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Hillsborough County Government

Engineering Technician (#ENGTCHAG10) AG10
$17.24-$26.72 Hourly / $2,988.27-$4,631.47 Monthly / $35,859.20-$55,577.60 Yearly


This is responsible technical work involving engineering planning, construction and/or compliance inspections. Incumbents in this job may also Perform duties of identifying, inspecting, and condition coding county utilities assets and provide an accurate inventory and condition of assets.


  • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate.       
  • Three (3) years of experience in engineering support.      
  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


Responsible for performing a variety of sub-professional engineering assignments in conducting compliance inspections on major building, civil, and utility construction projects. Identifies, inspects, and codes public works assets and provide an accurate inventory and condition of assets.


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:       

  • Conducts compliance inspections on major building, civil, and utility construction projects to ensure conformance with regulations, standards and specifications.       
  • Reviews construction plans, drawings and specifications to ensure compliance with regulations and specifications.       
  • Attends preconstruction meetings with engineers and developers to discuss construction schedules and other issues.      
  • Drafts or revises plans and drawings from in-house projects, contractors designed projects, field notes or construction plans to ensure conformance with specifications and contract requirements.
  • Inspects all materials and equipment delivered to the construction site to ensure that they meet specifications.      
  • Conducts inspections of equipment to identify maintenance and repair needs.
  • Performs or monitors performance of field tests to ensure proper installations and conformance with standards and specifications.       
  • Observes work and work methods to ensure that the structure is built utilizing acceptable work practices.     
  • Inspects work in progress and upon completion to ensure acceptable level of workmanship and compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Conducts re-inspections to ensure compliance; interviews contractor and employees to ensure that labor laws and regulations are being observed.       
  • Reviews citizen complaints, recommends or takes corrective action, or refers to appropriate office for resolution.        
  • Maintains project log, records facts concerning work activity, work force, equipment in use, inspection activities, accidents, visitors, weather conditions, and unusual happenings. 
  • Resolves differences between plans and specifications.
  • Reviews contractor pay requests, change orders, progress schedules, and recommends approval/disapproval.      
  • Maintains records and reports used in daily inspections to document activities, work progress, daily diaries, testing, and change orders.       
  • Collects new feature data using GPS enabled devices (generally iPads) with a low-level of precision and edit attribute information.      
  • Performs traffic studies and inspections; inventories signal counting stations and data collecting equipment; investigates complaints and requests and submits reports with recommendations.
  • Orders supplies, maintains equipment, and performs other administrative duties.       
  • Explains/ interprets information/policies for employees, public, and other agencies. 
  • Operates a lightweight motor vehicle for travel to and from work sites; operates digital paging system, cell phone, mobile radio, etc. to communicate with others.       
  • In the absence of the supervisor, supervises the work of others by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling and evaluating performance.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Knowledge of utilities construction practices, methods, techniques, trades, materials, equipment and safety practices.       
  • Knowledge of public works construction practices and procedures.      
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics; basic methods and techniques of engineering.
  • Strong familiarity with computers, tablets, and cameras.      
  • Knowledge of rules, regulations and ordinances relating to construction activities; departmental policies, procedures and guidelines;       
  • Knowledge in the usage of computer software: AutoCAD, MS Office, etc.       
  • Knowledge of the use and calibration of engineering instruments.        
  • Ability to read and comprehend construction and related codes, contracts and requirements; follow a logical line of inquiry and reach logical conclusions;       
  • Ability to use testing instruments.     
  • Ability to read/interpret survey, engineering/architectural data, plans and specifications.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.        
  • Ability to read and interpret legal requirements of contracts; evaluate construction progress/complaints; recognize improper procedures, materials and workmanship.
  • Ability to verbally communicate moderately complex information; follow and explain moderately complex instructions and procedures.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and have excellent time management skills so as to complete those projects on-time and within the budget.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, contractors’ representatives, officials, and the general public.

CLASS: ENGTCHAG10; EST: 1/7/2018; REV: ;