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Engineering Technician 1 - 4

Company: Government jobs
Location: Bossier City
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Supplemental Information

District 04 - Unit 234
Job Number - 4/10385/ET1-4/1.13.23-KB

Please visit our DOTD Career Center for more information about our agency:
http://wwwsp.dotd.la.gov/Inside_LaDOTD/Divisions/Mgmt_Finance/HR/Pages/Career_Center.aspx

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as an Engineering Technician 1, 2, 3, or 4 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). Please refer to the 'Job Specifications' tab located at the top of the LA Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.

Engineering Technician 1 - Starting salary is $11.72/hourly with an additional $1.00 optional pay for every hour worked.
Engineering Technician 2 - Starting salary is $13.42/hourly with an additional $1.00 optional pay for every hour worked.
Engineering Technician 3 - Starting salary is $15.37/hourly
Engineering Technician 4- Starting salary is $17.60/hourly

Additional Info:
This Engineering Technician (Office Assistant) position will be located in the Project Engineer's Office in Bossier City. Some of the general responsibilities are listed below:
- Answering all office phone calls
- Reviewing contractor payrolls
- Reviewing and generating monthly project cost estimates
- Inputting and reviewing personnel payrolls
- Reviewing and creating excel spreadsheets and word documents
- Reviewing monthly fuel costs and mileage reports
- Filing all project correspondence
- Inputting change order attachments and data
- Ensuring the office has the necessary office supplies
- Scheduling project meetings and appointments
- Sending mail, email, and faxes
- Keeping track of office inventory
- Making copies

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

DOTD EMPLOYEES: Refer to appropriate EDSM directive for required structured training requirements and PPM # 59 Workforce Development on training guidelines.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the work experience sections of the application.

For further information about this vacancy contact:
DeMarcion Evans
Project Engineer
318-747-5470

"The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is an equal employment opportunity employer and serves as a model employer for individuals with disabilities. DOTD does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, or pregnancy, and prohibits harassment of any type."

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Possession of a high school diploma or GED.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Six months of experience in sub-professional engineering, heavy mobile equipment operation, or mobile equipment maintenance will substitute for the high school diploma or GED.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To participate in on-the-job training to learn basic, routine sub professional engineering tasks, as defined in the Examples Of Work Section.

Level of Work:
Entry.

Supervision Received:
Close from an Engineering Technician 5, 6, 7, a professional engineer or manager of the agency served.

Supervision Exercised:
None.

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from higher level engineering technicians by the focus on learning basic methods, techniques and procedures and by the presence of detailed instructions and close supervision. Examples of Work

BRIDGE DESIGN:
Learns basic procedures of utilizing Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) to develop simple details required in plan preparation.

Learns basic drafting skills and techniques. Performs basic math computations and measurements. Becomes familiar with procedures, rules and regulations.

CONTRACT SERVICES:
Scans completed bid/contract documents into Visual Info. Performs final quantity checks on all bid items prior to each letting.

Assists in the distribution of construction proposals and plans to prospective bidders by entering pertinent data into the computerized bid system. Learns to verify license numbers and check for disqualified contractors. Assists with the maintenance of TOPS (Tracking of Projects System).

Performs final quantity checks on all bid items prior to each letting. Distributes various documents within and outside of the Department. Archives completed construction bid proposals and contract documents into Visual Info.

DATA COLLECTION & ANALYSIS:
Assists higher level technicians in collecting and extracting short session traffic volume and vehicle classification field data. Assists in the development of a daily work plan to install and remove the recorders from assigned monitoring sites.

Learns to digitize and create transportation-related features using field collected data, aerial and satellite imagery and other GIS data sets. Learns to perform accuracy checks and quality control of data and edits data to produce various maps and graphic products.

DISTRICTS:
Performs routine inspection tasks such as writing haul tickets, weighing asphaltic materials, assisting in asphalt plant inspections. Collects and totals quantities from haul tickets for materials delivered by truck to construction projects.

Becomes familiar with Department procedures, policies, standards and specifications as relate to the processing of construction-related documents such as partial and final estimates, test reports, and materials audits (2059); assists higher-level technicians in a Project or District Laboratory Engineer's office engaged in these tasks.

Assists the District Laboratory field crew in handling augers, taking routine samples, and maintaining equipment.

Assists more senior inspectors with measurements or field tests. Assists more senior inspectors in conducting bridge inspections.

Makes concrete cylinders.

Plots and drafts engineering/surveying drawings using personal computer and drafting software.

Serves as rod-person/prism person in land survey crew. Loads/unloads, cleans and maintains survey equipment.

Conducts traffic counts, speed studies and general data collection.

LOCATION AND SURVEY:
Trains on basic photo-interpretation instruments.

Assists with indexing photography.

Becomes familiar with and begins to utilize Computer Assisted Design and Drafting (CADD) software to create drawings.

Becomes familiar with surveying equipment, field terminology and Department/Section procedures.

MAINTENANCE:
Learns basic computer skills to be used in the processing of bridge reports from District Headquarters.

Learns basic procedures of the inventory and inspection database system for the in-service bridges on and off the state system.

MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS:
Trains in the use of existing data collection and data review equipment so as to contribute to the verification of the completeness and quality of pavement and bridge condition data.

Acquires specialized skills in PCs and other pavement/bridge management technical equipment through course work and on-the-job training.

MATERIALS TESTING:
Learns basic testing procedures and operation of testing equipment for quality assurance testing of construction and maintenance materials such as soils, aggregate, asphalt binders, geo-textiles, cement, metals, soil additives, etc.

Learns basic testing equipment repair procedures and techniques.

Performs data entry of test data into the statewide automated testing system.

Performs basic mathematical calculations to determine material properties.

Learns basic sampling procedures and operation of drilling equipment for obtaining deep soil boring samples.

Performs a limited range of assignments such as loading and unloading vehicles for travel to and from job sites, handling drilling stems, preparing bentonite slurries and basic maintenance of equipment.

PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER RESOURCES:
Assists in preparing Advisory Permit responses to government agencies that grant permits. Prepares correspondence from the Water Resources Permit Advisory Unit for mailing. Assists in maintaining Permit Records by means of manual filing and Automated Document Management.

Assists with water dam safety inspections, well registration, licensing forms, and data collection/input. Assists in the review of requests for right-of-way submitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

RESEARCH:
Conducts basic engineering research tests in area of expertise under direct supervision of lead worker/engineer supervisor team to support specific research tasks and studies.

Learns basic field and laboratory techniques and procedures to enhance safety and knowledge.

ROAD DESIGN:
Serves in a training capacity, learning basic procedures of utilizing Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) to develop simple details required in plan preparation.

Learns basic drafting skills, techniques and basic math computations. Obtains training in computer-aided drafting, basic road design detailing and related computer applications.

TRAFFIC ENGINEERING AND SERVICES:
Becomes familiar with and begins to utilize CADD software to create drawings; obtains training in CADD, basic road design detailing and related computer applications. Learns basic drafting skills, techniques and basic math computations.

Conducts traffic counts, speed studies and general data collection.

Learns basic testing procedures and operation of testing equipment for quality assurance testing of construction and maintenance. Learns basic sampling procedures for testing traffic marking and sign sheeting materials.

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND SAFETY:
Learns to prepare computerized Crash History Data reports. Learns to review Police Crash reports sent to DOTD and mark the reports for the location of the crash.

Benefits

Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity to "make a difference" through public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career. As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits and have access to a great professional development program.

Flexible Working Arrangements - The flexibility of our system allows agencies to implement flexible working arrangements through the use of alternative work schedules, telecommuting and other flexibilities. These arrangements vary between hiring agencies.

Professional Development - The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is the state-funded training program for state employees. Through CPTP, agencies are offered management development and supervisory training, and general application classes on topics as diverse as writing skills and computer software usage.

Insurance Coverage - Employees can choose one of several health insurance programs ranging from an HMO to the State's own Group Benefits Insurance program. The State of Louisiana pays a portion of the cost for group health and life insurance. Dental and vision coverage are also available. More information can be found at https://info.groupbenefits.org/

Deferred Compensation - As a supplemental retirement savings plan for employees, the State offers a Deferred Compensation Plan for tax deferred savings.

Holidays and Leave - State employees receive the following paid holidays each year: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mardi Gras, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor. State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement - State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to): Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (www.lasersonline.org), Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (www.trsl.org), Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System (www.lsers.net), among others. LASERS has provided this video to give you more detailed information about their system.

01 Are you a permanent LA-DOTD employee?

  • Yes
  • No

    02 Are you a probational LA-DOTD employee?
    • Yes
    • No

      03 Are you a current or former employee of the State of Louisiana?
      • Yes
      • No

        04 If so, for which state agency(ies) do you/did you work and during what time period(s)? If not, indicate "NA".

        05 To ensure compliance with PPM #9, DOTD Nepotism Policy, please list the name and relationship with any immediate family members that are currently employed by the LA-DOTD. Please type "N/A" if there are no immediate family members?

        06 What are your career interests?

        07 How did you hear about this LA-DOTD job opportunity?

        * Required Question

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