Engineering Technician


Organization : City of Carpinteria
Job Category : Engineering and Technology
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : CA
City : Carpinteria
Salary and Benefits : $23.30 - $33.03 / hour, plus an excellent benefits package.

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First review of applicants will occur on June 11, 2021.

This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice. Prompt application submission is encouraged.

Under the direct supervision of the Public Works Director/City Engineer, performs a variety of tasks and duties pertaining to the programs and  projects both office and field technical paraprofessional work in the Public Works Department. Emphasis in environmental engineering, environmental science, or related education and training is desired, but is not a criterion of the qualifications. 

Essential Functions and Basic Duties:

  • Performs technical work in the application of civil engineering knowledge to plan, design, and/or 
    review capital improvement and land development projects. 
  • Performs construction project management, inspections, and engineering surveying on capital improvement and land development projects. 
  • Prepares engineering plans, reports, studies, specifications, calculations, and cost estimates including researching and analyzing data.
  • Performs project management in the preparation thereof.
  • May assist in representing the department at community or stakeholder meetings and workshops, inter-governmental agency meetings, utility coordination meetings, and City boards, committees, and Council meetings. 
  • Reviews conditional use permits, coastal development permits, engineering permits, and special event permits. Prepares permit conditions of approval. 
  • Researches and analyzes data used in the planning and designing of an engineering project. 
  • Applies collected data in all stages of an engineering project. 
  • Establishes and maintains effective communication, coordination, and working relationships with City staff and the general public. 
  • Responsible for related duties as required or assigned.  



  • Associate degree in engineering or related field. 
  • An Engineer-In-Training Certificate as issued by the State of California or another state or territory of the United States may be substituted for the degree requirement. 
  • A certificate in any of the civil engineering technology certification programs as issued by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies may also be substituted for the degree requirement. 
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid California driver's license. 
  • Must have a good driving record. 

Required Knowledge:

  • Municipal government operations, rules, and regulations. 
  • Public works department or agency processes and procedures. 
  • Civil engineering principles, practices, and methods. 
  • Construction safety including personal protective equipment. 
  • Personal computer hardware and business and engineering software. 
  • Office equipment.

Experience Required:

  • One to three years of progressive experience in civil engineering work.


  • Analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Exercise independent judgment 
  • Well organized 
  • Customer service-oriented 
  • Written and verbal communications skills 
  • Hand drafting and computer-aided drafting skills. 

Compensation & Benefits:

The salary range is $23.30 - $32.03/hour. Salary is supplemented by an attractive benefits package which 
includes, but is not limited to: CalPERS retirement, health, dental, life, and vision plans (for employee and 
eligible dependents), short- and long- term disability, 457 deferred compensation, annual leave bank, 
Employee Assistance Program, fitness allowance, and annual cafeteria allowance of $1,258.00. 

Hiring Process:

Submission Deadline:

The first review of applications: June 11, 2021. However, this is a continuous recruitment and may close at 
any time; the schedule of the remainder of the process will depend upon when a sufficient number of 
qualified applications are received. The recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior 
notice. Prompt application submission is encouraged.  

Application Evaluation:

All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. Those 
individuals meeting the stated requirements and who best meet the needs of the department will be invited 
to continue to the next step in the examination process.

The Community:

Incorporated in 1965, the City of Carpinteria (pop 14,000+) is an inviting seaside community with an 
abundance of natural beauty and small town charm. Located in Santa Barbara County adjacent to 
Highway 101, the City is located 12 miles south of Santa Barbara, CA, 12 miles north of Ventura, CA and 
80 miles north of Los Angeles, CA. 
Situated between the mountains and the coast, residents and visitors enjoy over 275 days of sunshine a 
year and average daytime temperature between 68-80 degrees. Carpinteria is an outdoor enthusiast's 
playground. Rincon Point is recognized as one of the finest surfing spots in the world. Beautiful beaches, 
a community swimming pool and picturesque parks and trails provide activities for every interest.   

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