Engineering Technician

City Of Las Cruces Las Cruces , NM 88001

Posted 4 months ago

Nature of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions

Performs paraprofessional civil engineering-related functions in the development and implementation of assigned projects in various City departments. Position involves occasional overtime to finish projects and adhere to project schedules and deadlines. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity of services.

Position may work either primarily indoors or outdoors, depending on specialization; outdoor work involves exposure to all weather conditions, dust, noise, heavy traffic conditions, construction equipment and animals. Position involves light to moderate physical activity; may lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds; may involve squatting, bending, stooping, balancing, traversing, crawling, kneeling, crouching and climbing into and out of channels and trenches; ability to move about construction sites; visual acuity to evaluate field conditions; oral and listening abilities sufficient to perform essential job functions; safety clothing includes hard hat, steel toe boots and traffic vest.

Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies.


Full-Time; Regular; Non-Exempt

This recruitment may be used to fill vacancies in various City of Las Cruces departments.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designs City projects, which may include street lights, roadways, traffic systems, parking lots, drainage systems, utilities, earth work and other related projects in accordance with City design standards.

  • Utilizes technical manuals and applicable computer technology to create engineering drawings from field data, sketches, rough drawings, raw data, diagrams, and verbal or written narrative instructions; collects field data and/or receives survey information.

  • Prepares contract documents, material specifications,written reports, cost estimates, schedules, bid tabs, and correspondence; reviews contract documents and plans against actual construction; maintains record drawings; coordinates project design and construction with contractors, government agencies, outside utilities and the public;

  • Receives reports of damaged infrastructure and advises City maintenance staff for scheduled repairs/replacement.

  • Researches property and right of way information; collects field data; files and makes copies of plats; maintains notes and files.

  • Performs field checks of maps; maps utilities from blue stake field layouts; records drawings of infrastructure for City projects.

  • Responds to phone or personal inquiries from the public regarding various questions, problems or concerns; supplies information and documentation for various projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

Equivalent of an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology or related field and no previous experience OR equivalent of a high school diploma plus three years of experience performing civil engineering functions. Some positions may require education and experience specific to computer aided drafting, plan review, and/or GIS. A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.

Valid driver's license is required. Position requires an acceptable driving record in accordance with City policy.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

General knowledge of: Principles and practices of civil engineering; utility permits, civil engineering drafting, surveying, mapping, GIS and GPS technologies; engineering design and construction project procedures.

Skills in: Personal computer and equipment use.

Ability to: Communicate technical information in verbally and in writing; read and interpret engineering plans, specifications, plats, maps and other related documents; read and understand regulations and ordinances; perform complex mathematical calculations; establish effective working relationships; operate a motorized vehicle; operate a personal computer and various software applications; use computer-aided drafting equipment.

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Engineering Technician

City Of Las Cruces