2023-05-19 2023-06-23

Engineering Technician (Records Section)

Marin Water
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Corte Madera, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 86540
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    Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Corte Madera, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 86540
  • Organization Website

Salary: $6,979 - $8,372/per month

Close Date: Open until filled. May close at any time

Apply: https://www.calopps.org/marin-municipal-water-district/job-20372295

The District has one open, full-time position of Engineering Technician in the Records Section of the Engineering Division. Interested persons must submit a completed District application and supplemental questionnaire responses to the Human Resources Department no later than the filing deadline.

Under general supervision, performs routine technical subprofessional engineering office and/or field work; and performs related duties as required.

This is the journey level class in the engineering support series. Incumbents perform a high level of support to engineering activities. This class is distinguished from the Engineering Aide by greater independence in actions and responsibility for the more difficult, complex and detailed tasks.

Typical duties for all incumbents may include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Gather information required for field location of District facilities;
  • Make field measurements and sketches;
  • Perform calculations and analysis;
  • Maintain and update a variety of water supply and water distribution systems records, charts and maps.
  • Assist in conducting land surveys related to District facility installations and property transactions.
  • Prepare records, reports, and correspondence.
  • May act in a lead role for researching or obtaining system measurements in the field.
In addition to the duties listed above, incumbents assigned to this classification may perform the additional duties listed below respective to their assigned section. The District may also assign incumbents to multiple sections listed below, based on business need:

Assignments in the Records Section may also:

  • Use computer aided drafting and geographic information systems software.
  • Create, update, and prepare maps, plans, profiles and detailed drawings from notes and sketches, utilizing GIS and AutoCAD software.
  • Locate and mark underground pipes and facilities.
  • Create and maintain engineering records in CAD, GIS, and/or hard copy (drawings, ties, maps, schematics).

Assignments in the Records Section as a Pipe Locator may also:

  • Use geographic information systems software.
  • Serves as project lead for pipe location workflow projects, relays information and contacts other work groups to coordinate more complex tasks.
  • Locate and mark underground pipes and facilities.
  • Assist with prioritizing and assigning pipe locating tickets, as needed.
  • Log all information for corrections of records and communicate discrepancies and format changes with field crews, as needed.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and uses of algebra, geometry, trigonometry.
  • Principles and techniques of computer aided drafting (CAD), depending on assignment.
  • Principles and techniques of geographic information systems (GIS).
  • Basic engineering design and construction practices.
  • Networked personal computer operations.
  • Commonly used word processing, spreadsheet and database computer applications such as Microsoft Office.
  • Principles and techniques for gathering information to maintain and update a variety of water supply and water distribution systems records, charts and maps.
  • Records management practices and procedures, organizing and maintaining accurate files and records (including computer data storage and retrieval).
  • Correct English usage including punctuation, grammar, spelling and business letter writing.
  • Safety procedures.
  • Construction practices.
  • Principles and practices related to the work of the assigned section.

Ability to:

  • Integrate technical knowledge with interpersonal and communication skills dealing with the public.
  • Operate a personal computer in a networked environment to input and retrieve data.
  • Use computer-aided drafting and/or geographic information systems software to prepare neat and accurate maps, drawings and layouts from notes and sketches depending on assignment.
  • Operate field survey equipment.
  • Read and understand record drawings, parcel and subdivision maps, construction improvement plans and specifications.
  • Make mathematical calculations.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with employees and the public by providing high levels of customer service.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Travel to off-site work locations depending on job assignments.
  • Drive a vehicle.

Training and Experience
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Completion of the twelfth grade or its equivalent; including, or supplemented by, coursework in engineering technology, construction technology, geography, or drafting.
  • One year of technical engineering support experience at the level of Engineering Aide.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Possession of or the ability to obtain an appropriate California driver’s license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles and satisfactory driving record.

Other Requirements

  • Per California Government Code, Title 1, Division 4, Chapter 8, Section 3100 “all public employees are hereby declared to be disaster service workers subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their superiors or by law.”
  • Work overtime as required.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions
During the course of performing job duties the employee will need the mobility to work in a standard office setting, operate equipment, which may include office and/or field equipment, or specialized instruments or tools requiring repetitive arm/hand movement and/or the coordinated movement of more than one limb simultaneously; enter and retrieve data from personal computers and terminals via keyboards which is often performed while sitting for extended periods of time. The employee frequently stands, walks, bends at neck and waists, twists at neck and waist, uses simple grasping and power grasping (field work only) with both hands, uses fine manipulation of both hands and fingers, and may require use of the arms above the shoulder, climb or balance; stoop, kneel or crouch. If assigned to field work, the employee may walk on uneven or un- level ground surfaces such as hills, slopes, ditches, streams or trenches, on or in tanks, and may work at heights up to ten to twelve feet climbing ladders or stairs. If assigned to field work the employee is occasionally required to lift objects such as meter lids weighing up to 50 lbs, and frequently required to lift and carry objects such as meter lids and pipe locating equipment weighing up to 25 lbs. If assigned to office work the employee is occasionally required to lift and carry short distances objects such as reams of copier paper, office supplies, files, books, printed materials and other packages or equipment weighing up to 10 lbs. This position requires that the employee demonstrate adequate hearing and speech to converse in person and over the telephone, and vision to read printed materials and use a computer screen. If required to drive, individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles and equipment safely.

The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate noise. Employees assigned to field work are exposed to traffic, outdoor temperatures, humidity, inclement weather and dust. The position may require the ability to work overtime and weekends as needed. Employees who drive on District business to carry out job-related duties must possess a California driver’s license for the class of vehicle driven and meet automobile insurability requirements of the District including review of a recent DMV history. In order to drive, individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles and equipment safely.

To be successful in this job, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the listed duties. These duties are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of the position. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to the Human Resources Manager.

Application and Selection Process
To be considered for this career opportunity, applicants must submit the following information to the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline shown on this announcement:

a. Properly completed District application. Clearly state the title of the position for which you are applying.

b. Supplemental application. The attached page of supplemental questions will be a primary tool in evaluating qualifications for this position. The responses will be evaluated along with the completed application form. Applications received without completed Supplemental Responses will not be considered.

c. Resume. Strongly recommended (see below).

A resume may be included but does not substitute for a completed application. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to show that he/she meets the minimum qualifications in this job announcement.

The examination process may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical test, and oral and/or final interviews. All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application. Based upon information provided in the application documents, the applicants presenting the best job-related qualifications will be invited to continue in the process. An eligibility list may result from this examination process.

Applicants who are selected for district employment are subject to a background check conducted by an outside agency and must take and pass a pre-employment/pre-duty medical exam and drug test. Depending upon job duty assignments, the applicant may be required to submit an original California Department of Motor Vehicles driving history. Current employees are exempt from this requirement.

Do NOT submit the DMV driving history until requested to do so.

You may apply ONLINE through CALOPPS. Click HERE to apply online.

Online applications are strongly encouraged.

A paper application packet may also be obtained by calling 415-945-1434, or in person at MMWD/HR, 220 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. The filing deadline time for in-person paper application and faxed application submissions is 4:30 p.m. on the filing deadline date, if a filing deadline is noted.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at WaterDistrictJobs.com.