Human Resources

Engineering Technician III

Open until filled; first review 8/31/2021
$22.26 - $33.70

Performs engineering work involving the layout and design of construction projects for the Municipal Services Department.  Performs extensive drawing and mapping using AutoCAD and/or ArcGIS; maintains database records on automated systems.  May supervise or participate in surveying activities.  Assists with project management and completes field inspections for the Municipal Services projects.  This position assists in engineering services for the Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Surveys (SSES) program for the sanitary sewer collections systems.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum QualificationsAssociates degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; and, four 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.  Four years of progressively responsible related experience. Valid state driver’s license required.  May be required to obtain Commercial Driver’s License Class A if required to perform snow removal duties. Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of principles, practices and standards of engineering and construction.  Knowledge of principles and techniques of computer aided modeling of watersheds, drafting and surveying.  Knowledge of principles of technical design and layout of construction projects, mathematical concepts, including algebra, geometry and trigonometry, and computer usage and applications related to the work.  Knowledge of principles of supervising and directing subordinate personnel, and applicable state, federal and local laws, rules, and regulations.  Skill in using spreadsheet and database software, AutoCAD systems, spatial and asset management techniques in ArcGIS, performing drafting and surveying activities, communicating clearly and effectively with others both orally and in writing, using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines, and preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials.  Able to read and interpret engineering plans and drawings, speak effectively before public groups, write routine reports and correspondence.

Physical Demands: Occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; use hands to handle, finger or feel; and to reach with hands and arms, and be able to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. 

Typical Working Conditions: Typically, moderately quiet in the office and typically loud in the field; frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions when in the field.

Drug testing

Background check

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

Apply online at or on the 2nd Floor of City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO  64050.

Position open until filled.  First review of applications – August 31, 2021.



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