Pavement Data Lead - Associate Engineering Technician

City of Eugene   Eugene, OR   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on August 4, 2022
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 The City of Eugene is hiring a Pavement Data Lead - Associate Engineering Technician to join the Public Works Team!

Do you want to be part of a dynamic organization well known for excellence and commitment to high-quality and effective services? This Associate Engineering Technician position will serve as a lead worker and perform specialized engineering duties requiring advanced technical skills. This position will manage, update, and produce technical data related to the pavement management system and operate and maintain specialty pavement management software.  Coordinates the collection of data across multiple divisions. Works as team member with other technicians and engineers.

Application Deadline: Friday, August 19, 2022 at 5:00 pm PDT 
ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY

Salary Range: $31.83 - $39.66 / hourly; $66,206.40 - $82,492.80 / annually

Benefits: See the full job description and click the Benefits Tab to view the City of Eugene’s competitive package options.

Must reside in the state of Oregon and be able to report onsite for work as needed in Eugene, OR to meet business needs.

To be considered for this position, you must attach a cover letter and resume.

Examples of duties performed:

  • Analyses, manages, updates, and produces technical data related to the pavement management system and coordinates the collection of data across multiple divisions.
  • Provides recommendations on resource allocation and schedules for the pavement preservation program.
  • Operates and maintains specialty pavement management software.
  • Serves as project lead as assigned; schedules and allocates staff re­sources to meet workload demands. May serve as project manager as assigned.
  • Exercises lead direction over Engineering Technicians and Temporary Employees. 
  • Participates as a member of the assigned project team, independently performs and/or oversees assigned duties.
  • Oversees annual inspection and rating of pavement conditions including training staff.
  • Produces a wide variety of construction plans, topography maps, survey maps, earthwork calcula­tions, etc. using 2D and/or 3D computer drafting and design when appropriate.  Construction plans include, but are not limited to traffic control, erosion control, signage, and striping.
  • May develop traffic signal plans for new construction and may develop lighting designs using lighting design computer software.
  • Inspects complex signal, illumination, street, sidewalk, sewer, storm drain, swale, rain garden, parks, natural resource, erosion control, striping and signing, traffic control,  airport, and other project sites as assigned for adher­ence to plans and specifications, including state and federal requirements; schedules inspections with contractors; performs quality testing of materials and construction or coordinates testing with others; issues memos to contrac­tors for changes or corrections and verifies work was accomplished; calculates quantities and prepares monthly pay estimates; reviews claims and makes recommendations, main­tains records of work-site activity, materials used and other pertinent infor­mation. Prepares pay estimates.
  • Reviews and evaluates plans and installations in-field for accuracy, adequacy, and possible conflicts or problems and resolves complex field engineering problems on the construction projects, including but not limited to traffic control and erosion control issues.
  • Researches and interprets existing records; interprets and writes legal descriptions.
  • Prepares as-construct drawings.
  • Participates in the review and amendment process for the standard specifications for construction.
  • Communicates by phone, letter, or electronically with other City staff, public agencies, property owners, developers, contractors and the general public; provides information on surveys, complex public improvement projects, and City codes, policies and procedures.
  • Prepares reports and correspondence.
  • Actively supports and respects diversity in the workplace.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes with relevant transferrable skills from a variety of sources and experiences. The City will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Minimum Requirements:

Experience: Four years of experience in engineering survey, computer aided drafting and inspection work.  

Training: Associate degree in civil engineering technology or a closely related field; Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.

License or Certificate: Possession of or ability to obtain, and maintain an appropriate, valid Oregon driver’s license.

Depending on the position, may require any of the following certifications:

  • Flagger
  • Traffic Control Supervisor
  • Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT):
    • General Construction Inspector
    • Hot Mix Asphalt Concrete (HMAC) Inspector
    • Environmental and Erosion Constructor Inspector
  • Traffic Signal Inspector (CTSI)
  • Land Surveyor in Training (LSIT)

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices used in civil engineering.
  • Principles and practices of construction techniques.
  • Principles of pavement design and deterioration types and causes.
  • Principles of pavement inspection and rating procedures.
  • Principles of pavement rehabilitation techniques.
  • City design and drafting standards.
  • Principles of program budgeting.
  • Time management and project scheduling using the Critical Path Method.
  • Professional services contracts.
  • MS Office products.
  • City and state construction specifications.
  • Local, state and federal construction codes.
  • Trigonometry, basic electronics, and basic lighting physics.
  • Thorough knowledge of surveying principles and procedures and of Oregon surveying and platting laws and regulations.
  • Inspection procedures.
  • City design and drafting standards.

Ability to:

  • Serve as project lead and direct the work of others.
  • Perform specialized duties in survey, design or inspection as assigned.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records and prepare reports.
  • Read and interpret surveys and construction plans.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with co-workers, con­tractors, and the general public.
  • Perform physical duties outside under varying weather conditions, which may involve climbing, bending, standing, cutting brush, using a sledgehammer, pulling manhole covers, and walking over rough terrain, carrying heavy equipment up to 75 pounds.
  • Provide and wear personal protective equipment as required.
  • Use conventional and electronic engineering and survey equipment.
  • Use computer aided drafting and design software and equipment to produce engineering drawings.
  • Apply mathematics, including trigonometry, to engineering computations. 

TO APPLY

Accepting on-line applications only. Click the APPLY NOW button to go to our site and follow the application instructions. 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

What You Can Expect from Our Application Process: 

  1. Submit your application materials.
  2. Your application is reviewed by a person for relatable skills and experience that can be used to meet the minimum requirements of the role.
  3. Your application supplemental question answers are reviewed and scored.  Take your time on your answers, they are really important!
  4. Interview invites are extended. (There can be more than one round of interviews.) We use panel interviews where all interviewees are asked the exact same questions to provide the same opportunity to each candidate.
  5. Finalists are discovered, and references and backgrounds are checked.
  6. Pay equity reviews are performed to avoid any pay gaps or inequities. Oregon Pay Equity Act (OPEA)
  7. Offers are made.

Once the posting closes, the process can take 4-6 weeks to complete.
 
Our recruiting goal is the find the best candidate to help us grow and serve.  In order to do that, we are very intentional and mindful throughout each element of the process.  We know that means a little more time to get to the end, but we believe that making sure each employee is in a role that they can succeed in is important to our community's success.

Selection Process
Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required. Some positions also require applicants to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug test prior to employment. Applicants selected to continue in the process will be notified within two-three weeks after the posting deadline.

The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at (541) 682-5061.
 
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.
 
The City of Eugene is committed to a work environment which values the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally competent service to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, the City continues to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.