PRINCIPAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

  • CLARK COUNTY, NV
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Mar 14, 2019
Full Time Engineering GIS and Surveying
  • Salary: $53,976.00 - $83,699.20 Annually

Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION

Plans, assigns, directs and reviews the work of engineering technical support staff or a project or day-to-day basis; performs complex technical office and field work and may have specific programmatic responsibility in support of County or local agency engineering-related activities; performs specified engineering design work under the direction of a professional engineer.

THIS POSTING HAS BEEN UPDATED TO CHANGE CLOSING DATE TO OPEN & CONTINUOUS

This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.
Education and Experience:
Equivalent to completion of two (2) years of college which includes course level work in mathematics through trigonometry, AND four (4) years of full-time experience in providing technical support services, including skilled computer applications and design work, to an engineering function. College level course work in an appropriate technical subject is desirable.


Working Conditions: Specified positions may work with exposure to heavy traffic and hazardous terrain.

Licensing and Certification: Specified positions require possession of a valid Nevada Class C Driver's License at time of appointment.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.

Medical Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs complex technical support work including standard engineering design, final plan and specific detail preparation, plan review and project or program oversight, normally under the direction of a professional engineer. Researches computer databases and hard copy files for maps, specifications, right-of-ways and easements, technical data, land descriptions, laboratory testing results and similar information; summarizes such information for project use and engineering support.Performs journey-level mapping and drafting, using manual and computer-aided drafting methods to produce maps, drawings, charts, graphs and related documents.Plans, organizes, assigns, supervises, reviews and evaluates the work of technical and related engineering support staff. Recommends selection, evaluation, disciplinary and other personnel matters; signs evaluation forms and counsels employees as required. Directs a specific programmatic area, such as the materials control laboratory or the pavement management program; supervises a small staff in addition to performing complex technical work in support of the program. Reviews and evaluates parcel maps, records of survey, subdivision and construction plans for adherence to standards. Provides information to the public, in person or over the telephone, which may require the interpretation and application of policies, procedures and regulations. Compiles and maintains bid and contract documents; reviews and analyzes proposals; prepares summaries and recommendations; maintains records of performance and payments made. Makes a variety of complex computations in an office, laboratory or field setting; enters date into an automated system and produces reports, drawings or statistical summaries. Performs field surveys and/or inspections in the area to which assigned; sets up equipment to make field measurements in such areas as traffic counts, air quality, weather conditions, flood warning systems and similar technical areas. Makes field inspections and laboratory tests and measurements of materials used in construction projects to ensure conformance to specifications. Reviews a variety of plans and designs to ensure conformance with codes and regulations; reviews engineering drawings and specifications to verify calculations, quantities, accuracy and completeness. Prepares a variety of written materials such as bid abstracts, legal land descriptions, correspondence and reports. Maintains accurate records and files related to the department to which assigned. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work; may drive a motor vehicle to reach work sites, obtain field information or pick up and deliver materials and supplies. Uses specialized equipment to produce copies of maps, drawings and blueprints.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment, and to drive a motor vehicle in order to reach work sites; strength and stamina to walk and climb and conduct field inspections and investigations; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous