Sierra Vista Area Chamber

Engineering Technician I (Structures Division) (110416)

Cochise County
Job Description
Highway & Floodplain Department, Bisbee

OPENS:    Tuesday, November 22, 2016                                               

CLOSES:  Open Until Filled                                                   

SALARY: $30,000 - $39,429 annually plus a competitive benefits package

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Six (6) semester hours of post high school course work in civil engineering or closely related field; one (1) year of civil engineering experience; OR, an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training which provides the desired knowledge, skills and abilities of this classification.  Structures Division Engineering Technician I assignments require a valid Arizona Commercial Driver’s License.  Applicants with an out of state Commercial Driver’s License must obtain a valid Arizona Commercial Driver’s License within 10 days of job offer.  Successful completion of mandatory pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing are required. 
PREFERENCE: Preference may be given to applicants with experience in concrete applications and/or experience operating equipment in construction.
TYPICAL DUTIES: (Illustrative Only) Operates and maintains a variety of vehicles and large equipment; may perform flood control construction and repair; assists in traffic engineering research; examines plans for clearance with existing and proposed improvements following design standards; checks plans for clearance of substructures and existing or proposed improvements in connection with storm drains and sanitary sewers; reviews plans for conformity; inspects construction sites.
Working knowledge of:
  • traffic laws, ordinances, and regulations involved in equipment operation;
  • interpreting and utilizing engineering plans, maps, and specifications;
  • computer application of engineering principles.
Good knowledge of:
  • the principles of operation and servicing of stated types of diesel and automotive equipment; occupational hazards and proper safety precautions.
Some knowledge of:
  • the theory and practice of civil engineering planning, design, construction, and survey;
  • materials testing in both field and laboratory setting;
  • the application of engineering theory to complex field and office problems;
  • construction techniques and quality control procedures.
Skill in:
  • the operations and maintenance of equipment;
  • use of surveying and drawing instruments in the application of engineering theory to practical field and office problems;
  • preparing reports;
  • inspection of designs, detains, estimates, plans, and specifications of engineering projects.
Ability to:
  • operate various types of equipment safely and efficiently;
  • perform manual labor;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public;
  • follow written and verbal instruction;
  • communicate effective verbally and in writing.
You may apply on-line through our website ( or must be received no later than 5 p.m. Arizona Time on the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.  The applicant must clearly demonstrate on the application form that they meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Cochise County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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