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Date:  Mar 3, 2023

DELAND, FL, US, 32720

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Requisition No: 688483 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: ROADWAY DESIGNER IV - 55009586

Position Number: 55009586 

Salary:  $53,786.00 - $69,605.41 

Posting Closing Date: 03/27/2023 



552 / Roadway Design





CONTACT PERSON:  Carmen Aponte



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)

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

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: Oversees / coordinates developing and preparing contract plans and specifications.  Utilizes computer aided drafting and design (CADD) software in plans preparation and development.  Ensures plans and specifications have been developed in accordance with appropriate design criteria, policy and procedures.  Assembles roadway design plans, signing and pavement marking plans, signalization plans, lighting plans, No Passing Zone Studies (NPZ), typical section packages, scopes of work, design exceptions and variations, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), and utility conflict reports to be used in phase reviews and other submittals on designated projects.


Performs complex engineering/ geometric calculations in the development of project design.  Develops alignment and grade including horizontal curves and vertical curves.  Determines bid items, associated quantities, and compiles quantity summaries.  Develops special designs as required for intersections, maintenance of traffic, profile grades and other roadway design components with minimal supervision.


Develops and updates project schedules with minimal supervision.  Coordinates all related engineering functions by Department support offices. Provides independent technical support and design services for projects under construction.  Performs Quality Control reviews, permits reviews, and Local Agency Program (LAP) reviews, as required to ensure plans have been developed in accordance with appropriate Federal and Department design criteria, policy and procedures.


Prepares and presents design details and concepts at public meetings, local agency workshops and internal staff meetings.  Responds to log letters and public records requests and communicates with public and other agency officials in writing and verbally.  Assists in field reviews and field evaluation, data collection, and customer service request documentation.


Provides technical guidance and knowledge of the design process as a primary member in a design group. Guides and supports designers in the completion of engineering assignments related to design processes, criteria evaluation, scope development and accurate estimate creation.  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: 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.  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 use a personal computer (PC).  Ability to prepare and present design information.


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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