Engineering Technician III – Engineering & Construction Services

May 19, 2023
North Las Vegas, NV
Job Type


The City of North Las Vegas is excited to announce a recruitment for the position of Engineering Technician III ! Candidates will be notified of their status at various times throughout the recruitment process. Please thoroughly review the information and selection process outlined on this announcement. This announcement will be set to close when 100 applicants have been reached.


Submit a complete application - For your application to be considered, you MUST fully complete an online application, and answer ALL questions. Select "Apply for Job" at the top of this announcement and click "SUBMIT" at the end of your application (applying for a position does not guarantee an interview nor an offer of position)
Pre-Employment Screening - Candidates for this position are subject to a Pre-employment screening. Pre-employment screening includes but is not limited to: Local & State Criminal History Check; Federal Criminal History Check via submission of fingerprints; Drug screening.
Selection Process - Oral Interview: Weight 100% Passing Score 70%

Performs technical paraprofessional office and field engineering work including designing, drafting, plan checking, surveying and related work. Technical supervision is exercised over lower level technical personnel.

(Many of our positions offer the following)
• 4-day, 36-hour workweek, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (May vary by position specific needs).
• 100% employer-paid Medical, Dental and Vision insurance plan option, with affordable low cost alternative plans available.
• 13 paid holidays off annually.
• 3 weeks of annual leave accrued each year (up to applicable maximums).
• 3 weeks of sick leave accrued each year (up to applicable maximums).
• Employer-paid participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System of Nevada (PERS).
• Employer-paid Term Life and AD&D insurance for employees, plus dependent life insurance.
• Deferred compensation 457(b) Plan, which is a government deferred compensation plan similar to a 401(k) plan. It offers both pre-tax and after-tax savings and investment options.
• Annual merit increase program based on performance evaluations and/or contractual wage increases.
• Complimentary access to our fully equipped fitness center at City Hall.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following - depending upon division and section assignment)

• Performs work in the preparation/creation and plan checking of various documents and maps; designs plans; checks and drafts public works/utility plans, including roads, traffic signals, drainage facilities, flood control channels, sewers, water systems, parks, and public buildings.

• Reviews submitted civil improvement and entitlement plans, and all other types of private land development plans and maps submitted for review.

• Reviews dry utility plans, coordinates directly with dry utility companies, contractors and developers.

• Communicates with others outside work area to coordinate efforts and maintain cooperative and efficient relations.

• Issues permits and coordinates with internal staff, contractors, developers and engineers to facilitate permit issuance.

• Prepares topographical maps from field data using computer aided drafting programs; transfers field data, verifies accuracy, makes calculations and adjustments.

• Prepares and reviews plans, maps, designs, exhibits, and specifications for projects.

• Performs technical review of maps including plats, parcels, reversionary, boundary line adjustments, etc.

• Prepares legal descriptions for deeds, utility easements, drainage easements, street/right of way vacations; processes executed documents for recording.

• Assigns commercial, residential and multifamily addresses; assists in resolving street name and/or address conflicts.

• Drafts plan revisions and construction details and makes engineering sketches.

• Provides the public with plans of public works/utility projects and answers questions.

• Attends meetings with consultants, contractors, vendors, and property owners on issues concerning land development and public works/utility projects.

• Maintains drawings and research files on construction projects.

• Reviews plans to insure the consistency, accuracy and economical design related to City codes, standards and specifications.

• May assist with development of specialized engineering agreements and construction contracts for specific projects and specialty annual contracts.
• Assigns and reviews the work of technical level engineering personnel involved in surveying, inspection, design, drafting, and plan checking.

• Performs special assignments as requested to include researching and preparing reports and projects, developing and implementing programs and presenting technical data to management, elected officials and others.

• Writes memorandums, letters, and technical reports of all findings, conclusions and recommendations based on a thorough analysis and interpretation of data for presentation to others.

• Creates and designs plans and specifications using all available sources of background information, for a project or programs to meet the needs of the City or Department.

• Interprets codes, ordinances, statues, construction plans and right-of-way plans.

• Revises construction plans, prepares "as-built" drawings, and prepares detailed cost estimates as required.

• Assists in the direction of the activities of the City survey crew, for the construction of public works/utility projects.

• May represent the department at various meetings as requested.

• Performs field reviews of all new and upgraded improvements and provides a list of any errors or omissions in the plans and specifications.

• Attends pre-bid and pre-construction conferences and answers questions related to the project either verbally or in writing.

• Assures that field notes and sketches are sufficient to help interpret electronic field data stored in data collector.

• Performs advanced simulations using a complex water or waste water model which includes multiple pump stations and control valves.

• Inputs project information in systems and maintains various spreadsheets for tracking project awards, notices of completion, contractor payments, and other items.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED: (Depending Upon Assignment)
• Computer
• Calculator
• Vehicle

Education and Experience
• Associate's degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school in engineering or related field; and,

• Four or more years of progressively responsible related experience; or,

• An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

• Experience with land development permitting software, computer-aided drafting (CAD), and ESRI is preferred (depending upon division and section assignment).

Licenses and Certifications (Depending upon area of assignment)
• Must possess a valid state driver's license and maintain satisfactory motor vehicle record with the ability to obtain appropriate Nevada state driver's license within required time frame.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.

• Researching, compiling and summarizing a variety of information and statistical data and materials.

• Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines and following up assignments with a minimum of direction.

• Good mathematical skills.

• Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

• Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.

• Ability to read and understand engineering plans and specifications.

• Ability to coordinate complex public works projects with consultants, contractors, utilities, and other agencies.

• Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions, giving close attention to details.

• Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operations and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and so forth.

• Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and government regulations.

• Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

• Ability to provide technical supervision over lower level technical and administrative support personnel.

• While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, feel, climb, balance, talk, hear and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

• Works in a normal office environment where there is little or no physical discomfort associated with changes in weather or discomfort associated with noise, dust, dirt and the like.

• Working conditions are typically moderately quiet.

• Regular and timely attendance is required.

This class specification may not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this description. Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodations for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant as possible.
**NRS 286.042
NV PERS Official Policy 11.6

Additional Information

  • People Group: Teamster Non Supervisor


  • Grade: TNE-18
  • Minimum Salary: 28.05
  • Maximum Salary: 44.19
  • Pay Basis: HOURLY
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