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Company: State of Florida
Location: Tallahassee
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Requisition No: 816007

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: DRAINAGE DESIGN ENGINEER - 55010070 1

Position Number: 55010070

Salary: $68,210.77 - $88,272.76

Posting Closing Date: 11/29/2023



960 / Roadway Design Office



CONTACT PERSON: Jennifer Green


CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: jennifer.green@dot.state.fl.us

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Health insurance (over 90% employer paid)
  • $25,000 life insurance policy (100% employer paid)
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurances
  • State of Florida retirement package
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
    • 10 paid holidays a year
    • Career advancement opportunities
    • Tuition waiver for public college courses
    • Training opportunities
    • Flexible work schedules and telework (for designated positions)

      Join FDOT and be part of the team that works as one to improve safety, enhance mobility and inspire innovation in the Florida transportation system!

      For additional benefit information available to State of Florida employees, go to http://www.mybenefits.myflorida.com

      Florida Department of Transportation

      The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is an executive agency and reports directly to the Governor's Office. FDOT's continuing mission is to provide a safe transportation system that ensures the mobility of people and goods, enhances economic prosperity, and preserves the quality of our environment and communities. This mission is accomplished through a primary purpose to plan and develop (either directly or indirectly) Florida's robust transportation system. The unique nature of the Sunshine State and its year-round warm climate provides numerous opportunities to move people and goods through multiple modes including highways/streets, air, rail, sea, spaceport, transit, and ever-expanding deployment of bicycle & pedestrian facilities.

      Our Values

      One FDOT - We are one agency, one team.

      INTEGRITY - We always do what is right.

      RESPECT - We value diversity, talent, and ideas.

      COMMITMENT - We do what we say we are going to do.

      TRUST - We are open and fair.

      CUSTOMER DRIVEN - We listen to our customers.

      Our Mission

      FDOT will provide a safe transportation system that ensures the mobility of people and goods, enhances economic prosperity, and preserves the quality of our environment and communities.

      Our Vision

      As One FDOT team, we serve the people of Florida by providing a transportation network that is well planned, supports economic growth, and has the goal of being congestion and fatality free.

      Why Join FDOT?

      Because we are a proud and committed team seeking to attract, recruit, train, and retain a diverse workforce comprised of the best and brightest professionals. We value diversity in background and experiences, seeking to build a team of professionals who will foster a dynamic, inclusive, and collaborative work environment. Those individuals who consistently help FDOT inspire, innovate, and improve safety for all our transportation modes.
      Opportunities for Growth and Professional Development

      FDOT is an incredible place to work, offering a myriad of opportunities for career growth and professional development.

      What better way to refine both your technical and power skills than through applied training? FDOT's Training Mission is to improve productivity and meet work force needs, as specified in the requirements of Title X of the Florida Statutes, - - 110.1099, 110.235, 110.403(3)(a), & 110.601.

      FDOT accomplishes this mission by:

      • Providing opportunities to better use and enhance employee skills and creating an atmosphere that encourages self-development,
      • Developing, delivering, and coordinating programs to improve leadership, managerial and supervisory skills and implementing strategies to help managers and supervisors fulfill their responsibility to develop employees,
      • Recommending, designing, delivering, and coordinating training efforts to increase job satisfaction and productivity, resulting in a highly trained workforce providing the highest possible return to our citizens,
      • Projecting, assessing, and interpreting work force needs and recommending solutions,
      • Ensuring a resource pool for FDOT's professional and technical work force requirements, and
      • Collaborating with districts to diagnose and design strategies to solve specific work group problems.Where Will I Work?

        You will work within Florida's beautiful capital city, Tallahassee, FL. Tallahassee is a city of continued growth and economic development, and home to the campuses of Florida State University (FSU), the Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU), and Tallahassee Community College (TCC).

        What Will My Role Be?

        If selected for this role, you will be a Senior Drainage Engineer. The position is vital to the values, mission, and vision of our organization. In this role, you will report directly to the State Drainage Engineer, performing enterprise-wide support of hydrology and hydraulics related activities. The Drainage Section, of the Roadway Design Office, leads the statewide practice with an exciting diversity of focus areas, including development of policy and guidance; provide training and project support, and maintain industry-leading expertise in all areas of hydrology and hydraulics. The ideal candidate is a great communicator who possesses transportation drainage experience, can work well alongside and influence stakeholders; and a passion for involvement in emerging industry issues, as we strive to create a best-in-class H&H program.

        Your contribution in this role will be to:

        • Maintain the FDOT Drainage Manual and Drainage Design Guidelines.
        • Identify, track, and suggest changes in design criteria or guidelines based on emerging issues (e.g. resilience, 2D hydraulic modeling, hydroplaning).
        • Develop training and manage the Hydrology and Hydraulics training portfolio.
        • Participate in research projects and translate the findings into practical design criteria and guidance.
        • Support drainage design transition from 2D to 3D plans development.
        • Provide technical assistance to Central Office staff, the District Offices and Consultants related to policy, rules, criteria, manuals, guidelines, and standards.

          POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Revise, maintain and respond to inquiries on the Drainage Manual, Drainage Design Guide, drainage related Standard Plans and Specifications. Coordinate these documents with other design manuals to ensure consistency and compliance with the policy and procedures managed by other Sections. This requires attendance at the statewide District Drainage Engineer's meetings and working with the District Offices and their Consultants to address drainage issues and concerns.

          Assist with drainage engineering studies involving data acquisition and analysis. Apply thorough engineering judgement in identifying relevant findings and conclusions that lead to recommendations in updating drainage design methodology and/or policy from these studies.

          Serve as a technical advisor to Central Office staff, the District Offices and Consultants related to drainage policy rules, criteria manuals, guidelines and standards.

          Assist with developing and delivering training courses in drainage design procedures intended for the District Offices and their Consultants.

          Assist in identifying research needs to improve statewide drainage policy and procedures in support of the Department's Work Program.

          Participates in Quality Assurance Reviews (QARs) for Drainage policy and procedures.

          KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the concepts, terminology, principles and analytical techniques of hydraulic engineering. Knowledge of the function and interaction amongst Florida Department of Transportation design documents, standards, specifications and construction plans, which inlcude, but are not limited to the Drainage Manual, Drainage Design Guide and the Florida Design Manual (FDM). Knowledge and ability to assist in delivering technical training. Ability to analyze, interpret, and implement hydraulic studies. Ability to plan, coordinate, and complete technical assignments. Ability to analyze and solve problems relating to various drainage applications. Ability to effectively communicate hydraulic information, both verbally and in written form to various customers. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to oversee, review, and manage progress on hydraulic studies and projects. Ability to assist groups of engineers in completing complex technical assignments and resolution of problems.

          REQUIRED LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: Professional Engineer Licensure in the State of Florida, pursuant to Chapter 471, Florida Statutes.

          MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Registration as a Professional Engineer in accordance with Florida Statute 471 and one year of post-registration experience.

          SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male candidates 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.

          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.

          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 candidate 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. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. 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.

Keywords: State of Florida, Tallahassee , DRAINAGE DESIGN ENGINEER - 55010070 1, Engineering , Tallahassee, Florida

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