Civil Engineer I
Alachua County, FL - Gainesville, FL

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Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, public works engineering, or a closely related engineering field. Applicants within six months of meeting the minimum education/experience may be considered for trainee status. Experience with Auto CAD Civil 3D and writing technical reports desirable.

Position Summary:

This is entry level professional work in the review and preparation of plans, designs and specifications for public works projects.

An employee in this classification assists engineers of higher rank in the design and review of various public works projects. Independent judgment is exercised in planning and technical decisions.

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:


Analyzes reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, tests, and aerial photographs on soil composition, terrain, hydrological characteristics, and other topographical and geologic data to plan and design projects.

Calculates cost and determines feasibility of projects based on analysis of collected data.

Prepares or directs preparation and modification of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, environmental impact studies, and designs for project.

Inspects construction sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to engineering plans, specifications, and construction and safety standards.

Directs construction and maintenance activities at project site.

Uses computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents.

Assists in the design of highways, intersections, drainage systems and other public works projects in accordance with established specifications and standards.

Develops preliminary layouts of proposed highways and other public works projects with the aid of topographic surveys and aerial photography.

Establishes preliminary vertical grades for projects and computes vertical curves.

Computes project plan quantities.

Performs preliminary cost estimates.

Reviews plans and reports, zoning requests, and board of Adjustment applications. Ensures plans are prepared in compliance with County development codes.

Drafts proposed regulations.

Responds to citizen requests for flood zone information and assistance with drainage problems.

Performs related work as required.

May conduct construction site visits and advise construction inspectors.

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 civil engineering.

Knowledge of design, construction and operation of public works facilities.

Considerable knowledge of computer drafting techniques.

Skill in the use of engineering instruments and calculators.

Skill in microcomputer applications.

Ability to perform engineering and related mathematical computations.

Ability to read and review plans for public works type projects.

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 sit, and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance 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 outdoor weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.