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Date:  Nov 26, 2022


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Requisition No: 591001 

Agency: Department of Transportation


Position Number: 55010046 

Salary:  $74,389.15 - $96,268.32 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2022 



986 / Structures Design Office





CONTACT PERSON: Christina Freeman




Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including: 


  • Health insurance (over 90% employer paid)
  • $25,000 life insurance policy (100% employer paid)
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurances
  • State of Florida retirement package
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • 10 paid holidays a year
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Tuition waiver for public college courses
  • Training opportunities
  • Flexible work schedules and telework (for designated positions)

Join FDOT and be part of the team that works as one to improve safety, enhance mobility and inspire innovation in the Florida transportation system!

For additional benefit information available to State of Florida employees, go to

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.


In accordance with Section 110.112, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Department of Transportation’s Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan, the agency is committed to ensuring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities.  Upon request and as appropriate, reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities may be provided.  Please contact the Florida Department of Transportation’s Human Resources Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or call (850) 414-5300 for assistance.  


This position requires a valid Class E driver license with an acceptable driving record in accordance with the Department's Drivers Record Requirements Policy. An unacceptable driving record is defined as any of the following:

  1. three (3) or more moving violations in the past 3 years that accumulate 3 or more points per violation;
  2. any 2 convictions of reckless driving in the past 3 years;
  3. a suspension or revocation of the driver license for moving violations in the past 3 years; and
  4. a suspension or revocation for refusal to take a sobriety test, or any suspension or revocation for a DUI conviction in the past 4 years


Your driving record will be reviewed and the status of your driver license confirmed.


POSITION DESCRIPTION: Assist the Structures Research Center Manager in the Administration, direction and supervision of all activities at the Structures Research Center including supervising all lab work, identifying research needs, setting research and testing priorities and scheduling and budgeting. Acts on behalf of the structures Research Manager during absences from the office as assigned. Acts as lead engineer for bridge tests. Performs preliminary analysis needed to determine the critical members, critical member sections, and proper instrumentation. Determines the type of load test and the location and sequence of loads. Monitors the on-site data and bridge during the tests to ensure safety of the public, personnel, and bridge. Facilitates the bridge tests with local agencies assuring that all of the logistical elements are addressed and coordinates the in-house personnel and equipment required in performing the tests. Signs and seals Bridge Test Reports and/or Load Rating Reports as required.


Supervises personnel assigned to the incumbent. Performs employee evaluation, timesheets and leave approvals.


Acts as Project Manager on research funded through the Research Center.


Acts as Principal Investigator on in-house research and produce signed and sealed test reports as required.


Provides detailed reviews of bridge testing and research projects and sign and seal documents as required.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge, in-depth, of structural design codes for bridges and highway components; Skills in structural design and analysis of prestressed concrete, reinforced concrete and steel members; Skills in interpretation and application of various structural design codes, including American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Bridge Design Specifications; Ability to perform bridge load ratings in accordance with AASHTO Manual for Bridge Design Evaluation (MBE); Knowledge, detailed, of structural testing including dynamic, static, and fatigue testing; Knowledge and understanding of the abilities and limitations of data acquisition equipment and transducers used in structural testing; Skills, excellent, in the use of structural design software, Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD), MathCAD, and Microsoft Office; Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally including the preparation of written reports and oral presentations concerning ongoing and completed work; Ability to work effectively with a group as part of a team; Ability to be proactive and work independently; Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments; Ability to establish and maintain a good working relationship with others; Ability to supervise other employees.


REQUIRED LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: Registered as a Professional Engineer Pursuant to Chapter 471, Florida Statutes.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Registered as a Professional Engineer Pursuant to Chapter 471, Florida Statutes, and two years of Post-registration experience.


As a CANDIDATE, you may be required to provide documentation (i.e. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENCY, college transcripts, ETC.) to verify meeting these Minimum Qualifications.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES THE SERVICE VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE GIVEN TO OUR COUNTRY AND SUPPORTS THE HIRING OF RETURNING SERVICE MEMBERS AND MILITARY SPOUSES.  If you are a preference-eligible applicant who receives notice of a hiring decision and believe that you were not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, you may file a written complaint within 60 calendar days from the date you receive the notice, requesting an investigation to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Boulevard, Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee