Engineering Technician I, City of Dublin


Organization : City of Dublin
Job Category : Engineering and Technology
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : OH
City : Dublin
Salary and Benefits : $$47,500 - $69,600

Engineering Technician I

City of Dublin

Salary: $$47,500 - $69,600

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The City of Dublin is seeking a full-time Engineering Technician I to join our team. Our Division of Engineering is responsible for the design, planning and construction of City-initiated public development projects, and the review and inspection of all privately installed public improvements. They also install, operate and maintain traffic signals, streetlights and the emergency warning siren system. This position works on a collaborative team to support the project management process and performs paraprofessional engineering and technical work within the Department of Public Works.

Given the nature of this classification’s duties/responsibilities, it has been designated as Non-Exempt under the governing Fair Labor Standards Act regulations and, therefore, is entitled to formal overtime compensation and/or formal compensatory time.

Examples of Duties

Organizes and maintains working files of plans, specifications, drawings, cost estimates and
other pertinent data related to projects.

Reviews, records, and prepares construction plans, specifications, and working drawings for
construction projects, pavement markings, electrical, mechanical, sign layouts, signal layouts.

Meets with contractors about engineering related projects and maintains project documentation.

Operates and monitors a computerized traffic control system using closed circuit television;
reviews and/or prepares estimates for construction projects.

Performs field investigations of sites and public/private infrastructure.

Researches courthouse records and documents in order to prepare various legal descriptions.

Answers technical inquiries from the public regarding project plans, construction specifications, and City codes and ordinances; responds to inquiries, provides routine information and resolves complaints from the public on issues that do not require the use of professional engineering judgement; recognizes and defines problems, establishes facts to discuss with Civil Engineers to determine appropriate actions and resolution.

Performs a variety of technical support tasks and reviewing plot plans for private residential
building projects and producing copies of plans for use by the public, contractors, builders and developers.

Provides research of record plats, plans, and files to the public and other agencies to coordinate activities with the City of Dublin; interprets and applies necessary engineering plans, standards, policies, procedures, specifications, maps, and City codes and ordinances to a set of activities.

Performs or reviews field surveys of areas to be improved.

Prepares equipment and material specifications and periodic reports; inspects new equipment for conformance to specifications.

Assists co-workers or work groups; reviews their work for accuracy and consistency.

Operates GIS and/or CADD software (e.g. ArcMap, AutoCad) to produce and/or revise maps,
engineering design drawings, and cartographic enhancements for planning and design report preparation, documentation, and project management.

Prepares comprehensive documents and reports and maintains records and files as necessary.

Calculates volumes, areas, and quantities from field notes and working drawings.
Performs other related duties as assigned.


Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering Technology or other relevant field and some paraprofessional engineering experience associated with roadway, utility, residential, or commercial site work, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Considerable knowledge of the basic principles and practices of practical engineering.

Considerable knowledge of the techniques, procedures, and problems associated with conducting studies, surveys, and data acquisition and evaluation.

General knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in public works construction. General knowledge of geometry.

Skill in the use of Geographic Information System (GIS), drafting instruments and Computer Aided Design (CAD) software packages.

Skill in the use of MicroSoft Office software packages.

Ability to read maps, plans, specifications, and working drawings.

Ability to calculate payments to contractors based on work completed. Ability to make field surveys.

Ability to prepare technical reports, graphs, charts, and tables.

Ability to interpret engineering specifications.

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Ability to verbally communicate with others.

Ability to understand verbal and written instructions.

Ability to perform accurate mathematical calculations involving percentages, fractions, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Physical Requirements
Ability to use computer terminals for sustained input and processing.

Ability to endure a variety of climatic and temperature conditions, sometimes on active
construction sites and hazardous areas and conditions, often in areas of moving traffic.

Ability to lift occasionally up to 80 lbs. for operational equipment and materials.

Special Requirements
Valid driver’s license.

Other Requirements
Demonstration of the following established core values: Integrity, Respect, Communication,
Teamwork, Accountability, Positive Attitude, and Dedication to Service.

Regular attendance, as governed by and in accordance with applicable rules, regulations,
procedures and laws, is regarded as an essential requirement of this classification.

Compliance with training directives established by supervisory/managerial personnel.

Adherence to all applicable Federal and State safety laws, rules and regulations and City safety policies/procedures.

Core Competencies

Action Oriented: Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.

Composure: Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are
tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during touch times, can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and
external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in
products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective
relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Informing: Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organization; provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information.

Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people-up, down, and sideways, inside and
outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective
relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

Listening: Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out; can
accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees.

Technical Learning: Picks up on technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge; is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge – like internet technology; does well in technical courses and seminars.

Written Communications: Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.


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