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Engineering Technician

Rockdale County Department of Talent Management

Posted: May. 24, 2018

End Date: Jul. 31, 2018

Job Summary

This position provides engineering and technical services for the department.  An administrative superior assigns work in terms of detailed and general instructions.  Work is spot-checked and reviewed for accuracy and propriety of the final results.

Essential Functions

Essential FunctionsThese are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

Supports engineering operations, personnel, and consultants; monitors and facilitates County construction activities. 

Assists with planning, procurement, contract administration, surveying, engineering, plan review, permitting, easement acquisition, construction, project management, and inspection activities. 

Assists with development and implementation of ordinances, policies, and programs which protect public safety, infrastructure, property, and the environment through better stormwater management.  

Supports compliance with local, State, and Federal regulations, including the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), Erosion and Sedimentation Act, Georgia Safe Dams Act, and regulations imposed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

Provides and supports the preparation of procedures, schedules, scopes of work, bid documents, maps, drawings, construction plans, details, specifications, legal documents, calculations, models, analyses, recommendations, reports, presentations, manuals, brochures, correspondence, and other documentation as needed.  

Stays informed of changes in regulations, methods, and technology related to stormwater management.  

Additional Duties:

Employees in this classification may be expected to perform any related duties as required by proper authority. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of County and departmental policies and procedures.  

Knowledge of civil engineering, surveying, drafting, land development, environmental permitting, hydrology, hydraulic engineering, water quality treatment, stormwater infrastructure maintenance, and erosion and sedimentation control best management practices (BMPs).

Knowledge of local, State, and Federal regulations pertaining to stormwater management and environmental protection.

Knowledge of project management practices.

Skill in researching, compiling data and preparing technical reports and presentations.

Skill in prioritizing and scheduling assignments.

Skill in the use of AutoCAD, or other CADD software.

Skill in basic computer applications for word processing and spreadsheets.

Ability to use independent judgment and discretion.

Ability to use hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software (e.g. HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, HY-8).

Ability to prepare construction plans, stormwater management reports, and environmental permitting documents.

Ability to procure and manage surveying, testing, engineering, permitting, and construction services.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret construction plans, hydrologic studies, construction specifications, geotechnical investigations, surveys, and legal descriptions.

Ability to operate modern office equipment.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively both verbally and in writing.

Ability to sit, stand, walk, carry, pull, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.

Ability to use tools requiring some dexterity.

Working Conditions

Work is primarily performed in an office environment with occasional inspections outdoors in rough terrain and exposure to hot, cold or inclement weather.  The employee may be exposed to dust, dirt, Noise, irritating chemicals and pollutants. The employee may occasionally be required to wear protective equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Associate’s degree in civil engineering technology or a related field.
  2. Two (2) years of experience in a related field.
  3. Or have a combination of education, training, and work experience that is equivalent to #1 and #2 above that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  4. Must obtain Advanced Fundamentals (Level 1B) certification from Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) within twelve (12) months of employment in this position, and must maintain certification while employed in this position.  
  1. Valid State of Georgia driver’s license.


  1. Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification. 
  1. Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) Introduction to Design Seminar (Level II) certification.