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Gainesville Regional Utilities Engineer in Gainesville, Florida

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Engineer

Salary
$38,583.00 - $83,019.00 Annually
Location
Gainesville, FL
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Department
Energy Supply
Job Number
00498R1

*** GRU – ENERGY SUPPLY *** This is routine professional and technical engineering work in Energy Supply requiring application of standard Electrical and Mechanical fossil steam plant systems engineering principles and procedures. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ABET) accredited educational institution. PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: Experience in fossil steam plant and four to six years of engineering experience. NOTES: MAY FILL MULTIPLE POSITIONS.

CITY OF GAINESVILLE HAS A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR THE ENGINEER I, II, III, AND IV LEVELS. SALARY AND CLASSIFICATION LEVEL WITHIN THE ENGINEER CLASSIFICATION SERIES WILL BE DETERMINED BASED ON EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND TRAINING OF SELECTED CANDIDATES.

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NATURE OF WORK

Engineer I

Entry-level professional and technical engineering work performing routine, repetitive tasks.

Engineer II

Routine professional and technical engineering work requiring application of standard engineering principle and procedures.

Engineer III

Independent professional and technical engineering work requiring application of standard engineering principles and procedures.

Engineer IV

Advanced, independent professional and technical engineering work requiring knowledge and application of the latest advancements in the field and knowledge of regulatory environment, and is fully accountable for work product.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS

Engineer I

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under close supervision, receiving specific and detailed instructions as to tasks required and results expected. Work is checked during progress and is reviewed for accuracy upon completion. Work in this class is distinguished from lower classes by its performance of closely supervised entry-level professional/technical engineering duties and from higher classes by its lack of supervisory responsibility.

Note: The Engineer I / Utility Designer I classification is the first in a series of four Engineer / Utility Designer Classifications of progressively more demanding job competencies and engineering duties. The inability to acquire and develop the required job competencies for each progressively higher-level Engineer / Utility Designer classifications (Engineer / Utility Designer II, III and IV) may result in performance management action up to and including employment termination.

Engineer II

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under close supervision on new aspects of assignments and non-routine tasks. Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its lack of supervisory responsibility. Requires general oversight of a more senior engineer / utility designer. Typically assists a more senior engineer / utility designer in identifying, planning and designing within assigned engineering area. May direct and/or be assisted by one or more engineering technicians or other support personnel.

Note: The Engineer II / Utility Designer II classification is the second in a series of four Engineer/ Utility Designer Classifications of progressively more demanding job competencies and engineering duties. It should be understood that the job competencies, duties and requirements of the Engineer II are inherently included in this position. The inability to acquire and develop the required job competencies for each progressively higher-level Engineer / Utility Designer classifications (Engineer / Utility Designer III and IV) may result in performance management action up to and including employment termination.

Engineer III

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under general supervision receiving instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features; assistance furnished on unusual problems. Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its limited supervisory responsibility and lack of policy interpretation, and from lower classes by its emphasis on independent fully competent application of standard engineering principles to engineering problems having clear and specified objectives, interpretation of data, and requiring investigation of a limited number of variables.

Note: The Engineer IV / Utility Designer IV classification is the fourth in a series of four Engineer / Utility Designer Classifications of progressively more demanding job competencies and engineering duties. It should be understood that the job competencies, duties and requirements of the Engineer / Utility Designer I and II are inherently included in this position. The inability to acquire and develop the required job competencies for each progressively higher-level Engineer / Utility Designer classification (Engineer / Utility Designer IV) may result in performance management action up to and including employment termination.

Engineer IV

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under general supervision receiving technical guidance on unusual and non-typical complex problems and supervisor approval on plan proposals. Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its lack of managerial responsibility and from lower classes by its emphasis on the application of advanced engineering skills, development, implementation, and interpretation of policies, and coordination of small engineering staff to a part of a major project, a total project of moderate scope, or controversial project affecting the effectiveness of the organization.

Note: The Engineer IV / Utility Designer IV classification is the fourth in a series of four Engineer / Utility Designer Classifications of progressively more demanding job competencies and engineering duties. It should be understood that the job competencies, duties and requirements of the Engineer / Utility Designer I, II and III are inherently included in this position.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Engineer I

Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited educational institution.

No experience required.

Engineer II

Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited educational institution.

Two years of experience in the area of assigned engineering responsibility. Appropriate co-op time and/or an advanced degree in engineering, business or other relevant courses (e.g. planning, public administration, etc.) of study may be recognized for up to six months of experience.

Engineer III

Bachelor of science in engineering degree from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited educational institution.

Four years of experience in the area of assigned engineering responsibility. Appropriate co-op time and/or an advanced degree in engineering, business or other relevant courses (e.g. planning, public administration, etc.) of study may be recognized for up to six months of experience.

Engineer IV

Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited educational institution.

Six (6) years of experience in the area of assigned engineering responsibility. Appropriate co-op time and/or an advanced degree in engineering, business or other relevant courses (e.g. planning, public administration, etc.) of study may be recognized for up to one year of experience.

Expected to keep abreast of the latest Engineering advancements in field. Continuing education required to maintain currency in assigned engineering discipline, regulatory and other related knowledge.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATES

Engineer I

Valid Florida Class E Driver’s License required.

Meet the requirements as defined in Chapter 471 of the Florida Statute. Required by Water /Wastewater Engineering, Public Works, and Engineer I’s assigned to the water / wastewater and special projects areas of Strategic Planning.

Engineer II

Valid Florida Class E Driver’s License required.

Valid State of Florida Engineer-in-Training certificate may be required.

Engineer III

Valid State of Florida Engineer-in-Training certificate may be required. Professional Engineer license preferred.

Meet the requirements as defined in Chapter 471 of the Florida Statute and obtain Engineer Intern status. Required by Water /Wastewater Engineering, Public Works, and Engineer III’s assigned to the water / wastewater, and special projects areas of Strategic Planning.

Valid Florida Driver’s License required.

Engineer IV

Valid State of Florida Professional Engineer license may be required.

Meet the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE) requirements as defined in Chapter 471 of the Florida Statute and obtain and maintain “Professional Engineer” Licensing. Required by Water /Wastewater Engineering, Public Works, and Engineer IV’s assigned to the water / wastewater, and special projects areas of Strategic Planning.

Valid Florida Driver’s License required.

NOTES

Engineer I

Work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions.

May work at heights of over 100 feet on open grating or from aerial devices required.

Work may require physical strength and agility sufficient to safely perform all essential functions.

Work may require use of personal protection equipment including hearing protection, eye protection, foot protection, hand protection, and head protection.

Work may require exposure to hazardous conditions and noxious chemicals.

Work may require performance of tasks in extreme heat and confined areas.

Engineer II

Work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions.

May work at heights of over 100 feet on open grating or from aerial devices required.

Work may require physical strength and agility sufficient to safely perform all essential functions.

Work may require use of personal protection equipment including hearing protection, eye protection, foot protection, hand protection, and head protection.

Work may require exposure to hazardous conditions and noxious chemicals.

Work may require performance of tasks in extreme heat and confined areas.

Engineer III

Work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions.

May work at heights of over 100 feet on open grating or from aerial devices required.

Work may require physical strength and agility sufficient to safely perform all essential functions.

Work may require use of personal protection equipment including hearing protection, eye protection, foot protection, hand protection, and head protection.

Work may require exposure to hazardous conditions and noxious chemicals.

Work may require performance of tasks in extreme heat and confined areas.

Engineer IV

May require supervisory experience.

Work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions.

May work at heights of over 100 feet on open grating or from aerial device.

Work may require physical strength and agility sufficient to safely perform all essential functions.

Work may require use of personal protection equipment including hearing protection, eye protection, foot protection, hand protection, and head protection.

Work may require exposure to hazardous conditions and noxious chemicals.

Job Description

EXAMPLES OF WORK**

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Engineer I

Depending on area of assignment:

Assists in preparing long and short-range master plan studies.

Assists with revision of plans for contracted improvement projects by consulting engineering firms.

Assists in compiling engineering statistics on proposed and completed projects.

Assists in preparing monthly reports.

Assists in design and preparation of plans, specifications, and cost estimates for changes, additions, and deletions to the engineering projects.

Assembles and assists in the correlation of data and preparation of routine reports needed for operations control.

Assists in inspection of construction work in progress to determine whether proper materials and workmanship are used and compliance with plans and specifications.

Assists in the assembly and preparation of data, reports, and cost estimates used in budget preparation.

Performs a variety of routine tasks that are planned to provide experience and familiarization with the tasks, methods, practices, processes and assignments within the assigned discipline.

Requires considerable direction and oversight by a more senior engineer /utility designer.

Attends work on continuous and regular basis.

Engineer II

Depending on area of assignment:

Performs a variety of routine tasks that are planned to provide experience and familiarization with the tasks, methods, practices, processes and assignments within the assigned discipline.

Prepares engineering analyses of modest difficulty and writes specifications and reports.

Assists in preparing long and short-range master plan studies

Assists with revision of plans for contracted improvement projects by consulting engineering firms.

Compiles engineering statistics on proposed and completed projects.

Prepares monthly reports related to assigned engineering area.

Assists in design and preparation of plans, specifications, and detailed cost estimates for changes, additions, and deletions to the applicable area of assignment.

Assembles and correlates data and prepares routine reports needed for operations control.

Assists in inspection of construction work in progress to determine whether proper materials and workmanship are used and compliance with plans and specifications.

Assembly and preparation of data, reports, and cost estimates used in budget preparation.

Assists in training or orientation of new engineering personnel.

Attends work on continuous and regular basis.

Engineer III

Depending on area of assignment:

Prepares engineering analyses of some difficulty and prepares specifications, process studies, research investigations, and reports.

Requires negotiating skills and diplomacy.

Prepares long and short-range master plan studies.

Evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques and procedures. Makes minor adaptations and modifications.

Inspects construction work in progress to determine whether proper materials and workmanship are used and compliance with plans and specifications.

Designs, prepares, and reviews plans, specifications, and detailed cost estimates for changes, additions, and deletions to the applicable area of assignment.

Designs and develops equipment with relatively few complex features.

Tests and evaluates materials and/or equipment.

Assists in providing consultative services to management relating to sound environmental practices.

Personal contacts include other engineering personnel, customers, contractors, and suppliers requiring the cultivation and maintenance of effective business relationships.

Assists in representing organization interests to a variety of outside groups.

Assists in preparing departmental budget estimates by assembling and preparing data, reports, and cost estimates.

Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.

Engineer IV

Depending on area of assignment:

Plans, schedules, conduct, and coordinates major engineering projects.

Performs work, which involves engineering practice, which may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, materials suitability, optimization of resources and design, and intricate coordination requirements.

Work requires a broad knowledge in the specialty area and thorough knowledge of principles and practices of related specialties. May be responsible for development and implementation of project budgets.

Requires the ability to provide guidance, assistance and/or interpretation to others. May provide limited supervision or coordination of work of one or more subordinate engineers / utility designers, engineering technicians, and other support personnel who assist in specific discipline.

Ability to manage multiple projects or a major project often with unique or controversial issues, which have an important effect on major programs. Work may require oversight by management.

May involve performance management responsibilities. Work requires little oversight by a more senior engineer or utility designer, which is more oriented to concept review as opposed to task delineation and calculation checking.

Requires guidance by management in addressing customer requirements.

Requires negotiating skills and diplomacy.

Ability to write specifications with overall management direction.

Designs, coordinates, evaluate, and supervise projects including planning, specifications, and construction monitoring.

Coordinates engineering projects, studies, and activities with internal departments, outside consultants, and contractors.

Assists in documenting and preparing budget estimates for submittal to the department head.

Assist in formulating operating policies.

Evaluates, selects, and applies the most current and advanced engineering techniques and procedures. Makes substantial adaptations and modifications.

Devises and develops new approaches to problems encountered.

Interpret, organizes, executes, and coordinates assignments.

Cultivates and maintains effective business relationships with other engineering personnel, customers, contractors, suppliers, and representatives of regulatory agencies.

Prepares and submits applications, operating reports, and other documentation required by regulatory agencies.

Provides consultative services to management relating to sound engineering practices.

Represents organization interests to a variety of outside groups.

Writes effective letters and complex reports.

Develops and makes technical presentations.

Attends work on continuous and regular basis.

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Engineer I

Will be required to respond under emergency conditions.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Engineer II

May act in absence of supervisor.

Will be required to respond under emergency conditions.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Engineer III

May act in absence of supervisor.

May be required to supervise employees for purposes of the Drug Free Workplace Program, depending on job assignment and work location.

Will be required to respond under emergency conditions.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Engineer IV

May supervise major areas of engineering activities.

May act in absence of supervisor.

May be responsible for enforcing the drug policy, based on physical location and organizational structure.

May be required to supervise employees for purposes of the Drug Free Workplace Program, depending on job assignment and work location.

Will be required to respond under emergency conditions.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

SELECTION FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES

Engineer I

Depending on area of assignment:

Computer Skills

Apply basic computer skills (e.g., MicroSoft Office Suite or equivalent) and basic knowledge of software utilized in the engineering discipline at a proficiency level as required by the individual department.

Level of Professional and Industry Competency

Apply applicable general engineering principles and practices as related to the assigned engineering area. Perform entry-level engineer / utility designer assignments designed to develop professional work knowledge and abilities. Apply basic knowledge of appropriate industry standards (e.g., environmental, Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state and county permitting, etc), and regulatory requirements.

Decision Making / Level of Independence/ Direction received

Work under close supervision. Receive specific and detailed instructions as to required tasks and results expected. Work is checked during progress and is reviewed for accuracy upon completion.

Complexity and Magnitude of Assignments

Perform a variety of routine tasks that are planned to provide experience and familiarization with the tasks, methods, practices, processes and assignments within the assigned discipline.

Supervision / Team Leadership / Project Direction

Requires considerable direction and oversight by a more senior engineer / utility designer.

Written and Verbal Communication Skills

Write basic letters, reports, responses to regulatory agencies with associated documentation, e-mails and complete basic forms using correct grammar and spelling. Speak effectively in one-on-one situations and to small groups.

Continuing Education and Development

Take active part in on-the-job training, seminars, and classroom training.

Relationship Building and Maintenance (Internal and External)

Has contact with other engineering personnel within the organization and with customers, contractors, and suppliers to a limited degree normally under the guidance of a more senior staff. The incumbent normally maintains minimal interaction with the public in addressing engineering related concerns. The incumbent receives extensive guidance by senior engineers / utility designers in addressing customer requirements.

Engineering Data Collection and Economic & Statistical Analysis

Apply basic knowledge of engineering economic analysis, statistics and organizing and data collection methods. Assist in collecting engineering data.

Engineer II

Depending on area of assignment:

Computer Skills

Demonstrate proficiency with MicroSoft Office Suite or equivalent and possess a proficient knowledge of software utilized in the engineering discipline as required by the individual department.

Level of Professional and Industry Competency

Perform routine engineering work requiring application of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related engineering tasks. Apply limited exercise of judgment on details of work and in making preliminary selections and adaptations of engineering alternatives. Apply knowledge previously gained from work experience in an entry-level position, or appropriate graduate-level study. (For training and developmental purposes, assignments may include some work that is typical of a higher level.)

Basic knowledge of appropriate industry standards (e.g., environmental, Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state and county permitting, etc) and regulatory requirement

Decision Making / Level of Independence/ Direction received

Supervisor screens assignments for unusual or difficult problems and selects techniques and procedures to be applied on non-routine work. Receives close supervision on new aspects of assignments. Ability to collaborate with senior engineers to perform studies and equipment evaluations.

May be required to work under the direct supervision of a registered professional engineer.

Ability to collaborate with senior engineers / utility designers to perform studies and equipment evaluations.

Complexity and Magnitude of Assignments

Apply prescribed methods, standard practices, techniques, and procedures to routine projects. Performs specific and limited portions of a broader project assigned to a more senior engineer. Analyze, adjust and correlate data, recognize discrepancies in results, and take appropriate action.

Written and Verbal Communication Skills

Write effective letters and reports, responses to regulatory agencies with associated documentation and fill out basic forms. Independently research and prepare basic reports with limited oversight by a senior staff member. May prepare permit applications, address less complex regulatory issues and provide responses to agencies with direction from a more senior engineer / utility designer. Be capable of persuasive written and verbal arguments. Speak effectively in one-on-one situations and to small groups.

Continuing Education and Development

Maintain currency in assigned engineering discipline, regulatory and other related knowledge by reviewing information disseminated by senior engineering personnel.

Relationship Building and Maintenance (Internal and External)

The incumbent receives considerable guidance by senior engineers in addressing customer requirements.

Has contact with other engineering personnel within the organization and with customers, contractors, suppliers, and regulatory agencies under general guidance of a more senior engineer /utility designer. The incumbent may represent the department to external organizations, task forces, and committees as appropriate.

Supervision / Team Leadership / Project Direction

Possibly direct and/or receive assistance from one or more engineering technicians or other support personnel. Requires general oversight of a more senior engineer / utility designer. Typically assists a more senior engineer /utility designer in identifying, planning and designing within assigned engineering area.

Requires considerable guidance by senior engineers / utility designers in addressing customer requirements.

Engineering Data Collection and Economic & Statistical Analysis

Apply a working knowledge and limited practical experience in engineering economic analysis, statistics and data collection methods. Assist in collecting engineering data. Assist in collecting engineering data such as, but not limited to, topographical information, utility locations, manufacturer information and other operational data.

Engineer III

Depending on area of assignment:

Computer Skills

Demonstrate proficiency with MicroSoft Office Suite or equivalent and possess a proficient knowledge of software utilized in the engineering discipline as required by the individual department.

Proficiency in specialized software may be required.

Level of Professional and Industry Competency

Independently perform more complex engineering work requiring application of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related engineering tasks. Exercise judgment in decision making related to selection of engineering alternatives, techniques, procedures, and criteria. (For training and developmental purposes, assignments may include some work that is typical of a higher level.)

Thorough knowledge of engineering principles, procedures, and practices applied in planning, location, design, construction, and operation in area of assignment.

Decision Making / Level of Independence/ Direction received

Receive instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features, and possible solutions. Assistance is furnished on unusual problems and work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment. May work independently within established deadlines.

Ability to collaborate with senior engineers / utility designers to perform studies and equipment evaluations.

Complexity and Magnitude of Assignments

Perform assignments, which involve design plans, investigations, a process study, specifications, surveys, structures, or equipment with increasingly more complex features and aspects. May also perform other activities of limited scope requiring knowledge of principles and techniques commonly employed in the specific discipline.

Written and Verbal Communication Skills

Write effective letters, reports, responses to regulatory agencies with associated documentation and fill out forms. Speak effectively in one-on-one situations and to diverse groups. Prepare and deliver technical presentations appropriate to the targeted groups. Write specifications with input from senior level engineers. Assist in preparation of and performance of engineering project studies and evaluations. Prepare reports with limited oversight by senior staff member.

Continuing Education and Development

Maintain currency in assigned engineering discipline, regulatory and other related knowledge by reviewing information disseminated by senior engineering personnel.

Relationship Building and Maintenance (Internal and External)

Has contact other engineering personnel within the organization and with customers, contractors, suppliers, and regulatory agencies requiring relationship building skills and persuasiveness. The incumbent may represent the City to external organizations, task forces, and committees as appropriate. The incumbent receives guidance by senior engineers in addressing customer requirements that involve negotiating skills and diplomacy.

Ability to work effectively with elected officials, charter officers, department heads, and representatives of other agencies, other city employees, and the general public.

Supervision / Team Leadership / Project Direction

Provide guidance, assistance and/or interpretation to others. May provide limited supervision or coordination of work of one or more subordinate engineers, engineering technicians, and other support personnel who assist in the specific discipline. Manage a project of limited scope or assist a more senior engineer in a larger project. Receive oversight on assignments by a more senior engineer, but more in the form of concept review as opposed to task delineation and calculation checking.

Engineering Data Collection and Economic & Statistical Analysis

Apply knowledge of engineering economic analysis, statistics and organizing and data collection methods. Compare alternatives using appropriate economic analysis. Make engineering recommendations based on economic analysis. Assist in collecting engineering data. Analyze and present data. Direct the data gathering tasks of Engineers / Utility Designers I and II.

Engineer IV

Depending on area of assignment:

Computer Skills

Demonstrate proficiency with MicroSoft Office Suite or equivalent and possess a proficient knowledge of software utilized in the engineering discipline as required by the individual department.

Proficiency in specialized software may be required.

Level of Professional and Industry Competency

Perform as a fully competent engineer in all conventional aspects of the subject matter or the functional area of the assignments. Plan and conduct work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria. Consult with supervisor concerning unusual problems and developments.

Ability to develop, implement, and interpret policies and rules, as approved by higher-level management.

Ability to apply complex and most current industry engineering practices and techniques to challenges typically encountered in the assigned area.

Decision Making / Level of Independence/ Direction received

Independently perform most assignments with instructions as to the general results expected. Technical guidance is not normally required except in unusual or highly complex problems. Managerial approval is typically required on proposed plans for projects. May have responsibility for a functional/technical area or multiple projects. May oversee projects involving outside engineering firms. Consult with management regarding sensitivity to political and strategic issues.

Complexity and Magnitude of Assignments

Plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate major engineering projects. Perform work, which involves engineering practice, which may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, materials suitability, optimization of resources and design, and intricate coordination requirements. Perform assignments that require a broad knowledge in the specialty area and thorough knowledge of principles and practices of related specialties. Possibly assume responsibility for development and implementation of project budgets.

Written and Verbal Communication Skills

Write effective letters, reports responses to regulatory agencies with associated documentation and fill out forms. Speak effectively in one-on-one situations and to diverse groups. Prepare and deliver technical presentations appropriate to the targeted groups. Write specifications with overall management direction. Explain engineering studies and evaluations. Present complex technical material in an understandable manner. Keep abreast of latest engineering advancements in the field and distribute new information throughout organization to both lower and upper level personnel.

Continuing Education and Development

Keep abreast of latest engineering advancements in respective discipline; distribute new information throughout organization to both lower and upper level personnel. Participate in continuing education opportunities required to maintain currency in assigned engineering discipline, regulatory and other related knowledge. May include supervisor, leadership and management training.

Relationship Building and Maintenance (Internal and External)

Has contact with other engineering personnel within the organization and with customers, contractors, suppliers, and other agencies requiring relationship building skills and persuasiveness. The incumbent may represent the City in external organizations, task forces, and committees as appropriate. The incumbent receives limited guidance by management in addressing customer requirements that involve negotiating skills and diplomacy.

Ability to work effectively with elected officials, charter officers, department heads, and representatives of other agencies, other city employees, and the general public.

Supervision / Team Leadership / Project Direction

Provide guidance, assistance and/or interpretation to others. May provide supervision or coordination of work of one or more subordinate engineers, engineering technicians, and other support personnel who assist in specific discipline. Manage multiple projects or a major project often with unique or controversial issues, which have an important effect on major programs. Possibly receive oversight by management. Customarily assume responsibility for performance management when subordinates are assigned. May receive minor oversight by a more senior engineer / utility designer that is limited in form to concept review as opposed to task delineation and calculation checking.

Ability to guide and coach engineers / utility designers and other engineering personnel.

Engineering Data Collection and Economic & Statistical Analysis

Apply knowledge of engineering economic analysis to projects or system components. Review the economic analysis and engineering recommendations prepared by others. Determine appropriate data required as well as analyze and present complex data. Direct the data gathering tasks of Engineer / Utility Designer I, II and III.

Ability to perform involved mathematical and engineering computations.

Human Resources Department: Signed Copy in Human Resources/ 02/10/2005

Date

** This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.

REVISION DATE: 8-20-2004

The information contained herein is intended to be a brief overview of some of our benefits and is for informational purposes only.

Health Insurance -
A Blue Cross Blue Shield Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan is available to all full- and part-time regular employees. Deductions are made on a pre-tax basis from the employee’s paycheck. Premium payments for the employee-only coverage are paid 90% by the employer. Three additional levels of coverage are offered through each plan – employee and spouse, employee and child, and family coverage – at an additional cost, with the payments split between the City and the employee.  The plan uses a combination of co-pays, deductible and co-insurance for covered benefits  In addition to the normal covered services the plan also includes unlimited Adult Well-care Benefits and $5 million lifetime coverage maximum.  Prescription Drugs are covered through a three tiered co-pay system.

Life Insurance -
The City purchases and pays the premiums for a life insurance policy for each regular employee. Term Insurance provides a death benefit only in the face amount stated and will be in force only while you are employed by the City.

Dental Insurance -
BlueCross BlueShield BlueDental Plan (DHMO)
Paid for with pre-tax income. Must select Participating General Dentist from BCBS DHMO’s listing. Each covered family member can choose a different participating General Dentist from the listing. No deductibles or claim forms to file for benefits.

BlueCross BlueShield BlueDental (Co-Pay Plan)
Paid for with pre-tax income. $50 deductible per person ($100 per family), applicable to basic and major services. Twelve (12) month waiting period for major services and orthodontia. To maximize benefits, must select participating General Dentist from Co-Pay listing. $1,000 per person per year maximum benefit.

BlueCross BlueShield BlueDental Plan (PPO) Choice Plan
Paid for with pre-tax income. Twelve (12) month waiting period for major services and orthodontia. Allows flexibility to select dentist of your choice. Maximum benefits when PPO dentist is used. $50 deductible per person ($100 per family), applicable to basic and major dental services.
$1,500 per person per year maximum benefit.

Vision Insurance -
Paid for with pre-tax income. Employee can select network or non-network doctor. $10 exam co-pay, $15 glasses co-pay with a network doctor.

Disability Insurance -
AFLAC covers lost wages in the event of accident, injury or illness via the personal short-term disability income protection insurance policy. Guaranteed-renewable until age 70. Employee chooses the level of benefit and elimination period. AFLAC will pay the level of benefit you selected, regardless of any other income you should receive. Employee cost quotes provided by company representative.

Long-Term Care Insurance -
Provides extended care for a covered individual when they can no longer perform certain activities of daily living. Care in a nursing home, assisted living facility or at-home care is provided. Modified guaranteed for employees with minimal underwriting (simplified health questionnaire). Employee chooses level of benefits and elimination period from available options.

Flexible Spending Accounts -
The City offers two reimbursement account options. These allow for money to be deposited into designated spending accounts before Social Security and federal taxes have been withheld.
The Medical Spending Account
Provides opportunity to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay certain health care expenses not reimbursed by any other health plan.
The Dependent Care Account (Day Care)
Provides opportunity to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for qualifying dependent care expenses: Dependent day care for children under age 13, a legal dependent who meets disability rules, or an elderly parent or disabled spouse.

Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance -
Both universal and term life are available. Universal life is an individual policy that gains cash value over time. Both rates and death benefits can remain fixed over the life of an individual, and cash surrender values of the policy can be borrowed against. Term life has no cash value accumulated and rates are for a fixed term, increasing as age increases (employee cost quotes provided by company representative).

Paid Time Off -

The City of Gainesville offers 10 paid holidays per year. Our leave bank system combines earned vacation time (annual leave), and earned sick time. (Please see the current labor agreements for additional information)

Bereavement Leave -
In the event of death in an employee’s immediate family (as defined in the current union agreement or City Policy),he/she may be granted bereavement leave with pay for up to a maximum of three (3) working days (see current labor agreements for additional information).

City of Gainesville General Employee Pension Plan -
Employees contribute a mandatory 5% of gross salary. Benefits calculated on the following basis: total credited years of service x 2.0% x final average monthly earnings. Final average monthly earnings are based on the average of the highest 36 consecutive months’ salary. Normal retirement at any age with 20 years of service or at age 65 after 10 years of service. Employees are vested after 5 years of service with benefit eligibility at age 65. Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) available to retirees at age 62 with 20 years of service or at age 60 with 25 years of service.

Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP)
Employees with 27 years of service or more are eligible to participate in this program by deferring retirement income while remaining in the active employ of the City. Consult the Risk Management Department for additional information.

Deferred Compensation -
457 deferred compensation plan is available to regular employees, allowing for voluntary employee contributions to a variety of investment vehicles with pre-tax income.

LifeQuest Wellness Related Equipment Purchase Plan -
The City will finance the employee’s purchase of personal fitness equipment and services up to a pre-established limit, usually around $3,000 (normally dispursed in Spring of each year).

Tuition Reimbursement -
The City will reimburse employees one hundred percent (100%) of the cost of tuition and lab fees for 18 credit hours per fiscal year. The amount of reimbursement will be equal to the actual cost, not to exceed the State of Florida university system credit-hour rate for undergraduate or graduate courses as applicable. Eligible employees are those appointed to regular positions and who have completed their probation period and are taking courses for college credit at an accredited institution, including but not limited to courses toward a degree, work-related courses, or courses which will contribute to career progression.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) -
EAP services are designed to assist employees and their families who may be having personal problems by providing confidential consultation and referral. This program is available to all regular employees and their family members. Each employee is allowed three (3) visits per family member per year at no cost. Additional visits may be covered under the City’s group health insurance plans.

Fitness Centers -
The City maintains several fitness centers for employees, located at the Police Department, in the basement of City Hall, at the GRU Wellness Center near the Kelly Plant, and at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center. The centers include treadmills, steppers, recumbent bikes, stationary bikes, and free weights, as well as various weight training machines to help employees tone and firm. An athletic trainer is available for fitness assessments, personalized fitness programs and advice. Fitness classes are available at various times and locations for employee participation.

Employee Health Services -
The City maintains an Employee Health Clinic to address both occupational and non-occupational health issues. Included in the service is access to a Nurse Practitioner for acute primary care visits. Employees are offered annual blood tests at no charge to the employees, as well access to a number of disease management programs. Several vaccinations are available free to employees, while others require payment.

Wellness Program -
Our LifeQuest program provides diet counseling, hypertension control, diabetes control, smoking cessation, personal training and fitness programs, diabetes screening, and the popular ProClub.  Through the wellness program, employees can earn a premium rebate of $350 annually. A registered, licensed dietician is available for one-on-one counseling or for group workshops at no cost to employees.

Agency
City of Gainesville
Address
222 E. University Ave
PO BOX 490
Gainesville, Florida, 32627
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