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Principal Engineering Technician

at City of Phoenix

Pay: $54,392 to $81,245/year
</span></span></p><p><strong>SALARY</strong></p><p><span><span>$54,392 - $81,245 annually
Posted: 4/15/2019
Job Reference #: 31467

Job Description

Job ID
Professional & Supervisory
Full/Part Time


Currently, there is one Principal Engineering Technician vacancy in the Programming and Project Delivery (PPD) Division of the Street Transportation Department. The incumbent would be responsible for designing and producing traffic signal plans and signing and striping plans (in AutoCAD), in accordance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and the City’s standards, as applicable. This position also applies civil and transportation engineering knowledge and skills to a variety of projects for the Street Transportation Department Capital Improvement Program (CIP) including studies, design and review of horizontal and vertical roadway geometry. The incumbent would be required to work closely with outside agencies, neighboring municipalities, and private developers to provide guidance on roadway geometry and propose alternate solutions, whenever necessary. In addition to roadway geometry and applicable design standards, a thorough understanding of the Street Classification Map is necessary.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Proficiency/expertise in AutoCAD and Microsoft Office applications.

  • Solid knowledge base of roadway design principles, including traffic signal, signing and striping design.

  • Aptitude for great customer service, excellent verbal and written communication and project management skills.

This recruitment may be used by any department for any current or future vacancies over the life of the eligible list.


First review of applicants will occur the week of April 29, 2019. Recruitment will close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications.


$54,392 - $81,245 annually. Appointment can be made above the minimum depending upon qualifications.

A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA plan; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days. For more details, visit: Unit 7 Benefits


  • Six years of experience in paraprofessional engineering work, including three years of paraprofessional civil engineering experience (or one year of experience at the level of Chief Construction Inspector, Chief Engineering Technician, or Chief Drafting Technician).

  • An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered.

  • Working irregular hours, second and/or third shifts, weekends, holidays, and evenings may be required.

  • Working at heights greater than ten feet, climbing ladders and being exposed to noise, dust, heat, cold, vibration, traffic and other outside working conditions may be required.

  • Moving objects weighing up to 50 pounds may be required.

  • The City job description can be found here.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - The job requirements listed above, plus:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a degree/certification in a related field.


Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list.

YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.



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City of Phoenix is an equal opportunity employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.

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