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ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN 1 OR 2

at State of Louisiana

Posted: 11/27/2019
Job Reference #: 2642593

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

DISTRICT 62 GANG 200
JOB NUMBER: 62/134640/ET1-2/11.26.19-TR

INCUMBENT WOULD BE REQUIRED TO WORK WEEKENDS, NIGHTS, AND SOME HOLIDAYS AS NEEDED ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as an Engineering Technician 1 or Engineering Technician 2 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). Please refer to the 'Job Specifications' tab located at the top of the LA Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.

Engineering Technician 1 - Starting salary is $11.72/hourly with an additional $1.00 optional pay for every hour worked.
Engineering Technician 2 - Starting salary is $13.42/hourly with an additional $1.00 optional pay for every hour worked.
 
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy. 
 
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.  Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process.  Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page. 


The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.  If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.  
 
(Please note:  Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.  Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process.  Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available.  Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).
 
DOTD EMPLOYEES: Refer to appropriate EDSM directive for required structured training requirements and PPM # 59 Workforce Development on training guidelines.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is an equal employment opportunity employer and serves as a model employer for individuals with disabilities.  DOTD does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, or pregnancy, and prohibits harassment of any type.
 
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Cody Faucheux
Engineer 3
985-893-6367

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Possession of a high school diploma or GED.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS:
Six months of experience in sub-professional engineering, heavy mobile equipment operation, or mobile equipment maintenance will substitute for the high school diploma or GED.
 

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To participate in on-the-job training to learn basic, routine sub professional engineering tasks, as defined in the Examples Of Work Section.

Level of Work:
Entry.

Supervision Received:
Close from an Engineering Technician 5, 6, 7, a professional engineer or manager of the agency served.

Supervision Exercised:
None.

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from higher level engineering technicians by the focus on learning basic methods, techniques and procedures and by the presence of detailed instructions and close supervision.

Examples of Work

BRIDGE DESIGN:
Learns basic procedures of utilizing Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) to develop simple details required in plan preparation.

Learns basic drafting skills and techniques. Performs basic math computations and measurements. Becomes familiar with procedures, rules and regulations.

CONTRACT SERVICES:
Scans completed bid/contract documents into Visual Info. Performs final quantity checks on all bid items prior to each letting.

Assists in the distribution of construction proposals and plans to prospective bidders by entering pertinent data into the computerized bid system. Learns to verify license numbers and check for disqualified contractors. Assists with the maintenance of TOPS (Tracking of Projects System).

Performs final quantity checks on all bid items prior to each letting. Distributes various documents within and outside of the Department. Archives completed construction bid proposals and contract documents into Visual Info.

DATA COLLECTION & ANALYSIS:
Assists higher level technicians in collecting and extracting short session traffic volume and vehicle classification field data. Assists in the development of a daily work plan to install and remove the recorders from assigned monitoring sites.

Learns to digitize and create transportation-related features using field collected data, aerial and satellite imagery and other GIS data sets. Learns to perform accuracy checks and quality control of data and edits data to produce various maps and graphic products.

DISTRICTS:
Performs routine inspection tasks such as writing haul tickets, weighing asphaltic materials, assisting in asphalt plant inspections. Collects and totals quantities from haul tickets for materials delivered by truck to construction projects.

Becomes familiar with Department procedures, policies, standards and specifications as relate to the processing of construction-related documents such as partial and final estimates, test reports, and materials audits (2059); assists higher-level technicians in a Project or District Laboratory Engineer's office engaged in these tasks.

Assists the District Laboratory field crew in handling augers, taking routine samples, and maintaining equipment.

Assists more senior inspectors with measurements or field tests. Assists more senior inspectors in conducting bridge inspections.

Makes concrete cylinders.

Plots and drafts engineering/surveying drawings using personal computer and drafting software.

Serves as rod-person/prism person in land survey crew. Loads/unloads, cleans and maintains survey equipment.

Conducts traffic counts, speed studies and general data collection.

LOCATION AND SURVEY:
Trains on basic photo-interpretation instruments.

Assists with indexing photography.

Becomes familiar with and begins to utilize Computer Assisted Design and Drafting (CADD) software to create drawings.

Becomes familiar with surveying equipment, field terminology and Department/Section procedures.

MAINTENANCE:
Learns basic computer skills to be used in the processing of bridge reports from District Headquarters.

Learns basic procedures of the inventory and inspection database system for the in-service bridges on and off the state system.

MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS:
Trains in the use of existing data collection and data review equipment so as to contribute to the verification of the completeness and quality of pavement and bridge condition data.

Acquires specialized skills in PCs and other pavement/bridge management technical equipment through course work and on-the-job training.

MATERIALS TESTING:
Learns basic testing procedures and operation of testing equipment for quality assurance testing of construction and maintenance materials such as soils, aggregate, asphalt binders, geo-textiles, cement, metals, soil additives, etc.

Learns basic testing equipment repair procedures and techniques.

Performs data entry of test data into the statewide automated testing system.

Performs basic mathematical calculations to determine material properties.

Learns basic sampling procedures and operation of drilling equipment for obtaining deep soil boring samples.

Performs a limited range of assignments such as loading and unloading vehicles for travel to and from job sites, handling drilling stems, preparing bentonite slurries and basic maintenance of equipment.

PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER RESOURCES:
Assists in preparing Advisory Permit responses to government agencies that grant permits. Prepares correspondence from the Water Resources Permit Advisory Unit for mailing. Assists in maintaining Permit Records by means of manual filing and Automated Document Management.

Assists with water dam safety inspections, well registration, licensing forms, and data collection/input. Assists in the review of requests for right-of-way submitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

RESEARCH:
Conducts basic engineering research tests in area of expertise under direct supervision of lead worker/engineer supervisor team to support specific research tasks and studies.

Learns basic field and laboratory techniques and procedures to enhance safety and knowledge.

ROAD DESIGN:
Serves in a training capacity, learning basic procedures of utilizing Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) to develop simple details required in plan preparation.

Learns basic drafting skills, techniques and basic math computations. Obtains training in computer-aided drafting, basic road design detailing and related computer applications.

TRAFFIC ENGINEERING AND SERVICES:
Becomes familiar with and begins to utilize CADD software to create drawings; obtains training in CADD, basic road design detailing and related computer applications. Learns basic drafting skills, techniques and basic math computations.

Conducts traffic counts, speed studies and general data collection.

Learns basic testing procedures and operation of testing equipment for quality assurance testing of construction and maintenance. Learns basic sampling procedures for testing traffic marking and sign sheeting materials.

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND SAFETY:
Learns to prepare computerized Crash History Data reports. Learns to review Police Crash reports sent to DOTD and mark the reports for the location of the crash.