Civil Engineer III



$62,809.00 - $103,901.00 Annually


OPENING DATE: 11/01/17


CLOSING DATE: 11/30/17 11:02 AM



The County of Volusia is seeking a Civil Engineer III to oversee the Traffic Studies and Signal Section. This position is located in the Traffic Engineering Division of the Public Works Department in DeLand, Florida. The Civil Engineer III will manage the signal and system timing plans development and implementation activities; supervise engineering and technical staff responsible for various traffic studies, signal retiming and signal construction projects; as well as manage the development of scope, design, and construction of signal system, traffic signals, telecommunications, and video monitoring projects throughout the county. The Civil Engineer III will also be responsible for implementing goals and performance objectives of the Traffic Engineering Division; managing consulting engineers and contractors; and responds to requests from citizens and public officials.



NOTE: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Supervises engineering and technical staff and directs the activities of a major traffic engineering section, including planning, design, design review, construction, operations and maintenance. Development of annual budget and approval of spending.
  • Prepares traffic engineering studies and technical reports on plans and specifications submitted for necessary approval.
  • Directs, reviews and approves traffic signal, signing/pavement marking and temporary traffic control plans of projects by Cities, County, or FDOT or others to ensure they meet current AASHTO, Federal Highway Administration and FDOT standards and specifications.
  • Supervises, monitors the existing signal and signal systems to assure efficient and safe movement of traffic. Designs signal systems and patterns.
  • Supervises, reviews/evaluates and analyzes need for new signal systems to meet the demand for projected growth. Plans for equipment, location of signals, types of signals, telecommunications, and video monitoring systems.
  • Utilizes microcomputer programs to retime traffic signals and signal systems to reduce vehicle stops and delays. Develops timing plans using computer programs for signals and signal systems.
  • Conducts meetings with engineering firms, other agencies and participates in public meetings.
  • May be assigned to other county locations based upon operational needs.
  • Attends work on a regular and consistent basis.
  • Responds to citizen and elected official requests and concerns.
  • Must adhere to Federal, State, County and Local ordinances.
  • Responds to emergency situations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Registration as a Florida Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in engineering, planning, designing, and construction including one (1) year at a supervisory level.

A comparable amount of education, training, or experience may be substituted for the minimum experience.

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license.



  • Thorough knowledge in field of civil engineering. Some knowledge in traffic engineering.
  • Thorough knowledge of modern engineering practices and procedures as they apply to public works.
  • Thorough knowledge of modern developments, current literature and sources of information in the area of public works engineering.
  • Able to plan and direct the work of professional engineers, contractors, technicians, and clerical personnel.
  • Able to design and give technical and professional review to a wide variety and large volume of engineering plans, specifications, and related documents.
  • Able to present clear and concise reports, orally and in writing.
  • Able to work under stressful conditions.
  • Able to interact effectively with others.
  • Must be able to relocate to other county locations based upon operational needs.

Physical Demands: Must be able to lift, carry, push, pull ten (10) pound objects occasionally Ability to walk, bend, climb, kneel, reach, crawl, talk, grasp; finger dexterity. Visual acuity (peripheral vision, depth perception, color acuity) necessary to operate a motorized vehicle and review complex schematics. Limited requirement to traverse construction sites with uneven terrain.
Environmental Demands: Both inside and outside work. Ability to tolerate inclement weather (heat, humidity, cold, rain) and traverse uneven/wet/undeveloped terrain (soft sand, constructions sites.) Exposure to noise, vibration, dust.
Mental Demands: Ability to read and comprehend technical and scientific instruments, documents, and literature; legal documents, statutes, instruments; blueprints, layouts, mechanical drawings; memos, instructions, manuals. Ability to write business letters, evaluations, summaries. Ability to speak clearly and concisely relating information, details, and procedures to the layman; conversant in theory and practices of the discipline. Ability to perform advanced mathematical functions (geometry, trigonometry.) Ability to identify and resolve problems. Ability to analyze data and develop conclusions.



230 North Woodland Blvd Suite 262
DeLand, FL 32720

Volusia County is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Veterans' preference pursuant to State law. Individuals with a disability who require special accommodations during the selection process should notify the Human Resources Division at (386)736-5951.

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