City of Phoenix

Closes on May 28, 2019

The Chief Engineering Technician—Small Wireless Facilities position is responsible for performing site research and virtual site walks to determine validity of requested locations from wireless carries desiring to place their facilities on City streetlight poles.  Knowledge of City Streetlight guidelines and requirements as well as familiarity with wireless facility regulations and equipment placement within right-of-way is preferred.  Field visits to sites may be necessary and may require contact with customers in person and the ability to work outside in all types of weather.  This position will also be responsible for reviewing detailed wireless carrier and utility construction plans and ensuring that all work is performed in conformance to city, state and federal guidelines for issuance of construction permits to licensed and franchised utility companies within the public rights-of-way.  Other responsibilities may include managing utility coordination as it relates to Capital Improvement Projects by coordinating timely relocations, establishment of new electrical services for City facilities and acting as the liaison between utility companies and City Project Managers, outside consultants and City Inspectors for the duration of assigned construction projects. 

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Knowledge of Small Wireless Facilities terminology, equipment and installation requirements.

  • Experience reading, interpreting, analyzing and approving small wireless facility installation plans.

  • Knowledge of City of Phoenix Streetlight guidelines and requirements.

  • Experience interpreting utility company design plans.

  • Experience using Microsoft Office programs and CitizenServe.

Currently there are two vacancies in the Street Transportation Department’s Traffic Services Division with Unit 3 salary and benefits.

This recruitment may be used by any department for any current or future vacancies over the life of the eligible list with other designated salary and benefits.


Recruitment closes May 28, 2019. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on this date.


Unit 3 $21.63 (minimum) - $31.77 (maximum) hourly / $44,990 - $66,082 annually.

Unit 7 $21.48 (minimum) - $31.98 (maximum) hourly / $44,678 - $66,518 annually

A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA plan; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days.  For more details, visit:

Unit 3 Benefits


  • Five years of experience in paraprofessional engineering work, including two years of paraprofessional civil engineering experience (or one year at the level of Senior Engineering Technician).

  • Individuals must be physically capable of operating the City vehicles on City businesses safely, possess a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record.

  • The City job description can be found here.

  • An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – The job requirements listed above, plus:

  • Five (5) years of experience in a technical and plan review environment such as civil/ street transportation engineering, planning and development, or a related field.


Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list.

YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT.  Only online applications are accepted for this position.  The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.



Chief Engineering Tech, Job Code: 19250, ID#31857, 05/13/19, 6M, VG, Benefits Code: 003, Q,

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