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Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: FORT MYERS, FL, US, 33913

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Requisition No: 53961 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: PROJECT MANAGER IV - 55011844

Position Number: 55011844 

Salary:  $50,385.24 - $65,204.43 

Posting Closing Date: 02/25/2019 



158 / Consultant Project Management






CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: (239) 225-1925

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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.

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.  

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Manages design projects with general supervision.  These projects are assigned to consultant firms and are rural highway capacity projects, interstate resurfacing projects, urban arterial resurfacing projects, bridge rehabilitation, bridge replacement, mobility (rail, park and ride lot).   These projects are characterized as crossing multiple discipline areas with similar or related functions; utilizing new or multiple project management techniques; possessing an increased level of project visibility, impact, and risk; and requiring reporting and communication with the department senior management. Coordinates phases of work between consultants and other disciplines (Right of Way, Testing Lab, Traffic Operations, Planning, Drainage, etcetera) to maintain schedules and projected production letting dates.  Coordinates review of work packages of consultants such as Line & Grade submittals, Initial Plans Review, Final Plans Review, Structure Plans, Bridge Development Report, Bridge Hydraulic Recommendation, Pond Siting Report, Pavement Constructability, and other various technical report and submittals as required from the Design consultant.

Serves as a contract manager for design projects assigned to consultant firms.  Develops contract scope of services and coordinates activities related to initiation, advertisement, and execution of contracts.  Coordinate with discipline Project Managers for the preparation of project-specific scope of services, staff hour estimates, consultant staff hour negotiations, contract execution and maintenance.  Coordinates, reviews and approves invoices.  Prepares, coordinates and negotiates Supplemental Agreements as required.  Coordinates with Professional Services Unit to ensure all contractual processing meets Department criteria.

Monitors projects for construction costs increases throughout the design phase.  Teams with Program Management Department to ensure Work Program implementation.  Attends meetings and field reviews, communicates with public and private parties as required.  Provides periodic project status reports to management.

Stays up-to-date on current design processes and procedures, administrative and engineering policies relative to consultant contracts and plans production.  Advises and assists consultants in application and determination of geometric design, traffic analysis, plans quantity calculations, cost analysis, pavement structure design and interpretation of engineering policy and overall plans preparation.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of Florida Department of Transportation (Department) Project Management policies and procedures; knowledge of principles, practices, laws and regulations governing the project development and design of transportation facilities; knowledge of engineering design, construction, production and/or operations; knowledge of problem solving and research techniques; skill in using engineering tools, equipment and/or instruments; skill in monitoring project schedules and coordinating phases of design; skill in working with the public, consultants, government officials and regulatory agencies to maintain effective working relationships; skill in reviewing, analyzing and negotiating contracts, claims or time extensions; skill in managing multiple priorities and making timely decisions in order to keep projects within budget and meet department requirements; skill in communicating effectively orally and in writing; skill in developing scope of services and staff hour estimates and negotiating staff hours; skill in reviewing technical data; skill in preparing and reviewing technical reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; ability to utilize a personal computer.

OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Employee will be required to be responsive to emergency situations within a very short timeframe and serve on the Transportation Emergency Management Team.  A high school diploma or its equivalent and four years of continuous employment experience or three years of higher education with a cumulative of 72 semester hours or 108 quarter hours.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  A high school diploma or its equivalent and four years of continuous employment experience or three years of higher education with a cumulative of 72 semester hours or 108 quarter hours.

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 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 Myers
Nearest Secondary Market: Cape Coral