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Engineering Tech 2 – SEASONAL – Capital Improvement

Spokane County

This is a Full-time position in Spokane, WA posted August 1, 2021.

Engineering Tech 2
– Capital ImprovementPrint ( Tech 2
– Capital ImprovementSalary$43,153.20
– $58,228.80 AnnuallyLocationPublic Works Building 1026 W Broadway Spokane, WAJob TypeSeasonalDepartmentPublic WorksJob Number21-00027ClosingContinuous+ Description+ BenefitsJob SummaryThis is skilled engineering technical support work performed in the office or field in one or more public works functions such as traffic engineering and operations, planning/programming and development review for transportation or utilities, landfill monitoring, environmental permitting, water resources, pavement management, surveying, project design/drafting, materials testing and construction inspection.SEASONAL
– 5-9 month position.

Full benefits.

Up to 4 positions to be filled.Examples of DutiesEngineering Technician 2Construction Inspection/Materials Inspection/Survey/Design Technician1.

Under the general supervision of a Chief Construction Inspector or designated supervisor, monitors quality control of projects by making measurements, tests and visual inspections of workmanship and materials.

Computes quantities and work progress to get material yields; determines true alignment and grades in order to verify conformance with approved plans; inspects to assure necessary traffic control devices are in place.

Maintains field notes, diaries and other required reports in order to document project activities.

In plan or specification non-compliance situations, initiates corrective action.

May supervise operations on small or non-complex projects.2.

Under the general supervision of a higher level materials inspector, or designated supervisor, takes material samples, performs tests and documents results according to approved procedures.3.

Under general supervision, makes horizontal, vertical and straight line measurements with survey chain, survey rod, electronic, computerized, or other applicable survey instrument using acceptable survey methods.

Operates instrument and supervises survey crew in absence of higher authority.

Computes grades, curves, quantities and traverse closures (using calculators and computer aided drafting programs); plots traverses and does mapping from field notes or from legal descriptions; drafts from designer sketches using computer and drafting programs; makes field design reviews and measurements; updates County maps as required.4.

Under general supervision, performs routine computer aided drafting of plans and makes limited engineering computations such as calculating quantities.

Proficiency in AutoCAD is required within one year of appointment.

Accurately maintains County maps and records.

Plots legal descriptions.As a Transportation Engineering Technician, under general supervision of an engineer or designated supervisor, uses computers to analyze, model and forecast transportation data to be used in transportation plans, programs, studies and analyses.

Prepares data for reports, grant applications and public presentations.

Develops and maintains transportation planning data and coordinates data analysis with County Planning, GIS and Spokane Regional Transportation Council.

Computes grades, curves quantities and estimates using calculators and computer aided drafting programs.

Drafts preliminary alignment maps and plans from sketches.As a Traffic Technician, may train and assist other Engineering Technicians in their work.

Maintains inventory and inspects traffic control devices for effectiveness and safety; inspects signing, etc., for potential deficiencies or other potential unsafe conditions; reports problems and advises on corrective action.

Studies accidents; makes reports and recommendations to the Engineer; assist in lay out of traffic lanes and signing.

Operates and maintains equipment and supervises the traffic engineering data gathering program and makes reports as required.As an R.I.D.

Technician, manages R.I.D.

computer applications, establishes and maintains road assessments, charges and accounts, prepares assessment area maps and documents for hearings, maintains comprehensive R.I.D.

map, assists in the preparation of R.I.D.

petitions and provides customer service for the R.I.D.

program.As an Environmental Technician, performs groundwater sampling and testing at numerous wells located on Spokane County’s superfund sites and nearby residential wells.

Maintains inventory of sampling supplies.

Performs landfill gas testing at Spokane County landfills.

Maintains daily logs of significant maintenance and all sampling activities.

Performs computer data entry to record well analysis and gas monitoring information.

Operates various types of water testing equipment including PH, conductivity, temperature meter, and continuous recording data logging instruments as well as gas sampling devices.

Operates and maintains well monitoring equipment including: pumps, air compressors, generators, four-wheel drive vehicles and trailers.

Performs landfill and well maintenance including concrete repair, landscaping and yard maintenance, fence repair, erosion control, general facility maintenance.

Maintains surface water control systems, ditch cleaning and weed removal.

Performs leachate pond and gravity sewer line cleaning.

Communicates with contract labs to coordinate sample handling and report delivery.

Answers questions and communications with property owners and the general public in a courteous tactful manner.

Performs various tasks as directed by the Regional Solid Waste Coordinator and Landfill Closure Manager or a senior environmental technician associated with landfill closure/cleanup.

Performs work in adverse weather and/or conditions, as needed.

May be required to travel for one to two weeks at a time to attend various training programs.As a Stormwater Field Technician under general supervision, inspects stormwater facilities to determine their condition, need for maintenance and repair.

Enforces stormwater facility compliance with plans and specifications, initiates corrective action.

Informs public about stormwater maintenance practices and stormwater facility operation.

Develops technical elements of public awareness documents.

Measures and calculates surface coverage on parcels in the Stormwater Service Area, using site visits, aerial photographs, GIS applications and engineering plans.

Organizes and participates in public information meetings and workshops for Stormwater Utility.

Responds to public questions and requests for investigations in person, in writing and by phone.

Assists in database development and updates for stormwater related concerns.As an Environmental Permit Technician, under general supervision, prepares applications and documentation for environmental permits required for County road, bridge, and maintenance projects, coordinates with agencies, and conducts field inspections to determine County project environmental impacts and ensure compliance with permits during construction; reviews and processes project applications for compliance with the Flood Ordinance and the State Environmental Policy Act, performs site visits and issues permits with appropriate conditions; responds to public inquiries, maintains permit files and data bases, performs other Environmental Programs duties as assigned including wetland mitigation review and monitoring, Newman Lake permit review and assistance, and hydraulic project field investigations.As a Water Resources Technician, under general supervision, coordinates watershed management program of Newman Lake Flood Control Zone district including permit reviews, education, and implementation of BMP’s; coordinates volunteer water quality monitoring program, monitors Newman Lake flood control and aerator/alum injection facilities; Coordinates milfoil control efforts including boat surveys with GPS data collection, permit applications, notices and maps.

Responds to public inquiries and prepares newsletters, correspondence and website updates.

Performs other Environmental Programs duties as assigned including processing project applications for compliance with the Flood Ordinance and the State Environmental Policy Act, wetland mitigation monitoring, environmental permits required for County road projects, permit compliance monitoring and field investigation/data gathering for stormwater facility design.As a Pavement Management Technician, under the direct supervision of the County Pavement Manager or designated supervisor, maintains pavement management data base; trains and leads personnel in the collection of pavement condition data; performs field data collection; performs analysis and data input of visual data and nondestructive testing results; and, performs various duties associated with pavement design and structural testing.

Performs field construction inspection work on various maintenance projects.As Information Technology Technician, under general supervision provides front-line information technology support including diagnosis and of IT hardware and software issues; researching and ordering of specialized Public Works IT hardware and software products; installing specialized Public Works IT hardware and software; communicating with third-party IT vendors; maintaining IT hardware inventory; disposing of IT hardware; updating of Public Works internet and intranet webpages using content manager and html5; and creating, manipulating, modifying, and analyzing of Geographic Information System (GIS) data within the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) ArcGIS software environment.Employees may be assigned a combination of duties from jobs within this class or perform duties of similar responsibility and difficulty, not specifically mentioned herein, yet incidental to the complete work process.

Since the department’s needs for specific jobs are subject to governing factors, i.e.

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