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County of Sonoma - Engineering Technician II - Public Works

  • December 26, 2018 11:44 AM
    Message # 6972776
    SEAOSC Admin (Administrator)

    $25.97 - $31.56 Hourly $2,084.71 - $2,533.44 Biweekly $4,516.88 - $5,489.13 Monthly
    $54,202.51 - $65,869.51 Annually

    OPENING DATE: 12/24/18
    CLOSING DATE: 01/15/19


    Join the County of Sonoma's Transportation and Public Works (TPW) Department as an Engineering Technician II. Starting salary up to $31.56/hour* ($65,869/year)

    When you join TPW, you become part of a challenging and rewarding work environment.  Through on-the-job training, experience, and the support of management, Technicians gain the skills and abilities needed to advance their career. You can also look forward to a competitive total compensation package, including*:

    • A cash allowance (in addition to the advertised salary) of approximately $600 per month
    • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $500 and ongoing education/training opportunities
    • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
    • County paid premium contribution to several health plan options
    • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
    • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
    • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
    • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
    • With time and good performance, the opportunity for advancement to Engineering Technician III

    As an Engineering Technician, you will work in the office, and out in the field, performing routine, subprofessional engineering work in support of the Roads Design or Integrated Waste work groups. Responsibilities vary depending upon work assignments; however, all assignments require data entry; creating, tracking, and maintaining project records; and creating drawings, exhibits, and details in AutoCAD Civil 3D. Ideal candidates for these positions will have:

    • Completed coursework which would lead to an Associate Degree in a civil engineering related field such as Engineering Technology, Environmental Engineering, Geology, Forestry, etc.
    • Experience with civil engineering, surveying, and/or construction inspection, compliance, and/or contract administration
    • The ability to accurately calculate mathematical quantities
    • Excellent customer service and communication skills, with the ability to work cooperatively with the public, staff, and other agencies
    • Experience accurately and effectively creating, maintaining, and reviewing construction records and reports
    • Drafting software experience, AutoCAD Civil 3D experience is highly desired
    • Familiarity with plans and specifications for public works projects

    Current work assignments include Roads Design and Integrated Waste:

    Roads Design - please visit for more information regarding the services we provide our community. As a Technician in Roads Design, you will:

    • Prepare road improvement plans, specifications, and estimates
    • Perform hydrology and hydraulic calculations for determining drainage design
    • Develop information necessary to obtain permits from regulatory agencies for the work
    • Prepare Right of Way exhibits

    Integrated Waste - please visit for details regarding the services we provide our community. As a Technician in Integrated Waste, you will work with solid waste facilities and water service districts to:

    • Perform inspections, documentation, and enforcement activities
    • Interpret and apply codes, laws, and regulations
    • Review, interpret, and act as necessary on environmental documents and system reports regarding operations and services
    • Work with landfill facilities specialists in assessing, documenting, and maintaining infrastructure throughout the County

    *Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can found in the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Memorandum Of Understanding (SEIU MOU). This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. The Civil Service title for this position is Engineering Technician II. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment.



    Education: Academic course work, such as plane geometry, trigonometry, algebra, computer aided drafting and design, and surveying, which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. An Associate in Arts Degree in Engineering Technology is desirable.

    Experience: Any combination of experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, one year of experience at the level of Engineering Technician I with the County of Sonoma, would provide such opportunity.

    License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.


    Considerable knowledge of: methods, materials, tools and equipment used in engineering construction; the uses and physical characteristics of construction materials; and surveying and drafting equipment, computer aided design software and equipment; electronic information systems.

    Working knowledge of: the methods employed in making inspections of engineering construction work; routine procedures for testing construction materials; departmental safety practices and procedures.

    Ability to: assist in the inspection of construction projects and to enforce compliance with plans and specifications; apply the principles of algebra, geometry and trigonometry to calculate a variety of areas, quantities or curves; gather data for engineering computations; make accurate engineering calculations; use and adjust precision surveying instruments; perform drafting and computer aided design work and to assist in preparation of designs, plans and reports; read and understand technical descriptions; analyze situations accurately and to adopt effective courses
    of action; work cooperatively with other staff; prepare reports and keep accurate records; climb, stand and walk for sustained periods of time; perform physical tasks such as chopping, digging, and flagging; utilize electronic information systems and analyze and interpret such information; lift moderately heavy objects; communicate effectively with co-workers and the public.


    • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
    • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
    • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
    • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.

    Please visit Getting-a-Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process.


    Responses to supplemental questions will be scored using position-specific criteria.  Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored.

    The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:

    An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be
    evaluated based on the following criteria:

    • Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions.
    Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates.


    A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made
    available to applicants.

    Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job  Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.


    Applications are accepted on-line at: Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the
    time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.

    The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people. Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information.

    HR Analyst: CG
    HR Technician: EP


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