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Category Design  


Under general direction, the position is responsible for managing and coordinating activities relating to County maintained infrastructure, including but not limited to roadway improvements, traffic control devices, stormwater projects, and utility permits.



  1. Facilitates engineering functions and manages the planning, design, and construction of transportation and stormwater projects. This includes managing professional services and construction contracts and coordinating with internal and external stakeholders, as directed.
  2. Applies engineering principles in the planning/environmental phase, design phase, and construction phase of projects, as assigned.
  3. Inspects construction sites and reviews construction progress to ensure conformity to plans, specifications, and schedules, as needed.
  4. Performs inspections of roadways to determine pavement conditions and supports the pavement management program, as directed.
  5. Reviews studies and site plans submitted by developers or their agents and assists in recommending mitigation measures.
  6. Assures the accurate review and interpretation of specifications, plans, service agreements, codes, regulations, permit conditions, standards, and laboratory analyses, as directed.
  7. Assists in resolving rights-of-way issues that include road closing/vacation petitions, title examinations, survey work for boundary surveys and legal descriptions, and coordination of consultant assistance, as needed, to address rights-of-way issues.
  8. Assists in preparing documents required for selecting consultants and contractors; serves as a member of selection committees for reviewing vendor qualifications.
  9. Assists with Driveway Permit, Utility Permit, and Rights-of-Way Use Programs to ensure compliance with the Sumter County Code of Ordinances and Design Standards.
  10. Reviews Federal and State regulations, guidelines, and publications for design, construction, and maintenance information related to roads, traffic, and stormwater facilities.
  11. Prepares and revises cost estimates for economic analysis of any given project.
  12. Provides technical engineering support for natural and engineered infrastructure systems.
  13. In case of an emergency or crisis situation (hurricane, tornado, flood, etc.), the position must respond/perform emergency and recovery duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  14. Employees hired on or after February 1, 2016, must be a tobacco-free person, both on and off the job, for at least one (1) year immediately preceding application and maintain the same tobacco-free status throughout the term of employment.
  15. Face tattoos (from ear to ear and hairline of the forehead to the bottom of the chin) are prohibited.
  16. Maintains regular physical attendance during normal work hours as assigned at one of the County's offices or work facilities.


[These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job-related marginal duties as required.]

Position Requirements




  • Knowledge of principles, practices, standards, and techniques of the assigned area of engineering, construction management, project management, and land development
  • Knowledge of State of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) rules, regulations, and FDOT Standard Plans and Design Manual
  • Skill in the use and care of engineering tools; reading and interpreting design plans, utility plans, transportation impact analysis, site plans, and utility permits; use of computer programs such as Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex engineering plans and specifications
  • Ability to make engineering computations quickly and accurately
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions



  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a closely related field



  • Valid Florida Driver's License of the correct class for the vehicle driven and a driving record acceptable to the insurance provider
  • FDOT Local Agency Project (LAP) Training/County LAP certification within one (1) year of employment
  • FDOT Maintenance of Traffic Control – Intermediate Level Certification within one (1) year of employment
  • Passing score on the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Exam within one (1) year of employment
  • Required National Incident Management System (NIMS) certifications within six (6) months of employment



  • Acceptable vision (with or without correction)
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)
  • Moderate lifting or carrying (up to 30 pounds)
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Crawling
  • Kneeling
  • Bending
  • Stooping
  • Physical stamina to work outdoors, occasionally under adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle



  • Works inside and outside in varying weather conditions
  • Works in or around noise, vibrations, or dust


Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

FLSA Non-Exempt Status

Revised 01/26/2022

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range $22.39 - $32.01 Commensurate with licenses and experience. Benefits Package.  
Closing Date  
Position Engineer - 2022  
Division Design  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 7/28/2023  
Location Design  
Flyer None Specified 

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