Kansas State Employment Center

Job Description

Job Title:   Engineering Technician Series

County:   Saline

Req. No:   191027

Agency Name:   Department of Transportation

Posting Type:   External  --> Click here for Definition of Posting Type

Applications accepted through:    OCT 24, 2018

Job Description:

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate: 
Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html.  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current State employees, are responsible for submitting a valid and up to date certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact (785) 296-3199.

Your application will be considered incomplete if an ACTUAL COPY of your Certificate is not submitted within 48 hours after the posting closes. 
E-mail: TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATES to: kdothqjobs@ks.gov

The position you are viewing is located in the Bureau of Structures & Geotechnical Services in Salina.  This is a full-time, unclassified position with benefits.  Pay begins at $13.95 per hour, depending on experience and/or the skill level of the applicant.  Upon successful completion of the one-year program, the incumbent will promote to an Engineering Technician and receive an approximate 10% pay increase.

An Engineering Technician Associate is the entry level for the Engineering Technician class series.  Successful candidates may be appointed at a higher-level dependent upon experience and qualifications.  All new ETAs must participate in the ET progression program.

• Works with all equipment and power drilling equipment during field operations and assists in the drilling operations.
• Collects and records data and is responsible for the classification of material, the subsurface position of materials and its engineering properties as used for design and construction.
• Reviews data for completeness and accuracy as it is obtained and reviews all information before completion of field work.
• Provides for the care and daily maintenance of core drilling equipment, sampling equipment and testing tools so the equipment receives proper storage and repair.
• Schedules and makes arrangements for repair and maintenance of this equipment.
• Performs minor maintenance on vehicles and equipment assigned to the Geology Section.

This CDL position is subject to drug and alcohol testing under the authority of the US Department of Transportation.  The selected candidate will be required to pass a DOT drug test as a condition of employment in this position.  A CDL must be obtained within 60 days of accepting employment.

Any Commercial Driver who has received a Confirmed Positive Test Result or the Equivalent and has not successfully completed all Rehabilitation Program requirements and follow-up testing requirements is not eligible for this position. (Per SOM 2.1.10).

This position is subject to a pre-employment physical testing. The selected candidate will be required to pass the screening as a condition of employment in this position.

For more details, download the full position description.

NOTE:  If you lack any of the required experience and want us to consider relevant education, you must provide copies of your transcripts/certificates before the closing date.

Essential Requirements:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Received a passing grade in high school algebra.  You can self-certify by submitting a statement that you passed High School Algebra.

Preferred Requirements:
• Training in the use of complex drilling testing and sampling equipment including techniques in coring and sampling difficult soils and rock. 
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and private officials, the public, co-workers and subordinates. 
• Experience in appropriate specialty in engineering, engineering technology, or a physical science field.

When completing a job application for positions at KDOT it is extremely important that your application is filled out completely with accurate and specific information. Applications may be rejected if not completed entirely and the job duties are not specific.

STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form.
(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

STEP 2: Complete and submit an ONLINE Application to the following Agency:
Transportation, Headquarters
OR Mail the PAPER Application to the following:
Eisenhower State Office Building - 1st Floor East; 700 SW Harrison St; Topeka, KS 66603-3754.

STEP 3: Submit additional required documents (including Tax Clearance Certificate) to the specific recruiter designated on this job announcement.
Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents.

For further employment information or if a reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the recruiter, Jessica Mills:
Email:    kdothqjobs@ks.gov
Phone:  (785)296-3721
Fax:       (785)296-0145

Veterans’ Preference Eligible (VPE): 
Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran"; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position. The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager. Additional VPE information can be found at http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/veterans.htm.

Verification of identity and employment eligibility to work in the United States is required by federal law.  For a list of acceptable documents that establish these criteria, please refer to the federal Form I-9.   KDOT does not provide sponsorships. 

The Kansas Department of Transportation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Find out more about us at our web site

Class/Uncl Full/Part Time: Grade: Hiring Rate: Pay Frequency:
U F 001 $0.00 Hourly

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