Date:  Sep 19, 2023

MIAMI, FL, US, 33172

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Requisition No: 806244 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: FMS/AMS SPECIALIST III - 55008043

Position Number: 55008043 

Salary:  $51,270.08 - $66,349.51 

Posting Closing Date: 10/06/2023 


662 / Traffic Operations






CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: (305) 470-5757



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)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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

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.


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 manages contractual services contracts, Work Program projects, and other types of agreements (maintenance and operations) that support traffic operations. This includes project management responsibilities associated with procuring contracts; issuing task work orders; reviewing contract deliverables; reviewing and processing invoices; coordinating Department personnel and other agencies associated with work under the contract; preparing contract correspondence; maintaining project files; and actively participating in project meetings. Participates on contract-related Technical Review Committees (TRCs).


Performs engineering review and analysis for freeway and/or arterial management that includes signal operating plan development. Assists in development of Freeway Management System (FMS)/Arterial Management System (AMS) network maintenance and operations performance reports.


Participates in meetings, on committees, task teams, and other groups with internal and external customers to represent traffic operations interests. Provides useful commentary and review of work products, as well as developing correspondence and follow-up contact as needed.


Assists in the management of the Traffic Operations and Intelligent Transportation Systems budget.


Provides support during the project implementation phase. This includes attendance at project meetings; interaction with project Construction Engineering Inspection (CEI), contractors, vendors and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); and participation in project acceptance testing.


Oversees the maintenance of the AMS/FMS field devices and systems. Updates and ensures the accuracy of the AMS/FMS inventory system.


Utilizes the maintenance management system to identify, program, and track maintenance resources.


Develops and manages the AMS/FMS maintenance budget forecast plan.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of traffic engineering principles and practices; Knowledge of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices; Knowledge of management principles and practices; Knowledge of traffic operations analysis and study techniques; Skill in effective oral communications; Skill in use of personal computers and ability to use Microsoft Office® (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook); Skill in effective written communications; Skill in interpreting and disseminating traffic engineering related data; Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret engineering data; Ability to manage workload to produce on-time resolutions to problems; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.


OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: State Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS) Level II - Background check. The incumbent may be required to work extra hours. During a declared emergency event, the incumbent will be required to assist the District as needed. Responsible for adhering to the provisions and requirements of Section 215.422, Florida Statutes (FS) related State Comptroller's rules and Department of Transportation invoice's processing and warrant distribution procedures.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma and three years of engineering, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), or traffic signal experience; or An associate of arts or science degree in engineering technology and one year of engineering, ITS, or traffic signal experience; or A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in engineering technology; or Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and has an Engineer in Trainee (EIT) certification in either Florida or another State; or An active International Municipal and Signal Association (IMSA) Traffic Signals, Traffic Signal Inspector, or Fiber Optics in ITS certification; or An active Registered Communication Distribution Designer (RCDD) certification; or A high school diploma and three years of contract experience; or An associate of arts or science degree and one year of contract experience.


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. 

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