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:Supervises, motivates, evaluates, and trains the Traffic Design staff to increase the quality and quantity of work performed. Plans workload, work flow, deadlines, work objectives and time utilization with Traffic staff. Directs the work of staff regarding traffic designs, plans review, project scopes, staff hour estimates, contract negotiations, review and approval of shop drawings, and signs and seals construction plans. Participates in applicant selection and hiring process. Conducts performance evaluations for staff. Approves traffic staff work schedules and leave usage. Evaluates traffic staff through establishing evaluation criteria and meeting regularly with traffic staff to ensure the pre-established criteria are met. Supervises the production schedule for traffic design plans, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) plans, No Passing Zone Studes (NPZ), and coordinating with Roadway, Structures, Utilities on conflict reports, Geotech, Construction and others as necessary to ensure the plans are complete and on schedule.
Trains and provides guidance to staff in preparation of in-house Traffic Design plans and the review of plans to produce an effective, safe, and efficient transportation system. Assures Traffic staffs adhererence to Florida Department of Transportation (Department) policies, procedures, and conduct standards. Communicates on a regular basis with employees both individually and in staff meetings. Fully involves traffic staff and / or consultant staff employees in the improvement of all traffic processes, standards, Local Agency Program (LAP) reviews, and customer services. Reviews submittal data for signal equipment to be used on the state highway system to determine if it should be approved or disapproved. Reviews all lighting plans to include submittals, maintenance agreements and coordination with consultants maintaining agencies, and utility companies throughout the project.
Provides professional and technical engineering knowledge, support, and direction to design engineers and technicians. Reviews and approves traffic plans and engineering documents prepared by other design engineers and technicians. Evaluates design changes proposed by contractors. Assists construction staff in resolving field condition problems. Provides resolution regarding field issues that may arise during the construciton of the traffic design aspects of highway construction plans. Serves as Engineer of Record for in-house traffic design plans to include signing, pavement marking, traffic signal, lighting, and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) plans.
Provides technical guidance and direction to in-house staff and consultants during the design development and construction phases. Serves on Technical Review Committee (TRC) in consultant acquisition and Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for consultant design bid build, design/build projects, and alternative contracting. Manages the development of traffic scope of services and staff hours negotiations. Directs management of consultant contracts to ensure compliance with contract requirements.
Represents the District at Meetings, making decisions and recommendations on behalf of the District concerning traffic design issues including getting input from all appropriate offices in the District prior to the meetings and disseminating the results of the meetings to the appropriate District staff. Assists in policy development focused on consistency statewide.
Perform other duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:SKILLED IN THE ENGINEERING PROCESS FOR DESIGN AND PRODUCTION OF ROADWAY PLANS. KNOWLEDGE OF CONCEPTS, TERMINOLOGIES, DESIGN PRINCIPLES AND ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES OF HIGHWAY DESIGN. KNOWLEDGE OF COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN (CADD) TOOLS AND AUTOMATED OFFICE PRODUCTS. ABILITY TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN EFFECTIVE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL WORKING RELATIONSHIPS. KNOWLEDGE OF PROJECT ENGINEERING, SCHEDULING, PLANNING, SUPERVISION, AND ASSIGNING AND PRIORITIZING WORK ASSIGNMENTS. ABILITY TO APPLY ENGINEERING QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES IN THE AREA OF HIGHWAY DESIGN. SKILLED IN COMMUNICATING TECHNICAL INFORMATION VERBALLY AND IN WRITING. KNOWLEDGE OF AND SKILLED IN INTERPRETATION OF ROADWAY DESIGN STANDARDS, SPECIFICATIONS AND CRITERIA ESTABLISHED OR ADOPTED BY FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. ABILITY TO SOLVE ENGINEERING RELATED PROBLEMS. SKILL IN PLANNING, ORGANIZING, AND MANAGING MULTIPLE WORK ASSIGNMENTS. KNOWLEDGE OF MANAGEMENT, SUPERVISORY, AND LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES. ABILITY TO MANAGE PEOPLE, LEAD PEOPLE, LEAD CHANGE, COMMUNICATE AND BUILD COALITIONS. ABILITY TO SUPERVISE PERSONNEL. ABILITY TO PREPARE CONSTRUCTION PLANS.
REQUIRED LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: Registration as a Professional Engineer, in accordance with Chapter 471, Florida Statutes.
OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Employee will be required to be responsive to emergency situations within a very short timeframe and serve on the Transportation Development Emergency Management Team.
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.
Veterans’ Preference applies to Career Service positions.
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.