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Johnson County Human Resources Engineering Technician I in IOWA CITY, Iowa

Job Title:Engineering Technician IOpening Date/Time: Wed. 05/19/21 12:00 AM Central TimeClosing Date/Time:ContinuousSalary:$24.46 - $31.65 Hourly$1,956.80 - $2,532.00 Biweekly$50,876.80 - $65,832.00 AnnuallyJob Type:Full-timeLocation:Secondary Roads 4810 Melrose Avenue West Iowa City, IowaDepartment:Secondary RoadsUnder general supervision, perform technical engineering and/or surveying related work including lead responsibility for construction project inspection and/or a survey crew.Knowledge of and Ability to:Mathematics, including algebra, geometry and trigonometryCivil engineering and surveying principles and practicesAll phases of construction, including construction site inspection, plant inspection and surveyingEngineering drawing techniques using computer software such as AutoCADBasic safe work practicesEnglish language to include basic grammar, sentence structure, and punctuationAbility to:Make accurate calculations, keep accurate records and maintain organized documentationRead and understand engineering and surveying plans, plats and specificationsLead the work of a survey crew and assist in trainingEstablish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, contractors and members of the publicRepresent Johnson County and perform duties in a professional, responsible and trustworthy mannerUse a computer and peripheral equipment for the purposes of word processing, CAD drafting, GIS mapping, data entry, spreadsheets, email and the InternetOperate common office equipment such as calculators, fax machines, photocopiers and multi-line telephonesBe detail oriented when completing work assignmentsHandle multiple tasks and competing prioritiesOperate inspection and testing equipment both in the field and in the labOperate surveying instruments such as total stations, GPS receivers, data collectors, automatic levels, level rods, prism poles, magnetic locators and measuring tapesUse equipment related to civil engineering and surveying including hand tools such as a hammer, spade, shovel, pick ax and axOperate an automobile, pick-up and/or larger trucksHandle low to moderate levels of stress, meet deadlines and solve problems appropriate to the positionOrganize and present facts, ideas and opinions clearly and concisely, orally and in writingHave clarity of speech and hearing which permits effective communicationUnderstand and follow oral and written instructionsHave sufficient manual dexterity to make handwritten notations and which permits moderate use of a keyboard, mouse and hand toolsHave sufficient vision which permits moderate production and review of a wide variety of materials both in electronic and hard copy formsOccasionally lift, carry, push and/or pull up to 100 poundsSafely perform a variety of physical tasks associated with road construction, maintenance and repair, and engineering, including bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, climbing, twisting, crawling, reaching and sittingStand and walk frequently, sometimes on uneven and unstable surfaces such as at construction sites, roadway or ditch embankmentsEndure exposure to adverse weather conditions and terrains while conducting field workHave sufficient personal mobility to complete field work at various sitesBe on call in emergency situationsWork flexible schedule and occasional overtime as neededMinimum Education, Training and Experience and Special Requirements:High school graduate or equivalent and five (5) years of experience in engineering, surveying, construction inspection, materials inspection and testing; OR any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.Special requirements:Current I.D.O.T. Certified Technician Level II Aggregate, Level I and II PCC and Level I ACC or obtain within 1 year of hire. Valid Iowa Class B Commercial Drivers License preferred and insurable under County liability coverage. Demonstrated required engineering and/or surveying knowledge th