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Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur

in this geographical location.

Department: Transportation

Division: Engineering

Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa

Job Class Code:



Announcement Number: 34489

Open to all qualified persons.



Close Date:





Phone: (775)888-7902


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for another 9 Days 2 Hrs 5 Mins

The Position

Engineering Technician positions perform a broad range of duties involving technical engineering work in support of professional engineers. Duties include but are not limited to drafting, engineering calculations, surveying, materials/soils testing, construction inspection, roadway design, right-of-way engineering, planning, permitting and inspection, water rights appropriation and land acquisition in support of civil or related professional engineering work. Duties require the application of technical engineering skills, methods, and practices in compiling technical data, drafting, computers, computer aided software, operating specialized equipment, and preparing engineering related documents.

Under general direction of an engineer or section head, incumbents perform the full range of duties in the series concept and in addition function as a first line supervisor directing and reviewing the work of lower level engineering technicians.

This position is located within the Right-of-Way Division in Carson City. Under general direction, incumbent supervises the work of assigned squads of technicians; provides guidance and direction to staff and meets with division management and federal representatives; reviews and prepares completed plans, maps, title packages and legal descriptions, directs or conducts research of department's records to provide information to the general public, land surveyors, state and local agencies regarding the location of Nevada Department of Transportation lands; performs calculations, writes legal descriptions and reviews titles for the acquisition and disposal of land. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Nevada Department of Transportation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information (GINA), or gender identity and expression.

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To Qualify:

In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil, mechanical, chemical or metallurgical engineering, mathematics or closely related field and two years of progressively responsible technical engineering experience involving coordinating technical engineering work projects, having functional supervision over technical engineering work, providing technical supervision to lower level engineering staff, determining work priorities, establishing work procedures and techniques, and establishing standards and controls; OR Associate's degree from an accredited college, university or technical school with major course work in engineering, engineering technology, math or related field and four years of progressively responsible experience as described above; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and six years of progressively responsible experience as described above; OR one year of experience as an Engineering Technician IV in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements

A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

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The Examination

Engineering Technician 5- Right-of-Way

The exam will consist of a rating of training and experience weighted 100%. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. Your score will be based on the information provided in your application and your responses to the questions asked below. If there are several parts to a question, answer each part separately. Along with each answer, identify the position(s) and/or training (as described in your application) where you gained the background asked for in the question. Absence of experience/training asked for in a question is not necessarily disqualifying. Failure to answer the questions will result in a score based solely on the application.

Qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview.

1) Describe your experience with supervision or lead responsibilities in the training, monitoring and evaluation of subordinate employees in technical engineering-related work.

2) Describe your experience utilizing the Public Land Survey System to calculate parts of a government section of land.

3) Describe your experience performing calculations to establish land boundaries, highway centerlines and right-of-way limits.

4) Describe your experience writing legal descriptions of land, with emphasis on "metes and bounds" descriptions.

5) Describe your experience researching public records and interpreting records related to land titles and boundary surveys.

6) Describe your experience researching NDOT records for retrieval of information related to NDOT owned land rights.

7) Do you possess a certificate and/or license as a Professional Land Surveyor or Land Surveyor Intern? If so, please specify certificate/license number and expiration date.


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Division of Human Resource Management Northern Nevada 209 East Musser Street, Room 101 Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

Division of Human Resource Management Southern Nevada 555 East Washington Avenue, Suite 1400 Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

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