Engineering Associate (Developer Construction Inspector)

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Tampa, FL

Hillsborough County

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$42,827.20 - $68,952.00/Annually

Overview: The Ideal Candidate Profile<br /><br />The Hillsborough County Public Works Department is seeking an Engineering Associate to provide inspections on developer constructed public and private capital projects.&nbsp; The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of Hillsborough County and FDOT construction specifications, FDOT Design Standards, typical construction operations, inspection procedures for roadway and drainage infrastructure, and Hillsborough County Land Development Code.&nbsp; Candidates should have demonstrated experience in inspections on public or private roadway and stormwater infrastructure projects.&nbsp; The candidates will need strong communication abilities and effectively working with others to determine agreeable solutions to issues.<br /><br />Job Overview<br /><br />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.<br /> <p><strong><u>Benefits:</u></strong> 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.</p> <p><strong><u>Health Plan:</u></strong> 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.</p> <p><strong><u>Dental Insurance:</u></strong> 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.</p> <p><strong><u>Vision Care:</u></strong> 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.</p> <p><strong><u>Employee Assistance Program:</u></strong> 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.</p> <p><strong><u>Tuition Reimbursement:</u></strong> 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.</p> <p><strong><u>Holidays:</u></strong> Employees receive up to 12 paid holidays per year.</p> <p><strong><u>Veteran&rsquo;s Preference:</u></strong> 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.</p>
Responsibilities: <p>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:</p> <ul> <li>Completes construction inspections for developer constructed projects in private and public right-of-way providing senior inspector level judgment and interpretation of the Land Development Code (LDC), specifications, and policies/procedures.</li> <li>Complete daily report of inspections for each day's activities, reporting project inspections and results.</li> <li>Attends preconstruction meetings to discuss developer inspection requirements of the LDC, specifications, and policies/procedures.</li> <li>May supervise and/or oversee the work of others by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling, and evaluating performance.</li> <li>Provides information, technical advice and support to developers, engineers, and the public.</li> <li>Prepares correspondence and work status reports.</li> <li>Performs other related duties as required.</li> </ul> Work Category<br /> <ul> <li><strong>Light work</strong>&nbsp;- Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.&nbsp; 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.</li> </ul>
Requirements: Minimum Requirements<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;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.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <strong>OR</strong>&nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li>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.&nbsp;</li> </ul> Job Specific Competencies&nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li>Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.</li> <li>Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, specifications and contract documents.</li> <li>Ability to coordinate project activities with other agencies.</li> <li>Ability to prepare and review construction designs, plans, specifications, legal descriptions, cost estimates, and bid documents.</li> <li>Knowledge of fundamental engineering principles and practices for assigned functional area.</li> <li>Knowledge of engineering design criteria, standards, and applicable permit requirements.</li> <li>Knowledge of construction standards, methods, materials, and inspection techniques.</li> <li>Knowledge of field testing, sampling, and investigative techniques and procedures.</li> <li>Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, regulations and policies.</li> <li>Knowledge of testing and monitoring devices and techniques.</li> <li>Knowledge of environmental regulations and requirements. Knowledge of health and safety standards and procedures.</li> </ul> Physical Requirements<br /> <ul> <li>Walking approximately four (4) hours per day, standing/sitting approximately two (2) hours per day, and driving approximately two (2) hours per day.</li> <li>The job also requires frequent fine manipulations, repetitive motion, and lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 15 pounds; occasional bending/stooping, grasping, reaching, and lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 20 pounds.</li> </ul>