Engineering Specialist

Escambia County | Pensacola, FL

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Posted Date 2/18/2021


Home to more than 300,000 residents in northwest Florida, Escambia County is the westernmost and one of the oldest counties in the state. The mission of Escambia County government is to provide efficient, responsive services that enhance our quality of life, meet common needs and promote a safe and healthy community. With nearly 1,800 employees, we pride ourselves on being the perfect climate for everything - building a business, raising a family and enjoying recreational pursuits. Picture perfect white sand beaches and clear, emerald Gulf waters draw millions of vacationers to Escambia each year, especially to Pensacola Beach, named the #4 Top U.S. Beach in 2020 by TripAdvisor.

This class performs skilled technical duties in area of specialty and on specific projects, often performing general supervision of the work of Assistant and Technician level project team members.

This is a "mandatory-testing" position that requires Drug Testing. 

Examples of Duties

Serves as a lead to lower level staff, which includes: prioritizing and assigning work; training staff on work methods and procedures; and/or, performing other related activities

Retrieves, designs, develops, and reviews plats, plans, maps, legal documents, improvements, enhancements, and any survey related documents

Coordinates efforts with applicable technical staff; performs related engineering type calculations and design/layout associated with projects by providing input, assistance, and recommendations for design/survey projects

Performs studies and analysis of engineering related issues by gathering field and historical data and preparing recommendations based on findings

Participates in implementing and monitoring construction/survey projects in assigned area of responsibility by inspecting and monitoring the work of contractors/survey crew to ensure compliance with applicable standards

Receives and responds to complaints and/or inquiries from the general public, other governmental agencies, and other internal departments

Serves as a liaison with private engineers, contractors, and the general public in the discussion and explanation of regulatory requirements, County codes, bid requests, processes, procedures, and/or other related issues

Participates in a variety of meetings related to assigned projects, departmental activities, and/or other related activities

Participates in creating and/or amending engineering/county survey requirements, construction details, standard operating procedures, departmental policies and procedures, and/or other related items

Performs other duties of a similar nature or level

Positions assigned to Traffic may be responsible for: 

Designing traffic control signs, markings, and related items for in-house use 

Coordinating work orders received for traffic signal repairs 

Evaluating crash data to determine trends/concern areas for improvements

Evaluating new traffic control devices for safety upgrade considerations 

Preparing cost estimates and quantity take-offs for design projects



Minimum Qualification Requirements:

Training and Experience:
High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.), up to one year of specialized or technical training beyond high school in area of specialty and three years of experience in an engineering technician and/or CADD or similar position; or, a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements.

Licenses and Certifications:
Must possess a valid driver's license from state of residence

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics (KSAOs):

Knowledge of:
mathematical and statistical principles
customer service principles
basic construction principles and practices
database management principles
construction inspection principles and practices
project management principles and practices
research methods
basic engineering principles and practices in assigned area of responsibility

Skilled in:
AutoCAD, ArcGIS, and Microsoft Office
delegating and prioritizing work
managing projects
managing multiple priorities and deadlines
reading and comprehending drawings, parcel maps, improvement plans, metes and bounds, legal descriptions, and specifications
conducting research and making sound recommendations based on findings
providing customer service
using a computer and related software applications
maintaining databases
estimating project costs
operating applicable instruments, hand-held data collectors, levels, and/or other related tools of the trade
performing site inspections
interpreting land survey data
performing mathematical calculations
communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

Ability to:
read and interpret blueprints, maps, plats, and related documents

Supplemental Information

County-wide Employee Responsibilities:
All Escambia County BCC employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Escambia County BCC's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.
All Escambia County BCC employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.
Emergency Management Responsibilities:
During emergency conditions, the incumbent of this position will automatically be considered an emergency service worker. This employee is subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and is expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

Physical Requirements: 
Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.  Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, dusts, extreme temperatures, intense noises and travel.

Benefits/Compensation Package:
· Medical / Dental / Vision plans
· Prescription coverage
· Employee health clinic
· Employee fitness centers
· Employer-sponsored retirement plan or an investment plan
· Deferred Compensation Plan
· Flexible Spending Account(s)
· Employee Assistance Program
· Annual/Sick Leave or Paid Time Off (PTO)
· Group Life Insurance

 Close Feb 24 2021

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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