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Date: Apr 30, 2021

Location: BARTOW, FL, US, 33830

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Requisition No: 368424 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: DISTRICT MANAGER-LAB - 55002506

Position Number: 55002506 

Salary:  $51,603.44 - $66,780.92 

Posting Closing Date: 05/16/2021 












The State of Florida offers an excellent benefits package including paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, several low-premium healthcare options, tuition waivers, and training opportunities for professional growth and development.  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.


THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES AND SUPPORTS EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.  QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. 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.  


POSITION DESCRIPTION: Supervises employees spending majority of their time communicating with, motivating, training, and evaluating employees, and planning and directing employees work. Secure resources necessary for employees to succeed. Ensure employees meet quality and quantity requirements of the position. Focus employees on the Department’s mission and objectives outlined in the business plan.


Evaluate project/process to determine current performance status. Make/recommend improvements to optimize delivery or improve results. Notify stakeholders of any changes to the project/process. Ensure project/process is consistent, predictable and repeatable.


Analyze materials data for contract and procedural compliance. Take timely action to correct any errors in the data. Actively facilitate the notification of stakeholders of errors, failures or negative trends.


Provide materials related technical support to customers as requested. Provide support in time to meet the customer’s needs. Provide guidance and training to customers.


Review Quality Control plans, Construction plans, specifications, procedures and any other documents necessary to execute the Department’s mission. Provide clear comments as requested in time to be useful to the customer. Offers solutions when objecting to the approach that is proposed.


Acquires goods/services with the State's purchasing credit card per Departmental policies and procedures. Incumbent has a Purchasing Card which allows a single purchase exceeding the threshold amount of $35,000 provided for in S.287.017 for Category One; Incumbent has financial disclosure responsibility in accordance with Chapter 112.3145. Florida Statutes.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to operate a personal computer for word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications; Knowledge of the concepts, terminology, principles and analytical techniques of Materials – Laboratory; Skilled in using engineering design, construction, production and/or operations; Skill in using engineering tools, equipment and/or instruments; Ability to analyze and interpret engineering data; Ability to solve problems relating to engineering; Ability to apply engineering quantitative techniques; Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments; Ability to communicate engineering information effectively; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to lift 50 pounds and move around uneven terrain without assistance; Ability to supervise people.


OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Must possess or obtain and maintain the following qualifications: Asphalt Plant Level I; Aggregate Testing Technician; ACI Concrete Lab Technician Level I; or Aggregate Base Testing Technician; Limerock Bearing Ratio (LBR) Technician. Must pass or have passed Construction Math and Contract Plans Reading Self Study examinations. May be required to work with or around hazardous materials.


Employee will be required to be responsive to emergency situations within a very short timeframe and serve in the Transportation Emergency Management Team (TEMT).

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.

Nearest Major Market: Lakeland