Date:  Mar 30, 2024

DELAND, FL, US, 32720

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Requisition No: 809543 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: STRUCTURES ENGINEER II - 55007815

Position Number: 55007815 

Salary:  $ 79,712.53 - $ 103,157.39 

Posting Closing Date: 04/30/2024 



Cost Center 545 / Structures Design




CONTACT PERSON:  Marybel Sulsona




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:  Reviews Category 1 highway structures plans and other technical documents such as Design Variations, Design Exceptions, typical section packages and maintenance permits. Assists Central Office with the reviews of moderately complex Category 2 structures plans, continuous post-tensioned girders, and post-tensioned substructure components. Reviews contractor-initiated submittals and provides recommendations to construction personnel. 


Performs structural analysis and design, quantity calculations and prepares plans for Category 1 bridges and other highway structures for in-house Department projects. Completes Quality Assurance/Quality Control reviews of design calculations and plans. As a registered professional engineer, this position oversees and/or signs and seals plans, reports and other documents as required. 


Assists with the development of scopes of services and staff hour estimates for Department and Consultant design projects. Negotiates staff hours for consultant design projects. Assists with the development of Requests for Proposals (RFP) for non-conventional bid projects. Provides structural engineering support for and serves on Technical Review Committees and Value Engineering Studies as required.


Provides structural engineering support to Department and Consultant staff in areas of highway structures plans, analysis, and design. Provides guidance and clarification of design standards, criteria, and plans preparation.  Identifies and solves moderately complex structural engineering design issues.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of Florida Department of Transportation (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; 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; structural engineering practices and principles; Computer Aided Design and Drafting software.  Skilled in solving engineering problems; utilizing structural design/analysis software, MathCAD and Microsoft Programs (Excel, Word, etcetera); reading and interpreting structures and roadway construction plans; preparing project scopes of services and staff hour estimates.  Ability to effectively coordinate and communicate with others, verbally and in writing; adapt to other section needs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


REQUIRED LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: Registration as a Professional Engineer, in accordance with Florida Statue 471. 


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


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Registration as a Professional Engineer, in accordance with Florida Statue 471. 


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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