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Position Title:Engineering Technician (Development Services)
Reference Number:13.105
Division:General Staffing
Contact Name:Human Resources
Contact Phone:916-774-5475
Contact Fax:916-774-5350
Position Description:SALARY: $3,596 to $5,060 MONTHLY (26 PAY PERIODS ANNUALLY)

FINAL FILING DATE: Accepting the first 50 qualified applications or closing at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2014, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST.

TENTATIVE TEST DATES: Oral Interview Exam: March 26, 2014


The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the position of Engineering Technician II in the Development Services – Engineering Division. The normal work schedule will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A flex schedule may be available.

To perform a variety of technical office and field work involving drafting, surveying, mapping, and related engineering activities.

This is the journey level class in the Engineering Technician series and is distinguished from the I level by the ability to perform the full range of duties assigned with only occasional instruction or assistance as unusual or unique situations arise. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the I level.

Receives general supervision from higher level engineering supervisory and management staff and may receive technical and functional supervision from higher level technical staff, as appropriate.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES – Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Prepare, update, and revise engineering maps and drawings related to a variety of public works/capital improvement projects; perform preliminary engineering design work and calculations, including preparation of plans, charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, and sketches.

• Prepare details of construction features and alignment; determine cut and fill requirements using various mathematical calculations; identify and locate utilities, easements, property lines and related information from engineering plans.

• Check calculations and estimates used in design and projection of various maps including parcel maps, subdivision maps, City maps, and utility systems maps; maintain map record files of properties, utilities and improvements; prepare, issue, track, and file encroachment and grading permits.

• Calculate quantities and cost estimates for assigned public works and utility construction projects; obtain vendor/contractor price quotes, produce requisitions, and sign off on purchase orders for equipment, materials and supplies related to work assignment.

• Perform field work including surveying and staking of in-house work force projects using a variety of technical survey equipment; reduce field survey notes and computer traverses, grades, closures, distances and areas for office use.

• Conduct traffic and parking surveys, compile and tabulate information and produce traffic count reports; maintain related reports and files; assist in developing striping, signage and/or detour plans related to traffic flow and control; make recommendations regarding traffic control devices.

• File and retrieve engineering and related plans, maps, exhibits and various documents; update files and maintain document reference and retrieval systems.
• Provide internal and external customers with information, such as legal descriptions of parcels, address verification, property ownership, assessor's parcel numbers, zoning designations, easements, flood zone designations, public right-of-way, property jurisdiction and assessment districts.

• Assist with public outreach events.

• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.

• Perform related duties as assigned.


Engineering Technician I

Knowledge of:

• Terminology, methods, practices and techniques used in sub-professional engineering work, including drafting, surveying, and mapping.

• Principles of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.

• Scale representation on maps.

• Applicable equipment and instruments used in drafting, surveying, and mapping.

• English usage, spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

• Principles and practices of algebra, geometry and trigonometry as applied to the computation of angles, areas, distances and traverses.

• Policies and regulations related to construction, extension, and maintenance of a variety of public works and utility systems and facilities.

• Principles and practices of technical report writing and data presentation.

• Survey and audit techniques and practices related to area of assignment.

• Applicable equipment and instruments used in area of assignment.

• Engineering maps and records.

• Construction materials and methods.

Ability to:

• Perform variety of technical office and field engineering work involving, drafting, surveying, and mapping.

• On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information including engineering calculations; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedure; and explain regulations and procedures to others.

• On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently bend, squat, climb, kneel or twist while performing field work; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift of carry weight of 10 pounds or less.

• Learn to reduce, interpret and apply field notes in performing drafting work.

• Learn to use CAD (Computer Aided Drafting), GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and GPS (Global Positioning System) and other computer applications related to technical engineering work.

• Learn the application of map scale representation related to engineering design and construction.

• Learn to compile and analyze technical information and prepare technical documents and reports related to area of assignment.

• Learn to assess vendor/contractor services, related equipment, and associated costs.

• Perform mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy.

• Use and care for drafting, mechanical, and computer instruments/equipment.

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

• Independently perform sub-professional engineering duties related to area of assignment.

• Use CAD (Computer Aided Drafting), GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and GPS (Global Positioning System) and other computer applications related to technical engineering work.

• Reduce, interpret and apply field notes in performing drafting work.

• Compile and analyze technical information; problem-solve complicated engineering issues and identify alternatives and make related recommendations.
• Assess vendor/contractor services, related equipment, and associated costs.

• Perform engineering and mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy.

• Perform database management tasks related to area of assignment.

• Use and care for instruments, tools, equipment, and software related to area of assignment.

Experience and Training


• Two years of technical engineering experience similar to an Engineering Technician I with the City of Roseville.


• Equivalent to completion of an Associate’s degree, with course work in mathematics, drafting, CAD, GPS, GIS, database management or a related field.

License or Certificate

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.


1.  Describe your understanding of what improvement plans are used for and any personal experience you have working with improvement plans (i.e. plan checking, inspection, etc.).

2.  Describe your understanding of how the development process works from entitlement application to project completion.

3.  Describe in detail, the experience you have working with various computer software (for example: Word, Excel, Databases, CAD, GIS, etc.).

Applications and responses to supplemental questionnaire will be screened to those most meeting the needs of the department. Those applicants may be invited to an oral interview exam (weighted 100%). Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid pre-employment medical exam, a drug and alcohol screening test, and a fingerprint check.

Job Status:Regular / Benefitted, Salary
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