- 501 Poli St, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
Under general supervision, performs a variety of paraprofessional
office and field engineering work in one of the following areas:
capital improvements (design), construction and survey, land
development, traffic engineering, water and wastewater, or street
This classification is flexibly staffed and the position may be
filled at either level depending on the qualifications of the
incumbent and the staffing needs of the city.
Engineering Technician: is the entry-level class in the
flexibly-staffed Technician series, performing a variety of more
routine paraprofessional field engineering work that is narrower in
scope than that of the Senior Engineering Technician. Engineering
Technician is distinguished from the Engineering Aide by the
latter's performance of routine engineering-related work requiring
no prior experience. Engineering Technician is flexibly staffed and
may advance to the Senior Engineering Technician level without a
competitive selection process, based on the department's staffing
needs and the employee's individual capabilities to perform the
full range of duties.
Senior Engineering Technician: is the journey-level of the
series. Incumbents perform the full range of duties of the class,
and are responsible for analysis and interpretation of data and
regulations. Appointment to Senior requires that incumbents perform
substantially the full range of duties. This is not an advanced
journey-level or lead classification.
Examples of Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Performs plan checks of projects of private developers in
public rights-of-way to ensure compliance with City-imposed
development conditions and municipal code provisions.
- Calculates and collects fees for encroachment permits, water
and sewer connections, meter installations, oversize vehicle
permits, and contributions to assessments; performs title searches,
and researches rights-of-way and easements based on legal
- Prepares plans and specifications for construction of public
works projects; researches project design requirements; prepares
estimates of time and materials costs; and makes field checks of
project sites or survey area to verify survey results or
- Collects and analyzes field traffic data and prepares reports
of findings; maintains computerized records on speed survey, volume
count, traffic flow, accidents, signals, signs, and stripping
- Performs field surveys, including operation of instruments and
calculations of elevations, distances and grid coordinates; and
maintains field notes.
- Responds to inquiries from developers, contractors, and the
general public regarding City requirements relative to the
construction, alteration and maintenance of public works
facilities; and coordinates office and field engineering tasks with
other City departments.
- Trains, coordinates, and leads other technicians and aides in
the work of the unit.
- Prepares, updates, files, and retrieves a variety of maps,
plans, construction drawings, layouts and visual aids from design
sketches and/or survey notes to produce finished drawings using
computer aided drafting and design (CADD) systems such as AutoCAD;
and enters data in a variety of engineering databases.
- Collects and analyzes information related to the City's water,
wastewater and recycled water systems. Maintains electronic
computer records showing the locations of water valves, fire
hydrants, meters, manholes, pipelines and other Ventura Water
assets. Utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to prepare
maps and exhibits.
- Performs other related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES
Knowledge of: engineering office practices including record
keeping; methods and materials used in the construction of public
works and utilities facilities; principles, methods and equipment
used in drafting work, including CADD, GIS, and other technical
engineering software applications; principles, methods and
equipment used in GIS applications; principles and uses of algebra,
geometry, and trigonometry; and survey methods and practices.
In addition, Senior Engineering Technician requires knowledge of:
policies and regulations governing the construction, extension,
operations and maintenance of systems and facilities associated
with the area of assignment.
Ability to: read and interpret engineering drawings; prepare
correspondence; solve problems; establish and maintain working
relationships with staff, developers, contractors, and the general
public; interpret standard plans, specifications, survey notes, and
statistical information and apply them to specific cases; and use
personal computer applications.
In addition, Senior Engineering Technician requires ability to:
perform complex engineering calculations; direct and participate in
traffic engineering studies; prepare specifications; and perform
independent technical research within area of assignment.
License: Depending on assignment, possession of a
valid California Class C driver's license may be required.
Certificate: When assigned to the Construction and
Survey Division, possession of a valid Land Surveyor-in-Training
(LSIT) certificate is desirable.
Engineering Technician: A combination of
education, training and experience equivalent to completion of high
school supplemented by college level courses in computer-aided
drafting, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), engineering, or
mathematics, and one year of experience in drafting, surveying or
another area specifically related to civil or traffic engineering
are required. An Associate of Arts in an engineering-related field
Senior Engineering Technician: In addition to
the requirements of Engineering Technician, 18 months of
paraprofessional engineering experience equivalent to that of an
Engineering Technician with the City of Ventura is required.
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Environment: works indoors with some exposure to
the outdoors; and may drive a vehicle to different locations.
Physical Abilities: hearing and speaking
sufficient to exchange information in person or on the telephone;
vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents;
hear in the normal audio range, with or without correction;
audio-visual discrimination and perception for making observations;
sits, walks and stands for prolonged periods of time; uses hands to
handle, feel, or operate equipment including personal computer;
mental capability to use and apply mathematical reasoning and
abstract statistical concepts.
Hazards: exposed to traffic and to computer
Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the
filing deadline. The preferred method of application is on-line. If
you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper
application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular
business hours. Paper applications can be FAXed to (805) 648-4467,
or mailed, or hand delivered to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room
210; Ventura, CA 93002. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that
you also send the original documents. The Eligibility List
established may be used to fill other regular and temporary
vacancies at the discretion of the City.
Department Selection Interview
A select number of candidates will be invited to a department
selection interview being held inNovember 2019, date to be
The City of Ventura is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote
equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants without
regard to age, race, color, religious creed, sex, sexual
orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical
disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic
information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and
military and veteran status.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if
you need an accommodation in a selection process, please notify the
Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date of
the position you are interested in. The Human Resources address is:
501 Poli Street, Room 210, Ventura, CA 93001, (805) 654-7853.