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Engineering Technician 4

The Position

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, incumbents function independently at the advanced journey level performing technical work requiring knowledge of land surveying theories, principles, concepts and practices in a specialized area.


Multiple positions are located within the Right-of-Way Survey Services Section in Carson City. Under general direction, incumbents assist in supervising the work of assigned technician squads; meet with division management and federal representatives; review and prepare plans, maps, title packages, and legal descriptions; conduct research of department's records to provide information to the general public, land surveyors, and State and local agencies regarding the location of land owned by the Nevada Department of Transportation; perform calculations, CADD drafting, write legal descriptions, and review title reports for the acquisition and disposal of land.

To Qualify:

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 one year of progressively responsible technical engineering work experience involving the coordination of technical engineering work projects, having technical responsibility over a specialized engineering function or program area, serving as leadworker to technical engineering staff, independently determining work priorities, implementing and/or developing work procedures, techniques, 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 three years of progressively responsible experience as described above; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and five years of progressively responsible experience as described above; OR two years as an Engineering Technician III in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Special Requirements

A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.


Additional Position Experience

Experience with the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) is required for this position.

Experience calculating land boundaries other than public land is required for this position.

Work experience reviewing title reports and writing legal descriptions is required for this position.


To Apply
Register on the NVAPPS website at and create an applicant profile. Then apply for recruitment #31889. See the official announcement at:

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 based on race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information (GINA), or gender identity and expression.


Posted on: Thursday, July 13, 2017
This listing expires on: Thursday, July 27, 2017

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