Washington County's Engineering, Traffic, and Survey (ETS) division within Land Use & Transportation (LUT) is looking to hire an experienced Traffic Engineer! We are looking for a traffic engineer who is passionate about traffic signals, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and emerging technologies in transportation. This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in taking ownership and managing the operations and maintenance of the traffic signal system and network of ITS devices throughout the County. We are looking for traffic engineering professionals who are passionate about transportation safety, traffic operations, and mobility and who are interested in utilizing their skills to improve their community. If you are interested in working in a dynamic and collaborative environment with an innovative and highly professional team, we want to hear from you.
The Traffic Engineer position is an advanced-level classification in the Engineering Series. Employees at this level should be fully trained and be able to provide direct engineering oversight to their work group. This is a MAPPS position that reports to the Traffic Engineering Principal Engineer and will directly supervise an Inspection Supervisor and a Traffic Analyst. The Traffic Engineer's primary responsibilities will be oversight of the operation, and maintenance of the Traffic Signal System, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) infrastructure, and Traffic Operation Center (TOC).
The Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate has five or more years of traffic signal timing experience as well as a thorough understanding of the systems, software, techniques, and technology used to manage a large network of traffic signals. The candidate must be a self-starter, interact well with the public, and be able to manage a group of maintenance and technical staff.
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and that candidate may come from a variety of backgrounds and lived experiences. If you're interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role, even if you believe you do not meet all of the hiring criteria described above.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Supervises the preparation of geometric design plans; signal design plans; traffic engineering investigations and reports; safety programs; sign and signal maintenance programs; manual striping programs; and related projects in accordance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and state and local laws.
Supervises, plans, and writes work orders for fabricating, installing, removing, or modifying traffic control devices including signs, striping, pavement markings, and traffic signals.
Supervises or prepares traffic signal timing and operations programs.
Undertakes and supervises special studies and engineering reports of both a theoretical and technical nature concerning long-range transportation planning, traffic design, and other transportation engineering topics as it relates to existing problem locations.
Assists in creating a positive and supportive work environment; enforces a safe workplace; establishes a culture of teamwork and communication; creates a workplace that promotes the organizational values of workplace diversity, equity and inclusion and actively promotes an environment respectful of living and working in a multicultural society.
Represents the Department at meetings related to traffic or transportation engineering.
Supervises the maintenance of a system of records on traffic accidents, high accident locations, traffic control installations, road logs, traffic volume, and traffic investigations.
Prepares and coordinates public releases of information pertaining to traffic patterns, detours, road closures, construction congestion, and other traffic-related information.
Confers with the public on traffic control problems and regulations.
Coordinates with other divisions and sections of the Land Use and Transportation Department, the Public Safety Department, and the Traffic Safety Committee on matters of traffic and pedestrian control and safety.
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Education and Experience:
A Master's degree in Structural or Civil engineering or a closely relation field; AND Two (2) years of responsible experience in traffic engineering. OR
A Bachelor’s degree in Structural or Civil engineering or a closely related field; AND Four (4) years of responsible experience in traffic engineering.
ADDITIONAL LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, PHYSICAL ABILITIES AND SPECIALTY REQUIREMENTS
Professional Engineers License (Issued by Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying) in civil or structural engineering is required within six months of start date.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record per Washington County policy.
Department of Motor Vehicle Records (DMV) Requirement Driving a motorized vehicle is an essential function of this position. Successful applicants must possess a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record. To review the Driver's License and Record Policy for Washington County:Driver's License & Records Policy.
Please be clear and specific in the applicable sections of the employment application about how your background is relevant. This information must also be consistent with your supplemental question responses if applicable.
Washington County is committed to using a Merit Based System in which recruiting, selecting, and advancing employees is based on their relative knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Selection Process 1. An evaluation of training and experience of submitted application packets will be performed by Human Resources. The timeframe to review will be the week of November 28, 2022.
2. Applications for candidates that meet minimum qualifications will be forwarded to a panel of subject matter experts (SME) who will review and score responses to the supplemental questionnaire. This process may take up to 2 weeks. 3. Our goal is to schedule oral panel interviews with candidates that successfully passed the SME evaluation step as soon as possible. 4. Washington County will perform a driving records check on the candidates that successfully pass the oral panel interviews and are selected for the position.
Please note: This recruitment may be used to fill future full-time and part-time vacancies inthe same classification, or job family,that may become available within the next six-month period.
We are committed to using a merit-based system in which recruiting, selecting, and advancing employees is based on their relative knowledge, skills, and abilities. Washington County values a culture of equity, diverse perspectives, and life experiences. Our organization embraces innovation, collaboration and work-life harmony. We offer job stability, a comprehensive benefits package, and an opportunity to serve and support our diverse community. We are an equal-opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and an inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: A reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in the selection process for this recruitment. To obtain confidential assistance, please contact Human Resources at 503-846-8606 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours before the step(s) of the selection process for which you feel you need accommodation.
Questions about this recruitment? Contact Brighton Bohnenkamp, Talent Acquisition Business Partner at Brighton_Bohnenkamp@washingtoncountyor.gov
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When you say "Yes" to us, expect an organization that invests in your personal and professional development, an award-winning benefits and wellness program, an inclusive culture that welcomes ideas and perspectives from every employee, and an opportunity to make a direct impact in our community.
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