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Date: Oct 11, 2019

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Requisition No: 74181 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: STRUCTURES DESIGNER IV - 55007815

Position Number: 55007815 

Salary:  $52,955.08 - $68,531.03 

Posting Closing Date: 11/01/2019 



545 / Structures Design



CONTACT PERSON:  Marybel Sulsona




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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: Performs structural analysis, prepares Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) produced contract plan sheets, design calculations, cost estimates, quantities and other engineering functions required for the production of simple short span bridges, miscellaneous highway structures, retaining walls, box culverts and sound barrier walls under the guidance of Technical Professionals. Prepares engineering reports and other documents associated with structural projects.  Performs quality control of in-house design calculations and contract plans.  Performs field reviews of project sites.


Reviews and evaluates consultant produced reports, plans and design calculations for structures. Ensures plans and designs are produced in accordance with American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Florida Department of Transportation (Department) and other approved design specifications. Coordinates responses to State Structures Design Office and FHWA as necessary. Identifies and analyzes commonly occurring errors and brings them to the attention of the Technical Professional.


Provides technical assistance and support for post-design activities. Assists Technical Professionals with the review and evaluation of contractor re-designs, review of shop drawings, resolution of construction issues and other administrative issues related to post-design activities.


Provides technical assistance and support for preliminary engineering and consultant acquisition activities. Assists with the development of scopes of services, staff-hours, project schedules and construction cost estimates.


Provides technical assistance to District staff as needed in support of Project Development & Engineering, Value Engineering, Construction and Maintenance activities.  Assists with managing the miscellaneous structures design contract. Attends technical training as required.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of Department Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, Structures Manual, Soils and Foundations Handbook, Bridge Load Rating Manual, Plans Preparation Manual, Design Standards, Basis of Estimates Manual, Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) Production Criteria Handbook. Knowledge of American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Load-And-Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Bridge Design Specifications, Standard Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires and Traffic Signals, Manual for Bridge Evaluation. Knowledge of structural engineering practices and principles. Skilled in utilizing Computer Aided Design and Drafting software. Skilled in utilizing Microsoft Programs (Excel, Word, etcetera). Ability to solve engineering problems. Ability to utilize structural design/analysis software and MathCAD. Ability to read and interpret structures and roadway construction plans. Ability to prepare project scopes of services and staff hour estimates. Ability to effectively coordinate and communicate with others, verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


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.  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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