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The Florida Transportation Commission Begins Search for Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation

The Florida Transportation Commission is conducting a search for an outstanding forward-thinking individual to lead and manage Florida’s Department of Transportation, an agency with over 6,000
employees and an annual budget of over $10 billion. This individual must be committed to improving
the mobility and economic strength of one of the nation’s fastest growing states through effective
planning strategies that support the utilization of innovative technology, finance, and industry best

Pursuant to Section 20.23(1), Florida Statutes, the Secretary of Transportation must have a proven track
record as an effective executive/administrator who, by a combination of education and experience,
possesses a broad knowledge of the administrative, financial, and technical aspects of the development,
operation and regulation of Florida’s multimodal transportation systems and facilities.

The most desirable candidate will possess the following qualifications:

• Knowledge and understanding of the Florida transportation industry and public policy issues.
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Major course work in Engineering,
Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field is preferred but not required.
Years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of education.
• At least five (5) years of experience in the field of government, transportation, or a related field
with evidence of progressively increased responsibility for organizational management,
direction, and planning, including experience in a senior management/leadership role.
• A proven track record of successful management and/or execution of complex, large-scale
projects and experience working with elected officials is desired.
• Professional Engineer license is highly desirable, but not required.
• Ability to interface with and ensure an effective and collaborative relationship with
governmental and industry bodies, citizen organizations, and with the Florida Transportation
Commission to ensure its duties are met pursuant to Section 20.23(2)(a).

The Florida Transportation Commission will nominate three candidates for submission to the Governor
who possess the Department’s adopted Leadership Core Competencies of:

• Results Driven
• Leading People
• Leading Change
• Communications and Building Coalitions
• Business Judgment

The Secretary will then be appointed by and will serve at the pleasure of the Governor of Florida.

Note: In accordance with the State of Florida’s open records laws, all documents related to the search,
including but not limited to, detailed resumes and letters of interest will be made public.
Please direct detailed resumes to: Chairman, Florida Transportation Commission, 605 Suwannee Street,
M.S. 9; Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0450, or submit by facsimile to 850-414-4234 or e-mail to Resumes will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, March
11, 2022. If submitting by facsimile or e-mail, applicant must confirm receipt by calling the Commission
to obtain a receipt confirmation code. Inquiries may be made by contacting the Florida Transportation
Commission at (850) 414-4105.