Engineering Specialist II

Recruitment #1701-ENGSP2GENQ-001



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.


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.


Hillsborough County Government is guided by our shared values that help us deliver on the promise of effective quality service. We expect and demonstrate:

  • 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.


  • Knowledge of construction standards, methods and materials for water, wastewater, and reclaimed facilities and infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of design standards including hydraulic and process design calculations for water utility facilities and infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of project management and contract administration principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of computer operating systems and software, such as MS Office.
  • Skill in effectively communicating project goals and objectives.
  • Skill in coordinating resources (money, man-power, and materials) for the successful completion of projects.
  • Skill in negotiation of contracts and work orders with vendors, consultants, and contractors.
  • Ability to represent the Department and speak confidently, in the absence of the Professional Engineer Supervisor, on a broad range of topics including applicable aspects of engineering, algebra, physics, trigonometry, chemistry, and science.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing to both technical and non-technical people.
  • Ability to deliver a high volume of work, with a sense of urgency, for the Department, and in other job responsibilities.
  • Experience working one or more semesters as an engineering co-op.
  • Two or more years’ experience working in a design, planning, or project management engineering position


A Bachelor's degree in Engineering; and

Two years of engineering-related experience in planning, developing, implementing, designing, computer modeling, or inspecting and

License/certification as Florida "Engineer Intern" as defined in Chapter 471.005(6) Florida statutes and

Valid Florida Driver’s License



This position requires the ability to walk long distances outside in hot and cold weather on undeveloped sites, climbing stairs and ladders, lifting 40 pounds, sitting for up to two hours straight, and working safely around industrial and construction equipment.


50% to 70% of the duties are office related. This includes engineering-related duties, working on the computer, attending meetings, and training in a professional environment. 30% to 50% of the work takes place outside on facility  and infrastructure sites, active construction sites, undeveloped sites, and pre-construction sites.


  • Knowledge of engineering principles, practices and methods for potable water, wastewater and reclaimed water facilities.
  •  Knowledge of engineering design criteria, standards and permit requirements.
  • Knowledge of construction standards, methods, materials, and inspection techniques.
  • Knowledge of field testing, sampling and investigative techniques and procedures.
  • Knowledge of health and safety standards and procedures.
  • Knowledge of applicable environmental regulations and requirements.
  • Knowledge of computer operating systems and software, such as MS Office.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, specifications and contract documents.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to perform engineering calculations including hydraulic and process design calculations for water utilities.
  • Ability to analyze data and develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing to both technical and non-technical people. 


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.

  • Provide detailed, written technical reviews of new products and present them to the Utility Product Review Committee.
  • Participates in infrastructure planning and development of design, construction, operations, and maintenance of utility or developer projects.
  • Designs parts of engineering infrastructure, operations and maintenance projects and preparing requests for proposal (RFP).
  • Participates in project construction, operations and maintenance by preparing or reviewing construction drawings, specifications, plans and permit packages and preparing change orders.
  • Conducts environmental engineering reviews for permit applications.
  • Performs or supervises the inspection of projects under the direct supervision of a Professional Engineer.
  • Assists in the planning, research, and conduct of environmental and mapping surveys.
  • May supervise and/or oversee the work of others by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling, and evaluating performance.
  • Prepares correspondence and work status reports.
  • Performs other related duties as required.  

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.



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 may be required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to a major emergency or natural disasters affecting County operations. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees may be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*