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Date: Feb 8, 2018

Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, US, 33309

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Requisition No: 29404 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: UTILITY COORDINATOR - 55006885

Position Number: 55006885 

Salary:  $37,750.40 - $48,853.45 

Posting Closing Date: 02/23/2018 






CONTACT PERSON:  Marlen Lorences      



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 (E) 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.


POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Monitors, participates and coordinates the utility phase of pre-construction and construction activities.  Reviews plans focusing on potential utility conflicts.  Process field inspections to review utility permits to identify technical issues and provide resolution of construction problems on behalf of the Department.  Assists in the preparation of and attends utility pre-construction meetings and utility handoff meetings.  Expedites resolution of construction utility conflicts issues.


Performs constructability reviews at the field worksite during phase reviews for errors and omissions in accordance with the district and resident guidelines, Plans Preparation Manual and Construction Project Administration Manual (CPAM). Reviews plans for biddability to establish whether a contractor can submit a competitive bid based on provided plans and specifications.  Performs field reviews to verify design information.  Provides written comments to designers by the due date. 


Maintains the State/District website and database information that links utility relocation schedule, utility as-builts, contractor’s Critical Path Method (CPM) schedule, design plans, utility matrix, relocation activities by project and all work for a given construction company.  Database automatically reflects due dates to the utility companies as to when utilities need to be relocated. Acts as liaison between the contractor, utility companies, the Department and other third parties.  Conducts monthly meetings with each construction company and/or utility company to update the database with relevant information such as the start of relocation for each construction project, date of completion and identification of new utilities requiring relocation.


Coordinates with the Construction PM for inspection of utility relocations before construction project begins and  verifies that Daily Work Reports (DWR) are being written in Site Manager format for reimbursable work as required by CPAM.  Files the DWR’s for use in invoice payment verification.  Receives, date stamps and tracks utility reimbursable utility invoices for each construction project for timely response.


Coordinates pre-work meeting with utility company and Construction PM before relocation work begins, to discuss “As Built” requirements, density requirements and bore log submittal requirements.  Also coordinates between General Assigned Contract Manager, Construction Project Manager and Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) team to verify an Inspector is available to oversee reimbursable relocation efforts.


Acts as Utility Coordinator for all projects being supervised by Broward operations center.  Tracks and enforces the utility work schedule, ensures that the requirements of the utility work schedule are followed and completed as stated.  Prior to construction, coordinates with cities, utility companies, Broward County, businesses and other agencies to minimize contractor delays due to utility conflicts during construction. 


Tracks reimbursable utility relocation.  Provides Project Engineer with status reports with any pending issues when contract is executed.  Conducts Quality Assurance checks at the residency level on construction projects.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of concepts, terminology, principles of road and bridge construction.  Knowledge of construction material testing requirements.  Knowledge of proper construction techniques, methods and materials.  Skill in the interpretation of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) standard specifications, roadway, traffic design standards and the Florida Sample Testing Manual.  Skill in dealing effectively with a variety of people.  Skill in the use of personal computers, windows, word processing and spreadsheets.  Skill in using engineering tools, equipment and/or instruments.  Ability to analyze and interpret engineering data. Ability to solve problems relating to engineering.  Ability to effectively communicate (orally and in writing) with contractors, consulting engineers, FDOT staff, local agencies and the public.  Ability to work independently and effectively with little supervision.  Ability to review field decisions involving contract specifications, interpretation, scope and intent of contracts and changed conditions.  Ability to make decisions and engineering judgments regarding plans and specifications.  Ability to organize documentation for on-going construction projects, prepare reports and maintain records.


OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Class E Driver's License required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or its equivalent; 2 years experience in a related field can substitute for the high school diploma or 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 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. 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami