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MATERIALS SPECIALIST-PRECAST/PRESTRESS - 55013771

Date: Apr 30, 2021

Location: TAMPA, FL, US, 33619

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Requisition No: 356721 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: MATERIALS SPECIALIST-PRECAST/PRESTRESS - 55013771

Position Number: 55013771 

Salary:  $37,620.30 - $48,685.09 

Posting Closing Date: 05/21/2021 

STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

JOB POSTING DESCRIPTION

119 / DISTRICT MATERIALS OFFICE

OPEN COMPETITIVE

CAREER SERVICE

 

 

CONTACT PERSON:  JOE MILLER

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: 813-612-3325

CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS:  JOSEPH.MILLER@DOT.STATE.FL.US

 

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 http://www.mybenefits.myflorida.com/

 

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.

 

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 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.


POSITION DESCRIPTION: Perform field and/or laboratory testing in accordance with the applicable Florida Sampling and Testing Methods (FSTM), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) or American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) test methods.  Report results precisely in the appropriate database. Keep all testing equipment calibrated and in good working order.


Inspect component materials for compliance with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) specifications. Inspect completed material or component materials for compliance with Florida Department of Transportation  specifications. Inspect facility and operation for compliance with their Quality Control (QC) plan and specification requirements. Document and report findings.


Review Quality Control plans, Construction plans, specifications, procedures and any other documents necessary to execute the Department’s mission. Coordinate the review of the Materials portion of the Contractor’s QC plan. Provide clear comments as requested in time to be useful to the customer. Offer solutions when objecting to the approach that is proposed.
 

Inspect materials in the field as requested or required during Construction, Maintenance or Design. Determine material compliance with Department contract and procedural documents.  Inspect ongoing activities and documentation of materials related testing and inspection. Provide feedback and technical assistance to field personnel as appropriate. Document and report findings.


Perform Independent Assurance evaluations as described in Department procedures and the Federal Aid Policy Guide.  Perform these evaluations in an objective and professional manner.  Document and report findings.


Provide materials related technical support to customers as requested.  Provide support in time to meet the customer’s needs. Provide guidance and training to customers.
Analyze materials data for contract and procedural compliance. Take timely action to correct any errors in the data.  Actively facilitate the notification of stakeholders of failures or negative trends.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the concepts, terminology, principles and analytical techniques of concrete. Ability to operate a personal computer for word processing, spreadsheet, a database applications.  Knowledge of engineering design, construction, production and/or operations. Skill in using engineering tools, equipment and/or instruments. Ability to analyze and interpret engineering data. Ability to solve problems relating to engineering. Ability to perform technical engineering inspections. Ability to apply engineering quantitative techniques. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. Ability to communicate engineering information effectively. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to pick up to 50 lbs and move around uneven terrain without assistance.
 
OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Must possess or obtain and maintain CTQP Concrete Field Technicial Level 1, Prestressed Concrete Institute I, ACI Self-Consolidation Concrete Testing Technician, ACI Concrete Strength Testing Technician, ACPA Precast Concrete Quality School Certification, Construction Math, and Contract Plans Reading. Employee will be required to be responsive to emergency situations within a very short timeframe and serve in the Transportation Emergency Management Team (TEMT)Must have a valid class "E" Florida driver's license.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent. Prior experience using engineering or manufacturing tools, equipment and/or instruments or Prior experience operating a personal computer for word processing, spreadsheet, and/or database applications; and  Prior experience with evaluating construction materials.


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 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. 


Nearest Major Market: Tampa