1 Year Limited Term - Engineering Technician III

This is a full-time temporary position with an initial term of 12 months, with the possibility of an extension at the discretion of the City. The position is open until filled.

Starting Range: $5,115 - $5,970 per month plus benefits

Job Description

The Engineering Technician III provides a wide variety of technical support to the public and Public Works Department both in the office and the field such as plan review, document processing (i.e. developer review), document archival, data collection, and inspection services for both developer and public projects.  Utilizes GIS tools to support technical analysis of facilities and property within the scope of department needs, such as utility mapping, infrastructure planning, addressing, and other needs. Assists with preparation of a wide variety of engineering designs and assists public by providing information regarding engineering practice and policy.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Associate’s degree with an engineering or GIS curriculum including survey courses.
  • Four (4) years of experience in a similar work situation or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates competency.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge of technical engineering principles in a municipal setting.
  • Familiar with ESRI’s ArcGIS Local Government Information Model and editing of parcel fabric preferable.
  • Knowledge of mathematics through trigonometry.
  • Ability to utilize computer to perform technical analyses relating to functions of the job.
  • GPS equipment for locating public improvements in the field.
  • Ability to proficiently utilize all equipment standard to the division and to adapt to new equipment as developed and obtained.
  • Ability to provide work direction to lower classified employees.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professionals, public officials, other employees, and the general public.  Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including orally and in writing, in clear, concise language appropriate for the purpose and parties addressed. Use tact, discretion and courtesy to gain the cooperation of, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, vendors, co-workers, other departments, and diverse members of the public.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, staff members, public officials, and the general public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing requiring attention to detail, good writing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to work independently or cooperatively as a team member.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD and ArcGIS.
  • Must maintain a level of personal integrity.


  • Possess a valid State of Washington Driver’s License and appropriate insurance at the time of hire for work-related travel and operation of city vehicle. Driving record free of any significant moving violations.
  • May be required to obtain a Notary Public license in the State of Washington.
  • Ability to pass required appropriate background checks.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is $5,115 - $5,970 per month plus benefits. The position is a member of the Teamsters Non-Uniform bargaining group. The City offers an excellent benefit package including:
  • Participation in WA State Retirement
  • Health benefits at 90-percent
  • Vision care benefits at 100-percent
  • Dental benefits at 100-percent
  • 12 paid holidays (10 plus 2 floating)
  • 15 paid vacation days starting (up to 26 days)
  • 12 annual sick leave days
  • City Matching Deferred Compensation
Qualified individuals should submit a City of Blaine employment application, cover letter, resume, and qualifications checklist via email to Samuel Crawford, 435 Martin Street, Suite 3000, Blaine, WA 98230. Open until filled. 

Job Description

City of Blaine Application Form

Supplemental Qualifications Checklist

Open until filled.

This is a full-time temporary position with an initial term of 12 months, with the possibility of an extension at the discretion of the City. The position is open until filled.


The City of Blaine is an equal opportunity employer.