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Lead Traffic Control Officer
Title: Lead Traffic Control Officer

Series: CS-2101-11
Salary Range: $56,852.00 - $73,295.00
No. of Openings: Two (2)
Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not a collective bargaining unit.

Duration of Appointment: Career Service (Permanent)
Area of Consideration: Open To The General Public

Location: Reeves Center


This position is located in the Traffic Control Officer Branch, Transportation Operations Division, Transportation Operations Administration, District Department of Transportation (DDOT). The Traffic Control Branch has the responsibility of maintaining adequate traffic flow throughout the City by directing vehicular and pedestrian traffic in selected areas, and in neighborhoods through the enforcement of traffic regulations. The enforcement of these parking and traffic regulations ensures driver and pedestrian safety; the continuous flow of traffic during rush hours and emergencies; accessibility to commercial and business services; free flow and access of emergency vehicles; and improved quality of life for residents and visitors.

Essential Job Duties

The Lead Traffic Control Officer duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Utilizing a variety of coordinating, coaching, facilitating, consensus building and planning techniques;
Performing traffic enforcement work of a complex nature, often involving conflicting situations/issues that require advanced skills in traffic and safety regulations and codes of the District of Columbia (DC);
Consulting with management on adjusting short-term priorities;
Assisting the team with compliance with established procedures and standards; keeping management informed of any operational deployment and coverage issues;
Monitoring and reporting on field activities and/or assignments and the status of work in progress;
Reviewing completed work to ensure quality and efficiency based on established workflow and/or standards.

Work Schedule

Work Schedule: Rotational Shift

Supervisory Controls

The incumbent and supervisor, in consultation, develop the deadlines, projects, and the work to be done. The incumbent is responsible for carrying out assignments, interpreting the policy in terms of established objectives.

Other Significant Factors

The position has been designated as an essential position under the provisions of the District Personnel Manual (DPM) Chapter 12. As such, the incumbent may be required in emergency situations to perform crucial duties, i.e. snow removal, debris removal, transportation, shelter operation, food distribution, and communication. These duties may be performed when the government is closed or when most employees are dismissed early.

This position performs a safety-sensitive function and is subject to pre-employment and post-employment random substance abuse testing.

The incumbent wears a uniform and badge. He/She is also required to work any shift, rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays, and may be required to work overtime.


Thorough knowledge of public safety and security; thorough knowledge of fire perimeter requirements; knowledge of crowd control techniques; thorough knowledge of the geographical layout of the District of Columbia; Ability to communicate both orally and in writing; and skill in applying analytical and evaluative techniques.

Licensures, Certifications and other requirements

The incumbent must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.


Bachelor's degree in a related field i.e. transportation, business administration, or other related fields is desired.

Work Experience

Any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation.

Work Environment

The majority of the work is performed outdoors in all types of weather. The incumbent stands at intersections with traffic approaching from all directions while directing and managing pedestrian and vehicular traffic. The incumbent is exposed to noise and vehicular exhaust.

DDOT is an employer of choice for any job seeker who has passion, energy, and enthusiasm about our city. Employee benefits include:

Health and life insurance benefits and retirement benefits (More information about these benefits is available on the D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) website at
Complimentary Capital BikeShare Membership
Free rides on DC Circulator buses
Continued professional development, and professional growth through d.University, the in-house training available for all DDOT employees
Flexible work schedule (team and role dependent)
Employer-assisted housing loan program, providing payment and/or closing cost financing for first-time home buyers (restrictions apply)
The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.


Posted on: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
This listing expires on: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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