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Overview

Trinity County
Employment Opportunity

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN I
$3,699.60 – $4,496.88/ Monthly
$21.34– 25.94 / Hourly

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN II
$4,086.66 – $4,967.36 / Monthly
$23.57- $28.65 / Hourly

This is a full-time benefitted position
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN I/II

Definition:
Under direction, performs a variety of paraprofessional office and field tasks in support of the County’s
engineering programs; areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, traffic engineering, civil
engineering, surveying and construction inspection/oversight; serves as Chief of Party for survey crews;
prepares a variety of engineering drawings and plans; and performs related work as required.

Qualifications:
Knowledge of:
Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive engineering and public works program.
Basic fundamentals of civil and traffic engineering. Laws and regulations applicable to the Transportation
Department functions, including the Subdivision Map Act. Topographical and construction survey
practices and the operational characteristics of field surveying equipment. Engineering mathematics,
including geometry and trigonometry. Testing procedures and equipment for construction materials.
Principles and practices of data collection and analysis. Principles and practices of contract
administration. Nomenclature, symbols, methods, practices, techniques, and instruments used in
engineering and mapping. Operational characteristics of Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems.
Caltrans Design Manual and Standard Plans and Specifications. Methods and techniques of record
keeping and report preparation.

Modern office practices, methods and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Techniques for providing a high level of
customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and County staff.
Permitting and encroachment permitting functions.

Ability to:
Perform a variety of paraprofessional, technical engineering office and field support work.
Serve as chief of a survey crew. Reduce, interpret, and apply field notes in the performance of technical
engineering and drafting work. Comprehend engineering plans and specifications. Analyze and insure
the accuracy of property descriptions. Prepare plans, specifications, and estimates for basic
Transportation Department projects. Develop accurate records, sketches, and notes. Prepare a variety of
records and reports. Read and interpret maps, drawing, and property documents. Make accurate
mathematical calculations. Safely and effectively use and operate equipment and tools required for the
work. Prepare clear, concise and accurate reports, records, and other correspondence and documents.
Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications
programs. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy and legal guidelines.
Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the
course of work.

Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and
abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Engineering Technician I: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth (12th) grade supplemented by college
level coursework in engineering, surveying, construction management or a related field, and three (3)
years of experience providing technical support to an engineering or surveying program; or three (3) years
of experience at a level comparable to an Engineering Aide in Trinity County.

Engineering Technician II: In addition to the education and experience required for an Engineering
Technician I, four (4) years of previous work experience, performing engineering support work at a level
comparable to the Trinity County Engineering Technician I classification.

Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record.
Engineering Technician II: Successful completion of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and engineering
road design courses. At the discretion of the Department Head, skills, training and experience may be
substituted for the CAD certificate or other coursework in the Engineering Technician II classification.

Typical Physical Requirements:
Must possess mobility to work in standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a
computer; strength, stamina, and mobility to work in and around construction locations including
traversing uneven terrain, climbing ladders, stairs, and other access points, and to operate a motor
vehicle to visit various County 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. The job
involves frequent walking in operational areas to conduct site inspections and survey work. Finger
dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to
operate survey tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb
to perform work on survey and construction sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry,
push, and pull materials, devices and objects up to 50 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper
equipment or assistance.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mss

NOTE: All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications established for this position may not be invited to an oral interview. In the event a large number of candidates qualify, those individuals with experience which most closely meets the needs of the County will be invited for an interview.
WAIVER: The contents of this announcement shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract or offer of employment. Trinity County assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the position description and the actual duties of the job, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect for the appropriate unit of representation.
PERS ANNUITANTS: Retirees of PERS are welcome to apply, if selected for the position they would be required to reinstate to employment.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 36
Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $21.34
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $28.65