Engineering Associate (Traffic Operations)

Recruitment #1905-ENGASCCPR5-005



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.


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.

This internal recruitment is restricted to all internal Hillsborough County staff, to include, full time, part time, classified, unclassified, probationary, temporary, and seasonal employees from all Hillsborough County Agencies.


Hillsborough County is seeking an Engineering Associate (Traffic Operations) to perform para-professional engineering-related work involving investigation, evaluation, assessment, asset management, contract management, planning, designing, report writing, and coordinating work related to traffic signal, traffic signs, and traffic roadway markings. Ideal candidate will have the ability to review plans, oversee contracts, and coordinate reimbursement and support from FDOT to ensure the safe operation of Hillsborough County roadways. Ideal candidate will be well knowledgeable with County, State, and Federal policies, procedures, specification, and engineering trade practices.


Performs and supervises difficult, complex, and technical paraprofessional engineering duties, or directs a large number of engineering technicians.


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major in Engineering and
Ten years of experience maintaining traffic control signs & signals and supporting traffic engineers with the development, review and implementation of traffic control device plans.


An equivalent combination of relevant education (not less than possession of a High School diploma/GED), training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted above.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our 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


Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.


  • Work is performed in the office and construction sites
  • Requires frequent standing, sitting, walking, and stooping.


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:

  • Reviews County, State, and private construction plans to ensure compliance with federal, state, and County directives and specifications related to traffic signals, signs and pavement markings.
  • Initiates and tracks contractual work orders, monitors completion of contractual work orders and establishes pay items for contract work orders initiated under the Traffic Signal and Streetlight Term contract. Provides assistance to project manager with initiating similar new contracts. Daily
  • Compiles semi-annual traffic signal inter-local agreement report and billing for the City of Temple Terrace which includes ensuring maintenance is complete and documented, and all applicable maintenance is billed to the Temple Terrace every 6 months. Weekly.
  • Provides Traffic Engineering with technical information and recommendations for the installation and/or operation of traffic control devices through the use of historical data and County, State, and Federal standards and specifications. Drafts plans for traffic control devices when warranted. Daily.
  • Maintains list of all traffic control devices to include the location, signal number, date installed, type of signal, ownership of approaches, and specific types of equipment. Daily
  • Provides public records request to the requesting authority for traffic signal, sign, and pavement marking related public record requests. Weekly
  • Submits repair costs to the County's Risk Management office for damages associated with traffic signals, signs, and pavement markings comprising of review of accident reports, related work orders, and generating a cost for reimbursement based on the cost of damage repair. Weekly.
  • Assists Section Manager and staff with budget, storeroom material acquisition, and policy matters. Acts as Sections Manager when assigned during incumbents absence. Daily.
  • Coordinates and manages post storm emergency damage assessment of traffic control devices. Plans, organizes, and coordinates assessment teams (up to 26) during post storm damage assessment ensuring complete evaluation of traffic signal damage. Weekly

Possession of IMSA Traffic Signal Level II (within six months employment) and FDOT Intermediate maintenance of traffic (within six months employment). IMSA Signs and Marking Level I (within six months of employment). Possession of Class B Florida Driver's License (within six months of employment)




      • Knowledge of County and FDOT construction standards, methods, and inspections related to traffic control devices.
      • Knowledge and Ability to interpret engineering plans, diagrams, schematics, and blue prints related to traffic control devices. 
      • Knowledge of engineering principles, methods, and techniques.
      • Knowledge of drafting and land surveying methods and techniques.
      • Knowledge of public works construction practices, procedures, methods, specifications, materials and equipment.
      • Knowledge of safety procedures, occupational hazards, and protective equipment.
      • Knowledge of project management, design, construction, and logistics management.
      • Knowledge of cartographic standards.
      • Knowledge of the use and calibration of engineering instruments.
      • Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.
      • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, specifications and contract documents.
      • Ability to coordinate project activities with other agencies.
      • Ability to prepare and review construction designs, plans, specifications, legal descriptions, cost estimates, and bid documents.



      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*