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Engineering Technician II

Employer
Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency (SCV Water)
Location
Santa Clara, California
Salary
SALARY: $36.79 - $44.83 Hourly,  $76,523.20 - $93,246.40 Annually
Closing date
Oct 13, 2022

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Specialty
Construction Engineering
Position Type
Engineer
Organization Type
Government
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SALARY: $36.79 - $44.83 Hourly

$76,523.20 - $93,246.40 Annually

OPENING DATE: 09/15/22

CLOSING DATE: 10/13/22 05:30 PM

THE POSITION: Full-Time Position, FLSA: Non-Exempt

DEFINITION

Under general supervision, performs a variety of journey-level technical duties and assists Professional Engineers in the planning and design of capital improvement projects and water infrastructure for new development. Technical duties can include review of water plans for new developments; review of water plans prepared by consultants for new pipelines, pump stations and tanks; prepare design plans for pipelines; assist with hydraulic modeling; and assist with project management of various projects. Administrative duties can include preparing deposit letters for planning studies or new meter installations, Water Availability letters, fire flow reports, calculating fees for new developments, and performing related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Engineering Technician II is the journey-level class in the Engineering Technician series with the opportunity for advancement to the professional engineering series subject to qualifications. This class performs a broad range of duties with minimal instruction or assistance and performs the more complex technical and administrative duties associated with engineering projects. This class is distinguished from Engineering Technician I in that the Engineering Technician II class is expected to independently perform more complex and varied duties. Incumbents at this level are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and may be filled by advancement from the Engineering Technician I level.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED

Receives immediate supervision from Senior Engineer and/or Principal Engineer. Exercises no direct supervision over staff.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Performs a variety of technical duties in the planning, design, and construction of water infrastructure projects and to support new development, including pipelines, pump stations, tanks, pressure reducing stations. new meters, fire hydrants and fire services.

• Designs water improvement pipeline plans with the application of engineering and construction concepts; designs, revises, reviews, and updates computer-aided drafting (CAD), exhibits, base maps, as-builts, sketches, utility research, and other documents required in the design of water facilities and appurtenances.

• Assists with Project Management activities including planning, contracts, schedules and budgets. Assists in coordinating activities with developers, consultants, customers, regulatory agencies, and other Agency departments.

• Assists with preparing cost estimates, budgets and bid packages, including technical specifications, for capital improvement and construction projects.

• Provides construction inspection for contracted work of new water infrastructure, such as pipeline relocations, new pipelines, pump stations and tanks; reviews the work of engineering consultants and contractors; provides drafts, designs, and sketches along with directive/corrective actions for issues.

• Assists with handling facility capacity fees, meter box and meter installations, as needed.

• Assists with updating and running water modeling program (Innovyze InfoWater).

• Plots and copies water plans or other maps for distribution to developers, contractors, or others as needed; processes survey/mapping data; reviews survey data to determine if work is within the agencies right of way/easement.

• Assists Agency Right of Way Agent in review of new easements or grant deeds for the agencies water infrastructure; oversees or assists in performing topographic surveys of agency facilities. • Maintains drawing files and the drawing location file logbook and/or filing system.

• Maintains databases and prepares reports associated with fees.

• Obtains field measurements for new and existing developments.

• Conducts field audits to verify location and installation of existing and proposed water utility facilities.

• Assists in the preparation of contracts, agreements, and in the preparation of specifications; reviews/interprets technical memorandums, construction plans, specifications, standards, proposal, construction estimates and fire flow analysis.

• Drafts design deposit and other letters requested by outside developers.

• Operates specialized drafting, GPS survey unit, mapping tablet and inspection tools and equipment.

• Operates a computer and assigned software including computer-aided drafting, GIS, word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.

• Performs other related duties as required.

PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various agency and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is a sedentary office classification as well as classification that works in the field while attending public outreach and community events. Standing in work areas and walking between work areas, and in the community, may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds. Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and outdoors being exposed to a variety of weather conditions. Employees may interact with difficult customers to resolve complaints and/or in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

QUALIFICATIONS (The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification.)

Education and/or Experience

Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for an Engineering Technician II. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess:

• A high school diploma or equivalent GED supplemented by course work in algebra and geometry. College-level course work in mathematics, drafting, surveying, engineering, and computer science is desirable, but not required.

• Three (3) years of paraprofessional and technical engineering experience including some experience using computer-aided drafting software.

 

Licenses and Certifications

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

• Depending upon assignment, certification as a CAD Operator from a technical school or community college may be required.

• Possession of a valid California Engineer-In-Training Certificate is desirable but not required.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES (The following are a representative sample of the KSA’s necessary to perform essential duties of the position.)

Knowledge/Skills of:

• Basic civil engineering principles, practices, and methods applicable to office and field work

• Principles and practices of engineering drafting, plan types, reviewing practices, and approval procedures.

• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations, including administrative and department policies and procedures.

• Principles and practices of hydraulics, materials engineering, soil mechanics and surveying.

• Basic principles of water treatment, transmission, and distribution.

• Modern office practices and methods.

• Operation of a computer and assigned software.

• Basic mathematics including geometry, trigonometry, and engineering design principles.

• Principles and techniques involved in project management.

• Customer service techniques.

• English usage, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

• Modern office methods, procedures, and equipment.

• Oral and written communication skills.

• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.

Ability to:

• Perform basic mathematical calculations.

• Deal courteously and tactfully with customers and the general public.

• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

• Create construction standards and specifications for the agency.

• Apply Agency standards and specifications.

• Interpret, explain, and apply applicable laws, codes, and regulations.

• Read, interpret, and record data accurately.

• Organize, prioritize, and follow-up on work assignments.

• Work independently and as part of a team.

• Operate a computer and assigned software.

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Operate a GPS unit and mapping equipment.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency staff, outside organizations, and the public.

SELECTION PROCESS:

HOW TO APPLY

Read the job notice thoroughly, note the minimum requirements of the position, and compile any information or documents necessary for the application. Complete and submit your application along with supporting documents such as resume and cover letter. It is important that your application is complete and thorough. Please include all requested information including education, certifications, and relevant experience. Be advised that, while you may submit a resume with your application, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Incomplete applications will likely be rejected.

SELECTION PROCESS

Human Resources administers the Agency’s recruitment procedures to ensure a fair and unbiased selection. Applications may be removed from the process if they are incomplete or where the applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications. Accepted applicants will interview before an unbiased, multiparty interview and scoring panel. Interviewed applicants will be scored on areas such as education, experience, demonstrated qualifications, communication skills, and interview presentation, among others. While seniority is considered, the Agency will choose the best qualified candidate regardless of time at the Agency. The Agency strives to fill each position with the most qualified candidate.

RECRUITMENT STATUS 

Applicants will be provided notification electronically to the email provided in the application. To check the status of a submitted job application and to track the recruitment process, log in to governmentjobs.com by clicking the “Applicant Login” button on the Agency’s Job Opportunities page. Once you sign in, you will be directed to your Applications page where you can view the status of Submitted (and Incomplete) applications.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

The Agency selects applicants on the basis of applicant qualifications and prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religious or political affiliation, creed, citizenship status, military service status, marital status, pregnancy, age (over 40), national origin, ancestry, medical condition, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION OF DISABILITIES

The Agency will make reasonable accommodations for disabilities, both in the application process and in the performance of the job. Any applicant who requires an accommodation in the application process should contact Human Resources for assistance.

Questions or concerns related to the Agency’s Equal Opportunity Employer policy or any request for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources at (661) 297-1600.


APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://yourscvwater.com

27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91350 (661) 297-1600 hrmail@scvwa.org

Position #2022-00012     ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN II    JJ

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