Senior Engineering Technician – Public Works

  • Clark County
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Jan 24, 2020
Full time Government

Job Description

In the Department of Public Works at Clark County, we look for people who can grow, think, lead and inspire. We seek leaders, achievers and doers who bring skill, passion and commitment to public service. Join the dedicated team of the Clean Water Division in Public Works and help make an impact in your community by working to apply, adapt and improve programs to protect water quality from stormwater impacts. As the Senior Engineering Technician, you will perform mapping of complex public and private stormwater infrastructure features in the county’s stormwater GIS database, and perform field work to assist the private facility inspection and maintenance technical assistance program. The position will primarily complete GIS and database related tasks including: Classifying, georeferencing, digitizing, and attributing stormwater infrastructure assets into a Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS Desktop 10.5) database; Collecting, processing, uploading, and linking engineering as-built plans, and; Tracking, evaluating, and reporting assets associated with stormwater infrastructure dedications to comply with state Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) requirements. The position will also be a resource for other Clean Water Division activities, including but not limited to: Field investigations to clarify as-built conditions and evaluate unmapped areas; Field and desk mapping of roadside ditches and stormwater outfalls; Locating and researching plats, design plans, covenants, permits, and other development-related documents; Providing pollutant source control technical assistance to businesses; and, Providing technical support for stormwater fee-related issues. This position is represented by Local 17 Professional and Technical Employees. This posting is open until filled. A first review of applications will take place after January 24, 2020.




Education and Experience: 


  • Associate of Science Degree in Engineering Technology
  • Three years’ experience in a position equivalent to an Engineering Technician, preferably in development review or in a GIS-related role.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Geography (GIS emphasis), or related field may be substituted for the required educational experience.
  • Possess or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license by date of appointment.


The ideal candidate will have the following strengths:


  • Proficiency with Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS Desktop 10.5) entering, editing, and updating spatial and tabular data.
  • Design and/or technical review of residential and commercial stormwater project plans with an emphasis on stormwater control structures.
  • Experience designing and building stormwater infrastructure.
  • Familiarity with the Clark County or Western Washington equivalent Stormwater Manuals and NPDES permit requirements.


Knowledge of: GIS databases including creating, editing, managing on a network, and verifying map layers and spatial data using field checks or reference data, basic engineering principles and practices, physical and mathematical calculations, stormwater treatment and flow control design, engineering plan and plat content and format, municipal stormwater permit requirements, development process and procedures including pertinent legal and contractual documents.


Ability to: interpret construction plans and specifications, use a personal computer, interact with the general public and staff, perform technical research work on routine stormwater infrastructure design problems, communicate professionally both orally and in writing, analyze data and provide professional opinion based on solid engineering principles, calculate infrastructure values based on unit costs and as-built plans, understand department policies and procedures as well as work standards and codes applicable to the job.


An online application is required. For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at:

Equal Opportunity Employer

Clark County is committed to increasing the ethnic, cultural and social diversity of its workforce and ensuring that diversity is a key priority of our organization. We are committed to providing equal opportunity and access regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Clark County’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan is available at

If you are in need of ADA/Section 504 assistance for accommodations, please contact Human Resources at (360) 397-2456; Relay (800) 833-6388.

Close Date: Open Until Filled



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