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Engineering Technician - Transportation Safety
ID 9432
Pay Range 20.84-33.35
Advertise Close Date 2/3/23
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Engineering Technician - Transportation Safety

Classification Title: Engineering Technician 2, C21

Location: 22211 US19, Clearwater, FL 33765

This position is responsible for developing and promoting safety programs and outreach. This includes safety reviews of locations, tracking crash data, documenting operational issues, organizing and leading Roadway Safety Audits and helmet fittings.  This position will coordinate with the multiple areas in public works and outside agencies  to coordinate actionsas effectively and efficiently as possible.  This position reports to a manager, supervisor or designee.


Biweekly Medical Plan Premiums:

Employee Only: $12.12

Employee and Spouse or Domestic Partner: $139.97

Employee and Child(ren): $111.66

Family: $229.32






Essential Job Functions

  • Coordinate the multi Modal safety efforts for Public Works.  .
  • Works closely with professional staff to collect, identify and document operational conditions.
  • Perform data and information processing related to work duties including encoding data into spreadsheet and database files, mapping programs, and tracking software (ex: Agile/Cityworks). Use of the Traffic Crash Database to analyze and review high crash locations
  • Perform field visits/reviews to identify required devices in place per plans and maintained in good working order (school zones, etc).
  • Provide professional staff with written and or verbal reports on site observations for traffic and/or school related function and operation.
  • Perform safety outreach via social media platforms and in-person events to educate the public on safe transportation system use.  (EX: bike helmet fittings/safety distribution)

Position Specific Requirements

  • Three (3) years of technical experience in civil engineering, construction engineering, traffic engineering, or public works; or

  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.

  • Florida Driver's License or Florida Commercial Driver’s License and endorsement, if any.

  • Candidate to possess prior job tenure and experience from within the same unit or assignments in the same line of work.

  • Candidate to demonstrate more advanced proficiency, competency, and satisfactory completion of regularly assigned work in an independent manner.  Appointing Authority retains discretion to employ an incumbent at this level or advance the incumbent non-competitively or competitively, after a candidate meets the minimum qualifications to an in-line career ladder position within the same organization or department.

  •  Other knowledge, skills, abilities, and credentials required for a specific position.

  • Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid State of Florida Driver's License upon hire with eligibility based upon evaluation of a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) driving report.

Highly Desirable

  • Understanding of transportation systems, operations, devices, maintenance of traffic, signage and signal operations.
  • Certified in Signage and markings Level 1.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of mapping and data collection.
  • Knowledge and experience with signage requirements for roadway operations.
  • Efficient in Microsoft Office and knowledge Apple iOS devices
  • Ability to interpret and communicate, both verbally and in writing, data from engineering plans, diagrams and complex reports.

Physical/Mental Demands

The work is sedentary work which requires exerting up to 30 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:

  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Handling: Picking, holding, or otherwise working, primarily with the whole hand.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Visual ability: Sufficient to effectively operate office equipment including copier, computer, etc.; and to read and write reports, correspondence, instructions, etc.
  • Hearing ability: Sufficient to hold a conversation with other individuals both in person and over a telephone; and to hear recording on transcription device.
  • Speaking ability: Sufficient to communicate effectively with other individuals in person and over a telephone.
  • Mental acuity: Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Repetitive motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to changing goals, priorities, and needs.


This position has supplemental questions. If unable to complete all questions, you may save your answers as a draft during the application process and return at any time prior to the closing date. Please note that the application is complete upon final submission.


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