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ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN II

Concurrent Open & Closed recruitments require 2 separate apps

Recruitment #C1741-00-o22770

Introduction

Hillsborough County Government is looking for new members to join our team who are aligned with our core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability.  Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and that provide fair and reliable compensation.   

Hillsborough County Government consists of many independent agencies with over 9,000 combined employees.  We provide a wide range of municipal services to the citizens of Hillsborough County, including law enforcement, detention, fire, street construction and maintenance, courts, library, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, property appraisal, tax collection, water, sewer, and solid waste collection services. In addition, we also employ professionals, paraprofessionals, and clerical staff in a wide range of service support functions, including management, finance, information technology, human resources, facilities, communications, etc. 

Learn more about Hillsborough County or read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity to join our team.

MAJOR FUNCTION

Performs engineering support and drafting duties in a variety of office and field activities.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

Employees in this class perform duties of average difficulty requiring some initiative and independent judgment under general supervision.

MAJOR DUTIES

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.
  • Performs construction inspection of limited scope and monitors the sampling and testing of construction materials.
  • Sketches, draws, maintains and edits maps listing property owners, showing buildings, roads, right-of-ways, rivers, lakes, swamps, lowlands, plotted lands, streets, water and sewer drainage lines, demographic charts, and graphic exhibits; survey, plane and profile drawings of roads and storm sewers, roadway cross sections for drainage and excavation purposes; and preconstruction and as-built drawings.
  • Performs manual or computer assisted drafting of engineering plans and maps to include marking layers and identifying property lines; and mapping traffic and hydrographic data using field notes, aerial photos, survey data and deeds.
  • Gathers, records and processes documents as well as field data obtained through a variety of surveys to establish stakes, elevations, grades, and soundings.
  • Researches, reviews and evaluates data obtained from documents, field surveys, road maintenance programs or tests; inputs data into computer to update and maintain road and pavement maintenance inventories.
  • Organizes and checks survey tools, equipment, instruments and vehicles to ensure their availability and working condition.
  • Conducts traffic studies in response to public requests and complaints; documents findings, and recommends installation of traffic control devices or signs.
  • Reviews citizen complaints, recommends or takes corrective action, or refers to appropriate office for resolution.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Working knowledge of drafting and mapping techniques.
  • Working knowledge of surveying methods and devices.
  • Working knowledge of public works construction practices, methods, specifications, materials and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of public records law.
  • Working knowledge of cartographic standards.
  • Working knowledge of high school level mathematics.
  • Working knowledge of the use and calibration of engineering instruments.
  • Skill in the use of manual and computer aided drafting, mapping and blueprinting equipment.
  • Skill in the use of land 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 communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Note: Minimum Qualifications MUST be attained before the recruitment ending date.

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

OR

Bachelor's degree with a major in Engineering.

OR

Associate's or higher degree in an Engineering related field.

OR

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Successful completion of a vocational or technical program in an engineering related field.

APPOINTING AUTHORITY MAY REQUIRE

Possession of a valid Driver License.

Selection Process

  
  • Application Screening (Civil Service Office)
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  • Performance Exam, if required (Civil Service Office)
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  • Written Exam, if required (Civil Service Office)
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  • Establish List (Civil Service Office)
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  • Department Selection Interviews (Hiring Agency)
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  • Background Investigation (Hiring Agency)
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  • Job Offer (Hiring Agency)
  • Conclusion

     

    OPEN AND CLOSED RECRUITMENTS:  We are running concurrent Closed (Internal) and Open recruitments. Internal candidates on a closed eligibility list must be considered first, prior to a selection being made from the open eligibility list. To be considered for the same classification under Open recruitment, internal candidates must also apply under the open recruitment process.

     

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation to support entitlement to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.

     

    DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE:  The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.

     

    NOTE: Depending on the agency of employment, individuals hired may be required to review Hillsborough County driving eligibility criteria and acknowledge their understanding of its provisions.

     

    NOTE: Employees are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters affecting the County.  They are required to work in their normal job duties or other activities within their skills and capabilities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with existing rules and procedures.

     

    EXAMINATION: Applicants will be competitively rated on the basis of their training and experience. 


     

     
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