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Date: Nov 20, 2020

Location: BARTOW, FL, US, 33830

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Requisition No: 255402 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: TRAFFIC SERVICES ENGINEER II - 55011840

Position Number: 55011840 

Salary:  $66,326.02 - $85,833.68 

Posting Closing Date: 12/06/2020 

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">JOB POSTING DESCRIPTION

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">162 / Traffic Operations

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">OPEN COMPETITIVE

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">CAREER SERVICE

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">CONTACT PERSON:  Steven Davis

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: 863-519-2347

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS:

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">ANTICIPATED BI-WEEKLY HIRING SALARY: $2,980.20

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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 <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">  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.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES AND SUPPORTS EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.  QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.  <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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.  


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">POSITION DESCRIPTION:<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> Directs and supervises staff and provide advanced engineering and technical guidance for the District Traffic Operations Office Traffic Studies area.  Meets regularly with employee's to assign work, establish work objectives and timelines to ensure working objectives are met.  Evaluates employee’s performance, during established time frames, throughout the year and at formal review periods.  Motivates and trains and/or ensures required training is available for staff.  Communicates regularly with direct reports, both individually and in staff meetings.  Encourages and supports staff development. Ensures that all the paperwork required for processing pay documents and personnel matters, including performance appraisals, disciplinary actions, filing vacant positions and separations, are completed accurately and processed in a timely manner.

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Develop and review engineering reports and studies.  This includes study documentation and presentation of findings and conclusions, analysis of engineering data, and coordination of resources necessary to produce reports. Signs and seals engineering documents as required.

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assist Traffic Services Program Engineer in coordinating project production with the Department’s Work Program. This includes establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the district’s Work Program Unit so that project schedule and control can be efficiently managed. Assist with the development and coordination of Traffic Operations work program.

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Provide review comments on plan submittals generated by the Department and other entities. This includes developing technical comments directed to the design project manager or design engineer of record based on traffic engineering fundamentals, Department design standards, and engineering judgment. Includes accepting/rejecting the responses to those comments.

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Participate in meetings, on committees, task teams and other groups with internal and external customers to represent traffic engineering interests. Includes, providing useful commentary and review of work products as well as developing correspondence and follow-up contact as needed. Coordinates and responds to local officials, their representatives and the general public on requests for traffic signals and modifications to speed zones.

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assist District Traffic Services Engineer in implementing business and related plans to guide resource allocation and achieve unit performance targets. Includes collaborating with others in plan development, reporting plan results, linking performance targets to SMART (Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound) objectives in staff expectations, and identifying and making resource recommendations.

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Manages district wide traffic studies consultant contracts. This includes programming the projects in the work program, preparing scope and manhours, scheduling studies and reviewing reports prepared by the consultants.

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Knowledge of traffic engineering principles and practices; Knowledge of management principles and practices; Knowledge of traffic operations analysis and study techniques; Knowledge of scheduling and project estimating (man hours); Knowledge of managing consultant contracts; Skill in effective oral communications; Skill in use of personal computers and ability to use Microsoft Office® (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access & Outlook); Skill in effective written communications; Skill in interpreting and disseminating traffic engineering related data; Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret engineering data; Ability to manage workload to produce on time resolutions to problems; Ability to lead, manage, and work with diverse groups of people; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; Ability to effectively interact with other government partners and the public; Ability to supervise people.

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">REQUIRED LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">This position requires registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida, pursuant to Chapter 471 of the Florida Statutes.

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Employee will be required to be responsive to emergency situations within a very short timeframe and serve in the Transportation Emergency Management Team (TEMT).

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> This position requires registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida, pursuant to Chapter 471 of the Florida Statutes.

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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.

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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.  <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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.  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: Lakeland