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Posting Number: 2019-06
Job Title: Engineering Technician
Closing date: 02/25/2019
Closing time: 05:00 PM
 Full benefits, including PERS. *Benefit enrolled employees and dependents have access to a free, on-site health and wellness center. 
Job Class: Technical Specialist
Job Hours: Typically 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8am-5pm. May work occasional evenings and weekends depending on operational needs.
Salary: $20.23- $34.49, depending on grade (B22-B24) and qualifications.
 Grade B22- B24, Non-exempt, SEIU Represented

The City of Springfield has an opening for an Engineering Technician in the Development & Public Works Department.  The position will split focus between providing engineering assistance at the front counter and providing support for delivering capital improvement projects focusing on AutoCAD design.

To find out more about the Springfield Development & Public Works Department, click here:

Position Overview:
The Engineering Technician position performs a variety of field and technical office work of a paraprofessional engineering nature.

Key Responsibilities:
•  Providing coverage on engineering related front counter customer service interactions, phone calls and emails
•  Reviewing and approving the calculation of System Development Charges, processing of sidewalk permits, over-width driveways and curb cut permits for all residential building permits
•  Intake of encroachment permits and Land Drainage Alteration Permits
•  Providing general support to the Development and Public Works Department, including conducting research for public records requests, updating of forms, and work in the City’s permitting software (Accela)
•  Providing support for delivery of capital improvement projects, drafting construction plan sets for sanitary sewer, stormwater drainage, street, and transportation projects utilizing AutoCAD Civil 3D
•  Preparing and reviewing contract documents for bid and quote solicitations following State of Oregon statutes and local rules.

Please see the attached Job Addendum for additional information about this position.

Education / Experience:
Associate’s Degree or two-year technical certificate in engineering or related field, and sufficient experience:

•  1 year of general experience in the engineering field, which may include: surveying, drafting, engineering principles and instruments, construction principles, and street, sanitary, sewer, and storm drain design (Contributing level: Grade B22. $20.23- $28.33/ hour)

•  3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in the engineering field, which may include: surveying, drafting, engineering principles and instruments, construction principles, and street, sanitary, sewer, and storm drain design (Journey level: Grade B23. $22.19- $31.06/ hour)

•  5 or more years of progressively responsible experience in the engineering field, which may include: surveying, drafting, engineering principles and instruments, construction principles, and street, sanitary, sewer, and storm drain design (Advanced/Lead level: Grade B24. $24.64- $34.49/ hour)

Preference may be given for previous knowledge and experience:
•  Public permitting intake and review
•  AutoCAD Civil 3D

Any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience may be considered qualifying.

Licenses & Certifications:
 Valid Oregon Driver’s License at time of appointment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•  Have exemplary customer service skills
•  Experience in a lead customer service role, preferably in the construction industry, residential design or permitting in a municipal or county planning, building or public works office
•  Have a practical understanding of engineering/ surveying principles regarding the design and construction of streets, sanitary sewers, and storm drains
•  Knowledge and skill in interpreting, review, and permit approval of site plans related to location of utilities, driveways, and easements
•  Knowledge of the Land Development process as it relates to public infrastructure
•  Knowledge of engineering mathematics to calculate System Development Charges based on established rates
•  Ability to communicate plan review comments and requirements with applicants
•  Ability to read and understand standard construction specifications, and experience researching and writing construction specifications
•  Ability to engage and explain technical terms and instructions to customers who may not be familiar with engineering jargon and processes
•  Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, general knowledge and understanding of GIS applications, and AutoCAD/AutoCAD Civil3D
•  Ability to read and understand maps, blueprints, construction drawings, diagrams and schematics

Physical Requirements:
Light to Heavy Work as defined in the classification specification.
Some duties of this position are performed in a field environment that involves travel by motor vehicle to sites to make inspections. The position requires occasional lifting and exertion for short periods. The incumbent may spend long periods walking, sitting or standing; involving exposure to various weather conditions with potentially hazardous job sites.

Selection and Interview Process:
Top candidates will be invited to interview. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of March 11, 2019 and candidates will be emailed directly with additional information.  The City uses an online reference checking solution called PreHire360ฎ from SkillSurvey. Top candidates will be asked to provide names and email addresses for up to five professional references (including two supervisors) that can provide information about your work performance.

All testing and selection processes will be done in accordance with the Oregon Veteran’s Preference in Public Employment Law.

How to Apply:
The on-line Application and Qualifying Questionnaires must be received electronically prior to the closing date/time listed at the top of this job posting. Please review our Tips for Applying page for more information about how to complete your application materials. The “Apply for this Job” link below will start the application process. You are allowed to upload a copy of your resume and/or cover letter as part of the application, but these two items are not required unless otherwise indicated in the posting. After completing the application, the questionnaire(s) and the voluntary EEOC form follow. The last page of the application process allows you to print your application information if you choose. You are not allowed to review your information after moving to the next page of the process.
Before clicking “Apply for this Job” below, please preview the application and questionnaires (both can be viewed by clicking on the links below).   Once you begin the online application process you will not be able to save your work and return at a later time.  Most applicants prepare their application materials ahead of time using word-processing software and then cut and paste their responses into the online application. The application only allows for four employers as part of your work history. Please use the form (linked below) to include additional work history. Email completed form to HR@springfield-or.gov before the closing date/time of this posting.
Applicants who include a valid email address will receive a system-generated email verifying that the application has been received.  If you do not receive a system-generated email verifying receipt of your application, your application may not be eligible for consideration for this position.  We recommend that you add our email domain (@springfield-or.gov) to your "safe senders" list in your email software to ensure that you receive communication from us.  Please contact us at 541-726-3705 if you have any questions.

Veterans Preference Points:
The City of Springfield recognizes the extensive contributions of men and women who have served in the Armed Services. As a veteran, you may be entitled to preference when seeking employment with city government. If you would like to claim Veteran's Preference points, please submit a completed form (linked below) along with the appropriate documentation prior to the closing date listed at the top of this job posting. You may submit your documents via mail, email, fax or in person (please see form for contact information). If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 541-726-3705 or HR@springfield-or.gov   for more information.

Additional Information and Forms:

•Work History Continuation Form
• Veteran's Preference Form

NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

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Click here to download a supplemental questionnaire in PDF format

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