Engineering Technician III

(Stormwater Utility Rate Credit Program Engineering Tech)
Recruitment #13-0103-01

Work Schedule:Monday - Friday 8-5
Opening Date:2/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Closing Date:2/22/2013 11:59:00 PM
Type of Recruitment: Open Competitive
Salary:$22.04 - $26.94/hour + benefits
Employment Type: Full Time Career
Department:Public Works
Bargaining Unit:AFSCME

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The City of Salem is looking for an Engineering Technician to support the stormwater utility credit program, providing technical advice regarding stormwater facility design and review to other staff in Development Services section of Public Works Department, and serve as a subject matter expert in Public Works regarding stormwater issues.† this position will also assist in review of permits and assist customers with permit applications.


This is technical and skilled subprofessional engineering work. Work involves responsibility for directing a survey party over very basic survey work, or a combination of testing and inspection of construction materials and projects, and highly skilled drafting and map work. Work requires application of precise engineering knowledge gained through training and experience. Work direction may be exercised over subordinates engaged in survey, drafting, and inspection activities. Work may be concentrated in a survey party chief assignment or may involve several major areas of emphasis including complex engineering drafting using CADD or design review of relatively standardized designs. An employee of this class exercises independent judgment under general supervision.

This job is distinguished from Survey Party Chief by the latterís more independent responsibility for projects of greater scope and complexity. It is distinguished from CADD Technician by the requirement in CADD Tech to spend a significant portion of time in design and drafting where the design work is from rough concepts to support one or more projects. It is distinguished from PW Development and Inspection Specialist by the latterís requirements for State of Oregon plumbing and cross-connection licensures.


The listed job functions are illustrative of the classification level and not intended to list all duties typically assigned to this classification. Employees may do all or some of the listed duties, or other related duties.

Act as party chief of a survey crew performing very basic survey work; direct recording of field notes and the use of survey equipment.

Prepare basic plans, specifications, and drawings for storm drainage, water and sewer, and sidewalk projects.
Lead others and participate in legal and property records research, and boundary studies.

Lead and participate in computing of assessments and project costs.

Organize and lead testing and construction inspection procedures.

Respond to public inquiries.

Investigate circumstances and resolve technical matters in accordance with established appropriate records.

Confer with persons requesting service; communicate technical information concerning the application of engineering policies and procedures of interest to community groups, citizens, or city employees.


Considerable experience in engineering and drafting; completion of a two-year technical course with an associate degree from an accredited college with major course work in engineering or mathematics; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the following knowledge and abilities:

Experience†and/or education in the construction, design or operation of stormwater management facilities

Experience with high volume, front line (first point of contact)†customer service with technical,†or professional project management†personnel, as well as the general public.

Experience implementing stormwater regulations.

Considerable knowledge of

Elementary principles of civil engineering,†

Methods employed in land surveying and the use of appropriate instruments.†

Construction and inspection methods and materials and testing techniques.

Knowledge of†

Principles of engineering designing procedures.†

Drafting methods and instruments.†

Engineering maps and records.

Ability to

Perform precise survey and drafting tasks, to make complex calculations, to reduce field notes, and to prepare drawings and reports for public works and utilities projects.†

Maintain effective working relations with other employees, contractors, and members of the public.†

Independently plan and prioritize work for completion.†

Effectively provide technical assistance and work direction to subordinate personnel.†

Use modern office equipment including personal computers.†

Meet the City's driving standards including maintaining a valid Oregon Class C driverís license.†

Maintain required work hours and attendance.


Work is performed in an open office environment with a counter that is accessible to the general public.† Employees will be expected to perform the tasks assigned as well as respond to customers at the counter.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties or roles performed by personnel so classified. It is as well intended to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


TO APPLY:† Please complete the on-line Application and submit electronically by the close date at Applications must be received by the Human Resources Department by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. You will receive an email confirmation of your submitted electronic application. The City cannot be responsible for material that is illegible or missing as a result of transmitting or which may be lost through the mail.

All newly selected finalists for City employment are subject to a criminal background check and may be subject to testing for drugs.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Women, Minorities and Disabled individuals are encouraged to apply. ADA accommodations will be provided upon request.† TTD/TTY 503-588-6009

This announcement is not an implied contract and may be modified or revoked without notice.

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