Engineering Technician


Organization : City of Carpinteria
Job Category : Engineering and Technology
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : CA
City : Carpinteria
Salary and Benefits : $23.30 - $33.03/hour

Engineering Technician

City of Carpinteria

Full-Time Position
Salary: $23.30 - $33.03/hour
plus excellent benefits package

First review of applications: June 11, 2021
This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice.
Prompt application submission is encouraged.

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Public Works Director/City Engineer, performs a variety of tasks and duties pertaining to the programs and projects both office and field technical paraprofessional work in the Public Works Department.

Emphasis in environmental engineering, environmental science, or related education and training is desired, but is not a criterion of the qualifications.


  • Performs technical work in the application of civil engineering knowledge to plan, design, and/or review capital improvement and land development projects.
  • Performs construction project management, inspections, and engineering surveying on capital improvement and land development projects.
  • Prepares engineering plans, reports, studies, specifications, calculations, and cost estimates including researching and analyzing data. Performs project management in the preparation thereof.
  • May assist in representing the department at community or stakeholder meetings and workshops, inter-governmental agency meetings, utility coordination meetings, and City boards, committees, and Council meetings.
  • Reviews conditional use permits, coastal development permits, engineering permits, and special event permits. Prepares permit conditions of approval.
  • Researches and analyzes data used in the planning and designing of an engineering project.
  • Applies collected data in all stages of an engineering project.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communication, coordination, and working relationships with City staff and the general public.
  • Responsible for related duties as required or assigned.



  • Associate degree in engineering or related field.
  • An Engineer-In-Training Certificate as issued by the State of California or another state or territory of the United States may be substituted for the degree requirement.
  • A certificate in any of the civil engineering technology certification programs as issued by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies may also be substituted for the degree requirement.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid California driver's license.
  • Must have a good driving record.

Required Knowledge:

  • Municipal government operations, rules, and regulations.
  • Public works department or agency processes and procedures.
  • Civil engineering principles, practices, and methods.
  • Construction safety including personal protective equipment.
  • Personal computer hardware and business and engineering software.
  • Office equipment.

Experience Required:

  • One to three years of progressive experience in civil engineering work.


  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Exercise independent judgment
  • Well organized
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Written and verbal communications skills
  • Hand drafting and computer-aided drafting skills.


The salary range is $23.30 - $29.12/hour. Salary is supplemented by an attractive benefits package which includes, but is not limited to: CalPERS retirement, health, dental, life, and vision plans (for employee and eligible dependents), short- and long- term disability, 457 deferred compensation, annual leave bank, Employee Assistance Program, fitness allowance, and annual cafeteria allowance of $1,258.00.

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