Field Technician III

at Sussex County Government in Georgetown, Delaware, United States

Job Description

The incumbent in this class performs a variety of complex technical tasks involving civil and utility engineering, field inspection, damage prevention and coordination. Work is performed primarily in the field. Tasks are performed independently with general oversight and may involve supervision and training of subordinates within the Construction Inspection and/or Damage Prevention team(s).

Reads and interprets construction plans, specifications and related documents; performs complex field inspections and provides technical assistance to subordinates; utilizes various computer software for efficient task completion, record keeping and reporting; uses GPS equipment to capture data and utilizes related applications to analyze data; manages special projects and attends field meetings with contractors, colleagues and constituents; performs other duties as assigned.

Construction Inspection
Inspects and oversees all aspects of construction activities to ensure compliance with County and industry standards; participates in various testing procedures for pipelines and soil compaction; monitors horizontal and vertical controls and performs calculations to verify quantity and quality; reviews, tracks and documents construction activities to ensure accuracy of final record drawings; generates project punch lists and assists with final inspections; participates in after hour emergencies as needed.

Damage Prevention
Locates and marks County owned assets within County facilities, State rights-of-way, private subdivisions and utility easements; uses specialized equipment to evaluate complex field conditions associated with utility lines and documents findings for future use; conducts various types of field inspections and audits and may be assigned as team leader; manages special projects and maintains accurate records; arranges field meetings and provides guidance to others; participates in on-call rotation and responds to after-hours emergencies.

Thorough knowledge of County procedures, regulations, ordinances, and approved construction practices associated with utility and site work; general knowledge of engineering technology and ability to perform related mathematical calculations; working knowledge of Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) standards and Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) manual; ability to read paper maps and construction plans as well as digital files; ability to use various types of measuring and utility locating devices; 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, contractors/consultants, representatives from other agencies and the general public.

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Job Posting: 869555

Posted On: Nov 09, 2021

Updated On: Jan 21, 2022