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Engineering Technician 5
Engineering Technician positions perform a broad range of duties involving technical engineering work in support of professional engineers. Duties include but are not limited to drafting, engineering calculations, surveying, materials/soils testing, construction inspection, roadway design, right-of-way engineering, planning, permitting and inspection, water rights appropriation and land acquisition in support of civil or related professional engineering work. Duties require the application of technical engineering skills, methods, and practices in compiling technical data, drafting, computers, computer aided software, operating specialized equipment, and preparing engineering related documents.
Under general direction of an engineer or section head, incumbents perform the full range of duties in the series concept and in addition function as a first line supervisor directing and reviewing the work of lower level engineering technicians.
This position is located within the Materials Division, Las Vegas. This is a supervisory position working alongside and overseeing the field exploration crew (between 3 and 4 employees). The field exploration crews are primarily tasked with subsurface exploration for the foundation studies and material source investigation related to highway construction. Duties include supervision of subordinate employees, operation and transport of drill rigs, dozer, and excavators, soil, and bedrock sampling, material pit exploration, location of exploration sites and material pit boundaries, as well as stocking and maintaining inventory of supplies, arranging for traffic control and obtaining utility clearances. A class "A" Commercial driver's license is required at time of appointment. Commercial driving duties include driving drill rigs and transport vehicles with transport loads that are typically oversized and overweight. Surveying and other technical skills will be evaluated during the application review process. These skills are utilized to locate borings and test pits and material pit boundaries. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Nevada Department of Transportation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information (GINA), or gender identity and expression.
To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-6_0/
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil, mechanical, chemical or metallurgical engineering, mathematics or closely related field and two years of progressively responsible technical engineering experience involving coordinating technical engineering work projects, having functional supervision over technical engineering work, providing technical supervision to lower level engineering staff, determining work priorities, establishing work procedures and techniques, and establishing standards and controls; OR Associate's degree from an accredited college, university or technical school with major course work in engineering, engineering technology, math or related field and four years of progressively responsible experience as described above; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and six years of progressively responsible experience as described above; OR one year of experience as an Engineering Technician IV in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances. In addition, federal law requres random testing for controlled substances during employment.
Additional Position Experience
This position requires a Class A Commercial Driver's License at time of appointment.
This position requires frequent Statewide travel.
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Engineering Technician 5-Materials Division
The exam will consist of a rating of training and experience weighted 100%. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. Your score will be based on the information provided in your application and your responses to the questions asked below. If there are several parts to a question, answer each part separately. Along with each answer, identify the position(s) and/or training (as described in your application) where you gained the background asked for in the question. Absence of experience/training asked for in a question is not necessarily disqualifying. Failure to answer the questions will result in a score based solely on the application.
Qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview.
1) Describe your technical experience performing: a) soil sampling; b) rock coring; c) installation of piezometers.
2) Please describe your experience and number of years in the field relating to surveying with the following equipment: a) GPS; b) GIS; c) Conventional Total Station; d) Maps.
3) Describe your experience and number of years partnering on construction projects, including responsibilities for directing the work of contract staff and serving as a lead on projects. Be specific and include who you partnered with and your role on the project.
4) Describe your experience with the following: a) Arc map or Path Finder Office; b) Interpreting construction plans or specifications; c) Theodolites, levels, or global positioning equipment.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Do you have experience using Pathfinder? If so, please describe this experience and where it was learned?
To Apply: https://nvapps.state.nv.us/NEATS/Recruiting/ViewJobsHome.aep
Posted on: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
This listing expires on: Friday, June 30, 2017