This is advanced professional and supervisory work in the field of regional transportation planning and traffic engineering.
An employee in this class has technical responsibility for the accomplishment of one or more major phases of the comprehensive transportation planning program.
Works under the direction of division management with considerable independent judgment in performing the duties and responsibilities of the job.
Plans and supervises the analysis, projection, design, and program development for major phases of the transportation planning program such as analysis and development of travel patterns, transportation facilities, or terminal and transfer facilities. Directs the analysis of the highway and transit networks. Designs and maintains records of all roads and streets in the transportation study area. Reviews highway design plans. Prepares anticipated traffic volumes for the program years. Assists in developing standards for and the testing of future transportation systems. Completes the planned transportation facilities and road and street inventories. Directs the analysis of terminal and transfer facilities and travel patterns. Drives to meet with officials from other jurisdictions to develop data and for coordination. Integrates and coordinates work with that of other planning specialists. Prepares comprehensive technical documents utilizing standard and customized computer software. Prepares and presents comprehensive technical information to federal, state and local officials and the general public. Performs related work as required.
Current registration as a professional engineer with the Ohio State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors and a minimum of three years of paid experience in traffic engineering or transportation planning with at least one year at the advanced level. Possession of a valid State of Ohio driver's license.
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of traffic and transportation planning and engineering. Knowledge of the federal, state, and local laws and objectives pertinent to regional development. Knowledge of socioeconomic, population, land use, and governmental factors bearing on transportation development analysis and forecasting. Knowledge of currently accepted supervisory practices.
Skill in the use of email, internet based systems, computerized spreadsheets, and word processing software. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with persons at all levels of the public and private sectors. Ability to effectively develop and convey ideas and information verbally and in written form. Skill in problem solving, negotiating, consensus building, compromise, group dynamics and creative decision making. Ability to supervise. Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
Competitive Examination Process
The selection process will consist of a competitive examination with credit for experience. A passing score must be obtained on the competitive examination in order to receive credit for experience. TEST WEIGHTS: Competitive Examination 90% and Experience 10%.
Candidates must meet the qualifications and requirements listed in the announcement at the time of examination and at the time of appointment.
NOTE: The competitive examination may be suspended if shown to be impractical because of an insufficient number of qualified candidates. The candidates will then be ranked in a standard manner based on 90% for qualifying and 10% for experience.
Residency and Veterans preference points will be awarded in conformance with the Akron City Charter if the candidate achieves a passing score in the competitive process.
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER REGISTRATION: An applicant having a current registration as a professional engineer with another State will be accepted conditionally provided that, if selected, registration as a professional engineer with the Ohio State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors must be obtained.
DRIVER'S LICENSE: An applicant having a valid driver's license from another state will be accepted conditionally provided that, if selected, an Ohio Driver's License must be obtained prior to appointment. Candidates having six or more points on their driving record at the time of appointment will be disqualified from further consideration.
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