Senior Civil Engineering Technician

East Bay Regional Park District | Oakland, CA

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Posted Date 3/25/2019

The East Bay Regional Park District is looking for a Senior Civil Engineering Technician in the Design Unit of the Design and Construction Department. This position requires strong AutoCAD software skills and experience designing a variety of civil engineering projects.

The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful parklands, trails, rolling hills, shorelines, and lakes. We have a great opportunity for highly motivated individuals who enjoy the outdoors and have a passion for working with the public. If this sounds like you, please apply today and let nature be your office!

Vacancy Situation:The Park District currently has one vacancy working out of the Administrative Headquarters in Oakland, CA. The hiring pools established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any additional vacancies that may occur during the one-year life of the hiring pools.

What You'll Be Doing as a Senior Civil Engineering Technician:Under general direction of the Design Manager, you will perform advanced technical support for design of improvement and maintenance projects; prepare construction drawings, specifications, contract documents; and coordinate the work of outside consultants.

We Are Looking For Individuals Who:Are self-motivated, resourceful, and take pride in their workPay attention to detailAre strong communicators with excellent customer service skillsHave knowledge of civil engineering and/or landscape architectural designAre proficient in Computer Aided Design software programs

A Few Reasons Why You May Love This Job: Work on a wide variety of projects at beautiful locations within the largest park district in the nation.Work with other professionals committed to providing public access to and resource protection of public lands.This classification will receive a 3.0% increase in April 1, 2019.Great benefits including medical, dental, tuition reimbursement, and a retirement pension through California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Designs a variety of civil engineering projects, such as paved roads, trails, parking areas, shoreline protection, site grading, under-crossings, bridges, and slide repair; utility projects, such as sanitary sewer systems, storm drainage, water systems, fuel tanks, and electrical service.Uses Computer Aided/Design software programs to design and create digital contract documents.Prepares detailed contract bid documents, such as technical specifications, plans, bid proposal forms, exhibits, etc. Makes field investigations for Capital and minor projects (drainage, paving conditions, topography, existing utilities, project access, etc.).Prepares cost estimates and makes budget recommendations.

OTHER FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES: Makes field inspections of construction in progress.Assists with handling associated contacts with outside consultants.Writes reports, keeps records and provides CAD support.Makes complex calculations to aid in the completion of surveying and design tasks.Coordinates and obtains permits from local, state, and federal regulatory agencies.Performs related duties as assigned.

Education: Equivalent to completion of twelfth grade; and

Experience: Three years of non-professional engineering experience, which includes preparation of construction documents for various types of engineering projects.

Substitution: Accredited college coursework in an engineering curriculum or related major may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience.

Knowledge of:Civil engineering principles, practices, and methodsStrengths, properties, and uses of materials in public works construction, planning, design, and construction maintenanceAlgebra, geometry and trigonometry as applied to drafting workDrafting, including the use of Computer Aided Design software programs

Ability to:Read maps, including boundary and topographic maps and to draft elevation, drawings, cross section profiles and perspective sketchesVisualize a completed detail and prepare an understandable working drawingPrepare a materials quantity take off list from plans and working drawingsEstablish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work at all levels, including a culturally diverse general public, with a focus on quality service to internal staff and external customers and park users

Condition of Employment: A valid California State driver's license is a condition of initial and continued employment in this classification.The individual chosen for hire must be able to pass a Level 1 background check, which includes: employment history verification, employment reference check, education or certificate verification, Department of Justice fingerprinting and criminal history review.

Application materials for this position consist of two (2) required parts:East Bay Regional Park District applications submitted online andCompletion of the supplemental questions.

Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least one (1) hour to submit your application if you are a new user to the system. If you have previously applied on, please take care to update your existing profile. Applications are accepted online only. Our online application system is provided by NeoGov. If you encounter problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov Help Desk toll-free at (855) 524-5627.

Notification: All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application via email, generally within two to three weeks after the closing date. You may also sign into your account to view your current application status and notifications.

Selection Process: The application materials for all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed by a screening panel to select the best qualified for testing or interview. The District reserves the right to set up a written test, performance test, and/or other assessment procedures before or after the interview process. Possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview or invitation to test. Pursuant to the Federal Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, all applicants who are hired will be required to provide proof of identity and appropriate work authorization documents prior to commencement of employment.

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