Engineering Technician III – Water

City of Lacey
420 College Street SE, Lacey, Washington
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Under general direction, the Engineering Technician III - Water performs advanced technical and sub-professional engineering work in the office and field.  Duties will vary depending on the assigned section.

An Engineering Technician III utilizes a high degree of skill and competency in making independent decisions in resolving problems and routinely provides leadership and/or direction to technical staff on assigned projects.  Incumbents work with minimum supervision. Performs limited section supervision responsibilities in absence of section supervisor.

General Responsibilities:

  • Regularly takes initiative in recommending changes in work methods, policies, and procedures to improve levels of service delivery and improve overall operating efficiencies.
  • Monitors day-to-day operations; anticipates and troubleshoots problems where needed.
  • Handles complaints and answers citizen inquiries regarding public work issues to best of ability; responds quickly and appropriately to citizen inquiries, requests for service, and/or complaints.  Follows through if unable to answer the question at the moment.
  • Routinely detects and prevents errors or mistakes that would prove costly or could seriously disrupt a city service or project.
  • Represents the City at inter-agency meetings, committee meetings, or with contractors or citizen groups as assigned.
  • Uses computer(s) to perform engineering tasks related to section work, preparation of spreadsheets, design work, engineering modeling, AutoCAD, and other related applications.
  • Usually perceives when non-routine activities are required and offers help without needing to be asked.  Makes efforts to modify workload to assist with an emergent problem, assignment, or project whenever feasible.
  • May be assigned to assist with engineering work for another section, i.e. surveying, construction inspection, plan review, or drafting.
  • Works overtime as assigned.

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