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Date: Apr 2, 2021

Location: TAMPA, FL, US, 33612

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Requisition No: 345201 

Agency: Department of Transportation


Position Number: 55009984 

Salary:  $57,348.23 - $74,215.36 

Posting Closing Date: 04/16/2021 












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


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.  


POSITION DESCRIPTION: Assigns work, reviews progress, and assesses performance related to rail programs and projects. Supervises employees and consultants by communicating regularly, motivating, training, evaluating and planning and directing employees’ work; Coordinates the work schedules for railroad construction and assesses performance of programs related to rail including independent planning, reconstruction and resurfacing projects adjacent to the railroad facilities; coordinating detour plans, maintenance of traffic (MOT) with local governments and contractors; reviewing roadway/highway design plans and coordinating the construction and reconstruction of roadway/highway as they interact with the railroad tracks.


Monitors rail programs (responsible for coordination of work program funding for all roadway/highway projects with railroad impacts, participates in annual work program, Design Project Manager Meetings, monthly Production meetings, and provides input on Modal Scoping forms), approves funding (processes vendor invoices), develops and oversees task work orders and scopes, and confirms the disposition of awards, and other agreements (responsible for participating on all Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) projects with railroad involvement to ensure accurate estimates of this work and proper coordination with the railroads). Performs duties related to strategic planning of rail corridor projects and consultant staff resource allocation.


Coordinates and consults with local government officials and transportation partners regarding rail transportation programs/projects. Participates in roadway/highway pre-construction meetings for projects with rail involvement; tracks projects to ensure plans are being followed relating to rail work; Resolves construction issues with the Construction office, contractors, and railroads. Conducts periodic inspections on rail projects. Researches and recommends purchases of construction materials and equipment to management related to rail. Develops and maintains database to track roadway/highway projects with railroad involvement.


Provides consultation and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, system-related, or process related topics related to rail including the review, analysis, and research of legislative issues of the projected effects of any proposed legislation or action for rail (ex. Support the Central Office in the selection of Quiet Zone applications).


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of principles and processes involved in organizational planning, coordination, and execution; Knowledge of economic and accounting priniciples and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data; Ability to motivate and direct people as they work. Skilled at identifying the best people for the job; Ability to develop and implement transportation programs; Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments; Ability to supervise staff and consultants’ skill in reading, understanding, and analyzing design plans, specifications, design standards and manuals; Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work in a coordinated team environment; Ability to effectively communicate complex technical information.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and 2 years of professional experience in the field of transportation, planning, public administration, engineering, or logistics to which the position is assigned; or Registration as a Professional Engineer in accordance with Florida Statute 471. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or transportation can substitute for one year of the required experience. Professional or nonprofessional experience (including internships or co-ops) as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.


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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