City of Thornton - Thornton, CO

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Under specified supervision, provides technical and field support to professional engineers and construction staff, including creating maps on the Geographical Information System (GIS), research, field work, compiling report data, and maintaining and updating a variety of records.

Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from level I or, when filled from the outside, require previous and directly related experience. Level and starting salary will depend upon the successful candidate’s education, knowledge, training, experience, and certifications.

Civil Engineering Technician I:
Under general supervision, this is the entry-level class in the Civil Engineering Technician series. Incumbents entering the class have limited directly related work experience. The Civil Engineering Technician I class is distinguished from level II by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to level II. Generally, work is observed and reviewed both during performance and upon completion.

Civil Engineering Technician II:
Under direction, this is the journey-level class in the Civil Engineering Technician series. Incumbents assigned to this class are expected to perform the full range of work assigned to this class and to work with considerable independence and initiative.


(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

Operates computer aided equipment to draft, sketch and compile survey field notes and other data for use in the design and construction of public works, parks, buildings, recreation and utility projects. Maintains and updates a variety of records, including City water, sewer, storm sewer, and street drawings and maps. Develops and maintains computerized engineering programs including geographic information systems, pavement management programs and other technical engineering programs. Performs field inspections for asphalt and concrete sites. Provides assistance to field staff by providing less complicated utility locates and general field inspection when needed. Compiles data and information on various City reports such as the quarterly goals and objectives reports. Prepares and drafts technical engineering plans for construction of public works, parks, buildings, recreation and utility projects, including streets, alleys, storm drains and water lines. Responds to questions and concerns from the general public, provides appropriate information or refers the question or concern to another staff member or department. Prepares, assembles and distributes copies of maps, charts and blueprints. Provides technical and field assistance to inspection staff in map retrieval, map reading, field verification, field locating, map corrections and documentation of such. Provides technical data; drafts reports for flood boundary determinations. Performs and verifies mathematical calculations related to surveys, drafting and basic engineering. Attends staff meetings and provides information. Remains current on the projects and policies of the division. Learns to apply new or updated software to job tasks. May be required to work overtime. Performs other duties as assigned.



Civil Engineering Technician I:
High school diploma or GED, supplemented by course work in surveying, civil engineering, or other engineering discipline from an accredited college, university or technical school. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Civil Engineering Technician II:
Associate of science degree in a related engineering discipline from an accredited college, university or technical school; two years

’ experience in performing surveying or other routine technical engineering work. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Licensing/Certification Requirements: Valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record.


Your application will be used as a screening tool. Completeness and accuracy are important!

Review and screening of applications/resumes;
Oral Board Examination - Passing Score of 70%;
Background Investigation - Acceptable/Unacceptable;
Drug Test - Acceptable/Unacceptable

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