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Date: Dec 4, 2019

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Requisition No: 83124 

Agency: Department of Transportation


Position Number: 55000109 

Salary:  $63,767.34 - $82,522.44 

Posting Closing Date: 12/22/2019 



986 / Structures Design Office






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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: Assists the Area Engineers by performing Category 2 consultant produced bridge design projects from initial concept to preparation of final contract documents.  Ensures that Category 2 bridge plans generated by consultants are in general compliance with the Department's policies and procedures, and ensures that District Structures Offices are following Department policies and procedures on Category 1 projects. 


Reviews project specific design criteria from Request for Proposal and Concept Plan inception through project procurement for design-build and Public Private Partnership (3P) projects that contain Category 2 bridges.  Develops innovative Request for Proposal contracting language which maximize contract flexibility while achieving project objectives.


Provides technical advice and guidance to Districts in resolving complex structural problems that occur during construction.  Performs construction feedback reviews.  Responsible for developing/improving structure policies based on "lessons learned" and feedback obtained from districts and consultants. Develops and implements innovative bridge technologies.


Performs constructability and bid ability reviews of standards, specifications and policies generated by the Technology Group.  Provides innovative engineering design standard concepts for consideration.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of the concepts, terminology, principles and analytical techniques of Technical Design and Plans Review; Skilled in complex bridge design, construction, production and/or operations; Skilled in using engineering software programing tools; Ability to analyze and interpret engineering data; Ability to plan, design, evaluate and investigate complex engineering works and systems; Skilled in the monitoring and inspection of complex engineering projects; Ability to solve complex problems relating to engineering; Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments; Ability to communicate engineering information effectively;  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  


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


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

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