The fundamental reason this classification exists is to perform survey work related to public works projects involving buildings, roads, ball fields, landfills and in the location and establishment of property lines and corners using a variety of surveying instruments in order to determine precise locations for projects. The employee is a member of the surveying crew and receives on-the-job training and supervision from the Engineering Technician I or II.
Distinguishing Characteristics: This is the entry level classification that requires no relevant training and experience for assignments to an on-the-job training program designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills required at the next higher level, Engineering Aide II. Assignments are clearly defined; the work is checked during and at completion and the tasks are limited in scope so as to require a minimum of independent decisions. This classification is distinguished from the Engineering Aide II in that the Engineering Aide II requires minimal skill in performing a series of routine procedures or in operating instruments and equipment according to standardized instructions and by the greater independence with which an employee is expected to operate.
Possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed advanced mathematic courses such as Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus or who have obtained surveying or drafting training and/or experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be accepted.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the
requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Alabama Driver's License and an insurable driving record as needed to operate a City vehicle in the performance of tasks.