Engineering Technician I - Stormwater Inspections

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The Weld County Public Works Division is hiring for a Engineering Technician I (Stormwater Inspector). This position is an entry level Stormwater Inspector. Technical adequacy of work is reviewed upon completion. Non-routine work may be reviewed in process by supervisor.

$27.36 - $34.66 per hour plus benefits (see benefits tab on the job posting).The starting pay is $27.36 per hour.

This position is non-exempt from the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

As an applicant for this position, you should be aware of Senate Bill 19-085, the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. The act requires employers to announce the pay range for job openings.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned. (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class.)

The following job duties are established to outline the basic duties and responsibilities of the above captioned position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Field Work (25%)

• Conduct site inspections to ensure compliance with water quality regulations. Sites may include roadway construction projects, gravel pits, development on private lands, potential illicit discharges and stormwater features.

• Coordinate with multiple Public Works divisions, project contractors and the public (private landowners and developers) to ensure compliance with state regulations and construction specifications.

• Communicate with project staff and present solutions to issues arising in the field.

• Install, maintain and repair erosion control measures when found inadequate or damaged. On-call contractors will do the majority of this work, but immediate fixes may be required.

• Read construction site plans and verify field conditions.

• Develop and implement Stormwater Management Plans (SWMPs) for County construction projects.

• Maintain daily inspection logs, prepare reports and keep organized files.

• Map field data. Experience with Trimble GPS units and ArcGIS is preferred.

• Conduct water sampling at gravel pits.

• Communicate efficiently and concisely utilizing verbal communication and written communication, including writing reports and business correspondence.

Administrative (60%)

• Must be proficient in all Microsoft Office applications.

• Strong computer skills requiring data entry, speed, accuracy and attention to detail.

• Digital mapping of stormwater systems and erosion control measures via ArcGIS.

• Read, analyze, and interpret construction site plans, construction specifications, erosion control plans and regulatory permit language.

• Maintain and follow a personal calendar for inspection frequency requirements specific to state regulations and/or project specifications.

• Must perform work in a courteous and safe manner and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, contractors, and the public.

• Effectively present information including field logs, inspection reports, and construction documents supervisors, management, staff, the public, contractors and/or elected officials.

Other Duties as Assigned (15%)

• Assist with snow desk operations and be available for alternating weekly on-call duties, fall through spring, as assigned.

• Additional overtime duties may be required.

• Follow policies and procedures, the Weld County Code of Conduct and adhere to strict confidentiality guidelines and appropriate release of information outlined in both.

• Not all duties mentioned may be applicable to every position, and the examples provided do not encompass all possible duties that may exist within this job classification.

• Percentages of time in the above job duty categories may fluctuate.



• High School Diploma or GED, AND

• One or more years of experience in stormwater management and/or water quality regulatory compliance. Previous field work is preferred.

• Post high school education may be substituted for work experience, with training in a specialty field. OR

• Bachelor’s Degree with job knowledge may be substituted for the prior experience. OR

• Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be accepted.

• Candidate must pass a background check prior to employment start date.

• Candidate must pass a substance use screening prior to employment start date.

• Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license by the employment start date and maintain a valid license for the duration of employment.

• Must be able to complete CDOT Transportation Erosion Control training within 3 months of hire date.

Other Necessary Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, occasionally move and/or pull 50 plus pounds up to 61 pounds.

The employee will frequently stand, walk, and sit. The employee will occasionally climb, squat, crawl, stoop, kneel, carry, and reach overhead. Employee will regularly perform the following: reach angularly, wrist flexion/extension, elbow flexion/extension, supination/pronation, and grasp. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work environment could include: High-density vehicle traffic and congested construction zones and also adverse weather conditions such as rain, extreme heat, and cold. The noise level in the work environment could be moderate to high.

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