Ceres

Engineering Technician I/II - 2019 (19882708)

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Engineering
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Central Valley
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Full-Time
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7/24/2019 at 5pm or until 100 applicants
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$3,675.00-$4,931.00 Monthly
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Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Location

2220 Magnolia St Ceres, 95307

Description

Engineering Technician I: $3,675 - $4,467 monthly (paid bi-weekly)

Engineering Technician II: $4,057 - $4,931 monthly (paid bi-weekly)

2.0% COLA & Equity increase – July, 2020

 

Summary Description

Under immediate supervision (Engineering Technician I) or general supervision (Engineering Technician II), performs paraprofessional engineering office and field work involving surveying, design of Public Works facilities, construction inspection, and drafting.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Engineering Technician I - This is the entry level class in the Engineering Technician series. This class is distinguished from the Engineering Technician II series by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgement on matters related to established procedures and guidelines as are positions allocated to the II level. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks.

Engineering Technician II - This is the full journey level class within the Engineering Technician series. This class is distinguished from the Engineering Technician I by the assignment of the full range of duties assigned. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and they are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit.

Representative Duties

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  1. Design and prepare plans and specifications for public works projects, including pumping stations, streets, storm drains, and sewer lines.
  2. Research project design requirements; perform calculations and prepare estimates of time and material costs.
  3. Perform data collection and design for capital improvements.
  4. Make and check computations and record field data.
  5. Use CAD to perform moderate to difficult drafting work to prepare maps, plans, deeds, descriptions, exhibits, records, or surveys.
  6. Develop revised design and construction standards for public works structures and appurtenances.
  7. Check improvement plans for compliance with master plan, design criteria, special conditions, and City standards.
  8. Prepare engineering field reports and related documents.
  9. Answer inquiries from realtors, developers, engineers and the general public.
  10. Serve as construction inspector to ensure compliance on City projects, subdivisions, and encroachments.
  11. Update and maintain City basemap information.
  12. Issue encroachment, water, and sewer permits.
  13. May perform traffic counts and other special studies.
  14. Operate total station, transit, level, and other survey instruments in the performance of control, preliminary, and construction surveys, monument checks and related projects.
  15. Perform related duties as required.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT     

If you are a qualified individual with a disability as defined by the ADA and you need reasonable accommodation to participate in any of the examinations administered by the City of Ceres, you must notify the Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date or review date for the specific job. Official documentation of your functional limitations to support your request may be required.

 

THE CITY OF CERES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY

Ideal Candidate

QUALIFICATIONS

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Civil engineering principles, practices and methods applicable to office and field work involving the use of civil engineering software and associated equipment in the design, construction and maintenance of City public works projects.

Drafting and surveying principles, techniques, practices, equipment, and computer programs,.

Safe work practices and methods.

Mathematical concepts applicable to engineering.

Construction practices and methods.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Operation of CAD systems.

Standard drafting tools and equipment.

Ability to:

Learn and understand City engineering policies and procedures.

Prepare accurate plans, specifications, cost estimates and technical engineering reports.

Perform engineering design computations.

Check, design, and prepare engineering plans and studies.

Interpret complex construction plans and specifications.

Use and care for engineering and drafting instruments and equipment.

Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

Learn pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

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

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Engineering Technician I

Education/Training:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level courses in math, drafting, engineering, surveying, or a related field.

Experience:

Two years of increasingly responsible engineering, surveying, or drafting experience.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid Driver License.

Engineering Technician II

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education/Training:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level courses in math, drafting, engineering, surveying, or a related field.

Experience:

Two years of responsible municipal engineering experience equivalent to an Engineering Technician I in the City of Ceres.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid Driver License.

      Physical Demands and Working Environment

     The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully                   perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable                     individuals  with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed in an indoor and outdoor setting with exposure to all types of weather and temperature conditions, and travel from site to site.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting and field environment; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

      Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Benefits

Health: The City contributes toward the combined monthly premiums for medical, dental and vision a maximum of $710, $1,470 or $2,090, dependent on level of medical coverage enrollment. Some of the monthly plan premium options are currently at no cost  to the employee and family! Any employee contributions to health premiums are taken as pre-tax deductions. Employees eligible to waive medical coverage receive $200 per month in additional taxable compensation. Carriers include: Two Blue Shield HMOs, Blue Shield PPO, Kaiser HMO; Stanislaus Foundation Dental and Blue Shield MES Vision.

Retirement/Pension: The City offers a generous defined benefit plan pension (membership required) in the Stanislaus County Employees’ Retirement Association (StanCERA), as governed by County Employees’ Retirement Law of 1937 and Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA). “Classic members” (within the last six (6) months a member of StanCERA or a reciprocal retirement plan, e.g. CalPERS) are enrolled in the City’s 2% @ 55 plan; final compensation at retirement is based on the single highest year. Non-classic or “new members” are enrolled in the 2% @ 62 plan, and employees are required to pay 50% of the normal contribution rate as prescribed by PEPRA, currently 9.41%, on a pre-tax basis; final compensation at retirement is based on the average of the three highest years.

Other Benefits:  The City contributes an additional $100 per month through a qualified Section 125 plan to the employee’s Flexible Spending Account (FSA - for non-reimbursable medical expenses or daycare) or Health Savings Account (HSA), as applicable.

Voluntary Benefits & Leave:  Employee Assistance Program, voluntary options for Deferred Compensation (457), Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Voluntary Life and AD&D coverage, 96 hours of sick leave accrued each year with unlimited accrual; vacation accrual based on years of service with maximum accrual of 480 hours and 13 paid holidays (including one personal day) each year.

The City also participates in Social Security, which has a mandatory 7.65% contribution for Social Security and Medicare.

Special Instructions

Do not substitute any work experience in your resume.  All related work experience must be laid out in the EXPERIENCE section of this application.

SELECTION PROCESS

Those applicants whose strengths and qualifications most closely match the needs of the position will be invited to an interview and/or written quiz.  Applicants with a combined passing score from the two testing areas will be established on a hiring eligibility list which will be valid for six months from the date of certification.

The top three candidates from the eligibility list will be forwarded to the Department for a selection interview.

HIRING PROCESS 

Must pass City-paid, post-offer fingerprint scan which is required before hire as well as an employment check and reference check, a post-offer employment medical assessment exam and drug screen. At the time of hire, City employees must meet the I9 documentation requirements of the USCIS.

ACCOMMODATIONS  The City of Ceres will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are applicants or employees.  If you need an accommodation, you must notify the Human Resources Department in writing prior to the final filing date for this recruitment. 

The City of Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(209)538-5772
Contact email: