Engineering Technician

City of Irvine | Irvine, CA

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Posted Date 12/01/2018

The City of Irvine seeks an Engineering Technician to join the Public Works Department. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience performing general engineering tasks independently. The Engineering Technician updates statistical reports, inputs information into databases, and provides front counter assistance to public customers. To assist department staff, this position will frequently interact with developers, public agencies, other departments, and the public.

$24.83-$39.05 Hourly; $4,303.87-$6,768.67 Monthly; $51,646.40-$81,224.00 Annually

The ideal candidate will be a hard-working individual with excellent customer service skills and the technical experience to review plans and compile data related to transportation, plan check, or capital improvement projects. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Access, other Microsoft Office products, AutoCAD, and GIS would be desirable.


The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

• Reviews plans, studies, and specifications for compliance with need and City codes. Recommends project scope and design modifications. Coordinates plan review with other agencies.
• Conducts assigned research and provides input to or prepares related staff reports.
• Collects and compiles technical data and prepares related narrative and statistical reports.
• Prepares and updates maps and charts.
• Provides technical assistance and information to City departments, community groups and the general public. Coordinates assigned activities with private developers. Attends and participates in meetings as needed.
• May prepare annual lighting and landscape budget. Approves charges and invoices. Monitors expenses.
• Maintains and updates databases.
• Assists in development and review of design policies and standards.
• Develops and maintains records.
• Maintains knowledge of current general engineering principles and practices, codes, and policies and standards.


Associate degree in Engineering or related field with three years of general engineering experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities. May require a valid California driver's license.



The City of Irvine is located 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles and six miles from the ocean in Orange County, California. Irvine encompasses more than 66 square miles and has a current residential population of more than 267,000. Incorporated in 1971, Irvine is recognized as one of America's safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, state-of-the-art transportation programs and systems, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine's enviable quality of life. The City is ideally located adjacent to John Wayne/Orange County Airport and close to many of Southern California's largest tourist attractions, numerous resorts, and some of the state's finest beaches.

Irvine has also been recognized as one of America's Best Places to Live, according to Money Magazine. The City of Irvine also has the distinction of being one of the safest cities in the United States with a population of more than 250,000, based upon FBI statistics on violent crime.

The City employs over 800 full-time and more than 700 part-time personnel and has an operating budget of $199.7 million. The Irvine community features an array of entertainment and recreational opportunities, parks and open space, a nationally recognized school district, a vibrant business environment, and an exceptional quality of life that makes it one of the most desirable cities in which to live and work.

Public Works

The mission of the Public Works Department is to develop, build, and maintain public infrastructure by effectively administering and managing the design, engineering, construction and maintenance of City-owned streets, facilities, landscape, and other assets. This dynamic department employs 142 full-time staff members.

The Department is composed of nine divisions cooperating to create a highly effective team. The divisions include Administration, Signal Maintenance, Project Management, Environmental Programs, Development Engineering, Streets and Right-of-Way Maintenance, Landscape Maintenance, Facilities Maintenance and Fleet Services. Together these divisions provide essential services designed to meet City Strategic Business Plan goals.

To be considered for this position, please visit by Friday, December 21, 2018 for more information and to apply. EEO/ADA

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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