Field Technician II

at Sussex County Government in Georgetown, Delaware, United States

Job Description

The incumbent in this class performs a variety of technical and 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; performs soil sampling, compaction testing and elevation surveys; collects data using satellite-based GPS equipment and 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 specialized equipment such as Ground Penetrating Radar, and Sonde remote transmitter to investigate complex utility locates; uses various computer applications to document and report discrepancies relating to County as-builts and record plans; performs data collection using satellite-based GPS equipment; arranges and attends field meetings; maintains daily reports, logs and correspondence; assists with staff training; participates in on-call rotation and responds to after-hours emergencies.

Knowledge of Federal, State and County Codes related to construction practices; knowledge of engineering technology, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) traffic safety and OSHA standards; ability to interpret construction plans and specifications; ability to complete elevation survey and use utility locating tools/equipment; ability to calculate slopes and material yields; 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: 869480

Posted On: Nov 09, 2021

Updated On: Jan 21, 2022