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Date: May 22, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 63680 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: DRAINAGE DESIGN ENGINEER - 55010070

Position Number: 55010070 

Salary:  $68,272.20 - $88,352.26 

Posting Closing Date: 06/21/2019 



960 / Roadway Design Office





CONTACT PERSON:  Carlton Spirio




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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.  

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Revise, maintain and respond to inquiries on the Drainage Manual, Drainage Design Guide, drainage related Standard Plans and drainage related Specifications.  Coordinate these documents with other design manuals to ensure consistency and compliance with the policy and procedures managed by other Sections.  This requires attendance at the statewide District Drainage Engineer’s meetings and working with the District Offices and their Consultants to address complex drainage issues.

Perform complex drainage engineering studies involving data discovery, acquisition and analysis.  Exercise mature engineering judgement in developing creative conclusions and provide recommendations in updating drainage design methodology and/or policy from these studies.

Serve as a technical advisor to Central Office staff, the District Offices and Consultants related to drainage policy rules, criteria manuals, guidelines and standards.

Assist with developing and delivering training courses in drainage design procedures intended for the District Offices and their Consultants.

Assist in identifying research needs to improve statewide drainage policy and procedures in support of the Department’s Work Program.

Participates in Quality Assurance Reviews (QARs) for Drainage policy and procedures.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of the concepts, terminology, principles and analytical techniques of drainage engineering.  Knowledge of the function and interaction of Florida Department of Transportation construction, plans, specifications, standards, and design documents such as the Drainage Manual, Plans Preparation Manual, and Drainage handbooks.  Skill in developing and delivering technical training.  Ability to analyze, interpret, and implement hydraulic studies.  Ability to plan, coordinate, and complete technical assignments.  Ability to be pro-active and work independently.  Ability to analyze and solve problems relating to hydraulic engineering.  Ability to communicate hydraulic engineering information effectively, both through reports and verbally.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  Ability to oversee, review, and manage progress on hydraulic studies and projects.  Ability to lead groups of engineers in completing complex technical assignments and resolution of problems.


REQUIRED LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: Professional Engineer Licensure in the State of Florida, pursuant to Chapter 471, Florida Statutes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Registration as a Professional Engineer in accordance with Florida Statute 471 and two years of post-registration 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.


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.  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