Engineering Technician, Specialist
Salary: $27.23-$33.24 hourly / $4,736-$5,782 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under direction, performs the most technically
complex paraprofessional civil engineering duties in such areas as:
construction, contract administration, hydrology, design, materials
testing, development review and permitting, or other engineering
specialties; and performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is a specialized,
multiple-option class. Work in this class is characterized by the
complexity of the assignments and by the independence with which an
incumbent performs. Incumbents in this class may be assisted by
and/or supervise other technicians.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Note: The following is not intended to be a
Construction: Oversees construction projects of substantial
complexity; leads and participates in construction inspection;
prepares final labor and materials reports; recommends approval of
construction work and contract payments.
Contract Administration: Prepares specifications for construction
projects; calculates final material quantities and cost estimates;
coordinates competitive bidding on projects; writes public notices
relating to construction projects; coordinates the disadvantaged
business enterprise program.
Hydrology: Oversees hydrologic telemetry and flood hazard warning
system; analyzes and interprets rainfall data; prepares hydrology
reports; trains technicians in rainfall data collection and
Design: Coordinates the design work of complex engineering projects;
reviews the designs, calculations, and cost estimates of other
technicians; trains and assists technicians in the various functions
of CAD software and other specialized applications.
Materials Testing: Leads and participates in field and lab
inspections and tests of construction materials; certifies material
test results; recommends materials of construction; prepares
material testing reports; and trains technicians in testing
procedures and equipment.
Development Review and Permitting: Informs public and private
agencies regarding conditions for development; coordinates the
issuance of permits for private or commercial construction and road
right-of-way construction work; leads and participates in
1. Four years of paraprofessional civil engineering experience,
including at least one year of journey-level experience in the
required specialty. Completion of 24 semester units or 36 quarter
units of college-level courses in civil engineering or a closely
related subject, such as soils erosion, soils testing, blueprint
reading, mathematics, computer graphics, or hydrology, may be
substituted for one year of the required general experience; or,
2. one year of experience in the required specialty performing
duties equivalent to Engineering Technician II with Santa Barbara
3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that
provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C
Driver's License may be required for some positions. The ability to
perform physical tasks of moderate difficulty may be required for
some positions in this class.
Knowledge of: algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and drafting; civil
engineering and construction practices; computer assisted
applications; engineering methods, practices and techniques relating
to the assigned specialty.
Ability to: work independently; perform complex engineering
calculations; read and interpret engineering plans and
specifications; conduct technical research; collect and analyze
data; prepare clear and concise reports; meet and consult with
engineers, contractors and others on technical matters; establish
and maintain cooperative working relationships; train staff.