Engineering Technician I-III / Civil/Utility Engineer I - Stormwater

  1. Job Description
  2. Qualifications
  3. Job Application

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the City Engineer and general direction of the Stormwater Engineer, this position will support the City’s Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) and Stormwater Utility.

Support of the City’s SWMP will include, but not limited to: reviewing permit applications, performing inspections, organizing outreach events, responding to complaints, performing field investigations, engaging with the public, collaborating with other departments, attending meetings, collecting data, assessing risk, researching information, applying and communicating municipal code, drafting and presenting findings, generating and distributing educational materials, issuing corrective orders, maintaining records, and updating the program to meet evolving standards and best practices.

Support of the Stormwater Utility includes, but not limited to: applying municipal code and standard specifications, comprehension and application of complex construction documents and project manuals, construction inspection and reporting, performing field investigations, collecting data, updating asset management and tracking programs, updating stormwater model, project development, grant application, management, and reporting, applying for local, state, and federal permits, drafting project plans and specifications, drafting, reviewing, and advertising contracts, managing consultants and agreements, managing contractors and construction contracts, budget tracking and reporting, record keeping, and effectively communicating with City leadership, staff, permitting authorities, consultants, contractors, the public, and other interested parties. Determination of Engineering Technician I, II, III or Civil/Utility Engineer I is dependent upon the needs of the Engineering Division and based on the candidate qualifications at the time of hire.

Civil/Utility Engineer I: 

Under general supervision of the City Engineer performs engineering work involved in the preparation of working drawings, plans, specifications, and estimates relating to the design, construction, and maintenance of public works projects and facilities. Such projects include street, water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and solid waste systems.

  • Prepares studies, construction plans, designs, specifications, and estimates. 
  • Prepares environmental documents and permit applications for projects.
  • Provides engineering support to operational divisions to support maintenance, repair, and operations of public works and utilities systems and infrastructure.
  • Computes and compiles survey data from field survey notes; corrects, updates and extends city mapping.
  • Coordinates the collection and entry of traffic and accident data for traffic studies.
  • Inspects Public Works projects for conformance with project plans and specifications. Verifies contract pay quantities.
  • Prepares and maintains various files and records concerning public works projects.
  • Responds to public requests for information and complaints concerning utilities, traffic and public works policies and procedures.

Engineering Technician I/II/III:

Under general supervision, performs skilled technical work in the assimilation, compilation, and specialized processing of various Public Works tasks and projects. The work involves review of construction plans and applications, performing and/or assisting engineers and other professionals in a wide variety of design, engineering, data gathering, construction management, construction inspection, and development review. Such projects include both public and private street, water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and solid waste systems.


  • Civil/Utility Engineer I: $36.838 - $43.977/hour ($76,624 - $91,471 annually) plus benefits
  • Engineering Technician I - $25.830- $30.848 per hour; ($53,725- $64,164 annually) plus benefits
  • Engineering Technician II - $29.077– $34.718 per hour; ($60,480 - $72,213 annually) plus benefits
  • Engineering Technician III - $32.722– $39.081 per hour; ($68,062- $81,289.35 annually) plus benefits

AFSCME Local 1619 Represented Position.

To Apply: Applicants must submit a City of Port Angeles application, resume and Letter of Interest to the HR Office. Applications can be downloaded from the City website at or picked up at City Hall in the Human Resources Office. Position is open until filled. 

Selection Process:  Applicants will be evaluated on the qualifications and related experience. Only applicants selected to receive an interview will be contacted.

Human Resources Office

321 E 5th St

Port Angeles, WA 98362

(360) 417-4508  ~ ~