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Date: Apr 9, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 330521 

Agency: Department of Transportation


Position Number: 55000590 

Salary:  $131,656.93 - $145,515.55 

Posting Closing Date: 04/12/2021 



974 / Assistant Secretary for Finance and Administration









The State of Florida offers an excellent benefits package including paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, several low-premium healthcare options, tuition waivers, and training opportunities for professional growth and development.  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.


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.  


This position requires a valid Class E driver license with an acceptable driving record in accordance with the Department's Drivers 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 license for moving violations in the past 3 years; and
  4. 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 license confirmed.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Oversees and supervises the finance and administration office directors, as authorized by the Secretary of Transportation and ensures accomplishment of the following:
•  Management, safeguarding and accounting for the Department’s financial resources and information.
•  Serve as the primary liaison with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on financial administration of federally funded projects; develops the annual obligation authority plan.
•  Development, maintenance and modification of accounting systems which accurately reflect the revenues and expenditures of the Department and includes a cost accounting system to properly identify, segregate, allocate, and report Department costs. 
•  Development and administration of the Department’s work program and budget, ensuring that such is balanced to a 36 month forecast of cash and expenditures and a 5 year financial plan.
•  Oversight of the Department’s innovative financial programs including Public/Private Partnerships.


Assists the Secretary of Transportation in planning, directing, coordinating and executing the powers, duties and functions vested in the finance and administration program areas of the Department.

Serves as a member of the Executive Board which is the highest level advisory body for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) providing a forum to address statewide issues such as policy, procedures, annual legislative packages, strategic plans, and the Florida Transportation Plan (FTP).  The Executive Board is the principal advisory group to the Secretary of Transportation on matters related to the operation of FDOT.

Makes recommendations concerning more effective internal structuring of the finance and administration program areas of the Department.  In conjunction with the Secretary, establishes the policies and procedures necessary to accomplish the mission of the finance and administration program areas of the Department.  Exercises the associated delegated authority to ensure accomplishment and/or adherence of said policies and procedures.  Ensures these policies and procedures are established in accordance with appropriate rules, laws and statutes.

Prioritizes transportation needs, and prepares program and resource plans.  Ensures that transportation programs are addressed in the proper order of the most pressing needs within the State of Florida.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following Executive Core Qualifications designed to assess executive experience and potential:

LEADING PEOPLE – This core competency emphasizes the ability to develop and implement strategies to maximize employee performance excellence and foster high ethical standards in meeting the Department’s vision, mission and goals.

LEADING CHANGE – This core competency requires the ability to develop and implement an organizational vision and to incorporate that vision into the State’s Transportation goals and the Department’s core values. Inherent in this ability is the need to balance change with stability and continuity while striving to improve customer service within the basic government framework.  It also involves the ability to foster a work environment that encourages creative thinking and the ability to maintain focus, intensity and persistence, even under adversity and in the face of specific as well as institutional resistance to change.

COMMUNICATING AND BUILDING COALITIONS – This core competency involves the ability to explain and advocate facts and ideas in convincing manner while communicating and negotiating with individuals and groups.  It also includes the ability to develop a professional network with other organizations and individuals to assist in solving issues and identifying the internal and external forces that impact the work of the organization.

BUSINESS JUDGMENT – This core competency involves applying principles of management generally used in the private sector to manage a public sector operation.  The public sector leader must be able to manage and apply financial, human resources, and technology management to accomplish the organization’s mission.  The bottom-line of this core competency is effective and efficient decision-making.

RESULTS DRIVEN – This core competency stresses accountability and continuous improvement. It includes the ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.


OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: This position requires a Level II Background Check.

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