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Traffic Engineer (Transportation Engineer III)

By September 15, 2023

State Highway Administration

Open Recruitment
State Highway Administration
Traffic Engineer (Transportation Engineer III)
Grade 17 (0117) SP#23-52-17
Salary $60,801.00 – $97,940.00 Annually



The State Highway Administration’s (SHA) Office of Traffic and Safety (OOTS) is currently recruiting for a Traffic Engineer (Transportation Engineer III) in Anne Arundel County. This position is open to anyone who meets the minimum and selective qualifications listed below.  This is a position specific recruitment. The resulting list of eligible candidates will be used to fill this vacancy only. You will need to reapply for any future recruitment conducted for this job classification.

Nature of Work: This position is in the Traffic Engineering Design Division (TEDD) and serves as a traffic control device (TCD) Design Engineer. This position reports to the Team Leader of their TCD design team and is responsible for the project management, design, and coordination of engineering designs for TCD’s statewide, as well as overseeing the TCD design of design consultants. This position is accountable for the management and sound engineering of multiple projects, both generated within TEDD and by external SHA offices (e.g., District Offices, Office of Structures, Office of Highway Development). This position is performed in an office setting and in the field, requiring safety equipment per SHA policy, when working in the field.  The position will also assist the Team Leader to manage programs ranging from asset management, signing, traffic signal UPS and/or LED roadway lighting.
MDOT offers a generous and competitive benefits package.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Two (2) years of experience in professional engineering.

Selective Qualifications: One (1) year of the required experience must have involved traffic engineering.

This statement contains a selective qualification, which is more focused in scope than the minimum qualifications for this classification.  Selective qualifications are utilized when the position requires specific or additional bona fide occupational qualifications (i.e., knowledge, skill or abilities).

Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidate should have experience in one or more of the following:
Ability to learn and conduct design and review of traffic control device (TCD) plans using the principles of engineering.
Effective multi-tasking skills.
Ability to exercise and initiate judgment.
Ability to interpret and conform to laws, rules, regulations, and policies.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Experience and knowledge of professional transportation engineering principles, practices, and methods.
Skilled in using computer applications suitable to engineering projects.
Ability to communicate effectively and possess good customer service skills.
Ability and willingness to progress toward more complex work as time in the position increases.

1.  Additional work experience in professional engineering, or in technical engineering at the journey level or above, may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required education.
2.  Possession of a master’s degree in engineering may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
3.  Persons currently registered as Professional Engineers in the State of Maryland, or in a state with comparable requirements, are considered to have met the education requirements.

Licenses & Certifications:
Candidates must possess a driver’s license valid in the state of Maryland.

Additional Information:
TO APPLY:  All applicants must submit an application online at http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mdotmd (use of this option allows the application to be saved). Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. To receive credit for your work history and credentials you must list the information in the online DTS-1 application form. You may refer to a resume only to expand on information offered in the body of the online DTS-1 application.

Consideration for employment may be based solely on the contents of your application; therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for.

If you have held more than one (1) position at the same employer, you must list each position that you held, the length of time that you held each position, and the corresponding duties.
Applications must be submitted online by the closing date.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Administration at the number(s) listed below:

The selected candidate may be subject to background and reference checks. A conviction is not an automatic disqualification from employment. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

The State of Maryland offers excellent health and leave benefits, 401k benefits, pension plan, a free transit program, and advanced education and training opportunities.

Please Note: The State Highway Administration is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa or providing an extension of an existing H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H-1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please call at 410-545-5554.

Applicants who have education obtained outside of the U.S. will be required to provide proof of the equivalent U.S. education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service, such as the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://www.naces.org) or World Education Services: International Credential Evaluation (https://www.wes.org/).

The incumbent in this position may be a member of a covered bargaining unit.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. SHA does not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, or sexual orientation.

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