Section 27 - Traffic Engineering
As part of Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as an Engineer Intern 1 or 2, Engineer 3, Engineer 4, or Engineer 5 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for the Engineer 5 is $117,936. Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities" page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.
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1201 Capital Access Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
"The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is an equal employment opportunity employer and serves as a model employer for individuals with disabilities. DOTD does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, or pregnancy, and prohibits harassment of any type."
Possession of a current Louisiana Engineer Intern Certificate.
Applications will be accepted from persons who possess a current Engineer Intern Certificate in states other than Louisiana. However, the applicant will be required to obtain a Louisiana Engineer Intern Certificate prior to appointment. The hiring agency will verify that all requirements are met.
Louisiana Engineer Intern Certificates are issued by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board. Licensing requirements may be viewed at www.lapels.com
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To apply scholastic theory and elementary engineering skills to a variety of tasks involving standard procedures and practices in the field, office, or laboratory in order to acquire practical experience for licensure.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Direct from a higher-level engineer.
Functional supervision may be exercised over Engineering Technicians.
LOCATION OF WORK:
May be used by all state agencies.
Differs from Engineer Intern Applicant by the presence of a Louisiana Engineer Intern certificate. Differs from Engineer Intern 2 by the absence of independence when completing basic assignments.
Examples of Work
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Assists in economic justification studies for proposed engineering facilities and performs computations and analyses of cost-benefit engineering considerations.
Applies basic engineering formulas to routine calculations.
Assists in the instruction and training of water and sewerage superintendents and operators in the safe and efficient operation of their plants and in the performance of such routine tests as are necessary for proper control of the treatment process.
Assists in the training of operators of swimming pools, etc. and occasionally aids in the classroom and field training of sanitarians.
Collects samples for chemical and/or bacteriological laboratory analysis, using special techniques as required.
The primary responsibilities of the Traffic Engineering Development gang are to design and review traffic control devices and roadway geometric features for state roadway projects. This position serves as a Traffic Engineer with knowledge of the study, design, construction, operation and maintenance of traffic control devices including traffic signals, pavement markings, and signs, as well as geometric road features such as roadway horizontal and vertical geometry, intersections, islands, interchanges, and medians. In the performance of duties, the position corresponds with the general public, consultants, other engineers in the Department, other state agencies, and local and statewide political leaders.
35% The position functions as the project manager for the design of project plans for the construction of traffic control devices including guide and regulatory signs, pavement markings, traffic signals, and roadway geometric features. The position utilizes CAD software to prepare plans including title sheets, summary sheets, quantity sheets, plan sheets, and special details. The position prepares cost estimates, prepares shop drawings, and calculates signal timings. The position also reviews and develops roadway geometry to ensure it meets DOTD policy and national design guidance for geometric design. This range of expertise includes routine through highly complex traffic control and roadway design projects.
35% The position functions as a task manager for the review of traffic control (work zone), signing, traffic signals, and project permits. The position prepares and reviews traffic-engineering reports requiring the collection and interpretation of field data. Performs routine to highly complex engineering calculations to determine roadway horizontal and vertical geometric features that in some cases may include developing solutions to geometric, environmental, cost, traffic control and traffic maintenance constraints. Utilizes traffic-engineering software to determine signal timings, traffic delays, and sign shop drawings. Also uses Cad Software to review and develop geometric solutions to plans for the proper selection and placement of geometric and traffic control devices.
25% The position assists with the development of Department policy through the interpretation of national standards defined by the MUTCD and AASHTO Geometric Guidelines. This position prepares Standard Plans, typical details, special details, and plan sheets for inclusion in project plans. Evaluates nonstandard design, reviews designs developed by other design professionals and recommends approval of design exceptions in cases where design decisions fall outside national guidance for standard practice.
5% May be required to perform other duties as necessary including, but not limited to, emergency/disaster support activities.