Engineering Technician, Supervising
Salary: $30.09-$36.73 hourly / $5,233-$6,388 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under direction, plans, coordinates, and supervises
the work of paraprofessional and professional engineering staff
engaged in construction administration, traffic engineering studies,
surveying, roadway or flood control design, or similar engineering
projects; and performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Positions in this class have
technical supervisory responsibility for public works staff. Work in
this class requires knowledge of the specific field and technical
administrative and supervisory skills. This class is distinguished
from Engineering Technician, Specialist in that responsibilities are
of a broader scope and stress technical program administration.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Plans, organizes, and supervises the work of clerks, technicians,
and entry-level civil engineer associates; develops standards and
guides for staff activities; evaluates the performance of staff; and
trains and develops staff.
2. Serves as a technical specialist for public works staff in the
application of engineering principles and practices for an assigned
area of responsibility, such as hydrography, traffic, or survey.
3. Prepares resolutions and financial and technical reports;
researches, coordinates, prepares, and presents technical reports to
departments, committees, and commissions; and proposes ordinance and
4. Maintains liaison and coordinates work with other departmental
sections and divisions, as well as with other public and private
organizations; and confers with and advises departments and the
public regarding engineering projects.
1. Five years of paraprofessional civil engineering experience,
including at least two years 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 closely
related subjects, such as land surveying, soils erosion, soils
testing, blueprint reading, mathematics, computer graphics, or
hydrology, may be substituted for one year of the required general
2. one year of experience in the required specialty performing
duties equivalent to an Engineering Technician, Specialist with
Santa Barbara County; or,
3. 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.
Knowledge of: algebra, geometry, trigonometry, drafting, and
surveying; principles and practices of civil engineering; methods
and materials used in public works construction; and basic
Ability to: exercise independent judgment; plan, assign, and
evaluate the work of technical and support staff; organize and
conduct technical research; review plans and specifications for
conformance to regulations; administer contracts; provide
consultation on complex engineering projects; perform basic
accounting; communicate effectively with professional and technical
staff, representatives of other agencies, and the public; and
prepare clear and concise correspondence and reports.
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License may be
required for some positions.