job openings in Everett
duttro at u.washington.edu
Wed Nov 3 11:51:40 PST 1999
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Career Resources Coordinator, Dept. of Geography
University of Washington
duttro at u.washington.edu
$3155 - $3833/month plus benefits
The City of Everett is currently accepting applications on an
open/competitive basis for establishing an eligible register for the Civil
examination process for the position of ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN. This is
technical, moderately complex, para-professional engineering work
performed in the field and office. There are currently two positions open in
the GIS/Utility Mapping in the Public Works Division. The ranked Civil
Service eligible register established from the screening/examination process
will be used to fill all vacancies in this job class until the register
expires in 12 months or is depleted. Successful completion of a City-paid
pre-placement medical evaluation, which will include drug testing and
may include back x-rays, prior to appointment is a condition of employment.
Extensive background checks will be conducted. Any position
requiring a CDL, or the performance of a safety sensitive function will be
subject to the City of Everett’s random Drug and Alcohol Policy per DOT
regulations. Union membership is required for this position within 30 days
Depending on the needs of the department to which the Engineering Technician
is assigned, the work will involve technical support for a variety
of tasks and projects related to the City’s Parks, Traffic, Public Works
design, Surface Water Management, and GIS/utility mapping functions.
Employees in this class may be expected to have technical knowledge and
proficiencies, gained through training and experience, in one or
more of the following areas: record keeping, graphics, hand drafting,
computer-aided drafting, use of GIS software, field research, and the
to make construction materials estimates and related calculations. The work
of Engineering Technicians may be reviewed while in progress or
upon completion by a technical supervisor. Once an employee gains
proficiency in assigned tasks, more freedom of action is permitted handling
projects and priorities.
The following knowledge, skills and abilities are considered to be critical
to successful performance in this classification:
Knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices as applied to the
development, construction, and maintenance of municipal
Proficiency in the use of GIS, ARCVIEW, and ARCINFO softwares.
Proficiency in the use of civil engineering design software programs, such
as Eaglepoint and Softdesk.
Proficiency in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and database
Knowledge of the terminology, methods, practices and techniques of
Knowledge of civil engineering calculations for roadways, sewers, and storm
Knowledge of COGO, as it relates to plats and legal descriptions.
Knowledge of mathematics, including algebra, trigonometry, and statistics,
and skill in performing related mathematical calculations.
Knowledge of surface water management principles and practices, data
management software (Microsoft Excel, and Access), and standard
methods for the examination of water and wastewater.
Skill in communicating technical information effectively verbally, in
writing and through the graphic arts.
Ability to prepare short technical reports of collected data, including
graphics depicting statistical relationships.
Ability to operate computers using, but not limited to, NT and AIX operating
systems and related equipment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other
Ability to read and interpret civil engineering plans and drawings.
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Washington state driver’s
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Successful completion of a two-year course in civil engineering or GIS
technology at a community college or vocational institute, which included
courses in GIS mapping technology and related mapping software; AND one year
of technical experience directly related to GIS technology,
including work with public works and utilities, civil engineering, mapping,
aerial photography, and related mapping software; OR any equivalent
combination of training or experience.
EXAMINATION AND REGISTER ESTABLISHMENT
All applicants will be required to complete and submit in dark ink or typed
(1) the standard City of Everett application form and (2) the
Supplemental Questionnaire and (3) a detailed resume no more than three
pages in length. There will be a pre-screening of all applications. All
applicants must clearly and concisely indicate on the back of the standard
City of Everett application how they meet the minimum education
and experience requirements. The Supplemental Questionnaire will be
individually evaluated and scored and weighted 50%. A limited number
of applicants with the highest passing scores on the Supplement will be
invited to an oral panel evaluation, weighted 50%. A passing score on
both is required for placement on the ranked civil service eligible
register. The examination is designed to sample and measure the requisite
knowledge, skills and abilities.
All applicants will be required to complete and submit the standard City of
Everett employment application to the Personnel Department, City of
Everett, 2930 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 6A, Everett, WA 98201; or by accessing
www.ci.everett.wa.us; phone: (425) 257-6688 or Toll Free (800) -
458 - 7630. No faxed applications will be accepted. Applications must be
received by 5:00 p.m., December 3, 1999.
FILING OPENS: November 1, 1999 FILING CLOSES: December 3,
Applicants claiming veterans preference points in accordance with RCW
41.04.010 as amended and meeting eligibility criteria must submit their
form DD214 on or before the date filing closes. Veterans preference points
must be claimed within eight (8) years of the date of separation from
active service. Eligibility criteria posted on personnel bulletin board.
See the following topics at this site:
Current Job Openings: Additional Supplements:
Police Officer Trainee Download Required-Guidelines
Experienced Police Officer Download Required-Questionnaire
Engineering Technician Download Required-Questionnaire
Office Assistant Download
Accounting Assistant None
Police Records Information Specialist. Download
CITY OF EVERETT PERSONNEL
(To be entered by Personnel Department)
DO NOT AFFIX YOUR NAME TO ANY OTHER PAGE.
Instructions to Applicants:
This Supplemental Questionnaire is a test and is Part 1 of the Civil Service
establish an eligible register for ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN. You MUST respond
questions in order to participate in this portion of the Civil Service
screening process. A resume
will not be accepted in lieu of this Supplement but may be attached. "See
attached resume" for
any of the questions is not acceptable and will not be considered.
The purpose of this Questionnaire is two fold: (1) to determine whether the
applicants meet the
eligibility requirements to compete in this process with regards to related
experience, and (2) to sample and measure the knowledge, skills, abilities
and essential functions
critical to successful performance in this job class.
Each questionnaire will be individually reviewed, evaluated and scored. Do
not place your name
on any of the following pages. I.D. numbers will be assigned by the
Personnel Department and
the cover sheet of this questionnaire will be removed. The Supplemental
Questionnaire will be
"blind rated", and raters will only have the information you have provided
on this questionnaire.
Please type or print in dark ink your responses to questions 1-4 on separate
pages (one sided- only). Please respond to question #5 on the questionnaire.
Your responses should be concise, yet in sufficient detail to clearly
indicate the nature and extent of
your qualifications in the required area.
(To be entered by Personnel)
1.Please explain how you meet the minimum qualifications of: Successful
completion of a
two-year course in civil engineering or GIS technology at a community
college or vocational
institute, which included courses in GIS mapping technology and related
AND one year of technical experience directly related to GIS
technology, including work with
public works and utilities, civil engineering, mapping, aerial
photography, and related
mapping software; OR any equivalent combination of training or
experience. (Attach copies
of your training documentation with dates and location.)
2.Describe your Engineering Technician experience with state, county or
3.The position of Engineering Technician requires working 80%–90% of the
time on the
computer. Describe your experience with updating and maintaining
utility system maps. Be
specific in describing your duties and the methods used for data
collection and updates.
4.Describe your experience with construction inspection, surveying, civil
graphics related to civil engineering projects.
5.Rate your skills with the following software. Use 1 as lowest, no
knowledge, to 5 as the
highest, used on a frequent basis.
a. ArcInfo Version ____ Rate ___
b. Arcview Version ____ Rate ___
c. AML Version ____ Rate ___
d. AutoCad Version ____ Rate ___
e. Excel Version ____ Rate ___
f. List other software you are proficient with and feel
may be helpful in this
position, ie., graphics software, COGO, surveying
software, GPS software,
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