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Utilities Engineering Technician III - Stormwater (2023 Salary) Print (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/laceywa/jobs/newprint/4369492) Apply  Utilities Engineering Technician III - Stormwater (2023 Salary) Salary$6,722.25 - $7,993.99 MonthlyLocation Lacey, WAJob TypeFull TimeJob Number2024-00016DepartmentPublic WorksDivisionStormwaterOpening Date01/31/2024Closing DateContinuous




BASIC PURPOSEReporting to a supervisor or manager in Public Works under general direction, the Utilities Engineering Technician III performs advanced technical and sub-professional engineering work in the office and field. This position is responsible for assisting with the development and completion of a variety of public and private projects including stormwater improvements, facility projects, utility projects and similar assignments. Other duties will vary depending on the section to which the position is assigned.This announcement will remain open until filled. It is your advantage to apply early. A first review will occur on February 20th, 2024, and weekly after that.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThese duties include but are not limited to the following:

Regularly takes initiative in recommending changes in work methods, policies, and procedures to improve levels of service delivery and improve overall operating efficiencies.

Monitors day-to-day operations and anticipates and troubleshoots problems where needed.

Responds quickly and appropriately to citizen inquiries, requests for service, and/or complaints. Handles complaints and answers citizen inquiries regarding public work issues to best of ability. Follows through if unable to answer the question at the moment.

Routinely detects and prevents errors or mistakes that would prove costly or could seriously disrupt a city service or project.

Represents the City at inter-agency meetings, committee meetings, or with contractors or citizen groups as assigned. Prepare agendas and lead meetings related to section work.

Uses computer(s) to perform engineering tasks related to section work, preparation of spreadsheets, design work, engineering modeling, AutoCAD, Bluebeam and other related applications.

Usually perceives when non-routine activities are required and offers help without needing to be asked. Makes efforts to modify workload to assist with an emergent problem, assignment, or project whenever feasible.

Maintain accurate schedules for work, review work for accuracy, coaches or trains other staff as appropriate, and ensures timely completion of work. Refers all performance issues to immediate supervisor for resolution and participates in joint problem solving as appropriate.

May be assigned to assist with engineering work for another section (i.e. survey, utility mapping, construction inspection, plan review, design, transportation or drafting).

May perform limited section supervision responsibilities in absence of section supervisor.

Stormwater Program

Reviews all development plans for compliance with Stormwater management guidelines, policies, ordinances, and standards; highlights and summarizes key features and deficiencies; and provides summarized findings to the Senior Stormwater Utility Engineer.

Responds to customers’ stormwater quality inquiries, complaints relating to drainage, flooding, and related stormwater issues. Responds to customers, diagnoses problems, takes initiative to resolve problems, and coordinates response with appropriate public works staff to resolve issues.

Tracks, reports on, and analyzes stormwater quality and stormwater inquiries.

Under the general direction of the Stormwater Engineer, develops procedures, tools and forms for NPDES Phase 2 Municipal Stormwater Permit compliance.

Collects data in support of permit compliance and prepares reports required by the permit.

May be called upon to take routine compliance samples from water distribution system and source wells, or samples for new main and/or new city facility construction projects, or samples from monitoring wells during short staffing in the Water Operations section of Public Works.

Collects samples from stormwater facilities and surface water bodies; Performs field analysis of samples, as needed. Compiles reports on sampling results and data.

Manages or assists with implementation of various programs, including the Residential Private Stormwater Facilities program, the Commercial Private Stormwater Facilities program, the IDDE program, the Source Control program, and the Stormwater Mapping program.

Liaison for municipal O&M compliance, (SWPPPs, SOPs, Etc.) TMDL compliance, and compliance of PW stormwater enforcement.

Stormwater Mapping (Outfalls, tree canopy, stormwater facilities corrections & revisions).

Performs field inspections of stormwater facilities/BMPs and provides technical assistance related to maintenance and functionality of stormwater systems.

Enforces applicable stormwater codes and regulations.

Assists with development, coordination, and implementation of stormwater management programs and activities.

Assists the Water Resources Division as needed with public information and/or notification projects; site survey work; research and/or response to emergent issues.

QUALIFICATIONSAn Associate's Degree in civil engineering technology or related field AND three (3) years of work experience performing technical engineering work with emphasis in the area of assigned section responsibilities.A High School Diploma or GED AND five (5) years of work experience performing technical engineering work with emphasis in the area of assigned section responsibilities.May have a combination of experience, education, and training that would substitute for the level of knowledge and ability required.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OR LICENSE(S):

Must pass a thorough background investigation and successfully complete pre-employment medical testing for the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.

Must maintain a level of physical and mental fitness necessary to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without a reasonable accommodation

Must be attentive to job safety considerations and follows all required safety policies, procedures and techniques.

Must possess a valid Washington State driver’s license at time of hire OR must obtain within 30 days from date of hire, and must have a driving record acceptable to the City and the City’s insurance carrier; OR must be able to provide own transportation to and from job, meetings, and related job sites.

Verification of identity and United States work authorization must be completed as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

The Technician assigned to the stormwater program must possess Washington State certification as a Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) or be able to obtain the certification within one year from the date of hire.

Must possess Washington State certification as a Cross Connection Control Specialist and a Backflow Assembly Tester, or have the ability to obtain both certifications within one (1) year from date of hire.


Civil engineering techniques applicable to assigned section responsibilities and good knowledge of higher mathematics (calculus, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry).

Laws, rules and/or regulations that pertain to assigned area of work.

Computers and their application to land surveying, engineering, mapping, project management, and/or design as appropriate to section responsibilities.

Public works design and construction practices and methodologies as appropriate to section responsibilities.

Pertinent standards, guidelines, manuals, and specifications.

Local agency guidelines and applicable local, state, and federal funding requirements.

Industrial first aid practices and pertinent safety regulations, standards, and guidelines.

Skills in:

Drafting to prepare neat and accurate notes, drawings, sketches and field maps.

Georeferencing imagery.

Reading plats, plans, and blueprints.

Editing vector data.

Interpreting aerial photos.

Proficient with ESRI ArcGIS, AutoCAD Civil 3D and Access

Ability to:

Utilize a high degree of skill and competency in making independent decisions in resolving problems

Routinely provide leadership and direction to other technical staff and effectively coordinate assigned project.

Perform technical duties of section responsibilities in accordance with accepted engineering construction practices.

Apply engineering formulas, principles, and techniques to solve design, and/or engineering related problems.

Demonstrate working knowledge of the local agency guidelines and applicable local, state, and federal funding requirements.

Demonstrates willingness to work collaboratively with others and looks for ways to foster respectful relationships with team members, and other internal stakeholders.

Demonstrate ability to develop and meet program goals and complete assignments on time.

Warmly greet the public and co-workers and clearly convey a sincere willingness to be of service and/or be open to resolving the situation at hand. Clearly explains self or answers when necessary. Takes the time to ensure message is easily understood. Closes all contacts courteously and appropriately.

Look for opportunities to build trust; is willing to give "becauses"; follows up on answers; researches more data if needed; willing to be helpful; and to demonstrate a willingness to negotiate schedule to accommodate another's needs.

Portray an image of knowledge, confidence, professionalism, fairness, and caring. Dress and grooming are appropriate to position.

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to use both good verbal and non-verbal behavior to show an open, accepting attitude.

Work in the field in all weather conditions and over rough terrain when assigned field responsibilities.

Use a computer, iPad or other equipment to perform engineering tasks related to section work, preparation of spreadsheets, design work, engineering modeling, and other related applications.

The City of Lacey understands the importance of benefits and offers a competitive and full benefits package for all regular full-time employees. Generally, represented employees may receive some, or all, of the benefits listed below, based on their union contracts. Those employees should consult their union agreements for specific information about their benefits, which can be found on the City web page here (http://www.ci.lacey.wa.us/city-government/city-departments/human-resources/union-contracts-and-policies) . This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 618-L. Medical Insurance Benefits:

Medical - Choice of Regence BlueShield (PPO) or Kaiser Permanente (HMO) plans offered through the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Trust.

The employer pays 100% of employee's monthly premiums and 90% of qualified dependent/domestic partner's premiums.

Vision - VSP with low co-pays

Dental – Choice of Willamette or Delta Dental plans and orthodontia coverage.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Program that provides resources to employees, their immediate family (including dependent children) and anyone living in the employee’s household. The EAP can provide help with matters such as stress/anxiety, parenting, grief, workplace issues, legal services, financial services, and more.

Life Insurance & Long Term Disability & Accidental Death and Dismemberment

Employer paid life insurance plan

Employer paid long term disability plan

Employer paid accidental death and dismemberment plan

Leave Benefits:

96 Hours of Vacation on Accrual Basis (increasing with years of service)

11 Paid Holidays

2 Floating Holidays

8 Hours Sick Leave Accrued per Month

Jury Duty/Military Leave

Bereavement Leave

All benefits and accruals are outlined in the collective bargaining agreement found here: Policies, Union Contracts, Pay & Benefits - City of Lacey (https://cityoflacey.org/union-contracts-policies-pay/) Investment and Retirement Programs:

State retirement pension plan – Includes employer paid contributions to the State of Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS)

457 Deferred Compensation (voluntary)- two options MissionSquare and DRS

Social Security benefit (for Public Employee Retirement Systems (PERS) covered staff) – Our Employee Benefits include employer paid contributions to Social Security and Employees pay the employee portion of Social Security tax.

HRA/VEBA plan- A designated monthly amount (a City and/or employee contribution) is paid into a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) VEBA account. An HRA is a type of health plan savings account for your family’s medical care expenses and premiums, which can be accessed during employment with the City or saved and used at separation or retirement.

1-2% Benefit - Employer provides contributions between 1-2% (depending on position type) of your monthly salary pre-tax towards two options; 1) applied to insurance premium amount owed for dependent coverage or invested into a 457 deferred compensation account; OR a cash disbursement amount applied to your check monthly but the amount is taxed.

Voluntary Benefits:

Optional plans for additional life insurance, disability, and accident coverage

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plan - employees can contribute pre-tax contributions toward IRS allowed, qualifying medical and/or daycare expenses.

Wellness Program:

The City has a robust employee Wellness program that offers a variety of resources and activities for employee well-being.

Flexible Working Arrangements:

In recognition of Commute Trip reduction efforts, the City of Lacey provides flexible and alternative work schedules for many of our workforce positions.

City Hall is within minutes driving from I-5 Exit 108, and within walking/biking distance from Park and Ride Transit Martin Way Location and the Chehalis Western Trail.

Tuition Reimbursement:

The City promotes a learning environment and encourages opportunities for employees to continue to grow in their positions and careers. The City offers tuition reimbursement (as outline in City Personnel Policies) for eligible employees.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF):

Employees are also eligible to apply to The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. This program is a United States government program that was created under the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 to provide indebted professionals a way out of their federal student loan debt burden by working full-time in public service.

Note: Regular part-time employees may be eligible for pro-rated benefits (medical/dental/vision) depending on the hours of work assigned to the position. Their spouses and dependents are not eligible for health insurance coverage.

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