The Engineering Technician II is responsible for performing moderate to difficult engineering technical support duties with greater responsibility and independence than the Engineering Technician I. The Engineering Technician II is distinguished from the Engineering Technician III in that the latter may exercise functional and technical direction over lower-level staff and is capable of performing the most complex duties assigned to the division.
1. Inspect and monitor construction of public works and private development to ensure compliance with approved plans and construction standards. Read and interpret construction plans in conjunction with actual construction. Interpret product listings and installation requirements. Monitor construction milestone testing. Consult and advise developers, contractors and engineers of requirements needed to pass inspection.
2. Meet with staff, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers and other customers to explain engineering requirements and resolve conflicts and problems. Answer technical questions from the public regarding City, State and applicable local construction requirements. Coordinate with other divisions and governmental agencies on final project acceptance.
10. Conduct business in a courteous and respectful manner. Support and maintain a positive work environment. Use City resources in a cost-effective manner.
11. Treat other employees with respect. Keep others informed of work issues and programs by maintaining effective communication. Work to resolve issues of conflicting personalities and needs. Maintain cooperative working relationships with City staff, other organizations and the general public.
12. Follow all safety rules and procedures for work areas.
13. May perform other duties as assigned.
Auxiliary Job Functions: Assist the City Engineer and other City departments with special projects as assigned. Provide assistance to other staff as workload and staffing levels dictate. Maintain proficiency by attending training and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility. Maintain inspection certificates as required. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner.
Ability to: read blueprints and plan specifications. Ability to maintain accurate records, participate on a team focused on producing high quality results, and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, contractors, other agencies, public officials and the general public. Strong internal and external customer service and communication skills (both verbal and written). Ability to use a keyboard and word processing, spreadsheet programs, computer aided drafting and design tools (Autodesk Civil 3D 2016 or more recent), ESRI GIS (ArcMap), and other application software as required by the position. Ability to use general office equipment.
Experience and Education: Any combination of education, training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and ability is qualifying. The typical way of obtaining the knowledge and abilities outlined above is through obtaining an Associates' Degree in Civil Engineering technology; graduation from high school or equivalent, supplemented by courses in engineering technology; and 3 years of progressively responsible relevant experience. A minimum of 5 years of relevant construction inspection is required or an Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering plus 3 years of relevant construction inspection experience may be substituted.
Special Requirements/Licenses: A valid Oregon driver's license.
Desirable Requirements: Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead/Inspector (CESCL), ODOT Certified General Inspector (CGI), ODOT Certified Asphalt Concrete Pavement Inspector (ACP).
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility. Manual dexterity and coordination are required while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator, and standard office equipment.