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TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER

  • 506545
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jun 2 2022 at 23:55 MST

DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION

Driving the future of transportation with a diverse and innovative team
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TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER -

TRAFFIC SIGNAL & SIMULATION ENGINEER

DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION

Job Location:

Address:  1615 W. Jackson St. Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $79,000 - $85,000 

Anticipated Salary: $82,000

Grade: 26

Closing Date: 06/02/2022

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for the efficient operation of traffic signals that are operated and maintained by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). This position interacts directly with local agencies and other ADOT stakeholders to facilitate the effective operation of traffic signals across jurisdictional boundaries. to aid Regional Traffic Engineer in addressing the engineering related tasks and challenges within the boundaries of the Central Region. The staff- member add support to the various TSMO Operational Regions on various traffic studies and transportation engineering reports. This position will also directly supervise other staff within the unit and maintain a standard work flow of tasks related to their work.

Job Duties:
  • Develop traffic signal phasing and timing plans. This includes data collection and analysis functions using various traffic signal optimization computer based programs, such as Synchro. Plan development will cover various traffic flow conditions, including planned special events as well as plans that may be used as part of an overall Traffic Incident Management plan in an Integrated Corridor Management framework

  • Communicate, cooperate, and collaborate with local agencies and other internal ADOT stakeholders in the development and implementation of traffic signal timing plans to facilitate the effective coordination of traffic signal operations across jurisdictional boundaries. This includes development and execution of various Inter-governmental Agreements (as needed).

  • Implement traffic signal timing plans and monitor performance. Implementation includes upload of timing plans using a central traffic signal software system(s). Monitoring includes development of performance measures, data collection/analysis, real time monitoring of performance using available CCTV cameras as well as data available from the central software system and other travel time monitoring systems.

  • Review and comment on traffic studies and transportation engineering reports, including any related field work to collect information for the TSMO Operational Regions.

  • Research and develop traffic signal hardware and software specifications. Prepare various reports, plans, schedules, and project needs statements in support of more efficient traffic signal operations.

  • Directly supervise two transportation engineering specialist and provide them with guidance and technical support in their assigned duties. Handle employee concerns and problems, counsels and disciplines staff, and complete employee performance appraisals.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):
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  • Knowledge in:

  • Knowledge of MUTCD, fundamentals of traffic signal timing and traffic flow theory. ADOT Traffic Guidelines and Processes and traffic safety.
  • Knowledge applying departmental policies and procedures, applicable laws, rules, policies and procedures applicable to program goals within the department.

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  • Skill in:

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Skilled in preparing technical reports related to traffic signal operations.
  • Analytical skills related to interrupted traffic flow theory and traffic signal operations.
  • Computer skills related to central traffic signal systems software and traffic signal operations analysis software.
  • Skill in the use of Google Suite and Microsoft Office.
  • Preferred skill in the use of Vissum.
  • Employee development.

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  • Ability in:

  • Ability to effectively communicate, cooperate, and collaborate with a broad spectrum of stakeholders at both the technical and administrative levels.
  • Ability to identify, define, and solve problems.
  • Preferred ability to implement signal timing into a signal controller and a central traffic signal system like Maxview or Transsuite
  • Manage others.
Selective Preference(s):
  • 4 year college degree in civil engineering, systems engineering, electrical engineering, or closely related field.
  • Significant Synchro experience.
Pre-Employment Requirements:

Valid Arizona Drivers license
Registered as a professional engineer in the State of Arizona

Benefits:

The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

Mandatory participation in the Arizona Retirement System (ASRS) is required.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 712-7279. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. ADOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.