Field Technician I

at Sussex County Government in Georgetown, Delaware, United States

Job Description

The incumbent in this class performs a variety of technical and semi-skilled engineering tasks involving heavy construction inspection and/or damage prevention utility marking. Work is performed primarily in the field and field office. Work is performed under general supervision and may be reviewed for accuracy.

Construction inspection:
Inspects contractor’s work for conformance to County standards and approved construction plans; inspects installation of utilities such as sanitary sewer, storm sewer and potable water; inspects site work and road construction in private subdivisions, State right-of-way (ROW) and County facilities; assists with soil sampling, compaction testing and participates in field surveys; maintains accurate records; works with local agencies, contractors and the public; interprets both paper and digital construction plans; performs related work as required; responds to afterhours emergencies as directed.

Damage Prevention:
Locates and marks County assets such as utility pipes and cables; uses various tools, instruments and computer applications to complete field assignments; documents and reports discrepancies relating to County as-builts and record plans; assists with data collection using satellite-based GIS equipment; arranges and attends field meetings; maintains both paper and digital daily reports/logs and correspondence; participates in on-call rotation and responds to afterhours emergencies.

Knowledge of County Code and construction practices; general knowledge of engineering technology and Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) traffic safety; ability to read paper maps and construction plans as well as digital files; ability to use measuring devices and utility locating tools/equipment; ability to perform mathematical calculations; ability to move up to 100 lbs; ability to work in extreme weather conditions; ability to keep accurate records both paper and digital; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads, staff and representatives from other agencies.

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Job Posting: 869479

Posted On: Nov 09, 2021

Updated On: Jan 21, 2022