Instrument Technician and Inspector


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Citizens Square
200 E Berry St
Fort Wayne
Surveyor's Office
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Open until filled

This position is offered a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision and more
  • Generous paid time off and holidays
  • Retirement plan with up to 5% matching

This position is full time, non-exempt, classified and covered as defined by The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.

Hours are Monday-Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm; 40 hours/week, and as needed

Under the direction of the Hydrologist Manager, the Instrument Technician and Inspector is responsible for performing and/or assisting with drainage surveys, investigating, and facilitating resolutions of complaints and completing all appropriate documentation. This position is covered as defined by the Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.                            




  • Responsible for investigating and documenting current conditions of drainage infrastructure including swales, ditches, structures, and pipes/tiles.
  • Researches historical archives to determine location of existing drainage infrastructure, compares/contrasts with results of field investigations.
  • Communicates with residents concerning drainage problems and documents meeting information.
  • Responsible for seeking resolutions for complaints and performing follow-ups, including drafting job requirements and advertising for bids.
  • Maintains files for repairs and payment history and organizes photo files.
  • Sets grade on construction projects for contractors and ensures projects are built in compliance with construction plans.
  • Determines broken or failure of stormwater structures and takes corrective action for maintenance and/or replacement.
  • Meets with relevant individual groups or agencies to review problems, proposals, and plans for drainage ways and structures.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including overtime as required.





  • High School diploma or GED and three years’ surveying and/or drainage experience
  • High School Diploma or GED with three years of experience in construction, inspection, water flow, or related field
  • Valid Driver’s License to operate a county vehicle
  • Strong organization skills to manage and maintain contracted drain projects
  • Ability to read blueprints and plans to translate paper plans to physical locations and dimensions in the field
  • Strong customer service skills to assist the public with questions and concerns
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to use Microsoft Office and other job-related software
  • Ability to adapt to new and evolving technologies and equipment


The Inspector works in and out of an office environment with frequent walking, typing, attention to detail, detailed inspection, and exposure to extreme temperatures, dangerous equipment, and noise. Some lifting of up to twenty pounds, standing, bending, pushing/pulling loads, kneeling, mental/visual effort, monitoring equipment, transcription/proofreading, and exposure to chemicals and noxious odors/fume are to be expected.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). Accordingly, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, disability or medical condition, national origin, and veteran status, and all other categories protected by federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.