Engineering Technician II (Part-Time)

San Francisco/Peninsula
3/20/2018 at 5pm
$31.08-$37.79 Hourly


501 Primrose Road Burlingame, 94010


The City of Burlingame is looking for applicants who possess excellent interpersonal, customer service, and communication skills to apply for this exciting opportunity in the Public Works Department/Engineering Division as a part-time, temporary Engineering Technician II.  Under the general supervision of a Senior Engineer, the Engineering Technician II performs para-professional engineering office and field related work. Duties include performing surveying, drafting, minor inspections, issuing encroachment permits, and providing assistance with traffic, sidewalk, and other engineering programs. 


  • Interaction with the public.
  • Prepares plans for construction drawings in computer-aided drafting program (CAD)
  • Assists the Project Engineer in preparing project and contract documents.
  • Processes and issues permits.
  • Performs public right-of-way inspections.
  • Investigates and handles complaints related to encroachment permits.
  • Prepares maps and plots plans.
  • Processes construction progress payments, invoices, and submittals.
  • Prepares computer drawings, engineering computation, and spreadsheets for engineering and construction projects.
  • Assists with traffic studies, surveys, data analysis, and prepare reports on findings.
  • Researches property and easement information.
  • Maintains traffic calming devices, and create work orders.


Knowledge of:  Principles of algebra, geometry and trigonometry and their nomenclature; symbols, methods, practices, techniques and instruments used in drafting and survey work; geography of the city; Microsoft Office and CAD.

Ability to:  Collect and analyze data; communicate effectively.

Skills:  Ability to operate survey and drafting instruments and equipment.  Familiarity with Windows and Computer-Aided drafting programs such as AutoCad.


Education and Experience:  Graduation from a College or University with a background in Civil Engineering is strongly desired; preferably a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.

License:  Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license and acceptable driving record.


Ability to sit for long periods of time at desk or drafting table; to stand for long periods of time at counter and in field; to walk several blocks at a time in field; to be able to read/follow instructions and carry on detailed, technical conversations on the phone and at the counter; to crouch, kneel, stoop, squat to perform variety of tasks; to climb hills; to work outdoors in occasional adverse weather; to have sufficient vision, hearing and stamina to perform the above functions; to work effectively and cooperatively with staff and the public; to deal with wide variety of people with tact and diplomacy; to keep accurate records. 


Engineering Technician II:  $31.08 - $37.79 per hour, depending on experience.  Approximately 20 hours per week with availability during weekdays.


Interested candidates must submit a completed on-line employment application.  Resumes in lieu of a completed application will not be accepted.  Applications can be obtained on-line at https://www.calopps.org/city-of-burlingame.  Applications must be received by Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:00PM.


All applications will be reviewed for relevant education, experience, training and other job related qualifications. The most appropriately qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the recruitment process, which will consist of a department interview. The results of the interview will determine the applicant’s standing on the eligibility list. Eligibility lists are generally valid for one year upon establishment.  The Assistant Director of Public Works Director will make the final appointment.

  • Prior to appointment, candidates are subject to Livescan fingerprinting through the Department of Justice.
  • To comply with The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 new employees are required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States at date of hire.

The City of Burlingame is an equal Opportunity Employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or national origin in its employment actions, decisions, policies and practices.  The duties described in this announcement are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.  This announcement does not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and the City may modify or revoke any provision in this brochure without notice. 


Healthy Workplaces/Healthy Families Act of 2014 Paid Sick Leave Benefit. This benefit accrues at the rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked to a maximum benefit of 24 hours per year. There is no cash value associated with benefit. No other benefits are offered. This position is at will and is not part of the City's Civil Service System. There is no guarantee of hours and employment may end at any time.

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