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Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: DELAND, FL, US, 32720

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Requisition No: 49679 

Agency: Department of Transportation


Position Number: 55000543 

Salary:  $69,700.09 - $90,200.11 

Posting Closing Date: 12/21/2018 



553 / Drainage Design




CONTACT PERSON:  Carmen Aponte




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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.


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 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 and provides leadership and guidance to subordinate positions in the Drainage Design Unit.  Leads people, leads change, communicates and builds coalitions, exercises business judgment, monitors progress, and delivers results.  Initiates and follows through with personnel actions, completes performance appraisals, and provides training opportunities and resources to subordinate positions.  Delegates and supervises Drainage Design and/or permitting activities.


Supervises staff in the preparation of complex drainage construction plans, specifications, and stormwater management system calculations, relative to highway projects.  Performs plans review for all phases of design, including reports, studies, and permit packages.  Assists in the preparation of in-house permit applications for submittal to regulatory agencies.  Coordinates, distributes and monitors drainage and permitting unit review assignments.  Designs drainage and stormwater management systems relating to highway projects.  Prepares calculations used to design drainage/stormwater management systems utilizing computer programs, such as Advanced Interconnected Pond Routing (ADICPR), Hydraulic Engineering Center’s River Analysis System (HEC-RAS), GEOPAK Drainage, PONDS, etc.  Performs complex stormwater engineering studies including data discovery, acquisition, and analysis.  Exercises mature engineering judgement in drawing creative conclusions and recommends changes to stormwater design methodology.  Maintains thorough knowledge of Drainage design and Stormwater and Environmental Permitting criteria, Policies, Regulations, procedures, and engineering policies relative to plans production. Administers the unit's Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) plan and participates in Quality Assurance Reviews (QAR's). Signs and seals engineering documents.


Provides drainage and permitting related technical support to other Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) departments and design teams as needed.  Coordinates drainage design with other agencies such as counties, cities or Water Management Districts and serves as a liaison between the Department and agents of the Regulatory Agencies.  Applies knowledge of federal, state, and regional regulatory agency rules and regulations and understanding of hydrologic engineering principles, practices and computations to help the Department obtain all necessary permits.  Provides technical support as needed to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) mitigation banking program including research, wetland functional assessments, accounting, and mitigation advertisements.  Provides technical support to other mitigation programs as required.


Assists the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) project managers with consultant selections, scope preparations, Staff hour negotiations, schedules, cost estimates and related items.  Administers one or more district wide contracts requiring preparation of Task Work Orders, Scopes of Services, invoice authorizations, consultant negotiations, budget management, and other miscellaneous duties. Performs duties as Engineer of Record and Project Manager for projects under the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Work Program.  Assists in the development and delivery of training courses or presentations based in the areas of stormwater or permitting to a variety of audiences.


Prepares Bridge Hydraulics Reports and Bridge Hydraulics Recommendation Sheets. Recommends the most appropriate configurations and scour protection alternatives for bridge sites.  Performs hydraulic studies and prepares hydraulic reports such as Location Hydraulic Reports and Pond Siting Reports for Project Development Studies and Design.  Provides recommendations  on permitting aspects during the Project Development & Environmental (PD&E) process and Design phases on multiple types of transportation projects.  Performs field reviews on projects to determine drainage areas and flow patterns and to establish highwater controls.  Prepares drainage maps and determines drainage structure adequacy for meeting hydraulic and safety standards.  Determines and sets right of way requirements for drainage. 


Assists the District Drainage Design Engineer in his/her duties as needed.  Provides technical input and oversight to other Drainage Unit personnel in the development and recommendation of changes to standards, policies, and procedures related to stormwater design and permitting.  Responds to inquiries on the Drainage Manual, Drainage Handbooks, and other design aids with the latest standards, procedures, and guidelines and reports inconsistencies to the District Drainage Engineer.  Provides expert witness testimony for Eminent Domain cases.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Project Management; design criteria and plans production process; environmental regulatory permitting agency rules and regulations; wetland mitigation as required by environmental regulatory permitting agencies; Drainage and Stormwater Management design; Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) criteria for use in review and design of stormwater systems; bridge hydraulics and scour determinations; contract management and invoicing; endangered species and wildlife impacts; National Environment Police Act (NEPA) and its implementation to FDOT projects. SKILL IN: preparing stormwater calculations and reports; reading construction plans; using a personal computer, Microsoft Office, and stormwater software such as Advanced Interconnected Pond Routing (ADICPR), Hydraulic Engineering Center’s River Analysis System (HEC-RAS), ponds, and HY-8; negotiating; communicating (listening, verbal and written). ABILITY TO: Lead people; lead change; supvervise people; deliver results; use Computer Aided Drafting Design (CADD) and GEOPAK Drainage to design stormwater management systems; apply the proper stormwater system to a specific project; perform field reviews; schedule and monitor design projects and project reviews; set priorities; team effectively with others; analyze stormwater problems comprehensively and make timely and practical decisions; be proactive; exercise good Business judgment and take prudent risks; plan and organize work effectively; work on multiple projects or assignments; meet established deadlines; build coalitions and reach consensus; train or instruct others; organize and coordinate permitting information; administer consultant contracts; provide expert witness testimony for Eminent Domain cases.


REQUIRED LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: Registration as a Professional Engineer as required in Florida Statute 471


OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Due to the nature of this position, incumbent must respond to emergencies.

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: Daytona Beach