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Engineering Technician job in Windsor

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Organization:  Town of Windsor, CA
Job Category:  Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  California (CA)
City:  Windsor
Salary and Benefits:  $25.84 - $32.27/hour - a 2% wage increase will be added 07/01/13


Final Filing Date: July 11, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.


Under general supervision, the Engineering Technician performs a variety of technical support duties related to the coordination of engineering projects; gathers, analyzes and calculates development impact fees; processes and issues encroachment permits; maintains plan files and engineering records; and performs related work as required.


Coordinates engineering projects including processing plans and maps;Ensures timely processing and issuance of encroachment permits; processes sewer and/or water connection requests; provides information to appropriate staff, developers, and contractors; ensures compliance with Town standards;Gathers, analyzes and calculates development impact fees;Receives and reviews submitted engineering plans, maps and related documents for plan check;Receives and responds to information requests for base maps, parcel maps and improvement plan information, encroachment permits, benchmarks and other geographical data;Utilizes Geographic Information System (GIS) and AutoCAD;Performs a wide variety of routine to complex administrative duties in support of the Engineering Division;Maintains and updates engineering records, project files, tracking lists, permit records and other files;Coordinates Landscaping and Lighting Assessment District proceedings, including gathering and reviewing data and setting up consultant meetings;Performs Public Works Inspector duties as assigned; andPerforms other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

Basic civil engineering principles, practices and methods applicable to office and field work involving the design, construction and maintenance of public works projects. Basic design and construction practices and methods of public works infrastructure. Engineering plan types, review practices, and permit filing and approval procedures. Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, and regulations, including administrative and department policies and procedures. Technical report writing practices and procedures. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors and Town staff.

Ability to:

Understand and explain Town policies, procedures, fees and basic engineering regulations to the general public, developers, contractors and Town staff. Deal tactfully with the public and others in providing information, answering questions and providing customer service. Perform responsible technical engineering support work with accuracy, speed and minimal supervision. Read and interpret engineering plans, technical drawings, specifications and maps. Make accurate mathematical and basic engineering calculations. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures and other written materials. Organize own work, set priorities and meet critical time deadlines. Establish, maintain and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Training Guidelines

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade supplemented by completion of a vocational/technical program or two (2) years of college-level coursework in civil engineering, drafting, surveying, mathematics, or related field and two (2) years of engineering technician experience.

License or Certificate

Valid California driver’s license required. Driving record must meet the Town driving standards.


A completed Town of Windsor application and supplemental questionnaire are required to be considered for this position. Application materials will be accepted by the Town of Windsor Human Resources Division until Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Closing date postmarks will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted without the required application materials. To apply online visit the Town website at: www.townofwindsor.com. Application materials can be obtained by phone at (707) 838-1017 or in person at Town of Windsor Civic Center 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Building 400, Windsor, CA, Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Applications will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for a practical exam and an oral interview. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion in the selection process. The Town of Windsor Human Resources Division will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate qualified disabled applicants. Individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the testing process must inform the Human Resources Division in writing by the final filing date.


Up to 12 paid holidays and 80 to 160 vacation hours per year. Medical, dental and vision insurance; $350 monthly payment in lieu of medical coverage. 120 hours sick leave accrued per year. Annual $400 wellness benefit for gym membership, weight loss program, or exercise/fitness classes. Life insurance and long-term disability insurance. Employee Assistance Program. Optional participation in deferred compensation plans and Flexible Benefit Program. CalPERS Retirement: Per the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act, effective 01/01/13 new CalPERS members will receive the 2%@62 retirement formula. Employees that have worked for a PERS (or reciprocal) agency within the last six months will receive the 2%@55 retirement formula. The Town does not participate in Social Security. Educational Development Allowance. Bilingual Spanish pay incentive


Employment offers are normally made following reference and background checks and are always contingent upon fingerprint clearance and successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination given by a Town-designated physician. Employment is contingent upon verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). The Town of Windsor Civic Center is on a 4/10 work schedule from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and is closed on Friday.

Information contained in this announcement does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract and these provisions are subject to change. All appointments are subject to the Town Manager’s approval. The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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