Engineering Technician II - Design

City Of Omaha Omaha , NE 68102

Posted 3 months ago

Posting Type:

Work Type: Full Time

Nature of Work: Summary:

This is advanced sub-professional supervisory and technical engineering work performed in the field, a laboratory, or office. Employees are responsible for supervising, coordinating, inspecting and providing assistance on new construction, renovation, and maintenance projects.

Education and Experience: (The knowledge, skills, and abilities above may be acquired through, but are not limited to, the following combination of education and/or experience.)

Education:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

Education equivalent experience:

  • High school graduation or its equivalent AND Eight (8) years of sub-professional engineering or construction management experience, three (3) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity. Bachelors degree in civil engineering or construction management/engineering may be substituted for four (4) years of sub-professional engineering or construction experience.

Special Qualifications:

  • Must be able to drive or coordinate transportation to work sites throughout the city during the course of the workday.

  • Applicant must be highly proficient in AutoCAD and have experience with Civil 3D (now AEC Collection). Experience with ArcGIS and Microstation is highly desirable, but not required. Design software, hardware and technology management experience also desirable. Applicant must have in-depth experience setting up, modifying and producing finished plan set packages.

Pay Range: $68,224.00 with step increases to $83,054.40 Annually

Benefits:

Forty-hour work week; twelve days of paid vacation per year for the first five years, sick leave, and twelve paid holidays. The City offers an employee group health insurance which includes major medical for individual or Family plan; Cash Pension Program, plus Social Security. See our website at www.cityofomaha.org (under the Employment section, Benefits link) for detailed information.

Who Can Apply:

Current full time, classified City of Omaha employees who meet the qualifications and requirements.

Applicants for a closed competitive posting are required to meet the following: Candidates must be a current or former City of Omaha employee in any of the following categories: Part-time, Seasonal, Classified, Unclassified, or Probationary, who has worked, at the time of application, at least 1,040 cumulative hours within the last 5 years and has been employed by the City at sometime within the last 18 months and who meets the qualifications as set forth in the posting.

How to Apply:

Completed City of Omaha employment applications must be submitted using the on-line application from the City website. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to check and ensure that any and all required application materials and supplemental forms are received by the City of Omaha Human Resources Department by the stated deadline. You may confirm receipt of any materials and forms by contacting the Human Resources Department. If the materials are not received in the Human Resources Department by the stated deadline, they will not be considered. There will be no exceptions to this rule. If you do not meet the requirements at the time of this posting, once you do meet the requirements you may apply when it is posted again.

Contact Points:

City of Omaha, Human Resources Department
1819 Farnam, St., Suite 506

Omaha, NE 68183

Phone: (402) 444-5300

Fax: (402) 444-5317

Website: www.cityofomaha.org

Email: peremploy@cityofomaha.org.

Examination Information:

The examination will consist of a training and experience form designed to assess job-related knowledge, skills and abilities of the position. The training and experience form will be given to candidates who have had their applications reviewed by a recruiter and accepted to test for the position. The form must be completed and returned to the Human Resources Department by December 2, 2019 (passing score 60%). Final eligibility list will be an overall score with the Training & Experience form weighted 100%.

Veteran Points: Not applicable to this posting.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Competencies and skills:

  • Knowledge of and ability to operate a computer or other technology using standard or customized computer or systems software applications appropriate to the assigned tasks

  • Knowledge of construction principles and practices, materials used, and tools and equipment common to the construction industry

  • Knowledge of engineering drafting techniques

  • Knowledge of the laws, ordinances, and codes governing public and private construction work

  • Knowledge of soil, concrete, and asphalt testing procedures

  • Knowledge of current construction materials and labor costs

  • Ability to learn and adapt to advances in computer and electronics device technology and software

  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of a group of subordinates

  • Ability to perform precise survey work, perform engineering computations, and reduce field notes

  • Ability to prepare, interpret, and review engineering plans blueprints and specifications

  • Ability to understand oral or written instructions

  • Ability to adhere to safety policies, procedures, and guidelines

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and members of the general public

  • Ability to sit or stand from 51 to 75% of the time and to climb, reach, balance, bend, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, crawl, stand, push, pull, lift, and type up to 25% of the time

  • Ability to move objects weighing up to twenty (20) pounds up to 33% of the time, objects weighing up to ten (10) pounds from 34 to 66% of the time, and lighter objects from 67 to 100% of the time

Essential Functions: (Any one position may not perform all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all of the duties that may be performed in positions allocated to this class.)

  • Oversees and participates in the evaluation of requirements, the design of construction projects, and the preparation of project specifications, plans, and cost estimates

  • Prepares and administers contracts for the construction, maintenance, or rehabilitation of bridges, sewers, sidewalks, streets, or City owned facilities corresponding with other divisions and private entities

  • Schedules and facilitates pre-construction meetings with contractors, representatives of utility companies, and members of other City divisions to coordinate work, resolve problems, and disseminate information

  • Supervises the inspection and construction of assigned projects

  • Participates in the development and implementation of construction standards and specifications

  • Verifies completion of projects by on-site inspections to ensure compliance with specifications

  • Prepares punch list, submits to contractor, and ensures the Certificate of Completion is received

  • Compares test data with established standards to ensure that materials and workmanship comply with those standards

  • Prepares cost estimates and payment documentation and approves payment to contractors

  • Prioritizes schedules, assigns and supervises division personnel in the completion of construction, maintenance, inspection projects or drafting duties, and special projects such as snow removal

  • Plans, develops, and schedules training sessions, maintains attendance records, and assists in the development and implementation of safety policies and procedures

  • Maintains inventories and inventory records of equipment and materials, oversees equipment maintenance, determines the needs of each for assigned maintenance operations or projects, and recommends purchases to keep stock at adequate levels

  • Coordinates title searches and field surveys

  • Administers residential street and sidewalk rehabilitation and inspection programs

  • Receives and resolves complaints from the public

  • Provides information to the public and all interested parties regarding the progress of assigned projects

  • Reviews and recommends all construction plans, specifications, and bidding documents prepared by architects and engineers to verify standards and techniques meet City standards

  • Provides technical assistance and cost estimates to division manager in the preparation of budgets for proposed projects

  • Prepares documentation for change orders, submits to contractor, and reviews with administration

  • Verifies pay applications for accuracy and completeness and submits to administration for approval and payment

  • Maintains regular job attendance in accordance with a schedule established for the position by the supervisor

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates within the scope of this classification

Conditions of Employment: Candidates must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or proof of permanent residence or authorization to work. The City of Omaha reserves the right to conduct criminal history, driving record, reference and credit checks and a background investigation on applicants for employment. Successfully passing a criminal background review, reference check, and if applicable, a credit check, is required as a condition of employment. If applicable, the City will require that you successfully pass a review of the driver's license, driving abstract, a pre-employment drug test, a hearing test and a back screening examination as a condition of employment. Failure to provide the information requested in the application process in a truthful, accurate and complete manner may result in disqualification, revocation of conditional employment or termination.

Reasonable Accommodation: Applicants requiring an accommodation for the examination because of a disability should advise the Human Resources Department a minimum of 48 hours prior to the examination by emailing peremploy@cityofomaha.org

For a complete description of this job classification go to the City of Omaha's website at www.cityofomaha.org

The City of Omaha is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Engineering Technician II - Design

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