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MyFlorida INSPECTOR III - 55010444 in GAINESVILLE, Florida

INSPECTOR III - 55010444

Date: Nov 20, 2023



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291 / Gainesville Maintenance







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

    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.

    This position requires a valid Class E driver license with an acceptable driving record in accordance with the Department's Drivers Record Requirements Policy. An unacceptable driving record is defined as any of the following:

  • three (3) or more moving violations in the past 3 years that accumulate 3 or more points per violation;

  • any 2 convictions of reckless driving in the past 3 years;

  • a suspension or revocation of the driver license for moving violations in the past 3 years; and

  • a suspension or revocation for refusal to take a sobriety test, or any suspension or revocation for a DUI conviction in the past 4 years

    Your driving record will be reviewed, and the status of your driver license confirmed.


    Analyze complex plans and perform independent complex technical assignments to accomplish inspection and monitoring of work activities performed within the state Right of Way. Verify that work is performed according to all State and Federal specifications, plans, permits, policies, procedures, statutes, rules. Performs approved testing techniques through the use of hand tools, gauges and/or instruments to ensure materials used conform to Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) requirements. Use various engineering tools, equipment, Instruments, and computers for performing technical engineering tasks, problem solving and record keeping. Provide information to consulting engineers, developers, architects, and permit applicants as needed. Prepares all documentation in order to validate payments to roadway contractors.

    Perform interpretation of documents related to authorized Temporary Traffic Control (Maintenance of Traffic) device usage, installation/placement, and materials to ensure safe work zones. Reviews work site activities for conformity to safety regulations and takes corrective measures when deficiencies are noted.

    Performs plans reviews for constructability and adherence to Department standards and specifications. Provides comments on Department policies and procedures as requested.

    Conducts surveys of signs, guardrails, and attenuators as required by procedures. Provides survey of roadway items to be inventoried for Roadway Characteristics Inventory (RCI). Fills out data coding sheet and enters roadway data into computer database as needed. Gathers data and performs preliminary reviews for maintenance contract needs. Assists in the preparation of maintenance contracts. Prepares specifications as needed for use in maintenance contracts.

    Conducts / attends pre-work conferences on maintenance contracts and attends / conducts meetings with contractors / utility owners / permitees throughout life of projects as assigned. Acts as a representative of the Department on all issues related to contracts and permits. Issues work documents on contracts as directed. Prepares and issues work documents on contracts as needed.

    Assist Maintenance Management system / Roadway Characteristics (MMS/RCI) Coordinator by reporting routine maintenance conditions as they exist in the field. Attend annual training to learn the most recent methods of evaluating the Yard’s production in the MMS. Keep current in the procedures and other documents necessary to perform MMS evaluations.

    Assist MMS/RCI Coordinator with inputting MMS data into the computer, in preparing MMS reports to be used for advising management for each Maintenance Cost Center, with technical studies and with the preparation and scheduling of the MMS evaluations. Assist MMS/RCI Coordinator and supervisors with Districtwide quality reviews of the MMS. Reviews studies with MMS/RCI Coordinator and supervisors to verify accuracy of all information.


  • Knowledge of engineering tools to perform field inspections of worksites for compliance to Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) roadway standards.

  • Skilled in communicating technical information verbally and in writing.

  • Skilled in understanding and interpreting plans, specifications, design standards and manuals

  • Skilled in dealing with internal and external customers in a courteous manner.

  • Skilled in remaining calm and effective under pressure.

  • Skilled in working effectively as a team member.

  • Skilled in following oral and written instructions.

  • Skilled in use of personal computer (PC) and understanding of database.

  • Skilled in organizing records and handling multiple tasks and interruptions.

  • Ability to enter and retrieve information from a computer database.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and stoop, climb, squat, push, crawl, and bend.


    This position requires the incumbent to complete the following self-study course within 11 months of appointment: Construction Math and Plans Reading.

    Must also obtain the Advanced Temporary Traffic Control (Maintenance of Traffic) certification and the Qualified Stormwater Management Inspector certification (Florida Department of Environmental Protection through the Stormwater, Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector Training Program) within one year and maintain it.

    While on duty status, may be required to drive a state owned or leased vehicle to perform the duties of this position. Valid Class “E” Driver’s License is required.

    The incumbent of this position is required to work with or around Department of Corrections inmates. May be required to work with or around hazardous materials; work nights and weekends and be required to respond before, during, and following emergency situations.


    High School Diploma or Certificate of High School Equivalency, Class E Driver’s License, and 12 months of infrastructure design, construction, or maintenance; or an Associate’s Degree or higher.

    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.

Nearest Major Market:Gainesville