Engineering Technician III

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA
Published
February 13, 2020
Location
San Jose, California
Job Type

Description

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
 
AND

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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