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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:W3115

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN I

NATURE OF WORK

This is advanced technical work assisting in the review of plans and designs and field work related to analysis and observation of engineering projects.

Work involves assisting an engineer, project manager or contractor in the review and correction of engineering plans, and designs for a variety of county projects. Work may involve leadworker activities relating to the supervision of subordinate technical personnel involved in drafting or data collection support activities. Work requires the exercise of independent judgment in planning and carrying out assignments with a professional superior available for assistance in handling complex work situations. Work is normally reviewed through discussions for technical accuracy and compliance with desired results.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Reviews and analyzes plans and design specifications with professional engineers, contractors, project managers and other interested parties.

Assists in the amendment and preparation of final plans and designs for a variety of county projects; tabulates quantities and cost estimates; sets preliminary and final grades; calculates cut and fill.

Conducts inspections for compliance with plats, recommended corrective actions, plan layouts and impact on right of way plans.

Reviews applications and issues permits in conformance with County regulations and standards; calculates fees; assists in the processing and recordation of plats.

Assists in gathering data pertaining to the specific area of assignment; provides assistance in the analysis and interpretation of data; prepares verbal and written reports based on analysis and findings.

May plan, assign, and review the activities of subordinate technical personnel involved in drafting or data collection activities; provides technical assistance and advice on difficult and unusual problems when necessary; analyzes and reviews completed work for accuracy and design application.

Provides information to the general public relative to engineering data maintained by the County.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Considerable knowledge of the standard terminology, techniques, and practices of engineering technology appropriate to the area of assignment.

Considerable knowledge of mathematics including trigonometry.

Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques, and instruments of engineering drafting.

Considerable knowledge of established policies, procedures, and regulations.

Ability to perform technical computations, analyze complex data, and prepare plans and reports based on findings.

Ability to plan, direct, and supervise the work of subordinates and to instruct them in proper work methods and procedures.

Ability to make independent investigations and conduct inspections of engineering problems.

Ability to prepare technical and complex engineering drawings.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to 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, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.

Skill in the use of engineering instruments and equipment.

Skill in the use of a personal computer and related software for report preparation.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school, supplemented by college level course work in engineering technology; considerable progressively responsible experience in sub-professional engineering work appropriate to the area of assignment; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: White Collar
FLSA Status: None
Code of Ethics
Certification: No
Work Locations: Engineering, Office of Natural Resource Protection, Office of Environmental Services, Traffic Engineering, Parks & Recreation
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E11/78 R12/95

 


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