Job: IWMS/Capital Projects Technician (Extra Help-Open)

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Job Title:IWMS/Capital Projects Technician (Extra Help-Open)
Closing Date/Time:Wed. 04/18/18 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$27.81 - $34.76 Hourly
$2,224.80 - $2,780.80 Biweekly
$4,820.40 - $6,025.07 Monthly
$57,844.80 - $72,300.80 Annually
Job Type:Extra Help
Location:San Mateo County, California
NOTE: This recruitment schedule was amended on Monday, April 2, 2018 to extend the closing date. Final Closing Date will be Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

The IWMS/Capital Projects Technician will primarily provide technical support to the Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) program, as well as various Space Planning, Capital Projects and Construction efforts. The IWMS program is within the Facilities Planning, Design and Construction Section of the Public Works Department, and is responsible for administering and managing functions related to countywide use of office, administrative and support space, the logistics and coordination of departmental moves and relocations.  Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Enter data and run reports using computer based applications related to construction, project management and space planning such as AutoCAD, Visio and CenterStone
  • Create, develop, update and manage complex spreadsheets and database using MS Excel and Access
  • Create and update schedules using MS Project, Suretrack and Primavera
  • Create presentations using PowerPoint
  • Provide support and assistance to construction project managers and the capital investment program, as well as facilities master plan and space planning efforts
  • Provide information to the public and other governmental agencies, in person or over the telephone, regarding County procedures and regulations, facility locations, plan requirements and property ownership, which may require the interpretation of maps, plans, policies and procedures
  • Obtain and distribute copies of plans, specifications and similar information
  • Maintain, develop and update accurate records and files
  • Use specialized equipment to field verify and/or measure, develop and produce copies of maps, plans, drawings, specifications and bid documents
  • Perform related duties as assigned

In addition to meeting the qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate has at least two years of experience in providing technical support in areas such as architecture, space planning, engineering, drafting, construction and related other closely related fields. The ideal candidate has the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Understanding of contracting, project management and LEED principles
  • Familiarity with building systems, components, furnishings and specialty equipment
  • Working knowledge of construction, project management, space planning and architectural drafting
  • Proficiency in use of related software applications and associated logistics and interfacing
  • Knowledge of basic accounting and recordkeeping practices
  • Ability to create and manage accurate spreadsheets and databases

There is currently one vacancy in the Public Works Department. The current vacancy is an extra-help, non-benefited position. Extra-help positions offer temporary employment for 1040 hours which is equivalent to about six months; however, employment might end sooner depending on the needs of the hiring department. Extra-help assignments are at-will and the employee is paid on an hourly basis. Some extra help positions are eligible for benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Extra-help workers are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the extra-help assignment.

NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.

Knowledge of: Techniques, principles and practices related to the technical support area(s) to which assigned; basic engineering, drafting, survey and public works inspection terminology and concepts; principles and practices of plan review, field inspection and engineering drafting; applicable laws, codes and regulations; engineering mathematics through trigonometry; recordkeeping principles and practices; safety principles, practices and equipment related to the work; standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment; techniques for dealing with the public, in person and over the telephone.

Skill/Ability to: Perform engineering support work in the technical support area(s) to which assigned; perform independent research for collecting and summarizing information; prepare detailed written reports, correspondence and professional documents; use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines; interpret, apply and explain applicable codes and regulations; read and interpret a variety of plans, specifications and other technical documents; maintain accurate records of work performed; perform basic drafting work; perform basic field data collection and inspection work; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; use computer for word processing, spreadsheet and AutoCAD drafting.

Licensure/Certification: Some positions may require possession of a class C California driver license or equivalent.
Open. Anyone may apply. Thorough and detailed responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to the standard San Mateo County employment application. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight: pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%), which may include the evaluation of a written or performance exercise given prior to or immediately preceding the interview. Depending on the number of applicants, a screening committee may select those applicants whose education and/or experience appear to best meet the needs of the position based solely on the information provided in the application documents. Because of this screening process, all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the next phase of the examination process. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and all applicants must participate at their own expense.

Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the 'Apply Online' button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to the standard County employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required application materials.

Tentative Recruitment Schedule
Application Deadline:  April 18, 2018
Application Screening (tentative): April 23, 2018
Panel Interviews (tentative): May 7 or May 8, 2018

At the County of San Mateo, we welcome and celebrate the diversity of our employees, and strive to create a workplace where they feel valued every day.  County of San Mateo is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Analyst: Krysta Caronongan (03212018) (Public Works Technician I - N010)

Keyword(s): capital, project, tech, pub, construct, construction

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