Human Resources

Engineering Technician II

Open Until Filled; First review Dec 31, 2019
$20.25 - $30.37 hourly rate

The City of Independence is seeking highly self-motivated, solution-oriented individuals to join the Water Department’s Engineering Team. As a member of the Water Department team, the Engineering Technician II will be part of a culture of innovation, initiative, and collaboration. This position assists in the development and review of plans and drawings, administration of construction activities, and administration of development activities (updating data bases and maps). Candidates should demonstrate interest in growing skills, knowledge, and career, and must be detail-oriented with multi-tasking capabilities. Excellent customer service skills, including the ability to communicate tactfully with the public in person and on the phone. The ideal candidates are solution-focused, diligent, driven to action, and take pride in their work. Will perform other related duties as assigned as applicable to Water Department Engineering. AutoCAD experience and data base experience preferred.

Minimum QualificationsHigh school diploma or equivalent and three years of progressively responsible related experience, or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  Requires a valid Missouri driver’s license.  Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire.  Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesKnowledge of principles, practices and standards of surveying and drafting.  Skill in applying mathematical concepts and principles.  Skill and ability in recordkeeping, report preparation, filing, computer applications related to work, and general office practices.  Ability to read and interpret construction plans, blueprints, and local laws, rules and regulations.  Physical Demands:  Hand dexterity to operate personal computer and other equipment related to job.  While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use of hands to handle, finger, or feel, and to reach with hands and arms.  Typical Working Conditions: Working conditions are in both office environment and outdoor weather conditions.

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In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration on this position.

Apply online at or by visiting Human Resources, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO  64050.   Position open until filled; first review of applications December 31, 2019


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