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Technical Position

Example 1: Sample of job description of technical position

Position–Technical Assistant

Ad Valorem Tax Department

Summary: The Technical Assistant, Ad Valorem Tax Department, maintains tax records and provides information to the Property Tax Department and Governmental Compliance section of the Legal Department for inclusion in their reports.

Reports to: Supervisor, Ad Valorem Tax Department

Qualifications: Two years’ college


1. Supplies to the Director of the Property Tax Department an annual account of all Greenhill pipelines that encroach upon any and all taxing districts within each county in this state.

2. Informs the Director of the Property Tax Department of the county and taxing districts in which all Greenhill fee properties are located.

3. Furnishes to the Director of the Property Tax Department all necessary information for the annual tax reports such as the following: Barret County Average Age Study, Construction Materials Inventory, Plant and Structures Annual Report, Annual Budget Forecast.

4. Provides the Supervisor of the Government Compliance section of the Legal Department with any information required for formulating reports necessary to his function.

Records to be Maintained to Carry Out the Above Responsibilities

• County files
• County-fee and surface-lease files
• Property-ownership maps
• Gathering maps
• Tax ledgers
• Major-equipment ledgers
• Computerized database of all taxing information

Example 2: Technical job description

JOB TITLE: Computer Design Analyst

DEPARTMENT: Technology Services Department

ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports to Manager of Technology Services Department

JOB DESCRIPTION: Business/technical analysis and design, maintenance, development and technical support of client server business applications in a multi-LAN Novell/Unix environment utilizing Windows 3.1, S-Designer, Powerbuilder, Sybase, Transact-SQL and Unix scripts.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Implements maintenance/enhancement changes to existing applications. Performs application design reviews. Participates on project development teams. May perform in a Team/Lead Analyst capacity with the expectation of mentoring the current staff in client server methodologies, tools, techniques and processes.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience plus 5–7 years of related experience in application development and maintenance, development tools, integration of diverse applications, enabling technologies and associated methodologies. A minimum of 2–3 years experience using Powerbuilder, Sybase, Transact-SQL and Unix scripts.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Considerable knowledge of logical/physical database design in a relational environment and Windows GUI development tools. Ability to develop and maintain stored procedures/triggers, processing cursors and query optimizers. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work well with customers and in a team environment.

Example 3: Technical position description sample

JOB TITLE: Records and Information Management Analyst

DEPARTMENT: Facilities Services Department

ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports to Facilities Services Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for overseeing all activities involved with active records management in departmental files and central records.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensures the preservation and security of records in active storage locations. Assists in the development of an organization-wide subject category filing structure. Recommends appropriate indexing systems, computer assistance and storage media and methods.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Library Science, Business Management, or related field or equivalent plus three 3–4 years of experience in information organization. Certified Records Manager preferred.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Effective communication and organization skills. Thorough knowledge of automated records and information management systems and solutions.

Example 4: Job description templates

JOB TITLE: Senior Engineer

DEPARTMENT: Water/Wastewater Utility Development

ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports to Director of Water/Wastewater Management

JOB DESCRIPTION: Manages water and wastewater development projects

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Contacts and meets with local community officials to identify utility needs and the Smithsville City Services’ role in meeting those needs. Selects engineering firms and negotiates contracts. Manages design, bidding, and construction activities.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering plus seven (7) years progressively responsible experience in the development, design and management of water and wastewater utilities. Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia or is able to obtain such registration within one year after hire date.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with local officials.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Frequent local travel. Work in office and construction site environments.

Example 5: Job description documents

JOB TITLE: Device Testing and Material Technology Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Product Development Department

ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports to Director of Product Development

JOB DESCRIPTION: Manages internal and external device and materials testing programs in coordination with product project schedules. Oversees the development of new biomaterials and processes for company products.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Evaluates, develops and manages internal and external research laboratory activities focused on device testing. Coordinates and develops test schedules and priorities to meet project schedules and regulatory requirements. Provides consultation internally and externally on device testing and materials technology. Monitors industry developments. Reviews and assesses new technology to integrate into product development projects.

QUALIFICATIONS: B.S. in Material Science, Bioengineering, related life science, or equivalent. Master’s degree preferred. Minimum ten (10) years experience within the orthopedic or related industry.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Understand principles and theories of biomaterials, processes, and application methods. Communicate clearly in verbal and written form in English. Ability to understand product development and regulatory needs and convert into device testing parameters. Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of practical problems. Proficient use of intermediate computer operations (basic programming in current generation languages and operating systems) and intermediate software packages (word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.).

WORKING CONDITIONS: Local travel and some out of town overnight travel.

Example 6: Job description examples

JOB TITLE: Electrician

DEPARTMENT: Department of Transmission Field Operations

ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports to the Transmission Field Operations Supervisor

JOB DESCRIPTION: Performs journey-level work in the structural and electrical areas of substation construction.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Installs structural foundations. Assembles and erects various types of substation structures. Installs high voltage transformers, breakers, air switches, and bus work in a safe, effective manner.

QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate or G.E.D. plus two (2) years experience in substation construction or related area. Commercial drivers’ license with all necessary endorsements.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Qualified to operate and perform work from an aerial bucket truck. Ability to perform switching orders and take clearances from the SOCC. Knowledge to perform the proper test procedures during the installation of all equipment. Ability to provide team leadership and assume the duties of the supervisor in his absence.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Extended hours, overnight out-of-town lodging when necessary.

Example 7: Technical services job description

Position–Equipment Technician

Summary: The Equipment Technician is responsible for equipment maintenance and repair and for keeping related records. Also, he or she recommends changes in equipment to improve reliability, increase capability, and/or reduce maintenance costs.

Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor


• High-school graduate

• Trade school or two years’ technical school

• Two years’ experience as journeyman in related skills, such as machine repair or electrical work


• Diagnoses equipment operating problems and makes required repairs

• Performs preventive maintenance

• Makes recommendations concerning machine replacement or modifications to lower maintenance costs and/or improve capabilities

• Establishes and maintains spare-parts inventory

• Keeps up-to-date records of all equipment drawings, specifications, parts, and addresses of manufacturers

• Keeps records on each machine, listing proper maintenance procedures and dates of maintenance and repairs

Example 8: Programmer analyst job description

JOB TITLE: Programmer Analyst

DEPARTMENT: Computing Services

ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports to Systems Analyst

JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for complex computer programming for the college, including on-line applications.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Supports, develops, and maintains application software for administrative functions. Prepares assigned test data, tests and debugs programs, for either in-house or vendor supplied software. Analyzes, reviews and recommends program revisions, new products and processes to increase operating efficiency. Supports administrative staff in functional use of software. Insures compliance with facility standards relating to security and data protection. Prepares written instructions for computer operators. Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION: Requires Associate degree in CIS, MIS, data processing or related field with 25 college-level hours in programming courses or equivalent experience.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed. Must have two (2) years related work experience to include one year of programming, system analysis, design and implementation. Effective planning, organizational, and communication skills. Effective interpersonal skills. Preferred client server experience in educational environment.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Must be able to work on several projects simultaneously, and work effectively under deadline and in emergency situations.

Example 9: Technical jobs descritions

JOB TITLE: Business Development Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Planning Department

ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports to Head Developer

JOB DESCRIPTION: Facilitate loan financing provided to business owners, developers of affordable housing, and non-profit organizations to implement projects which benefit low and moderate income persons.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist in the financial underwriting and implementation of public/private economic development and affordable housing projects located City-wide and within targeted low income neighborhoods. Assist in preparing and maintaining documentation as required by program and federal regulations; and represent the Division before the City Council, boards and commissions and neighborhood organizations.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Urban Studies, Business or Public Administration or related field, plus five (5) years experience in real estate finance, economic development, public housing, or related area. One (1) year of additional relevant work experience may substitute for one (1) year of the required education with a maximum substitution of four (4) years. Twelve (12) semester hours of graduate course work in the above degree types may substitute for six (6) months required work experience with a maximum substitution of two years.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of real estate regulations, development procedures and financial underwriting.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Must be able to work under extreme pressure and have the ability to manage several projects in various stages of completion.

Example 10: Position Detail

JOB TITLE: Planner I

DEPARTMENT: Conservation Department

ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports to Project Leader

JOB DESCRIPTION: Planning Environmental Conservation Services

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist in planning and implementing a commercial and industrial water efficiency program, perform evaluation studies of water conservation programs , and meet with project engineers and contractors to discuss commercial water conservation projects.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Geography, Social Science, Landscape Architecture, or a planning related field. One (1) year of experience in planning related work may substitute for one (1) year of the required education with a maximum substitution of four (4) years.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Skill with Microsoft Word and Excel, ability to coordinate and organize project leader’s materials.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Job entails extended meetings and on site inspections. Also requires overtime/weekend work.

Example 11: Document for technical position

JOB TITLE: Senior Risk Analyst

DEPARTMENT: Human Resources Department


JOB DESCRIPTION: Collect property underwriting data for City properties from various sources and compile and track on a master database.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Apply property valuation methodologies using Replacement Cost New and Replacement Cost New Less Depreciation Cost Approaches with experience using Marshall & Swift, Boeck or other national cost approach manuals. Implement and manage the Loss Control Function with all departments for city properties.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in Business Administration, Insurance, or a closely related field, with course work in real estate and real estate appraisal, plus four (4) years of experience in appraising commercial and industrial properties. One (1) year of relevant work experience may substitute for one (1) year of the required education with a maximum substitution of four (4) years.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Basic knowledge and understanding of relational databases, preferably in Microsoft Access. Proficient in PC-based word processing and spreadsheet software (Excel/Word). Skill in organizing, analyzing and interpreting data and preparing reports and visuals. Knowledge of commercial property and casualty insurance principles and practices. Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with strong interpersonal skills. Ability to prioritize tasks and work effectively with a minimum of supervision.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Ability to work well in high stress situations and under demanding deadlines.

Example 12: Technical Position

JOB TITLE: Graphic Designer II

DEPARTMENT: Solid Waste Services Department

ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports to supervisor

JOB DESCRIPTION: Consult with clients, marketing professionals and graphic service contractors to provide creative artistic services and design including art copy and layouts for brochures, magazines, newspapers, and other promotional and educational materials.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Use graphic software (Macintosh) to develop products and train others, develop bid specifications, ensure quality of final product. Produce camera ready art work using software/hardware systems with a service bureau.

QUALIFICATIONS: Associate of Arts degree in fine arts, commercial art, or related field plus four years experience in art design, layout or illustrations that includes consultation with clients and customers. One additional year of education as specified may substitute for one year of the required experience.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Skills in visualizing concepts presented verbally and skills in consulting by collecting input form multiple sources and building consensus. Knowledge and advanced experience with computer software for the Macintosh used to generate graphics for use in presentation media required. Knowledge of Marketing and printing techniques also required. Must attach three work samples.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Ability to function well in a group, and to be able to work independently based on group input. Some overtime and travel.


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