Engineering Technician - Engineer

at Hillsborough County Government

Tampa, FL

Posted on Apr. 17, 2017

Full Time

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Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Three years of experience in engineering support or drafting duties.

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


Walking approximately two (2) hours per day, standing/sitting approximately two (2) hours per day, and driving approximately four (4) hours per day. The job also requires frequent fine manipulations, repetitive motion, and lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 20 pounds; occasional bending/stooping, grasping, reaching.


Working primarily from an assigned vehicle, outdoors in the field, exposed to heat, sun, high humidity, rain and other adverse weather conditions.


Working knowledge of drafting and mapping techniques.
Working knowledge of surveying methods and devices.
Working knowledge of public works construction practices and procedures.
Working knowledge of construction methods, specifications, materials and equipment.
Working knowledge of cartographic standards.
Working knowledge of high school level mathematics.
Working knowledge of the use and calibration of engineering instruments.
Some knowledge of the practices and methods of engineering as related to public works projects.
Skill in the use of manual and computer aided drafting, mapping and blueprinting equipment.
Skill in the use of surveying instruments and devices.
Ability to read and understand aerial photos, blueprints, field survey notes, deeds, plats, parcel data, engineering plans and sketches.
Ability to record field notes, sketches, readings, and observations.
Ability to work effectively with others.
Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


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.

Inspects phases of construction projects to ensure conformance with regulations, standards and specifications.
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.
Creates, reviews, plots, updates or edits maps to ensure their accuracy, using computerized mapping software.
Researches public or private records to obtain or supplement data for survey or drafting purposes and maintains appropriate files.
Reviews construction plans, drawings and specifications to ensure compliance with regulations and specifications.
Performs or monitors performance of field tests to ensure proper installations and conformance with standards and specifications.
Reviews citizen complaints, recommends or takes corrective action, or refers to appropriate office for resolution.
Reviews contractor pay requests, change orders, progress schedules, and recommends approval/disapproval.
Attends preconstruction meetings with engineers and developers to discuss construction schedules and other issues.
Organizes, oversees and conducts field land surveys; processes survey data from computerized or field notes to develop plans and maps for the use of others.
Performs traffic studies and inspections; inventories signal counting stations and data collecting equipment; investigates complaints and requests and submits reports with recommendations.
Acquires aerial photography and mapping services for use by engineers and surveyors, and prepares related information for bid packages; and reviews and recommends approval of payment requests.
Ensures the safe handling of chemicals, fluids and gases.
Orders supplies, maintains equipment, and performs other administrative duties.
Maintains records and logs and prepares reports.
Supervises the work of others by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling and evaluating performance.
Performs other related duties as required.

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