CITY OF ISSAQUAH
SENIOR ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
Positions in these classes perform highly complex technical tasks in support of a variety of
engineering work. Incumbents provide support to complex municipal engineering activities and
contract administration. Positions require well-developed technical and interpersonal skills, the
ability to organize and prioritize work and to be able to lead other technicians on specific projects.
Advanced skills are used to deal with unusual or irregular situations. Because of the advanced
technical levels, incumbents are expected to be involved in the development of consistent standards
and procedures and to propose suggestions on how to improve City services and procedures in
development review. There is considerable contact with other City employees and inter-
departmental coordination related to engineering projects.
Reports to: Engineering Manager
Independently performs highly complex and advanced technical engineering tasks in support of
Positions in the Senior Engineering Technician class are distinguished from the Engineering
Technician II by the requirement of greater technical depth, experience, and independent decisions
making. Incumbents perform highly technical tasks related to complex engineering projects.
Work is performed indoors and outdoors. Outdoor work consists of field inspections that can expose
the employee to inclement weather and safety hazards such as falling objects, heavy equipment,
power tools, noise and vibration, dust and dirt, fumes and odors, uneven or rough terrain and
requires climbing, bending, stooping, kneeling and crawling. Indoor work consist of using a
computer and requiring the incumbent to sit for long periods.
• Develops construction drawings for proposed utility and street improvements using
computer aided design software.
• Reviews storm water mon