County Administrator HR Civil Service Board Clerk of the Circuit Court

Engineering Associate (Traffic Engineering)

Recruitment #1806-ENGASCCPR4-003

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 Associate to assist in the planning, development and oversight of public works or developer projects.  The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of Hillsborough County and FDOT construction specifications, FDOT Design Standards, typical construction operations, inspection procedures for roadway and drainage infrastructure, and Hillsborough County Land Development Code.  Candidates should have working knowledge of inspection techniques and permitting requirements. The candidates will need strong communication abilities and effectively work with others to determine agreeable solutions to issues.

JOB OVERVIEW

The Engineering Associate will be responsible for inspecting traffic sign & markings, signals and developing work orders and maintenance repair estimates based on observed deficiencies and determining repair/replacement strategies. This will include analyzing traffic reports and onsite inspections. Documenting and maintaining records. Close coordination with management, maintenance and construction service units, other staff and consultants will be required. Performs engineering inspection work as a team member in the field and the office.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major in Engineering or Engineering-related field; and
Six years of planning, assessment, design, construction, inspection of public infrastructure projects, or modeling of water, wastewater, storm water or traffic 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:

  • Investigate public concerns involving traffic engineering related questions and traffic safety and prepare reports with recommendations for potential actions.      
  • Review traffic reports from Consulting Engineers addressing actions for pedestrian safety, safe route to school, new traffic signals, signage and markings, and other traffic control devices.      
  • Meet with the public about their individual concerns and handle any necessary follow up actions.       
  • Performs other related duties as required.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Working knowledge of engineering principles and practices. 
  • Working knowledge of design criteria and standards, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control devices and Florida Department of Transportation and Hillsborough County standards.
  • Ability to read, interpret and review engineering drawings, specifications and contract documents.        
  • Physical ability for extended field reviews/investigations during day/night.        
  • Ability to drive motor vehicle with traffic engineering equipment.       
  • Ability to put together engineering design plans using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.       
  • Experience with computer operating systems and software (Microsoft Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint).      
  • Familiar with applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, regulations and policies governing traffic engineering.       
  • Ability to identify discrepancies between work performed and specifications.         Capacity to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.       
  • Oral and writing communication ability.       
  • Be able to keep accurate field notes and perform engineering calculations. ·       
  • Competence to collect, organize, analyze, evaluate data and develop logical conclusion, and prepare written documentation.       
  • Communicate with citizen in a respectful and considerate manner.

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*