The City of San Mateo Public Works department invites applications for the position of Engineering Technician I/II
Engineering Technician I $5,682 to $6,779 monthly
Engineering Technician II $6,250 to $7,455 monthly
Plus a comprehensive benefits package
Why Join our Department?
The mission of the Public Works Department is to operate, maintain and improve the City of San Mateo’s infrastructure. The Public Works Department is comprised of the Engineering and Facilities Services Divisions, and the Environmental Services Division. Each division is led by a Deputy Director reporting to the Director of Public Works. The Department is responsible for the City’s capital projects and infrastructure including streets, streetlights, traffic signals, publicly owned parking lots and garages, sewer and storm conveyance systems, wastewater treatment plant, pump stations, a lagoon, dams and levees.
The Public Works Department is committed to high performance levels and standards, utilizing best practices relative to performance management and team-oriented approaches. Each manager and supervisor is responsible for ensuring the best possible performance of each employee and the accomplishment of the Department’s collective goals and work plans. The Engineering Technician vacancy we currently have is in the Private Development group. While the technician may perform other duties as assigned, including supporting the Capital Improvement Program, the primary role will be plan checking for private development and right-of-way permits in the City.
What You’ll Do
Locate utilities, easements, property lines and other information on plans.
Prepare topographical plan and profile maps of property and pertinent features from survey notes and legal descriptions.
Check parcel maps, subdivisions and various other drawings.
Participate in the preparation, filing, and retrieval of a variety of engineering maps, documents and records.
Prepare final drawings of existing improvements, rights-of-way, and other utilities using field notes, maps and photographs.
Check calculations used in designs and estimates.
Fully utilize the computerized work systems in accordance with workflow processes.
Assist in measuring accurate distances to be used in the determination of locations of boundaries, easements, improvements, structures and topographic features.
Answer questions and provide information to the public concerning engineering activities.
Issue permits and accept permit fees over the counter, and answer questions related to maintenance projects as applicable.
Make and check mathematical calculations related to surveying and basic engineering.
Inspect streets, sidewalks, sewers, drains and other public works areas for maintenance needs.
Prepare cost estimates of labor, materials equipment necessary for maintenance projects, and assist in developing work schedules.
Prepare and maintain production and related records regarding maintenance activities.
Maintain various technical files and departmental logs.
Who You Are
You read figures quickly and accurately and perform complex engineering and mathematic calculations with speed and accuracy.
You perform difficult engineering drafting work. You reduce, interpret and apply field notes in performance of drafting duties.
You make accurate computations of material quantities and production measures.
You communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
What You Bring
Engineering Technician I -
Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade, supplemented by college level courses in mathematics and drafting.
One year of experience in technical field and/or office engineering work.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license.
Engineering Technician II –
In addition to the qualifications for Engineering Technician I -
One year of experience performing duties comparable to those of an Engineering Technician I in the City of San Mateo
Bonus Points (highly desirable)
Possession of an Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T) certificate.
A Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil or structural engineering or architecture.
One to two years’ experience performing plan check reviews.
One to two years’ experience performing encroachment permit and wireless telecommunications/small cell permit review.
ADA Special Requirement: Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment:
Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, squat, stoop, reach, twist, climb, and lift 25 pounds; exposure to extreme noise, outdoors, chemicals, dust and mechanical hazards.
What We Offer
Comprehensive benefits package including generous paid leave and health benefits
CalPERS retirement: 2% at 55 formula for classic members; 2% at 62 for new members; employees contribute 7.84% for classic members; 6.75% for new members to CalPERS. Participation in the Social Security program.
Plus Salary Increases: 2% on 01/10/2021
Programs: 457 Deferred Compensation plan with City match up to 0.5% if base salary on a pre-tax basis & City contribution of 1.0%of base salary to Retirement Health Savings Account.
Free fitness classes through City of San Mateo Parks and Recreation, Employee Assistance Program, and Credit Union Membership
Bilingual Diff: $195 monthly (if applicable)
Employee housing loan up to $7,500 for home purchase or rental move-in assistance in the City of San Mateo.
This classification is represented by the San Mateo City’s Employee Association
Are You Ready? Apply.
Submit your application, supplemental questions, and résumé (strongly encouraged) online at www.calopps.orgor to City of San Mateo Human Resources Department, 330 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94402. A fully completed application is required; a resume does not replace the information required on the employment application.
Recruitment will close by September 6, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. or upon receipt of the first 100 applications and supplemental questionnaires, whichever occurs first.
Based upon a review of employment applications and supplemental questionnaires received, a limited number of the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the examination process which may consist of an Oral Panel Interview tentatively scheduled for:
Thursday, September 26, 2019
An employment list will be established from those who pass the examination process. Current and future vacancies may be filled from this list. The list will remain in effect for at least six months unless exhausted sooner. Once placed on an employment list, and at the time a vacancy needs to be filled, eligible candidates may be contacted by the hiring department and scheduled for additional departmental interviews.
NOTE: The City of San Mateo reserves the right, at its discretion, to limit the number of qualified candidates invited to the examination process.
Date posted: August 9, 2019
The Fine Print
Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including a driving record review, reference check, and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction will result in disqualification from the recruitment process.
Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Division upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request. The City of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Additional Salary Information: Engineering Technican I $5,682 - $6,779 Monthly / Engineering Technican II $6,250 - $7,455 Monthly
About City of San Mateo
San Mateo is a city of approximately 100,000 residents, strategically located midway between San Francisco and San Jose, and is within the Silicon Valley. One of the City’s strengths is its diversity, both in the ethnic makeup and the physical development of the community. San Mateo has a vibrant business and retail environment with national and international businesses, two major shopping centers and an active downtown. The community values its historic and new residential neighborhoods and has a major new Transit Oriented Development that will add 1,500 new homes, 300,000 square feet of new retail and as much as 1.5 million square feet of commercial office space.
The City organization has a culture of innovation, collaboration and strong customer service, while implementing the City Manager’s initiative of a High Performing Organization. The City’s annual budget is $130 million and is staffed by over 540 full time employees. The City is continually evaluating new and innovative ways of providing high quality services to its residents while acknowledging the competing demands for the limited funds available. For more interesting facts, please visit: www.cityofsanmateo.org