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Engineering Technician III (#ENGT3AFSK) AFSK
$15.22-$24.16 Hourly / $2,638.13-$4,187.73 Monthly / $31,657.60-$50,252.80 Yearly

Engineering Technician III (#ENGT3GENK) GENK
$15.15-$24.06 Hourly / $2,626.00-$4,170.40 Monthly / $31,512.00-$50,044.80 Yearly


Performs or supervises engineering support and drafting duties in a variety of field and office activities.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Three years of experience in engineering support or drafting duties.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Working knowledge of drafting and mapping techniques.
  • Working knowledge of surveying methods and devices.
  • Working knowledge of public works construction practices and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of construction methods, specifications, materials and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of cartographic standards.
  • Working knowledge of high school level mathematics.
  • Working knowledge of the use and calibration of engineering instruments.
  • Some knowledge of the practices and methods of engineering as related to public works projects.
  • Skill in the use of manual and computer aided drafting, mapping and blueprinting equipment.
  • Skill in the use of surveying instruments and devices.
  • Ability to read and understand aerial photos, blueprints, field survey notes, deeds, plats, parcel data, engineering plans and sketches.
  • Ability to record field notes, sketches, readings, and observations.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Inspects phases of construction projects to ensure conformance with regulations, standards and specifications.
  • Drafts or revises plans and drawings from in-house projects, contractors designed projects, field notes or construction plans to ensure conformance with specifications and contract requirements.
  • Creates, reviews, plots, updates or edits maps to ensure their accuracy, using computerized mapping software.
  • Researches public or private records to obtain or supplement data for survey or drafting purposes and maintains appropriate files.
  • Reviews construction plans, drawings and specifications to ensure compliance with regulations and specifications.
  • Performs or monitors performance of field tests to ensure proper installations and conformance with standards and specifications.
  • Reviews citizen complaints, recommends or takes corrective action, or refers to appropriate office for resolution.
  • Reviews contractor pay requests, change orders, progress schedules, and recommends approval/disapproval.
  • Attends preconstruction meetings with engineers and developers to discuss construction schedules and other issues.
  • Organizes, oversees and conducts field land surveys; processes survey data from computerized or field notes to develop plans and maps for the use of others.
  • Performs traffic studies and inspections; inventories signal counting stations and data collecting equipment; investigates complaints and requests and submits reports with recommendations.
  • Acquires aerial photography and mapping services for use by engineers and surveyors; and prepares related information for bid packages; and reviews and recommends approval of payment requests.
  • Ensures the safe handling of chemicals, fluids and gases.
  • Orders supplies, maintains equipment, and performs other administrative duties.
  • Maintains records and logs and prepares reports.
  • Supervises the work of others by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling and evaluating performance.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.

CLASS: ENGT3AFSK; EST: 12/30/1993; REV: 12/13/2011;
CLASS: ENGT3GENK; EST: 12/30/1993; REV: 12/13/2011;