The City of Everett is accepting applications on an open/competitive basis for the civil service examination for ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN. All vacancies in this job class will be filled from the ranked Civil Service register established from the examination process until the register expires in 12 months or is depleted. Hiring offers are contingent upon successful completion of a City-paid medical evaluation. Extensive background checks will be conducted. Union membership is required within 30 days of hire. New hires begin employment at the first step of the salary range. There is currently one vacancy in the GIS/Utility Mapping Group.
This is technical, moderately complex, engineering support work performed in the field and office.
Engineering Technician, GIS/Utility Mapping emphasis is assigned technical support for a variety of tasks and projects related to the City’s GIS/utility mapping functions. Employees in this class may be expected to have technical knowledge and proficiencies, gained through training and experience, in one or more of the following areas depending on assignment: record keeping, graphics, project scheduling, use of GIS software, and field research. The work of Engineering Technicians (GIS/Utility Mapping) may be reviewed while in progress or upon completion by a technical supervisor. Once an employee gains proficiency in his/her assigned tasks, more independence and discretion is expected in handling projects and priorities.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK
Depending on the department to which the Engineering Technician is assigned, the following illustrative examples of work may apply:
Operate a computer using various programs as an aid in preparing various base and specialty maps, charts, and presentation information.
Inspect, update and edit Enterprise GIS Datasets and related Asset Management System functions using ArcGIS for • Desktop and other software appropriate to the project.
Verify geographic accuracy of spatial data and assist in the Q/A of spatial databases.
Research City Records Systems for documentation related to Utility Construction Projects.
Preparation of map-related graphics for presentation to staff, City officials, permitting agencies, neighborhood/community groups, or others.
Perform various types of mapping, GPS, and engineering measurements; data collection; investigations; and studies in the field in all types of weather and traffic conditions.
Prepare and maintain a variety of base and specialty maps using available maps and various other technical and policy sources.
Perform basic spatial analysis, data conversions and report generation of GIS data for staff.
Perform related work as required.
Depending on the department to which the Engineering Technician is assigned, the following knowledge, skills, and abilities may apply:
Terminology, methods, practices, principles and techniques of GIS.
Civil engineering calculations for water systems, sewers, and storm drainage.
Civil engineering principles and practices as applied to interpreting and understanding municipal construction plans.
Skill and Ability to:
Use ArcGIS for Desktop or similar software proficiently.
Ability to edit GIS features, maintain city base maps and perform ad-hoc mapping requests.
Communicate technical information effectively verbally, in writing and through the graphic arts.
Prepare short technical reports of collected data, including graphics depicting statistical relationships.
Operate computers using current operating systems and related equipment.
Read and interpret civil engineering plans and drawings.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other city staff, and the public.
Relate to others in a courteous and respectful manner.
Maintain a work environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
Work safely and in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and with City laws, policies, and standards.
Support diversity and multicultural understanding in the workplace.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Successful completion of a two (2) year course in civil engineering or GIS technology at a community college or vocational institute, which included courses in GIS mapping technology and related mapping software; AND
One (1) year of technical experience directly related to GIS technology, including work with public works and utilities, civil engineering, mapping, aerial photography, and related mapping software; OR
Any equivalent combination of training or experience.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OR CERTIFICATIONS
Possess, or obtain within six (6) months of hire, a valid Washington State Flagging Permit.
Possess, or obtain within thirty (30) days of hire, a valid Washington State Driver License.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS
Physical ability to perform required duties, including the ability to occasionally lift 25 pounds for those who work in Utility Mapping.
Work variable shifts, which may include nights, weekends, and holidays.
EXAMINATION AND REGISTER ESTABLISHMENT
All interested applicants are required to submit 1) the standard City of Everett employment application and 2) responses to the supplemental application questions. A limited number of applicants with the highest grades on the supplemental questionnaire (weighted 50%) will be invited to an oral panel evaluation (weighted 50%). A passing grade of 70.00 or higher is required on all parts of the screening process for placement on the ranked Civil Service eligible register. The examination is designed to sample and measure the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities. Candidates will be contacted throughout this process via email, and should periodically check their spam folders for messages filtered by their email providers.
Application materials may be accessed via http://www.everettwa.gov/careers. Completed applications must be submitted through the City’s online application system by 5:00 p.m. on August 15, 2019 to be considered. LATE, INCOMPLETE, FAXED, OR EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Filing Opens: July 25, 2019 Filing Closes: August 15, 2019
Applicants claiming veterans’ preference points in accordance with RCW 41.04.010 as amended and meeting eligibility criteria must submit form DD214 or other official military separation documentation that clearly indicates an honorable discharge from military service on or before the date filing closes. Eligibility criteria posted on Human Resources bulletin board.