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OPERATIONS PROGRAM ENGINEER - 55003572

Date: Jun 10, 2021

Location: BRADENTON, FL, US, 34212

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Requisition No: 350082 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: OPERATIONS PROGRAM ENGINEER - 55003572

Position Number: 55003572 

Salary:  $77,524.73 - $100,326.12 

Posting Closing Date: 06/27/2021 

STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

JOB POSTING DESCRIPTION

194 / Manatee Operations Center

PENDING CLASSIFICATION UPDATE

SELECTED EXEMPT SERVICE

THIS POSITION IS BEING RE-ADVERTISED.  PRIOR APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED AND DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY”

 

 

CONTACT PERSON: Debra Smith

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: 941-708-4404

CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: debra.smith@dot.state.fl.us

 

 

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 http://www.mybenefits.myflorida.com/

 

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 APPLYIn 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 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: Performs highly advanced maintenance and transportation engineering duties responsible for the administration of management activities for the maintenance program at an Operations Center to include the oversight and direction of maintenance field operations, trades, shop, warehouse, contract administration, contract production, and permits, work groups.  Supervises by communicating regularly, motivating, training, coaching and guiding subordinate employees to improve the quality and quantity of work performed while conducting work activities. Plans and directs workloads, deadlines, work objectives and time utilization with subordinate staff.  Evaluates work and recommends production planning, scheduling and control methods. Formulates and recommends safe work procedures, and develops new, innovative and improved work methods. Performs the duties of the Operations Engineer during his absence as required, answers correspondence of a general nature and ensures all documents meet Department rules and policies.  Investigates complaints and resolves within Department policy and procedures.  Serves on a regular basis as liaison with the public on matters concerning state-maintained roads and bridges and to City, County and other State agencies on maintenance problems, contractual agreements and other matters as they arise.
 
Directs and supervises the Contracts section, providing management, technical and engineering guidance in the preparation of all local and District Maintenance Contracts.  Acquires and assembles information for maintenance contracts, emergency contracts, and special reports that are required or requested.  Develops and implements the maintenance contracts program for the unit.  Oversees the preparation of specifications, other contract documents and engineering reports.  Signs and seals all engineering documents prepared under direct oversight. Ensures that maintenance contracts assigned to the maintenance section are properly administered in accordance with the contract documents and Department procedures.  Makes field inspections as needed of these items and any other special project items.  Coordinates the Emergency Management Program of the unit.  Ensures proper resources are assigned and accounted for during natural disasters and other emergency situations. Ensures cost accounting measures are followed and properly documented to maximize the potential for reimbursement from federal partners.


Directs and supervises the Maintenance Field Operations, trades, shop and warehouse sections, providing management, technical and engineering guidance to assure maximum use of time and resources are safely achieved to include setting of priorities for highway maintenance crews, labor crews and heavy equipment operations that perform routine maintenance activities.  Coordinates field work activities with contract and permit personnel to deliver seamless maintenance activities.  Identifies work locations suitable for maintenance contracts and coordinates with others as necessary to accomplish maintenance activities through contracting means. Oversees all activities performed by the vehicle maintenance and repair facility and warehouse.  Ensures that all modifications, repairs and preventative maintenance services performed on the Department fleet are properly completed and documented.  Ensures current warehousing procedures are followed.


Directs and supervises the Permits section, providing management, and technical and engineering guidance to assure the Department's permit issuance and project inspection goals are met for all permits within the state highway system.  Coordinates with other department personnel, utility organizations, engineering consultants, developers, and other government agencies to assure compliance with federal and state laws, rules, policies, and procedures.  Ensures all permits received, reviewed and processed at the local unit are done so in accordance with Department rules and procedures and applicable State of Florida Statute and Administrative Code.


Assists the Operations Engineer in evaluating technical reports or procedural changes, policies, materials, operational practices, and other departmental matters.  Provides leadership, professional development and mentoring to assigned personnel, including professional engineer trainees.  Serves as a delegate for the Operations Engineer, as necessary, and maintains the unit's Contingency Plan, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan, and Hurricane Plan and runs the unit's Emergency Operations Center during emergencies.  This requires frequent coordination with internal Florida Department of Transportation customers and interface with other agencies, local municipalities and members of the general public.


Prepares budget requests and monitors budget allocations as well as reviews and approves purchasing activity for the maintenance program components as assigned by the Operations Engineer.  Directs and implements cost control programs. 


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of transportation engineering principles and practices, permitting procedures, contract production and administration. Skill in management principles and practices, conflict resolution and problem-solving techniques. Ability to administer and manage multiple projects, determine priorities and needs and meet deadlines in accordance with procedures. Ability to read, analyze and interpret pertinent engineering data, plans, specifications, design standards, manuals and maps. Ability to identify and document personnel performance evaluations. Ability to perform field inspections and evaluations. Ability to collect, evaluate, and analyze data to prepare reports and to develop alternative recommendations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to lead teams, supervise, motivate, manage, train, and work with diverse groups of people. Ability to communicate technical engineering information verbally and in writing to all audiences. Ability to interpret and apply state and federal policies, guidelines, regulations, and other required documents relating to engineering issues.  Ability to use a personal computer.
  
REQUIRED LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: Registration as a Professional Engineer in accordance with chapter 471, Florida Statutes
 
OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: While on duty status, the position's incumbent may be required to drive a state owned or leased vehicle to perform the duties of this position.  A valid Class "E" license is required.  Responsible for adhering to the provisions and requirements of section 215.422, F.S., related State Comptroller’s rules, and the Department of Transportation’s invoice processing and warrant distribution procedures. Employee will be required to be responsive to emergency situations within a very short timeframe and serve on the Transportation Emergency Management Team.
 
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.


Nearest Major Market: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Bradenton