STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B19

Class No. 2129

ENGINEERING SPECIALIST III

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs complex (journey-level) engineering work. Work involves organizing programs, activities, studies, and projects; collecting and validating engineering and environmental data; planning and design functions; conducting inspections and materials research and testing; and construction or fabrication work. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Organizes programs, activities, studies, and projects.

Performs engineering or environmental assessments, modeling, and monitoring.

Performs detailed design work on structures, roads, equipment, and machinery.

Plans, constructs, or fabricates structures, supports, or housings to accommodate specialized equipment.

Prepares plans, specifications, estimates, reports, and related documents for compliance with laws and standards; and makes recommendations for improvements.

Prepares correspondence and technical reports.

Prepares plans, specifications, and estimates for future projects.

Reviews the activities of contractors, operators, or civic authorities.

Conducts engineering fieldwork, such as surveying, inspecting, drafting, and design.

Conducts materials research and testing activities.

Conducts investigations of complaints.

Coordinates and monitors reviews of ambient air and water quality data to determine data quality and to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.

Collects and samples field data for engineering and environmental projects, and analyzes and validates data.

Calculates geometric, hydraulic, grade, and quantity estimates.

Evaluates, validates, and reports ambient air and water data for environmental monitoring in compliance with state and federal monitoring regulations.

Inspects the work of contractors and operators for compliance with laws and specifications.

Assists with planning and assigning work projects.

May provide technical guidance involving the evaluation of data, coordination of research, analysis of issues, and preparation of reports and recommendations.

May evaluate, design, and program computer hardware and software for engineering design applications.

May provide engineering consultation services.

May assist with the development of new or refined techniques, procedures, processes, and/or scientific methods.

May assist with evaluating data and conducting research to analyze environmental issues.

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in engineering work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in engineering, natural resources, mathematics, or a related field is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of engineering and data analysis techniques and theories.

Skill in the use of computers and computer-aided design equipment and in the use and maintenance of scientific instruments.

Ability to apply engineering concepts, to conduct inspections, to perform maintenance activities, to perform design work, to perform construction or fabrication work, to operate specialized equipment, to organize and analyze data, to plan and coordinate programs and activities, to communicate effectively, and to train others.


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Revised 9-1-17