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6 Jun 2022

Full-Time Public Works Engineering Technician

Clark County Human Resources – Posted by Clark County Human Resources Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Job Summary


Performs responsible office and field engineering duties within the Departments of Community Development and Public Works.  Assignments and duties may include surveying, construction inspection, materials laboratory, water quality programs, bridge inspection, maintenance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and transportation management.  Provides support for department engineers by performing calculations, information gathering, and record keeping.  May act as a lead person in field surveying projects.



Education and Experience:



An AS in Engineering Technology (or equivalent experience) and 2-3 years experience in a position equivalent to Assistant Engineering Technician i.e. construction inspection, civil engineering role.  A Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or related field may be substituted for the required experience.


Knowledge of: Basic engineering principles, practices, the techniques and equipment involved, physical and mathematical sciences, basic construction practices and safety requirements.


Ability to: Interpret construction plans and specifications, use a personal computer, interact with the public and/or contractors, operate basic surveying and test equipment, and perform technical research work on routine engineering problems.


Examples of Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:


  • Inspects construction work on complex projects for developing and improving roads, bridges drainage structures and traffic control devices.
  • Computes and tracks cuts, fills and quantities on construction projects
  • Completes daily inspection reports
  • Responds to inquiries and complaints from property owners, businesses and the general public regarding engineering projects
  • Acts as a liaison for residents affected by projects
  • Reviews project plans and archives data from projects
  • Performs tests on materials for quality, strength, compaction, and other related criteria
  • Collects and maintains base data for engineering studies
  • Performs research activities in County and State records
  • Assists engineers in field water quality/quantity monitoring
  • Leads survey team in location surveys
  • Collects water samples for delivery to labs for testing
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications to ensure that projects are built to contract standards
  • Coordinate work between developers and public agencies


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Salary Grade: Local 17 Engineers.207 ($28.01 – $35.77) per hour

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 23 days.

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