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Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: TAMPA, FL, US, 33612

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Requisition No: 49293 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: FMS/AMS ENGINEER SPECIALIST IV - 55012660

Position Number: 55012660 

Salary:  $54,625.89 - $70,692.32 

Posting Closing Date: 12/19/2018 



762 / Traffic Operations






CONTACT PERSON:  Genelle Schnedl

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: (813) 975-4216


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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:  Develops and programs Freeway Management System (FMS)/Arterial Management System (AMS) projects that facilitate operation of freeway/arterial management systems and incident management.  Develops project Requests for Proposals (RFPs), technical specifications and concept plans.  Identifies and programs project-related Operations and Maintenance (O/M) resources.


Develops and manages professional and contractual services contracts and other types of agreements that support Traffic Operations functions (including, but not limited to, Road Ranger Incident Management Service Patrol program, Rapid Incident Scene Clearance (RISC) program and Traffic Incident Management (TIM) teams. Includes developing documentation for contract funding, RFPs and related documents; participates on technical review committees (TRC); evaluates contract work products; evaluates consultants; and processes/approves invoices.


Performs engineering review and analysis. Develops traffic engineering reports and associated documents for freeway and/or arterial management, including signal operating plan development.  Develops Freeway Management System (FMS)/Arterial Management System (AMS) network maintenance and operations performance reports.  Interprets data and analyzes results using statistical techniques.  Identifies, analyzes, and interprets trends or patterns in complex data sets.


Provides review comments on plan submittals generated by the Department and other entities. This includes developing technical comments directed to the design project manager or design engineer of record based on traffic operations fundamentals, Department design standards and engineering judgment. Includes accepting/rejecting the responses to those comments.


Supports development of the Department's Transportation Systems Management & Operations (TSM&O) program at the district, regional and statewide levels.  Includes participating on task teams and providing input on business/strategic plans.  Provides support during project implementation phases.  Includes attendance at project meetings; interaction with project CEI (Construction Engineering and Inspection) personnel, contractors, vendors and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); and participation in project acceptance testing.  Develops TSM&O trend analysis and reporting capabilities.  Ensures that robust and scalable solutions are implemented using a variety of internal and external data sources.


Evaluates and makes recommendations relating to application of new technology to support the Department's FMS/AMS programs.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of traffic engineering concepts, terminology, principles, and analytical techniques; Knowledge of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices; Knowledge of Florida Department of Transportation standards, manuals, guidelines and practices; Knowledgeable of traffic data collection techniques; Knowledgeable of statistical techniques; Skilled in problem solving; Skilled in the use of personal computers and a variety of engineering software; Skilled in communication, including written, verbal and effective listening; Ability to read and interpret plans, specifications, design standards, and manuals; Ability to apply engineering concepts, practices and functions; Ability to input and retrieve information from a computer database; Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret engineering data; Ability to work independently and make decisions; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  A high school diploma and four years of engineering, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), or traffic signal experience; or An associate of arts or science degree in engineering technology and two years of engineering, ITS, or traffic signal experience; or A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in engineering technology and one year of engineering, ITS, or traffic signal experience; or Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and has an Engineer in Trainee (EIT) certification in either Florida or another State; or An active International Municipal and Signal Association (IMSA) Traffic Signals, Traffic Signal Inspector, or Fiber Optics in ITS certification; or An active Registered Communication Distribution Designer (RCDD) certification.


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.


A Competitive Area Differential (CAD) additive in the amount of $478.40 will be added to the annual salary.


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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