Engineering Technician I


Supervisory Civil Engineer (222)


Public Works


● Engineering Division 3100

● Stormwater Engineering 3110









JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Assists in the design and drafting of construction plans. Performs land surveys and assists in construction staking for storm sewer and street projects. Researches property ownership data and legal documents. Updates and maintains plat maps, storm sewer maps, and aerial maps. Assists the general public with questions or requests. Assists with emergency operations, including snow removal, as required.

1. Prepares construction plans for storm sewer, street construction, and maintenance projects. Reads plats, maps and construction plans. Translates accumulated field data and engineering data into construction plans using standard drafting techniques and computer-aided-drafting system (CAD). Computes surveying and engineering mathematical problems. Analyzes and recommends possible solutions to engineering problems. Determines quantities of materials needed based on plan specifications.

2. Performs land surveying and topography surveys for storm sewer and street projects. Reviews plats, maps and construction plans. Computes surveying problems and calculations. Collects existing field data using a total station, digital level and data collector with survey software.

3. Assists in performing construction staking for storm sewer and street projects. Determines proposed storm sewer or street locations from plans and stakes the location using surveying techniques and equipment. Computes surveying problems and calculations.

4. Researches property ownerships and legal documents. Investigates existing right-of-way and easements through documents located in the county courthouse or accessed through city and county computer records.

5. Updates City plat maps by re-drawing right-of-way and easement information on both city plat maps and storm sewer maps. Updates storm sewer plat sheets with locations of new storm sewer facilities.

6. Organizes and manages archived construction plans and documents.

7. Assists the public with questions or requests for information requested over the phone or in person. Answers questions, retrieves copies of plat sheets, city maps, storm sewer sheet, aerial sheets and any other prints required.

8. Monitors and maintains Overland Park Flood Warning System. Checks computer systems daily to ensure the production and accuracy of remote site reports. Troubleshoots problem gages and assists in problem resolution. Maintains remote stations in good working order. Troubleshoots transmitters and sensors.

9. Assists in emergency operations, including snow removal, as required.

10. The employee must work the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shifts) to communicate with subordinates, supervisors, customers, vendors and any other persons or organization with which interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals.

11. The employee must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.



High School Diploma or equivalent and 3 years of experience as an Engineering Technician OR a minimum of 2 years of college or vocational school in the area of civil engineering, computer aided drafting, construction technology, surveying, or related field OR equivalent combination of experience and education. Must have a valid driver's license and maintain an insurable driving record. Must have or obtain a commercial driver's license (CDL) within 12 months of employment with the City.

Certification in Autocad, GIS Mapping applications, surveying, or other certification relevant to job requirements is preferred.


Two years of engineering support, drafting (manual and CAD), construction management, and/or surveying experience.


1. Surveying skills

2. CAD skills

3. Computer operation skills

4. Good oral and written communication skills


1. Ability to compute mathematical calculations used in surveying and measuring

2. Ability to translate accumulated field data and engineering information into legible construction plans

3. Ability to read plat sheets and maps

4. Ability to read and comprehend City codes

5. Ability to analyze problems and recommend possible solutions

6. Exhibit diplomacy and judgement when working with citizens, contractors or other public officials

7. Ability to work under distracting conditions when surveying or construction staking

8. Ability to understand computer commands and generated reports


1. Hand/eye coordination adequate to operate surveying equipment

2. Ability to place construction stakes with the use of manual tools

3. Ability to traverse rough terrain

4. Exposure to vehicle noise and fumes (while surveying)

5. Exposure to extreme environmental conditions (while surveying)

6. Ability to draw engineering plans with the use of CAD

7. Ability to travel to field locations or other public buildings

8. Visual stamina and acuity to review maps, plans, and plats

9. Ability to operate print machine, plotter, and other drafting equipment

10. Ability to operate City vehicles


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.