Engineering Technician (Underground Investigations)

Recruitment #1811-ENGTCHAG07-002

Introduction

WHY JOIN US

Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.

WHY WE EXIST

Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

The Hillsborough County Public Works Department is seeking an Engineering Technician to assist crews in performing underground investigations of stormwater infrastructure assets. Candidate will also have the ability to perform strenuous physical activity to include lifting and carrying underground closed circuit TV equipment and remote-controlled cameras, work outdoors year-round exposed to heat, sun, high humidity, rain and other adverse weather conditions, and assist in other labor-intense activities. The job also requires frequent fine manipulations, repetitive motion, lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 30 pounds, and occasional bending, crawling, climbing and stooping.

JOB OVERVIEW

Responsible for assisting with the performance of technical engineering support in the underground investigations activities of stormwater infrastructure for structural integrity.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; AND        

One (1) year of experience in in underground storm water investigation or the use of closed circuit TV equipment and remote-controlled camera technology.

Or

An equivalent combination of training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of the customers and provide the highest standards of service.    
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.    
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.    
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.

WORK CATEGORY

  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Work is performed both in an office environment as well as outdoors depending on the area of assignment .       
  • The employee is regularly required to sit, and also required to walk.       
  • Frequently required reach with hands and arms, and required to stand.        
  • The employee must frequently lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds.       
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below:       

  • Participates in conducting closed circuit TV inspections of stormwater infrastructure for structural integrity and assists in determining if repairs or maintenance are needed.
  • Assists in the inspection of stormwater pumping stations for operability and assesses if repairs or maintenance are needed. 
  • Assists in the performance ground maintenance at stormwater pumping station sites.
  • Assists in performing ground penetrating radar surveys for utility location, sinkhole evaluations, or other requested investigations.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Some knowledge of engineering support duties involving closed circuit TV and remote-controlled camera technology.
  • Some working knowledge of pumps and control instrumentation for pumping stations.
  • Some working knowledge of engineering principles, methods, and techniques.
  • Some knowledge in the use of computer database and spreadsheet systems.
  • Working knowledge of construction practices, procedures, methods, specifications, materials and equipment.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures, occupational hazards, and protective equipment.
  • Skill in the use of hand tools and power tools.
  • Some ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, specifications and contract documents.
  • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.

Conclusion

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

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Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*

 



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