Traffic Signal Operations Specialist – Associate in Engineering 2
Highway Division – Region 2 Tech Center
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ODOT's Region 2 Tech Center, located in scenic Salem, is recruiting for a traffic signal operations specialist to conduct Region 2 signal timing investigation studies and activities. This position will conduct traffic signal warrant and capacity analysis and traffic signal timing fieldwork.
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- This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for April, 04/18/2018 at 8:00 a.m., but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
- This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop and install traffic signal timing for the traffic signals throughout Region 2.
- Review and adjust existing signal timing in the field.
- Maintain a complete file record of each signal on the state highway system within the region.
- Help develop, install, and monitor interconnected signal system timing plans.
- Collaborate with ODOT electricians, signal technicians, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) coordinators to implement traffic control technologies and ITS devices at signalized intersections.
- Evaluate problems and provide solutions for construction related activities related to signal/device construction or operation.
- Partner with contractors and project management personnel to ensure traffic problem solutions are appropriate and corrective action is implemented in a timely manner.
- Conduct signal warrant analysis and engineering investigations of proposed signal locations and prepare reports.
- Maintain a listing of signals warranted and approved for installation on the state highway system and provide a detailed proposed signal installation report to management.
- Conduct field studies and traffic investigations and recommend improvements and/or changes.
- Represent the Region 2 Traffic Unit at public meetings and internal ODOT meetings and conferences.
Completion of and passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and one year of experience applying professional engineering theory, principles and methods.
Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).
Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.
- Degree in civil, traffic, or transportation related engineering.
- Knowledge and understanding of signal operation principles
- Knowledge of and/or experience working with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
- Experience using traffic signal analysis software such as Synchro.
- This position works in both an office environment with use of a computer workstation and in the field.
- Regular travel throughout Region 2 is required.
- Field work involves exposure to extreme traffic and weather conditions.
- Long periods of standing and walking may be required.
- This person may be responsible for presenting complicated technical analysis to unreceptive audiences and will be expected to relate information to relevant department policy or decisions.
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This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for April, 04/18/2018 at 8:00 a.m., but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
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For questions about the job announcement or online application, please call 503-986-7146 or email odotrecruitmentEM@odot.state.or.us.
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.