City of Volusia

Florida
Posted 2 months ago

SALARY: $41,644.00 – $80,839.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 03/29/22

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

MAJOR FUNCTIONS:

The County of Volusia is seeking an experienced Engineering Assistant I/II for the Traffic Engineering division. This position will be located in Deland, Florida and will be responsible for technical and paraprofessional work in connection with a branch of engineering performed in the field or office.  

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES:

(NOTE: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.)  

Engineering Assistant I

  • Coordinates and provides traffic engineering reviews of all site plan, subdivision, rezoning, special exception and variance applications in the unincorporated area.
  • Coordinates and provides traffic engineering reviews of all use permit applications for developments in the cities and county.
  • Reviews include Traffic Impact Analysis, site plan, and subdivision to determine impacts on county infrastructure.
  • Coordinates reviews of concerns, issues and comments with developers, cities and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) if applicable.
  • Conducts field observations to ensure development construction meets traffic engineering specifications and addresses all comments and concerns.
  • Completes traffic engineering analysis and reports for proposed development applications as needed.
  • Represents the Traffic Engineering Division at all county development review committee meetings as required by the Land Development review process so that Traffic Engineering’s comments are clear, understood, and coordinated with other county divisions.
  • Attends meetings with cities, FDOT, and developers as needed.
  • Performs CAD to prepare plans for signal rebuilds.
  • May be assigned to other county locations based upon operational needs.
  • Attends work on a regular and consistent basis.
  • Must adhere to Federal, State, County and Local ordinances.
  • Responds to emergency situations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Engineering Assistant II

  • Performs all duties associated with the Engineering Assistant I.
  • Serves as the engineering project coordinator to ensure that contractors and consultants meet contractual obligations in efficient and timely manner. 
  • Prepares scope of services and production schedule. 
  • Estimates project man-hours and fees. 
  • Serves as coordinator between task teams and activity groups to ensure the project proceeds according to schedule. 
  • Serves as a liaison between contractors/consultants and county government. 
  • May coordinate and facilitate utility relocations including: negotiating for the removal, abandonment or relocation of facilities; approving new location sites; reviewing and evaluating utility relocation reimbursement; coordinating process with other county activities and divisions; preparing and negotiating joint project agreement contracts; and, resolving conflicts between utility companies and the county. 
  • Attends meetings and participates on committees related to project management duties. 
  • May organize public participation meetings.
  • May be assigned to other county locations based upon operational needs.
  • Attends work on a regular and consistent basis.
  • Must adhere to Federal, State, County and Local ordinances.
  • Responds to emergency situations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Engineering Assistant I

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Mathematics or related field, and two (2) years of experience in design drafting, plans review of subdivisions, drainage, or related fields; OR Associates degree in civil technology and four (4) years of experience in design drafting, plans review of subdivisions, drainage, or related fields. 

A comparable amount of education, training or experience may substitute for the minimum requirements. 

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license.

Engineering Assistant II

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Mathematics, or related field, and four (4) years of experience in project management or traffic engineering based on assignment.

A comparable amount of education, training, or experience may be substituted for the minimum requirements.

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques, and instruments of engineering drafting. 
  • Knowledge of mathematics through geometry and trigonometry and their application to engineering computations. 
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations relating to land development code(s).
  • Knowledge of construction specifications and plans and applicable regulations relating to public works. 
  • Knowledge of the principles of civil engineering as they relate to surveying, drafting, moderately complex design procedures, and engineering investigative procedures. 
  • Knowledge of computerized engineering systems such as CAD.
  • Ability to perform technical computations, and analyze complex engineering drawings, which will meet County drafting standards. 
  • Ability to supervise others as team leader. 
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment including a personal computer and job-related software applications.  
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to coordinate with others to resolve conflicts or complex issues.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to interact effectively with others.
  • Must be able to relocate to other county locations based upon operational needs. 

ADA REQUIREMENTS

Physical Demands: Generally sedentary work. Ability to see, talk, hear; grasp, finger dexterity. Depending on area of assignment, may require ability to walk, kneel, crouch, reach, carry, push, or pull in construction or undeveloped areas including marshy and muddy conditions. Ability to lift, carry, push and/or pull a minimum of 10 pounds.  Clarity of vision, with the ability to identify and distinguish colors with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work and electronic materials at arm’s length or less (distinguish letters and numbers) and to see in detail, objects or printed material at greater than arm’s length. (Peripheral vision, depth perception, color acuity) necessary to operate a motorized vehicle and review schematics.

Environmental Demands: Primarily inside work. Depending upon position of assignment, some positions may require limited field work.

Mental Demands: Ability to read and comprehend technical and mechanical drawings, blueprints, layouts and literature; memos, procedures, legal documents and instruments, safety rules. Ability to perform shop math and advanced mathematical functions (geometry, trigonometry.) Ability to write memos, summaries, letters, evaluations, and procedures to explain/relay information to layman. Ability to speak clearly and concisely; conversant in theory and practices of discipline. Ability to identify and resolve problems.

Volusia County is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Veterans’ preference in accordance with federal, state, local laws.   

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/volusiaco/jobs/3480094/engineering-assistant-i-ii-traffic-engineering

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
125 W New York Avenue
DeLand, FL 32720
386-736-5951
humanresources@volusia.org

Volusia County is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Veterans’ preference pursuant to State law. Individuals with a disability who require special accommodations during the selection process should notify the Human Resources Division at (386)736-5951.

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