CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

3A30
ENGINEERING AND SCIENCES TECHNICIAN TRAINEE


GENERAL DEFINITION

  This is engineering and sciences technician work at the trainee level. Employees in this class learn to perform a variety of assignments in support of various engineering, plant operations, surveying and scientific tasks and projects. Employees are required to participate in a structured City-sponsored Water Department educational program in Environmental or Engineering Sciences, developing knowledge, skills and abilities required to promote to full performance level engineering aide, engineering technician, construction projects technician, surveyor, treatment plant operator and laboratory technician classes. Employees perform basic tasks in the assignment under the guidance of a higher level technician, engineer or scientist. Assignments expand in complexity as employee's training progresses. Satisfactory completion of academic programs and achievement of required minimum proficiencies at designated intervals in the program are required in order to progress to the next level in the series. Work is performed under the close supervision of an engineering, scientific or technical superior.

ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

  Participates in a technology training program that includes but is not limited to:

  Learns to perform a variety of basic tasks in support of the following functional assignments:

CONSTRUCTION ASSIGNMENT

Learns to:

LABORATORY ASSIGNMENT

Learns to perform:

SURVEYING ASSIGNMENT

Learns to:

TREATMENT PLANT ASSIGNMENT

Learns to:

  Performs related work as required.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
(The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 3/08.)

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES

Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment if required by work assignment.


PAY RANGE: 7

Class Established:
CSC: 2/08, Ad Board: 3/08

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END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 3A30