Engineering Technician - City of Alachua

Posted By: Garnie Holmes Career Center ,


This position is skilled and requires technical work in the field of water, wastewater, electric, public works, engineering, and performs a variety of administrative/clerical support tasks for specific projects. Support will involve general office management, facilities and equipment coordination, records management, procurement/ materials management, business planning, budget/accounting, and other areas as assigned.


  • Supports and assists Engineering Supervisor and department in collecting, evaluating, reviewing, analyzing and interpreting engineering data related to Public Services infrastructure.
  • Assists in monitoring compliance with City regulations related to utility infrastructure.
  • Performs maintenance of City utility/infrastructure maps.
  • Compiles and generates reports, statistics, timelines, tables, graphs, correspondence and presentations.
  • Maintains Work Management systems for Public Services, and designs processes to enhance work flow.
  • Maintains City permit application process for right-of-way use permits, driveway permits, culvert permits, industrial discharge permits, etc.
  • Assists in the preparation of permit applications required by outside agencies for City operations.
  • Maintains files and records, refers callers, collects, compiles, and arranges meetings, and tracks information relevant to project assignment.
  • Provides support in reviewing drafts, finished documents for grammatical accuracy, manages correspondence from project team, and reports status of project progression, schedule and budget.
  • Performs other related duties as required/assigned.


  • Associate’s degree required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Advanced MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years general office support and professional work experience.
  • A comparable amount of training, education or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
  • An appropriate valid State Driver's License is required. CDL License preferred.


  • Strong administrative and business operating knowledge.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and standard safety precautions of the work.
  • Ability to operate computers and semi-sophisticated electronic equipment.
  • Ability to accurately read and interpret record drawings, construction drawings and key maps of utilities.
  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees and the public.


  • Works both inside in an office environment and/or outside. Outside work may entail all weather with: noise; darkness; dust; fumes; chemicals; solvents; grease; oil; uneven surfaces; moving objects; ladders and scaffolding; below ground; in water; vibrations; odors. Works on heavy construction sites.
  • May require announced or unannounced overtime work and the ability to respond to call-out during non-working hours or emergencies.
  • May be required to work in difficult and strenuous environments due to nature of constructing and operating utilities system.
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with existing ADA requirements for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.
  • Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction).
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without hearing aid).
  • Moderate lifting and carrying; pulling; pushing; walking; standing; kneeling; bending; smelling; driving.
  • Wear restrictive safety equipment including but not limited to safety glasses, face shields, hearing protection devices, gloves, safety vests, and hard hats.
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