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Engineering Technician - Survey Print (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/rochester/jobs/newprint/4189659) Apply  Engineering Technician - Survey Salary$31.25 - $49.26 HourlyLocation MN 55901, MNJob TypeRegular FTJob Number20230071DepartmentPublic WorksOpening Date09/01/2023




POSITION DESCRIPTIONThe City of Rochester welcomes applications for:Engineering Technician - SurveyPublic Works DepartmentThe City of Rochester is committed to a community where all members feel a sense of belonging. We commit to recognizing the diversity of our community members, listening to ALL voices and providing equitable services to create an inclusive place to live, play and work.We believe EQUITY should be at the center of all our work. We strive to represent our community in our teammates, as we know that diverse and inclusive teams are more innovative, and have an empowering impact on the work, progress and culture of our community.It takes us all working together Nature of WorkThe Engineering Technician performs senior level technical civil engineering work in the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: topographic surveying and construction staking. Work may include project design and contract pre-construction review; collecting construction project quantities; collecting data points for record drawings; preparing record drawings; and enforcing City ordinances.Employees regularly communicate and collaborate with consultants, contractors, sub-contractors, property owners, utility companies, other departments, divisions and others involved in or affected by projects and are required to make independent decisions in resolving most problems, but informing the supervisor of unusual or controversial problems.Pay: The starting wage is $31.25/hour to $33.32/hour with advancement to $49.26/hour based on tenure and successful performance.Schedule: The standard workday is 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.Review of applications will begin on September 18th. 2023.Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe work below is representative of the scope of work performed within this job classification. Individual job duties will vary based on work assignment. Perform survey and staking support for multiple projects

Participate in the survey and staking of utility and street construction projects.

Conduct preliminary design surveying, data collection and downloading of information for future Capital Improvement Program projects.

Interface with design technicians and engineers in the initial layout of survey data for project design and development.

Perform pre-construction plan and specification review, coordinate survey and staking requirements with project inspectors and develop a work schedule to efficiently support the project timelines.

Interface with survey crew chief, project inspectors and engineers on surveying and staking issues as they occur; provide recommendations for solutions to various problems encountered in the field.

Manage and maintain survey equipment.

Prepare record drawings and maintain database of new/repaired city infrastructure

Perform bridge survey and inspection

May assume team leadership responsibilities for the Bridge Team.

Conduct annual inspections of bridges, develop maintenance activities, and provide follow-up inspection for contract or in-house repairs.

Perform pre-construction review of plans involving bridge structures.

Perform bridge construction project inspection of contract work, as appropriate.

Provide work direction and immediate corrective feedback on deficiencies related to the performance of work assignments; relay performance information to the supervisor as appropriate or upon request.

Provide public service to contractors, citizens, and other agencies

Respond to inquiries, complaints, and requests for information regarding construction projects.

Develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships with property owners, contractors, sub­contractors, and city staff.

Enforce City ordinances

Conduct snow removal parking and sidewalk enforcement activities.

Prepare communications, written and verbal, required for the enforcement activity.

Perform other duties as assigned or necessary


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation and Experience High School diploma or equivalent and six (6) years of experience as Associate Engineering Technician or equivalent position OR An Associate's degree in Engineering Technology or closely related field and two (2) years of experience as an Associate Engineering Technician or equivalent position OR An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job Licenses and/or Certifications Valid driver's license Additional Education Required Within Two Years An individual selected for this position who does not possess the additional educational requirements at the time of hire/promotion/transfer must achieve these requirements within two years as a condition of continued employment. MN Department of Transportation MnDOT certifications: Erosion Control, Construction Site Management, Grading and Base Tester, Grading and Base Inspector, Concrete Field Tester, Concrete Field Inspector, Concrete Plant Tester, Concrete Strength Tester, Bituminous Plant Test, Bituminous Street Inspector, and Aggregate Production Tester. OSHA trench safety 'Competent Person Training' Minnesota "Pipe Layer Card" Additional Certifications for Employees Completing Bridge Survey Work:

Required Within Two Years: Minnesota Department of Transportation (MN DOT) certifications: Bridge Construction

Required Within Five Years: FHWA - NHI Certifications: Engineering Concepts for Bridge Inspectors, Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges, & and regular bridge courses to keep certifications current.

Desirable Qualifications

MNLTAP courses: Work Zone Traffic Control and Construction Contract Claims Avoidance and Mitigation Coursework in municipal utility inspection

Trimble Total Station training course or equivalent Global Positioning System (GPS) training course or equivalent Bridge Team Leader Status through the FHWA – NHI current requirements.

Certifications in Bituminous Plant and Concrete Plant

ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: current civil engineering principles and practices; City codes, standards, and regulations related to assignment; mathematics; surveying techniques; municipal construction inspection; state and federal aid project requirements; bridge construction and inspection; basic drafting techniques; basic computer operations and software programs; AutoCAD Civil3D; OneOffice; Bluebeam; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); and materials lab work. Skill in: the use of surveying and drafting instruments; professional communication; and developing effective working relationships. Ability to: work with a wide cross section of people to solve various construction issues; read and interpret construction plans; conduct field construction inspections; maintain records; communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships; operate a motor vehicle in all weather conditions; and use surveying and drafting instruments and related equipment. Physical and Environmental Criteria In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following represents the physical and environmental demands for this position. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions with or without accommodation. In consideration of the overall amount of physical effort required to perform this position, the work is best described as Medium/Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds infrequently, and/or up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demands that may be required continuously (2/3 or more of the time), frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time), and occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time) are noted below: Frequent demands: simultaneous and repetitive use of hands, wrists, and fingers. Occasional demands: standing, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, twisting, bending, reaching, and handling. Sensory requirements necessary in the performance of the essential functions of this position include: sight, hearing, and touch. Environmental conditions that may exist in the performance of the essential functions of this job include: Extreme cold (below 32 degrees) Extreme heat (above 100 degrees) Noise (need to shout in order to be heard) Exposure to dust/gas/fumes/steam/chemicals Work outdoors (no effective protection from weather) Walk on uneven ground (gravel, rocks, mounds, construction sites) Working around moving machinery (fork-lifts, tractors, mowers) Protective equipment required (respirator, mask, earplugs, gloves, eyewear, etc.) EMPLOYEE BENEFIT AND RETIREMENT SUMMARY (https://www.rochestermn.gov/home/showdocument?id=36357&t=637988577978795327) 01 The following supplemental information may be used as a scored evaluation of your knowledge, skills and experience. Be certain that the choices you make correspond to the information you have provided in your application and resume. You must be honest and accurate in answering the supplemental questions and do not type "see resume". You may also be asked to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in a work sample or during an interview for this position. By completing this supplemental questionnaire you are attesting that the information you have provided is true and accurate. Any information provided may be reviewed by the hiring manager. Any misstatements or falsification of information will eliminate you from consideration or may result in dismissal. Do you understand and agree with this statement?




What is your preferred name?


Which of the following best describes your level of education?

High school diploma or equivalent G.E.D.

Less than 2 years post-secondary training in Engineering Technology, or closely related field

Completion of a 2 year program or degree in Engineering Technology, or closely related field

Completion of a 4 year program or degree in Engineering, or closely related field

Completion of a Master's degree or higher in Engineering, or closely related field

None of the above


List the specific post-secondary training course(s) or degree(s) that you completed.


Please indicate any coursework you have completed and/or certifications that you currently possess: (check all that apply)

Erosion Control Construction Site Management

Grading and Base Tester (Formerly known as Grading and Base 1)

Grading and Base Inspector (Formerly known as Grading and Base 2)

Concrete Field Tester (Formerly known as Concrete Field 1)

Concrete Field Inspector (Formerly known as Concrete Field 2)

Bituminous Street Inspector (Formerly known as Bituminous Street)

Aggregate Production Tester (Formerly known as Aggregate Production)

OSHA trench safety - "Competent Person Training"

Work Zone Traffic Control

Construction Contract Claims Avoidance and Mitigation

Coursework in municipal utility inspection

Minnesota "Pipe Layer Card"

None of the above


Which of the following best describes your years of full-time experience in surveying and construction staking for a street and/or utility project?

No experience

Less than 2 years

More than 2 years, but less than 4

More than 4 years, but less than 6

More than 6 years, but less than 8

More than 8 years, but less than 10

More than 10 years


Describe your design and survey or similar experience, including: street and utility surveying; CAD drafting; land, topographic, and construction surveying; and other surveys.


Please indicate all surveying equipment below that you are at least moderately proficient in using. (check all that apply)

Total Station

GPS Equipment

Automatic Level

Smart Level

Magnetic Locator

Other Surveying equipment

N/A - I am not moderately proficient with any surveying equipment


What best describes your knowledge in reading and interpreting engineering plans and maps of above ground and/or underground infrastructure?

Skilled in both plan and map reading.

Skilled in plan reading, but not map reading.

Skilled in map reading, but not plan reading.

Not skilled in plan or map reading.


Please indicate the software that you are proficient in using:

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft Access or other database software

AutoCAD drawing software or similar

Job Material management software

None of the above


Do you have a valid driver's license?




Describe any other special training you've completed or skills and experience you currently possess that was not mentioned above.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected as a finalist, are you willing to undergo a background investigation which may include, but not limited to: verification of employment and educational records, identification verification, driver's license record and a criminal history?



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AgencyCity of RochesterAddress201 4th Street SE Rochester, Minnesota, 55904 Phone(507) 328-2555 Websitehttps://www.rochestermn.gov/employment Apply Please verify your email address Verify Email

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