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Senior Engineer

Location : Ocala
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 11231273
Hours : Full Time
Required Education : Bachelor's Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
Veterans Preference


This is a highly technical engineering position which performs engineering tasks, modeling, design, permitting, plan reviews, and inspection of County projects and systems, and coordinates with other County Departments, contractors, and consultants. Engineering of roadway, stormwater, solid waste, traffic, transportation, utilities and/or other related services is specific to the Department and area of assignment.

The following statements describe the principal functions of this job and its scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including working in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the work load.

  • May perform field review and inspection of projects and improvement plans submitted to the County for approval, as required by the Department/Section Manager or Director.

  • Coordinates and assists in the preparation of contract documents, permitting, agreements, and related documentation.

  • Assists, participates, and coordinates public meetings, contractor meetings, consultant meetings, and other meetings related to the functional area and assigned projects.

  • May supervise the construction administration of County projects includingpre-construction meetings, shop drawing reviews, inspections, processing of pay requests, change orders, assessing and resolving unforeseen conditions during construction, monitoring of schedules and budgets, overseeing equipment and materials testing, reviewing record drawings and certifications for accuracy, ensuring that all work is in conformance with the contract documents and permit conditions before final acceptance, as required by the Department/Section Manager or Director.

  • Depending on level of Engineer and the area of assignment, may perform or assist with preliminary or final engineering design, hydraulic modeling and/or traffic modeling on projects as the Engineer of Record or under the supervision of the Department/Section Manager or Director, as applicable.

  • Performs and assists with modeling, analysis, and the preparation and completion of highly technical studies for presentations, project scoping, design, permitting, maintenance and/or operation.

  • Directs engineering and other skilled technicians according to the functional area of assignment, e.g., design, surveying, etc.

  • May receive and evaluate citizen and business complaints; coordinates the correction of such problems, as required by the Department/Section Manager or Director.

  • May conduct field reviews of complaints and inquiries to analyze areas in question and provide information related to necessary corrective measures, as required by the Department/Section Manager or Director.

  • Prepares and presents information in a meaningful and effective manner to citizens, coworkers, agencies and other various officials in one-on-one or larger group settings.

  • Prepares project budgets. Assists with preparation of Section Budgets, Capital Improvement Programs, and short or long range plans.

  • May conduct field reviews of completed projects to ensure adherence to established standards, plans, specifications, and related requirements, as required by the Department/Section Manager or Director.

  • Prepares regular status reports on progress of projects and other works. Maintains documentation related to all aspects of the work, such as citizen and business inquiries and complaints.

  • Conducts research and investigation related to assigned projects and functional area of responsibility. Documents findings and forwards reports/recommendations to proper staff.

  • Assists in maintaining GIS database of County assets and pertinent inventory.

  • Maintains and enforces departmental rules and regulations in accordance with personnel rules, regulations, and policies. Provides feedback to Department/Section Manager or Director for employee evaluations.

  • Subject to standby and/or call out for emergency situations.

  • Supports the organizations guiding principles and core values.

Performs other duties as assigned.

This is a front-line position for providing excellent customer service to members of the general public and other County employees. Personal contact occurs with other employees of the unit, employees of other departments in the County, citizens, and customers of the department. Service is provided in person or by phone contact.

May be responsible for indirectly supervising work of a relatively small number of employees (two or more). May include assigning, directing, evaluating, and reviewing work of subordinate employees. Responsibilities may include providing on-the-job training; evaluating job performance; planning, scheduling, and coordinating work operations.
Required Qualifications :


  Engineer I Engineer II Senior Engineer
Education Bachelor Degree in Engineering Bachelor Degree in Engineering Bachelor Degree in Engineering
Preferred Additional Education Masters Degree in Civil, Environmental or Related Engineering or Business Administration
Florida Driver License Required Required Required
Licensing Florida Engineering Intern within 6 months of hire Florida PE or equivalent out of state license with ability to obtain Florida PE within 6 months Florida PE or equivalent out of state license with ability to obtain Florida PE within 6 months
Minimum Experience No Experience Required 4 years relevant experience 4 years relevant experience with PE or 2 years relevant experience with PE and Masters Degree in a related field
Pay Grade 26 28 30

Assignment within the matrix is meant to be progressive, however, advancements are based on departmental staffing, needs and priorities. Current employees cannot have received disciplinary action within three (3) months or be on a Performance Improvement Plan.


FEMA NIMS IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800 Certifications within three months of assignment.
When area of assignment is in traffic or transportation, Intermediate Maintenance of Traffic Certification within twelve months of assignment.
When area of assignment is stormwater, Florida Stormwater, Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector Certification within twelve months of assignment.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.

  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret highly complex documents.

  • Ability to respond effectively to the highly sensitive inquiries or complaints.

  • Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory.

  • Ability to work with concepts such as limits, rings, quadratic and differential equations, and proofs of theorems.

Problem Solving Ability

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

  • Develops plans and specifications programs continually. Functions independently as an expert in matters of specialized code, rules, policy, analyses, or complex technical systems.

Specialized Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of urban and rural engineering standards and specifications for design and construction.

  • Ability to supervise construction of engineering projects, systems and related facilities.

  • Knowledge of permitting requirements of other regulatory agencies; knowledge of overall planning for county-wide engineering requirements.

  • Organizational skills. Ability to analyze and prioritize data. Ability to meet multiple deadlines.

  • Ability to evaluate engineering problems in the field, determine whether or not there are feasible solutions and, if so, then select and implement the most cost effective solution.

  • Knowledge of Marion County codes/criteria, as well as those of pertinent agencies based on area of assignment (Florida Department of Environmental Protect, Florida Department of Transportation, and/or Water Management Districts).

  • Ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public and coworkers.

  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

  • Ability to take a teamwork approach to the job by cooperating with others, offering to help others when needed, and considering larger organization or team goals rather than individual concerns.

  • Ability to build a constructive team spirit where team members are committed to the goals and objectives of the team.

Machines and Equipment.

This employee will be required to operate a computer, plotter, calculator, telephone, smart phone, fax machine, copy machine, and other general office equipment, as well as pickup truck, two-way radio, and various field equipment such as basic survey instruments, hand augers, and other tools of the trade in the completion of the tasks of the position.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally be required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, smell, and to lift up to fifty pounds; and will regularly be required to stand, sit, walk, reach with hands and arms, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and will frequently be required to talk or hear. Special vision requirements are close, color, and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally be exposed to wet or humid conditions, work near moving mechanical parts and vibrations. The employee will be regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level for this environment is moderate.

Work Schedule: Full - Time, hours not specified

Salary: $35.37 - $54.63 per hour, DOE

Skills :
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