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Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, US, 33309

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Requisition No: 49682 

Agency: Department of Transportation


Position Number: 55007416 

Salary:  $29,553.50 - $38,245.71 

Posting Closing Date: 12/19/2018 





CONTACT PERSON: Brigett Williams 


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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.  


This position requires a valid Class “B” driver's license with an acceptable driving record in accordance with the Department's Driver's Record Requirements Policy. An unacceptable driving record is defined as any of the following:

  1. three (3) or more moving violations in the past 3 years that accumulate 3 or more points per violation;
  2. any 2 convictions of reckless driving in the past 3 years;
  3. a suspension or revocation of the driver's license for moving violations in the past 3 years; and
  4. a suspension or revocation for refusal to take a sobriety test, or any suspension or revocation for a DUI conviction in the past 4 years.

Your driving record will be reviewed and the status of your driver's license confirmed.

A mandatory drug screening will be performed on the successful candidate.


POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Coordinates, participates, and directs the maintenance activity of the chemical herbicide program and/or the assembly and erection of highway signs as needed.  Assists in selecting materials, supplies, equipment, inspecting, planning workloads, work flows, deadlines, work objectives and time utilization with employees.  Maintains records of operation.  Prepares and maintains daily paperwork such as crew activity reports and daily vehicle check lists. Supervises Department of Corrections inmates crew performing maintenance activities.


Operates vehicles and a variety of medium and heavy equipment.  Performs preventative maintenance and pre-trip and post-trip inspections on equipment operated.  Performs light maintenance and servicing work in connection with any type of equipment operated and assists in the repairs of this equipment; checks and adds fluids, checks/adjusts brakes, maintains proper air pressure in all tires, etc. 


Performs manual labor in the maintenance of highways, bridges and other highway facilities while utilizing a variety of hand, pneumatic, and electrical tools. 


Motivates crew members to improve the quality of work performed and assists in the evaluation of others.  Communicates on a regular basis with employees both individually and in crew meetings.  Trains crew members in basic Maintenance of Traffic. 


Performs Maintenance of Traffic.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of:  mathematical calculations; standard safety rules and procedures; the procedures, techniques and use of medium/heavy equipment in the maintenance and repair of highways, bridges and/or other highway structures; crew leading principles and practices.  Skilled in:  operating a variety of hand and power tools; operating and performing minor maintenance on medium/heavy equipment and vehicles; filling out reports and forms and maintaining accurate records; communicating both verbally and in writing, including following oral/written instructions.  Ability to:  train others; read and understand job-related materials; develop and maintain effective working relationships with others; lift, carry, and handle up to 50 pounds; stoop, climb, squat, push, pull, crawl or bend on a frequent basis; work outdoors in various weather conditions, on various terrains and at various heights or in high volume traffic; stand for an extended period of time; work independently and make job related decisions.


OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Due to the nature of this position, the incumbent must respond to emergencies when necessary.  While on-duty status, the positions incumbent must be readily available to operate a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), consistent with the type of Commercial Driver's License (CDL) the incumbent is required to possess, or on a routine basis performs other CMV safety-sensitive functions.  The incumbent of this position is required to work with or around Department of Corrections inmates.  The incumbent must satisfactorily pass a criminal background check to work with or around Department of Corrections inmates. The incumbent must also be trained and must maintain training certification from the Department of Corrections to supervise inmates. Obtains and maintains certification in Maintenance of Traffic - Intermediate Level.  Valid Class "B" CDL with air brakes is required. All herbicide applicators shall be licensed by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs in three areas: core curriculum, right of way, and aquatics. The Department will allow an employee under the direct supervision of a licensed applicator to train and gain experience for a period not to exceed twelve months, after which they shall be licensed.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Certificate of High School Equivalency and a valid Class "B" CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) with air brakes. One year of experience in infrastructure construction or maintenance is a substitute for a High School Diploma or Certificate of High School Equivalency.


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.


A Competitive Area Differential (CAD) additive in the amount of $1,976.00 will be added to the annual salary.


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. 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami