Engineering Technician II

$61,402 - $79,810 yearly
  • City of Happy Valley
  • Happy Valley, OR, USA
  • Oct 06, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Happy Valley Engineering Division is looking for an Engineering Technician II to join our team. This position will be primarily responsible for development review engineering focused work. 

About Happy Valley:
Happy Valley is known for Its wonderful neighborhoods that have an abundance of parks, open spaces, and meandering trails. Our residents take great pride in the community and come together throughout the years at an annual Fun Run, summer concert series, 4th of July Festival, Harvest Fest, Tree lighting and many other community-driven events. As the community grows, we're building a city where family-friendly neighborhoods meet a world-class economy. Happy Valley's business community is rapidly emerging, creating vibrant centers throughout town.

Happy Valley is looking to the future. Once a small community in as recently as the early 2000s, the City has rapidly developed toward being a medium-sized City for the Clackamas County area and there is a lot changing in the community and in our organization. Happy Valley has the vision and heart to be a leader in the region.

As an employer, the City of Happy Valley strives to provide a collaborative working environment that allows access to all city employees, across all departments. We maintain a current technological platform for our staff to provide the most efficient services to our residents and business owners.

Come and join us as we serve this great community together!     
Under general supervision of registered professional engineers, advanced level technicians, or the Public Works Director, performs routine, technical engineering and drafting support functions including: inspection of construction, processing and issuance of permits, basic plan review, technical writing, design drafting and routine GIS duties.  Works directly with internal and external customers to explain codes and engineering standards.
The Engineering Technician II is distinguished from the Engineering Technician I by performing journey level work on moderately complex technical tasks associated with engineering, construction, and permit processing as assigned.
The Engineering Technician II reports to the City Engineer.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

Any one position in this class may not perform all the duties listed below, nor do the listed examples of duties include all similar and related duties that may be assigned to this class.

1.    Processes applications for permits, inspections, or services.

2.    Performs review of plans and reports associated with engineering permits.

3.    Explains City codes, policies, construction standards and other regulations to the public, contractors, engineers, architects and other public or utility organizations to ensure adherence to routine technical procedures.

4.    Conducts field and office research to prepare engineering reports, cost estimates and other related engineering documents.

5.    Inspects construction at various public works projects and for public facilities related to private development or right-of-way permit sites. Assists with erosion control permitting and inspections. Ensures contract and permit compliance; prepares field observation reports; provides support to project manager; prepares as-built records for public infrastructure improvements; and acts as liaison between construction contractors and office engineering staff.

6.    Indexes, files, updates, researches and compiles data from various sources.

7.    Performs a variety of engineering assignments using manual/computer-aided drafting and design techniques; prepares preliminary drawings from field notes and sketches; and creates and updates drawings, maps, graphs, as-built records and charts for the engineering division.

8.    Develops and maintains accurate and timely record-keeping systems and databases; assures inclusions of all pertinent information; assures compliance with records requirements.

9.    Composes and proofs forms, letters, and other documentation. Composes correspondence in accordance with established procedures or instructions.

10.    Assists and supports the City to identify and provide services to all members of the community and remove barriers to those services.

11.    Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Knowledge of:

  • Basic civil engineering technology, practices and procedures.
  • Basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and statistics related to engineering work.
  • Basic methods and procedures for archiving and retrieving map and drawing information; and data gathering and research techniques. 
  • Acceptable construction practices.
  • OR-OSHA safety rules relating to construction site safety.
  • Construction materials, quality assurance/quality control concepts and practices, and basic methods used for construction materials acceptance testing.
  • Office administrative practices and procedures, including recordkeeping and filing practices and procedures.
  • Principles and practices of sound business communication; proper English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Ability to become knowledgeable concerning City organization, rules, policies and procedures.
  • Basic functions of public agencies, including the role and responsibilities of a public entity.
  • Computer equipment and uses of word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, drafting and design methods, GIS software, database, and other software.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to public and City staff, in person, in writing and over the telephone.
  • Perform basic engineering and mathematical computations. 
  • Read and create accurate engineering records such as construction drawings, survey notes, maps and reports.
  • Regulations, statutes, procedures, and policies as applicable to engineering operations, or ability to learn within a reasonable period of time.

 Ability to:

  • Clearly and accurately interpret engineering documents, policies, and procedures.
  • Effectively communicate accurate information both orally and in writing.
  • Interact tactfully and effectively with the public in stressful and potentially confrontational situations.
  • Make decisions based on regulations and established policies and procedures.
  • Work independently, quickly, and accurately with close attention to detail in an atmosphere of frequent interruptions and changing priorities.
  • Operate a computer and word processing software and other standard office equipment.
  • Manage multiple and rapidly changing priorities.
  • Organize, set priorities and utilize sound independent judgment within areas of responsibility.
  • Compose correspondence, prepare documents and make arrangements from brief instructions.
  • Prepare clear, accurate and concise records and reports.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Comprehend and use English effectively including producing all forms of communication in a clear, concise, and understandable manner to intended audiences.
  • Perform basic engineering and mathematical computations. 
  • Read and create accurate engineering records such as construction drawings, survey notes, maps and reports.
  • Provide equitable and inclusive services to diverse populations. 

Training and Experience:
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent; obtaining an Associate’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology or related field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:

  • A valid state driver's license with an acceptable driving record is required. Incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.
  • Requires Microsoft Office proficiency. 

Supplemental information

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  

  • Works both in the field and office. 
  • May work in adverse or inclement weather conditions.
  • Works under tight and/or conflicting deadlines and priorities. 
  • Requires the ability to perform efficiently and effectively under pressure.
  • Occasionally deals with distraught or difficult individuals. 
  • This position requires mobility, daily walking, reaching, standing, talking, hearing and seeing. May be required to stand for long periods of time, up to full length of shift; walk over rough terrain, up and down inclines, stairs, on paved and unpaved surfaces, and over long distances.
  • Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 80% of the work period while operating equipment such as computers and other standard office equipment.

Reasonable accommodations will be evaluated on an individual basis and depend, in part, on the specific requirement for the job, the limitations related to disability and the ability of the City to accommodate the limitation.
Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Reference Checks 
  • Background Check 
  • Driving Record 

How to Apply
To be considered for this employment opportunity complete the online application and submit:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

    Any offer of employment would be contingent upon a criminal background check, driving record check and positive references. Happy Valley is an equal opportunity and at will employer.
    The City of Happy Valley provides Veteran's Preference to those candidates that identify themselves as a Veteran of the United States Armed Forces and provides a legible copy of their DD214 or DD215, and Veteran Affairs letter of disability if applicable, with their application materials.

    Please send questions about this position or selection process to Ivy Markesino, Human Resources Director at 503-783-3826 or