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Engineering Technician, Engineering - City of Dubuque


DEPARTMENT

Engineering 

ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:

$49,982 to $65,353

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Under general supervision, performs construction inspection and surveying, computer-aided drafting, and routine engineering design; performs laboratory and field testing of aggregates, asphalt, concrete and soil materials; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:

An Engineering Technician may serve as an inspector of construction, drafts person or laboratory technician for public works related construction projects. Supervisory engineers provide general supervision and review the work through observation, conferences and results achieved.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

ESSENTIAL: Performs inspection and drafting duties; updates and redraws construction plans; compiles construction specifications; assists in construction surveying; gathers and tabulates statistics in connection with engineering and traffic operation; inspects public work projects for compliance with project plans and specifications; locates existing utilities for one call services; performs laboratory and field tests of aggregates, asphaltic cement concrete, Portland cement concrete, soils and related materials following prescribed procedures; inspects sidewalks, driveways and curbs and works with the general public; provides general cost estimates; inspects excavations and issues permits; responds to citizens questions and service requests in a courteous, timely and equitable manner; participates in the city’s intercultural competency training and program.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

ESSENTIAL: Knowledge of the methods, materials, practices and techniques involved in engineering construction; knowledge of the principles, practices, equipment and materials used in civil engineering, computer-aided drafting and surveying; knowledge of the occupational hazards associated with construction inspection activities; knowledge of recognized standards and regulations governing construction projects; knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion; ability to read and interpret civil engineering drawings and to apply engineering principles in inspection work; ability to prepare engineering plans; ability to accurately make mathematical calculations; ability to make inspections of construction projects to ensure conformance with construction specifications and to perform this task in a tactful and impartial manner; ability to meet the public courteously and to obtain and give information; ability to make decisions and recognize established practices and use resourcefulness and tact in solving problems; ability to handle a variety to tasks without close supervision; ability to work outside in inclement weather; physical ability to handle medium to heavy work with some heavy


lifting; ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees, contractors and the general public; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; skill in the use of AutoCAD; demonstrated ability to follow a management philosophy that is input oriented and values equity, problem solving and development of partnerships; demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team; desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

Some surveying and public works construction experience supplemented by an Associates Degree in civil engineering, construction management or related field; experience working with a diverse workforce; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the essential knowledge, skills and abilities.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a valid Iowa driver’s license and automobile insurance coverage consistent with City requirements. Employees must also have a personal vehicle available for use on the job.

OVERTIME STATUS:

Non-Exempt

APPLICATION:

Please submit a request for a Civil Service Entrance Examination packet to Randy Peck, Personnel Manager, City Hall, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-4864 by 5:00 p.m. on October 1, 2018. The Personnel Office may be contacted at 563-589-4125 or citypers@cityofdubuque.org. The job description and benefit summary are available at www.cityofdubuque.org/employment. Women, minorities, veterans and qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

SPECIAL NEEDS – DISABILITY SERVICES:

Persons taking the Civil Service test for this position who may need reasonable accommodations or other service requirements in the administration of the test, should notify the City Personnel Office at 589-4125 by 5:00 p.m. October 1, 2018.


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