Engineering Technician III

February 13, 2020
San Jose, California
Job Type


Under direction, to perform the most complex and difficult technical office engineering and/or survey functions involving extensive technical knowledge, discretion and judgment.

Typical Tasks

  • Performs independent research on engineering problems requiring considerable knowledge of engineering methods;
  • Acts as coordinator on large engineering projects involving contracts and agreements with other agencies and contractors, applying considerable in­dependent judgment and initiative;
  • May act as a section head over a group of technicians processing engineering plans;
  • May represent the Department on both permanent and temporary committees;
  • Supervises the review of plans for subdivisions, commercial buildings and other private projects to assure conformance with the County Ordinance Code and County adopted policies and standards;
  • Reviews deeds and legal descriptions;
  • Reviews building permit and development applications for conformance with County requirements;
  • Reviews applications for grading, lot merger, lot line adjustment and certificate of compliance;
  • Research information for engineering and/or surveying projects;
  • May conduct site visits to ensure conformance with proposed and/or approved plans and conditions of approval;
  • May perform any Engineering Technician II task;
  • May coordinate and direct the research of engineering and/or survey projects;
  • Uses AutoCAD for various engineering plans as directed;
  • May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;
  • Perform related work as required.

Employment Standards
Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent

Seven (7) years of progressively responsible technical engineering experience.
Knowledge of:

  • Engineering and/or surveying principles, practices, and mathematics;
  • Engineering design principles, construction methods, and specifications preparation and interpretation;
  • Drafting instruments, materials and techniques, including hand and AutoCAD and Geographic Information Systems computer applications;
  • Basic office computer programs such as word processing, spreadsheet and email;
  • Principles of supervision and training;
  • Principles associated with the Subdivision Map Act and Land Surveyor's Act. 

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, direct and supervise the work of others;
  • Gather, compile and analyze engineering data and prepare technical engineering reports;
  • Review deeds and legal descriptions, site plans, grading and development plans;
  • Analyze situations, determine courses of action, and act independently under a minimum of direction;
  • Establish, and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Closing Date/Time: 3/11/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

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