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Engineering Technician

Company: City of Santa Ana, CA
Location: Santa Ana
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


The City of Santa Ana is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community.

Under close supervision, performs a variety of technical drafting, office and field engineering work.


This recruitment is being held to establish an eligible list to fill current and future Engineering Technician positions. Currently, there are four (4) vacancies for Engineering Technician within the various divisions of the Public Works Department. Divisions filling vacancies may include Development, Water, Design/Construction, and Traffic.

Essential Functions Include But Are Not Limited To

Provides administrative and technical support within the Public Works Department. Reviews engineering plans and specifications, maps, property descriptions, and related documents for compliance with City codes, laws, regulations, and ordinances. Responds to inquiries and complaints from other departments, agencies, contractors, consultants, City staff, and the public. Exercises judgment when responding to complaints from the public and resolves conflicts between owners, contractors, developers, utility companies, and others. Performs field observations, on-site inspections, surveys, collects field and plan data, and locates and measures boundary lines, rights of ways, and land grades. Maintains engineering record keeping and filing systems. Prepares or assists in the preparation of and/or interprets specifications, plans, maps, drawings, calculation of grades, estimates and reports related to the operation of a variety of engineering projects. Performs basic design and computer-aided design (CAD) duties in relation to streets, utilities, and other projects. Prepares and updates exhibits, maps, complex drawings from engineering sketches, survey field notes, and other data for the design of construction of a variety of public works projects. Performs field, office, and computer-aided studies and prepares periodic and special reports based on findings from research, studies, and surveys; and makes recommendations on findings. Compiles material and quantity lists from engineering plans. Prepares a variety of illustrations, certificates, visual aides for various meetings and presentations. Performs basic engineering and administrative duties related to the planning, design and construction infrastructure. Prepares progress payments for contractors, coordinates inspections with other departments, and makes recommendations for changes as appropriate. Assists Project Managers in overseeing construction projects and day-to-day construction activities. Performs other functions as assigned.

If assigned to the Traffic Division: Perform a variety of journey level technical drafting, office and field engineering work; provide assistance and information to the public. Typical duties include field measurements, observations and collection of traffic and parking data, followed by the preparing traffic signing and striping plans and supporting transportation planning. Primary assignments include technical support of neighborhood related traffic engineering work and street parking management, coordination with residents, property managers, merchants, and school district staff, and attendance at neighborhood association meetings.

If assigned to the Design/Construction Division: Perform a variety of journey level technical drafting, office and field engineering work. Assists in the preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates for a variety of projects including streets, storm drains, landscaping, irrigation systems, facilities, parks, and other public works projects, reviews plans for consistency with standards, assists in constructability reviews, performs construction administration and provides support to engineering staff to ensure construction proceeds in a safe manner and conforms to design specifications and applicable codes, performs project site visits and evaluate field conditions and contractors' work to detect problems with a design, maintains or reviews daily construction activity reports, schedules, review progress reports and invoices, develops and recommends shop drawing approvals as necessary, prepares project reports and presentations and documents project activities and data, including project budget. Reviews bids documents and perform site inspections. Performs pre and post construction activities. Provides construction support with submittal review and responding to Requests for Information (RFI). Assists with the review of project changed conditions and process change orders. Provides support to consultant oversight and assists with labor compliance.

If assigned to the Water Division: Essential functions are as described above.

If assigned to Development Engineering: Perform a variety of journey level technical drafting, office and field engineering work. Assists customers at the Public Works Agency counter, enters data to and retrieves data from the City's land management system; issues construction, transportation; utility and other public works permits; calculates development impact, plan check, permit issuance and inspection fees; reviews and prepares comments for routine grading and drainage, street improvement and utility plans; for routine private development projects, conducts field visits, reviews site plans, prepares comments, and attends meetings to report on impacts to public works facilities. Minimum Qualifications

High school graduation or equivalent supplemented by college level coursework in engineering, mathematics, or a related field, plus two (2) years of engineering field or office work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which results in the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Knowledge of: Basic principles and practices related to the design, construction and maintenance of streets, storm drains, sewer, water, traffic systems, facilities, CAD software, drafting and surveying techniques, maps, record keeping, and technical engineering mathematics.

Skill in: The use of computers and standard software applications including Microsoft, CAD, and presentation software; scheduling projects and/or knowledge of MS Project or Primavera software; utilizing computer databases to maintain and update records and files; maintain accurate records and files.

Ability to: Complete moderately complex engineering and mathematic calculations with speed and accuracy; understand and follow oral and written instructions; communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; work independently in the absence of supervision; create CAD drawings, exhibits and plans; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Possession of a valid California Class "C" Driver's license.

NOTE: . For the assignment in the department of Traffic, bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is DESIRED.

  • UPDATED ON 05/26/21

Selection Process

All applicants are required to complete and submit a City application online and answer the supplemental questionnaire. Resumes or faxed copies will not be accepted in lieu of the City online application and supplemental questionnaire. To apply,clickon the "Apply" link located at the top of this page; for more information on the online submittal process, please see theOnline Employment Application Guide.

Applications andSAFswill be reviewed by the Human Resources and Public Works Department. Those applicants possessing the most pertinent qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process, which will include:

Oral Interview Examination: (Weight of 100%) which will evaluate the candidates' experience, training, education and abilities in relation to those factors which are essential for successful performance on the job. Candidates need a minimum passing score in order to be placed on the eligible list.

The City of Santa Ana is an equal opportunity employer.If you consider yourself a person with a disability, you may contact us regarding providing reasonable accommodation.

Keywords: City of Santa Ana, CA, Santa Ana , Engineering Technician, Other , Santa Ana, California

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