Engineering Technician - City of Alachua
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.
MAIN JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- 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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- 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.
WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
- 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.