Traffic Devices Certification Manager



962 / Traffic Engineering and Operations



CONTACT PERSON:  Elizabeth Birriel


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.


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:  This position coordinates the statewide traffic control device certification program. This position provides engineering and technical expertise in performance specifications and operating traffic control and Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) devices.

Performs the engineering tasks necessary to maintain a statewide program for certification of electronic traffic control devices, ITS devices, traffic signals, vehicle detectors, traffic controllers and other types of traffic equipment. These tasks include conducting individual testing of devices to ensure devices function in accordance with Florida Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and Uniform Electrical Code specifications. Reviews and evaluates burn-in and certification test results. Evaluates independent laboratory test results, and the operation and performance of traffic and ITS equipment installed under temporary permits.

Oversees the testing and evaluation of proposed new traffic control and ITS devices/equipment. Establishes testing procedures and evaluation criteria for the evaluation of new devices. Performs testing of new devices, if required. Coordinates the testing of new devices performed by local agencies through the permit process. Recommends approval/disapproval of new traffic control and ITS devices to be used in the state of Florida.

Coordinates and performs NEMA TS2 environmental testing of traffic control and ITS devices. Reviews and compares results of third party NEMA TS2 reports. Performs NEMA TS2 transient surge testing. Coordinates and oversees maintenance and calibration of NEMA TS2 testing equipment. Designs and constructs testing apparatus used to conduct NEMA TS2 testing.

Oversees the evaluation of concerns and issues relating to malfunctioning traffic control and ITS equipment used by local agencies. Investigates and documents the issues to determine the cause of the malfunction. Coordinates with the manufacturer and/or distributor of the device to resolve the issue. Assists in developing and reviewing rules and procedures pertaining to traffic operations. Performs periodic field reviews of traffic signal systems to evaluate signal equipment quality according to certification requirements. Assists with the Quality Assurance program.

Coordinates and conducts traffic control and ITS products technical training classes at the Traffic Engineering Research Lab. Assists manager in the development and maintenance of interactive project data submittals. Coordinates with District staff to implement this process.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge and understanding of electrical components of traffic control devices; Knowledge of traffic operations analysis and study techniques; Knowledge of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices; Knowledge of the Uniform Electric Code; Skill in effective oral and written communications; Skill in using testing equipment for the evaluation of traffic control devices; Ability to apply specifications and technical expertise on electrical devices; Ability to use Microsoft Office applications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  A high school diploma and three years of engineering or product testing experience; or An associate of arts or science degree in engineering technology and one year of engineering or product testing experience; or A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in engineering technology; 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) Traffic Signals Level 3 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.

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.