Engineering Associate - Utilities (Development Services) (Tier 1)

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TAMPA, FL, United States

Phone: 8132725130
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Engineering Associate - Utilities (Development Services) (Tier 1)




46,092 - 73,736

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Job Overview

This position performs paraprofessional engineering related work involving the investigation, evaluation, assessment, asset management, planning, writing reports, coordinating work, or inspection of public infrastructure and systems. This position works under the supervision of a licensed Professional Engineer. Project management responsibility involves infrastructure projects.


Min: $46,092

Mid: $59,924

Max: $73,736

Ideal Candidate


  • Experienced in Civil Site Design, Permitting and Construction Practices
  • Knowledge of Water and Wastewater Management System Design and Modeling
  • Basic understanding of water and wastewater systems
  • The candidates will need strong communication abilities and be able to effectively work with others.

Core Competencies

  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of the customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional, and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

Tier 4

Duties and Responsibilities

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Applies broad knowledge of principles and practices to the planning, design support, construction, assessment, asset management, and maintenance of multiple municipal projects, or portions of major projects; resolves conflicts and ensures compliance with permits and regulations; prepares and monitors scopes, budgets, and schedules to ensure timely completion of projects
  • Drafts or revises plans and drawings utilizing computer-aided design tools.
  • Researches and conducts environmental and mapping surveys.
  • Performs cost analysis and feasibility studies.
  • Prepares survey reports and legal descriptions.
  • Assists with preparing contract drafts; evaluates contractor proposals and assists with review of proposals for professional engineering services.
  • Interacts with clients, customers, officials, contractors, and internal and external department personnel to ensure efficient flow of communication and service.
  • Attends preconstruction meetings and presents specific aspects of proposed and existing engineering assignments.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications

  • Knowledge of fundamental engineering principles and practices for assigned functional area.
  • Knowledge of engineering design criteria, standards, and applicable permit requirements.
  • Knowledge of construction standards, methods, materials, and inspection techniques.
  • Knowledge of field testing, sampling, and investigative techniques, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, regulations, and policies.
  • Knowledge of testing and monitoring devices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations and requirements.
  • Knowledge of health and safety standards and procedures.


Minimum Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major in Engineering or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in an Engineering-related field; AND
  • Three years of experience in the investigation, evaluation, assessment, planning, design, or inspection of public infrastructure and systems;


  • An equivalent combination of education (not less than possession of a High School diploma/GED), training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted above.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

In the event of an emergency or disaster, an employee may be required to respond promptly to duties and responsibilities as assigned by the employee’s department, the County’s Office of Emergency Management, or County Administration. Such assignments may be for before, during or after the emergency/disaster.

Career Progression

Employees in this classification that acquire the competencies and minimum qualifications for the next tier will be able to apply for promotional opportunities through a competitive selection process. Employees will not automatically be upgraded to the next tier. Reclassifying a position is based on business need and financial impact and is not based solely on the job competencies or qualifications of the incumbent.