City of San Josť
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN II (3712)
Under general supervision, performs a variety of sub-professional engineering work of routine difficulty in drafting, construction inspection, traffic engineering, surveying, materials testing, and office engineering. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESULTS (Any one position may not include all the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all the duties which may be performed.)
Performs simple drafting on mylars and vellum (i.e., aerials, street improvement plans and architectural plans to be used in preliminary and final plans).
Performs work in the development of plans and specifications by analyzing surveying data from field books, performing title research, preparing strip maps, preparing bid documents and contracts, preparing mailing and distribution of plans and specs to utilities and construction industry publications, selling, distributing, and mailing plans, files correspondence.
Handles citizen requests and complaints.
Performs work on job site, photographing properties and street conditions, identifies, sorts and files findings.
Performs measurements and rough sketches of specifics on job site.
Participates in field inspection on construction site by collecting tags from asphalt trucks and reconciling same with scale sheets from asphalt plants.
Updates maintenance and repair records for traffic signals and street lights (i.e., inventory control and maintenance information).
Works as an assistant to project inspector by checking quality and quantity of materials on project, monitoring projects in the absence of the inspector, measuring of contract items and collecting weight tags.
Reviews all development and redevelopment plans to determine if transit and transportation facilities are required.
Coordinates the employee car pooling and preferential parking program.
Prepares precision drawings of construction or preliminary plans from sketches or rough copy, draft profiles, cross-sections, road and storm drainage alignments, right-of-way maps, and topographical features.
Performs limited design drafting on roadways, storm drainage, related structures, and architectural projects following established criteria.
Inspects City sidewalks for defects, and construction work such as curbs, driveways, gutters, sewers, streets, alleys, storm drains, catch basins and culverts.
Acts as head chainman on survey party, and in the absence of the instrument man, sets up, adjusts, and operates level, transit, and other survey instruments to establish lines, angles, distances, and elevations.
As specifically directed, takes field notes and makes sketches of survey work performed. Indexes and files field survey notes, maps and plans.
Takes field and plans samples of base, sub-base or plant mix materials; reruns tests such as compaction, impact, abrasion, sand equivalent, and plasticity index; inspects aggregate sources, asphalt and concrete batch plants and other producers of construction material; checks gradations, proportions, and quality of materials used.
Investigates public complaints regarding traffic controls and signs; compiles and analyzes traffic accident data, conducts studies on speed volume origin and destination of traffic, prepares parking and traffic flow designs and plans.
Prepares Level of Service (LOS) reports, through data collection and elementary computer data storage and retrieval; develops programs to maintain, update and report on data files.
Reviews applications for permits to ascertain conformance to regulations; analyzes traffic data, makes vehicular counts, and recommends time cycles on signals; makes a variety of engineering calculations relating to areas, quantities, and costs; provides the general public with information on a variety of engineering subjects.
Participates in performing field work, geological and historical research, research into soil condition and type, seismic hazards, etc. to prepare environmental clearance and EIR's.
Participates in storage of data on computer tape of maps and engineering data for quick retrieval; participates in use of computer for drafting operations and for solution of engineering computations.
This is the second level in a technical series. Incumbents of this class perform a variety of sub-professional engineering work under the general supervision of a higher level employee as assigned. Incumbents of this class normally progress upward into the Engineering Technician series, the Construction Inspection series or the Surveying series. This class differs from the lower class of Engineering Technician I in that incumbents of the latter perform a variety of sub-professional engineering work under more immediate supervision.
Minimum Knowledges, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of surveying techniques.
Knowledge of principles, techniques and terminology of civil engineering and architecture.
Knowledge of algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
Knowledge of drafting principles, techniques and terminology.
Knowledge of and ability to perform title research.
Ability to perform a wide variety of drafting work using various drafting instruments.
Ability to make accurate notes and sketches, and to prepare satisfactory work and observation reports.
Ability to understand and carry out written or oral instructions.
Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications.
Ability to set up and maintain an effective filing system.
Ability to perform routine mathematics (i.e., add, subtract, multiply, divide, solve for the unknown, use basic trig functions).
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the public and other employees.
Competency Knowledges, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the principles, techniques and terminology relating to inspection, and ability to determine quality, materials and workmanship through inspection and to determine compliance with specifications.
Knowledge of the principles, techniques and terminology relating to materials testing, and skill in performing, standard material tests.
Knowledge of the principles, techniques and terminology relating to traffic engineering, which may include computer programming language.
Knowledge of and ability to assist in the development of plans and specifications.
Ability to perform field site work (i.e., make rough sketches, take field measurements, take photographs of the site and surrounding areas).
Training And Experience
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to the completion of high school or trade school and two (2) years of increasingly responsible sub-professional engineering work at a level equivalent to an Engineering Technician I. (Completion of a terminal curriculum in engineering technology equivalent to that given in an accredited California Junior College or two years of college engineering courses may be substituted for the required experience.)
Possession of a valid driver's license authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in the State of California may be required.