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ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN I
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for performing technical duties of moderate difficulty in field and office civil engineering work. Under immediate supervision, an employee in this class performs technical work, subordinate to that which requires a Civil Engineer, in the areas of engineering studies and investigations, field surveys, evaluation, testing and quality control of construction, materials and equipment and office technical work. Assignments are given orally or in writing and usually general in nature to allow for technical independent judgment in implementing the work assignment. Work is subject to review in progress and upon completion by professional and higher level technical personnel. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Assists in the conducting of engineering studies and investigations, field surveys, construction, inspections, demolition inspections and maintenance of contracts which may include walking over rough terrain, uneven surfaces, or hills.
Unloads and transports equipment from vehicles to field assignment locations.
Evaluates, tests and performs quality control work on construction materials manufactured equipment used in construction.
Performs work involving office reduction and plotting of field survey data; checks engineering and cost calculations.
Assists in the preparation of plans and specifications; design of engineering projects; preparation of contracts and their administration.
Assists in the review of specifications and engineering drawings.
Assists in the maintenance of office records and the preparation of contractors' payment requisitions.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES SKILLS ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the principles, techniques and practices of topographic or hydrographic surveying or land surveying.
Good knowledge of the principles, practices and instruments used in engineering drafting.
Good knowledge of mathematics through trigonometry and its application to public works construction.
Good knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices.
Skill in the use of engineering instruments and equipment.
Ability to perform difficult technical computations, to make estimates and tests and to compile engineering data and statistics.
Ability to make difficult engineering drawings.
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an associate degree in Engineering Science or in an engineering technology field; or,
B. Two (2) years of paraprofessional or professional work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in civil engineering.
05/2015 Date Revised