Date:  Sep 19, 2023

DELAND, FL, US, 32720

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Requisition No: 810556 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: DRAINAGE DESIGNER IV - 55011797

Position Number: 55011797 

Salary:  $57,970.68 - $75,020.87 

Posting Closing Date: 10/31/2023 



Cost Center 553 / Drainage Design Office





CONTACT PERSON:  Marybel Sulsona


CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: Marybel.Sulsona@dot.state.fl.us


Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including: 


  • Health insurance (over 90% employer paid)
  • $25,000 life insurance policy (100% employer paid)
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurances
  • State of Florida retirement package
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • 10 paid holidays a year
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Tuition waiver for public college courses
  • Training opportunities
  • Flexible work schedules and telework (for designated positions)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Join FDOT and be part of the team that works as one to improve safety, enhance mobility and inspire innovation in the Florida transportation system!

For additional benefit information available to State of Florida employees, go to https://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 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: Perform technical work in drainage design and permitting for highway projects, with little or no supervision. This includes, but is not limited to, the design of storm sewers, roadside swales/ditches, retention/detention ponds, exfiltration trenches, and pollution control structures. Additional work includes the documentation of all supporting drainage calculations and computer applications required for design and permitting purposes. This position requires significant coordination with the roadway designer to ensure all project schedules are maintained, and all drainage and permitting problems are resolved.


Completes phase reviews of highway projects designed by consultants with regards to drainage design and permitting. This includes coordination with Florida Department of Transportation (Department) project managers and consultants; making recommendations for improved drainage design and enforcement of Department drainage criteria; establishing permits requirements for each project and completing the required reviews of the permit sketches and applications.


Assist in the preparation of Project Development & Environmental (PD&E) reports. This includes collecting drainage data, evaluating floodplain impacts, defining drainage areas, determining outfall locations, establishing permit criteria, defining the involved permit agencies, making recommendations on alternatives and computing cost estimates.


Respond to drainage inquires (flooding problems) made by the public, Department staff, local government, and others. This includes collection of all relevant drainage data, and development of recommendations for resolution with all supporting drainage calculations and potential permitting needs.


Assist in the preparation of Bridge Hydraulics Reports and Bridge Hydraulics Recommendation Sheets. Also, include assisting in performing hydraulic studies and preparing reports such as Location Hydraulics Reports and Pond Siting Reports for PD&E studies and design.


Recommend improvements and innovations to the District Drainage Engineer on any drainage and permit work process. This may include changes/revisions to the drainage databases, management of our resources, processing of phase reviews, or any other process overseen by the Drainage section.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of basic stormwater management; Department criteria for use in review and design; computer aided design and drawing software, including Microstation and Geopak; basic environmental permitting. Skill in using a personal computer and software, including word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs; verbal and written communication; interpreting maps, aerials, and construction plans; negotiating both internally and externally with other agencies; managing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines. Ability to work independently; perform field reviews; present information in an organized manner; perform as a team member; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; present information in an organized manner.


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


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or its equivalent and four years of continuous employment experience or three years of higher education with a cumulative of 72 semester hours or 108 quarter hours.


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.

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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. 

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