CITY OF BROOKFIELD Employment Opportunity for Department of Human Resources ENGINEERING/SURVEY TECHNICIAN

PURPOSE:  The Engineering Survey/Technician performs paraprofessional level work coordinating the survey and construction activities of various public works projects including topographic survey, construction staking, as-built survey, and Digger’s Hotline markings.  The incumbent is responsible for ensuring quality survey work is completed for various City departments and ensures public works activities are performed in accordance with City specifications, policies, and ordinances.


  • Competently operates survey instruments, including total station, data collector, theodolite level, and various hand tools.
  • Competently gathers and displays survey data, including topological and design data.
  • Performs survey work for various City departments as requested, including basemap preparation and field documentation.
  • Assists engineers in design layout of projects by staking, measuring and calculating.
  • Calculates material measurements.
  • Performs engineering and mapping drafting work as required.
  • Assists with permits and the Digger’s Hotline program.
  • Communicates with contractors and engineers regarding construction projects.
  • Maintains a daily record of all work performed, records measurements, and completes daily reports.
  • Maintains field notes with calculations, entering notes into computer filing system.
  • Records all angles, distances, and descriptions for each job.
  • Utilizes and continually updates computer software technology skills.
  • Coordinates with supervisor to manage work schedules and project priorities.
  • Promotes and maintains positive departmental public relations and image with customers, which include other City departments and staff, developers, contractors, engineers, property owners and the community in general.
  • Responds or refers complaints.
  • Answers questions regarding location of properties, utility locations, etc. Acts as a liaison between the contractor, City administrative staff, and the general public.

Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.


Engineering Technician II*:

  1. An Associate degree as an Engineering Technician.
  2. A minimum of four (4) years’ experience with construction plan reading, surveying, drafting, or public works inspection.
  3. Valid State of Wisconsin Driver’s License.

Engineering Technician I*:

  1. An Associate degree as an Engineering Technician.
  2. At least two (2) years’ experience with construction plan reading, surveying, drafting, and public works inspection.
  3. Valid State of Wisconsin Driver’s License.

Equivalent combinations of training and experience will be considered.

* The City has the right to fill the Engineering Technician position vacancy at either the I or II level based and knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

2023 SALARY RANGE:   Engineering Technician II:   Pay Range: 126 – $34.56-$39.51 per hour with excellent benefits.

                                          Engineering Technician I:     Pay Range: 121 – $28.41-$32.48 per hour with excellent benefits.

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following:  training and experience evaluation; written, oral or performance tests; or other assessment methods.  The Department of Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations.  Oral examinations may include written exercises.  Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.

Applications will be accepted through SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2023.  This deadline may be extended to meet the needs of the City.

HOW TO APPLY: You can now apply online through NEOGOV from our web site (,  by clicking on the job title and clicking on the “Apply” link! An email address is necessary to apply online.  If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the “Build Job Application” link. This application can be saved and used to apply for other job openings.  If you do not have a current email address, you can sign up for free email to create your account.

You will receive an email confirming that we have received your application.  It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. You may submit a resume by copying and pasting the document, however the application must be completed in its entirety to be accepted. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.

For assistance click on “HELP” after you are logged in or during business hours contact Applicant Support @ 1-855-524-5627 or contact Ann Harvancik at (262) 787-3607 in the City of Brookfield Human Resources Department.