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Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: MIDWAY, FL, US, 32343

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Requisition No: 54004 

Agency: Department of Transportation


Position Number: 55006002 

Salary:  $66,469.44 - $86,019.28 

Posting Closing Date: 02/18/2019 



392 / Midway Operations Center








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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.  

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 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:  Supervises employees spending majority of their time communicating with, motivating, training, and evaluating employees, and planning and directing employees’ work.  Perform advanced engineering work on multiple mid-size to major projects of moderate complexity. Reviews, monitors and coordinates the preparation, scheduling and execution of work order driven, asset maintenance and other performance based contracts.  Administer all contract requirements including, but not limited to: complete Asset Maintenance Monitoring Plan as required, enforcement of the Maintenance Rating Program (MRP) payment retainage and/or penalties as required.  Ensure timely encumbrance and expenditure of funds within the fiscal year time frame.  Coordinate between the State Maintenance Office, Department of Corrections, District Maintenance Office, Districts Contracts Office and local maintenance and construction offices to ensure the development and implementation of the Maintenance Contract Program.  Monitor assigned projects and monitors to ensure the administration is in accordance with the contract documents, and all department policies and procedures.  Review contractor’s technical proposals and serves as an advisor to Technical Review Committees.

Directs and supervises the Contracts section, providing management, technical and engineering guidance in the preparation of all local and District Maintenance Contracts.  Acquires and assembles information for maintenance contracts, emergency contracts, and special reports that are required or requested.  Develops and implements the maintenance contracts program for the unit.  Oversees the preparation of specifications, other contract documents and engineering reports.  Signs and seals all engineering documents prepared under direct oversight. Ensures that maintenance contracts assigned to the maintenance section are properly administered in accordance with the contract documents and Department procedures.  Makes field inspections as needed of these items and any other special project items.  Coordinates the Emergency Management Program of the unit.  Ensures proper resources are assigned and accounted for during natural disasters and other emergency situations. Ensures cost accounting measures are followed and properly documented to maximize the potential for reimbursement from federal partners.

Directs and supervises the Permits section, providing management, and technical and engineering guidance to assure the Department's permit issuance and project inspection goals are met for all permits within the state highway system.  Coordinates with other department personnel, utility organizations, engineering consultants, developers, and other government agencies to assure compliance with federal and state laws, rules, policies, and procedures.  Ensures all permits received, reviewed and processed at the local unit are done so in accordance with Department rules and procedures and applicable State of Florida Statute and Administrative Code.

Oversees a system of conducting and tracking Quality Assurance Reviews (QARs) on all active Operations Center construction projects.  These responsibilities include providing coordination between Construction and Maintenance units, making sure all activities are in compliance with contract documents, provide coordination of warranty requirements, implements a system that will reduce time and money impacts caused by utility conflicts, and meets Maintenance Rating Program (MRP) standards.  Also ensures that all Operations Center projects meet the Department goals as tracked on the Unit Business Plan.  Oversees the Plan Reviews for all roadway and bridge designs at initial and final development.  Contributes design input to resolve and avoid future design problems related to construction.

Attend project scope, pre-construction, and project progress meetings.  Manage and monitor respective projects for satisfactory performance and compliance with Department specifications, policies and procedures.  Coordinate and facilitate the issuance of work documents and work orders for contracts.  Review reports of inspection; verify, prepare and process pay estimates and all other required project correspondence. Review and approve invoices.  Develop contract modifications.  Review and make recommendations for further action with respect to contract claims. Coordinates Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approval and field inspections when necessary.  Recommend final acceptance of projects.  Perform contractor performance evaluations and in-depth engineering reviews.  Prepare and process project close-outs.

Monitor EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) compliance and DBE’s (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) usage to assure contract requirements are met by the contractor. Develop and maintain files. Attend Quality Assessment Reviews and draft responses to reports.  Assist in handling all Disputes Review Board (DRB) hearings and make recommendations to the Operations Engineer.

Review Work Program Design and Construction Projects within the limits of Asset Maintenance Contract limits.  Act as liaison between the Asset Contractor, the Design Project Manager or other Department Units within the project limits.

Manage public relations and resolution of customer concerns related to assigned projects under contract.  Maintain contact with elected officials, general public, and representatives conducting business with the Department.  Provide timely and accurate written and verbal responses while promoting courteous, professional, and respectful interactions with all customers.  Ensure compliance with Department policies and procedures.   Provide engineering support in resolving project related problems.  Provide technical assistance and related coordination activities with other entities within project limits.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of engineering concepts, principles, and terminology.  Knowledge of construction plans, contract specifications and contract administration.  Knowledge of budget administration.  Knowledge of roadway construction and maintenance contracting procedures.  Skill in using engineering tools, equipments and/or instruments.  Skill in conflict resolution.  Skill in reviewing, analyzing, and negotiating contracts, claims, or time extensions.  Skill in processing contractor/vendor payments throught various computer applications.  Ability to develop and implement department programs, policies, and procedures.  Ability to monitor and inspect engineering projects.  Ability to evaluate and analyze data.  Ability to work with the public, elected officials, representatives, consultants, and Department employees to maintain effective working relationships.  Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.  Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and schedule work assignments.  Ability to provide direction, support, and training to department staff.

REQUIRED LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: A Professional Engineer’s License in accordance with Florida Statute 471.

OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: The incumbent of this position is required to work with or around Department of Correction inmates.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee