City of Bakersfield

City of Bakersfield

Engineering Technician I


$31.92 – $38.79 Hourly

$5,531.93 – $6,724.12 Monthly






The application filing may close any time after ten days from the issue date of this job announcement if sufficient qualified applications have been received. Postmarks are not acceptable; therefore, it is important to submit your application as soon as possible. First application review on July 8, 2024.

The current vacancies are in the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department.

THE POSITION:  Under general supervision, performs work of average difficulty involving technical office and field work checking development plans for conformance with City standards; preparing and checking final maps, legal descriptions, plans, and specifications utilizing computer aided drafting format and performing research of record information in the Public Works Department.  Performs other work as required.

Representative Duties

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:  The following typical tasks and responsibilities are representative of this classification. They are descriptive, not limiting: Essential Duties:  Prepares property descriptions and drafts plats for annexations, public way openings and closing.  Prepares descriptions both written and graphic for property to be deeded to the City.  Drafts plans for public improvement districts, prepares estimates, calculates individual assessments.  Performs research work in checking and verifying names establishing ownerships, assessed valuation and similar projects.  Performs other work as required.
Full Job Description:  Engineering Technician I

Minimum Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Applications will be accepted only for those applicants who clearly demonstrate on the COMPLETED City application and supplemental questionnaire that they possess the minimum qualifications which includes:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or G.E.D. equivalent, AND four (4) years of experience performing sub-professional engineering or field survey work in a civil engineering environment including two (2) years of computer aided drafting experience, OR
  • Two (2) years of college in an Engineering related field AND two (2) years of experience as an Engineering Aide II or Computer Drafting Technician
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field may be substituted for the required experience
  • Valid California Class “C” driver’s license
  • Must be able to pass a background check

Highly desirable:  

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word; and AutoCAD.
  • Experience in traffic engineering, such as roadway design, reviewing traffic control plans, data collection and site plan review
  • Experience with City of Bakersfield Subdivision & Engineering Design Manual, California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and Caltrans Standard Plans.

OTHER MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Full job description linked above.

Examination (Weighted: 100%)

EXAMINATION (Weighted 100%) An appraisal will be made of applicant’s training, education, experience, communication skills and personal qualifications for the position. An appraisal will be made of the applicant’s education, training, experience, and personal qualifications for the position. Minimum rating of 70% is required.  NOTE: Admission to the examination(s) may be limited to those applicants who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications. Applicants possessing the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed admittance to the Examination. Employment applications must be properly completed in accordance with instructions on face of application form. All pertinent information needed to determine that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications must be shown on the City application and supplemental questionnaire; otherwise, the application will be rejected. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completed City application.

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