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Hillsborough County Government

Engineering Specialist I (#ENGSP1EXPO) EXPO
$23.93-$39.99 Hourly / $4,147.87-$6,931.60 Monthly / $49,774.40-$83,179.20 Yearly


Performs a variety of duties in support of broad engineering assignments in a field or office setting.


A Bachelor's degree in Engineering.

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


  • 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.


  • Working knowledge of civil, mechanical, electrical, and environmental engineering principles.
  • Working knowledge of engineering design criteria and standards.
  • Working knowledge of construction standards, methods and materials.
  • Working knowledge of inspection techniques.
  • Working knowledge of land surveying methods and practices.
  • Working knowledge of coordinate geometry and design calculations.
  • Working knowledge of engineering plans standard symbols.
  • Working knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, regulations and policies.
  • Working knowledge of applicable environmental regulations and requirements.
  • Working knowledge of health and safety standards and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of applicable permit requirements.
  • Working knowledge of applicable computer operating systems and software.
  • Working knowledge of testing and monitoring devices and techniques.
  • Skill in testing materials and recording results.
  • Skill in the use of survey instruments and equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, specifications and contract documents.
  • Ability to identify discrepancies between work performed and specifications.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to perform engineering calculations.
  • Ability to keep accurate field notes.
  • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and develop logical conclusions.  


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.

  • Assists in the planning, development and oversight of public works or developer projects to include developing and maintaining documentation and correspondence; investigating and resolving concerns and complaints; reviewing permit certifications; overseeing engineering technician inspectors; leading material testing; reviewing work schedules and making recommendations; reviewing and maintaining logs for submittal of material in accordance with specifications; resolving minor conflicts at construction site; reviewing claims submitted by contractors; and performing interim and final inspections.
  • Designs small parts of engineering projects to include collecting data, modeling, writing specifications, reviewing plans, performing calculations, reviewing aerial/soil maps and survey and historical data; computing quantities; preparing estimates; assisting in preparing design contracts; recommending changes; preparing construction drawings; preparing permits; reviewing consultants design work and preparing reports.
  • Assists in construction operations and maintenance project management by preparing or reviewing construction drawings, specifications, plans and permit packages; preparing change orders and allowance authorizations; and identifying permit, equipment, material, and personnel requirements.
  • Conducts environmental engineering reviews of permit applications to include process analysis, emission assessment, impact analysis, site inspection, maintenance of pollution tracking systems, and issuing authorization letters, warning notices and permit denials.
  • Performs or supervises the inspection of public works or developer projects to ensure compliance with plans, specifications and contract requirements.
  • Assists in the planning, research, and conduct of hydrographic, boundary, photogrammetric control, differential leveling, construction, satellite and conventional network control, utility location, topographic, right of way, environmental, and mapping surveys.
  • Oversees, reviews and evaluates the work of technical support personnel.
  • Performs other related duties as required.  

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.

CLASS: ENGSP1EXPO; EST: 5/18/2016; REV: ;