ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN 2
Pay Range GC16
All classifications within this three-level series perform the duties necessary to locate, monitor and guide the construction of County public works projects, such as researching, planning, drafting, testing, surveying, taking measurements, hydrology and power generation equipment monitoring and maintenance, and inspecting for compliance.
This classification is intermediate-level within the engineering technician series, and is distinguished by performing journey-level technical engineering duties in accordance with established guidelines. This classification performs independent inspections of moderately complex projects and may have lead responsibility over lower-level engineering technicians.
EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES
(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples. Anyone position may not perform all listed tasks.)
1. Act as crew
survey crew in
land, road and
plans to fit
the County for
search for or
as an aid in
problems or in
data and maps
act as liaison
right of way.
and lead the
the field or
and demand for
10. Coordinate and supervise materials testing activities and laboratory operations; determine appropriate test methods and procedures; perform materials tests in the lab or in field; maintain, calibrate and repair equipment; write lab reports and maintain lab records.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION
Knowledge of: Considerable knowledge of mathematics including algebra, trigonometry and geometry; considerable knowledge of surveying principles and practices; considerable knowledge of basic hydraulics; considerable knowledge of civil engineering practices; considerable knowledge of construction materials and materials testing. Skill in: Use of field, office and drafting instruments; operation of computers. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; conduct research and prepare legal descriptions; maintain record keeping systems; estimate time and materials and manage time efficiently; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; lead the work of other employees; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, public agencies, contractors and the public.
Education, experience and training: Associate degree in engineering technology, land surveying, water resources or a related field and one year technical engineering experience OR three years experience in civil engineering or land surveying OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training. At time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver's license.
Some positions require a certification for operation of nuclear density devices, and/or certification for concrete testing.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF THIS POSITION
Work is performed under general direction or a higher classified engineering technician. Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience. The employee receives general instructions regarding the scope and approach to projects or assignments, but procedures and problem resolution are left to employee discretion and interpretation. Employee estimates and manages time efficiently. Work is reviewed periodically to ensure determinations and decisions made are in compliance to department policy and procedures.
Work is performed within established departmental policy and procedures, federal, state and county statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances; engineering standards and specifications; survey, design, engineering, drafting, water resources and materials testing reference manuals. The employee uses initiative and judgment in interpreting guidelines and in applying guidelines to particular situations or problems.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Regular and consistent attendance is required. Work is performed both in the office and the field. When in the office, work is sedentary; may involve hearing voice conversation, keyboarding, operating basic engineering equipment and blueprinting machinery with common exposure to chemicals and gasses. When outside in the field, work involves bending, color identification, hearing voice conversation, kneeling, lifting up to 60 pounds, operating survey equipment, pushing, stooping and walking rough terrain. Work is performed in an environment which involves everyday risks and discomforts, common exposure to pollens, dust, poison oak, traffic and fumes and sometime adverse weather conditions requiring safety precautions. A considerable amount of driving is required.