General Statement of Job
Under limited supervision, serves as the Engineering liaison
between the department and contractual design consultants hired to
design capital construction projects; works with grant programs
assisting in providing all necessary engineering requirements to
comply with grant administration; handles minor in-house design for
building, road, recreation and drainage projects, ensuring
compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, contracts,
specifications, schedules and standards. Manage/direct staff and to
oversee the Utility, all Environmental permits including NPDES &
NRP permits, FEMA flood & CRS programs, various drainage concerns &
projects and other assigned duties as needed.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with
Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties
may be assigned.
Assists with development and oversight of consultant preparation
of plans and specification for capital projects including items
such as engineering drawings, site plan reviews, technical reports,
permit applications, contracts, pay requests, analytical reports,
Conducts site visits of proposed design projects and
construction sites assisting in gathering information needed for
supervisors and consultants.
Reviews proposed construction drawings and special provisions
for contracts. Coordinates with consultants and regulatory
Provides general assistance to other engineers in regards to
field operations, storm water systems review, traffic systems, site
plan review, etc.
Reports to supervisor regarding review of project costs, change
orders, amendments, grant compliance conditions, grant funds
available, consultant budget and project status including deadlines
Recommends approval of invoices for consultants.
Assists with field surveying, locates, delineations and other
field work as necessary.
Performs office duties including attending meetings, entering
computer data, use of AutoCadd, GIS or other design software,
prepares reports and correspondence.
Processes grant paperwork and assists in audits of required
grant information and site visits. Issues requests for proposals
Interacts with representatives of engineering firms, utilities,
contractors, state and county government agencies, regulatory
personnel, business leaders, consultants, customers, and the
Minimum Education and Training
Requires a Bachelor's degree in civil or environmental
engineering supplemented by two (2) years of experience in public
works/engineering project management, operations, and CFM
certification or ability to obtain within one year, or an
equivalent combination of education, training and experience that
provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. An Engineer
Intern Certification is preferred. Must possess and maintain a
valid state of Florida drivers license.
Minimum Qualifications and Standards Required
Has thorough knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies
of the Public Works and Engineering Department as they pertain to
the performance of duties of the Engineer I. Has thorough knowledge
of the organization of the Department and of related departments
and agencies. Has considerable knowledge of the functions and
interrelationships of the City and other governmental agencies. Is
knowledgeable in the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations
pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the
position. Has comprehensive knowledge in the areas of civil
engineering and construction, transportation planning, stormwater
managements, regulation of private and public development, etc., as
applied to municipal public works projects and programs.
Is able to analyze and critically evaluate the best solution for
a design problem or goal. Is able to draw construction plans. Is
able to understand basic concepts of land conveyance, easements,
legal descriptions, legal documents, etc. Is able to supervise and
coordinate multiple projects with multiple people. Is able to read
and interpret surveys and construction plans, and to perform minor
field surveys. Has thorough knowledge of related equipment, tools
Has comprehensive knowledge of all applicable codes and
regulations, and is able to ensure compliance with such in all
department projects. Has knowledge of bidding procedures and
contract administration. Is able to make sound, educated decisions.
Has the ability to plan and develop daily, short- and long-term
goals related to City purposes.
Has the ability to offer assistance to co-workers and employees
of other departments as required. Is able to take the initiative to
complete the duties of the position without the need of direct
supervision. Has the ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily
assignments and work activities. Has the ability to learn and
utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and
efficiency. Is able to read and interpret complex materials
pertaining to the responsibilities of the job. Is able to assemble
and analyze information and make written reports and records in a
concise, clear and effective manner. Has comprehensive knowledge of
the terminology and various professional languages used within the
Knows how to maintain effective relationships with personnel of
other departments, professionals and members of the public through
contact and cooperation. Has the ability to communicate
professionally in confrontational situations. Knows how to make
public presentations. Has thorough knowledge of proper English
usage, vocabulary, spelling and basic mathematics. Is able to
compile, organize and utilize various financial information
necessary in the preparation of project budgets, and knows how to
prepare and monitor budgets. Has knowledge of modern office
practices and technology. Has knowledge of and skill in the use of
computers. Has knowledge of applicable occupational hazards and
safety precautions. Knows how to react calmly and quickly in
Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and
equipment including a computer, telephone, calculator, survey
instruments, etc. Must be able to exert up to five pounds of force
occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or
constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve
walking or standing for periods of time and performing light manual
labor. Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of up to twenty
Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and
responsibilities. Exercises immediate remedial action to correct
any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility.
Maintains high quality communication and interaction with internal
and external entities with whom the position interacts.
Performs described Essential Functions and related assignments
efficiently and effectively in order to produce quantity of work
which consistently meets established standards and
Assumes responsibility for completing assigned work. Completes
assigned work within deadlines in accordance with directives,
policy, standards and prescribed procedures. Maintains
accountability for assigned responsibilities in the technical,
human and conceptual areas.
Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility.
Identifies issues or situations as they occur and specifies
decision objectives. Identifies or assists in identifying
alternative solutions to issues or situations. Implements decisions
in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures
and with a minimum of errors. Seeks expert or experienced advice
where appropriate and researches issues, situations and
alternatives before exercising judgment.
Works indoors and outdoors in all types of weather.
It is understood that every incidental duty connected with
operations enumerated in the job description is not always
specifically described, and employees, at the discretion of the
City, may be required to perform duties not within their job