Under specified supervision, provides technical and field support to professional engineers and construction staff, including creating maps on the Geographical Information System (GIS), research, field work, compiling report data, and maintaining and updating a variety of records.
Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from level I or, when filled from the outside, require previous and directly related experience.
Civil Engineering Technician I:
Under general supervision, this is the entry-level class in the Civil Engineering Technician series. Incumbents entering the class have limited directly related work experience. The Civil Engineering Technician I class is distinguished from level II by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to level II. Generally, work is observed and reviewed both during performance and upon completion.
Civil Engineering Technician II:
Under direction, this is the journey-level class in the Civil Engineering Technician series. Incumbents assigned to this class are expected to perform the full range of work assigned to this class and to work with considerable independence and initiative.
(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
Operates computer aided equipment to draft, sketch and compile survey field notes and other data for use in the design and construction of public works, parks, buildings, recreation and utility projects.
Maintains and updates a variety of records, including City water, sewer, storm sewer, and street drawings and maps. Compiles data and information on various City reports such as the quarterly goals and objectives reports.
Develops and maintains computerized engineering programs including geographic information systems, pavement management programs and other technical engineering programs. Prepares, assembles and distributes copies of maps, charts and blueprints.
Performs field inspections for asphalt and concrete sites. Provides assistance to field staff by providing less complicated utility locates and general field inspection when needed.
Prepares and drafts technical engineering plans for construction of public works, parks, buildings, recreation and utility projects, including streets, alleys, storm drains and water lines.
Remains current on the projects and policies of the division. Responds to questions and concerns from the general public, provides appropriate information or refers the question or concern to another staff member or department.
Provides technical and field assistance to inspection staff in map retrieval, map reading, field verification, field locating, map corrections and documentation of such. Provides technical data; drafts reports for flood boundary determinations. Learns to apply new or updated software to job tasks.
Performs and verifies mathematical calculations related to surveys, drafting and basic engineering.
Attends staff meetings and provides information.
May be required to work overtime.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education/Experience:Civil Engineering Technician I:
High school diploma or GED, supplemented by course work in surveying, civil engineering, or other engineering discipline from an accredited college, university or technical school. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Civil Engineering Technician II:
Associate of science degree in a related engineering discipline from an accredited college, university or technical school; two years' experience in performing surveying or other routine technical engineering work. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Valid Colorado driver's license with a safe driving record.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Civil Engineering Technician I:
Knowledge of the policies, procedures and goals of the City of Thornton and the department.
Knowledge of the general principles and practices of technical engineering.
Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Knowledge of methods and techniques for record keeping.
Skill in performing detailed work for prolonged periods of time.
Ability to use standard office equipment, computer equipment and software including word processing, data base management, spreadsheet applications and electronic mail.
Ability to listen well and communicate effectively orally and in writing with various audiences.
Ability to adapt to changes in priorities and deadlines.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, other agencies and community members.
Civil Engineering Technician II:In addition to previous requirements:
Knowledge of the organization, purpose, current issues, projects, and employee responsibilities of the department.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations applicable to engineering.
Skill in the use and operations of GIS and drafting equipment and applications.
Ability to properly identify and accurately report data and information.
Ability to communicate in technical and non-technical language as appropriate, to provide information that may be unfamiliar or difficult to understand.
Ability to analyze, evaluate, and organize facts.
Ability to use initiative and independent judgment appropriately.
Physical and Mental Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, walk, stand, talk, hear, see, kneel, squat, stoop, and perform repetitive motions and light lifting.
Examinations may include but are not limited to application screening beyond minimum qualifications; written, oral, practical exercise or any combination thereof or other job related assessment deemed appropriate by Human Resources.
Your application will be used as a screening tool. Completeness and accuracy are important! Any false or untrue statements or material omissions in the application and related paperwork or during the selection process could disqualify you from consideration.
As a condition of employment, the city of Thornton conducts background investigations for all positions which may also include a review of credit report and/or driving record. A drug screen, physical, and/or psychological examination administered by a city-designated provider will be required for pre-determined positions.