Engineering Technician

The City of Selah is seeking to hire an Engineering Technician in the Public Works Department. This is a full-time permanent, non-exempt, non-represented position.

Job Summary

Under the general supervision and direction of assigned projects and reviews work for conformance and departmental expectations. Performs general engineering work involved in the design, review and inspections of capital and development engineering and construction projects including roads, parks, stormwater, water and wastewater systems. Provides technical assistance to the various divisions within the Public Works Department. Coordinating and completing the City’s development engineering review process, permitting municipal code review, capital facilities planning, community planning, and other infrastructure and community related work. Assignments require working knowledge of construction methods and materials, and inspection techniques associated with the work. The individual is required to visit project sites, interact with owners, developers and contractors, explain technical requirements or discrepancies, and prepare field reports documenting inspections activities. Read, interpret and explain engineering design/ construction plans and specifications; compute survey control, alignments and gravity hydraulic design; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; prioritizes work, meets deadlines and works well under pressure.

Here is a complete Engineering Technician Job Description.

Minimum Requirements

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent.

AND, Must obtain Basic First Aid Certification within one year.

AND, Must possess valid Washington State Driver’s License or have ability to obtain one prior to employment.

AND, Any combination of education and any combination of experience and education equivalent to three years of Para-Professional Civil Engineering Technician experience. Associates Degree in Civil Engineering Technology preferred.

Application Process

For your application to be considered, an Employment Application must be completed with an attached resume and cover letter. All applications must be delivered (or mailed, emailed, or faxed) to City Hall by or before Wednesday February 24, 2021 at 5:00pm. 

Questions regarding the application process, job duties, compensation, or benefits should be directed to the Public Works Director, Joe Henne, at or by calling (509) 609-7365.


The starting compensation for this position is currently $4,750 a month depending on experience. Opportunities for salary increase may be available upon completion of training.