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


Class Code:W3117

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN II

NATURE OF WORK

This is sub-professional engineering work reviewing designs, as-built drawings and overseeing inspections for conformance to specifications.

Work involves the application of basic engineering principles and techniques to a variety of engineering projects. Work may include the supervision of subordinate technical personnel involved in drafting, plan review and field studies. Considerable independence and judgment is exercised in planning and carrying out assignments. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports and program effectiveness.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Performs basic engineering design work and drafts plans for various county projects; prepares estimates for designs.

Reviews construction progress on major projects being built by the county, consulting engineers or outside developers; recommend payment for work performed in accordance with contract.

Has responsibility for the supervision and review of the work performed by subordinate technical personnel.

Prepares technical specifications for the purchase of materials and equipment used in diversified projects.

Performs special investigations and field studies of technical and engineering operations.

Reviews and approves permit applications in conformance with County regulations and standards.

Performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This classification is distinguished from an Engineering Technician I by the greater experience required, and by the independence with which work is performed.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

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

Thorough knowledge of mathematics including trigonometry.

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

Considerable knowledge of established policies, procedures, and regulations.

Considerable knowledge of the elementary principles and practices of engineering design.

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

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 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.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school supplemented by college level course work in engineering technology; six (6) years progressively responsible experience in sub-professional engineering work appropriate to the area of assignment; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: White Collar
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification: No
Work Locations: Construction Management, Engineering, Parks & Recreation, Traffic Engineering, Office of Project Management & Construction, Office of Environmental Services
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E8/78 R8/98

 


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