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ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN - STORMWATER - City of Gig Harbor ( Job # 19-0011)

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Minimum Salary: $29.25 per hour
Maximum Salary: $36.56 per hour
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Public Works - Engineering
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)



THE CITY OF GIG HARBOR is currently hiring for an Engineering Technician - Stormwater.  This is a professional and technical position in the engineering field of Public Works with a stormwater emphasis. The employee occupying this position is expected to perform complex duties, occasionally in the absence of clearly defined operating procedures, where independent judgment is required.  Technical problems are assigned which may require extensive research or extensive knowledge of the assigned function.  The incumbent will manage and implement the City’s NPDES Phase 2 Stormwater program with assistance from other members of the Public Works Department, perform plan review of private and municipal stormwater designs, and assist in stormwater-related support services for other City departments.  The incumbent will also be required to perform occasional field inspections and assist in answering technical questions over the phone and in person with engineers, contractors, and the general public.  The incumbent will be able to develop an effective working relationship with employees, city officials, and other municipal and state agency officials.

Hiring salary range for this position is $29.25 per hour - $32.90 per hour


Under the direct supervision of the City Engineer and general supervision of the Public Works Director, and within the framework of governing federal, state, and local laws and policies established by the City Council, the incumbent will accomplish tasks related to established Public Works and other City programs as well as tasks associated with general civil engineering.  Incumbent is responsible for compliance with internal policies and procedures, quality of work, compatibility with city programs and policies and manner and effectiveness with which he/she interacts with City staff, elected officials and the general public.


  • Manage and implement the City’s NPDES Phase 2 Stormwater program.
  • Managing stormwater-related grants.
  • Preparing periodic and annual reports.
  • Enforcement of stormwater maintenance requirements.
  • Review private and public development projects.
  • Assist with maintaining the City’s stormwater GIS layers.
  • Assist with drawings and GIS maps for Public Works and other departments .
  • Conduct fieldwork for design and installation of projects and to obtain mapping and project support data.
  • Maintain files of archived, current construction, and record drawings.
  • Assist the public seeking information on GIS and the stormwater utility system maps.
  • Prepare report graphics, charts, exhibits, and other technical information for other staff and for the public.
  • Review civil engineering plans, specifications and documents for compliance with adopted city, state, and federal regulations.
  • Serve as a member of Public Works’ development review team interfacing directly with applicants, design professionals, contractors and citizens to facilitate the planning and design of projects; assist other Public Works and Community Development staff by providing engineering expertise and guidance in the interpretation and application of regulations.
  • Assist in the maintenance and revision of the City’s development code and design standards.
  • Prepares written and verbal reports, responds to citizen requests and concerns related to development activities.
  • Have skills in automated plotting, scanning and copying using large format drawings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability:

  • The principles and practices of civil engineering as they apply to planning, design and construction of municipal infrastructure, as well as federal and state regulations affecting civil engineering projects.
  • The principles and practices of stormwater systems design and construction.
  • General computer skills and civil engineering software applications
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and other engineering documents; and assist in infrastructure planning and design.
  • Establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships with city staff, design engineers, consultants, elected officials and the general public.
  • Work independently and with others as a project team member.

This work is performed primarily in an office or conference room setting.  Field work is performed occasionally to review sites, collect data and observe construction progress. 


Physical effort may be required to lift equipment and system parts that weigh up to 50 pounds.  Occasional fieldwork in shallow ditches or steep slopes may be required.  Physical hazards may be present from exposure to traffic or rugged field terrain.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, with or without accommodation. 


Possession of a valid Washington State driver’s license and a history of safe driving is a requirement of the position.

  • Associate of Arts degree in Civil Engineering Technology or closely related field;
  • or two years of college with course work or training in civil engineering, environmental engineering, GIS, geography or a related technical field;
  • or equivalent training and experience that substantiates similar skills and knowledge.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD (Version 2013 or above) and/or ArcView GIS (Pro or above) is desirable
  • Certified as a Department of Ecology CESCL (Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead)
  • Knowledge of Department of Ecology Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington or similar manual.
  • Successful completion of pre-employment background check.
  • Valid Washington Driver’s License with satisfactory driving record.


City of Gig Harbor Civic Center
3510 Grandview Street
Gig Harbor, WA 98335