This recruitment will close once we have received 75 applications that have met the minimum qualifications. Engineering Technicians I at the City of Portland are responsible for performing supportive and technical assignments of standard to moderate difficulty through the application of scientific and technical knowledge in the areas of engineering, construction and permit processing. Duties include explaining policies and procedures to the public to achieve understanding, cooperation and compliance with codes and performing hand as well as computer-aided drafting. The Engineering Technicians I will use a variety of computer programs (including CAD software) to record and analyze data, maintain technical files, and prepare maps, plans, records, graphics, documents and reports, conduct research, and for map reading, plan review, field inspections and other related duties as assigned. Some positions may require a valid state driver’s license and acceptable driving record by the date of hire (see reverse). This recruitment may be used to fill: Full-time vacancies in the Bureau of Transportation-Maintenance Operations (PBOT-MO). This position will be responsible for rating and evaluating street asset condition. Street assets include: pavements, sidewalks, curbs, signs, light/signal poles, guard-rail and pavement striping. Full-time vacancies in the Bureau of Transportation–Development Services Division (PBOT-DSD). This position will be responsible for processing permit and land use applications, using related permitting software systems (such as TRACS), and maintaining complex filing systems. Other vacancies throughout the City may be filled using the eligible list resulting from this recruitment.
A valid state driver’s license and acceptable driving record at the time of hire may be required for some positions .
Your cover letter should provide, in sufficient detail, one example or more that demonstrates your possession of each of the numbered qualifications below. Your resume must sufficiently reflect your education, training and experience to support the examples given in your cover letter .
Provide an example of your knowledge of basic engineering and/or architectural terminology, practices and procedures.
Provide examples of your knowledge of standard office practices and procedures for maintaining and setting up both manual and electronic files; basic methods and procedures for archiving and retrieving map and drawing information; and data gathering and research techniques.
Provide examples of your ability to follow written and oral instructions, work under general supervision and multi-task.
Provide an example of your ability to interpret and explain both orally and in writing technical information to the public, specifically codes, policies, procedures and regulations.
Provide examples of your ability to search and obtain information from such documents as engineering or architectural drawings, regulations, reports, application forms, manuals, property records, plans, specifications and various kinds of maps, graphs and construction plans; gather, record and analyze data to prepare files, documents and recommendations.
Provide examples of your ability to operate a variety of computer programs including GIS and/or CAD to record and analyze data, maintain technical files, and prepare maps, plans, records, graphics, documents and reports.
Provide an example of your ability to provide customer service and establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds including: the general public, co-workers, officials and others with whom you come in contact. Although not required for placement on the eligible list, please include information demonstrating your training and experience “rating and evaluating street asset condition. Street assets include: pavements, sidewalks, curbs, signs, light/signal poles, guard-rail and pavement striping” and/or “processing permit and land use applications, using related permitting software systems (such as TRACS), and maintaining complex filing systems” to aide the bureau in understanding your overall qualifications.
The Recruitment Process:
An evaluation of each applicant’s training and experience as demonstrated on the cover letter and resume, weighted 100%. Only the most qualified candidates passing the cover letter and resume evaluation will be placed on an equally-ranked eligible list. Additional evaluation may be required prior to final selection and/or establishment of the eligible list. Some positions may require those placed on the eligible list to complete and sign a criminal conviction statement before being considered for employment.
Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume online, focused on their qualifications for this position as identified in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement in accordance with those instructions.
All completed applications for this position must be submitted online, no later than the closing date and hour of this recruitment . Note: If you are requesting Veteran’s Preference , attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veteran’s Administration Letter Stating your disability to your profile as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. Veteran’s Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 4:30 PM on the closing date of this recruitment. Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application. Minorities, women, and qualified individuals with disabilities are urged to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below or to the Human Resources Bureau Receptionist No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement. Questions? Allan Messer, Senior Human Resources Analyst Bureau of Human Resources firstname.lastname@example.org
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