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Senior Engineering Technician

Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$23.54 $32.96 $4,080.19 $5,712.96 $48,963.00 $68,548.00


Performs a wide variety of paraprofessional office and field engineering work involved in the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of public works facilities. Assists other engineering staff in the performance of office and field engineering work. Manages paraprofessional level projects in support of the engineering function.


The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.  

  • Receives immediate supervision from functional manager.
  • May supervise work performed by lower level paraprofessional staff.
  • Manage paraprofessional level projects and/or programs serving in capacities such as crew chief on survey crew, construction management inspector for capital projects, conducting yearly Traffic Count Program, approval of flood and drainage section for building permits, Flood Review Board applications, and improvement districts.
  • Gather field data and perform layout for the construction and modification of public works facilities; analyze drainage complaints from the public; follow through to ensure correction of problem and resolution of the complaints.
  • Manage projects as assigned; prepare bid documents as needed; monitor progress and quality of work performed; maintain and update appropriate records and files; train and supervise work performed by lower level paraprofessional staff as assigned; follow up as needed.
  • Coordinate assigned activities with appropriate county and outside agencies; review and prepare reports; determine compliance with applicable regulations and policies; ensure project completion.
  • Research engineering information from a variety of sources including titles, deeds, and right-of-way agreements, and perform field checks; analyze and prepare legal descriptions.
  • Inspect various structures such as utilities, streets, bridges, and other offsite construction; check line, grade, size, elevation and location of structures for conformance with plans specifications and regulations; inspect materials for identification as conforming to specifications.
  • Draft preliminary and final construction plans and design sketches on various mediums as needed.
  • Operate a personal computer in the performance of assigned duties including the performance of mathematical calculations, computer aided drafting and data file development and manipulation and cost accounting.
  • Compile data and prepare written and financial reports on assigned projects.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public concerning engineering, road and bridge, or improvement district activities.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Advanced paraprofessional principles and procedures of Civil Engineering.
  • Construction equipment, materials and methods.
  • Scope and application of laws and regulations pertaining to Civil Engineering programs.
  • Surveying equipment, principles, problems, techniques and practices.
  • Mathematics, including algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
  • Operational characteristics of a computer remote terminal or personal computer.
  • Operate a computer to perform mathematical computations, computer aided drafting and data file development and manipulation.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports.
  • Manage paraprofessional engineering projects.
  • Perform the full range of paraprofessional engineering, drafting and surveying tasks.
  • Properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations and policies.
  • Research, prepare and analyze data and perform accurate engineering computations.
  • Organize material and present information clearly and concisely in verbal and written form.
  • Understand, interpret and prepare legal property descriptions, engineering records and maps.
  • Follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.


  • Six years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
  • Equivalent to an associate's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Drafting, Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry or a related field.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.

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