Job Title: Civil Engineer    

Reports to:Facilities Specialist
Typical Schedule:TBD
Bargaining Unit:N/A


Job Code:TBD
Salary Schedule:MGT08B


To serve as the District’s authority in the area of civil engineering and provide coordination with governmental permitting agencies for all civil engineering matters. This individual will coordinate with the contracted design professionals in the development and review of civil design plans, specifications, and construction documents. Parking lot, bus loop, and pavement replacement project coordination responsibilities fall under this position’s responsibility, as well as submittal review for projects involving civil engineering systems. Additionally, this position will assist the District’s Maintenance department with parking and drainage issues.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.

Technical/Professional Knowledge

  1. Direct contracted services professionals in the development of civil engineering construction documents.
  2. Develop District civil engineering standards and specifications.
  3. Lead preconstruction and assigned construction activities on civil related projects.
  4. Conduct on-site civil systems inspections.
  5. Establish procedures and practices for managing and coordinating District paving replacement projects.


  1. Communicate effectively orally and in written form.
  2. Prepare letters of recommendation for approval of contracts.
  3. Prepare review comments in a legible and understandable manner.
  4. Prepare School Board agenda material as necessary.
  5. Develop agendas and conduct meetings as necessary.
  6. Prepare weekly Work in Progress reports for the Director.
  7. Coordinate with District staff regularly and effectively.
  8. Develop and maintain detailed project records.
  9. Communicate regularly with other school districts and governmental agencies on current construction practices and costs.

Proactive Orientation

  1. Provide required leadership in all phases of new and replacement civil projects.
  2. Demonstrative initiative in conducting assigned responsibilities.
  3. Anticipate potential problems and develop alternative planning strategies.
  4. Routinely coordinate with Maintenance staff regarding project preplanning.
  5. Coordinate and schedule training opportunities for District and Departmental staff.

Critical Thinking

  1. Conduct thorough reviews of construction plans and specifications.
  2. Develop long-range civil engineering project priorities.
  3. Analyze problems and devise solutions for civil, drainage or paving systems.
  4. Prepare accurate cost estimates as necessary.
  5. Assist in the development of the Five-Year Work Facility Plan.
  6. Establish project schedules, budgets, and quality expectations.

Continuous Improvement

  1. Set high standards for self and others.
  2. Remain current in construction industry trends and changes.
  3. Assist others in understanding relevant information related to civil engineer systems and construction processes.
  4. Attend seminars and appropriate training opportunities.


  1. Develop agendas and conduct meetings.
  2. Participate in project job meetings.
  3. Use appropriate interpersonal and professional styles and methods to guide individuals and groups toward task accomplishment.


  1. Maintain accurate and comprehensive records on all assigned projects.
  2. Demonstrate professional managerial methods and techniques.
  3. Assume lead role in paving or storm water replacement project management.

Constancy of Purpose

  1. Support the District’s vision and mission.
  2. Obtain exceptional service, cost, and quality from contracted services.
  3. Represent the District in a positive and professional manner.
  4. Willingly coordinate with District personnel on a regular basis.
  5. Provide leadership in developing a positive work environment.
  6. Participate in District committees as is beneficial to the position.


  1. Make and share decisions in a timely manner.
  2. Appropriately advise Facility Specialist or Director on project issues in a timely manner.
  3. Respond quickly in emergency situations.
  4. Initiate repair recommendations and procedures in a timely manner.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology
  • Thorough understanding of civil engineering systems, components, principles, and design
  • Experience and understanding of surveying, geotechnical and topographical data
  • Thorough understanding of road, traffic, and transportation systems
  • Thorough understanding of construction project management principles and techniques
  • Thorough understanding of stormwater management systems
  • Thorough understanding of flood plain regulations and wetland compensation/mitigation practices
  • Understanding of and ability to read construction documents, plans and specifications
  • Knowledge of construction practices, methods, materials, applications, and standards
  • Knowledge and ability to review project submittals and shop drawings
  • Understanding and knowledge of regulations related to civil engineering systems
  • Understanding and knowledge of computer applications and construction and engineering related software
  • Understanding of records management
  • Understanding and ability to communicate effectively, speak in public, compose business letters, and conduct business in an appropriate professional business manner
  • Ability to work with others effectively and cooperatively


  • Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering with specialization in commercial and/or educational site development
  • OR
  • Five years’ experience in site development design, project management, plan review and systems analysis
  • Proven experience working with Governmental Permitting agencies, including Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Pasco County Government etc.
  • Experience and understanding in areas of surveying, topographical and geological data.


  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) registration
  • Valid Florida driver’s license




Affiliated District Clerical Staff, Contracted Services Architects, Contracted Services Engineers, Contracted Services Contractors, and Contracted Services Construction Managers


Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Also, this position requires the individual to be able to climb ladders to access roof areas and to navigate rough terrain on construction sites to conduct code compliance inspections.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk and hear; stand and walk; use hands/fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Civil Engineer     ;   EST: January 17, 2006;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: January 17, 2006