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Date: May 26, 2023


BARTOW, FL, US, 33830

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Requisition No: 803529

Agency: Department of Transportation


Position Number: 55002294

Salary: $60,240.30 - $77,958.03

Posting Closing Date: 06/09/2023








CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: jeffrey.james@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)

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    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 https://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.


    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: Conducts environmental impact reviews of transportation improvement projects. Independently performs environmental work including conducting and documenting field reviews, and analyzing information from Geographical Information Systems (GIS) based systems. Prepares National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other Project Development and Environment (PD&E) environmental documentation for all classes of action and projects of various levels of complexity. Conducts these activities in support of the scheduled Production Complete date. Coordinates district level NEPA assignment activities including but not limited to self-assessments, audits, data entry and responding to inquiries from Central Office.

    Participates in consultant management activities including scope development and staff hour negotiations. Participates as a Technical Review Committee member for consultant selection and participates as technical support for Request for Proposal development. Manages consultant contracts or staff for Districtwide Program area support or project environmental impact review. Reviews and directs consultant work activities for assigned projects or tasks including task work order development, reviewing and approving progress reports for those efforts. Assists in administration and tracking of district contract funds and consultant acquisition activities.

    Serves as the District Traffic Noise Specialist, preparing and coordinating responses to all inquiries regarding traffic noise issues. Manages the District’s Efficient Transportation Decision Making process. Serves as backup to the District Environmental Manager.

    Independently reviews construction plans for roadway projects of all levels of complexity and provides comments through the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) electronic review system during the production phases of projects for compliance with statutes, rules, policies and procedures as outlined in the PD&E Manual. Coordinates comments and recommendations as appropriate.

    Provides environmental expertise during district statewide meetings, project progress meetings, meetings with management and other FDOT offices or outside agencies. Acts as liaison to environmental agencies during coordination and provides public involvement support on the projects. Provides information, both verbally and in writing, regarding project environmental impacts and FDOT’s policies and procedures. Coordinates with engineers, project managers, other environmental specialists and consultants. Provides technical support to lower level environmental specialist positions. Provides training, as requested, for focus area or other areas of knowledge to internal or external customers.

    Maintains project file information and inputs project information into FDOT databases and other tracking systems. Prepares and provides reviews of assigned correspondence. Tracks and reports on usage of district programmed environmental funds. Provides input to Work Program development process as needed. Responds to inquiries from other agencies and the public including Public Records Requests or other correspondence coming through FDOT Tracker as assigned.

    Identifies, tracks and reviews project commitments from PD&E through Final Design and Construction phases. Prepares draft Environmental Certification and coordinates with Environmental Administrator to obtain signature in support of the scheduled Final Design Production Date. Manages the assessment and documentation of minor projects and re-evaluations, ensuring reviews are completed on schedule.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the DOT, transportation or related project development, NEPA and linking planning and environmental review processes. Knowledge of contract management practices. Knowledge of project management practices. Skilled at managing multiple tasks with multiple deadlines. Skilled in critical thinking, analysis and problem solving. Ability to read and interpret Construction plans. Ability to use computer programs including database and GIS systems. Ability to deal with the public in a courteous manner. Ability to plan organize and complete assignments. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to prepare for and conduct training. Ability to manage consultant tasks and review progress reports. Ability to collect, evaluate and interpret data. Ability to serves as the District Traffic Noise Specialist. Ability to manage the District’s Efficient Transportation Decision Making process.

    OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Employee will be required to be responsive to emergency situations within a very short timeframe and serve in the Transportation Emergency Management Team. Responsible for adhering to the provisions and requirements of Section 215.422, F.S., related State Comptroller's rules, and Department of Transportation's invoice processing and warrant distributions procedures.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and 2 years of professional experience in the field of transportation, natural, physical, social or environmental sciences; archeology or cultural resources; environmental, or civil engineering to which the position is assigned; or Registration as a Professional Engineer in accordance with Florida Statute 471 and 1 year of experience to which the position is assigned. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in environmental sciences or engineering or transportation can substitute for one year of the required experience. Professional or nonprofessional experience (including internships or coops) 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. 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 clickinghere (http://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/97612/566545) . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

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