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 and exercise engineering judgment to ensure the maximum operational effectiveness safety and efficiency of the transportation system.
Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent will investigate and analyze 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, ands special event traffic control); reviews street improvement plans to determine the need for traffic control devices; prepare plans, specifications and estimates for installation of 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.
Qualifications and Education
Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, transportation, accounting, business administration, business or commercial law, commerce, economics, finance, industrial management, statistics, traffic management, motor mechanics, or other fields related to the position.
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the District of Columbia government service, or equivalent public or private sector. Specialized experience is work that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position such as developing plans and work schedules for assigned projects; reviewing site plans and construction drawings to evaluate compliance with industry and District standards and the use of CADD information management and project tracking or other automated systems/programs known to the transportation industry.
M.S. in Engineering, Transportation Systems, Transportation Planning, Engineering Management, or Public Administration is preferred.
The work area is an office setting. The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts requiring normal safety precautions.
Licenses and Certifications
A Professional Engineer (PE) licensure is required and must be maintained. All applicants with a PE license in a jurisdiction other than the District of Columbia have 12 months to obtain a PE license within the District of Columbia or will be terminated.
EIT certification preferred.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
Other Significant Facts
Tour of Duty: Varies
Pay Plan, Series and Grade: CS-0801-13
Promotion Potential: No Known Promotion Potential
Duration of Appointment: Career Service – Regular
Collective Bargaining Unit: This position is covered under a collective bargaining unit and subject to union dues thru payroll deduction.
Emergency Designation: 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.
Position Designation: The incumbent of this position will be subject to enhanced suitability screening pursuant to Chapter 4 of DC Personnel Regulations, Suitability - Security Sensitive. Accordingly, the incumbent will be subject to pre-employment checks (criminal background checks, consumer credit check, traffic record checks, if applicable) as a condition of employment, and will be subject to periodic criminal background checks for the duration of your tenure.
Benefits May 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 www.dchr.dc.gov.)
Complimentary Capital BikeShare Membership
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)
EEO Statement: 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.