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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:P7473

ELEVATOR SYSTEMS SPECIALIST

NATURE OF WORK

 

This is advanced engineering and administrative work in the development and administration of maintenance plans, service contracts and construction proposals for vertical and horizontal transportation systems in County facilities.

 

Work involves responsibility for operational management of elevators and related mechanical and electrical systems to ensure compliance with industry and safety standards.

 

Duties include developing contract specifications, periodic inspection of systems, reading and interpreting mechanical and electrical engineering drawings, reviewing bid proposals and serving as a consultant on major repair and modernization projects.

 

Incumbent exercises considerable independent judgment in the application of professional engineering principles and in the administration of contracts.

 

Work is reviewed for conformity with industry standards, County and State regulations, and results achieved.

 

 

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

 

Performs advanced engineering work in the management of County vertical and horizontal transportation equipment and systems; reads and interprets engineering and mechanical drawings; analyzes and resolves complex technical problems.

 

Prepares detailed specifications for elevator service and maintenance contracts; develops levels of service; develops engineering cost estimates and related computations; makes recommendations on difficult and complex engineering problems related to elevator systems.

 

Monitors performance of contractors and serves as a consultant on all major repairs, modifications and upgrades of elevators, escalators, wheelchair lifts, stage lifts, conveyor systems, moving sidewalks and related equipment; d evelops maintenance plans and construction proposals.

 

Conducts periodic inspections to insure safe and efficient operation of elevators and related equipment; monitors rated speed of units, adjustments to electric circuits and sequence of operations for compliance with manufacturer specifications and code requirements.

 

Maintains activity records and prepares periodic reports on elevator and escalator repair, maintenance and inspection in accordance with County requirements and applicable Florida Statutes.

 

Reviews bid requests and inspects contractor files and other records to determine ability to fulfill contract specifications; makes recommendations for award of contracts.

 

Approves monthly and project invoices; reviews and approves modifications to contractual agreements.

 

Performs related work as required.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

 

Considerable knowledge of mechanical and electrical engineering principles and practices as they relate to the design, installation and maintenance of elevators and other vertical and horizontal transportation systems.

 

Considerable knowledge of current literature, trends and developments in the elevator industry.

 

Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of contract administration.

 

Considerable knowledge of accounting principles relating to budget and costing adherence.

 

Ability to manage multiple complex contracts.

 

Ability to read and interpret complex engineering drawings.

 

Ability to prepare thorough and accurate construction and maintenance contract specifications.

 

Ability to effectively monitor the work of service vendors and contractors.

 

Ability to inspect complex systems and equipment for conformance to contract documents and applicable standards and regulations.

 

Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

 

Ability to analyze bids and make recommendations for award of contracts.

 

Ability to operate a personal computer and software used in advanced engineering and contract administration work.

 

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.

 

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

 

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or closely related area of specialization;   four(4) years of experience in elevator systems engineering or operational management; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

 

 

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

 

Certification as a Certified Elevator Inspector (CEI) or Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) is required at time of appointment.

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Bargaining Unit:                   GSA Professional Unit

FLSA Status:                      Exempt

Code of Ethics Certification:      No

Class Spec. Estab./Revised:        E03/06


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