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Storm & Surface Water Quality Sr. Engineering Technician - City of Bellevue ( Job # 13-0092)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $5,116.22 per month
Maximum Salary: $7,059.73 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Utilities
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The City of Bellevue, WA is currently accepting applications for one full-time, regular status, non-exempt Senior Engineering Technician in the Utilities Department.  This position requires both the technical knowledge and skills to administer programs in their areas of responsibility, as well as the ability to conduct regular routine field inspections. The area of responsibility is within the Storm and Surface Water section, primary duties include coordination of a condition assessment program, contract management, review of development plans and customer service. 

 An employee assigned to this position will work as part of a team in the office and field and is responsible for making decisions requiring sound judgment and technical knowledge. The position is required to respond to emergencies on a 24 hour basis and have regular work hours of 7:00 am - 3:30 pm. 

Essential Functions of the Job

  • Develops and enhances operation protocols for the Utilities’ regional flood control system.
  • Oversees and manages activities related to condition assessment of drainage pipes through the use of contractors and in-house staff.
  • Analyzes and reviews data received from CCTV inspections and coordinates with the Engineering Division for repairs.
  • Conducts field investigation, data collection and monitoring for various projects, programs and assessments.
  • Assists legal department in assessing liability issues. Responds to requests for public information.
  • Collaborates with neighboring jurisdictions.
  • Provides technical engineering support for management and field staff, assist with comprehensive plan updates and physical feature inventory.
  • Prepares and review project plans, specifications and estimates including mapping and permitting process; public involvement and coordination with other City departments.
  • Responds to customer requests and concerns; research problems, collects and test data; proposes solutions; make recommendations.
  • Manage work of contractors, from bid solicitation to final inspection; ensures that project are completed on time and within budget.
  • Researches safety protocols and conducts safety meetings.
  • Inspects projects installed in the public right-of-way to ensure standards and maintenance needs are met.
  • Fills in for Superintendant when Superintendant is out of the office.

Supervision Received and Exercised

  • Works under the general supervision if the Storm and Surface Water Superintendant.
  • Supervise employees and interns as assigned and fills the role of Surface Water Superintendent anytime the Superintendent is out of the office.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited two-year college or university with a degree in engineering sciences or related field and/or three years professional related experience in utilities operations, with knowledge of system design, analysis and operations. Or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Surface Water experience preferred.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain within six months a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) training certification.
  • The position requires the use of a City vehicle on City business. Individuals must have current Washington State Driver’s license, be physically capable of operating the vehicle and have an acceptable driving record (see city standard).  Proof required at the time of interview.
  • Required job hours 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Must be available to respond to emergencies on a 24-hour basis.

Additional Qualification Criteria

  • Extensive knowledge of local, state and federal surface water regulations and programs. Ability to track and report on regulatory changes and industry trends. 
  • Ability to enforce, document, coordinate and perform code and engineering standards compliance.
  • Extensive knowledge of municipal surface water systems; knowledge of mapping techniques.
  • Basic understanding of engineering practices and design principles, construction practices and field data collection techniques.
  • Ability to understand complex and difficult drainage problems accurately and consistently; ability to accurately interpret data, report data, develop and present data and recommendations.
  • Practices of public administration; methods and techniques of effective technical report preparation and presentation.
  • Knowledge of commonly used software programs and databases for data retrieval, storage, and record keeping. Ability to develop and retrieve reports and perform data entry.
  • Ability to interpret policies and procedures and to respond to inquiries for information.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of utilities project design and plan review process.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate the work of various permanent and temporary employees.
  •  Must successfully complete a background investigation.

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reaching with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 60 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.  However, outdoor work is done in all types of weather conditions. Common hazards include traffic, equipment, and exposure to a variety of noise levels.
  • Work may routinely require the employee to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl, and work in water.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs, up to 100 steps or more. Walk/climb steep natural areas and stream channels.
  • Work in extreme and adverse weather conditions.
  • There will be a physical agility test as part of the selection process for individuals selected to participate beyond the interview process.


How to Apply

Click “Apply Now” to complete the application for this position.  For further information about this position, please contact Don McQuilliams at 425.452.7865.  If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact our IT helpdesk at 425.452.4340.


Payroll Title: Senior Engineering Technician                               Position ID# 795



Bellevue Service Center (BSC)
2901 115th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004