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Transportation Spec (Traff Op)

By November 8, 2021
  • Full Time
  • 250 M St SE
  • December 3, 2021

District Department of Transportation

Job Summary

This position serves as an advisor in Traffic Engineering and Safety Division (TESD) on planning, designing and constructing local, capital and federal projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

Incumbent serves as advisor to the Deputy Associate Director and the Associate Director, Operations Administration and other high-ranking officials on comprehensive traffic planning processes. Plans may contain many variables and complex technical traffic planning questions. Develops, reviews, analyzes and provides recommendations on the impact and relationships of different physical, economic, social, and functional elements of traffic projects and probable/possible effects on the surrounding community. Prepares reports in graphic form. Participates in negotiations for and administration of contracted work efforts and develops Statements of Work (SOW). Conducts continuing survey and data monitoring to ensure all contracted work conforms to current DDOT/TOA acquisition policies. Performs expert transportation planning duties associated with investigating and analyzing 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 regulations, residential permit parking, work zone safety, maintenance of traffic plan reviews, traffic control plans (TCP) approval inspection, and special event traffic control.

Incumbent assesses the operational effectiveness or the transportation system relative 10 capacity, design, level of service and safety. Collects and analyzes data on traffic operations, pedestrian planning and design, transportation system management, safety enforcement and transit and traffic operational requirements. Incumbent reviews, analyzes and provides technical comments on design plans submitted by private consultants and other DDOT Administrations for conformance with District standards. Analyzes and recommends solutions to traffic problems as identified by Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, (ANC) community groups, technical staff and elected officials. Incumbent represents DDOT in all areas of traffic planning meetings, conferences, and hearings as well serves as a representative for DDOT with ANC groups, professional groups such as engineers, architects, lawyers, etc., and others that may be directly concerned with traffic planning problems and local officials. Collaborates with federal and surrounding local transportation/traffic officials to identify problems and potential impact, and selects logical approach to problem solving, relying on accepted planning practices and precedents; Incumbent develops scopes of work for consultant studies designed to improve transportation systems and safety.

Prepares technical position papers, reports, and policies on issues intended to increase the operational efficiency and safety of the city’s transportation system. Coordinates with other office personnel to include; safety, engineering and planning, and District and regional agencies to ensure mutual commitment in basic policy regarding land use and transportation system compatibility. Attends meetings, seminars and conferences relating to traffic planning; and formulates, plans, implements techniques, and develops broad strategies a procedures to conduct complex and comprehensive planning processes that are conventional in nature, but are of considerable scope.

Qualifications and Education

Education: Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study — accounting, business administration, business or commercial law, commerce, economics, engineering, finance, industrial management, statistics, traffic management, transportation, motor mechanics, or other fields related to the position.


Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position and has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position including but are not limited to professional knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles and practices of transportation community and regional planning and coordination, and ability to develop plans and work schedules for assigned transportation projects. Ability to exercise initiative and resourcefulness in event planning and public space activation.  To be creditable, the incumbent must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression.

Licenses and Certifications


Work Environment

The work is performed in the normal office setting and in the field, when investigating and analyzing street traffic conditions and conducting traffic studies, etc. Field work may bring the incumbent to construction sites and in contact with construction materials (soils, concrete, asphalt, steel, etc.).

Other Significant Facts

Tour of Duty:  Varies

Promotional Potential: No known promotion potential

Pay Plan, Series and Grade: CS-2101-13

Collective Bargaining Unit: (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit (union) represented by AFGE Local 1975 and you may be required to pay union dues through direct payroll deduction.

Position Designation: This position has been designated as security sensitive therefore the incumbent of this position will be subject to enhanced suitability screening pursuant to Chapter 4 of DC Personnel Regulations, Suitability and as such, incumbents of this position shall be subject to criminal background checks, background investigations, and mandatory drug and alcohol testing, as applicable.

Emergency Designation: This position has been designated as an essential 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 operations, food distribution, and communication. These duties may be performed when the government is closed or when most employees are dismissed early.

Incumbent is required to perform work after normal duty hours, attend community meetings, and may be required to be on standby duty status, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator’s permit.

Employee Benefits May Include:

DDOT is an employer of choice for any job seeker who has passion, energy, and enthusiasm about our city.  Employee benefits 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
Free rides on DC Circulator buses
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)
Vaccination Requirement

The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Government of the District of Columbia.

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.

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