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Company: Florida Department of Corrections
Location: LAKE CITY
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

FEDERAL AID PROGRAM SPECIALIST II - 55000635 Date: Apr 22, 2021 Location: LAKE CITY, FL, US, 32025 Apply now The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify website (/workforce/_operations/human/_resource/_management/for/_job/_applicants/e/_verify) . Requisition No: 360522 Agency: Department of Transportation Working Title: FEDERAL AID PROGRAM SPECIALIST II - 55000635 Position Number: 55000635 Salary: $40,476.55 - $ 52,381.41 Posting Closing Date: 04/29/2021 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION JOB POSTING DESCRIPTION 223 / Program Management OPEN COMPETITIVE CAREER SERVICE CONTACT PERSON: Latonya Walters CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: 386-961-7980 CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: ANTICIPATED BI-WEEKLY HIRING SALARY: $1,556.79 - $ 2,014.67 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. 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 Transportations 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 Transportations Human Resources Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, or call (850) 414-5300 for assistance. POSITION DESCRIPTION: Plans, analyzes, balances, coordinates, and authorizes federally funded projects within the District's Work Program in accordance with the appropriate Federal Transportation Act, section 339.135, F.S., and the Work Program Instructions. Obtains federal authorization for all phases of projects and monitors the status of cost estimates, supplemental agreements, and various federal billing reports as required to ensure problems are identified and corrections are promptly made. Monitors Work Program to ensure appropriate federal funds are assigned to eligible projects and all phases of work are correctly programmed prior to initiating authorization requests. Research and analyze federally funded projects for cost overruns in excess of project agreements, projects inactive for six months or more, and monitor the Financial Integrity Review & Evaluation (FIRE) report and all other applicable reports to ensure all eligible costs are promptly billed. Ensure excess federal obligations on ongoing and completed projects are promptly deobligated for use on other projects. Monitor the State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) and the Metropolitan/Transportation Planning Organization's (MPO/TPO) Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) to ensure information is accurate and ready for federal project authorization. Coordinate the processing of TIP and STIP amendments with MPO/TPO liaisons as needed. Monitor projects in or near the final voucher process maintaining Ready Final Voucher files ensuring required documentation is compiled and submitted to the Central Federal Aid Programs Office. Ensure all questions from Office of the Comptroller (OOC) are promptly resolved and documentation received for projects in the final voucher process. Ensure federally funded projects are scheduled in accordance with the assumptions in the Annual Federal Obligation Plan and the Advanced Construction (AC). Monitor the planned versus actual status of federally funded projects to report to management and make adjustments as needed. Authorize Federal Earmarks and other special federal project projects and monitor status through completion and closing. Monitor the use of federal funds attributable to urban areas as required to ensure that the mandatory obligation authority percentages are met in accordance with the appropriate Federal Transportation Act. Work with the District Work Program Administrator, OOC, and the Central Federal Aid Programs Office in drafting process and procedures documents relating to obligating, monitoring, and closing federally funded projects. Prepare District procedures as assigned. Act as the secondary liaison with the District Emergency Coordination Officer, the Central Federal Aid Programs Office, the OOC and District staff during emergencies and natural disasters to ensure projects in the Federal Emergency Relief Program are promptly and properly programmed in the Financial Management System. Ensure the required federal paperwork is prepared and timely submitted and complete any other actions required to obtain maximum federal participation on emergency projects. Trains appropriate District personnel, in conjunction with the District Federal Aid Coordinator, in preparing project authorization documents, requirements for qualifying projects for federal participation, and requirements for final vouchering a federally funded project. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communication. knowledge of problem-solving techniques. knowledge of work program programming conventions and applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines relating to qualifying projects for federal funding. knowledge of the department's work program instructions and reporting functions. knowledge of FHWA policy and procedures. knowledge of federal billing reports. knowledge and skilled in the use of computer software such as microsoft word and excel. skilled in monitoring the status of cost estimates and supplemental agreements to use as problem solving tools. ability to analyze and evaluate data related to transportation. ability to prepare correspondence and reports. ability to utilize problem-solving techniques. ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments. ability to communicate effectively. ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. ability to work independently. OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: This position is an emergency responder position and will be required to respond before, during, and following emergency situations. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university and two years of relevant employment experience. Post-graduate education from an accredited college or university may be substituted for employment experience on a year-per-year basis. Relevant professional experience, such as Engineering, Contract Administration or Development, Finance, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration, Urban Planning, policy analysis, financial modeling, accounting, statistics, transportation financial analysis or work program development 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. 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 (/content/download/97612/566545) . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Keywords: Florida Department of Corrections, Gainesville , FEDERAL AID PROGRAM SPECIALIST II - 55000635, Other , LAKE CITY, Florida

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