Associate Engineering Technician - Water Resources Job at San Jose, Santa Clara County, California

Associate Engineering Technician - Water Resources

City of San Jose , California


Job Information 

Full-Time

Environmental Services

Mid Level

Salary/Wage 

$67,412.80 - $82,056.00 Annually

Application Deadline 

Continuous

01/25/2021 11:59 PM PST

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive

Details 

Associate Engineering Technician (Water Resource Division), Environmental Services Department - (2100001)
About the Department 

The Environmental Services Department (ESD) is a place where people do great work and make a difference. To see some of the first-rate work ESDers have accomplished in the past fiscal year, review the ESD 2019 Annual Report. For more information about the department, please visit our website www.sjenvironment.org or @sjenvironment on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. What is it like to be an ESDer? Watch this video: Day in the Life. Join us to make a difference! 
Positions & Duties

The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience.  In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Associate Engineering Technician classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay.  

The Environmental Services Department is currently seeking to fill two (2) Associate Engineering Technician positions.  Both positions are located at the Municipal Water System (MWS) office, located on Tuers Road. One position is in Municipal Water and the other position is in the South Bay Water Recycling section. 

MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM DIVISION 

The key duties of this Associate Engineering Technician position may include the following: 

  • Coordinate scheduling and perform inspections of installation, capital and/or maintenance work for water mains, services, and other related facilities. 
  • Coordinate with developers and property owners to install services and other facilities; communicate connection fees, rules, and requirements; issue temporary construction meters. 
  • Receive requests for water meters, facilitate and document installation.  
  • Draft plans for MWS Capital projects, and update to reflect as-built conditions. Draft plans for minor improvements, including new customer services, hydrants, and other facilities. 
  • Manage project and water system documentation, including filing and distributing as-built plans, researching existing facilities, and assembling facility documentation. 
  • Provide support for the water meter reading program by creating and updating meter route maps, and updating meter route programming in the City’s utility billing system. 
  • Utilize the City’s utility billing system to run queries and collect water system data. Summarize data for reporting to local and state government, and other agencies as needed. 

SOUTH BAY WATER RECYCLING (SBWR) 

South Bay Water Recycling is currently seeking to fill one (1) Associate Engineering Technician position within the Permitting and Compliance section. 

The key duties of this Associate Engineering Technician position may include the following: 

  • Assist in the reviewing of irrigation, civil, plumbing, and mechanical construction drawings and specifications to determine project compliance for recycled water based on the plumbing code and regulations. 
  • Work with internal and external municipal staff to prepare documents submitted by designers and contractors for submission to the California Department of Public Health for new and retrofit projects. 
  • Review, identify meter status, and electronically organize and file plans, using cataloguing systems, Adobe Acrobat, and satellite mapping programs. 
  • Provide recycled water plan review of basic design approach and the layout of a project, permitting, and regulatory compliance support. 
  • Obtain As-Builts and Record Drawings from permit applicants and developers. 
  • Provide support to obtain required construction contract management documentation  
  • Provide appropriate technical checklists, review comments, and details to designers and permit applicants. 
  • Provide customer support and support training site supervisors on the use of recycled water.  
  • Prepare and manage records for State, Local, Federal regulations, regulatory audits, and certifications.  
  • Manage compliance data using Microsoft Access and Excel.  
  • Conduct field work, record field notes, research and review historical site plans, and gather site information for recycled water connections and compliance. 
  • Interpret and review specifications and drawings, conduct research for recycled water site compliance.  
  • Provide project close out, cataloguing record drawings, and file management.  

Additional Qualifications and Skills 

  • Ability to understand basic engineering practice and make engineering computations. 
  • Ability to read, interpret, and produce engineering plans and sketches.  
  • Ability to maintain effective public relations and team work.  
  • Ability to collaborate with other City personnel, outside agency staff, contractors, and private consulting firms.  

Competencies  

The ideal candidate will possess the best combination of the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history.  Desirable competencies for this position include:  
 
Job Expertise - demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations.  
 
Communication Skills - communicates and listens effectively and responds in a timely, effective, positive, and respectful manner; written reports and correspondence are accurate, complete, current; well-organized, legible, concise, neat, and in proper grammatical form.  
 
Collaboration - develops networks and builds alliances; engages in cross-functional activities. 

Computer Skills - experience with computer drafting programs, e.g. AutoCAD, and common business computer applications including but not limited to: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, and MS Excel.  
 
Initiative - exhibits self directed, resourceful and creative behaviors toward meeting job objectives; anticipates problems, is proactive, and avoids difficulties by planning ahead; displays willingness to assume extra responsibility or workload and accept challenges; pursue continuing educational opportunities which promote enhanced job performance.  
 
Multi-Tasking - can handle multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously; has handled a wide variety of assignments in past and/or current position(s).  

Problem Solving - approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem(s); collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome.  
 
Reliability - completes quality work assignments in a timely and efficient manner; fulfills responsibilities and maintains confidentiality as appropriate.  
 
Team Work & Interpersonal Skills - demonstrates a positive attitude and flexibility along with the ability to develop effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.  
 
Qualifications

Education: Completion of high school, or equivalent (General Education Development [GED] Test or California Proficiency Certificate) 

Experience: Four (4) years of increasingly responsible sub-professional engineering/technical support experience of which two (2) years of experience includes performing materials sampling and testing, drafting and developing plans and specifications, construction or infrastructure inspections, traffic engineering, or field surveying. 

Acceptable Substitution: Successful completion of two (2) academic years or sixty (60) semester units of college level engineering technology courses or related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the two (2) of four (4) years of sub-professional engineering/technical support experience. There will be no substitute for the two (2) years of experience performing materials sampling and testing, drafting and developing plans and specifications, construction or infrastructure inspections, traffic engineering, or field surveying. 

Licenses or Certificates: Possession of a valid State of California driver’s license 

Employment Eligibility:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.  

Selection Process  

The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process.  Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical/writing exercise.  

You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process.  Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each text response.   

  • Please describe in detail your increasingly responsible sub-professional engineering/technical support experience of which at least two (2) years of experience including drafting and developing plans and specifications, construction or infrastructure inspections, traffic engineering, or field surveying.  Please include employers, years of service, job titles, and job duties. 
  • Do you have drafting or site inspection experience? If so, please describe your experience and include your length of experience, the type of software or GIS tools you used, and the types of projects you worked on.  
  • Do you have experience in reviewing plans and specifications? If so, please describe your experience and include your length of experience and the types of projects you worked on.  
  • Do you possess experience supporting the implementation and/or documentation of construction contract management? If so, please describe your experience and include your length of experience, the types of contracts, and your role.  
  • Do you have experience with business computer applications including but not limited to: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, and MS Excel, CAD, satellite mapping programs, Adobe Acrobat (or similar PDF program), or GIS? If so, please describe your experience.   
  • Do you have experience with any of the following and if so, please explain:  
    • Specific knowledge of the California Plumbing Code, Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations  
    • Recycled water Irrigation design  
    • State recycled water regulations  
    • Cross-connection control methods   

You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application may be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. 
 
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact  Janie Saetern at Janie.Saetern@sanjoseca.gov
 
Additional Information 

Benefits page 
Department website 
California Equal Pay Act 

Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers.   

To apply, please complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers. The application deadline is on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 11:59 PM.  Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application.  If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email CityCareers@sanjoseca.gov and we will research the status of your application.  Please contact Human Resources at (408) 535-1285, or Human.Resources@sanjoseca.gov if you have any questions.  

 
 Job: Technical & sub professional engineering
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Standard
Job Posting: Jan 4, 2021, 12:09:53 PM
Minimum Salary: 67,412.80
Maximum Salary: 82,056.00
Bargaining Unit 1: Municipal Employees' Federation
    
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Location 

200 E Santa Clara St

San Jose, CA 95101

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