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  • 510984
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Oct 6 2022 at 23:55 MST


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Job Location:

Address:  205 S. 17th Avenue,  Phoenix,  AZ  85007 

This position may offer the ability to work remotely, within Arizona, based upon the department's business needs and continual meeting of expected performance measures.

Posting Details:

Salary: $91,657.18 - $101,657.18 

The anticipated salary for this position is: $95,700.00

Grade: 27

Job Summary:

Are you interested in an environment where leaders foster a culture based on respect for people and continuous improvement?   ADOT leaders model a collaborative, problem solving, and coaching based culture focused on employee engagement and development. Leaders are accountable, transparent, and communicative as they sustain an inclusive, diverse, and safe environment. ADOT leaders are visible and present, demonstrating: We are One ADOT

The Transportation Engineer Senior position is responsible for applying all supervisory responsibilities and duties including personnel actions under guidance of HR, Budget, Traffic Engineering Guidance and Procedures. This position updates and maintains traffic-related Standard Drawings and Specifications, Manual of Approved Signs, Arizona Supplement of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), and reviews of proposed changes by The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) or National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD) to the current MUTCD. Also, performs and coordinates compliance review of in-house and consultant projects and completes all tasks assigned by the Standard Committees to the Traffic and Safety Subcommittee. Model ADOT values through leading, coaching and developing  problem solvers to  implement and sustain a continuous improvement culture. Leaders are accountable, transparent, and communicative as they foster an inclusive, diverse, and safe environment.

The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State’s Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona, unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.

Job Duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Be the Chair of the Traffic and Safety Subcommittee and responsible for all tasks assigned by the Standard Committee. Take the lead and work with the Subcommittee members, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Contract and Specifications to take it to completion. Obtain approvals from FHWA on any completed assignment by the Standard Committee. Work with the Approved Products List (APL) team to evaluate new traffic related products for possible inclusion in the APL.

  • Prepares and maintains Traffic Guidelines and Processes (TGPs) for all Traffic Engineering related items. Develop, prepare and maintain Standard Drawings for Traffic Control, Signing and Marking and AZ Supplement of the MUTCD. Maintain the manual of approved signs to current standards. Interpret information related to MUTCD. Represent the Traffic Engineering Groups and ADOT in meetings. Responsible for updating traffic related documents on ADOT’s webpage.

  • Serve as compliance manager fcr in-house and consultant projects to ensure adherence with the State and Federal laws and Design Guidelines. Coordinate all activities related to compliance review work with Team Leaders to assign tasks as well. Review plans, engineering studies, reports, estimates and special provisions developed internally or externally for completeness and adherence to applicable guidelines and standards.

  • Perform general managerial and supervisory duties such as assigning tasks and providing technical guidance, conduct performance reviews, coaching, mentoring and monitor employees progress. Work with the ASO and HR on disciplinary actions to ensure compliance with the State Policies and Regulations. Support and promote Partnering and ADOT Mission, Vision and Goals.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):


Knowledge of:

  • Advanced technical knowledge of principles and practices of civil and traffic engineering as applied to the development, maintenance and improvement of the State Highway System

  • AASHTO traffic specifications, standards and best practices relating to traffic engineering

  • Computer science and clear understanding of the traffic policies and procedures

  • Federal and State statutes, agency standards, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to the areas of assignments including safety procedures and practices

  • Traffic engineering and Safety countermeasures


Skills in:

  • Strong interpersonal relationships to provide leadership, motivation and guidance to a highly professional and technical staff

  • Research techniques related to complex engineering assignments, research papers and reports

  • Following established guidelines


Ability to:

  • Coach and develop employees including continuous improvement practices and principles

  • Develop and foster a respectful and trustworthy environment for the Section staff and partnering spirit with agency staff

  • Plan, organize and optimize available resources to meet multiple quality and schedule goals for the section and staff

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering as well as experience equivalent to a Transportation Engineering grade 26.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

*This position requires the incumbent to be registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona.

This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete and sign PART 1 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.11 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR.


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

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.


Mandatory participation in the Arizona State 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.


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.