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Traffic Safety Program Manager


Tallahassee, FL
ID: 2133-429




** Application Deadline: Open Until Filled**


TITLE:                        Traffic Safety Program Manager             

SECTION:                   TBD 

HIRING SALARY:        $44,000.00 annually 

HOURS:                        8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., Monday – Friday with some evening and weekend exceptions 

CONTACT:                     Human Resources (850) 201-8510 or via email at


MAJOR FUNCTION: The Traffic Safety Program Manager position is a grant funded position housed at the Florida Department of Transportation.  The position reports directly to the Traffic Safety Administrator at the Florida Department of Transportation and is responsible for analyzing, directing, and monitoring highway safety countermeasure activities through traffic safety grant programs.  The position facilitates highly specialized and professional work statewide which includes but is not limited to: 

  • Coordinates and monitors sub-recipients to ensure that program activities are implemented as intended. Tasks include: supports the Traffic Safety Administrator in managing all sub-grants within assigned program areas funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); analyzes all program activities regularly to ensure that programs are effective and resources are allocated appropriately; creates a monitoring schedule, conducting a preliminary visit to establish requirements and expectations when needed; implements an ongoing, systematic monitoring and review of programs onsite and offsite to detect and correct problems quickly; ensures that required reports have been submitted; reviews reimbursement claim submissions for accuracy, completeness, as well as compliance with Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, directives, policies, and procedures; discusses any issues with sub-recipients and correcting as needed; includes extensive administrative work and in-state travel, with some limited out-of-state travel. 
  • Plans subgrants.  Tasks include: develops, implements, and facilitates an overall plan for federally funded state and local grant programs and activities; provides advice and assistance in the decision making process related to the section’s ability to accomplish its goals and objectives; creates plans based on problem identification that considers research and traffic data to direct state and community resources toward effective countermeasures that address program defined traffic safety issues; ensures that funding is allocated for specific data driven program needs driven towards self-sufficiency when required; assists in the development of the annual Highway Safety Plan and Annual Report.

  • Provides consultation. Tasks include: assists sub-recipients, associates, and the general public on matters pertaining to program planning, evaluation, data analysis, and data development in assigned program areas; serves as a resource to sub-recipients. 
  • Evaluates sub-grants. Tasks include:  measures sub-grants for progress in achieving established goals and objectives; ensures appropriate data is being collected for evaluation; performs a final review of sub-grants to verify satisfactory progress has been made; uses evaluation results to report regularly to management and to guide further program activities. 
  • Represents and/or facilitates committees, coalitions, and task groups on behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Tasks include: represents FDOT in a positive way; facilitates state and local task forces as well as other traffic safety initiatives that are funded under the defined program area. 
  • Establishes and maintains records/data. Tasks include: uses the office’s tracking systems in a manner that is accurate, timely, reliable, and accessible; makes data available to all partners, either internal or external. 
  • Engages in training. Tasks include: Works with Federal, State, and local highway safety professionals on potential countermeasure activities; provides and receives training (in and out-of-state), to support traditional as well as bold and innovative approaches to problem resolution benefiting the goals and objectives of the Highway Safety Plan. 
  • Performs other duties as required. 

MINIMUM TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and one year of professional experience in grant, contract, or program management.  Professional or paraprofessional experience in a safety program can substitute for a year for year experience for the degree. Applicant must have a valid Florida Driver License. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:   Knowledge of Federal and State rules, policies, and procedures on the administration of grant funded programs.  Knowledge of effective public speaking techniques and utilization of presentation software.  Knowledge of program and financial management for grant funded programs.  Knowledge of methods of data collection and analysis.  Knowledge of problem-solving techniques.  Skilled in effectively working on a personal computer with a Windows operating system using Microsoft Office suite.  Ability to understand, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.  Ability to work in a team environment with shared tasks.  Ability to assemble, interpret, and/or apply statistical data into functioning plans, programs, or recommended actions.  Ability to effectively establish goals, objectives, and priorities for specific traffic safety program area.  Ability to plan, organize, manage, and accomplish work assignments and activities in a timely manner with little supervision.  Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing, including making presentations, conducting training, and writing reports and correspondence.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others by listening and facilitating an open exchange of ideas. 

Preference will be given to veterans and spouses who are eligible under the Veterans' Preference Law. At time of application, submittal of Form DD214 is the minimum requirement for veterans' preference claim.  Note:  Please upload your DD214 as an attachment as part of your application at the time of submission. 

***TCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/E-Verify Employer ***  

The selected candidate identified for this position will be required to successfully complete a criminal background check, which may include fingerprinting. 

The College uses E-Verify as part of the I-9 process to verify the work eligibility of all new hires.  Tallahassee Community College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding the College’s non-discrimination policies may be directed to: Renae Tolson, Equity Officer, Room 239 Administration Building, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304, (850) 201-6074,   

All persons are encouraged to apply. 

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please notify Human Resources at (850) 201-8510.

This position is located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, FL. View the Google Map in full screen.