Salary: Engineering Technician III - $5,468.67 to $6,976.67 per month.
Apply by 5 p.m., Tuesday, January 14, 2020
This classification is represented by the Lake Oswego Municipal Employees’ Association and is provided an excellent benefits package.
The Position: The City of Lake Oswego announces an excellent career growth opportunity for a customer service oriented engineering technician to perform intermediate to advanced level technical engineering work. The incumbent will have an opportunity to apply their skills to areas of engineering design and drafting, project management, construction management and inspection, land surveying, code enforcement, and report writing.
The employee will report to and receive work assignments from the Engineering Program Manager or the Assistant City Engineer.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Manage the City’s Right-of-Way (ROW) permit process which includes inspecting connections to City utilities and work by utilities with franchise agreements. Enforce code requirements for ROW encroachments and violations.
Provide senior engineering staff with technical support in areas such as: roads and underground utilities; transportation analysis and design; private development review and approval; construction administration and inspection; engineering analyses with computerized analysis tools; survey and field data collection; mapping; drafting; and records management.
Be a City liaison with contractor/owner-developer. Respond to inquiries and complaints from property owners, businesses, other agencies, and the public about construction projects. Prepare project-related correspondence and manage field data exchange procedures between contractor, engineer, agencies, developer and owner. Coordinate and direct field acceptance monitoring and testing as required.
Explain City Code, policies, construction standards and other regulations to the public, contractors, engineers, architects and other public organizations or utility organizations to ensure adherence to City requirements. This includes in-office assignments to respond to the public in person or on the phone, staffing the Engineering Counter during working hours.
Work closely with Traffic Engineering staff to communicate city, state and national traffic engineering standards and guidelines.
May be assigned to inspect private development work that is associated with public infrastructure improvements such as roadways, water, sewer, and storm.
Performs other duties of a similar technical and customer service oriented nature as assigned.
Profile of “Ideal Candidate:” An “Ideal Candidate” will be self-directed, goal oriented and a team player. Moreover, the ideal candidate will be a problem-solver, and someone who enjoys personal challenge. Additionally, candidates should possess the following characteristics:
A history of customer service;
Construction management skills and a familiarity with construction and engineering principles;
Knowledge and understanding of water pipeline construction and testing is desirable.
Sound technical engineering skills, specifically with City infrastructure (roads and underground utilities);
Familiarity with Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), and similar ODOT traffic control handbooks and manuals;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to promote positive public relations with a wide variety of individuals ranging from construction workers to corporate officers;
Experience with office computer applications, including MS Office and general database applications is necessary.
Strong sense of personal and professional ethics; and
Excellent work habits.
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is through obtaining an Associates’ degree in Civil Engineering Technology or Surveying or related field and five years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
For a complete list of essential duties, knowledge, skills and abilities required, and physical and mental demands please review the complete job description at www.ci.oswego.or.us.
Additional Salary Information: Select benefits tab on job posting at https://agency.governmentjobs.com/lakeoswego/default.cfm
Internal Number: 2019-12-2039
About City of Lake Oswego
Located in the Portland Metro area and northwestern corner of Clackamas County on the banks of the scenic Willamette River and hugging the shore of a 405-acre lake, Lake Oswego is nestled among many of Oregon’s greatest attractions: Mount Hood, the Oregon Coast, the Columbia Gorge and nearby vineyards, farmlands, and forests. Lake Oswego is also ideally situated close to Oregon’s major metropolitan areas – just eight miles south of downtown Portland and about 45 minutes north of the state capitol in Salem.
Lake Oswego is considered one of the finest residential areas in Oregon. Unlike some communities its size, Lake Oswego offers full-service police and fire protection, a celebrated library, and parks system.