Deadline to Apply for Secretary of Florida Department of Transportation Extended

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New deadline to submit resumes is May 1st

The Florida Transportation Commission today announced that the deadline to apply for Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation has been extended to Monday, May 1st at 5:00 p.m. 

Commission Chairman Jay Trumbull said the Commission has been very encouraged with the applications it has received so far.  The Commission needs the additional time to complete a robust search and conduct the interview process post-Legislative session. 

The Commission is seeking 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 $10.8 billion.

This successful candidate must be personally 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 practices. 

The Secretary of Transportation must have a proven track record as an effective 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 multimodal transportation systems and facilities. 

The Florida Transportation Commission will conduct interviews and nominate three candidates for submission to the Governor. The Secretary will then be appointed by and will serve at the pleasure of the Governor of Florida.  Note that the “Government in the Sunshine” laws of Florida require that all documents related to the search process, including applications, will be available for public inspection. All interviews will be open to the public. 

Please direct detailed resumes to: Jay Trumbull, 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 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, May 1, 2017. 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. 

The Florida Transportation Commission is an appointed body that provides performance and fiscal oversight of the FDOT, and makes transportation policy recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature.


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