Construction Technician City of Burnsville, MN City of Burnsville, MN

An Equal Opportunity Employer

OPENING DATE: 02/05/2021

CLOSING DATE: 02/21/2021

STARTING SALARY: $35.4942/hr. – $38.2062/hr.

SALARY RANGE: $35.4942/hr. – $44.2676/hr.

DESCRIPTION: This position participates in the planning, design, administration, and

post-project activities of City construction projects. This position inspects municipal

construction projects to ensure conformance with City standards while reducing nuisance

to affected residents and businesses. This position acts as a representative for the City

with contractors and citizens affected by construction. We will consider candidates with

less experience. Please apply.


Our values: Your contribution:

Collaboration: we value people and • Coordinate with team members effectively

perspectives to complete tasks in a timely fashion

  • Work with public works divisions staff to

ensure City standards are met during


Innovation: we are on the leading edge • Leverage electronic construction

management system effectively for

accurate record keeping

  • Leverage technology (e.g. laptops, GPS

unit, etc.) in the field to maximize accuracy

and efficiency of project record keeping

Excellence: we expect the best • Ensure longevity of City infrastructure

through inspection of projects and working

with contractors

  • Produce accurate records for reference on

future maintenance and infrastructure


  • Act as a go-between for residents and

contractors to provide excellent customer

service with quality construction


The most critical work to be done in the job.

1. Inspect municipal construction projects to ensure conformance with City standards

to ensure good quality and longevity of improvements.

  • Inspect construction while enforcing City standards.
  • Collaborate with contractors to ensure clean, safe, and accessible construction sites
are maintained.

  • Inspect and enforce erosion control requirements to project the City’s natural

  • Informs Project Manager of significant matters on construction projects to take
appropriate action.

  • Promote a safe work environment by performing tasks in a safe manner and utilizing

personal protective equipment.

2. Assists with development of project plans and specifications.

  • Gathers infrastructure condition data through preliminary structure inspections.
  • Drafts project plans using computer aided design software.
  • Prepares cost estimates for projects.
  • Drafts project specifications and construction documents.
3. Provides excellent customer service to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Respectfully communicates scope of project to property owners and keeps them
informed of project status.

  • Solves problems that arise on construction projects through collaboration with the
contractor and residents.

  • Responds to customer inquiries and concerns related to engineering matters.
4. Maintains clear and accurate records for construction projects.

  • Provides post-construction marked up plans for completion of record drawings.
  • Makes CAD and/or GIS modifications as part of preliminary design and/or record
drawing production.

  • Maintains daily construction diary and item record accounts.
  • Prepares monthly construction contract payment estimates.


People manager of the following:

  • None


What is encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Ability to work in extreme conditions, both cold and hot, outside and inside construction


  • Ability to assess and evaluate hazardous situations safely.
  • Work with employees and/or the public that may be irritated or upset.
  • Ability to work in office and outdoor settings.


Factors affecting how essential functions are successfully performed.

  • Ability to bend, climb ladders, and stand for sustained periods of time.
  • Ability to drive city vehicle.
  • Ability to walk on uneven terrain outside or unfinished areas inside.
  • Ability to lift up to 100 pounds with assistance on occasion.
  • Ability to walk and carry equipment up to 100 feet on occasion.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (We will consider candidates with less experience.)

• Education

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent and graduation from a technical

school in Civil Engineering Technology or related field and four (4) years of

public roadway and utility construction inspections experience.


  • Graduation from high school or equivalent and a minimum of eight (8) years of

combined education and experience in public infrastructure.

  • Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications.
  • Knowledge of municipal construction project standards and methods.
  • Ability to effectively observe, comment upon, and follow-up on the work of

  • Ability to utilize CAD, GIS, RT Vision, Microsoft Office, and other computer programs

  • Ability to perform the essential job functions independently and without direct

  • Ability to work on Saturdays as-needed when construction activities are occurring
(generally May – September)

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.


• Ability to guide and mentor engineering technicians and engineering interns on

construction methods, handling contractors, and providing excellent customer


  • Experience inspecting State Aid-funded projects.


  • Training and Experience Rating
  • Oral Interview
  • Other testing as appropriate
  • Must pass a drug test and background check



100 Civic Center Parkway

Burnsville, MN 55337

P: 952-895-4477

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