FLSA: Hourly

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(023) $15.86 - $22.53 an hour     $32,988.80 - $46,862.40 a year

JOB CODE: 005072


Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plans; and more.

JOB PURPOSE: The selected candidate will perform technical drafting work involving the use of graphic portrayal techniques, methods and procedures in documenting and communicating basic engineering information.


  • Preparing Maintenance of Traffic Plans, cross sections and roadway construction plans relating to transportation infrastructure and traffic/public safety issues.

  • Assisting other Drafting Technicians with field measurements and field review.

  • Preparing Computer Automated Design (CAD) maps, sketches, and presentation materials, using advanced computer software including AutoCAD, and ArcGIS.

  • Reviewing, scanning, and cataloging electronically, all Central Files documents, including roadway as-built drawings, COT Buildings, Park facilities, Maintenance facilities, Parking structures and lots.

  • Maintaining historical records, as-built drawings, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) plans (within City limits), aerial images, photos, presentation boards, and soil boring data.

  • Scanning historical as-built records, review for quality assurance, and digitally cataloging all Central Files documents for future import into the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system.

  • Maintaining all Stormwater as-built records for roadway designs.

  • Assisting the general public and engineering customers with Central Files record requests electronically and counter service.

  • Assisting other departments with graphic layouts, design materials, and PowerPoint presentations.

  • Developing electronic base maps for Tampa Police Department (TPD) to utilize in developing collision diagrams.

  • Developing Traffic Control Plans for TPD Special Operations Unit to utilize for the Special Event planning.

  • Collecting, assembling and, as necessary, processing data and information needed for preparing drawings and reports.

  • Maintaining records regarding work activities.

  • Performing related work as required and having a general knowledge of Microsoft Office products including MS Access, MS Word, & MS Excel.


  • Knowledge of basic drafting techniques, including a limited number of standardized drawing techniques.

  • Knowledge of computer-aided design; symbols, terminology and accepted standards used in preparing engineering drawings.

  • Knowledge of systems of the particular field of engineering to which assigned; charting and graphing procedures and practices.

  • Ability to make mathematical computations using standardized tables and formulas.

  • Ability to prepare drawings that are neat, accurate, appropriately dimensioned, and logically arranged utilizing the methods and techniques of engineering drafting.

  • Ability to print neatly and legibly, in accordance with good engineering lettering practices.

  • Ability to prepare drawings from survey notes, plats, and legal descriptions; prepare as-built drawings; adjust/transpose drawings to scale.

  • Ability to verify accuracy of data against source documents.

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions/standardized procedures.

  • Able to communicate effectively both written and verbally especially of a technical nature.

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and the general public.

  • Ability to clearly compose and interpret technical correspondence related to identification and location of utility infrastructure.

  • Skill in the use and care of engineering drafting tools, materials, and equipment; computer aided design.


    High-school graduation with completion of one (1) year of college in engineering,drafting, commercial art/design, or related subjects, and one (1) year of experience in mapping, drafting and/or computer aided design; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Note: An acceptable transcript of college coursework/credits may be requested.


    Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License may be required.


    Evaluation of training and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.

    TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of June 4, 2013. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

    HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to careers@tampagov.net.

    5-21-13 (005071)

    Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 6/4/2013 will not be processed.

  • This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.