County Administrator HR Clerk of the Circuit Court

Engineer (Transportation Safety)

Recruitment #2001-ENGNERUNP1-001

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 Administration is seeking a proactive, seasoned Professional Engineer to lead the transportation system safety program which includes the ability to perform safety studies and develop programs to decrease the number and frequency of crashes and fatalities and serious injuries.  The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience in public road safety analysis and planning, international programs for road safety, new and innovative programs, complete streets, traffic and road engineering, and program and project development, working with stakeholders, and public outreach.  The candidate will need strong communication and leadership abilities and be effectively in working with others to achieve agreeable solutions to issues.

JOB OVERVIEW

The Transportation Safety Engineer will be responsible for the systemic safety planning and program development and implementation for the County Roads. This includes roads, intersections, lighting, speed management, safe routes to school, pedestrians, bikes, crash data analysis, complete streets, access management, congestion management, public education, and design plan reviews. Budgets may be developed from multiple funding sources and investigations and applying for available grant funding sources. Close coordination and representation will be required with management, other agencies, committees, staff and consultants. Performs licensed professional engineering work as the team lead at the supervisory level involving the planning, program development, project scoping, plans review, consultant management, and personnel management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Registration in the State of Florida as a Professional Engineer (active status) in the applicable discipline as required by the Florida Statutes Chapter 471 (An applicant who holds a valid license to practice engineering in another state or territory of the United States, must meet current requirements to be licensed in the state of Florida as a professional engineer, and obtain the license within 6 months of employment) 

AND 
Six years of post-registration experience as a Professional Engineer in the applicable discipline.

    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 some or all of the activities described below.

    •  Oversees the safety performance of transportation infrastructure for vehicles, pedestrians, and bikers including development of programs based on risk factors, data analysis, countermeasures, project rankings, funding, standards, processes, procedures, coordination, and public involvement. 
    • Oversees the development and selection systemic safety project selection tools and policies and procedures.
    • Integrate safety decision-making and components in all transportation projects and programs including intelligent transportation, road and intersection design, sidewalks, safe routes to school, and traffic control device equipment and operations.
    • Foster inter-agency and intra-agency coordination and cooperation.
    • Trains and assesses staff and consultants performance and products for safety of roads, intersections, safety routes to schools and recreational areas, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians.
    • Lead safety audits of the components of the transportation infrastructure. 
    • Provide technical expertise for complete street projects, intelligent transportation projects, and community planning. 
    • Signs and seals engineering documents. 
    • Recommends staffing requirements and budgets. 
    • Supervises the work of professional and technical subordinate staff by assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling, and managing performance. 
    • Seek and prepare applications for Federal and State Transportation Funds including Safe Routes to School and Highway Safety Improvement Program.
    • Serves as safety expert advisor to engineers and others in design, construction, and operational problems.
    • Performs other related duties as required.

    JOB SPECIFICATIONS

    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of traffic and road design engineering.
    • Knowledge of fundamental concepts of human behavior and road safety.
    • Knowledge of measuring safety and developing solutions to road safety problems.
    • Knowledge of site-level and system-level safety management.
    • Knowledge of using geographic information system (GIS) for analysis and communications.
    • Knowledge of leading and managing processes to establish goals, objectives, strategies, and preliminary action plans to address emphasis areas.
    • Knowledge of government processes and people and budget management.
    • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances, and standards involved in traffic and road engineering.
    • Ability to lead road, intersection, and school safety audits and prepare action plans from audits
    • Ability to manage, train, schedule, assign, monitor, review, and evaluate assigned staff.
    • Ability to comprehend and apply engineering, scientific and technical principles and methods to plan, formulate and carry out programs and policies.
    • Ability to prepare technical reports and to develop and make professional presentations and briefings.
    • Ability to review, sign and seal the subordinate staff works consistent with State Requirements.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with considerable interpersonal and managerial skills.
    • Ability to lead successfully inter-agency and intra-agency working groups.

    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 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.

    Visit our 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*