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Engineering Technician III (DOT/GO/MODAL #18923)

By May 4, 2023

New Mexico Department of Transportation

$18.25 – $29.20 Hourly

$37,958 – $60,733 Annually

This position is a Pay Band EC

Posting Details

Why does the job exist?
This position assists the Rail Facilities and Permitting Section with owner oversight and management of New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) owned railroad facilities. This position also assists with NMDOT highway projects that involve coordination with railroad companies.

How does it get done?
Approximately 70-80% office work using AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, GIS (ArchGIS), Excel, and databases to prepare and/or review designs, contracts, contract exhibits, technical documents, letters and spreadsheets for highway projects with rail coordination; support and tasks related to ownership oversight of NMDOT’s railroad and railroad right of way; Approximately 20-30% field work,
attending project scoping and design review meetings and final inspections state-wide, as well as monitoring and inspecting NMDOT owned railroad infrastructure and right of way conditions and assisting with railroad grade crossing field inventories state-wide.

Who are the customers?
NMDOT executive management, districts, regional design offices, bureaus and sections; local government agencies; NMDOT’s railroad operator and tenant railroads; statewide railroad companies.
Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have the following:

* Experience in AutoCAD and GIS (ArchGIS)
* Experience in Microsoft Word and Excel;
* The ability to read, understand and interpret construction plans;
* Knowledge or experience in railroad operations, maintenance and design;
* Knowledge of Federal railroad regulations and federal highway regulations relative to projects
with railroad coordination;
* Proficient writing skills;
* Some experience or knowledge of surveying.
Minimum Qualification
High School Diploma or equivalent and four (4) years of relevant experience. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below.

Substitution Table
These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position:



High School Diploma or Equivalent
4 years of experience

Associate’s degree
2 years of experience

Bachelor’s degree or higher
0 years of experience
• Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.

• If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of “semester hours” in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.

Employment Requirements
Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License. Employment requires successful completion of post offer pre-employment physical exam and is conditional pending results. Pre-employment background investigation is required and is conditional pending results. Business reference check and Driver’s License verification are also required and employment is conditional pending results.
Working Conditions
State of New Mexico employees may be impacted by the Public Health Order dated December 19, 2022, which requires facilities licensed or certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), including all hospital types, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, hospice facilities and rehabilitation facilities, as well as assisted living facilities and adult day care settings, to adhere to all COVID-related requirements prescribed by CMS, including, but not limited to masking and staff vaccination.

Work is performed primarily in the field in varying weather conditions:  hot or cold, humidity, wind, rain and snow.  Exposure to sunlight, dust, pollen, chemicals, rough/rugged terrain, insects and reptiles, noxious plants and infected trash; exposure to moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, toxic fumes/chemicals and/or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals and/or asphalt and petroleum products; exposure to temperatures up to 150 degrees around oil distributor operations; high speed/high volume traffic and loud noises; subject to falls and bruises, considerable physical strain; standing for extended periods of time doing traffic control or walking long distances for litter control; hand dexterity required for some duties; numerous specific vision abilities to include: close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus; some climbing, reaching, kneeling and crawling to perform job duties; ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Work may also be performed in an office setting with exposure to visual/Video Display Terminal (VDT) and extensive personal computer and telephone usage to include working with faxes, copiers and printers.  May be required to work irregular hours and is subject to call out for weather, accidents and/or emergencies on short notice; frequent temporary assignments that require travel and extended overnight stays to include weekends, holidays, and overtime are required.  Willingness to accept change of geographical assignments; interaction with the public.

Supplemental Information


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Agency Contact Information: Robert Fine (505) 629-2830

For information on Statutory Requirements for this position, click the Classification Description link on the job advertisement.

Bargaining Unit Position
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement and all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and must be adhered to.

To apply for this job email your details to robert.fine@dot.nm.gov

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