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Transportation Engineer
To apply, visit: General Job Information Transportation Engineer, CS-801-13 Salary Range: $87,657.00 - $112,956.00 Area of Consideration: Open to the Public No. of Openings: Two (2) Opening Date: November 29, 2017 Closing Date: December 29, 2017 Duration of Employment: Continuing Full-Time Collective Bargaining Unit: This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFGE Local 1975 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction. INTRODUCTION This position is located in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Traffic Engineering and Signals Division (TESD). This position serves as a senior level Transportation Engineer, responsible for the development of major aspects of transportation/traffic engineering programs and studies, a variety of plan reviews, and related engineering functions. The incumbent is relied upon to apply best practices and state-of-the-art traffic engineering techniques to ensure the maximum operational effectiveness and efficiency of the transportation system. Traffic Engineers with Roadway Design (CAD) and/or Traffic Signal Timing/Design (Synchro) experience is preferred. MAJOR DUTIES Serves as an advisor to management in the decision making process concerning difficult, advanced, and critical traffic and related engineering matters. Participates, as requested, in the development of scope, goal setting, budget processes for multi-year and long and short-range work plans for a diverse array of projects. Analyzes and recommends solutions to traffic problems as identified by Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANC) community groups, technical staff, and elected officials. Develops scopes of work for consultant studies designed to improve transportation systems and safety. Reviews, analyses and provides technical comments on design plans submitted by private consultants and other DDOT administrations for conformance with District standards. Performs advanced professional transportation engineering assignments, individually or as a team leader, investigating and analyzing street traffic conditions to determine the need for traffic control measures (including traffic engineering studies, warrant analysis, sign maintenance requests, traffic impact studies, traffic calming, parking signs, studies, and regulation, residential permit parking, work zone safety, maintenance of traffic plan reviews, traffic control plans {TCP) approval/inspection, and special event traffic control); reviews street improvement plans; prepare plans, specifications and estimates for installation of intersection improvements, traffic signal systems and channelization; prepares planning, design, and research studies to look at existing and proposed traffic control measures and methodologies. Analyzes data on traffic operations, pedestrian planning and design, transportation system management, safety enforcement and transit & traffic operational requirements. Assesses the operational effectiveness of the transportation system relative to capacity, design, level of service and safety. Provides expert advice and guidance when technical interpretation, opinion, or decisions are solicited. Provides consultations which involve the assessment of engineering design, modification, evaluations, specifications, construction or production, maintenance, improvements, repair, logistics support, operational capabilities and limitations, systems safety, or personnel training. Interacts with citizens, ANCs, Council Members, and other government agencies on a regular basis, and attends meetings as required. Provides highly skilled engineering services which frequently serve the basis of resolution for citizen, staff and other elected official concerns. QUALIFICATIONS Expert knowledge of professional transportation engineering standards, practices, policies; and construction methods and techniques in order to provide advice regarding options to higher level engineers and assist in major decisions regarding changes, new developments, improvements, and/or negotiations with contractors and others. Thorough knowledge of contract procedures, techniques and requirements to determine acceptability of work products. Comprehensive knowledge of best practices and state-of-the-art techniques in traffic engineering as well as the concepts and material to engineer and implement traffic control projects. Demonstrated ability to develop plans and work schedules for assigned projects as required to serve as a senior transportation engineer. Expert analytical and evaluative skills as required to analyze, research, develop, and report on issues/solutions to localized or regional traffic problems. Knowledge of automated data processing concepts, systems capabilities, and economic usage to effectively accomplish assigned functions and knowledge of program planning and budgeting cycles, financial control and budget systems, and management. Excellent oral and written communication skills for the preparation and presentation of information, options and proposals to a variety of individuals involving complex, controversial, and/or sensitive engineering or related issues. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work area is an office setting which is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. REQUIREMENTS Education: Bachelor of Science in Engineering Work Experience: 3 years of progressive experience in Traffic Engineering with Roadway Design and/or Signal Timing/Design background Software: MicroStation, Synchro License: Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license. Other Significant Factors This position has been designated as an emergency employee position under the provisions of District Personnel Manual, Chapter 12. As such, your services may be required in emergency situations to perform crucial duties, i.e., snow removal, debris removal, transportation, shelter operation, food distribution, and communications. These duties may be performed when the government is closed or when most employees are dismissed early. Employees are required to work rotating shifts, to include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. Employees are considered emergency personnel and are subject to call-in 24 hours a day and will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

Posted on: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
This listing expires on: Friday, December 29, 2017

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