Engineering Technician

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Added 09-12-2022


Job Description


Performs technical and para-professional work to collect, analyze, and prepare reports on existing public infrastructure such as sidewalk, street signs, and stormwater components.   Work is performed under the supervision of the Transportation Engineer.


Essential Duties of the Position


The following duties are those considered most essential to the position.  This does not preclude the delegation of other duties considered as necessary by management to successfully complete an assignment or project.

  • Installs and removes various types of traffic count equipment and cameras for traffic management surveys.
  • Conducts sidewalk inspections, including evaluation for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and safety considerations.
  • Reviews validity of data and other field information based on a variety of circumstances.
  • Compiles data from all sources for use in preparing reports for engineering staff.
  • Coordinates with engineering staff to identify and execute other data collection needs.
  • Troubleshoots equipment maintenance issues.
  • Conducts sign inspections for compliance with latest standards.
  • Collects field data on existing public stormwater infrastructure for use by engineering and public works staff.
  • Compiles traffic, pedestrian, bicycle count data and crash data
  • Performs other duties as apparent or assigned.


Minimum Required Education and Experience


General knowledge of traffic, sidewalk, traffic signs, and stormwater operations; knowledge of the organization and functions of the department(s); knowledge of general administrative policies and practices; standard office practices, procedures, and equipment; ability to read, understand and interpret difficult materials with complicated information; ability to keep office records and to prepare accurate reports from file sources; ability to perform and organize work independently; ability to operate standard office and computer equipment including ability to operate specialized software; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, and the general public; knowledge of and ability to work safely in field operations.

High school diploma or GED and one (1) year of experience in traffic control studies, traffic control data analysis, and/or computer experience utilizing ArcGIS, Access, Excel software; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of North Carolina.


Supplemental Information


This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; worker is frequently standing, walking, speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel and occasionally requires sitting, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive motions; work requires close vision, distance vision, depth perception, color perception and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, use of measuring devices, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions; work is generally in a loud noise location.


Specific details

Job Type Employee
Job Status Full time
Compensation Type Per year
Compensation $39,152.43 - $50,702.40