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Assistant Area Traffic Engineer-Signal Operations
The Opportunity: The Northwest Region (NWR) Traffic Office is excited to announce that we are recruiting for an Assistant Area Traffic Engineer – Signal Operations out of our office in Seattle, WA. This is an excellent opportunity for experienced leaders, with a proven track record in managing projects and traffic operations. The Northwest Region Traffic Office encourages and celebrates innovative approaches to plan, design, operate and maintain the transportation system in an efficient and practical manner. If you take pride in developing and completing work through true collaboration and teamwork, we strongly encourage you to apply. This position will perform the following work: •Oversees and directs Signal Operation team to ensure proper use of funds, staff, equipment and resources. •Develops and establishes regional wide traffic policies by participating on policy committees and guidance teams. •Acts as public spokesperson for WSDOT on issues involving traffic signals. •Provides technical expertise in traffic signal operations as well as offers input into lawsuits resulting from collisions at state owned signaled intersections. •Interpret and implement federal and state policies, rules and regulation related to Signal Operations. •Identifies opportunities for equipment and design enhancement and advocates for implementation. •Other duties as assigned. Competitive candidates will possess the following: •Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering or closely related field •Licensed as a Professional Civil Engineer (PE). •Significant experience managing/leading traffic engineering, traffic operations, and traffic design involving all modes of travel. •Minimum 5 years practical traffic design/engineering and operations experience; including 2 year of traffic signal operation experience. •Expert-level knowledge of traffic engineering principles, practices and policies in the areas of transportation planning, traffic engineering design and safety management. •Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal. •Valid Driver's License How to Apply: Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please hit the large apply button at the top of this announcement. You may need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position, you will need to attach a resume and letter of interest to your electronic application and answer the supplemental questions. Contact us: For inquiries about these positions, please contact Cody Buchanan at Please reference recruitment number 17DOT-NWR-1W146. The Washington State Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Office of Human Resources, at 360.705.7042 or email at

Posted on: Monday, July 31, 2017
This listing expires on: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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