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Date:  May 19, 2023

DELAND, FL, US, 32720

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Requisition No: 795192 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: TRAFFIC DESIGN ENGINEER II - 55012630

Position Number: 55012630 

Salary:  $67,061.12 - $86,784.98 

Posting Closing Date: 06/14/2023 



Cost Center 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)
  • 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


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:  Provides guidance and extensive knowledge of all applicable design standards and traffic plans design criteria.  Performs independently in the development and preparation of detailed component plans and specifications for signing and pavement markings, signalization, Lighting, and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Plans.  Includes the design of signal head assemblies, railroad preemptions, signal system layouts, No Passing Zone Studies (NPZ), and overhead and ground-mounted signs with the use of utility conflict reports in phase reviews.  Assists engineers and designers in plans preparation using computer aided drafting and design (CADD). 


Oversees designers and prepares highway signing and pavement marking, signalization, and lighting component plans.  Utilizes current Department highway design, signing and pavement marking, signalization, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), and lighting software, standards, and criteria.  Performs Quality Assurance/Control reviews as required to ensure plans have been developed in accordance with appropriate design criteria, policy and procedures.


Coordinates all activities required to design traffic control devices, traffic signal systems, lighting, and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) systems.  Responsible for acquiring all necessary information needed to select acceptable and economically feasible solutions and identifies potential problems as well as providing solutions to those problems.  Obtains input pertinent to local requirements and ordinances from municipalities and other governmental agencies.  Assists in field reviews and field evaluation, data collection, Local Agency Program (LAP) reviews, and customer service request documentation.


Guides and monitors the work of designers within Traffic Design.  Coordinate tasks accordingly to distribute workload within Traffic Design.  Provides training to the Office of Design in the design and development of complex signing and pavement marking, signalization, lighting, and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) plans.  Provides designers with guidance in the designing of overhead guide signs and ground mounted signs using appropriate computer software.  Trains Design staff in the design of Traffic Management Sites and multi-post signs.  Represents supervisor concerning design related issues as needed and provides guidance.


Provides technical knowledge and expertise of the design process as a senior member in a design group to in-house and consultant designers.  Guides and directs junior engineers in the completion of engineering assignments related to design processes, criteria evaluation scope development and accurate estimate creation.  Reviews shop drawings thoroughly and maintains shop drawing files.  Signs and seals plans and documents as needed.  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:  Knowledge of and skilled in the engineering process for production of highway construction plans; concepts, terminologies, design principles and analytical techniques of highway design; computer aided drafting and design (CADD) tools and automated office products.  Skilled in the use of Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.  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 prepare construction plans; use a personal computer (PC); guide and direct designers in the design process; be an active part of a group; serve as a representive on design issues.


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


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 Statute 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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