Modesto Irrigation District

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5 job(s) at Modesto Irrigation District

Modesto Irrigation District Waterford, California, United States
Aug 24, 2018
Full Time
The Modesto Irrigation District is currently recruiting to fill one full-time regular position under general supervision of the Water Treatment Plant Operations Supervisor, to supervise, operate, monitor, inspect and maintain a water treatment plant and its related facilities. Any qualified individual may apply. This is a non-exempt position and part of the Utility Services and Maintenance Bargaining Unit. The list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill other Water Treatment Plant Senior Shift Operator vacancies that may occur within the District through August 16, 2019. Examples of Duties: Duties may include but are not limited to the following: Operate all necessary Water treatment equipment essential in treating, transmitting, storing, and delivering potable water, compute chemical dosages and flow rates; Operate pumps, valves and other equipment manually and remotely; Inspect, adjust, and maintain equipment; Physical, chemical and bacteriological analysis of water; Maintain necessary records and reports; Observe and enforce District safety rules; Supervise and train personnel in plant operation and maintenance activities; Control plant operation using SCADA and PC based computer systems; Use proper chemical applications and storage. This job involves shift, weekend, and holiday work, including rotating or relief shifts. Other Related Duties Other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience, knowledge and abilities may satisfy the necessary minimum qualifications. A typical way to obtain the education, experience, knowledge and abilities would be: Education : High School diploma or equivalent. Formal course work in water treatment. Experience : Three (3) years of experience operating a water treatment plant as an operator in charge of a shift. Knowledge and Abilities : Knowledge of a conventional/direct filtration water treatment facility and appurtenances; Knowledge of membrane water treatment facility and appurtenances; Knowledge of safety rules and regulations; Knowledge of drinking water regulations; Knowledge of pumps, hydraulics, electricity and mechanical devices; Knowledge of basic laboratory and maintenance procedures. Ability to train and instruct personnel, assess changing conditions and initiate appropriate action; Ability to work with minimal supervision; Ability to prepare clear, complete and concise written reports; Ability to follow oral and written instruction; Ability to perform all duties in a safe manner; Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with others. Special Requirements : Must have a Water Treatment Operator Certificate (T3) and Water Distribution Operator Certificate (D2) issued by the State of California Department of Health Services at the time of appointment . Must obtain, within 18 months of appointment a Water Treatment Operator Certificate (T4) and maintain thereafter. Must have a valid California Class C driver's license. Supplemental Information: Qualified applicants must submit a completed District application. A resume describing experience and qualifications for the position is recommended. APPLY IMMEDIATELY. Screening of applications will begin on or after, Friday,September 14,2018. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed consideration. Applications will be reviewed on a comparative basis and only those most qualified will be invited to continue in the selection process which will consist of an overall assessment of the individual's skills through (1) oral interview; and (2) contacting of references to include current and former supervisors. The applicant must perform successfully in each phase of the testing in order to continue in the selection process. Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact Human Resources at (209) 526-7341. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-3933 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. The Modesto Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED AND APPLICABLE HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE AND OFFICIAL EDUCATION TRANSCRIPTS, PASS A MEDICAL EXAM INCLUDING A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN, AND A COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK. INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
Modesto Irrigation District Modesto, California, United States
Aug 10, 2018
Full Time
The Modesto Irrigation District is currently recruiting to fill one full-time regular position in the Information Technology Division to perform professional electrical engineering work related to the planning, design, maintenance and construction of microwave, fiber-optic, radio, and telecommunication projects; to perform a variety of technical engineering studies. The position will be filled at the appropriate level (Senior, Associate, Assistant) based on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Any qualified individual may apply. This is an exempt position and is part of the Professional and Supervisory Bargaining Unit. The list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill other Electrical Engineer vacancies that may occur within the District through August 10, 2019. Distinguishing Characteristics Assistant Engineer This is the entry level class in the Engineer series. Positions in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience. The Assistant Engineer class is distinguished from the Associate level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the Associate level. Incumbents work under general supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to direction as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned. Associate Engineer This is the journey level class in the Engineer series and is distinguished from the Assistant level by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new, unusual or unique situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Assistant level. Senior Engineer This is the advanced journey level in the Engineer series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, by the amount of time spent performing the duties, and by the nature of the public contact made. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series and may provide indirect and/or direct supervision over assigned personnel. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned areas of responsibility and possess registration as a Professional Engineer. Supervision Received and Exercised Assistant Engineer: Receives general supervision from a higher level supervisor or manager and receives technical and/or functional supervision from a Senior Electrical Engineer. Associate Engineer: Receives direction from a higher level supervisor or manager and receives technical and/or functional supervision from a Senior Electrical Engineer. Senior Engineer: Receives direction from an assigned supervisor or manager. May exercise indirect and/or direct supervision over assigned professional and technical personnel. Examples of Duties: Associate/Assistant Engineer Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Perform analysis of the District's microwave, fiber optic, radio, and telephone systems, and provide recommendations related to the operation of the systems. Plan, design, purchase and coordinate installation of circuit connections within and between the District's facilities and for inter-utility networks required for ICCP and NERC CIP inter-tie information. Plan, design, purchase and develop training for the District's Private Branch Exchange (PBX) and Voice Over IP (VOIP) network and related systems such as the Automatic Call Distribution and associated design of voice and data trunk lines. Assist with the development of the District's Information Technology Plan as it relates to telecommunications. Plan, design, purchase and coordinate installation of circuit connections over either the District's microwave or fiber optic networks for the telecom management systems for the Tl, OC-3 and Ethernet networks. Plan, design, purchase, implement and develop training for new microwave systems related to Irrigation Multiple Address System (MAS) SCADA, Electric system (MAS) SCADA, OC-3 microwave links, Tl/Ethernet backbone links. Assist engineering technicians with communications drawings located in the communication drawing index covering power system design, equipment wiring and layout designs. Prepare engineering studies and reports; prepare a variety of technical reports, documents, and correspondence; prepare technical specifications; oversee and participate in the preparation and revision of design and construction standards. Review NERC standards; provide support in preparation of compliance activities including preparation of Reliability Standard Audit worksheets as per NERC standards. May serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME). Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned. Senior Engineer Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Plan, prioritize, and review the work of staff assigned to a variety of professional electrical engineering tasks associated with the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of District microwave, fiber optic, radio, and telephone systems. Develop schedules and methods to accomplish assignments ensuring work is completed in a timely and efficient manner. Participate in evaluating the activities of staff, recommending improvements and modifications. Provide and coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies. Perform detailed and complex analysis of the District's microwave, fiber optic, radio, and telephone systems, and provide recommendations related to the operation of the systems. Plan, design, purchase and coordinate installation of circuit connections for inter-utility networks for ICCP and NERC CIP inter-tie information.Plan, design, purchase and develop training for the District's Private Branch Exchange (PBX) and Voice Over IP (VOIP) network and related systems such as the Automatic Call Distribution and associated design of voice and data trunk lines. Assist with the development of the District's Information Technology Plan as it relates to telecommunications. Plan, design, purchase and coordinate installation of circuit connections over either the District's microwave or fiber networks for the telecom management systems for the Tl, OC-3 and Ethernet networks. Review NERC standards; prepare responses to Compliance Questionnaires and Reliability Standard Audit Worksheets as per NERC standards. Perform duties and responsibilities of Subject Matter Expert (SME) for assigned area(s). Plan, design, purchase, implement and develop training for new microwave systems related to Irrigation Multiple Address System (MAS) SCADA, Electric system (MAS) SCADA, OC-3 microwave links, Tl/Ethernet backbone links. Supervise engineering technicians with communications drawings located in the communication drawing index covering power system design, equipment wiring and layout designs. Prepare complex engineering studies and reports; prepare a variety of technical reports, documents, and correspondence; prepare technical specifications; oversee and participate in the preparation and revision of design and construction standards. Perform the most difficult work related to the management of electrical engineering projects related to the District's fiber optic, microwave, radio, and telephone assets. Represent the District in meetings with regulatory agencies, Joint Power Agencies, and the public regarding District projects. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications: Assistant Engineer Knowledge of: Principles and practices of electrical engineering as it relates to the operation of the District's telecommunications systems. Mathematics used in the engineering field. Materials, equipment, and tools used in the construction industry. Modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding the electrical engineering profession. Modern office equipment including the use of applicable computer applications. Principles and practices of effective customer service. Ability to: Perform professional electrical engineering computations and learn to check, design, and prepare engineering plans, studies, profiles, and maps. On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures. Learn and apply District standards and regulations and electrical engineering policies and procedures. Learn and apply applicable laws and regulations related to the District's electric system. Learn to prepare accurate cost estimates. Learn to analyze and prepare technical reports. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Experience and Training Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: One year of professional electrical engineering experience related to the operation of District electric systems is desirable. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Electrical Engineering or a related field. License and Certificate: Possession of a valid California driver's license. Associate Engineer In addition to the qualifications for the Assistant Engineer: Knowledge of: Methods, materials, and techniques used in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of the District's telecommunication systems. Budgeting techniques and project management. Pertinent local, State, Federal rules, regulations and laws related to the District's electric system. Construction contracting practices including estimating, bidding, scheduling and organizing of construction activities. Ability to: Perform the full range of professional electrical engineering duties as related to the District's telecommunications systems. Interpret and apply District standards and regulations and engineering policies and procedures as well as applicable laws and regulations related to the District's telecommunication systems. Prepare accurate estimates of costs, schedules, personnel and materials related to telecommunication project responsibilities. Prepare concise and understandable written reports, studies, and other written materials, including Requests for Qualifications and Proposals. Experience and Training Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Three years of responsible experience similar to Assistant Engineer (Electrical) with the District. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Electrical Engineering or a related field. License and Certificate: Possession of a valid California driver's license. Possession of a valid Engineer-In-Training Certificate. Registration as a Professional Electrical Engineer highly desirable. Senior Engineer Knowledge of: Principles and practices of technical, functional and/or direct supervision and training. Principles and practices of electrical engineering as it relates to the operation of the District's telecommunication system. Budgeting techniques. Pertinent local, State, Federal rules, regulations and laws. Advanced project management methodologies. Modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding the telecommunication engineering profession. Principles and practices of safety management. Modern office equipment including the use of applicable computer applications. Principles and practices of effective customer service. Ability to: Provide technical, functional and/or direct supervision over assigned staff; effectively train staff. Perform the most complex electrical engineering duties including the management of complex projects. Understand and interpret local, State, Federal rules, regulations and laws. Participate in evaluating the activities of staff, recommending improvements and modifications. Provide and coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Experience and Training Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Three years of responsible journey experience similar to Associate Electrical Engineer with the District. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Electrical Engineering or a related field. License and Certificate: Possession of a valid California driver's license. Registration as a Professional Electrical Engineer. Supplemental Information: Qualified applicants must submit a completed District application and responses to the attached supplemental questionnaire. In addition, a resume describing experience and qualifications for the position is recommended. Apply immediately. Position will be open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a comparative basis and only those most qualified will be invited to continue in the selection process which will consist of an overall assessment of the individual's skills through (1) oral interview; and (2) contacting of references to include current and former supervisors. The applicant must perform successfully in each phase of the recruitment in order to continue in the selection process. Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact Human Resources at (209) 526-7341. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. The Modesto Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED AND APPLICABLE HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE AND OFFICIAL EDUCATION TRANSCRIPTS, PASS A MEDICAL EXAM INCLUDING A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN, AND A COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK. INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
Modesto Irrigation District Modesto, California, United States
Sep 12, 2018
Full Time
***THIS RECRUITMENT IS TO FILL THE SENIOR BUYER VACANCY ONLY. IF YOU PREVIOUSLY APPLIED FOR THE BUYER YOU MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR THIS VACANCY.*** The Modesto Irrigation District is currently recruiting to fill one full-time regular vacancy in the Purchasing and Materials Handling Department to perform specialized technical duties in the ordering of materials, supplies, equipment, and services. Negotiate, award and administer contracts. Assist departments in the development of specifications and review contract scope of services for completeness. Any qualified individual may apply. This is a non-exempt position and is part of the Administrative, Technical and Clerical Bargaining Unit.The list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill other Senior Buyer vacancies that may occur within the District throughSeptember 4,2019. Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Work closely with MID staff to forecast, schedule and bid: Transformers, circuit breakers, meters, cable, wood poles and other items used in the utility industry. Prepare Request for Proposals; evaluate price, quality, and value comparisons; recommend and award contracts and bids utilizing the competitive bidding process. Prepare bid requests for annual supply and blanket agreements; prepare detailed specifications, prepare quotations, tabulate and analyze bid results. Works closely with Risk and Property Department to request and obtain the correct insurance certificates. Maintain the Purchasing intranet website with current inventory part numbers, updated master purchase order agreement list and District forms. Bid and award the agreement for bulk chemicals. Process requisitions and contracts for the purchase of material, supplies and equipment for accuracy, completeness, and adherence to District policy. Locate and evaluate sources for items unique to the electrical and irrigation industries and general stock and non-stock materials, equipment, services and construction; obtain and determine prices, lead time, present market conditions, discounts offered and availability of goods. Provide technical assistance and make recommendations for the purchase of supplies and equipment based on price and conformance with specifications. Prepare and issue contracts and purchase orders. Consult with departments on needs and advise on new product availability; interviews sales representatives and search for new suppliers and innovative products. Assists in the development of department policies and procedures. Contact and resolve invoice, statement, RMA's, or shipping discrepancies with suppliers. Participate in staff meeting including monthly Engineering Standards Committee and Engineering Project Status meetings. Prepare business correspondence. Perform work of other department staff as assigned. Other RelatedDuties Other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience, knowledge and abilities may satisfy the necessary minimum qualifications. A typical way to obtain the education, experience, knowledge and abilities would be: Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Possession of a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.) or C.P.P.B./C.P.P.O. Certificate (Certified Public Purchasing Buyer / Certified Public Purchasing Officer) is highly desired. Two (2) years of related college course work. Experience: Three (3) years of increasingly responsible purchasing experience. Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of purchasing principles, procedures, terminology, knowledge of the methods of invoicing, including discounts and taxes, and laws affecting public purchasing. Current practices of a centralized purchasing operation. Ability to prepare, evaluate and award construction/service contracts. Knowledge of sources of supplies, materials, and equipment. Ability to perform complex technical and clerical duties relating to purchasing supplies, materials, and equipment; assist work of assigned staff. Inventory control and warehousing methods. Ability to work cooperatively with supplier, user and accounts payable on invoicing, delivery damage, shortages, overruns and shipping issues. Ability to develop and maintain records and files. Ability to operate business machines, including word processor, spreadsheet, and integrated Purchasing/Accounts Payable systems. Ability to work cooperatively with management staff, employees and the public; work well under pressure and manage people, projects, problems and time constraints in a courteous and efficient manner. Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing and provide excellent customer service. Special Requirement: Must have a valid California Class C driver license. Supplemental Information: Qualified applicants must submit a completed District application. In addition, a resume describing experience and qualifications for the position is recommended. Application screening will begin on or after Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed consideration. Applications will be reviewed on a comparative basis and only those most qualified will be invited to continue in the selection process, which will consist of an overall assessment of the individual's skills through (1)oral interview and (2) contacting of references to include current and former supervisors. The applicant must perform successfully in each phase of the recruitment in order to continue in the selection process. Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact Human Resources at(209) 526-7341. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED AND APPLICABLE HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE, PASS A MEDICAL EXAM INCLUDING A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN, AND A COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK. The Modesto Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
Modesto Irrigation District Modesto, California, United States
Sep 12, 2018
Full Time
The Modesto Irrigation District is currently recruiting to fill one full-time regular vacancy to assist in planning and implementing changes to computer hardware, network and software systems for the District, provide system level programming support, and ensure availability of all IT systems. Any qualified individual may apply. This is an exempt position and is part of the Management and Confidential Group. The list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill other Systems Programmervacancies that may occur within the District through September 12, 2019. Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to: Investigation and isolation of computer and network system problems; Formulate and implement solutions to identified system problems; Identify and evaluate projects using computer technology; Identify and evaluate software to meet user needs; Install and configure software selected to support system users; Evaluate and select communications equipment for use with the District's computer systems; Consult with management and recommend possible solutions for upcoming projects; Evaluate and tune system performance; Document programs and procedures; Establish future hardware requirements and prepare plans for the timely acquisition. Perform other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications: Any combination of education, experience, knowledge and abilities may satisfy the necessary minimum qualifications. A typical way to obtain the education, experience, knowledge and abilities would be: Education: Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or closely related field, with an emphasis in data processing. Experience: Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in data processing, communications or related field. Knowledge of: Data processing concepts to include software, hardware, and documentation practices; programming languages; operating systems. Ability to: Ability to provide support for the attachment of new equipment and devices; identify projects which could be facilitated by application of computer technology; assist users with specific and immediate problems; efficiently identify, isolate and implement solutions to computer system problems; work cooperatively with others. Special Requirement: Must have a valid California Class C driver license. Supplemental Information: Qualified applicants must submit a completed District application. A resume describing experience and qualifications for the position is recommended. APPLY IMMEDIATELY. The position is open until filled. Screening of applications will begin on or after, Friday,September 28, 2018. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed consideration. Applications will be reviewed on a comparative basis and only those most qualified will be invited to continue in the selection process which will consist of an overall assessment of the individual's skills through (1) oral interview; and (2) contacting of references to include current and former supervisors. The applicant must perform successfully in each phase of the testing in order to continue in the selection process. Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact Human Resources at (209) 526-7341. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-3933 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. The Modesto Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED AND APPLICABLE HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE AND OFFICIAL EDUCATION TRANSCRIPTS, PASS A MEDICAL EXAM INCLUDING A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN, AND A COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK. INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
Modesto Irrigation District Modesto, California, United States
Jul 07, 2018
Full Time
The Modesto Irrigation District is currently recruiting to fill one full-time regular vacancy to perform a variety of technical engineering duties including drafting, surveying, and mapping; to perform varied calculations for the District's electrical and/or irrigation system; and to perform field inspections. Distinguishing Characteristics Engineering Technician I This is the entry level class in the Engineering Technician series. Positions in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience. The Engineering Technician I class is distinguished from the II level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the II level. Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to direction as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned. Engineering Technician II This is the journey level class in the Engineering Technician series and is distinguished from the I level by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new, unusual or unique situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the I level. This class is distinguished from the Engineering Technician III in that the latter is responsible for performing the more complex projects and provides technical and/or functional supervision. Supervision Received and Exercised Engineering Technician I: Receives immediate supervision from a higher level supervisor or manager. Engineering Technician II: Receives general supervision from a higher level supervisor or manager. Any qualified individual may apply. This is a non-exempt position and is part of the Administrative, Technical and Clerical Bargaining Unit. The list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill other Engineering Technician I/II vacancies that may occur within the District through July 6, 2019. Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Prepare, maintain and revise detailed drawings, maps, blueprints, files, records, tags, schematics, graphs and summaries per instructions, through the use of computers, CADD programs and other associated equipment; Conduct periodic and final inspection of construction projects performed by outside developers and contractors. Calculate estimates of relocation costs and coordinate construction projects with outside contractors and District construction crews; and monitor contracts with outside contractors and prepare billings as needed. Prepare engineering reports and studies and job packages. Determine, review, and administer requirements for service to specific plans, annexations, residential tracts and commercial and industrial developments. Assist with surveying field work including but not limited to staking for irrigation, electrical construction, and right-of-way. Prepare work authorizations. Make engineering calculations; take flow measurements on canal and stream channels; draft and design District facilities. Close and audit work orders and WBO's. Make field inspections ensuring District rules, regulations, and standards are adhered to. Maintain files and prepare reports. Provide technical direction and training for other department personnel. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees, outside agencies and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications: Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Engineering Technician I Knowledge of: Engineering principles, practices and terminology. Basic methods and techniques of engineering, drafting, surveying, and estimating. Algebra, trigonometry, and geometry as applied to technical engineering work. Use and application of computer aided design software (AutoCAD, GIS). Applicable equipment and instruments used in drafting, surveying, design, and mapping. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Principles and practices of safety management. Modern office equipment including the use of applicable computer applications. Principles and practices of effective customer service. Ability to: Learn to perform technical engineering including estimating, planning, surveying and designing electrical and/or irrigation systems. On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures. Prepare, maintain, and revise detailed drawings and maps manually and with CADD. Perform technical research and make recommendations regarding elementary engineering problems. Perform elementary engineering calculations with speed and accuracy. Use and care for engineering and surveying equipment. Maintain records related to work activities; prepare reports. Coordinate and schedule assigned tasks. Maintain computer databases. Perform technical research. Plan, organize and prioritize assigned tasks and functions efficiently under time and pressure deadlines. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Experience: One year of experience performing technical engineering work that involved the design, survey and inspection of utility facilities is desirable. Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Two years of college with substantial course work in engineering to include drafting, CADD, basic electricity and mathematics at the trigonometry level. License and Certificate: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license. Engineering Technician II In addition to the qualifications for the Engineering Technician I: Knowledge of: Methods and techniques of engineering, surveying, drafting, and estimating. Survey techniques and practices. District functions, policies and procedures. State of California General Orders 95 and 128. District electric and/or irrigation service rules. Pertinent local, State, and Federal codes, regulations and laws, and District standards. Ability to: Independently perform technical engineering duties in estimating, planning, surveying, and designing electrical and/or irrigation facilities. Perform technical research and make recommendations regarding routine engineering problems. Perform complex engineering calculations with speed and accuracy. Prepare complete plans and estimates of projects. Experience: Three years of progressively responsible experience similar to Engineering Technician I with the District. Training: High school diploma or equivalent. Two years of college with substantial course work in engineering to include drafting, CADD, basic electricity and mathematics at the trigonometry level. License and Certificate: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license. Supplemental Information: Qualified applicants must submit a completed District application. A resume describing experience and qualifications for the position is recommended. APPLY IMMEDIATELY. The position is open until filled. Screening of applications will begin on or after, Friday,July 20, 2018. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed consideration. Applications will be reviewed on a comparative basis and only those most qualified will be invited to continue in the selection process which will consist of an overall assessment of the individual's skills through (1) written exam; (2) oral interview; and (3) contacting of references to include current and former supervisors. The applicant must perform successfully in each phase of the testing in order to continue in the selection process. Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact Human Resources at (209) 526-7341. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-3933 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. The Modesto Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED AND APPLICABLE HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE AND OFFICIAL EDUCATION TRANSCRIPTS, PASS A MEDICAL EXAM INCLUDING A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN, AND A COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK. INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE