City of Prescott
  • 30-Aug-2018 to 01-Oct-2018 (MST)
  • Public Works
  • Prescott, AZ, USA
  • $51,230 to $67,870
  • Salary
  • Full Time

MAJOR BENEFITS FOR FULL-TIME REGULAR EMPLOYEES: Paid time off; ten paid holidays; employee and/or family health and life insurance; short term and long term disability; Arizona State Retirement and Social Security contributions; other optional benefits such as deferred compensation plans and additional life insurance. PROBATION: Each employee must satisfactorily serve an established probationary period. NOTE: When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an “otherwise qualified applicant” with a disability to participate in any phase of the selection process.

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   Public Works

Hiring Range:  $51,230 to $67,870

New employees start at beginning level of pay range.

FLSA Status:  Exempt (not eligible for overtime)


City of Prescott Department of Public Works is seeking a positive and energetic person to provide quality and timely plan review for new private development infrastructure. This person must enjoy providing service to the community, thrive in a team environment and demonstrate adaptability to a dynamic and fast paced work environment.  The person in this position collaborates with many partners to implement City Goals, policies and standards; oversees Public Works interest related to building and other permits.

The Senior Engineering Technician is part of the Engineering Review Team, works cohesively with the Community Development and Fire Department to develop and implement permit process/procedure and ensure business needs are met.  The ideal candidate has the ability to provide superior customer service while operating in a dynamic environment with diverse community interests and needs.  This position may have supervisory responsibilities.

Education and Experience:

A Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or related field and a minimum of five (5) years of work in the field of civil engineering or construction.  Any equivalent combination of education, work experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position will be considered.   Education/Training may be substituted for a maximum of three (3) years of experience.  Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license or ability to acquire one within three (3) months of hire. 


  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) credentials.
  • Two (2) years Supervisory experience.
  • Design and/or construction for new commercial, multi-family and subdivision projects.

Tasks: Performs plan review daily related to public infrastructure within the Cities permit center.  Perform technical level engineering support for customers with a focus on commercial development.   Reviews plats, plans, graphics for development plan review, legal descriptions and exhibits, and topographic maps.  Utilizes a variety of technical engineering programs to review and evaluate data from water, sewer, drainage and geotechnical reports.  May assist with project design using CADD for various in-house projects. Provides support to the City Permit Center.  Represents the Public Works Department at pre-application conference (PAC) meetings. 

Responds to questions from the general public regarding engineering and permit topics.  Conducts field observations of private development projects related to permits using checklists and General Engineering Standards.  Reviews topographic survey information and mapping for the design of roads and drainage systems. 

Reviews plats, boundary surveys and legal descriptions for the City, with the City Surveyor.  Responds to general inquiries regarding FEMA floodplain information.  Researches and identifies the availability of water and sewer service utilizing the digital Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping system, as-built plans and field data; generates and submits requests for water and sewer utility services, and calculates plan review and inspection construction fee charges, including impact fees. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and City rules, regulations, policies, procedures, codes, and ordinances related to public works.
  • Knowledge of engineering and surveying practices; ability to understand and read plans and as-builts.
  • Knowledge of water and wastewater utilities infrastructure and applicable laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations, applicable to design, permitting, construction and operations.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Knowledge of basic surveying and mapping principals and practices.
  • Knowledge of computer assisted drafting and design practices and methods.
  • Knowledge of FEMA and Floodplain regulations.

Skills in:

  • Skill in written and oral communications for administrative and technical purposes.
  • Skill in giving and receiving work direction and ensuring completion of all assigned tasks
  • Skill in organizing, prioritizing and accomplishing work within required timeframes, exercising independent judgment.
  • Skill in reading, interpreting, and applying plans, specifications, codes, and regulations
  • Skill/Knowledge of basic GIS.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Skill in reading and understanding FIRM/Floodplain maps.

Physical and Visual Ability: Sufficient to effectively and safely perform required duties. 

Hearing and Speaking Ability: Sufficient to clearly, concisely and effectively communicate in person and over the telephone.


Deadline:  Applications must be received by October 1, 2018

To apply for this position, please visit our website at:

(928) 777-1347        Email:      

EOE/M/F/V/H/D/NSE        Posted: August 30, 2018

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