resume. We will not accept mailed, faxed, hand-delivered or directly emailed resumes. Deadline to submit resume is Noon, Friday, April 3, 2020. Technical position responsible for performing inspection related work in the field and office on a variety of public works projects. The work is performed under the general direction of a higher-level engineer but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. May supervise or direct part time or seasonal employees. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) These functions are considered essential for successful performance in this job classification. 1. Conducts inspections of a variety of public works projects. 2. Assists in conducting inventory for and upkeep of pavement management system. 3. Uses GPS total station, transit, level and other survey tools. 4. Performs computer-aided drafting (CAD); uses databases and Civil 3D software. 5. Keeps thorough and accurate field notes of each assigned project including but not limited to records of construction quantities installed by contractors, compliance of construction materials, working day reports. 6. Reads, analyzes and records complex technical data and computations; prepares written reports, completes forms and performs required record keeping. 7. Reviews permit requests; issues permits and inspects work for conformance to contracted and City standards. 8. Responds to complaints and answers requests from the public regarding project information and schedules. 9. Participates in the preparation and maintenance of street, sewer and water records. 10. Performs inspections of street, sewer and sidewalk construction work. 11. Verifies elevation and other measurements necessary to assure that excavation, backfilling, grading, compaction, alignments, slopes, grades are proper. 12. Makes note of "as built" conditions. ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE & TRAINING 1. Graduate of an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Construction Engineering with major course work in construction or municipal engineering OR Graduate of a technical school or community college with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Civil Engineering Technology or a directly equivalent degree and prefer minimum one (1) year experience in public works design, engineering and public works inspection OR High school graduate/GED with minimum five (5) years experience in public works design, engineering and public works inspection. OR Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. 2. Pavement Management System (PMS) experience very desirable. 3. IDOT Plant and Materials certification desirable. 4. General computer, database, computer-aided drafting (CAD) and Civil 3D software experience. 5. Good knowledge of mathematics as it pertains to engineering problems. 6. Iowa Driver's License and good driving record based on City of Waterloo driver performance criteria.

Type of Employment: Full-Time