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Job Specification Details

AOT Technician III

Job Code 127500
Pay Plan Classified
Pay Grade 20
Occupational Category Engineering and Architecture
Effective Date 07/07/2019
Class Definition

Advanced technical and administrative work for the Agency of Transportation. Duties involve the gathering, processing, and management of technical data and records using computerized systems and technology; equipment maintenance, field inspections, surveys, designs, plan review and traffic and safety studies. Employees in this class act with substantial independence and may function in a lead worker role. Work is performed under the direction of a higher-level technician, engineer, or an administrative supervisor.

Examples of Work

May act as party chief for all types of surveys, including layouts, staking and checking. Inspects roadway and structure construction. Develops preliminary designs for roadway and structures projects. May perform bridge and roadway design calculations and conduct safety inspections. May perform bituminous and structural concrete testing. May supervise the collection and validation of a variety of traffic, engineering, and economic data. May conduct hydraulic and hydrological analysis. May develop traffic signal plans. May serve as resident engineer on construction projects. May prepare plans and specifications for underground utility facilities. Performs other related work as required.

Environmental Factors

Duties are generally performed in both an office and field setting for which private means of transportation must be available. Fieldwork may involve exposure to hazardous materials, traffic hazards, and construction sites during all weather conditions; and may involve traversing rough terrain and bodies of water. Class incumbents may be required to carry equipment weighing up to 40 pounds, traverse rough, wooded and steep terrain, travel in boats or work on structures above ground level. Duties may also require exposure to extreme weather conditions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Working knowledge of transportation engineering technology including areas such as roadway construction, design, traffic operations, surveys, or materials.
Knowledge of materials used in roadways and bridge construction.
Knowledge of basic contract and project management practices and procedures.
Awareness of supervisory principles and practices.
Ability to monitor both agency and construction compliance to plans and contract specifications.
Ability to complete assigned work in an accurate and timely fashion.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate's degree in civil engineering, environmental technology, engineering technology, surveying, construction technology, architecture or related field AND two (2) years of experience performing engineering support tasks involved in one or more of the following: planning, surveying, design, inspection, construction, research and statistics, testing, investigation, maintenance or construction of various types of civil engineering projects.


High school graduation or equivalent AND four (4) years of experience as described above.


Two (2) years as an AOT Technician II with the State of Vermont.

Preferred Qualifications
Special Requirements