The fundamental reason this classification exists is to perform reviews of commercial development plans for projects involving City right of ways, including new buildings and additions, using research of court records, plat books, City maps, and City and state specifications in order to ensure quality of workmanship and materials and that specifications are met. Performs inspections and ratings of approximately 110 City bridges using ladder, tape measure, paint, transit levels, planimeter and electronic surveying equipment, camera, and Alabama Department of Transportation database and computer system in order to ensure bridge safety and conformity to local, state and federal guidelines. Employee is supervised by an Engineering Technician III. Distinguishing Characteristics: Positions in this classification are normally filled by advancement from the lower classification of Engineering Technician I, or when filled from the outside, required prior para-professional engineering experience in bridge inspections. Incumbents of this classification work within a framework of established procedures and are expected to perform all the duties assigned to the position with only occasional instructions or assistance. The Engineering Technician II is distinguished from the Engineering Technician III by the latter's increased complexity of assignments, decision-making responsibility and level of supervision received and exercised.
Reviews commercial construction plans involving City right of ways using research of court records, plat books, City maps and City and state specifications in order to assure compliance with engineering requirements.
High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalence. Certified Bridge Inspector. Three years of engineering experience to include bridge inspection; or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.
Must be certified as a Bridge Inspector by the State of Alabama according to the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS). Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Alabama Driver's License and insurable driving record as needed to operate a City vehicle to travel to various work sites.