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SALARY: $33.39 - $52.94 Hourly

Associate degree in civil engineering, public works engineering, CADD, or closely related engineering field and seven years related experience or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Applicants within six months of meeting the minimum education/ experience may be considered for trainee status.

AutoCAD Certification is required.

A Valid Florida Driver License is required and a Motor Vehicle Record that meets the requirements of Alachua County policy #6-7; Motor Vehicle Records will be reviewed prior to employment. If, in the past 24-month period, the applicants Motor Vehicle Record has more than three (3) moving traffic infractions or three (3) or more at fault motor vehicle accidents (or combination of both and /or a conviction/pending charge for driving under the influence) or is in violation of any standard mandated by Federal or State Law or Regulation, the minimum qualifications are not met for the position.

Successful completion of all applicable background checks pre-hire and ongoing are required.

Position Summary:
This is highly responsible and advanced technical work in the design and drafting of plans & specifications for public works projects related to the Transportation Capital Improvement Program (TCIP).

An employee assigned to this classification operates computer aided design/drafting equipment/software (AutoCAD, Civil/Map 3D) and produces clear and technically accurate drawings based on design specifications. The work includes successfully managing projects identified in the TCIP using project management software.

Work is performed under the direction of a higher-level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of results obtained.

Examples of Duties:
This is an emergency essential classification. Upon declaration of a disaster and/or emergency, all employees in this classification are required to work.

Exudes a positive customer service focus.

Advocates building organizational culture through aligning decisions with core values including: integrity, honesty, respect, diversity, innovation, accountability, and communication.

Develops standards of practice, techniques and improved processes and procedures for drafting and design production, especially related to roadway/highway Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD).

Understands and visualizes overall engineering concepts and translates to design drawings.

Prepares various transportation related plans with limited supervision including highway/roadway; bridge and traffic plans; traffic signal; pavement markings and signage; and temporary traffic control and construction staging plans using design/drafting equipment/software (AutoCAD, Civil/Map 3D).

Prepares detailed multi-view preliminary and final drawings, plan & profiles, and exhibits from engineering sketches, verbal instructions, specifications and supporting documentation according to current project standards.

Collects and/or assists the engineer with collecting field data and applying it to design drawings and exhibits.

Coordinates the transfer and integration of data supporting project drafting and design to include survey, geotechnical, engineering detail, as built, and GIS data.

Coordinates the gathering of survey and mapping data needed from local, state, and federal agencies, utility companies, and survey firms. 

Coordinates work with graduate planners/engineers, interns, technicians, and administrative staff.

Assists staff and management as a technical specialist and advisor.

Assists in the preparation of, or prepares reports or studies, including spreadsheets, charts, graphs, technical illustration, maps and displays.

Assists in the preparation of construction contract documents through collaboration with the Procurement (contracts) Office.

Maintains complex office records, including maps, plans, boundary description, county road data, permits, legal documents, and similar materials.

Tracks activities and develops reports for management using project management software. 

Represents the county as needed in the field when gathering or presenting data to various groups.

Drives a County and/or personal vehicle to perform required duties.

Performs the duties listed, as well as those assigned, with professionalism and a sense of urgency.

NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. 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.


Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of computer aided drafting and design for civil engineering, specifically in the areas of transportation, pavement design, and drainage.

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of project management.

Ability to develop and adhere to project schedules.

Ability to understand complex geospatial relationships and to analysis complex engineering reports, feasibility reports and complex specifications.

Ability to perform and review complex engineering and mathematical calculations.

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with contractors and other County employees.

Ability to coordinate numerous concurrent activities; ability to multitask. Ability to work within established parameters and time frames.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing, including public speaking and preparing written reports and memoranda.

Ability to prepare budgets.

Ability to exercise considerable independent judgment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; climb or balance; reach with hands and arms, and use hands to finger, handle or feel.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds; occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to construction sites, working near moving mechanical parts and heavy equipment; wet, humid conditions (non-weather); outdoor weather conditions, and extreme heat.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.