Engineering Technician I / Engineering Technician II
City of Carlsbad
Location: Carlsbad, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $59,467.20 - $83,990.40
Civil - Traffic Engineering
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
Engineering Technician I: $28.59 - $34.79 per hour
Engineering Technician II: $33.19 - $40.38 per hour
CARLSBAD – THE COMMUNITY: This nearly 40 square mile city is ideally situated in north San Diego County with an approximate population of 115,000. It offers a great climate, beautiful beaches, lagoons, and abundant natural open space. World class resorts, family attractions, well planned neighborhoods, a diverse business sector, and a charming village atmosphere combine to create the ideal California experience.
PUBLIC WORKS BRANCH: The Public Works Branch is responsible for planning, providing and maintaining infrastructure that supports Carlsbad’s excellent quality of life. The branch includes a variety of Departments including Administration, Environmental Management, General Services, Utilities, and Transportation. More than 180 full time staff support the branch which has an annual budget of $124 million, along with a total Capital Improvement Program appropriation of $98 million.
THE POSITION: Engineering Technicians in the Traffic Engineering Division of the Transportation Department are paraprofessional level individual contributors, who use their underlying skills in areas such as: data collection and traffic-related survey and analysis, using AutoCAD to prepare work orders and design plans, using MS Word and Excel to manage traffic requests and work orders and providing customer service and/or meeting with the public in response to traffic-related concerns and requests.
The job level of an Engineering Technician (as described by the attached KSA matrix) is determined by two factors. The first is "business need" to have a job performed at a certain level, as defined by the specific responsibilities designed into the role, and how the organization is structured. The second is that the job incumbent must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to function at the assigned professional level, as demonstrated by their work and contributions.
DEI: The City of Carlsbad embraces diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and recognizes the vital relationship of a culturally diverse, engaged work environment and innovative excellence. A diverse, equitable and inclusive work climate comprises personal experiences, values, and views shaped from differences of culture and circumstance. Our organization appreciates belonging, creativity, recognition and retention of its employees and is committed to hiring and developing motivated, productive and talented employees who provide services and enhance our quality of life. We work to embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our responsibility and goal.
SALARY: Engineering Technician I: $28.59 - $34.79 per hour Engineering Technician II: $33.19 - $40.38 per hour
The following are examples of the types of job duties for engineering technicians in the Traffic Engineering Division:
Under direction, prepare, or assist in the preparation of maps, exhibits, plans, estimates and reports pertaining to traffic engineering projects. . Use AutoCAD or other complex engineering design/drafting or database software; perform computer-aided design and drafting duties in connection with signage, striping, traffic facilities and other projects.
Maintain plan files and engineering records.
Use GIS database of city assets to create and print custom maps and spreadsheets.
Serve as a member of a survey or field data collection crew and operate various types of surveying or data collection equipment and instruments.
Collect data, conduct counts (such as traffic data), collect, and compile, tabulate and analyze field data; prepare summaries and reports based on data including sketches and drawings of existing conditions and, if applicable, proposed improvements.
Answer questions and provide information to the general public concerning engineering and infrastructure via front counter service, over the telephone and by computer.
Perform a variety of specialized engineering and office duties in support of the engineering staff.
Assist professional engineers in administering various projects as needed, e.g. meeting preparation and administration, preparation and distribution of minutes.
Update engineering related web pages.
Prepare data and information for annual reports.
Create job-related documentation and work processes. Train others on processes and software; provide oversight or coordination of contract workers or temps.
Experience and education requirements are listed in the attached KSA matrix. Typical Minimum Education and Experience:
Engineering Technician I:
The equivalent of an associate’s degree in engineering technology or a related field and minimal work experience; OR high school with relevant college courses in trigonometry, geometry, statistics, algebra, surveying, science and computer drafting and design, with significant related work experience.
Engineering Technician II:
The equivalent of an associate’s degree in engineering technology or a related field and at least two year’s work experience equivalent to Engineering Tech I; OR high school with relevant college courses in trigonometry, geometry, statistics, algebra, surveying, science and computer drafting and design, and at least two year’s work experience equivalent Engineering Tech I.
PHYSICAL /MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this class, an employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear, in person and by telephone; use hands to handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms. Depending on the assignment the position may require moderate periods of standing and walking. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus to read and operate office equipment as necessary during the course of the work assignments. While performing the duties, employees of this class are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret financial and statistical data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and apply mathematical reasoning and abstract statistical concepts; observe and interpret people and situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work under intensive deadlines; and interact with staff, City Council members and others encountered in the course of work. The employee works under typical office conditions and the noise level is usually quiet. Depending on the assignment this position may require frequent exposure to the weather and the ability to conduct duties in areas of unstable footing. Employee may be required to attend meetings and travel within and outside city limits during normal work hours and periodically in the evenings and on weekends.
The City of Carlsbad is a nearly 40 square mile city is ideally situated in north San Diego County with an approximate population of 115,000. It offers a great climate, beautiful beaches, lagoons, and abundant natural open space. World class resorts, family attractions, well planned neighborhoods, a diverse business sector, and a charming village atmosphere combine to create the ideal California experience.