Engineering Technician III*
Department of Transportation
Salary: $3,042 - $4,046 month (DOE)
Closing Date: December 6, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.
Position Number: 8017839
Requisition Number: 2919978
Status: Full-time, Regular
Type of Recruitment: Internal/External
Date Posted to Web: November 20, 2013
Requires an Associate degree in engineering technology with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater and two years of related experience or four years of related work experience.
Under Filling Requirements (Engineering Technician II): Requires an associate degree in engineering technology and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater OR three years related work experience.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; communicate clearly to avoid confusion and misunderstanding with other employees, customers, or the general public; remain calm and composed when dealing with distraught or angry employees or members of the public: public speaking skills; ability to read, interpret, and explain applicable standards, technical literature, regulations, plans, and specifications; ability to accurately and clearly complete required paperwork; prepare written or oral reports frequently in tight time frames; a valid North Dakota CDL Class B drivers license with air brakes must be obtained by the end of the probationary period.
Use of phone, calculator, copier, reference sources, use of lab equipment; keyboarding familiarity; personal computer with word, database, spreadsheet and technical software; normal hearing and vision, with or without correction; eye hand coordination; work in all types of weather on a variety of uneven or slippery surfaces; traffic and machinery hazards may be present or occur, safety training provided; must be able to lift up to 80 pounds and carry several items with a total weight of 80 pounds; physical mobility, agility, and mental alertness compatible with an office setting and a construction project setting; ability to work closely with people; some contact with the public; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and others; ability to function with minimal supervision; exposure to noise, fumes/odors/grease/oil/chemicals/dust.
Knowledge of practices, principles, standards, and guidelines as related to AASHTO and ASTM procedures; ability to be flexible in daily schedule; ability to work under stress; remain calm and maintain focus under demanding and often conflicting work schedule with rapid shifts in priority; presence during deadlines and high stress periods of work is mandatory; regular attendance is essential to efficiently process the volume of work in this position; regular attendance is critical in this position because the expertise this employee is providing will not be available from any other source.
This employee normally works four 10-hour days and requires frequent travel during the drilling season. The employee may be required to work long hours or weekends under emergency circumstances. During the winter, the employee normally works in the Materials and Research Lab.
Requires satisfactory completion of the interview process and a verifiable record of satisfactory performance in previous employment. Employment is contingent upon passing a medical screening process.
*Under filling at the Engineering Technician II level may be considered; salary dependent on experience.
If a candidate is selected for this position they may be granted moving allowance provisions in accordance with Human Resource Policy 14.4.
Applicants Please Submit:
- SFN 10950, Application for Employment
- SFN 18859, DOT Addendum to Application for Employment
- Copy of final college transcript if applicable
Please Send Application Materials To:
Jason Sutheimer, SPHR
Human Resources Division
ND Department of Transportation
608 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0700
Telephone Number: 701-328-4358
Fax Number: 701-328-1415
Both application forms may be downloaded from the Internet at: http://www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/appforms.html.
Applications must be received in the Human Resources Division by 4:30 p.m., on the closing date. Background checks will be conducted.
Applications should include information which directly addresses how the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and summary of work. It is very important to be thorough and detailed on the application materials.
NDDOT staff will screen all applications based on a 100 point job related personnel system. The NDDOT affirmative action goal is one American Indian female and ten non-minority females.
Applicants with disabilities should contact Jason Sutheimer at 701-328-4358 in advance of applying to discuss any special provisions needed for applying or interviewing. If you have any questions on this position, please contact Jeff Jirava at 701-328-6908.
ND Relay Number: 1-800-366-6888
Summary of Work:
- Assist in drilling operations for linear soil surveys and recommendations: This duty is composed of assisting in the following tasks: Studying drilling area and calling in utility locates. Preparing the equipment and loading supplies. Conducting drilling operations at specified depths and intervals. Setting up traffic control devices for the drilling operation. Sampling soils for moisture contents and visually classifying soils. Importing soils into the lab and doing preliminary lab and computer work. Approximately 35 percent of time will be spent on this duty.
- Assist in drilling operations for deep foundation investigations: This duty is composed of assisting in the following tasks: Studying drilling area and calling in utility locates. Preparing equipment and loading supplies. Evaluating existing soils data to determine the best technique for drilling. Sampling soils with a split spoon sampler and then walled tube. Classifying and logging soil samples. Importing soils into the lab and doing preliminary lab and computer work. Approximately 25 percent of time will be spent on this duty.
- Assist in drilling operation for borrow area investigations: This duty is composed of assisting in the following tasks: Studying drilling area and calling in utility locates. Preparing the equipment and loading supplies. Conducting drilling operations at specified depths and intervals. Sampling soils for moisture contents and visually classifying soils. Importing soils into the lab and doing preliminary lab and computer work. Approximately 15 percent of time will be spent on this duty.
- Assist in Geotechnical instrumentation installation and monitoring: This duty is composed of assisting in the following tasks: understanding the principles of how and why the instrumentation is in place. Using pertinent equipment to obtain information. Approximately 10 percent of time will be spent on this duty.
- Equipment Maintenance: This duty includes: regular maintenance on equipment such as oil changes, greasing, checking fluid levels, belt and hose inspection and tire inspection. Keep all drill tooling in good working order. Maintain accurate maintenance logs. Approximately 10 percent of time will be spent on this duty.
- Additional responsibilities: These responsibilities include: assisting with lab work and other projects as assigned. Approximately 5 percent of time will be spent on this duty.
This position is a safety-sensitive position. An employee, not already in a safety-sensitive position, who is selected for the position, but before being hired, will be required to satisfactorily complete a drug test. In addition, all employees applying for this position must sign the Drug Testing Release form (SFN 50098) and the district office will contact current and previous employers (within past two years).
As employers, the State of North Dakota and political subdivisions prohibit smoking in all places of state and political subdivision employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.