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  • 512257
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Dec 5 2022 at 23:55 MST


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Job Location:

Address:  205 S. 17th Avenue,  Phoenix,  AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $46,321.00 - $56,321.00 

The anticipated salary for this position is: $51,321.00

Grade: 20

Job Summary:

The Transportation Engineering Technician 3 position plays a vital role in the success of the Bridge Group. This position is responsible for performing field testing for Geotechnical exploration and collecting soil and rock samples and performs routine maintenance, cleaning, and safety inspections of all equipment utilized. Also this position must ensure that ADOT and AASHTO guidelines are followed based on visible geology and basic surveying and requires overnight travel on a weekly basis (typically Monday through Thursday).

Job Duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Operates equipment, obtains samples, and performs field testing for geotechnical exploration including pavement coring and backhoe test pits. Load, unload and transport heavy equipment for statewide transport. Assists crew with detailed, specialized logging and classification of soil and rock samples. Drives State vehicle in scope of duties.

  • Physically walk project layout to survey and mark exploration locations, and pilot locations on plans. Determine exploration locations based on visible geology, available plan sheet data, basic surveying, ADOT and AASHTO explorations guidelines, equipment access limitations and environmental restrictions. Locate and identify project parameters, identifying possible unknown geological factors.

  • Familiarization with SWPPP guidelines; properly marking job sites for Blue Stake and entering tickets in EXACTIX. Conduct geotechnical exploration in compliance with the ADOT Statewide Permit for Discharge to Waters of the US. Ensure that all SWPPP and environmental impact statements, archaeological green light and historical clearances are in order.

  • Data entry of soil logs, core logs and corresponding photos into the proper Google files. Perform data entry of test/sampling results into GEOFIELD database.

  • Training - attend courses required to keep certifications, updated testing techniques, mandatory ADOT training, job refreshing, and technology transfer.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of

  • Surveying, mappings, and GPS equipment

  • Basic soils and rock materials, field testing equipment related to logging and sampling materials

  • Safety regulations and work ethics

  • ADOT and AASHTO guidelines


Skills in

  • Handling and maneuvering heavy loads on mountainous roads and tight areas for safe and legal transport of vehicles and heavy equipment

  • Reading engineering plans, using cross sections and profiles to locate test pit sites, or pavement coring locations

  • Operating heavy machinery


Ability to

  • Load and unload equipment safely on and near State highways

  • Adapt to various job site conditions such as weathers, terrain, and traffic for operation of heavy equipment

  • Assess adverse conditions in terrain and anticipate potential problems in the investigative phase of projects

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

Five years of extensive heavy equipment operation experience.
Two years of job-site travel experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Employment is contingent upon passing a medical/physical examination.

This position requires possession of a Radiation Certification and a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with no automatic only restriction. Registration with the FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) is a requirement for all CDL holders.  

The selected employee will be required to register and authorize ADOT to conduct limited queries on their CDL for the duration of their employment.  Register by visiting https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/Register

This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License.  Candidates for this position must complete and sign PART 1 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR).  The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.11 (H) and (I).  The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT.   Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR.


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Mandatory participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) is required.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 712-7279. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. ADOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.