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City of Blue Ash, Ohio
May 11, 2018
Blue Ash, Ohio, Ohio
Job Type
Deadline to Apply
Hourly Wage
21.88 - 32.42


The City of Blue Ash is now accepting applications for the Full-Time position of ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN.  This position assists the Public Works Director in the administration and inspection of a wide variety of construction activities in connection with municipal public works; maintains construction plans and records; processes routine permit applications as assigned; responds to citizen requests and inquiries; and other appropriate duties as assigned by or through the City Manager. Twenty minutes north of Cincinnati, Blue Ase has the best of both worlds – the feel of a close-knit community with big city access. Its top-ranked schools, superior parks and recreation, outstanding cultural and entertainment events and a thriving business community, make Blue Ash the ideal place to live, work and visit. This full-time position will enjoy paid training; contributions into the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System; free individual membership to the Blue Ash Recreation Center with eligibility for family members; and discounts at the Blue Ash Golf Course, Sandtrap Grill and Blue Ash Café.


  • Inspects infrastructure construction activities to insure compliance with applicable plans and specifications and with applicable local, state and federal codes, regulations and ordinances;
  • Prepares and maintains inspection reports, material testing reports and minutes of project meetings in a neat and orderly fashion;
  • Confers with citizens and investigates citizen complaints regarding public works or other facilities;
  • Inspects and assesses infrastructure for condition and need for repairs;
  • Processes routine right-of-way permit applications and inspects completed permitted work;
  • Coordinates construction inspection activities with outside agencies, including Greater Cincinnati Water Works, Municipal Sewer District, Hamilton County and other governmental agencies;
  • Prepares basic plans and drawings using computer-aided design and drafting software.

Job Requirements

Knowledge of the current methods, materials and techniques for the construction and maintenance of public works projects; knowledge of proper testing of construction materials and construction methods; ability to read, interpret and understand construction drawings, specifications and contract documents and the ability to relate these documents to actual construction; ability to use computer programs such as Microsoft Office, computer-aided design and drafting software and pavement management software; ability to maintain good working relationships with property owners, citizens, business owners and contractors; possession of good public relations skills and common sense; ability to exercise sound judgment; capable of taking initiative; ability to plan and organize one's work; ability to deal with complaints in a courteous manner; neat and businesslike personal appearance.

A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in public infrastructure construction and/or inspection supplemented with a minimum of one (1) year of trade school, college or a special training program in construction, construction management or civil engineering; completion of a standard high school course or G.E.D equivalent; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Possession of a valid State of Ohio Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or the ability to obtain an Ohio CDL within six (6) months. The Engineering Technician will be assigned to snow removal duties during snow events at the direction of the Public Works Director/Service Director.

How to Apply

Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least an hour to submit your application if you are a new user on the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY.
You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities web page at: If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at most Public Libraries. The Blue Ash Branch Public Library of Cincinnati is located at 4911 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242. Our on-line application system is provided by NeoGov.

If you have problems while applying online, please contact the Help Desk between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM Pacific Time Monday - Friday at 1-855-524-5627. You may also call the City of Blue Ash Human Resources Office at (513) 745-8642 for information.


The City of Blue Ash is an EEO/ADA Employer

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