Requisition No: 233362 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: TRAFFIC SPECIALIST IV – 55006685

Position Number: 55006685 

Salary:  $54,231.51 – $70,181.96 

Posting Closing Date: 09/24/2020 




462 / District Operations






CONTACT PERSON: Katherine Harrison




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.  Calculate the estimated annual value of working for the State of Florida here.  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 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: Perform engineering review and analysis, develop engineering reports and associated documents (work orders, traffic regulations, signal operating plans, benefit/cost analysis, etc.) This includes field assessments, applying engineering principles and judgment to identify operational and safety deficiencies and appropriate remedial action. Coordinate with Department staff, affected external agencies and customers as required. Ensure coordination of resources necessary to implement remedial action.


Assist in development and management of professional and contractual services contracts and other types of agreements that support Traffic Operations functions. Includes developing documentation for contract funding, request for proposal (RFP) and related documents, participation on technical review committees (TRC), evaluation of contract work products, consultant evaluation and invoice processing/approval.


Provide review comments on plan submittals generated by the Department and other entities. This includes developing technical comments directed to the design project manager or design engineer of record based on traffic engineering fundamentals, Department design standards and engineering judgment. Includes accepting/rejecting the responses to those comments.


Participate in meetings and presentations with internal and external customers to represent Traffic Operations interests. Provide useful commentary and review of work products, development of correspondence and follow-up contact as needed.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of traffic engineering concepts, terminology, principles, and analytical techniques; Knowledge of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices; Knowledge of Florida Department of Transportation standards, manuals, guidelines and practices; Knowledgeable of traffic data collection techniques; Knowledge of Access Management Principles; Knowledge of FDOT Rules 14-96 and 14-97 and their application; Skilled in problem solving; Skilled in the use of personal computers and a variety of engineering software; Skilled in communication, including written, verbal and effective listening; Ability to read and interpret plans, specifications, design standards, and manuals; Ability to apply engineering concepts, practices and functions; Ability to input and retrieve information from a computer database; Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret engineering data; Ability to work independently and make decisions; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma and four years of engineering, traffic studies, or traffic safety experience; or An associate of arts or science degree in engineering technology and two years of engineering, traffic studies, or traffic safety experience; or A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in engineering technology and one year of engineering, traffic studies, or traffic safety experience; or Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and has an Engineer in Trainee (EIT) certification in either Florida or another State; or An active International Municipal and Signal Association (IMSA) Sign and Pavement Marking certification.


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 $1,976.00 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.