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Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32310

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Requisition No: 512140 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: ENGINEERING SPECIALIST IV - 55010041

Position Number: 55010041 

Salary:  $52,995.58-$68,582.51 

Posting Closing Date: 01/28/2022 



986 / Structures Design Office





CONTACT PERSON:  Christina Freeman




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.


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.



Provides detailed reviews of bridge testing and research projects and the associated reports.


Assists lead engineer with bridge test and associated bridge load ratings. Preforms preliminary structural analysis of the bridge to determine the critical members, sections, loadings and post-processing of data to derive the pertinent values. Writes all or portions of the final report under the direction of the lead engineer.


Acts as Project Manager on contracted research projects keeping track of progress and budget.


Assists Research Project Managers. Provides the logistics for in-house testing and coordinates the personnel and equipment for multiple tests. Performs the design of test specimens and the testing apparatus.


Assists in the purchase of testing equipment and the maintence of the lab equipment.


Writes research and bridge test reports.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of structural design codes for bridges and highway appurtenances; Skills in interpretation and application of various structural design codes, including American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Bridge Design Specifications; Ability to design bridges and the structural components for highway appurtenances; Ability to perform bridge load ratings in accordance with AASHTO Manual for Bridge Evaluation (MBE);Excellent computer skills, in particular those that relate to the analysis, design, and detailing of structures; Knowledge of structural testing including dynamic, static, and fatigue testing; Knowledge and understanding of the data acquisition equipment and transducers used in structural testing and their abilities and limitations; Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally including the preparation of written reports and oral presentation relative to ongoing and completed work; Ability to work effectively with a group as part of a team; Ability to be proactive and work independently; Ability to establish and maintain a good working relationship with others; Ability to work on ladders and scaffolding and carry equipment weighing 50 pounds; Knowledge of and competent with hand tools such as screwdrivers, wrenches, etc.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or its equivalent and two years of educational or work 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.  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