Date:  Jul 12, 2024


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Requisition No: 805676 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: PROJECT COST ACCOUNTANT - 55000714

Position Number: 55000714 

Salary:  $36,715.17 - $47,513.75 

Posting Closing Date: 07/25/2024 



900 / General Accounting Office





CONTACT PERSON:  Sierra Waynick

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: (850) 414-4368



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)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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 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.


POSITION DESCRIPTION: Conduct financial analysis for Federal projects and related Financial Projects for all funding sources and make the final billing adjustments to close the Federal Projects in the Federal Program Management (FPM) Subsystem and Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Fiscal Management Information System (FMIS). Reconcile the participating and nonparticipating costs for expenditures retainage and revenue in the Project Cost Management Subsystem (PCM) to FPM by Federal Fund. This analysis includes, but is not limited to, coordinating authorization requests with the Districts and the Federal Aid Management Office. It also includes the analysis of eligible Indirect Cost specific to the Federal Project and related Financial Projects.


Analyze and monitor the corrections of the Project Cost Errors in the Project Cost Management Subsystem (PCM) with all Districts as well as all Central Offices. Complete corrections in PCM for Central Office errors. At a minimum, submit a weekly request for the creation of the correction file and submit to the Florida Accounting Information Resource (FLAIR) system for processing.


Track Federal projects submitted to the Office of Comptroller in a Ready Final Voucher status and ensure timely closing of Federal Projects. Maintain the Final Voucher (FV) system with current information related to each assigned Federal Project. Assist in system/procedure documentation requests for the PCM/Final Voucher team, including, but not limited to, special studies and analyses for the Department's project cost function and regular monthly/quarterly reports related to the position.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of basic accounting and budgeting principles. Skilled in working and testing an accounting system. Ability to prepare and maintain a variety of accounting records and reports. Ability to interpret, analyze and reconcile accounting data. Ability to formulate accounting system requirements and develop testing methods to verify accounting system components. Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations and policies. Skilled in performing work that requires a high level of attention to detail. Ability to use sound judgment and work independently. Ability to work in a team environment with shared tasks and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to work timely and accurately under pressure and handle difficult situations. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to utilize problem solving techniques and analyze processes for best practice methods. Knowledge of MicroSoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Four years of work-related experience in accounting and auditing related field.  A college degree in a business-related field can be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required 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. 

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