Engineering Technician III

Espanola - New Mexico (NM),

State of New Mexico

Estimated salary $35,435 - $56,696 a year

Job Description:


$17.04 - $27.26 Hourly

$35,435 - $56,696 Annually

This position is a Pay Band EC

Purpose of Position

This posting will be used to conduct ongoing recruitment and will remain open until position has been filled.

Why does the job exist?

This position serves as a lead inspector on roadway, bridge, and maintenance construction projects, providing instruction and direction to other inspectors in the inspection, testing, and documentation of construction projects. This position is subject to be assigned to other project offices throughout the District Five area.

How does it get done?

The position will perform independent field inspections, conduct field materials sampling and testing, and the inspection of roadways, structures, and miscellaneous items to provide a safe, quality, and cost effective transportation system. This position will also document work activities and process project documents as well as verify documentation for completeness to ensure all contractual guidelines and/or special provisions are met.

Who are the customers?

The traveling public.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have experience in:

  • Aggregate certification
  • Soils certification
  • HMA
  • Concrete field and lab certification
  • Nuclear Densometer certification
  • Site Manager
  • Share time and attendance
  • Interpret construction plans and contracts

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

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: Martha Estrada, (505) 690-5472 "mailto: [email protected]">Email

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.

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