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Engineer

Company: City of Hollywood, FL
Location: hollywood
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Position

JOB SUMMARY:

Under direction of a senior or registered engineer, independently evaluates, selects and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria, using judgment in making modifications and adaptations in the design and construction of public works projects and municipal facilities. Duties include coordinating with developers, engineers and architects to assist with new development or redevelopment preliminary and final plans and specifications for new water and or water systems upgrades, new sewer collection system and or upgrades, and stormwater collection system requirements.The incumbent oversees work of subordinate personnel involved in preparing plans, specifications and cost estimates. Work is reviewed through conferences and written reports for adherence to established policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Develops and prepares designs and plans for major public works projects; applies engineering principles and techniques to complex engineering projects. * Works with survey personnel in acquiring field data; estimates quantities and costs of projects; obtains required permits; writes specifications; follows project through bidding process, construction, final payment and expirations of warranty. * Inspects construction projects while in progress and upon completion for adherence to plans and specifications; advises contractors on the interpretation of plans and specifications; approves minor design changes in the course of construction; reviews contractor's change orders and payment requests. * Performs utility permit plan review to ensure plans and specifications comply with City, County, State and Federal codes and regulations. * Reviews, coordinates and assigns water and sewer demands to ensure the stream of fee revenue associated with these developments increased water and sewer demands are properly assigned and collected. * Performs utilities system coordination. * Assists the FEMA Floodplain Development Review Administrator as needed. * Supervises subordinate personnel involved in preparing plans; specifications, and cost estimates, and in performing field inspections for adherence to plans and specifications. * Participates in the selection process for the services of technical consultants. * Reviews site plans and building permit applications to assure compliance with the engineering provisions of the City Code. * Performs administration of the MS-4 / NPDES permits. * Provides NPDES training to developers, contractors and inspectors. * Assures utility as-built records are coordinated into the ArcGIS atlas system. * Effectively and positively represents the City in delivering and performing work with colleagues and clients, irrespective of gender, race, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, or sexual orientation. * Establishes and maintains effective and professional relationships with work colleagues, supervisors and managers. * Performs other job duties as assigned.

The Requirements

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required:

* Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or a related field * Seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience in engineering practices * Registration as an Engineer-In-Training in the State of Florida or ability to obtain same within six (6) months of employment

Preferred:

* Registration as an Engineer-In-Training * Certified as Floodplain Manager; through the Association Of State Floodplain Managers - Certification Board of Regents

Additional education and experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for the above requirements

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

* Registration as an Engineer-In-Training in the State of Florida or ability to obtain same within six (6) months of employment * Water distribution and or stormwater certifications (preferred) * Valid Driver's License: With proof of automobile insurance * Background Check: Must have an acceptable background record * Driving Abstract: Must have an acceptable driving record

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

* Knowledge of engineering principles and construction practices and techniques. * Knowledge of mathematical engineering applications, and land surveying methods. * Ability to perform cost estimates. * Ability to adapt approved engineering methods and standards to the design, construction, and inspection of a variety of public works projects. * Ability to supervise the work of technical personnel involved in design and construction projects. * Knowledge of the current literature, trends, products, technology and developments in the field of engineering. * Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, contractors, developers, officials and the general public. * Ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications. * Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. * Ability to establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with work colleagues, supervisors, managers and the public.

The Examination

Required Education and Background Information: Look over the announcement carefully to determine your eligibility. Please note minimum education and experience requirements. Closed competitive positions are open only to employees while open competitive positions are open to anyone who meets the minimum qualifications for the position. Evidence of a GED test score is required if submitted for high school diploma. Applicants are responsible for clearly documenting work experience and/or providing all relevant information at the time of application. Additional information will not be accepted after the announcement closing date.

Examination: Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: written examination, performance examination, education and experience evaluation, oral examination and/or other job related examinations.

You will be notified of the time and place of your examination when you file or later by mail. A passing grade is required on each part of the process. Repeated participation in any examination for which the same test is used is limited to once every 6 months. Your examination results will be sent by email as soon as possible after the grading is completed.

Final passing grades are used to determine a candidate's position on the eligibility list of successful candidates. Departments fill vacancies from this list. The top three names are considered for each vacancy unless otherwise modified. Those not appointed are returned to the eligibility list for further consideration in accordance with the Civil Service Ordinance. Your name will remain on a register for one year for open competitive examinations and two years for closed competitive except where labor contract conflicts.

Your name may be removed from an eligibility list prior to one year according to Hollywood's Civil Service Ordinance or labor contracts. Your eligibility may be canceled if you refuse a position or if you are not available for work. You are responsible for notifying the Employment Office, in writing, of any change in your address or telephone number.

Special Accommodation and Communication Needs: The City of Hollywood provides necessary reasonable accommodation in the examination process upon request to persons with disabilities. Such requests must be made PRIOR to any scheduled examination.

Veteran's Preference:An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers (DD214) and meet eligibility requirements as stipulated by the Florida Statutes.

Additional Information

All successful applicants will be required to pass an extensive background which may include criminal history searches, driving history checks, credit report, courthouse searches, education verification, employment verification, professional license verification, or other search methods as deemed necessary for the position. In addition, the applicant will be required to undergo a medical examination, which may include a drug screening, prior to appointment.

EMPLOYMENT OF RELATIVES: The City of Hollywood has an Ordinance which regulates the employment of relatives of City employees. Effective January 28, 2008, a relative may only be hired under the following additional conditions:

* The relative must have competed in an appropriate examination process as determined by Human Resources and be placed on a civil service eligibility list; * The relative must be among the top three ranked candidates available on the certified eligibility list unless expanded by the Civil Service Board; * The Department or Office Director and the Director, Human Resources must demonstrate that it is in the best interests of the City of Hollywood to hire the relative of a public officer or employee.

As of 12/15/2005 the City will require all newly hired employees to sign an affidavit affirming non-usage of tobacco or tobacco products within the last year prior to submission of application and will continue to be a non-user of tobacco products throughout employment with the City of Hollywood.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The Employment Office will make reasonable efforts in the examination and workplace to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources of special needs by calling (954) 921-3216.

All applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, abilities, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression (except as limited by law, Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational disqualifications).

The City of Hollywood is an Equal Opportunity / Equal Access Employer.

Keywords: City of Hollywood, FL, Hollywood , Engineer, Other , hollywood, Florida

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