Date:  Jan 27, 2024


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Requisition No: 805896 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: PAVEMENT DESIGN ENGINEER - 55010064

Position Number: 55010064 

Salary:  $68,780.06 - $89,009.49 

Posting Closing Date: 03/01/2024 



960 / Roadway Design Office




CONTACT PERSON:  Mary Jane Hayden




Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including: 


  • Health insurance (over 90% employer paid)
  • $25,000 life insurance policy (100% employer paid)
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurances
  • State of Florida retirement package
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • 10 paid holidays a year
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Tuition waiver for public college courses
  • Training opportunities
  • Flexible work schedules and telework (for designated positions)

Join FDOT and be part of the team that works as one to improve safety, enhance mobility and inspire innovation in the Florida transportation system!


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SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male candidates 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.  


POSITION DESCRIPTION: Develop and maintain Pavement Design Manuals, Procedures, and Standard Plans.  Provide input, develop requests, and review specifications and pay items related to pavements. 


Initiate, supervise and coordinate research efforts by Design, Materials, Traffic, and Planning to ensure accurate input into the pavement design processes.  Monitor and participate in research such as from the Transportation Research Board, Federal Highway Administration, the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, and other States.  Review and evaluate technical literature.  Incorporate findings into Department procedures where appropriate. 


Conducts Quality Assurance Reviews in the field and office to document findings to recommend correction, improvement, or revision to criteria and standards as appropriate.  Requires occasional field work throughout Florida which collects data and takes measurements of roadway features such as roadway cross slopes, pavement condition, etc.  Prepares and/or coordinates the preparation of Department Quality Assurance reports and assists with the interviews sufficient to complete and close out assignments.


Prepare and conduct training courses, both instructor and computer based, in the areas of flexible pavement design, rigid pavement design, and pavement type selection.


Provide assistance to and cross train with the other areas of the Quality Assurance and Engineering Support Section.  This assistance could include any of the following areas: Design Exceptions/Variations, Quality Assurance Review Program, Value Engineering, and Risk Management.


Attend various technical committee meetings and represent the State Pavement Design Engineer when he or she is not available to attend.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of flexible and rigid pavement design principles for new construction, rehabilitation, and preservation.  Knowledge of Florida Department of Transportation's pavement condition ratings and data collection methods.  Knowledge of highway construction specification writing.  Knowledge of pavement construction methods.  Knowledge of the design, execution, and evaluation of research projects.  Knowledge of Design Approval Requests, Design Exceptions, Design Safety Analysis, Benefit-Cost Analysis, Engineering and Safety Studies, and Mitigation Strategies for Roadway Design.  Knowledge of Roadway and Geometric Design principles, policies, procedures, and standards.  Knowledge of the Department’s Quality Assurance Review (QAR) Program.  Knowledge of Value Engineering and Risk Management principles.  Skilled in verbal and written communications.  Ability to conduct meetings and develop and deliver technical training to small and large groups of professional staff.  Ability to plan, coordinate, and complete technical assignments.  Ability to be pro-active and work independently.  Ability to communicate engineering information effectively, both orally and in writing.


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


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Registration as a Professional Engineer in accordance with Florida Statute 471.


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 candidate 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. 

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