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Senior Engineering Technician (NON COMPETITIVE)

City of Cincinnati

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
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Senior Engineering Technician (NON COMPETITIVE)


$61,001.58 - $81,981.02 Annually


Ohio 45202, OH

Job Type

Full-time Classified

Job Number



Recreation Commission

Opening Date


Closing Date

9/22/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
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General Statement of Duties

Performs a variety of technical activities; conducts drafting, design and other technical tasks related to projects, programs, operations, and maintenance of various facilities. Assists in review of construction or development plans and specifications; conducts a variety of preliminary surveys, investigations, inspections, construction layouts and tests; conducts research as assigned; performs the more technical duties related to the assigned area of responsibility; assists in providing technical guidance to lower-level engineering technician staff. Performs in-depth investigations to diagnose root cause of problems and develops cost effective solutions.

Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)

(Illustrative only. Any one position may not require all of the listed KSAs nor do the listed examples include all the KSAs which may be required.)

Knowledge Of

Principles of engineering as related to assigned area of responsibility.

Principles and practices of construction related to assigned area of responsibility.

Principles and practices of surveying; set-up and use of surveying equipment.

Equipment and techniques used to inspect, clean, monitor, repair, and rehabilitate various facilities.

City of Cincinnati engineering standards.

City of Cincinnati Safety Manual and principles and practices of medical first aid.

Rules and regulations pertaining to assigned area of responsibility.

Principles and practices of drafting by hand and with AutoCAD and/or ArcView and editing Geographic Information System using ArcGIS.

Techniques of production of technical drawings and reproducing plans, drawings, etc.

Principles and practices of producing property surveys, preliminary surveys and construction layouts.

Technical mathematics: algebra, trigonometry, geometry, etc.; mathematical functions related to engineering.

Pertinent state, federal and local laws, regulations and codes, including residential construction standards, plumbing and building codes.

Skill To

Operate surveying equipment and equipment and electronics related to assigned area of responsibility.

Use designated computer software packages in performance of assigned duties with engineering functions, databases, and word processing.

Perform strenuous manual labor tasks, e.g. moving manhole covers, carrying equipment, clearing brush, etc.

Perform physical tasks such as climbing, bending, kneeling, etc. in performance of duties.

Communicate complex information in terms such that non-technical people can understand.

Work effectively with customers, community officials and stakeholders, and organizational officials.

Use a laptop computer in the field, as required.

Operate assigned vehicle.

Ability To

Complete assigned drafting tasks, using manual and CAD methods.

Perform mathematical calculations related to engineering functions.

Conduct assigned specialized inspections.

Read and understand plans, maps, plats and related documents.

Ensure project compliance with City and state standards.

Interpret and apply applicable Federal, State and local policies, laws, codes and regulations.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing and present written and verbal reports.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Conduct research via computer and by personal search of files, records, etc.

Lead lower-level staff in performance of work functions.

Review and manage invoices and contracts.


Required Education and Experience

Each applicant must have two (2) years of experience as a Civil Engineering Technician 3, Public Works Inspector 2, Water Works Construction Inspector, or a Wastewater Collection Inspector (including parentheticals).


One (1) year of experience as a Civil Engineering Technician 3 or Public Works Inspector 2 AND successful completion of 30 semester (45 quarter) credit hours at an accredited college or university in engineering, civil engineering, surveying, drafting, engineering mathematics, engineering computer applications, computer aided drafting (CAD), geographic information systems, or related courses.


Each applicant must have two (2) years of experience in the following:
  • Performing technical work of considerable difficulty and responsibility in wastewater collection systems, stormwater control systems, water distribution supply or treatment systems, special investigations, or engineering project management.
  • Leading a survey crew in the performance of engineering surveys.
  • Completing technical drawings and drafting for preliminary and final plans and reviewing and revising plans.
  • Troubleshooting facility performance issues.

One (1) year of experience performing the above mentioned duties AND successful completion of 30 semester (45 quarter) credit hours at an accredited college or university in engineering, civil engineering, surveying, drafting, engineering mathematics, engineering computer applications, computer aided drafting (CAD), geographic information systems, or related courses.

Other Requirements

Possession of a valid driver's license.

Some positions will require certifications or licenses that must be obtained during the probationary period, such as:

A valid operator or commercial driver's license

Certifications by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Working and Physical Conditions

Environmental Conditions: Indoor and outdoor environments; exposure to office computer screens; exposure to extremes in weather conditions outdoors; work with or in water, below ground, in confined spaces, on slippery or uneven surfaces; work with machinery, around moving vehicles, in or near public roadways; work on ladders, scaffolds, etc.; exposure to: dust from construction, fumes from sewage, poison oak/ivy, noise and vibrations; work around radiant and electrical energy.

Physical Conditions: Duties require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing and walking for prolonged periods of time; moderate and heavy lifting and carrying; reaching, pulling, pushing; climbing, kneeling, bending; general manual dexterity required; must be able to operate assigned vehicle.

The below information is solely intended as a summary of the benefits available and is subject to change. Not all benefits listed are available for every position. Benefits can vary depending on applicable labor agreements and/or salary plan. For specific questions, contact the HR Contact indicated on the Job Posting.

The City of Cincinnati offers its employees competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package designed to actively attract and retain quality employees' to add additional value to the City of Cincinnati's workforce. A summary of these benefits for full-time employment is listed below. This is a general listing of benefits for all employees and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing for all bargaining units.

The City offers a variety of training programs, ranging from job-specific skills such as computer and equipment instruction, to helping supervisors improve their management techniques.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Cincinnati is dedicated to providing equal employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation or transgendered status, or ethnic, national or Appalachian origin, or on the basis of any other category protected under federal, state and local laws.


The City of Cincinnati has 11 paid holidays annually that include:

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Day

President's Day

Memorial Day


Independence Day

Labor Day

Veterans' Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving


Health Insurance

The City of Cincinnati 80/20 offers 3 medical plans to all full time City of Cincinnati employees and eligible dependents: the 80/20 PPO medical plan, the HDHP medical plan with an HSA contribution, and a Health Reimbursement Arrangement for those enrolled on another non-city eligible group plan.

Eligible Dependents Include

Legal Spouse or Equal Partner

Child (natural child, adopted child, and/or child who the group has determined is covered under a "Qualified Medical Child Support Order")


Child for whom the employee or employee's spouse/equal partner is a legal guardian

Basic Life Insurance

A $50,000 Basic Life Insurance policy is paid for by the City for certain eligible employees. Full time employees not eligible for the City-paid basic life insurance policy are generally provided a similar benefit through their union group.

Supplemental Life, Long Term Disability, Accident & Critical Illness Insurance

Most full time City employees are eligible to participate in a supplemental life insurance program, a long term disability plan, and accident and critical illness insurance programs at their own expense. Premiums are determined by age, amount of coverage, and various additional factors.

Flexible Benefits Plans

Healthcare Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in the Healthcare Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay out-of-pocket medical, prescription, dental, and vision care expenses for employees and family members.

Dependent Care Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in a Dependent Care Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay work-related dependent care expenses. Participants can set aside money each year through pre-tax payroll deductions to pay for these expenses.

Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account

City employees can participate in a Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account (TERA) that can be used to reimburse expenses related to traveling to and from work. Participants can set-up a pre-tax payroll deduction up to an IRS regulated amount.

Healthy Lifestyles Program

City employees can voluntarily participate in a wellness incentive program that encourages and rewards employees and their spouses/equal partners for making positive choices for better health. The City of Cincinnati will contribute up to $300/year to a Health Reimbursement Account for each the employee and their spouse/equal partner for meeting specified program goals. These dollars can be used to offset qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Integrated Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)

This is a voluntary program that serves as an alternative healthcare option to traditional medical plans. If you have alternate group health coverage available to you through a spouse, equal partner, another job, or a non-city retirement plan, you may be eligible for this plan which reimburses you for the difference in premiums between the plans and your covered out of pocket expenses on the other plan.

Retirement Plan

The City provides a defined benefit pension plan for part-time and full-timeemployees. New hires and re-hired employees are required to participate in the City of Cincinnati's Retirement System (CRS), regardless of previous participation in an Ohio State pension system or any another state or federal pension system. CRS is funded by employer and employee contributions, and investment returns from plan assets. CRS provides retirement and health care benefits subject to eligibility requirements. The following groups are excluded from participation in CRS: Mayor and Members of City Council; Sworn Police & Fire; Police Recruits; and Rehired Ohio Police & Fire Retirees.

Deferred Compensation

As an Ohio government employer, the City offers employees the ability to participate in a 457(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plan. The City makes an annual match to your 457(b) of up to $750, or as otherwise specified in applicable regulations and union contracts.


By completing this supplemental evaluation you are attesting that the information you have provided is accurate. Any information you provide may be reviewed by the Human Resources staff and hiring department(s). Any misstatements or falsification of information may eliminate you from consideration or may result in dismissal. "See resume" is not an acceptable answer to the questions. The Human Resources staff will verify that you meet the minimum qualifications as outlined in the job posting, based on the information provided in your application and in these answers. Please indicate you have read and agree with this information.
  • Yes, I understand and agree

Do you understand that if your application does not include your resume and transcript that your application will be rejected?
  • I have read the above statement and understand that my resume and transcripts must be attached to my application

Do you have experience using Auto Cad design (CAD Civil 3d)?
  • Yes
  • No

Do you have experience designing and verifying ADA access?
  • Yes
  • No

Have you ever been a CPSI, and have experience inspecting, installing or designing playgrounds?
  • Yes
  • No

Do you have experience using Adobe design standard to create renderings?
  • Yes
  • No

Have you dealt with the city procurement process?
  • Yes
  • No

Have you inspected construction projects, and dealt with contractors? Approved invoices?
  • Yes
  • No

Have you applied for an ODNR Grant?
  • Yes
  • No

Can you run a survey crew (yourself and a co-op) to layout sites for construction, future designs, and property boundary issues. Includes layout sites, staking, elevations, meet contractors to make sure they are clear on project design. Create Surface pts, GIS (map making).Use Instrument TOPCON GTS-302D, Data collector-TDS RECON 200?
  • Yes
  • No

Do you have experience using Excel for data summarization and reports?
  • Yes
  • No

Do you understand notifications regarding this position will be sent via email, therefore, it is your responsibility to check your personal email, GovernmentJobs mailbox, SPAM, JUNK, and CLUTTER FOLDERS for any and all communication sent regarding this position?
  • Yes, I understand.
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Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202