Job Posting: Transportation Engineering Technician

Department of Transportation

Transportation Engineering Technician

$3,546.00 - $5,337.00

Final Filing Date: 8/9/2018

Job Description and Duties

Apply in person on August 22, 2018 (anytime between 10:00AM and 4:00PM) or apply online by the final filing date.

If you meet the minimum qualifications for the classification you will be invited for an interview on August 23rd (9:00AM and 4:30PM). 

Department of Transportation
464 W 4th Street, 1st Floor-- Room DOR
San Bernardino, CA 92401

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is looking for Transportation Engineering Technicians to join their team.  Do work that matters in the State you love. 

Caltrans manages more than 50,000 miles of California's highway and freeway lanes, provides inter-city rail services, permits more than 400 public-use airports and special-use hospital heliports, and works with local agencies. Caltrans carries out its mission of providing a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability.

Caltrans has been active in moving the people and commerce of California for more than 100 years from a loosely connected web of footpaths and rutted wagon routes to the sophisticated system that today serves the transportation needs of more than 30 million residents.


  • Original photo identification and a copy of your photo identification.
  • Signed and completed State Application (STD 678) (reference Job Control 120252).
  • Minimum of three letters of reference with contact information. Reference checks will be conducted the day(s) of interview.

  • Experience: One year in the California state service performing duties comparable to those of a Junior Engineering Technician, Range B.

  • Education: Two years of education equivalent to completion of a curriculum beyond the 12th grade in either (1) engineering which includes courses in trigonometry and algebra or higher, drafting, computer science, and physics, chemistry, or a comparable physical science; or (2) surveying which includes courses in trigonometry and algebra or higher, drafting, surveying, and computer science.

  • Experience: Three years of nonprofessional civil engineering experience. (In the California state service, the Junior Engineering Technician meets this qualification.) And Education: Equivalent to completion of the 12th grade.

Take the Transportation Engineering Technician exam prior to check in day at:

Do you need a Reasonable accommodation to take an interview? If so, please email

These positions are subject to the Post and Bid process.  Applications from a certification list, transfer change in class, reinstatement, re-employment, and training and development assignment candidates will be accepted for this position but cannot be acted upon unless the Post & Bid process does not result in a hire.

Working Conditions

Multiple positions are located in the following counties:

  • District 6 ( Kern county)

  • District 7 (Los Angeles and Ventura Counties)

  • District 8 (Riverside and San Bernardino Counties)

  • District 9 (Inyo and Mono Counties)

    There is no guarantee of location preference and/or assignment.

    Minimum Requirements

    You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

    Additional Documents

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    Transportation Engineering Technician
    $3,546.00 - $4,439.00 B
    $4,264.00 - $5,337.00 C
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    United States
    Job Type:
    Permanent, Full Time

    Department Information

    Caltrans Mission: Provide a safe, sustainable, integrated, and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability.


    Caltrans Vision: A performance-driven, transparent, and accountable organization that values its people, resources and partners, and meets new challenges through leadership, innovation, and teamwork.




    Frequently Asked Questions for an Applicant:

    Special Requirements

    • The position(s) require(s) completion of educational courses as specified in the Class Specification (link available in the Minimum Requirements section).
    • The position(s) require(s) Medical Clearance prior to being hired.

    Application Instructions

    Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

    Final Filing Date: 8/9/2018

    Who May Apply

    Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

    Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

    Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

    How To Apply

    Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

    Address for Mailing Application Packages

    You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

    Department of Transportation
    Certification Services MS-90
    P O Box 168036
    Sacramento, CA 95816-8036

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

    You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

    California Department of Transportation
    464 W 4th Street 1st Floor – Room DOR
    San Bernardino, CA 942401
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Required Application Package Documents

    The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

    • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
    • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
    • Other - Please provide a copy of your college transcripts.  
    Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

    Contact Information

    The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

    Human Resources Contact:
    DHR Contact
    (916) 227-5183

    Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

    EEO Contact:
    Caltrans EEO Office
    (844) 368-3367
    California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

    Important Application Instructions:

    To be considered for this position, you are required to include the Job Control JC-120252 and title of the position (Transportation Engineering Technician), on the State application (STD. 678) form. The STD. 678 is required and each section must be filled out completely and thoroughly.

    NOTE: Do not submit the “Equal Employment Opportunity” questionnaire (page 5) with your completed State Application (STD. 678). This page is for examination use only.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

    It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.