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Engineering Technician I (DOT/D1 #10107670)

By May 8, 2023

New Mexico Department of Transportation

$14.63 – $23.41 Hourly

$30,427 – $48,683 Annually

This position is a Pay Band EA

Posting Details
Interviews are anticipated to be conducted within two weeks of the closing date.

NOTICE: This is a STRM (Sponsored Term) position.
This position is on a transient crew and can be transferred in other locations within D1.

Why does the job exist?
Performs highway construction field inspections, project documentation, ensures compliance of material and/or conduct field sampling and testing as needed throughout District One and ensure State and Federal specification compliance.  All inspections are to comply with the NM Department of Transportation (NMDOT) Specifications, NMDOT Standard Drawings, Technical Training Certification Program (TTCP) Certifications, Project Plans, Project Contracts, and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).  Maintain Accurate, updated documents for Department procedures and project compliance.  Documenting project personnel daily report, and quantities in Site Manager on a daily basis, completing pertinent field reports and testing forms as required by the Department.

How does it get done?
By overseeing contractors work including inspection and testing of materials used for roadway and bridge construction.

Who are the customers?
The traveling public and pedestrians.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
– Ability to learn to read and understand plans, specifications and contract documents to become familiar with project requirements and specifications for assigned construction projects.
– Ability to thoroughly document daily activities.
– Ability to perform basic math skills, including but not limited to performing volume and area calculations.
– Basic computer skills.

Minimum Qualification
High School Diploma or equivalent. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below.
Substitution Table
These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position:



High School Diploma or Equivalent
# of months or years of experience specified in the minimum qualification

Associate’s Degree
Zero 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 obtain and maintain Technical Training Certification Program (TTCP) training, OJT, and certification in all related fields (Nuclear/Densometer and Concrete Field Inspector) some may be non (TTCP) in accordance with Department policy, directives, and procedures within 1 year of hire.

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, including heat, cold, humidity, wind, rain and snow. May include exposure to: Sunlight, dust, pollen, chemicals, rough/rugged terrain, insects and reptiles, noxious plants and infected trash, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, toxic fumes/chemicals and/or airborne particles, and hazardous chemicals. High speed/high volume traffic and loud noises, confined spaces; Falls and bruises, considerable physical strain; Standing for extended periods of time doing traffic control or walking long distances; 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 outs for emergencies. Willingness to accept change of geographical assignments. Interaction with the public by phone and in person. Frequent temporary assignments that require travel and extended overnight stays to include weekends, holidays, and overtime are required.

Supplemental Information


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Agency Contact Information: Sabrina Gomez (575) 494-3294

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

Bargaining Unit Position
This position is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

To apply for this job email your details to sabrina.gomez@dot.nm.gov

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