Utah State University

Engineering Technician III (Utility Mapper)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 5 days ago(5/25/2023 11:39 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 Hours per Week
Facilities Utility Systems
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Primary responsibilities include locating, identifying, and mapping campus utility systems in Esri ArcGIS located on the Utah State University's Main Campus and Regional campuses throughout Utah. This position will report to the MS4 Coordinator/Engineering Tech SR.


Reviewing and approving Digging Permits. Job responsibilities require close coordination between internal USU personnel within the departments of Facilities and IT, as well as outside contractors and engineers, and the cities of Logan and North Logan. Position also coordinates with outside utility entities.

  • Prepare digging permits for construction work.
  • Prepare utility maps for digging permits for contractors and maintenance technicians.
  • Provide support to interpret and locate utilities.
  • Make field measurements of underground utility and building structures using survey equipment.
  • Update and add utility information in the campus GIS utility mapping system.
  • Attend planning, design and pre-construction meetings to keep informed on current and upcoming projects.
  • Support the Engineering Senior Tech with inspections of utility construction work to ensure safe and efficient installations that meet applicable design and construction standards.
  • Help assist the Engineering Senior Tech to oversee testing of newly installed utility systems.
  • Coordinate with outside firms to provide as-built documentation for utilities and review for accuracy.
  • Provide utility information resources as needed to internal and external entities during campus utility outages or emergencies. Understand security sensitivities of utility distribution information and safeguard university information assets.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Three years of relevant experience.
  • Must have a good understanding of utility distribution systems and their functions in order to recognize, classify, locate, and advise appropriate constituencies to ensure efficient and safe access to, and proper utilization of, all campus utility systems.
  • Must have the ability to understand Utah Blue Stakes processes to ensure safety of USU utility lines.
  • Basic knowledge of architectural and engineering drawings and maps.
  • Familiarity with the basic operation of office software such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Adobe Acrobat.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of current direct experience, or prior relevant experience obtained within the last three years executing many of the listed responsibilities of this position for a college, university or hospital campus, or business park setting with an emphasis on multi-facetted underground utility distribution systems.
  • Recent relevant experience gained from working in architectural or engineering offices on planning, design, or project management involving on-site utility systems.  
  • Proficiency in using survey equipment.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Esri ArcGIS Pro, Trimble TBS

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge and use of AutoCAD, or experience with an alternate computer aided drafting system
  • Knowledge of how to use GPS and robotic total station
  • Good communication skills and good organizational skills with a proven ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret construction drawings, shop drawings, and written specifications for construction and modification of new or existing on-site utility systems

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed.   It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to the job.                

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application 

Please do not upload your cover letter.  You will be instructed to copy and paste it during your application.


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Working conditions & physical effort - must have the physical ability to work in extreme weather conditions, lift manhole lids, climbing in manholes and carrying survey equipment on rough terrain. Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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