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Date: Dec 1, 2018

Location: BARTOW, FL, US, 33830

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Requisition No: 41622 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: TRAFFIC DESIGN ENGINEER II - 55003840

Position Number: 55003840 

Salary:  $63,297.53 - $81,914.45 

Posting Closing Date: 12/26/2018 



152 / Design



Applicants that have already applied do not have to reapply.



CONTACT PERSON:  Randy Spradling



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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 Services 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 qualified individuals with disabilities may be provided.  Interested persons should contact the Florida Department of Transportation’s Equal Opportunity Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or call (850) 414-4747 for assistance.  


POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Supervises employees by communicating regularly, motivating, training, evaluating, planning and directing employees work. Motivates and evaluates employees on the performance of their duties. Develops procedural and technical training. Participates in applicant selection and hiring process. Provides employee orientation, training, counseling and disciplinary actions and prepares employee performance evaluations. Performs supervisory and management roles related to highly technical work in Traffic Design production, including traffic plans production, project management, value engineering, quality control plans review and scope development. Supervises the assigned Traffic Design staff and is engaged in the preparation and review of traffic design contract plans, contract documentation and computations to ensure that these documents are produced in compliance with current criteria, safety standards, economic feasibility and sound engineering judgment. Supervises staff in the assembly of traffic design plans, signing and pavement marking, signalization, and lighting plan packages, scopes of work, design exceptions and variations, and utility conflict reports to be used in phase reviews and other submittals on designated projects. Supervises personnel involved in quality control, value engineering, drafting/plans preparation and scope development.


Provides guidance and extensive knowledge of all applicable design standards and traffic plans design criteria. Performs independently in the development and preparation of detailed component plans and specifications for signing and pavement markings, signalization, Lighting, and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Plans. Includes the design of signal head assemblies, railroad preemptions, signal system layouts, No Passing Zone Studies (NPZ), and overhead and ground-mounted signs with the use of utility conflict reports in phase reviews. Assists engineers and designers in plans preparation using computer aided drafting and design (CADD).


Oversees designers and prepares highway signing and pavement marking, signalization, and lighting component plans. Utilizes current Department highway design, signing and pavement marking, signalization, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), and lighting software, standards, and criteria. Performs Quality Assurance/Control reviews as required to ensure plans have been developed in accordance with appropriate design criteria, policy and procedures.


Coordinates all activities required to design traffic control devices, traffic signal systems, lighting, and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) systems. Responsible for acquiring all necessary information needed to select acceptable and economically feasible solutions and identifies potential problems as well as providing solutions to those problems. Obtains input pertinent to local requirements and ordinances from municipalities and other governmental agencies. Assists in field reviews and field evaluation, data collection, Local Agency Program (LAP) reviews, and customer service request documentation.


Guides and monitors the work of designers within Traffic Design. Coordinate tasks accordingly to distribute workload within Traffic Design. Provides training to the Office of Design in the design and development of complex signing and pavement marking, signalization, lighting, and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) plans. Provides designers with guidance in the designing of overhead guide signs and ground mounted signs using appropriate computer software. Trains Design staff in the design of Traffic Management Sites and multi-post signs. Represents supervisor concerning design related issues as needed and provides guidance.


Provides technical knowledge and expertise of the design process as a senior member in a design group to in-house and consultant designers. Guides and directs junior engineers in the completion of engineering assignments related to design processes, criteria evaluation scope development and accurate estimate creation. Reviews shop drawings thoroughly and maintains shop drawing files. Signs and seals plans and documents as needed. Serves on Technical Review Committee (TRC) in consultant acquisition and Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for consultant design bid build, design/build projects, and alternative contracting. Assists in the development of scope of services and staff hours negotiations.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of and skilled in the engineering process for production of highway construction plans; Knowledge of concepts, terminologies, design principles and analytical techniques of highway design; Knowledge of computer aided drafting and design (CADD) tools and automated office products; Skilled in the use of Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices; Ability to establish and maintain effective internal and external working relationships; Knowledge of project engineering and scheduling; Ability to apply engineering quantitative techniques in the area of highway design; Skilled in communicating technical information verbally and in writing; Knowledge of and skilled in interpretation of roadway design standards, specifications and criteria established or adopted by Florida Department of Transportation; Ability to solve engineering related problems; Skill in planning, organizing, and managing multiple work assignments; Ability to sign and seal construction plans; Ability to use a personal computer (PC); Ability to guide and direct designers in the design process; Ability to be an active part of a group; Ability to serve as a representative on design issues; Ability to supervise.


REQUIRED LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: Registration as a Professional Engineer, in accordance with Chapter 471, Florida Statutes.


OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Employee will be required to be responsive to emergency situations within a very short timeframe and serve on the Transportation Emergency Management Team.

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