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Date:  Jun 23, 2022


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Requisition No: 626021 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: PLANNING SPECIALIST III - 55002006

Position Number: 55002006 

Salary:  $49,153.81 - $63,610.81 

Posting Closing Date: 06/27/2022 






CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: (954) 777-4593


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!

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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 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: Develops and produces high quality digital maps using various Geographic Information System (GIS) applications.  Manages the office-related elements associated with the District’s GIS database.  Coordinates, develops, implements, and maintains Planning and Environmental Management Office GIS applications.  Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders for developing integrated information systems for the transportation network.


Manages consultant contracts in accordance with applicable rules, laws and procedures.  Prepares contract scopes of service and coordinates contract procurement.  Participates in consultant selection process and negotiations.  Prepares task work orders (TWOs), and contract or TWO supplements, and amendments, and assures timely processing.  Analyzes and negotiates TWO proposals.  Ensures that the quality and timeliness of contract work products meet customer expectations.  Reviews and approves progress reports; approves consultant invoices and/or coordinates approval.


Coordinates Roadway Jurisdiction Transfer requests with local governments and other Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) offices.  Prepares transfer agreements and associated maps and coordinates reviews.  Assures transfer agreements are signed by all parties.  Upon completion of the process, notifies appropriate stakeholders for follow up actions.  Reviews requests related to right-of-way surplus, right-of-way dedications, land leases, land donations, and permitting.


Performs analysis of Traffic Characteristics Inventory (TCI), Roadway Characteristics Inventory (RCI), Geographic Information System (GIS) data for completeness and quality.  Ensures consistency among TCI, RCI, and GIS systems.  Provides data processing in support of transportation planning projects.


Develops, applies and/or coordinates travel demand forecast models for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) mandated Urban Transportation Planning Process.  Assists with conducting travel behavioral and traffic characteristics surveys/analyses; involved with conceptualizing and developing modeling procedures; collaborates to perform model calibration and validation; contributes to population/demography and other socio-economic data analyses.  Coordinates developing and applying modeling procedures.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS) database management and application development; Knowledge of principles of statistical and data analysis; Knowledge of contract management; Knowledge of multi-modal transportation planning processes; Skilled at problem solving and research techniques, including assessing and documenting the pros and cons of alternative strategies; Skilled in using computers and applications for word processing, presentations, and spreadsheet and database analysis; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Ability to compile, organize and analyze data; Ability to communicate accurately and fluently in both written and verbal manner on complex technical issues, concepts, and analysis; Ability to prioritize, schedule, and complete multiple tasks with varying degrees of importance to meet deadlines; Ability to investigate, develop, analyze, and implement innovative technologies and process improvements.


OTHER JOB-RELATED REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION:  Responsible for adhering to the provisions and requirements of Section 215.422, F.S. related State Comptroller's Rules and Department of Transportation's invoice pocessing and warrant distribution procedures. 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and 1 year of professional experience in the field of transportation, planning, public administration, engineering or logistics to which the position is assigned; or Registration as a Professional Engineer in accordance with Florida Statute 471.  A master's degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or transportation can substitute for one year of the required experience.  Professional or nonprofessional experience (including internships or co-ops) as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.


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.  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 Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami