CLASSIFICATION SUMMARY Under the general direction, performs a variety of complex and independent duties involved in traffic engineering studies and capital improvement projects; designs or reviews engineering plans for various utility, parks, facilities, and transportation projects to assure compliance and compatibility with existing systems and applicable codes, standards, specifications, and practices; communicates with and provides technical information to City personnel, engineers, contractors, developers, outside agencies, and others regarding projects and activities. An Engineering Technician III participates in more complex and larger-scale projects, and represents the City to outside specialists on proposals and programs. Engineering Technicians must demonstrate a thorough understanding of the policies and procedures and require only occasional direct oversight or assistance as new or unusual situations arise.
Examples of Work Performed (Illustrative Only):
The following list reflects the essential job duties and responsibilities of this classification, but should not be considered all-inclusive. The incumbent will be expected to perform other related duties as assigned.
Performs a variety of complex and independent duties involved in traffic engineering studies and capital improvement and/or maintenance projects; designs or reviews engineering plans for various utility, parks, facilities, and transportation projects to assure compliance and compatibility with existing systems and applicable codes, standards, specifications, and practices. Manages complex traffic systems such as school beacons and the city traffic signal system. Reviews and approves traffic control plans for permits, contracts, and projects. (Approx. 15%)
Reviews certain aspects of public and private development projects including: traffic signs, pavement markings, street lighting, construction phasing, and traffic control. Assists in drafting special provisions, prepares bid documents and engineer estimates for engineering projects; approves changes, answers technical questions, and resolves issues and concerns with the public, contractors, and outside agencies. May review private development site plans, residential and commercial plats, and civil site plans. (Approx. 10%)
Provides routine guidance, direction, and mentoring to the team members, field crews, inspectors, surveyors, and other City and outside agency personnel related to complex project designs. (Approx. 15%)
Manages the Kennewick School District beacon system in close coordination with the District and the field crews. (Approx. 10%)
Provides information to City of Kennewick GIS operators to update GIS maps as data is received on new subdivisions, developments, capital improvement projects, as well as graphic and database information from as-built records. Operates automated computer-aided drafting (CAD) software and hardware; operates survey level, graphics equipment, tools, and equipment using modern principles and techniques; updated City maps for departments, agencies, developers, and the public. Operates the City asset management database and enterprise work order management software as it relates to various public works assets, work order management, and customer complaints. Oversees the upkeep of sign inventory. (Approx. 10%)
Completes design and development of RFB (Rapid Flash Beacon) pedestrian crossing systems. Prepares project bid documents for RFB projects. Completes project quantity takeoffs and cost estimates as required to monitor design parameters and provide timely alerts to the supervisor of possible budget problems. Recommends design solutions for resolving budgetary issues. (Approx. 10%)
Interacts with the public, media, contractors, and utility representatives to respond to inquiries. Reviews and responds to public requests and complaints; investigates issues involved and recommend appropriate corrective action. Provides and receives design and project impact and design information and/or refers individuals to supervisor or other appropriate personnel to resolve issues. Facilitates resolution of project conflicts related to design issues. Interacts and provides assistance with other City of Kennewick departments, including the Kennewick Police and Fire Departments. Provides coordination with media outreach regarding traffic control during construction. Creates website alerts and posts on Facebook for larger road construction or closure notices. (Approx. 10%)
Reviews and approves Right-of-Way permits; develops right-of-ways, easements, restrictive covenants, and rights of entry documents; meets with the public on related issues; submits required documents and records to the City Clerk. (Approx. 5%)
Actively manages the City of Kennewick traffic counting and collision management programs; operates the required software and hardware related to these tasks. (Approx. 15%)
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Engineering Technician II: This position requires an Associate's degree in civil engineering technology or related field, and two or more years of experience at an equivalent level of work in a directly related field. *2019 Salary Range: $4,844 - $6,782/monthly
Engineering Technician III: This position requires an Associate's degree in civil engineering technology or related field, and three or more years of experience at an equivalent level of work in a directly related field, including one year of experience with the City of Kennewick OR seven or more years of experience at an equivalent level of work in a directly related field. *2019 Salary Range: $5,216 - $7,302/monthly
Regardless of classification, Engineering Technicians must meet the following requirements:
Must possess and maintain a valid State of Washington driver's license.
Must pass a criminal background investigation.
Must be ready to assist inspectors, and survey crew at short notice.
Must maintain a level of mental and physical fitness required to perform the essential functions of this classification.
To perform the essential functions of the classification, incumbents must be able to meet the following physical requirements: must regularly talk, hear/listen, see/observe, sit, stand and walk; must regularly demonstrate fine motor skills; must occasionally exert up to 10 pounds of force.
WORK SCHEDULE The initial work schedule for this classification will be full-time, Monday through Friday, with the possibility of alternating Fridays off work. Early mornings, evenings, and weekend work may be occasionally required. Overtime may be occasionally required. This classification is non-exempt under the FLSA.
Additional Salary Information: Washington State Retirement System, excellent benefits plus a work/life balance.
About City of Kennewick
CORE VALUE STATEMENT
The City of Kennewick will provide excellent public service and ensure the safety and wellbeing of our community and one another through the empowerment of each employee. We value integrity, inclusiveness, stewardship, and communication. We are accountable to our community for innovative and collaborative efforts that anticipate needs, leverage resources, and deliver solutions.
We expect our employees to ensure compliance with all applicable safety practices and policies, including those established by OSHA/DOSH regulations and by the City's Accident Prevention Plan. This includes but is not limited to actively identifying and correcting potential hazards that may affect employee and public safety, including those identified by co-workers. Leading by example to promote a positive culture of workplace safety through everyday action; emphasizing safe completion of work throughout all aspects of developing and carrying out work plans.
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