Technical Assistant II

  • Technical Assistant II
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  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
4717
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$26,928.00 – $36,924.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,122.00 – $1,538.50
Pay Grade: 
A14

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Definition

This is entry-level technical work assisting with field, laboratory, or office assignments; planning for land surveying, geology, hydrology, or architecture activities; or engineering activities that include construction, renovation, and/or inspection of facilities.

Job Duties

Assists with the review and/or preparation of plans, specifications, blueprints, maps, and related documents; reviews for details such as construction measurements, size of units, capacities, length of pipelines, reinforcements, and unit locations.

Transports, prepares, maintains, and cleans equipment and vehicles.

Enters and maintains geologic, surveying, architectural engineering, or hydrologic information into computer databases.

Assists with calculating quantities of required materials.

Assists with geological and geophysical investigations and the drilling of boreholes; collects, stores, and maintains samples and records.

Performs routine laboratory and field tests; assists with compiling statistical data, comparing test results, and entering information into databases.

Assists with inspections of water wells, dams, buildings, and other structures.

Uses various surveying instruments to assist with the layout and location of project sites, land boundaries, or geodetic survey projects.

Scans maps, surveys, and microfilm; and operates micrographic equipment; prepares reprints of microfilm.

Maintains records relating to wastewater treatment permit applications, water-well records, inspections, progress of projects, and construction materials used.

Reviews wastewater permits and test results; proctors water and wastewater operator certificate examinations.

Receives and files plans, applications, specifications, blueprints, and related documents; responds to basic inquiries.

Maintains an inventory of supplies.

Receives general instructions and completes assigned tasks under close supervision; as experience is gained, more general supervision is received.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
Engineering & Applied Sciences

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Two or more years of experience as a Technical Assistant I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.

OR

Two or more years of experience in drafting, computer aided drafting (CAD), basic engineering, land surveying, geological, or hydrological work; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

(Training in drafting or engineering technology from an approved vocational program may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.)

OR

Completion of 60 or more earned credit hours from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 9 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Drafting, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Geology, Hydrology, Earth Science, Geophysics, Statistics, or Mathematics.

(Experience in drafting, computer aided drafting (CAD), basic engineering, land surveying, geology, or hydrology may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of basic mathematics.

Introductory knowledge of drafting, land development, geological, hydrological, and related software applications.

Introductory knowledge of basic geology, hydrology, engineering, land surveying, and/or construction procedures.

Introductory knowledge of the materials, methods, practices, machinery, tools, and equipment used in construction work.

Introductory knowledge of drafting techniques, instruments, plan design, and layout procedures.

Introductory knowledge of water well drilling procedures and drilling rigs.

Introductory knowledge of laboratory procedures.

Introductory knowledge of the different types of wastewater treatment operations.

Introductory knowledge of the properties of rocks, minerals, and surficial materials.

Skill in cleaning and maintaining equipment, tools, and vehicles.

Ability to make calculations and mathematical notations relating to land surveying, geological, hydrological, architectural, or engineering activities.

Ability to calibrate and operate field and sampling equipment.

Ability to understand and interpret surveying data, blueprints, drawings, and other documents.

Ability to understand and follow instructions and to communicate effectively.

Ability to perform manual work requiring heavy lifting, reaching, and bending.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the general public.

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