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  • Civil Engineering Technician

    City of Superior
    Job Description
    Come and join our Engineering team!
    The City of Superior is accepting applications to fill one full-time Civil Engineering Technician position.  Civil Engineering Technicians perform a variety of technical work related to Civil Engineering such as infrastructure inspection, design, surveying, and project management.  
     
    Civil Engineering Technician is a four-level job classification with each level requiring varying levels of expertise and experience.  The City of Superior is accepting applications at all levels. Candidates are hired to the appropriate level based upon their qualifications.

    Wage Level:  Dependent on qualifications at the time of hire. Starting wage toward the lower end.
    Civil Engineering Technician I:    $20.46 - $25.57/hour, Pay Grade D
    Civil Engineering Technician II:   $24.27 - $30.34/hour, Pay Grade F
    Civil Engineering Technician III:  $28.09 - $35.11/hour, Pay Grade H
    Civil Engineering Technician IV:  $31.01 - $37.51/hour, Pay Grade I
     
    Pay plan is made up of 10 wage steps.  Employees move to the next step in the pay plan on their anniversary date of hire with the City if meeting expectations of their position.  

    Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (37.5 hours/week) or as needed otherwise

    Benefits:  Health/Dental Insurance, Retirement, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays 
     
    Employment Standards:
    DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
    Civil Engineering Technician I:  An employee in this class performs routine tasks in assisting on field surveys, infrastructure inspection, drafting, mapping, monitoring and modeling.  Tasks must be performed with skill and accuracy for data collected and drawings made are used in the development of plans and specifications.  Specific assignments and instructions are received from a supervisor which require limited independent judgment.  This is the hiring and training level for individuals in technical engineering work.  Individuals who through work performance show that they are capable of higher level work will be given higher level assignments for advancement to the Civil Engineering Technician II classification.
     
    Civil Engineering Technician II:  An employee in this class performs sub-professional engineering and technical work using and maintaining hardware and software for conducting field surveys, infrastructure inspections, drafting, mapping, monitoring and modeling.  An Civil Engineering Technician II is responsible for following standard engineering methods, procedures, and practices as well as departmental policies.  Duties are performed with skill and accuracy.  Data collected is used to document compliance with construction standards, document the condition of various City infrastructures and in the development of plans, programs and specifications.  The employee in this class works under general supervision of the ESD CS Engineer & Ops Manager, Assistant Public Works Director or designee.  The Civil Engineering Technician II is a training position leading to more advanced Civil Engineering Technician positions based upon Divisional needs.
     
    Civil Engineering Technician III:  An employee in this class performs skilled para-professional engineering and technical work while using and maintaining hardware and software used in conducting this work.  Work is characterized by the exercise of considerable independent judgment and the ability to supervise and manage construction sites or programs as the City’s representative and to interpret and apply technical information. An employee in this class must combine field surveys, infrastructure inspections, drafting, mapping, monitoring and modeling with knowledge of construction methods and materials and apply them to various public works construction projects to determine if contract specifications are met. This employee performs project planning, construction design, and specification development.  Most assignments are performed in accordance with prescribed procedures and practices, though difficult assignments and those requiring considerable application of engineering and technical skill are outlined in detail and performed under the supervision of the ESD CS Engineer & Ops Manager, Assistant Public Works Director or designee.  The Civil Engineering Technician III is a training position leading to the Civil Engineering Technician IV position based upon Divisional needs.
     
    Civil Engineering Technician IV:  An employee in this class performs advanced para-professional engineering and technical work of a complex nature.  This level differs from the preceding level in that the scope and complexity of work is greater.  In addition to the characteristics of an Civil Engineering Technician III, the Civil Engineering Technician IV is responsible for engineering and technical project and program management, administering engineering contracts, alternative and feasibility analysis for prioritizing public works construction projects, advanced mapping and modeling analysis and assisting the supervisor with staff training and development.  The engineering related work is performed under the direction of ESD CS Engineer & Ops Manager, Assistant Public Works Director or designee.
      
    TYPICAL TASKS:
    Civil Engineering Technician I
     1.        Uses surveying, inspection, and monitoring software and equipment such as GPS, total stations, flow monitors and other engineering equipment as needed.
     2.        Performs field work, studies, surveys and inspections of City infrastructure (new and existing) such as roads, streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, ditches, sewers and drainage-ways.
     3.        Conducts utility locates.
     4.        Assists inspection of construction for compliance with contract provisions, standard specifications, and applicable codes.
     5.        Documents inspections using approved manuals and forms.
     6.        Creates basic maps, layouts and figures from templates.
     7.        Assists the public in answering questions and concerns regarding engineering related topics.
     8.        Performs related tasks as required.
     
    Civil Engineering Technician II - (in addition to the above)
    9.         Obtains all necessary data and creates detailed plans in AutoCAD for construction project bid documents.
    10.       Constructs and maintains databases used for GIS mapping and related information or applications.
    11.       Managing of individual projects and programs as directed by thesupervisor.
    12.       Performs land surveying for proper alignment, grade and location of City infrastructure (new and existing).
    13.       Maintains surveying, inspection, and monitoring equipment in good operating condition.
    14.       Inspects construction for compliance with contracts, standards specifications, and other applicable codes.
    15.       Inputs and maintains data obtained from field work, studies, surveys, inspections, and monitoring.
    16.       Creates complex maps, layouts and figures and creates templates.
    17.       Creates construction inspection and technical manuals, summary reports, and specifications for bids.
    18.       Calculates cost and quantity estimates.
    19.       Cross-training of other engineering staff and student workers.
    20.       Performs related tasks as required.
    Civil Engineering Technician III - (in addition to the above)
    21.       Manages multiple projects and programs as directed by the supervisor.
    22.       Incorporates plans and specifications into bid document templates.
    23.       Supervises and manages public works construction projects as the City’s representative.
    24.       Creates various projects and programs as directed by the supervisor.
    25.       Performs related tasks as required.

    Civil Engineering Technician IV - (in addition to the above)
    26.       Administers public works projects from conception to design to construction to close-out.
    27.       Manages multiple complex public works projects or programs and coordinating staffing and resources necessary for the execution of these projects.
    28.       Project and program planning including alternative and feasibility analysis.
    29.       Assists the Supervisor in training and staff development.
    30.       Performs related tasks as required.

    EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:
    Knowledges:
    Civil Engineering Technician I
    Some knowledge of:
    • Engineering practices;
    • AutoCAD and related software applications;
    • Surveying methods, techniques and equipment;
    • Legal land descriptions and the laws and regulations dealing with the registration of deeds.
    Civil Engineering Technician II (In addition to the above)
    Working knowledge of:
    • Technical civil or environmental engineering principles and practices and field surveying techniques;
    • AutoCAD and related software applications.
    GIS, databases, and related software applications. Some knowledge of:
    • Project management;
    • Public works construction methods and materials;
    • Technical writing.
    Civil Engineering Technician III (In addition to the above)
    Thorough knowledge of:
    • Principles and practices of civil or environmental engineering, mathematics, surveying and construction methods and materials;
    • Plan preparation for City construction projects;
    • Infrastructure inspection; 
    • GIS editing and map production.
    Working Knowledge of:
    • Research and technical writing.
    Civil Engineering Technician IV (In addition to the above)
    Thorough knowledge of:
    • Program development;
    • Advanced GIS;
    • Contract administration;
    • Project management.
    Working knowledge of:
    • Staff development.
    Abilities:
    Civil Engineering Technician I
    Ability to:
    • Perform mathematical computations;
    • Make neat, accurate and legible drawings;
    • Explain technical information tactfully and courteously to the general public;
    • Follow oral and written instructions;
    • Record, compile, tabulate, summarize and analyze data;
    • Maintain effective working relationships with staff and general public;    
    • Complete Medic First Aid and Confined Entry training;
    • Safely lift 35 pounds to overhead level.  Lift and carry equipment weighing 60 pounds.  Remove and replace manhole covers, weighing approximately 120 pounds, with the use of a manhole pick.
    Civil Engineering Technician II (In addition to the above)
    Ability to:
    • Use and maintain survey, drafting, and monitoring instruments;
    • Draft plans and write specifications;
    • Interpret plans and specifications;
    • Conduct cost estimates and compile necessary data;
    • Inspect public works construction projects for compliance with specifications;
    • Keep records, prepare reports and manuals;
    • Explain and dispense technical information tactfully and courteously to the general public;
    • Perform GIS editing and map production;
    • Work with computer hardware and software;
    • Train other employees in work performed;
    • Follow technical oral and written instructions.
    Civil Engineering Technician III (In addition to the above)
    Ability to:
    • Perform complex mathematical computations;
    • Design and plan public works construction projects;
    • Exercise judgment in performing engineering duties;
    • Administer contracts;
    • Develop programs;
    • Manage projects;
    • Perform advanced GIS work.
    Civil Engineering Technician IV (In addition to the above)
    Ability to:
    • Effectively administer a project from start to finish;
    • Manage multiple projects.
     
    Requirements/Special Requirements:
    REQUIREMENTS:
    Training and experience:  Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledges and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain these knowledges and abilities would be:
     
    Civil Engineering Technician I:  A two year degree in civil engineering or architectural technology including basic and advanced course work in AutoCAD and two years of experience in drafting, surveying or related technical engineering experience or a four year degree in an engineering or science related background.
     
    Civil Engineering Technician II:   A two year degree in civil engineering or architectural technology including basic and advanced course work in AutoCAD and three years of experience in drafting, surveying or related technical engineering experience or a four year degree in an engineering or science related background with two years of experience performing similar work.

    Civil Engineering Technician III:   Equivalent to a two year degree in Engineering or related field, two years experience performing similar work, advanced GIS training.  Or a four year degree in Engineering or Science related field with medic first aid and confined entry certifications and advanced training in GIS and AutoCAD.

    Civil Engineering Technician IV:  Equivalent to a four year degree in Engineering or Science related field with two years experience performing similar work, advanced GIS and AutoCAD training.  
     
    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
    Driver License Requirement:  Must possess valid driver's license or be able to provide suitable transportation as approved by the department head.
    Residency Requirement: No residency requirement.
    Post Job Offer Medical Examination Requirement: Must pass post offer drug screen, medical examination for the occupational group, and lifting capacity test prior to hire.

    Bargaining Unit: Non-Union/FLSA Non-exempt                 EEOC Job Category: Technicians
    Occupational Grouping: Engineering                                  Worker's Comp Code: Operations
     
     
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