Hillsborough County Government

Engineering Associate (Traffic Engineering)

Pay Schedule CNUPR.4
$22.65-$36.47 Hourly / $47,113.69-$75,853.04 Yearly


The Engineering Associate will be responsible for inspecting traffic sign & markings, signals and developing work orders and maintenance repair estimates based on observed deficiencies and determining repair/replacement strategies. This will include analyzing traffic reports and onsite inspections. Documenting and maintaining records. Close coordination with management, maintenance and construction service units, other staff and consultants will be required. Performs engineering inspection work as a team member in the field and the office.


A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below.

Possession of a valid driver’s license.


  • Customer Commitment – Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our 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.


Working knowledge of engineering principles and practices.

Working knowledge of design criteria and standards, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and Florida Department of Transportation and Hillsborough County standards.

Ability to read, interpret and review engineering drawings, specifications and contract documents.

Physical ability for extended field reviews/investigations during day/night.

Ability to drive motor vehicle with traffic engineering equipment.

Ability to put together engineering design plans using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.

Experience with computer operating systems and software (Microsoft Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint)

Familiar with applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, regulations and policies governing traffic engineering

Ability to identify discrepancies between work performed and specifications.

Capacity to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.

Oral and writing communication ability.

Be able to keep accurate field notes and perform engineering calculations.

Competence to collect, organize, analyze, evaluate data and develop logical conclusion, and prepare written documentation.

Communicate with citizen in a respectful and considerate manner.


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.

Investigate public concerns involving traffic engineering related questions and traffic safety and prepare reports with recommendations for potential actions;

Review traffic reports from Consulting Engineers addressing actions for pedestrian safety, safe route to school, new traffic signals, signage and markings, and other traffic control devices;

Meet with the public about their individual concerns and handle any necessary follow up actions;

Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all-inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.


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Certified Engineering Intern – Pasco County

 SALARY RANGE: $50,057.00 – $81,693.00 Annually


Salary Disclosure:

Starting Salary: $50,057.00

Salary Range for this Position: $50,057.00 – $81,693.00

 Current Pasco County Employees: Please refer to the Career Service Manual for starting salary information.

 General Description: Advanced Engineering work in conducting traffic engineering studies and determining solutions based on a traffic engineering review. Review of plans, designs, and specifications of maintenance of traffic and design plans on County roads for Capital Improvement Projects, and ROW permit applications.


Performs various traffic studies and data collection. Conducts traffic studies investigations of citizen requests and prepares responses to citizens Operates various traffic studies equipment including traffic counters, turning movement counters, distance measuring instruments, GPS, and reflectometers. Acts as a crew leader for the Traffic Technician Is in the performance of their duties under the supervision of the Traffic Engineering Supervisor. Prepare reports on investigations performed. Review Maintenance of Traffic Plans. Perform field inspections for signing and pavement marking compliance with plans. Compare construction shop drawing submittals for signing and pavement marking with approved plans for compliance. Review submitted Maintenance of Traffic Plans for compliance with MUTCD and FDOT requirements Performs related work as required.


  • Ability to operate various traffic studies equipment including, but not limited to, Turning Movement
  • Counters, Road Tube and Loop/Piezo Traffic Counters.
  • Knowledge of the principles of civil engineering, especially traffic engineering.
  • Ability to prepare, read and interpret moderately complex engineering plans.
  • Ability to prepare and submit clear and precise engineering and related reports orally and written.
  • Ability to work with the public.
  • Knowledge of Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) design manuals, standards, specifications, and indexes.
  • Public speaking experience and the ability to deal with the public, contractors, engineers, architects, property owners, FDOT, County employees, and elected officials.
  • Ability to review engineering computations.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans, aerial photos and maps.
  • Ability to compile data and statistics.
  • Ability to operate a computer, calculator, digital camera, speed data recording devices, and related equipment.
  • Ability to supervise technicians, in the absence of the Traffic Engineering Supervisor, in the performance of their duties.
  • Ability to utilize AutoCAD in the production of plans.
  • Ability to convert / utilize survey data in the preparation of design plans for signing and pavement marking.
  • Preferred experience in ArcGIS.
  • Registration as an Engineer Intern in the State of Florida is preferred.
  • Preferred FDOT Intermediate Maintenance of Traffic certification.


PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to lift and / or move up to 25 pounds and also push or pull heavy objects.

May use a handling device (dolly, cart, etc.) or work with another team member to lift / or move excessively heavy objects. Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written, and visual communication. Requires working outdoors, standing, stooping, and bending. Requires operation of a motor vehicle.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with three (3) years of experience directly related to the field of engineering OR licensed as an Engineer Intern with a minimum of one year of experience as an Engineer I working in the field of engineering.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid driver’s license. International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Signs and Markings, Level I certification is required. IMSA Signs and Markings Level II must be obtained within 12 months of hire date.

ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with

Disabilities Act.

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: Pasco County BOCC is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida law.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: Under Section 295.07, F.S., Chapter SSA-7, Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants.



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