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Engineering Technician II

City of Sherwood Sherwood, OR
  • Expired: August 06, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.
The City of Sherwood has an opening for an Engineering Technician II in the Community Development Department. Under general supervision, the Engineering Technician II inspects private development and related public improvement site work to ensure compliance to engineering specifications and all applicable standards, codes, ordinances, rules, regulations and laws. May provide training and orientation to volunteers, students and newly assigned personnel of on-site policies and practices. May occasionally act as a lead worker on special projects.

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.
This description covers the most significant essential and auxiliary duties performed by the position, but does not include other occasional work, which may be similar, related to, or a logical assignment for the position.

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.
3. Write inspection reports.  Maintain and file accurate inspection reports, plans, and reports.  Enter inspection reports into computer system.  Track inspections and stop work orders.
4. Reviews and analyzes engineering surveys and as-built drawing submittals for accuracy and City required formatting.
5. Use AutoCAD Civil 3D for public capital improvement project design drafting.
6. Use ESRI GIS (Arcmap) for generating and maintaining data files used by City staff. Facilitates and coordinates information transfer from Engineering to GIS. Coordinates CAD infrastructure data transfer to GIS platform.
7. Assigns addresses and maintains property database; coordinates with City departments, other government agencies, private utilities, and the Local Update of Census Address (LUCA) program.
8. Assist in the intake and processing of private development submittals to insure all reviews are completed and appropriate comments and concerns are included.
9. Investigate compliance issues and provide conclusions as directed by supervisor. 
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.
Knowledge of: Safety practices related to engineering construction and inspection including; underground excavation,  and traffic control. Working knowledge of practices, principles and techniques used in engineering design and construction inspection of public works and private development projects. Working knowledge of methods and materials used in construction of public utilities and roads; and the standards, codes, ordinances, laws and regulations governing engineering construction inspections of public works and private development projects. Basic knowledge of issues and trends in the construction industry; and public purchasing and contracting laws and regulations. Working knowledge of tools and materials used in the construction trade, including methods and instruments used to install and test water distribution systems, storm/sanitary systems and streets; and of mathematics principles and English grammar, spelling and usage.
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.

City of Sherwood


Sherwood, OR
97140 USA