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Transportation Engineer IV

Performs highly advanced and complex transportation engineering work in one or more functional areas such as planning, project development and design, construction, transportation/traffic operations and/or maintenance. Ensures compliance with applicable federal and state laws, policies, procedures, standards and guidelines. Work requires contact with governmental officials and private entities. Employees at this level are virtually self-supervising and assume direct accountability for the work product.
Duties
The essential duties for this job include:
Assists Area Engineers with construction contract administration matters.
Assists in utilization of available funds to improve and install traffic control devices.
Coordinates traffic engineering studies and traffic counts.
Designs, installs, maintains and repairs all traffic management computer/communication/video systems and/or traffic signals, radios, and railroad crossing equipment.
Interprets manuals and required guidelines for traffic operations.
Investigates and responds to public complaints on traffic signals, signs, railroad crossings, pavement markings, traffic management systems or other traffic related items.
Provides technical assistance for the development of rural ITS/traffic management corridors.
Resolves differences between contractors and inspectors.
Reviews and revises schematics, PS&E, project designs, shop drawings and field changes for traffic control devices, signals, signs, markings, detours, traffic control plans, electrical distribution and roadway lighting and traffic management systems.
Reviews traffic engineering studies, warranting of traffic signals and speed zones.
Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.
Competencies
The required competencies for this job include:
Communicate effectively
Applicable plans, specifications and estimates preparation, review, processing and compliance requirements
Construction, operation and maintenance of traffic control devices
Traffic management systems operations
Traffic signal systems design, testing and maintenance operations
Budgeting methods and procedures
Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups
Applying engineering principles, practices and methods in job responsibilities
Performing basic design and drafting
Education
This job requires the following:
Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering related discipline
Work Experience
This job requires the following:
6 years in Transportation engineering
(Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated parttime equivalent)
No supervisory experience required.
Related graduate level education may be substituted for experience on a year per year basis.
Licenses and Certifications
The following Licenses and/or Certifications are required for this job:
Valid Driver License
Licensed Prof Engineer
Safety Impact Certificate
Safety Impact certifications are not required at the time of application. As required, the Safety Impact, Commercial Driver and/or Vessel Crewmember certification(s) will be issued by TxDOT at the time of hire.
Other Conditions:
Professional engineers licensed in another state, but not currently licensed in the State of Texas, must (1) meet the license requirements of the State of Texas Engineering Practices Act, (2) obtain a professional engineering license from the Texas Board Of Professional Engineers within six (6) months of the date of hire, and (3) sign an agreement to that effect as a condition of employment.
This is a Safety Impact position (either Safety Impact, Commercial Driver and/or Vessel Crew Member) and will be subject to random drug testing.
Conditions of Employment
Safety Impact certifications are not required at the time of application. As required, the Safety Impact, Commercial Driver and/or Vessel Crewmember certification(s) will be issued by TxDOT at the time of hire.
Must pass a drug test prior to employment for commercial driver, safety impact and vessel crewmember positions. Commercial drivers, safety impact employees and vessel crewmembers will be subject to additional drug and alcohol testing during employment.
Required to work weekends and holidays.
Required to work hours other than 8 to 5.
Required to work under exposure to inclement weather conditions.
Required to wear personal protective equipment provided by employer and comply with all safety requirements.
Driver's record check will be conducted by the Department. Satisfactory driving records are required for driving state or personal vehicles and motor driven equipment to conduct agency business.
Must attend work regularly and observe approved work hours.
External final applicants for any department position who could potentially be required to drive for the department must pass a drug test prior to employment and will be subject to reasonable cause testing during employment.
External final male applicants who are 18-25 years of age will be required to furnish proof of registration or exemption from registration with the Selective Service System.
Successful completion of a post-offer/pre-employment physical exam at the employer's expense is required.
If hired, employee must provide document(s) within three (3) days of hire date that establish identity and employment eligibility. A complete list of acceptable documents is on file with the local Texas Workforce Commission office or http://www.twc.state.tx.us/.
As part of its employment process, TxDOT may procure or have prepared a criminal background check. An applicant with an unsatisfactory criminal background check report is ineligible to be hired for the position for which the report is initiated.
Remarks
No job description available
Applicant Information
If requested, reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities for any part of the employment process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.The Texas Penal Code (Section 32.52) prohibits the use of fraudulent or substandard degrees. Education and degree information listed on applications will be verified for all final applicants. See "Education Verification" on http://www.txdot.gov/careers/verification.htm page for information on verifying degrees.
Initial screening is based on the Education and Experience minimum requirements defined in the job posting. Interviewee selection is based on applicant information explaining how they meet each Competency requirement in the summary of experience).
Official transcripts or other minimum requirement validations will be requested at the time of the conditional job offer.An internal applicant who is selected for a position in their current salary group that has the same state title is not eligible for a salary increase.An internal applicant who is selected for a position in their current salary group with a new state title may receive an increase up to 3.4%.AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Job postings expire at 11:59 PM CST (Central Standard Time) on the Posting Close Date.



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