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Tehama County Public Works

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

Salary: $30.28 – $36.81 Hourly | $2,422.40 – $2,944.80 Biweekly

Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate for this position will have experience involving drafting and surveying, which includes the ability to prepare a variety of plans, specifications, maps, graphic materials, cost estimates, and provide technical engineering support. This candidate will also have experience with GIS programs or equivalent to an Engineering Technician II with the County of Tehama.
An Engineering Technician performs a variety of specialized paraprofessional engineering field and office duties in support of professional engineering staff involving surveying, design of public works facilities, construction, inspection, and drafting. The incumbent researches engineering topics and prepares basic engineering calculations. Additional responsibilities include coordinating plan submittals, issuing permits, maintaining plan files and engineering records and preparing reports.

Examples of Duties

  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of and/or interprets specifications, plans, estimates, and reports pertaining to the construction, maintenance, and operation of a variety of engineering projects, including conducting a variety of land surveys, coordinating and supervising the work of survey crews, collecting all pertinent information to create maps, and evaluating documents for compliance with public works standards.
  • Maintains engineering and traffic/transportation files, including plans, studies, inspections, surveys, maps, and other data related to engineering and transportation projects; prepares, updates, reproduces, and distributes maps, drawings, blueprints, and other information recorded in the Geographical based Information Systems (GIS) programs.

Knowledge of:

  • Engineering principles, practices, and methods applicable to office and field work involving the design, construction, and maintenance of public works projects.
  • Principles and practices of technical civil engineering drafting and surveying support.
  • Drafting and surveying equipment, computers, principles, problems, techniques, and practices.

Education, Experience & Licenses
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade supplemented by college-level coursework in civil engineering, drafting, surveying, mathematics, or related field.
  • Three (3) years of experience in field or office engineering technical support or drafting which has provided familiarity with engineering drafting, surveying, map checking, construction inspection, materials testing, basic engineering design, and GIS programs, or equivalent experience to the Engineering Technician II in the County of Tehama.

License and Special Requirements:

  • Requires a valid California driver’s license.

Recruitment Information

The department is recruiting to fill multiple vacancies for this position.
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for an Engineering Technician III, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.

Please submit ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For questions about this recruitment contact:
Anne Coelho
530-385-1462 ext. 3006 |

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test and physical examination provided by the County.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None