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Date: Jan 7, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 51103 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: ENGINEERING SPECIALIST IV - 37002260

Position Number: 37002260 

Salary:  $50,000 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 01/28/2019 






LOCATION:     Division of Recreation and Parks      

                         Bureau of Design and Construction

                         3900 Commonwealth Blvd., MS 520

                         Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000

                         Contact Person:


POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Bureau of Design and Construction is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong professional design and project management skills to join our dynamic team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This professional position provides proactive project management for specific projects, which are funded for design or construction implementation.  Duties include, but not limited to the following:

  • Manage the planning and design of park infrastructure, including roadways, facilities, drainage structures, etc.
  • Conducts onsite project inspections.
  • Serves as liaison to consulting engineers and to city, county, state and federal agencies on problems relating to shoreline stability, design or erosion improvements.
  • Reviews proposed facility construction plans and specifications for compliance with appropriate codes and regulations to assure quality of the finished product.
  • Extensive verbal and written communications are required.
  • Project site visits are required.
  • Completes construction site permit applications for related engineering projects prepared by other staff members.
  • Advises Department staff on matters related to drainage, sewage disposal, water supply and solid waste disposal in matters related to park development.
  • Participates in onsite construction conferences with Division staff and contractors by providing pertinent engineering information.
  • Proactive management of projects requiring architectural or engineering consulting services from design through construction phase.This includes development and proactive management of scopes of work, schedule and budget; negotiation of design fees with professional design consultants; contract management; cost estimating; tracking, reporting and communication of project status and other details; coordinate and participate in obtaining of environmental construction permits and zoning requests; coordinates research topography studies, survey and testing and needs resource inventories and analysis necessary to prepare detailed site plans.
  • Use of state vehicle for site inspections and meetings.
  • Provide consultation to customers, co-workers and internal and external partners on matters pertaining to site planning, design and related developing projects.
  • Represent the Division in matters pertaining to site planning, design, and related development programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION: Knowledge of: the principles of land use, site planning and design; basic building construction. Skill in: Professional design project management; architecture/engineering services; Microsoft Office; contract management. Ability to: plan, direct and proactively manage approximately 15-20 projects simultaneously at various stages of completion; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; conduct routine onsite project inspections; understand and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; develop accurate and timely project cost estimates; draft detailed specifications; review, analyze and evaluate data; take the lead on assignments and other responsibilities; work well independently and as a team; maintain a positive, can-do attitude; produce timely and effective results; provide quality solutions/ recommendations; apply problem solving techniques; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; maintain a valid driver's license; travel periodically. Degree in Engineering or related field or a minimum of 10 years’ experience in professional design project management, engineering, construction or related field required. 

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES FOR THE POSITION: Knowledge and experience: in successfully managing public entity, multi-million dollar design projects. Licensed Professional Engineer in accordance with Florida Statute.

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