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Civil Engineering Technician I, II, III

City of Santa Rosa Santa Rosa, CA
  • Expired: 25 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

SALARY:$27.29 - $45.67 Hourly
$4,729.50 - $7,915.75 Monthly
$56,754.00 - $94,989.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 10/17/19

CLOSING DATE: 10/31/19 11:59 PM


The City of Santa Rosa invites you to become a part of a dynamic, customer service oriented, collaborative, diverse, well-trained and highly skilled team. The Engineering Resources Division of Santa Rosa Water is now accepting applications for two Civil Engineering Technician positions. There is one position is in the Asset Management section and one Limited Term position (through 4/28/2021) is in the Water Engineering Services section.

The Ideal Candidate:
For both positions, the ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in the plan check, design, maintenance, and/or inspection of water distribution and wastewater collection systems; have strong communication skills; and work collaboratively in a team environment.
For the Asset Management Section, the ideal candidate will have experience scoping water distribution and wastewater collection infrastructure projects; an understanding of asset management principles and practices; an understanding of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) fundamentals; and experience with AutoCAD, Microsoft SQL and Access databases, along with ERSI Geodatabases.

For the Water Engineering Services Section, the ideal candidate will have experience providing customer service counter and phone coverage, entitling encroachment and building permits, calculating and collecting water and sewer demand fees, processing meter requests and assisting with requests for fire flow information. This position requires a minimum Grade 1 Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the State of California to be able to inspect water related inspections. If the applicant does not already possess that they will be required to obtain one within one year. Experience with Hansen, GIS and Accela is desirable.

Civil Engineering Technicians perform a variety of routine, intermediate, or advanced level paraprofessional engineering office, laboratory, and field work. Successful candidates will be appointed at the Civil Engineering Technician I, II or III level depending on skills and experience. Salary will depend on the appointment level of the successful candidates.

Annual salary ranges are:
Civil Engineering Technician I $56,754.00 - $69,033.00
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Civil Engineering Technician II $65,672.00 - $79,902.00
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Civil Engineering Technician III $78,221.00 - $94,989.00
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SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants possessing the MOST DESIRABLE qualifications based on a screening of application materials, including the required supplemental questionnaire, will be invited to continue in the selection process. The selection process may consist solely of an application and training and experience screening or may include a written and/or oral examination of knowledge and skills that will result in an eligible list of candidates to be forwarded to the hiring department(s) for an interview.


PLEASE NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed below are specific to Civil Engineering Technician III and these duties may/or may not be performed by Civil Engineering Technicians I & II. For specific duties related to Civil Engineering Technician I & II, please visit the links referenced above to review the detailed job descriptions for each level.

Examples of Essential Duties (all positions):

  • Research, file, retrieve, review and/or prepare a variety of engineering maps, documents, records, reports, and correspondence
  • Operate computer-aided design, modeling and/or other application programs
  • Respond to complaints and inquiries from other departments, outside agencies, and the public concerning engineering activities
  • Locate utilities, easements, property lines, and/or other information on plans
  • Perform and check mathematical, computer, and/or statistical calculations used in engineering tasks
  • Perform field investigations and/or inspections of existing conditions and new construction
  • Collect, compile, and/or analyze data and/or field samples
  • Notify contractors of discrepancies between work performed and the approved plans, specifications, and standards
  • Review drawings and improvement plans for conformance with established engineering standards
  • Provide technical direction to less experienced staff
  • Prepare program and project schedules

Additional Duties:

In addition to the duties listed in the Essential Duties Section, each employee in this classification may perform the following duties in the department and section assignments specified. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties which may be assigned.

  • Develop and revise design standards, Standard Plans, specifications, and Engineers Approved lists
  • Process permit applications and issue permits
  • Determine and collect fees
  • Assist in the preparation and administration of engineering contracts
  • Perform related duties as assigned


The following knowledge and abilities are listed for Civil Engineering Technician I; additional knowledge and abilities are required for Civil Engineering Technicians II & III. For specific knowledge and abilities required for Civil Engineering Technician II & III, please visit the links referenced above to review the detailed job descriptions for each level.

Knowledge of: Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques of construction inspection; trigonometry as applied to the computations of angles, areas, distances, and traverses; principles and practices of surveying; materials sampling and testing methods; engineering design and construction practices; computer-aided design and other general engineering computer software application programs, including spreadsheets and word processing; quantity and cost estimating; customer service techniques; principles of statistics and mathematics as applied to engineering tasks.

Ability to: Read figures and make accurate mathematical and basic statistical calculations; understand and follow oral and written instructions and sketches; communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing; comprehend and draw inferences from written material; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; understand and use computer-aided design and other application programs; read and understand record drawings, parcel maps, subdivision maps, zoning maps, improvement plans and specifications; operate engineering office equipment, computers and copy machines; maintain engineering records; file information using numerical, alphabetical, chronological and/or reverse chronological filing systems; organize and complete assignments within established time frames; perform research. Positions assigned to the Survey section also require the ability to operate and care for surveying instruments. Positions assigned to the Materials Engineering section also require the ability to operate and care for materials testing instruments.

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

Experience - Sufficient experience in civil engineering design and construction practices to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above.

Education - Courses in mathematics, computer-aided design, construction practices, surveying, materials testing, and/or other related courses. A certificate of completion from an accredited Civil Engineering Technology or other related technical program may be substituted for experience for level I and some of the experience for levels II and III.

This classification may require the ability to perform work at various locations. For positions that may require work at various locations, individuals must be physically capable of operating a motor vehicle safely and possess a valid, Class C, California Drivers License, or be able to demonstrate the ability to travel on scheduled or unscheduled visits to various City facilities or work locations which may or may not be reachable by public transportation.

Ability to obtain a Certificate of Completion of a course in Radiation Safety and Use of Nuclear Soil Gauges and/or a Certificate of Completion of a Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response training program and/or possession of or ability to obtain a Grade I Water Distribution Operator's Certificate issued by the State of California, if required. The ability to obtain a Water Distribution License within 1 year will be required for the position in the Water Engineering Services section.


CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEES: City of Santa Rosa employees who are interested in a transfer to another assignment area, and would qualify as a transfer candidate, are strongly encouraged to apply during this open recruitment, even if you are not interested in the current vacancies because this list may be used to fill future positions in any of the various assignment areas.


City of Santa Rosa

Why Work Here?

City of Santa Rosa provides generous benefits, retirement through CalPERS, choice of 3 health plans, employer paid dental and vision

The City of Santa Rosa, a charter city incorporated in 1868, is the county seat of Sonoma County, one of California's premier wine growing regions, and it is the gateway to tourist destinations in the redwoods and on the coast. Santa Rosa is the 26th largest city in the state. it occupies 41 square miles and serves a population of 170,236. The City of Santa Rosa provides a full range of services including police and fire protection; construction and maintenance of streets and other infrastructure; water, storm water, and wastewater utilities; housing services through its Housing Authority; economic development; transit; parking; and recreation, parks, and cultural services, including a municipal golf course. The City of Santa Rosa's residents work in a well balanced mix of management, professional, manufacturing, sales, tourism, transportation, construction, and service jobs. The City also plays an important role in supporting the agriculture and tourism industries of California's north coast. THE CITY: Just 55 miles north of San Francisco, you will find a vibrant City overflowing with all there is to love about California. Welcome to Santa Rosa where everything comes together: Wine country, farm country, redwood forests and rivers, lakes and the ocean. In the center of all that is a thriving downtown lined with intriguing shops and restaurants that delight casual diners and epicurean alike. A charter city incorporated in 1868, Santa Rosa is the county seat of Sonoma County, one of California's premier wine growing regions and is the gateway to tourist destinations in the redwoods and on the coast. Santa Rosa occupies 41 square miles and serves a population of 170,000. The City has a historic preservation program and has environmental diversity. APPLY ONLINE AT:


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