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Engineering Technician IV/III (Design)

Company: Government jobs
Location: Medford
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


We are currently hiring for an Engineering Technician IV/III to join our Design work group within the Engineering Department.The City of Medford's Public Works Department has 120 employees in three divisions: Engineering, Operations, and Water Reclamation. All three divisions work closely together to ensure the citizens of Medford enjoy properly built and maintained streets, sanitary sewer collection and storm drainage systems, and that wastewater is property treated.
Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
  • Years of experience:
    • Engineering Tech III must have four (4) years of related engineering technical experience; or
    • Engineering Tech IV must have six (6) years of progressively responsible engineering technical experience. ; or
    • Bachelor's degree in engineering, surveying, construction management, computer science, or specific area of study as deemed applicable may substitute for four (4) years of experienceDesign Services positions are responsible for:
      • Designing and reviewing street, storm drain and sanitary sewer construction plans.
      • Creating construction drawings for alteration of utilities, structures, street, pedestrian and other facilities.
      • Developing project concepts; performing necessary computations; cost/benefit analysis; recommending design criteria; assisting in plan review processes.
      • Communicating and working with the public, engineering consultants, and co-workers.
      • Computing material quantities and cost estimates.
      • Conducting onsite visits to check plan/scope accuracy, resolving discrepancies, and performing field inspections in all types of weather/terrain.
      • Performing project management duties, including preparing contracts, change orders, and cost and pay estimates. Serving as liaison between City and contractor, checking progress of work, etc.
      • Ensuring compliance with contractual stipulations and all applicable codes and statutes.
      • Preparing correspondence, technical reports, City documents, proposals, contracts, bid documents, reports, graphics and specifications, etc.
      • Using AutoCAD Civil 3D.
      • Verifying contractor qualifications and monitoring work progress.
      • Negotiating property acquisitions, and verifying and researching related documentation.
      • Communicating drainage methodology and design for street, sewer, storm drain, etc.
      • Soliciting bids and preparing bidding documents for public advertising.
      • Preparing and managing consultant and construction contracts.Desired Qualifications:
        • Experience with the design and construction of Public Works projects.
        • Experience with project management / contract administration.
        • Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D.
        • Experience with utility relocation.
        • Experience with right of way acquisition.

          • Medical, vision and dental benefits for employee and family, paid at 100% by the City with the opportunity to buy-up to a lower deductible plan
          • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance - policy value of $50,000 paid by the City
          • Long-term disability insurance provided by the City
          • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA-VEBA) contributions provided by the CityRETIREMENT
            • Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) lifetime pension after retirement at no cost to employee
            • PERS is 100% fully paid as the City pays both the employer and the employee's (6%) contributions
            • Deferred Compensation retirement plan (Section 457 Plan) for employee's retirement planning ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
              • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
              • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
              • The City's Wellness Program promotes physical, social, emotional, intellectual, financial and environmental wellness with various goals and challenges to participate in throughout the year. Employees may qualify for wellness incentives by completing milestones set within the program up to $200 annually
              • Access to the City's fully equipped fitness center 24/7

                About the City

                Medford is one of the most beautiful areas of the Pacific Northwest and is located in Jackson County, Oregon. Situated in the heart of the scenic Rogue Valley, Medford, population 84,550, is the hub of Oregon's fourth-largest metropolitan area. Located along I-5 in southern Oregon, just 20 miles from the California border, Medford is surrounded by breathtaking mountains in a region featuring world-class outdoor recreation opportunities, including Crater Lake National Park and the Oregon Coast. As the largest city between Eugene and Sacramento, Medford is a growing city with a high quality of life, a growing economy and a moderate climate.

                Click on the links below to learn more about Medford.
                Travel Medford
                Visitor Guide
                The Chamber

                Examples of Job Duties

                These duties are a representative example; position assignments may vary depending on the business needs of the department and organization. This position:
                • Prepare plans, specifications, reports, and cost estimates for public improvements such as streets, storm drains, sewers, traffic signals/controls, and other public projects.
                • Provide design, construction or consultant contract administration and management or inspection of capital improvement, repair, and maintenance projects.
                • Assists Design Section Manager and City Engineer with delivery of the Public Works Capital Improvement Projects.
                • Prepare, review and maintain various data, reports, documents, and project files, such as, but not limited to, change order requests, quantities and material estimates, progress reports, site plans, subdivision improvement plans, development agreements, real property documents, submittals, as-built drawings, inspection logs, and daily construction logs.
                • Review improvement plans, maps, specifications, cost estimates, and other work for accuracy, presentation, and conformance with established engineering practices, City Standards, General Plans, and Specific Plans.
                • Assists the public with a variety of inquiries and requests for information related to public works services; pursues and resolves citizen complaints in area of expertise.
                • Consults with and provides information to contractors, developers, other departments, agencies, and the public.
                • Use of Autodesk Civil 3D, word processing and spreadsheet programs, and general office equipment.
                • Assists in preparing City Council agenda commentaries; attends meetings and represents the Public Works Department.
                • Scope of assigned area of responsibility will depend on departmental structure and is at the discretion of the Public Works Director.
                • Upholds the values of the organization and has strong customer service orientation.
                • Must have the ability to handle job stress and interact effectively with others in the workplace.
                • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
                • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
                • Performs other related projects and duties as assigned.
                • Demonstrates regular, reliable and punctual attendance.
                  Refer to the following job descriptions for more details on responsibilities for each section and physical requirements:
                  Engineering Technician III

                  Engineering Technician IV

                  Supplemental Information

                  IMPORTANT (Please read): It is important your application shows all the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. Attaching a resume in place of relevant education and experience or stating "see resume" will be considered incomplete and may be rejected.

                  In addition to resumes and cover letters, the City of Medford evaluates each applicant's work history and responses to supplemental questions. Please complete the application and answer the supplemental questions thoroughly to ensure our subject matter experts can appropriately evaluate your experience as we compare applicants.

                  How to Apply: Please apply online. We do not accept applications via mail. Applications must be received by the posted closing date/time.
                  • This position is open until filled.
                  • A resume and cover letter is required at the time you submit your application in order to be considered - please upload PDF versions to ensure the formatting is preserved.Selection procedures and time lines subject to change. Those selected must be able to provide proof of legal right to work in this country. Hiring will be subject to:
                    • Criminal history background investigation
                    • Favorable driving record
                    • Physical examination
                    • Clear drug screen following federal law (which includes testing for cannabis)
                    • Professional reference checkQuestions or Assistance:
                      • If you have questions about the job posting, please contact the Human Resources department at (541) 774-2010.
                      • For technical assistance completing your online application, please contact Government Jobs at (855) 524-5627.

                        The City of Medford offers an excellent comprehensive benefit package to all full-time employees.

                        For more details, review the Employee Benefits page of our website. This position is in the AFSCME employee group.

                        01 Describe your understanding and experience with Public Works infrastructure systems and components, include experience with design and construction of street, storm, sanitary, and pedestrian facilities.

                        02 Describe your experience and level of expertise with AutoCAD Civil 3D used in drafting or designing public infrastructure.

                        03 Describe your experience preparing or interpreting plans and specifications, include any construction related experience.

                        04 Why are you interested in the Engineering Technician IV/III position with the City of Medford?

                        * Required Question

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