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PLANNING SPECIALIST III - 55001906

Date:  Feb 8, 2023
Location: 

FORT MYERS, FL, US, 33913 BARTOW, FL, US, 33830


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Requisition No: 780842 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: PLANNING SPECIALIST III - 55001906

Position Number: 55001906 

Salary:  $53,588.66 - $69,350.03 

Posting Closing Date: 02/28/2023 

STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

JOB POSTING DESCRIPTION

 139 / Metropolitan Planning Office

OPEN COMPETITIVE

CAREER SERVICE

 

CONTACT PERSON:  Victoria Peters

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: (863) 272-2368

CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: victoria.peters@dot.state.fl.us

ANTICIPATED BI-WEEKLY HIRING SALARY: $2,220.92

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 http://www.mybenefits.myflorida.com

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male candidates 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: Maintains a positive working relationship with the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) and local governments. Acts as the Department’s representative on MPO committees and other committees associated with Economic Development Councils, Regional Planning Councils, local governments, and Chambers of Commerce as needed. Resolves issues related to Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) projects working with local governments and appropriate department staff. Provide briefings and status reports to the District Secretary, Director of Transportation Development, district managers, Public Information Office and others as need Respond to correspondence in a timely matter.

 

Oversees development of scope of services, request for consultant services, and review of consultant services. Serve on consultant selection committees and manage consultant progress reports. Ensure MPOs and local government development of transportation project priorities for input of the FDOT Work Program. Works with MPOs to develop and amend Transportation Improvement Programs (TIP) as consistent with state and federal requirements. Review and refine Tentative Work Program to include performing technical applications and reviews, develop code sheets/Input into Project Suite Enterprise Edition (PSEE) coordinates with MPOs and local governments for clarification on project scope, and obtain needed information and data from MPO and local governments in order to complete program projects.

 

Resolves planning issues and concerns in coordination with MPOs. Develops and maintains the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) in coordination with MPOs, including review of UPWP and processing amendments. Establish schedule and conduct annual joint certification review of MPO planning process, as well as prepare a summary of findings and certification statements.

 

Provide support to coordinate staff and consultant efforts with the state and federal agencies, MPOs, local governments and the public. Participate in development of public involvement workshops and public hearings.

 

Respond to internal and external requests for information. Respond to requests and assignments from the District Secretary, Director of Transportation Development and Work Program.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: KNOWLEDGE OF TECHNICAL TERMS AND CONCEPTS IN THE FIELD OF TRANSPORTATION PLANNING; KNOWLEDGE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND COORDINATION OF ACTIVITIES AND PRODUCTS PERTAINING TO THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS (MPO’S); KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROGRAM MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES RELATIVE TO MPO’S; KNOWLEDGE OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, KNOWLEDGE OF LOCAL PLANNING PROCESS, SKILL IN PROCESS ANALYSIS, SKILL IN ANALYZING DETAILED DATA RELATING TO THE PLANNING/ PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, ABILITY TO INDEPENDENTLY PLAN, COORDINATE AND COMPLETE PROJECTS; ABILITY TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE ORALLY AND IN WRITING, ABILITY TO ORGANIZE, PLAN AND COMPLETE VARIOUS TYPES OF MEETINGS.

 

OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Employee will be required to be responsive to emergency situations within a very short timeframe and serve in the Transportation Emergency Management Team.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: An associates degree and one (1) year of professional experience in the field of transportation, planning, public administration, administrative, or logistics is required. Professional or nonprofessional experience (including internships or co-ops) as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis to meet a three (3) year requirement for education and experience.

 

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 candidate 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. 


Nearest Major Market: Fort Myers
Nearest Secondary Market: Cape Coral