Engineering Associate (Infrastructure Inspector)

Recruitment #1910-ENGASCCPR3-007

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

An ideal candidate would have strong communication, organizational and time management skills. Have the ability to read and interpret construction plans, technical specifications and related manuals. Possess utility construction inspection experience.  Possess a Water Distribution System Operators License.

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

Field work at Construction sites (20% Office and 80% Field).  Drive to multiple construction/project sites during the day. (must have valid driver's license). Daily office work utilizing County computer systems and software for documentation of daily reports and files.  Must be punctual and communicate via phone and email with customers and in-house staff.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to walk long distances at undeveloped Construction sites in less than perfect weather conditions. The ability to lift 25 to 30 pounds (carry field equipment, leverage of covers, etc.)

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 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*

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