In the Department of Transportation, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of basic technical work in support of transportation projects.
Initially works under the close supervision of an employee of higher grade; works more independently with acquired experience.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Collects and collates field data; takes and reviews field notes; calculates areas and volumes using standard formulas and field measurements; prepares reports, sketches and drawings; reviews plans and reports; inspects construction work, equipment and property for conformance to plans, specifications and standards; inspects bridges and other structures for condition of structural elements and coatings; inspects waterways; prepares cost estimates; sets up, operates, and maintains equipment; obtains and transports material samples and performs field or laboratory tests; assists in the review of concrete and Hot Mix Asphalt mix designs; may utilize computers to record and update data; may calibrate equipment; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
General knowledge of construction methods and materials; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to perform mathematical calculations; ability to create, read and interpret scales, diagrams, plans, specifications and drawings; ability to use and maintain equipment and instruments; basic knowledge of construction engineering principles and practices; ability to prepare accurate sketches and drawings; ability to keep documentation and records; ability to utilize computer software.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Three (3) years of experience involving the inspection of transportation construction projects; or testing of transportation materials; or bridge safety inspection.
College training in Construction Management, Engineering Technology, Construction Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, or closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years for an Associate's degree.
Possession of at least Level II certification in the Civil Engineering Technology-Transportation Program, Highway Construction, Highway Materials or Bridge Safety Inspection from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) may be substituted for two (2) years of General Experience.
For state employees, one (1) year as a Transportation Technician Trainee may be substituted for the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operatorís license.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
A physical examination may be required.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from highway, bridge, railroad or construction environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.