The City of Kingman is located in Mohave County approximately 100 miles southeast of Las Vegas and 195 miles northwest of Phoenix nestled between the beautiful Cerbat and Hualapai mountain ranges along historic Route 66. In 2019, Reader’s Digest named Kingman one of the “Nicest Places in Arizona” for its thoughtful residents and spirit of generosity. In addition to its small-town look and feel, the area also offers a wide range of recreational activities that include hiking, bike and ATV trails, camping, golf, beautiful parks, historical attractions, nearby lakes and the Colorado River.
With more than 400 full and part-time employees across 30 divisions, the City of Kingman provides exceptional public services to over 30,000 residents. Our focus on high-quality customer service, safety and teamwork underpins our efforts to foster an atmosphere where citizens and businesses can thrive.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
Performs field and technical construction inspection work for environmental, water, sewer, street, and other public works projects and programs. Assures compliance with Federal, State and local codes and standards and contractual provisions.
The Engineering Technician I is the entry-level class in the Engineering Technician series. This class is distinguished from the Engineering Technician II by the performance of more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within the series related to providing engineering information related to construction inspection work and maintaining efficient records and logs.
Works under the general guidance and direction of the Engineering Technician Supervisor, Assistant City Engineer and/or City Engineer.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it.
- Inspects and approves all phases of public and private construction and installation of streets, curbs, gutter, sidewalk, storm drains, sewers, water lines, water meters, hydrants, service lines, fire lines, cross connection control devices and related utilities and structures as assigned to assure that the appropriate construction is completed in compliance with the plans, standards, specifications, special requirements, codes and regulations; issues correction notices or approvals as required.
- Inspects and assesses damage from oil, gas and water leaks to public and private property and facilities as required. Oil and/or gas leaks are reported to the Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team.
- Inspects to assure compliance with local, State and Federal standards for any right-of-way, street use, and other permits issued to private utilities or contractors.
- Checks for proper use and placement of traffic control devices to assure compliance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
- Provides information and responds to inquiries from contractors, property owners, staff, and the general public regarding assigned public works projects.
- Maintains a daily field diary, a variety of logs and records related to work assignments and inspection activities. Compiles information and prepares construction reports as required.
- Conducts traffic counts of City streets on a routine basis. Stores, maintains and manages databases, maps and files for traffic count data. Specifies and maintains traffic count equipment.
- Exercises considerable independent judgment during inspection of engineering projects with several jobs occurring at the same time.
- Ensures good workmanship, structural soundness, and aesthetics of engineering projects.
- Provides adequate documentation for ADEQ testing of all water lines and sewer lines.
- Ensures safety of self while performing inspection on sites to include traversing, entering and exiting sites. Recognizes appropriate OSHA requirements and traffic control protocols are in place prior to placing self into the area of inspection.
- Ensures that construction projects create no hazards, avoidable nuisances, or damages to private or public property.
- Accurately read and interpret maps, specifications, drawings, and blueprints.
- Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.
- Communicates and acts in a professional manner with the public, co-workers, and work contacts.
- Provides excellent customer service to all contacts.
- Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity.
- Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures; follows safety policies and practices, works in a safe manner, and immediately reports unsafe activity and conditions to supervisor(s).
Reviews field staking and makes revisions within scope of authority; or refers matter to Engineering Technician Supervisor, Assistant City Engineer or City Engineer for final interpretation and resolution.
- May serve on various employee or other committees as assigned.
- Serves as a member of survey crew or flagging as needed.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
- Performs special assignments as requested.
NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Working knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting; Applicable laws, standards and regulations relating to construction, inspection, safety and traffic control; Considerable knowledge of public works inspection methods; Occupational hazards, related Federal and State OSHA regulations and standard safety precautions.
Skill in reading and interpreting construction drawings, plans and specifications; Operating listed tools and equipment; Applying material testing and procedures; Preparing and maintaining clear, concise and accurate records and reports; Using computers and job-related software applications; Troubleshooting problems; Working in a team environment; Providing customer service; and Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction; Read and interpret basic maps and blueprints.
Ability to: Accurately read and comprehend construction plans; Prepare, organize and maintain inspection field data, reports and systems; Perform required mathematical computations; Effectively communicate complex technical information, orally and in writing, to contractors, developers, property owners, employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, City officials, and the general public; Coordinate and organize work activities; Detect poor workmanship, inferior materials, and potential hazards and recommend or stipulate appropriate remedial measures; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisor, other departments and the public; Understand and carry out written and oral instructions; Follow and maintain safety standards, and identify safety problems; Promote and adhere to safe work practices; Carry out assigned projects to their completion; Use appropriate tact and consideration in dealing with customer complaints and questions; Adapt to changing work priorities; Work independently, and as a team, to complete daily activities according to work schedule; Use equipment and tools properly and safely; Perform in adverse weather conditions; Wear OSHA required personal protective equipment; Bend or stoop repeatedly or continually while performing inspections; Traverse safely over rough, uneven, sloping, or rocky surfaces or terrain, and maneuver around scaffolding, bracing, or unfinished construction elements.
The work environment characteristics attached to the job description are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
COMMITMENT TO SAFETY & WELLNESS
It is the policy of the City of Kingman to ensure a safe, healthful workplace for all its employees. It requires that every person in the organization assumes the responsibility of individual and organizational safety. Injury and illness losses from incidents are costly and preventable. The City of Kingman will employ an effective accident and illness prevention program and a comprehensive wellness program that involves all its employees in the effort to eliminate workplace hazards and promote employee health and wellness.
All employees are expected and encouraged to participate in safety and wellness program activities including the following: reporting hazards, unsafe work practices and accidents immediately to their supervisors or a safety committee representative; wearing required personal protective equipment; and participating in and supporting safety committee activities.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the position changes
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Graduation from high school diploma or GED equivalent;
- Supplemented by at least one (1) year of related technical or college training in Algebra, Trigonometry, Physics, Land Surveying, Civil Engineering, or a closely related field preferred
- Minimum of two (2) years related experience to include engineering/public works inspection of construction projects and materials testing of soils, concrete and asphalt; or
- Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge and experience to perform the work.
- Valid Arizona Driver's license or ability to obtain one within 6 months of employment.
City of Kingman
Kingman, AZ 86401