County Administrator HR Civil Service Board Clerk of the Circuit Court

Engineering Associate

Recruitment #1806-ENGASCCPR3-005

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 Ideal Candidate for this position should possess the following skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Shall be able to operate applicable computer systems and software; Interpret the PUD Technical Specifications and Manual.
  • Possess considerable experience in reading plan sets, aerial photos, and field survey notes.
  • Have skill in finding conflicts and inconsistencies on engineering plans.
  • Have considerable knowledge of inspection techniques and procedures, Construction site safety, general construction practices and procedures, and restoration specifications, materials, & equipment.
  • Experience in communicating with contractors, engineers, and related staff.
  • Experience with maintaining project files and developing reports from Work performance data and observations (daily inspection logs submitted by the field inspectors). 
  • Ability to be punctual and communicate via phone and electronic mail with Customers and in-house staff.

JOB OVERVIEW

This position performs paraprofessional engineering related work involving the investigation, evaluation, assessment, asset management, planning, writing reports, coordinating work, or inspection of public infrastructure and systems. This position works under the supervision of a licensed Professional Engineer. Project management responsibility involves infrastructure projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major in Engineering or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in an Engineering-related field; and
Three years of experience in the investigation, evaluation, assessment, planning, design, or inspection of public infrastructure and systems.

OR

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.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • 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

WORK CATEGORY

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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

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:

  • Applies broad knowledge of principles and practices to the planning, design support, construction, assessment, asset management, and maintenance of multiple municipal projects, or portions of major projects; resolves conflicts and ensures compliance with permits and regulations; prepares and monitors scopes, budgets, and schedules to ensure timely completion of projects
  • Drafts or revises plans and drawings utilizing computer-aided design tools.
  • Researches and conducts environmental and mapping surveys.
  • Performs cost analysis and feasibility studies.
  • Prepares survey reports and legal descriptions.
  • Assists with preparing contract drafts; evaluates contractor proposals and assists with review of proposals for professional engineering services.
  • Interacts with clients, customers, officials, contractors, and internal and external department personnel to ensure efficient flow of communication and service
  • Attends preconstruction meetings and presents specific aspects of proposed and existing engineering assignments.
  • Other duties as assigned

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of fundamental engineering principles and practices for assigned functional area.
  • Knowledge of engineering design criteria, standards, and applicable permit requirements.
  • Knowledge of construction standards, methods, materials, and inspection techniques.
  • Knowledge of field testing, sampling, and investigative techniques and procedures.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, regulations and policies.
  • Knowledge of testing and monitoring devices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations and requirements.
  • Knowledge of health and safety standards and procedures.

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 three health care plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 60 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 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 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 12 paid holidays per year.

Visit our Employee Benefits page for more exciting details.

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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