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ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN IV

Mason County Public Works Department
Shelton, WA Full-time
Posted on October 28, 2018

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN IV
Development Review
PUBLIC WORKS
Posting #18-55
MASON COUNTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

This is an Engineer’s Guild job posting running concurrently with the public. Therefore, if a qualified applicant from within the
bargaining unit applies, that person may be selected for the position.
Opening Date: October 24, 2018 Closing Date: December 10, 2018
Department: Public Works Monthly Salary: $ 4,789-$5,625
Full position description is available at Human Resources. Contact information below.

Job Summary
This position performs design review and construction inspection work for private development projects in
accordance with county code and professional standards.
Examples of Duties
Reviews project proposals, design calculations and construction plans for new development and inspects to
ensure compliance with standards and county code. Communicates requirements both orally and in a written
format to developers, engineers, contractors, other county departments and outside jurisdictions. Provides
technical support to code compliance officers. Prepares and reviews code revisions. Performs research
associated with various engineering projects as required; proposes solutions to technical engineering problems,
and makes recommendations. May assist with County-wide emergency response.
Minimum Requirements Full description is available at Human Resources. Contact information below.
Incumbent will have the ability and aptitude to work at a high level in Development Review, Design/Engineering,
Construction, or Traffic. Also shall have at least two years of experience working as a Technician III or
equivalent. The incumbent will
• Demonstrate competency using computers for drafting and design tasks as well as for email, word
processing, spreadsheet, scheduling, internet research, graphics, database management, and use of
printers/plotters and digital cameras in support of work responsibilities;
• Understand and use of engineering principles, practices and methods;
• Demonstrate competency using basic math, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and various engineering
formulas and understanding of construction methods;
• Be familiar with County, State and Federal regulations and codes pertaining to public works engineering
and construction, including but not limited to: WSDOT Standard Specifications, Local Agency Guidelines
(LAG), AASHTO Design Standards, Stormwater Management Manual and County code; and
• Demonstrate understanding of survey and mapping principles and practices.
• Work and communicate effectively and courteously with other employees, the public, outside agencies,
Consultants and Contractors.
• Show initiative in performing job functions – has the ability to accurately estimate the time for completion
of tasks and meet deadlines, request timely guidance when needed, regularly seek opportunities to take
on additional tasks and responsibilities, and seek opportunities for training as it becomes available or
needed.
Education and Experience Full description is available at Human Resources. Contact information below.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills,
and abilities required to perform the job.
• AA degree in civil engineering, surveying or related field, or
• Equivalent related field or office experience in civil engineering, contract administration, surveying or
geodetic work.

Licenses, Certification and Other Requirements
• A valid Washington State Driver’s license.
• First Aid/CPR/AED certification
• Maintenance of current skills and additional training as needed.
• Flagger training (may be received within first six months of employment)
• Certified Erosion and Sediment Control (may be received within first six months of employment –
Construction and Development Review)
Application & Selection Process
Applicants are required to submit a Mason County Application. The completed application may include additional pages of
employment history using the application format, and a resume may be attached. The completed application will be used as
the primary document to determine if minimum qualifications are met for this recruitment. Misrepresentation, incomplete, or
inaccurate entries may be the cause of application rejection, removal from the employment list, or discharge from county
service. Applicants will be screened based upon education and experience, and the top candidates will be scheduled for
interviews. Selection factors will include demonstrated knowledge and abilities for the particular position. Only those
candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted. Please read the reverse side for additional information. This
selection process may be subject to change.
Return Applications to: Mason County Human Resources Mailing Address - 411 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584
Physical Address - 423 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584 humanresources@co.mason.wa.us Phone-(360) 427-9670 X 290 Fax-(360) 427-8439
Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer Drug Free Work Environment
This information does not constitute an expressed or implied contract or offer of employment. Any provision
contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.
Application Instructions – Carefully read the posting and note the minimum qualifications and the selection process. Please
indicate all relevant education and experience on the application. A County application is always required and is utilized as
the primary document to determine if the applicant meets the minimum qualifications. Resumes can be included as a
supplement but cannot be used in lieu of completing the application. Applications must be entirely completed, and “see
resume” will not be acceptable. Applicants applying for more than one position must complete a separate application for each
position. Applications must be signed and dated, and returned to the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on or
before the closing date. Completed applications should be submitted or mailed to: Mason County Human Resources, 411
North Fifth Street, Shelton, WA 98584, humanresources@co.mason.wa.us . Mailed applications must be postmarked no later
than the closing date. Additional materials will not be accepted after the closing date (with exception to mailed
applications/material with postmark by the closing date). Applicants should keep a copy of their completed application and
any supplemental pages because they will not be returned nor copied after receipt.
Applicant Qualifications – All candidates must meet minimum requirements. Often, the most competitive applicants will
possess qualifications far exceeding the required minimum. If a large number of applications are received, only the most
qualified applicants will be involved in the selection process.
Authorization to Work – Successful candidates must present documentation proving authorization to work in the United
States (as required by federal law).
Work Environment – Mason County maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits smoking in all County buildings.
“At-will” Positions – Some positions are considered “at-will” or at the pleasure of the employer. Therefore, the County does
not need to establish “just cause” or “cause” to terminate the employment relationship. Selection to at-will position does not
create or constitute an employment contract or agreement.
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity – Mason County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair
employment practices and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion,
national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran’s status, disability, or any other bias prohibited by federal, state or
local law.

Accommodation – Applicants with a disability requiring accommodation during the selection process should notify the Human
Resources Department at (360) 427-9670 Ext. 290.

Health Insurance – Regular full-time employees and their qualifying dependents are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and
life insurance coverage. Some regular part-time employees may receive the same coverage. Employees may partially
contribute premiums depending upon the type of coverage selected.

Paid Leave – Sick leave, holidays, and vacation are provided in accordance with the County policy or union contracts.

Vacation accrual rates increase at regular intervals based on length of service with the County.

Retirement Plan – All regular Mason County employees are enrolled in the Washington State Public Employee’s Retirement
System (PERS, PSERS or LEOFF). The County and employees contribute jointly to the plans.