SENIOR ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

Recruitment #1806-2007-001

Introduction

The Department of Transportation - Engineering Division is seeking qualified, dedicated, dependable, motivated and team-oriented professional who will be responsible for maintaining, organizing and archiving of Transportation documents as well as creating computer drafted drawings with ability to interpret engineering plans and survey records.

General Description

Senior Engineering Technicians are senior positions that provides assistance to staff and the public by creating and maintaining engineering drawings and maps.  They also conduct research, interpret engineering plans, survey records and other documents, and provide information to the public and staff.  They assist in the maintenance of the Engineering documents, both on-line in databases and physical copies in the records room.  Auto-CAD and Carlson software are used in the creation of the drawing and maps.  Right-of-way inquires are the most common research questions.

Essential Functions

This position differs from other positions in the classification series by performing tasks at a proficient, accomplished level and handling the more difficult, complex or irregular tasks. Individuals in senior positions typically assist in setting priorities for work and are asked upon occasion to use judgment to solve unusual problems

Creates Computer-Aided Drafting drawings for the Department, including supplemental engineering plans, record documents and records of survey

Utilizes software to include AutoCAD, Carlson, and maintains the Geographic Information System (GIS) data on Map Tucson and the Transportation electronic databases.  This includes creation of new plan numbers in the departments record system, placing images in databases and placement of geo-referenced link on Map Tucson using AutoCAD

Answers right-of-way or other engineering related questions.  This requires research of on-line and physical records and interpreting these plans/documents

Responding to Public Record Requests

Answers technical questions from the public, including inquiries regarding street maintenance

Organizes and indexes electronic and physical documents for the Transportation Department

Assist individuals to access division records via on-line tools and answer records questions

Assist in engineering or survey research.  This varies from location of right-of-way to determine position of drainage structures

Conducts engineering or survey related calculations

Assist in maintaining the Department of Transportation web pages

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Associate's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years computer-aided drafting in geographic information systems, survey engineering, transportation or related field.

**An  equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position may be considered**

Preferred Qualifications

Engineering-in Training (EIT) certification

Land Surveyor-in-Training (LSIT) certification

Knowledge of Tucson Department of Transportation plans

Selection Plan

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Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in a phone screen interview.

  • Phone Screen Interviews will be held: Revised date Thursday, January 24, 2019. 

The highest ranking applicants from the phone screen process will be invited to an oral board interview.

  • Oral Board Interviews will be held on Tuesday,  January 29, 2019. 

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on an Eligibility List.  An applicant's ranking on the list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 10% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 30% for Phone Screen Interview
  • 60% of your oral board interview

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Malena Carreon, (520) 837-4071 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must upload your documentation as part of the application process or email it to Malena.Carreon@tucsonaz.gov. The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.  

 

Conclusion

This position requires a satisfactory Criminal Background Check and Motor Vehicle History Report.  Reference checks may also be conducted prior to an offer of employment.  Employment offers are contingent upon successfully passing any of the above requirements.

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D, or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Secondary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

None

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

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 Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.