Yuba County

Engineering Technician I/II

Northern California Inland
3/26/2018 at 5pm
$3,696.00-$4,576.00 Monthly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


915 8th Street Suite 123 Marysville, 95901


The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for the position of Engineering Technician I/II in the Public Works Department. This position performs responsible sub-professional office and field work in support of County engineering activities including surveying, drafting, traffic data collection, public works inspection, permit issuance, and map review. Initially under close supervision, incumbents perform the less skilled work while learning County and departmental procedures and becoming familiar with a variety of sub-professional engineering/surveying technical support work. As experience is gained, duties become more diversified and are performed under general supervision. This class is alternately staffed with Engineering Technician II; incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency, which meet the qualifications for the higher level.


Ideal Candidate

Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have knowledge of engineering or surveying mathematics through trigonometry; principles and practices of engineering drafting. Skill in making accurate engineering or surveying calculations; reading and interpreting a variety of plans, specifications, maps, descriptions and other technical documents. Ability to organize, plan and prioritize work, developing specific goals and plans to accomplish your work in a timely manner as established by regulations and local policy.

Qualifications & Requirements:

Level I Minimum: At least one year of related college level course work (30 semester units) with a minimum of math through trigonometry and two years of progressively related experience in engineering, drafting, construction, surveying, CAD and/or GIS.

Level I Preferred: In addition to the minimum requirements, a total of two years (60 semester units) of related college level course work and two additional years of progressively related experience in engineering, drafting, construction, surveying, CAD and/or GIS.

Level II Minimum: Two years of related college level course work (60 semester units) with a minimum of math through trigonometry and three years of progressively related experience in engineering, drafting, construction, surveying CAD/GIS with at least one year of experience at a level equivalent to the County’s class of Engineering Technician I.

Level II Preferred: In addition to the minimum, Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in an appropriate engineering discipline or related field and additional years of progressively related experience with at least one year of experience at a level equivalent to the County’s class of Engineering Tech I.

Candidates with strong experience who lack the education are encouraged to apply.




Hiring Range Level I: $3,696-$4,066 Monthly + Benefits

Hiring Range Level II: $4,160-$4,576 Monthly + Benefits


Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years


Misc. See Pension Reform Link on Human Resources Webpage for additional information. Yuba County does not participate in Social Security.


12 days for first 5 yrs with incremental increases every 5 yrs thereafter, up to 20 yrs


An average of 14 paid holidays per year (this number includes 2 floating holidays)


Accrued every payroll period, up to 12 days per yr


The County pays 90% of the Basic Plan premium for employee only or 70% for employee eligible dependent(s).


County pays 100% of the Basic Plan Premiums for EE only and 80% for dependent(s).


County provides $50,000 in life insurance coverage.


Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan(s) are available


County paid confidential family wellness plan


Yuba County Employee Association

Special Instructions

Final Filing Deadline: Monday, March 26, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.


Must successfully complete an extensive and thorough background investigation which includes Live Scan fingerprinting prior to hire. Will be required to perform disaster service activities pursuant to Government Code 3100-3109. The ability to obtain a valid California Class C driver’s license within ten (10) days of employment; maintain throughout employment.


An official Yuba County employment application must be submitted in person or through CalOpps by the final filing deadline. Applications must include copies of valid license(s), certificate(s) and college transcripts and/or diploma. Incomplete applications may be disqualified from further consideration.


ON-LINE APPLICATION: Applications may be submitted on-line through CalOpps. Click on the Apply for Job button above to complete the Yuba County employment application.


HARD COPY APPLICATION: You may access a hard copy of the Yuba County employment application by visiting our website at http://www.yuba.org. Our applications are available in a fillable Microsoft Word format or PDF, or you may pick up these materials in our office located 915 8th Street, Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901. Hard copies of applications can be submitted to our office in person, by U.S. Mail or by fax at 530-749-7864. Applications must be received by the final filing deadline; postmarks or applications received after the final filing deadline will not be accepted.

All applicants will be given written notice regarding the status of their application and selection procedures. The County prefers to communicate via email, if provided, to expedite communication. It is also recommended that applicants review their SPAM mail daily as to not miss any important communication from the County.

Applicants are responsible for notifying the County of any changes to their contact information, including but not limited to e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, primary and secondary telephone numbers.


Applicants must provide the following documents by the filing deadline:

- Yuba County Employment Application—complete online or in person

- Transcripts or Diplomas from accredited colleges

-Copies of any licenses or certifications


All applicants must clearly demonstrate he/she meets the minimum qualifications, by the final filing deadline, to be considered in the selection and testing phases of the process.


If special accommodations are required at any stage of the selection process, complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation in Employment Examination Process Form and provide the required documentation by the final filing deadline. The form can be obtained at Reasonable Accommodation Form or by contacting Human Resources at 530-749-7860.


When selection procedures have been publicly announced and the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position is five or less, the Human Resources Director may, at her/his discretion; a) Waive the competition entirely and submit the names of the applicants meeting the minimum qualifications to the appointing department, b) Revise the conditions of competition to a more practical basis under the circumstances.


An employment eligibility list is established for those applicants who successfully pass all phases of the examination process. This list will be held for a minimum of six (6) months from the date the list is certified. For each vacancy the top five (5) ranks on the list will be certified to the department for final selection, which will include a departmental interview.


The Community Development and Services Agency will notify the applicant of the date and time of his/her interview. The applicant will be asked a series of questions about his/herself and his/her related experience, education and training that exhibit the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the job. The applicant may also be asked questions about hypothetical situations to test his/her ability to make decisions and use sound judgment and common sense.

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