Texas Department of Transportation
Descriptions.aspx General Description General Engineering Tech I: Performs responsible work related to transportation engineering activities such as construction inspection; routine, non-routine and contract maintenance inspection; laboratory tests and material designs; surveying and use of surveying instruments; construction record-keeping; plan review; and training other employees. Employees at this level perform work independently on assignments; however, all unusual issues are referred to the supervisor. General Engineering Tech II: Oversees and performs transportation engineering operations such as training other employees; construction inspection; complex maintenance contract inspection. Work requires application of engineering principles. Employees at this level establish their own work plan and priorities to meet set objectives. Issues are rarely referred to the supervisor but are handled at the occurrence. General Engineering Tech III: Oversees and performs transportation engineering operations such as training other employees; construction inspection. Work requires application of engineering principles. Employees at this level establish their own work plan and priorities to meet set objectives. Issues are rarely referred to the supervisor but are handled at the occurrence. Duties The essential duties for this job include: General Engineering Tech I Conducts routine and non-routine laboratory tests of highway construction materials, designs materials, makes calculations and records results. Moves items weighing up to 100 lbs such as wheel barrows with concrete, hot mix sample bags, hot mix equipment, etc. Drives to inspect barricades to ensure compliance with barricade standards. Drives to inspect construction and routine and non-routine contract maintenance methods and workmanship to ensure contractors build and maintain roadways, bridges, traffic signals and related highway structures in accordance with plans and specifications. Drives to inspect traffic control devices and their placement at construction project sites for compliance with specifications for devices, safety laws, rules, regulations and the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Prepares PS&E using automated programs, reviews plans, enters data and updates, stores and maintains PS&E documents and files. Maintains a daily activity of work in progress and status of completion. Maintains construction project records and bridge inspection records; processes related paperwork; reviews files for compliance with the bridge inspection Manual of Procedures. Performs intermediate-level design work; may use interactive graphics. Performs other job responsibilities as assigned. General Engineering Tech II: In addition to the duties of a General Engineering Tech I: Audits and coordinates with area engineers on monthly and final estimates, field changes, supplemental agreements, extra work orders and revised estimates of quantities. Inspects complex maintenance and construction-related work to include hot mix overlay to ensure compliance with safety, laws and regulations, contract specifications and departmental procedures. Serves as project leader responsible for construction inspection activities for a large construction project or for several small projects and a lead worker for construction inspectors engaged in inspecting construction methods and workmanship. Completes pay sheets for actual work completed. General Engineering Tech III: In addition to the duties of a General Engineering Tech I and II: Consults with contractors' superintendent on work progress and maintenance problems; reviews equipment utilization data and time\/cost estimates. Serves as project leader responsible for construction inspection activities for large and complex construction projects or for multiple district construction projects. Competencies The required competencies for this job include: General Engineering Tech I Applicable inspection methods, procedures and techniques Materials used in highway\/bridge construction and maintenance Applicable industry safety standards, guidelines and specification codes Plan review methods, processes and procedures The use of survey tools, equipment and instruments The Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices Industry guidelines, specifications and codes in the production and use of technical plans for the development and delivery of products and services Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups Performing design\/drafting work and preparing plans Preparing and maintaining records, files and reports Communicate effectively Work in cramped spaces (bend, stoop, crawl) and at varied heights Move up to 50 pounds and occasionally move up to 100 pounds Exercises logic and reasoning to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; makes decisions that support business objectives and goals General Engineering Tech II and III Laboratory testing procedures and methodologies Applicable plans, specifications and estimates preparation, review, processing and compliance requirements Performing calculations to include material and labor estimates, expenses, technical survey data and engineering calculations Applying engineering principles, practices and methods in job responsibilities Education This job requires the following: High school graduation or equivalent in general high school studies Work Experience This job requires the following: General Engineering Tech I: 4 years in Engineering support, transportation, bridge inspection Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated part-time equivalent \u00a0General Engineering Tech II: 6\u00a0years Transportation engineering, transportation work, bridge inspection Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated part-time equivalent General Engineering Tech III: 7\u00a0years Transportation engineering, transportation work, bridge inspection Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated part-time equivalent No Supervisory Experience Required Related College education or relevant technical training may be substituted for experience on year per year basis. Licenses and Certifications Licenses and Certifications The following Licenses and Certifications are required for this job: Must have a valid Class C Driver License at the time of application Safety Impact Certificate* Safety Impact certifications are not required at the time of application. As required, the Safety Impact certification will be issued by TxDOT at the time of hire. Other Conditions: This is a Safety Impact position and will be subject to random drug testing. Conditions of Employment Safety Impact certification are not required at the time of application. As required, the Safety Impact certification will be issued by TxDOT at the time of hire. Must pass a drug test prior to employment for safety impact positions. Safety impact employees will be subject to additional drug and alcohol testing during employment. Required to work weekends and holidays. Required to work hours other than 8 to 5. Required to work under exposure to inclement weather conditions. Required to wear personal protective equipment provided by employer and comply with all safety requirements. Driver's record check will be conducted by the Department. Satisfactory driving records are required for driving state or personal vehicles and motor driven equipment to conduct agency business. Must attend work regularly and observe approved work hours. External final applicants for any department position who could potentially be required to drive for the department must pass a drug test prior to employment and will be subject to reasonable cause testing during employment. External final male applicants who are 18-25 years of age will be required to furnish proof of registration or exemption from registration with the Selective Service System. Successful completion of a post-offer\/pre-employment physical exam at the employer's expense is required. If hired, employee must provide document(s) within three (3) days of hire date that establish identity and employment eligibility. A complete list of acceptable documents is on file with the local Texas Workforce Commission office or http:\/\/www.twc.state.tx.us\/. As part of its employment process, TxDOT may procure or have prepared a criminal background check. An applicant with an unsatisfactory criminal background check report is ineligible to be hired for the position for which the report is initiated. Remarks Examples of items to be moved are barricades, cement bags and traffic control devices. The Texas Department of Transportation reserves the sole right in determining the level of position based on the applicant's work experience, education, skill level and all other appropriate factors, and based on business needs. NOTE: Resumes and cover letters are not accepted, only online applications will be reviewed by The Texas Department of Transportation. Applicant Information If requested, reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities for any part of the employment process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.The Texas Penal Code (Section 32.52) prohibits the use of fraudulent or substandard degrees. Education and degree information listed on applications will be verified for all final applicants. See \Education Verification\ on http:\/\/www.txdot.gov\/careers\/verification.htm page for information on verifying degrees. Initial screening is based on the Education and Experience minimum requirements defined in the job posting. Interviewee selection is based on applicant information explaining how they meet each Competency requirement in the summary of experience). Official transcripts or other minimum requirement validations will be requested at the time of the conditional job offer.An internal applicant who is selected for a position in their current salary group that has the same state title is not eligible for a salary increase.An internal applicant who is selected for a position in their current salary group with a new state title may receive an increase up to 3.4%.AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY\/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER Job postings expire at 11:59 PM CST (Central Standard Time) on the Posting Close Date.
Texas Department of Transportation
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