Louisiana Department of State Civil Service ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN 2 - 4 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana



Depends on Qualifications

Depends on Qualifications


Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge, LA

Job Type



DOTD-Engineering & Operations

Job Number



11/1/2016 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

Engineering Technician (District Construction Office)

DISTRICT 61/GANG 266 Baton Rouge

JOB NUMBER: ET2-4-10/11/16-61/266-EAL

POSITION NUMBER: 13044 & 14151

NOTE: This position is NOT an Office Technician position. Incumbent will be required to work Overtime and Compensatory Time. Probability of also working nights and weekends.

This position is in a career progression group and is also being posted at the Engineering Technician 1 level. To apply, click here.

Engineering Technician 2 - Starting salary is $11.71/hourly with an additional $1.00 optional pay for every hour worked.

Engineering Technician 3 - Starting salary is $12.54/hourly

Engineering Technician 4 - Starting salary is $14.36/hourly.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

If you are unable to apply online, you may fax your Civil Service application at (225)925-1914 or you may mail it to Staffing Division, Department of State Civil Service, P.O. Box 94111, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9111. Please include the job title Engineering Technician 2-4 and job number ET2-4-3/9/16-90851-61-156-EAL on your application. All applications must be faxed or postmarked by the closing date of this posting.

NOTE: When submitting a paper application, you MUST use the latest revised Civil Service application, which is available on the Department of Civil Service's website. Older versions of the Civil Service application/SF10 will not be accepted and will be returned to you. You may download a Civil Service Application here. *Paper applications will be considered incomplete if the supplemental questions are not printed, answered and submitted with the application. Resumes' are not accepted.

Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

Checking for required test score - We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.

Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

DOTD EMPLOYEES: Refer to appropriate EDSM directive for required structured training requirements and PPM # 59 Workforce Development on training guidelines.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the work experience sections of the application.

For more job specific information, please contact:

Mr. Brian Hitt or Mr. Blake Guidry

Assistant Project Engineer

Phone Number 225-231-4123

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Eileen A. Lemoine

Human Resource Analyst


P.O. Box 831

Baton Rouge, La. 70821




One year of sub-professional engineering experience.


College training will substitute for the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience provided that six semester hours of each thirty are in one of these specialized fields: architecture, cartography, chemistry, construction management, construction technology, drafting, engineering, engineering graphics, engineering technology, geography, geology, industrial technology, landscape architecture, math, or physics. All specialized course work credited must be in the same specialized field. A combination of course work from different fields will not be accepted.

Full-time training in sub-professional engineering from a trade school or technical institute will substitute for the required experience on a month for month basis.


Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To perform a variety of basic sub professional engineering tasks as defined in the Examples Of Work Section.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

Close from an Engineering Technician 5, 6, 7, a professional engineer or manager of the agency served.

Supervision Exercised:


Location of Work:

May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Engineering Technician 1 by the presence of more varied tasks and application of basic knowledge/skills acquired through experience or training.

Differs from Engineering Technician 3 by the continued focus on training and level of supervision received.

Examples of Work


Inspects and/or gathers samples of drainage structures, Earthwork, base course, asphaltic concrete, PCC and other construction materials. Checks construction work for progress on contract plans and specifications. Completes all paperwork necessary for sampling and testing.

Increases familiarity and knowledge of Department procedures, policies, standards and specifications in order to process construction-related documents such as partial and final estimates; assists higher-level technicians in a Project Engineer's office engaged in these tasks.

Assists more senior technicians in conducting bridge inspections; performs simple mathematical computations and measurements.

Measures and computes simple areas of volumes for estimates of pay quantities. Prepares daily work diaries or field book entries.

Drafts plan sheets, calculates quantities and inputs information into BIDS program. Plots and drafts engineering/surveying drawings using personal computer and drafting software. Calculates quantities as needed to complete drawings.

Serves as rod-person/prism person in land survey crew. Serves as level instrument man and total station/data collector operator in survey crew. Loads/unloads, cleans and maintains survey equipment. Reduces, calculates and processes survey data.

Conducts traffic counts, speed studies and general data collection; compiles and presents data in a workable format.

Assists with entering data in an automated computer system and maintaining laboratory sample tracking systems. Learns basic technical terminology on the sampling of construction and maintenance materials, and operation of a profilograph; develops computer software and writing skills. Assists with interpretation of profilograph data to determine ride ability of construction projects.

Assists with data collection and compiling information necessary for a District Laboratory Engineer to recommend design considerations on district construction projects.