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Engineering/Planning/Surveying Technician I (#MFBA01)
$24,346.00 Yearly Min / $30,433.00 Yearly Mid / $36,520.00 Yearly Max


Engineering/Planning/Surveying Technician II (#MFBA02)
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$27,870.00 Yearly Min / $34,838.00 Yearly Mid / $41,806.00 Yearly Max


Engineering/Planning/Surveying Technician III (#MFBA03)
$31,912.00 Yearly Min / $39,890.00 Yearly Mid / $47,868.00 Yearly Max


Engineering/Planning/Surveying Technician IV (#MFBA04)
$39,093.00 Yearly Min / $48,866.00 Yearly Mid / $58,639.00 Yearly Max


Engineering/Planning/Surveying Technician V (#MFBA05)
$44,755.00 Yearly Min / $55,944.00 Yearly Mid / $67,133.00 Yearly Max




Description of Occupational Work

This class series uses five levels of work in the Technical Services Occupational Group, Engineering Services Series and describes technical work applying engineering, planning and/or surveying principles and practices to support various engineering/planning initiatives.  Engineering/Planning/Surveying Technicians (EPS Technician) carry out a variety of activities in the areas of construction, inspection, surveying, design, maintenance, materials and research, traffic, and planning.

Note: The career ladder incorporates Technician levels I, II, III and IV where appropriate. Based on the level of technician work applicable to the employing agency and functional area, positions can be allocated up to level III or IV. The Technician I level is to provide entry into the class series but does not preclude hiring at higher levels. To implement the career ladder, current employees are assigned to the level for which they meet minimum qualifications and promotional standards. Employees may be promoted through the career ladder in accordance with promotional standards. The promotional standards, a selection document under separate cover, set forth the criteria that identify, measure and verify successful performance at each level. Advancement of employees through the career ladder is dependent on an agency/department's operational needs and distribution of work. Therefore, all employees may not have the opportunity to advance to the highest level in the career ladder at a given point in time.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Inspects infrastructures to ensure compliance with design plans, materials specifications, safety requirements, construction processes, local, state and federal codes and on going maintenance requirements; documents/reports compliance or deficiencies.
     
  • Designs/develops/reviews engineering project/site layouts, alignments, profiles, studies, graphs and other related activities.
     
  • Compiles and records notes, sketches, test results, inspection data and other information to document compliance and/or develop designs, specifications, reports, maps and other geographically based data.
     
  • Conducts various studies to be used by others to analyze needs/develop plans, record characteristics and other related activities.
     
  • Conducts data analysis to determine accuracy of data collected, develop recommendations, develop corrective designs and/or ensure compliance.
     
  • Tests/evaluates the quality of materials or designs to verify adherence to contracts and specifications.
     
  • Obtains survey data, such as angles, elevations, points, and contours, using electronic distance measuring equipment and other surveying instruments.
     
  • Calculates/measures area and volume dimensions, horizontal and vertical geometry, profile and component specifications, and material testing dimensions using calculators or computers.
     
  • Operates computer assisted drafting equipment or other tools of the trade.
     
  • Reads and interprets plans, specification, blueprints and other engineering documents.

Levels of Work

EPS Technician I

This is the first level in the technician series. Positions at this level apply established techniques, procedures, practices, and methods to less complex technician assignments. Work is performed under close supervision of a technical superior.

  • Performs less complex technician work, which is limited in scope. Assists higher level technicians.
  • Regular contacts are typically with internal agency staff and others outside the agency, for the purpose of coordinating and gathering information.

EPS Technician II

This is the full performance level in the technician series. Positions at this level report to a technical superior. Work is reviewed periodically for progress.

  • Performs moderately complex technician work, which is broad in scope and requires application of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures for assigned functional area.
  • Reviews moderately complex project plans or portions of complex plans to determine compliance with state and/or federal regulations and design standards.
  • Periodically acts as lead, overseeing, guiding and providing technical assistance to others.
  • Ensures quality by assessing technical procedures and practices.
  • Contacts are for the purpose of exchanging or collecting information, explaining procedures and gathering facts to describe problems to higher level.

EPS Technician III

This is the advanced technician level. Positions at this level apply advanced technician skills in a technician function(s) and may serve as a project lead for complex projects. Positions at this level report to a technical superior. Work is reviewed at critical stages.

  • Performs complex technician work requiring independent analysis to formulate and implement solutions to problems and requires application of advanced concepts. 
  • Project lead work involves the accountability for the work product of two or more full-time equivalent positions.
  • Typical elements of direct control include assigning tasks, monitoring progress and workflow, checking the product, scheduling work, and establishing work standards.
  • Prepares progress payments and change orders for approval by higher authorities.
  • Provides technical review for manuals, maps and other general informational publications.
  • Trains lower level technicians.
  • Participates in meetings and public workshops.
  • Performs detailed review of engineering projects.
  • Contacts are for the purpose of implementing engineering/planning/surveying initiatives, educating others in unfamiliar concepts, and identifying/resolving problems.

EPS Technician IV

Positions at this level perform expert technician work in one specific technician function OR supervise a major project OR several complex projects simultaneously. Positions at this level work under the general direction of a technical superior. Work is reviewed at completion.

  • Expert technician work involves providing technical expertise in making decisions in the review, analysis, coordination and delivery of a technician function; troubleshoots complex technical problems.
  • Supervision is exercised over at least two or more merit, full time positions (per Merit Rule 5.1460), one of which must be in the technician series and cannot be limited to contractual staff. The elements of supervision include planning, assigning, reviewing, evaluating, coaching, training, and recommending hire, fire and discipline.
  • Develops complex and detailed analytical and technical reports, maps or other geographic representation of data.
  • Resolves contract interpretations and technical problems within the limits of contract documents, policies and standards.
  • Develops/reviews plans, specifications, designs, studies or surveys.
  • Conducts meetings and participates in public workshops.
  • Contacts are typically with other state agencies, federal and state regulatory agencies, legislators, contractors, general public organizations and interest groups for the purpose of resolving compliance problems/issues and to explain needed modifications to plans/projects.

EPS Technician V

Positions at this level supervise multiple major projects/units simultaneously OR supervise a major agency/statewide technician function. Positions at this level work under the general direction of a technical superior. 

  • Supervision, as defined in level IV, is accountable for supervising employees and all phases related to multiple major projects/units simultaneously including administering contracts.
  • Supervision of a major agency/statewide technician function.
  • Administers multiple complex contracts for compliance with contract terms and specifications, approves progress payments, and recommends approval of final payments.
  • Coordinates all facets of multiple complex projects including the review of site plans and engineering designs.
  • Regular contacts are typically with agency management, contractors regarding on-going projects/activities, to resolve compliance problems/issues and to review/explain contract terms/specifications, project goals and objectives.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA's listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
  • Knowledge of engineering, planning and surveying principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of applicable state, federal and departmental laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures and processes pertaining to assigned technician function(s).
  • Knowledge of data collection and analysis.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics, geometry and algebra.
  • Knowledge of instruments, equipment and materials used in a technician function.
  • Knowledge of safety standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans, specifications and/or maps.
  • Ability to compute scale conversions.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records.
  • Ability to use and maintain instruments and equipment used in assigned technician function.
  • Ability to operate a computer and use appropriate software.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and private officials, the public, co-workers and subordinates.
  • Ability to read and interpret simple charts, tables and graphs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
In addition to the above Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, the EPS Technician II requires:
  • Knowledge of state, department and division goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of contracts, plans, specifications and special provisions.
  • Skill in the methods of record keeping.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting detailed plans.
  • Skill in calculating area, volume, rates, ratios, etc.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting survey notes, maps, soils diagrams and similar sources of data for assigned technician function.
  • Skill in conducting field studies, tests, surveys, and investigations based on engineering/planning/surveying principles and practices.
  • Skill in applying mathematical and basic statistical concepts.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, the public, contractors and representatives from federal regulatory agencies, municipalities and other state agencies.
In addition to the above Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, the EPS Technician III requires:
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of project supervision.
  • Knowledge of estimating time, material and cost.
  • Skills in applying the principles and practices of engineering/planning/surveying in designing and reviewing plans and specifications.
  • Skill in evaluating and mitigating contract disputes.
  • Ability to train others.
  • Ability to identify and analyze problems/needs/issues, assess their impact and make recommendations.
  • Ability to explain project characteristics, schedules and status factors.
  • Ability to monitor project costs and progress, ensuring cost allowance and completion dates are met.
In addition to the above Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, the EPS Technician IV requires:
  • Knowledge of public hearing objectives, processes and information to be presented.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of project management.
  • Knowledge of contract management.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.
  • Skill in the principles and practices of supervision.
  • Skill in designing complex plans.
  • Skill in assessing training needs and providing training.
  • Ability to apply, interpret and explain applicable complex regulations, statutes, plans, specifications, and administrative functions.
  • Ability to prepare and evaluate technical reports.
  • Ability to prepare and present complete and clear technical recommendations.
  • Ability to plan, schedule assign and control work so that completion dates and cost allowances are met.
  • Ability to organize and make effective presentations to management officials or other government agencies.
  • Ability to trouble-shoot and test procedures used.
  • Ability to provide guidance and direction to a variety of people pertaining to applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures and assigned technician function(s).
  • Ability to compile data, analyze facts, draw conclusions and recommend courses of action.
In addition to the above Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, the EPS Technician V requires:
  • Skill in contract management.
  • Skill in the principles and practices of project management.
  • Skill in project planning and design.
  • Skill in estimating time, material and costs.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Engineering/Planning/Surveying Technician I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

 

ADA (American's with Disabilities Act) Compliance

  1. Knowledge of applied mathematical computations including algebra and geometry. 
  2. Knowledge of reviewing and interpreting construction plans and details, schematics or technical drawings to determine compliance. 
  3. Knowledge of using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data. 
  4. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Bridge Design; Design Quality:  Real Estate Engineering; Design Quality: Consistency Control:

  1. Knowledge of applied mathematical computations including algebra and geometry.
  2. Knowledge of interpreting construction plans and details, schematics or technical drawings.
  3. Knowledge of performing Computer Assisted Drafting and Design (CADD) using software such as MicroStation or AutoCAD.
  4. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Bridge Management; Construction Inspection; Construction Estimating:

  1. Knowledge of applied mathematical computations.
  2. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving). 

Design Quality:  Stormwater Management; ConTech; Constructability Timing & Review; Pavement Management; Public Works; Roadside Enforcement; Traffic Signal Construction/Inspection:

  1. Knowledge of applied mathematical computations including algebra and geometry.
  2. Knowledge of interpreting construction plans and details, schematics or technical drawings.
  3. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Engineering Support Materials & Research:

  1. Knowledge of applied mathematical computations including algebra and geometry. 
  2. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Engineering Support Survey:

  1. Knowledge of applied mathematical computations including algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
  2. Knowledge of interpreting construction plans and details, schematics or technical drawings.
  3. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).  

Maintenance Support; Project Development: Pavement & Rehabilitation:

  1. Knowledge of applied mathematical computations including algebra and geometry.
  2. Knowledge of interpreting construction plans and details, schematics or technical drawings.
  3. Knowledge of performing Computer Assisted Drafting and Design (CADD) using software such as MicroStation or AutoCAD.
  4. Knowledge of using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
  5. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Planning; Traffic Engineering Studies; Traffic Engineering Systems Design:

  1. Knowledge of applied mathematical computations.
  2. Knowledge of interpreting construction plans and details, schematics or technical drawings.
  3. Knowledge of performing Computer Assisted Drafting and Design (CADD) using software such as MicroStation or AutoCAD.
  4. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Planning: Decision and Data Support:

  1. Knowledge of applied mathematical computations.  
  2. Knowledge of interpreting construction plans and details, schematics or technical drawings.
  3. Knowledge of using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
  4. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Planning: Process and Quality Control:

  1. Knowledge of applied mathematical computations including algebra and geometry.  
  2. Knowledge of interpreting construction plans and details, schematics or technical drawings.
  3. Knowledge of using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
  4. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Public Utility Coordination

  1. Knowledge of applied mathematical computations including algebra and geometry.
  2. Knowledge of performing Computer Assisted Drafting and Design (CADD) using software such as MicroStation or AutoCAD.
  3. Knowledge of using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data
  4. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).  

Signs & Pavement Markings:

  1. Knowledge of applied mathematical computations including algebra and geometry.
  2. Knowledge of interpreting construction plans and details, schematics or technical drawings.
  3. Knowledge of using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
  4. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Traffic Engineering Safety Officer:

  1. Knowledge of applied mathematical computations.
  2. Knowledge of interpreting construction plans and details, schematics or technical drawings.
  3. Knowledge of using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data. 
  4. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).  

Traffic - Transportation Management Center TMC:

  1. Knowledge of applied mathematical computations.
  2. Knowledge of interpreting construction plans and details, schematics or technical drawings. 
  3. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

CLASS:
MFBA01
EST:
7/1/2002
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
94120

CLASS:
MFBA02
EST:
7/1/2002
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
94121

CLASS:
MFBA03
EST:
7/1/2002
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
94122

CLASS:
MFBA04
EST:
7/1/2002
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
94123

CLASS:
MFBA05
EST:
7/1/2002
REV:
1/1/1900
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
94124