The County of Volusia is seeking an Engineering Assistant for the Traffic Engineering Division. This position is located in DeLand, Florida, and will be responsible for advanced technical and paraprofessional work in connection with a branch of engineering performed in the field or office. Candidate will assist the Engineering Department in the review of their processes, interpret land development codes and apply them to plans submitted to the department. Candidate must possess excellent customer service skills in this role!
(NOTE: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
May design and prepare detailed, complex engineering plans. May review plans and computations for roadways, drainage, subdivisions, storm water management, utilities, traffic plans, traffic studies, etc. May supervise drafting unit or subdivision review unit.
Checks drafting accuracy of others to include reduction and interpretation of survey notes, engineer's computations. Checks routine design work of others. Performs detailed designs and prepares working drawings of road systems, drainage systems, intersections, minor structures.
Reviews subdivision and/or storm water management applications for compliance with appropriate ordinances, rules and regulations. Writes detailed reports on findings to respective contractors.
Uses personal computers and applicable Auto CAD Civil 3D software in preparation of plans and maps. Supervises others engaged in the processing of the application, plans, plats, etc.
Meets with engineers, developers, consultants, the public and units of the County in the accomplishment of the assigned duties.
Prepares correspondence, reports, and exhibits.
May be assigned to other county locations.
Attends work on a regular and consistent basis.
Must adhere to Federal, State, County and Local ordinances.
Responds to emergency situations.
Performs others duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Land Surveying, Mathematics or related field, and two (2) years of experience in design drafting, plans review of subdivisions, drainage, or related fields; OR an Associate’s 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 qualifications.
**Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques, and instruments of engineering Auto CAD Civil 3 D. Knowledge of mathematics through geometry and trigonometry and their application to engineering computations. 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.
Able to perform technical computations, and analyze complex engineering drawings, which will meet County drafting standards.
Able to supervise groups of junior personnel as a team leader.
Able to operate standard office equipment and a personal computer and job-related software applications. Ability to listen and communicate effectively.
Able to work under stressful conditions.
Able to interact effectively with others.
Must be able to relocate to other county locations based upon operational needs.
Physical Demands: Generally sedentary work. Ability to see, talk; grasp, finger dexterity. Depending on the area of assignment, may require the ability to walk, kneel, crouch, reach, carry, push, or pull in construction or undeveloped areas including marshy and muddy conditions. Visual acuity (peripheral vision, depth perception, color acuity) necessary to operate a motorized vehicle and review complex schematics. 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.
Environmental Demands: Primarily inside work. Depending upon the 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. The County offers an exceptional benefits package that includes FRS (Florida Retirement System), paid leave, health coverage, tax deferral options and partial tuition refund.
Our mission is to be a community rich with resources and opportunities today and for generations to come. We envis...ion in providing responsive and fiscally responsible services for the health, and quality of life for our citizens.
Today, more than 500,000 people call Volusia County home. Situated on the east coast of Central Florida; our county consists of 1,207 square miles; with an elevation that begins at sea level and rises to a high elevation of 110 feet. We have 47 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches that are a world-class playground, with beachfront cities including Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach and New Smyrna Beach.
Our institutions of higher learning -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Stetson University, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona State College and the University of Central Florida -- have a national reputation for excellence.
The racing tradition continues today at Daytona International Speedway, one of the world's finest racing facilities and the home of the world-famous Daytona 500, an event larger than the Super Bowl.