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57597 / Engineering Technician Senior
City of Las Cruces

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Performs paraprofessional civil engineering work in the development and implementation of City
projects. Position involves occasional overtime to finish projects and adhere to project
schedules and deadlines. Position may work either primarily indoors or outdoors, depending on
specialization; outdoor work involves exposure to all weather conditions, dust, noise, heavy
traffic conditions, construction equipment and animals. Position involves light to moderate
physical activity; ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 60 pounds; may involve squatting,
bending, stooping, balancing, traversing, crawling, kneeling, crouching and climbing into and
out of channels and trenches; ability to move about construction sites; visual acuity to evaluate
field conditions; oral and listening abilities sufficient to perform essential job functions; safety
clothing includes hard had, steel toe boots and traffic vest.
Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity of services. Position
is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and City of
Las Cruces policies.
Meeting or exceeding the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate
in the process.
This recruitment will be utilized to fill a full-time, regular position in the Utilities Department.
However, it may be used to fill vacancies in various departments within the City of Las Cruces.
Designs City projects, including street lights, roadways, traffic systems, parking lots,
drainage systems, utilities, earth work and other related projects for review by a
professional engineer; collects field data and/or receives survey information; prepares
drawings according to field conditions and in accordance with City design standards.
Reviews commercial plans to ensure compliance with City design standards; meets with
engineers, architects and designers to discuss designs.
Performs three-dimensional modeling of buildings, landscapes and architecture; creates
various presentation materials, including power point, brochures and posters of projects.
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Conducts surveys using GPS instruments; downloads GPS information and produces
drawings of utilities.
Reviews subdivision plans and documentation; researches legal documents to verify utility
easements; uses GPS to mark locations of easements and utilities.
Provides information to private entities regarding water surface rights; updates and
modifies water rights data and GIS maps regarding surface water land; researches
technical trends regarding water rights, water supply and water transfers.
Researches the validity of water rights presented for sale or lease to the City.
Drafts design projects using technical manuals and computer-aided design equipment;
creates engineering drawings from field data, sketches, rough drawings, raw data,
diagrams and verbal or written narrative instructions.
Prepares contracts, contract documents, material specifications, specifications, written
reports, cost estimates, schedules, bid tabs and correspondence.
Reviews contract documents and plans against actual construction; maintains record
Coordinates project design and construction with contractors, government agencies,
outside utilities and the public.
Reviews contract documents and plans internally and externally for engineers, architects,
developers and contractors.
Conducts traffic plan reviews as part of private development plans; conducts traffic
Maintains and organizes data; analyzes findings; and performs calculations to obtain data
for accident statistics and high accident locations; recommends corrective actions.
Designs, bids and prepares City Council action forms and resolutions for maintenance
contracts; processes payments; maintains records of maintenance contracts.
Coordinates activities in resolving neighborhood traffic problems; schedules meetings with
residents and/or City staff; initiates the field data collection process; obtains necessary
Responds to phone or personal inquiries from the public regarding various questions,
problems or concerns; supplies information and documentation for various projects.
Researches property and right of way information; collects field data; creates a plat of
survey, subdivision plat and summary plat; submits plats for review; files and makes
copies of plats; maintains notes and files.
Associate Degree in Engineering Technology or related field PLUS three years of experience in
civil engineering operations, including plan review, design and GIS. A combination of education,
experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.
Valid driver's license required; position requires an acceptable driving record in accordance with
City policy.
Considerable knowledge of: Principles and practices of civil engineering; utility permits,
drafting, traffic, surveying, mapping, GIS and GPS technologies; engineering design and
construction project procedures; water rights.
Ability to: Communicate technical information in writing; read and interpret engineering plans,
specifications, plats, maps and other related documents; read and understand regulations and
ordinances; perform complex mathematical calculations; establish effective working
relationships; operate a motorized vehicle; operate a personal computer and various software
applications; use drafting equipment.
Skills in: Personal computer and equipment use.

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