Associate Engineering Tech
City of Eugene, OR - Eugene, OR

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Serves as a lead for wastewater collection system engineering activities: specifically, updates and expands the City's current wastewater collection system model. This position will be required to perform field inspections of City wastewater infrastructure, possess knowledge of specialty modeling software, and the interpersonal skills for cooperation between different City divisions and departments.

Accepting On-Line Applications Only

Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Works under the supervision of a civil engineer, maintaining, revising and expanding the City of Eugene's current wastewater model. This will include entering new infrastructure into the model, changing hydraulic initial and boundary conditions, and calibrating the model using wastewater flow data.

Research as construct drawings and GIS databases for hydraulic model inputs and collection system data.

Travels into the field to verify model inputs. This includes pipe diameters, lengths, and types; invert elevations, manhole and pump station locations; direction of flow, and all other inputs to the model.

Analyzes wastewater flow data for its suitability as an input to the wastewater collection system model. This activity includes some minor statistical analysis to check the quality of the data. This data will be available via a wireless cell phone connection, and some will require field visits to specific meter locations.

Analyze existing wastewater flow data, and coordinate with field staff for placement of flow monitors.

Assist in the production of complex reports and presentations that detail the results of the wastewater model. This activity includes making graphics based upon the results given by the modeling software, PowerPoint presentations, and assisting in writing of project reports to management and other collection system stakeholders.

Serves as project manager as assigned; schedules and allocates staff resources to meet workload demands.

Participates as a member of the assigned project team, independently performs and/or oversees assigned duties.

Designs and manages projects in accordance with established standards and procedures.

Assists with hydrologic and hydraulic calculations.


Knowledge of :
The basic knowledge of hydraulics, hydrology, and fluid mechanics. This includes knowing how to perform simple mass balances to ascertain whether the wastewater model is producing meaningful results; knowledge of how water volumes from storm events can be quantified; a basic understanding of the hydraulics of wastewater pump stations, open and closed channel flow, and pressurized piping systems.

In addition, an understanding of the characteristics of wastewater is preferred. This includes some elementary knowledge of aerobic and anaerobic processes; conveyance conditions needed to keep solids suspended, and wastewater treatment methods.

General principles and practices used in civil engineering.

Ability to :
Maintain accurate and detailed records and prepare reports.

Read and interpret surveys and construction plans.

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with coworkers and the public.
Perform physical duties outside under varying weather conditions.

Provide and wear personal protective equipment as required.

Skill in :

Using wastewater modeling software (Mike Urban), GIS programs, and data bases. Managing a complex software modeling effort. The ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).

Solid technical communication skills. These communication skills include both writing and the visual presentation of the modeling effort and results. Interpersonal Skills: Working closely with Engineering and Maintenance staff to complete complex civil engineering tasks. This will include providing field staff direction to verify conditions and information for the wastewater collection system.

Applying mathematics, including trigonometry, to engineering computations.


Experience and Training Guidelines -- Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Four years’ experience in civil engineering, with an emphasis on water and/or wastewater software modeling.

Associate's degree in civil engineering technology.

License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, and maintain an appropriate, valid Oregon driver’s license.

Supplemental Information:

In addition to the salary listed above, upon eligibility, the City will contribute the employee contribution of 6% and the employer contribution to a retirement program administered by the Oregon Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS).

Selection Process
Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required. Some positions also require applicants to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug test prior to employment. Applicants selected to continue in the process will be notified within two-three weeks after the posting deadline.


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The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at (541) 682-5061.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.

The City of Eugene is committed to a work environment which values the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally competent service to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, the City continues to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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