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Date:  Mar 11, 2023


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Requisition No: 713361 

Agency: Management Services


Position Number: 72003836 

Salary:  $65,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 03/31/2023 

Construction Projects Consultant

Division of Real Estate Development and Management

State of Florida Department of Management Services

This position is located in Tallahassee, FL
This advertisement will be used to fill multiple positions


Our Organization and Mission:
The Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing the various business and workforce-related functions of state government. Under the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis and the DMS Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, technology, telecommunications, private prisons, fleet, and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its mission, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Pedro Allende, DMS employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: lead by example, serve with excellence, create efficiencies, and challenge the status quo.


Position Overview and Responsibilities:

The Consultant will be responsible for directing and coordinating project development of each assigned capital outlay project from inception through completion and through expiration of the guarantee period to promote its completion in the most efficient and optimum manner. Additionally, the Consultant will:

Assist the client agency or design professional in the preparation and development of the project program which serves as the descriptive document establishing project scope. Review, evaluate, and approve project programs for assigned projects, ensuring that the defined scope can be achieve within budget limitations and is in accord with established design guidelines and space standards. Participate as a member of the Selection Committee in the selection of qualified professional firms and individuals for planning and/or design of assigned projects.

Coordinate and assist in negotiation of professional contracts for projects. Represent the Division at project planning conferences to ensure the project has begun, developed realistically under existing construction methods and budget limitations. Participate in and chair meetings with architects/engineers and client agencies to ensure sound development of projects. 

Liaise with federal, state, and local agencies for compliance with applicable requirements. Review and maintain project budgets to ensure the project is developed within available funding. Prepare the initial project schedule and follow the architect’s or engineer’s design development, coordinating schedules in conjunction with the design professional and ensure that deadlines are met on schedule. 

Evaluate at the completion of each design phase and during construction. Provide consultant services in their area of expertise and disciplines to the Department and other agencies of state government. Conduct formal bid openings and receive bid submissions from qualified contractors. Analyze and review the architect/engineer's recommendation for award of bid for construction contracts. Coordinate the awarding of contract and issuance of notice to proceed to contractor. 

Review drawings and specifications of projects under construction for desirable changes or corrections for current and future projects. Chair the initial construction conference with architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, client agency representatives and other interested parties. Participate in substantial completion inspections, final inspections, and acceptance of projects for the state.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:.

  • Knowledge of the principles, techniques, materials and equipment used in commercial building construction.
  • Knowledge of building codes, design, construction, production and/or operations.
  • Ability to develop and review various reports.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate commercial building renovations and/or activities.
  • Ability to review and implement renovation / construction contracts.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret renovation / construction data.
  • Ability to monitor and inspect commercial building projects.
  • Ability to communicate project information and schedules effectively.
  • Ability to solve problems relating to renovation / construction projects.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, contractors and Agency Staff.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable State regulations, policies and procedures for commercial construction.
  • Ability to understand current building codes, ADA requirements and Interior Design.
  • Ability to model behaviors of Accountability, Communication, Empowerment, Flexibility, Integrity, Respect, Teamwork.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree from a college or university with a major in civil, construction, mechanical or architectural engineering or architecture and two (2) years of experience in the field of building construction; Or a master's degree from a college or university in one of the areas described above and one (1) year of experience in the field of building construction. Experience in the field of building construction can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to travel statewide as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of state procurement process for design and construction, and the construction bidding process in general.
  • Experience and the ability to review construction drawings, specifications and submittals.
  • Experience managing large construction projects.

Special Notes:
DMS is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following provided email addresses:
An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.

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: Tallahassee