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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 528A
Category: Science & Engineering

Class Series Concept

Positions in this occupational category perform design and development engineering related to the maintenance and operation of facilities and/or utilities systems.


This is the entry level of the series.  Under general supervision, perform technical engineering tasks for which there are either precedents or detailed approaches in technical reference material; e.g., preparing field notes, sketches, engineering calculations, working drawings and technical specifications. Assignments may require the application of standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria in selected design situations.

Typical Work

Designs standard electrical, mechanical, civil, structural or architectural projects; 

Prepares field notes, sketches, engineering calculations, working drawings, and technical specifications; 

Inspects work in progress to determine conformity to plans and specifications; 

Collects a variety of engineering-related data, e.g., on engineering costs; fuel, energy, or water consumption; lighting levels; heat gains or losses; machinery efficiency; 

Visits project sites to become familiar with engineering problems and client needs; 

Prepares preliminary cost estimates; 

Prepares instructions and procedures for construction and/or shops personnel; 

Prepares purchase order specifications for materials and/or equipment.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Desirable Qualifications

Positions typically require a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. 

Class Specification History

New class replaces 4610 Assistant Facilities Engineer; adopted January 1, 2006.