Job ID# 1900416 Closing Date: April 30, 2019 Salary Range: $63,544.00 to $84,801.60 Annually
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Effective July 1, 2018, all employees holding positions in this classification shall receive an approximate 5% ongoing non-pensionable compensation increase.
The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Sr. Engineering Technician and Associate Engineering Technician classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay.
The Environmental Services Department is recruiting for one (1) Sr. Engineering Technician and four (4) Associate Engineering Technicians to work at the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF).
Depending on qualifications, the application submitted may be considered for either positions. Qualified candidates identified through this process may also be used to fill subsequent and future vacancies, if and when they become available. If you are interested in being considered for employment in these classifications, please apply to this job announcement to ensure you are considered for current and future opportunities.
To learn more about Cascade Opportunity, please visit City of San José Human Resources Employment website at http://www.sanjoseca.gov/documentcenter/view/36988
About the Divisions
Capital Improvement Program:
Join the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility Capital Improvement Program (CIP) division in leading one of the largest public works programs in San José’s history! Check out CIP’s website for more information on the $1.4 billion infrastructure construction program currently in its first 10-year phase. While all this planning and construction is on-going, the facility is in continuous operation, serving 1.4 million residents and over 17,000 businesses in eight cities.
Combine your expertise with the on-the-job experience you’ll gain in CIP by working with multi-discipline engineering professionals, program management consultants, and San José Public Works staff. You will enjoy career development, new skills, mentoring, and the benefits of contributing to your community.
Wastewater Operations & Management Division:
The Wastewater Facility Operations & Management Division is responsible for the daily functioning and control of the Regional Wastewater Control Facility. Staff is present 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with a minimum of eight personnel on site at all times. The facility operates with an extensive system of instrumentation that sends status to a central processing unit (computer system).
Operations are supported by maintenance staff for repairs for technical services for the design and implementation of improvement and replacement projects, and the laboratory for hundreds of accurate analyses every week to assess the treatment results.
The positions advertised in this job posting will be located at the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF) at 700 Los Esteros Road, San Jose, CA 95134. All of these positions will work a regular Monday through Friday, weekday schedule.
About the Positions
Senior Engineering Technician Position:
The Capital Improvement Program is hiring one (1) Sr. Engineering Technician position. This position is a middle level class in the Engineering Technical series. This position works under the general supervision of a professional engineer and may supervise Engineering Technicians. Typical duties for this position include the following: leading an effort to collect and analyze field, operational and technical data; and research wastewater equipment, material costs and specifications, and construction applications; assisting with the review and/or development of engineering plans, specifications, cost estimates, construction contracts, and bid summaries; supervising work in preparation of CAD drawings, diagrams, maps, and other presentation material; performing field inspections, assisting consultants with condition assessment, geotechnical site investigation and potholing; maintaining and updating CAD standards and record drawings, and interfacing effectively with consultants, contractors, operations and maintenance staff, and other city department staff.
Associate Engineering Technician Positions:
The Associate Engineering Technician (AET) position is a journey level class in the Engineering Technical series. The AET position typically works under the general supervision of a Sr. Engineering Technician or a professional engineer.
CIP Position Information:
The CIP is recruiting to fill three (3) AET positions. The CIP AET positions will be responsible for supporting program management and project delivery efforts by providing technical support to a variety of wastewater improvement projects from planning through detailed design, bid and award, and construction.
Typical duties and responsibilities for the CIP positions include but are not limited to:
CIP Program Management:
Supporting and assisting with program management activities such as: program and project, performance tracking; reporting and budget analysis, review and interpretation of project schedules and estimates; document management; preparation of graphics, maps, and other material for reports and presentations; and development and implementation of program control systems, toolsand procedures.
CIP Project Delivery:
Supporting and assisting CIP project delivery with the following: collecting and analyzing field, operational and technical data; researching wastewater equipment, material costs and specifications, and construction applications; assisting with the review and/or development of engineering plans, specifications, cost estimates, construction contracts, and bid summaries; preparing CAD drawings, diagrams, maps, and other presentation material; performing field inspections, assisting consultants with condition assessment, geotechnical site investigation and potholing; maintaining and updating CAD standards and record drawings, and interfacing effectively with consultants, contractors, operations and maintenance staff, and other city department staff.
Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Asset Management Engineering:
The Asset Management Engineering Support section in operations and maintenance is recruiting one (1) Associate Engineering Technician Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF). This position collects and/or confirms asset information to be populated into the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). The incumbent will coordinate with the asset management team to help with the day-to-day running of a CMMS software program, which will track data for the facility’s preventive maintenance program, equipment management system, work order system, and equipment history and inventory control system.
Typical duties include but are not limited to: Collect facility-wide asset data; research and review facility record drawings and conduct field investigations; interpret and apply; process & Instrumentation drawings for facility Process and Control Systems, to the CMMS database; perform condition assessment of critical asset and determine remaining life; coordinate transition and update of parts and materials inventory to CMMS; organize, acquire, and maintain office and file record information; develop work practices, update asset data for the existing and new facility equipment; interface with the CMMS software program manager and senior engineering technician to populate the database with Asset data; maintain and update asset database
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
Education: Successful completion of high school, General Educational Development (G.E.D.) Certificate, or California Proficiency Certificate.
For Associate Engineering Technician: Four (4) years of increasingly responsible sub-professional engineering/technical support experience of which two (2) years
includes performing materials sampling and testing, drafting and developing plans and specifications, construction or infrastructure inspections, traffic engineering, or field surveying. Acceptable Substitutions:Successful completion of two (2) academic years or sixty (60) semester units of college level engineering technology courses or related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the two (2) of four (4) years of sub-professional engineering/technical support experience. There will be no substitute for the two (2) years of experience performing materials sampling and testing, drafting and developing plans and specifications, construction or infrastructure inspections, traffic engineering, or field surveying.
For Sr. Engineering Technician: Six (6) years of increasingly responsible sub-professional engineering/technical support experience of which two (2) years of experience includes preparing engineering drawings, contract specifications, and cost estimates; drafting and structural detailing for final plans; construction or infrastructure inspection; or field surveying. Acceptable Substitutions: Successful completion of two (2) academic years or sixty (60) semester units of college level engineering technology courses or related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the remaining two (2) of four (4) years of sub-professional engineering/technical support experience. There will be no substitution for the two (2) years of experience preparing engineering drawings, contract specifications, and cost estimates; drafting and structural detailing for final plans; construction or infrastructure inspection; or field surveying.
Licenses: Possession of a valid State of California driver’s license.
Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:
Job Expertise – Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations. •Demonstrates knowledge of and experience of principles, techniques and terminology of civil, traffic, mechanical, structural, electrical engineering and/or architecture with construction experience. •Understanding of and experience with interpreting, reviewing, and analyzing construction plans, infrastructure data, detailed drawings, charts, schedules, specifications, and the bidding process for projects. •Experience supporting the coordination of all phases of project delivery with contractors and consultants. •Ability to perform field inspections, engineering calculations, data analysis. •Experience in engineering drafting using computer programs such as AutoCAD software and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. •Experience supporting capital improvement project delivery. •Experience preparing graphics, maps, and other material for presentations and reports. •Knowledge and/or experience with government contract management. •Knowledge of Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) programs or an equivalent computer database system to track data, manage and create work orders, requisitions and purchase orders for repairs. •Knowledge of a variety of maintenance equipment and operation. •Knowledge of safety precautions and procedures in an industrial environment.
Communication Skills – Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.
Computer Skills – Experienced with common business computer applications including but not limited to: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, and MS Excel.
Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills – Develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.
Decision Making – Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions.
Initiative – Exhibits resourceful behaviors toward meeting job objectives; anticipates problems, is proactive, and avoids difficulties by planning ahead; displays willingness to assume extra responsibility and challenges; pursues continuing education opportunities that promotes job performance.
Reliability – Completes quality work assignments in a timely and efficient manner; fulfills responsibilities and maintains confidentiality as appropriate.
For Sr. Engineering Technician only:
Supervision -Sets effective long and short-term goals based on a good understanding of management practices; establishes realistic priorities within available resources; provides motivational support; empowers others; assigns decision-making and work functions to others in an appropriate manner to maximize organizational and individual effectiveness.
The job ID for this position is 1900416. to view the full job announcement and to apply for this position, please visit http:sanjoseca.gov/citycareers. If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Lupe Rodarte-Velasquez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal Number: 1900416
About City of San José - Environmental Service Department
San José Environmental Services manages garbage and recycling services; watershed protection and pollution prevention; municipal drinking water and recycled water; sustainability initiatives; and the operation and infrastructure improvements of the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility. ESD's mission is to deliver world class utility services and programs to improve our health, environment, and economy.