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Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 53512 

Agency: Department of Transportation


Position Number: 55009844 

Salary:  $131,656.93 - $145,515.55 

Posting Closing Date: 02/28/2019 



999 / Assistant Secretary for Engineering and Operations






CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: (850) 414-5306


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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.


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 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
  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's license confirmed.


POSITION DESCRIPTION: Oversees and supervises the Engineering and Safety Office heads as authorized by the Secretary of Transportation, to ensure the accomplishment of the following: design of transportation facilities; construction of transportation facilities; maintenance of transportation facilities; safety of transportation facilities; acquisition and management of transportation rights of way, transportation research, weights, safety and hazardous materials for commercial vehicles.


Assists the Secretary of Transportation in planning, directing, coordinating and executing the powers, duties and functions vested in the Districts and Turnpike Enterprise operations.


Develops policies, plans and procedures to ensure safe, economical and environmentally sustainable transportation facilities for the State of Florida through the efficient and effective use of all available resources.


Assists in the development of effective long range plans so that projects built today are an integral and effective part of the solution to tomorrow's transportation problems.


Makes recommendations concerning more effective internal structuring of the Engineering and Operations areas of the Department. Establishes policies and procedures necessary to accomplish the objective of the Engineering and Operations, Motor Carrier Size and Weight (MCSAW), and Safety areas of the Department. Exercises the associated delegated authority to ensure accomplishment and/or adherence to such policies and procedures.


Prioritizes transportation needs effectively in this manner, assures that transportation programs are addressed in the proper order of the most pressing needs within the State of Florida.


Maintains and improves upon the high level of morale and productivity of employees so that product quality and services to the public remain effective and timely.


Serves as the Governor's Highway Safety Representative, overseeing administration of the federally funded safety grant program.


Represents the Secretary of Transportation on various boards, commissions and task forces.


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 a 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.


REQUIRED LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: Registration as Professional Engineer with Chapter 471, Florida Statutes.


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


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