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Traffic Engineer

By July 25, 2022

VDOT (Virginia Department of Transportation)

Interested in building a career in engineering in an industry that will offer you long-term career opportunities? Do you strive to serve others and make the place where you work and live a better place to be? Then consider working for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) as a Traffic Engineer.

Richmond District Traffic Engineering is seeking a detail oriented individual to review, design, and produce traffic engineering plans in an accurate and precise manner utilizing good engineering judgement within established budgets/schedules and in adherence to federal/state standards, guidelines and policies. You will assist District staff during the preliminary engineering phase of project development, as it pertains to traffic engineering issues/components; review projects in the field; attend preliminary engineering meetings; serve as subject matter expert representing Traffic Engineering; and research traffic volume data for capacity analyses used in developing traffic control plans and detours. Review, design, and draft signing and pavement marking plans and transportation management plans; provide advice to designers, consultants, permit personnel, inspectors, and other personnel in traffic engineering pertaining to traffic engineering issues; and provide extraordinary customer service.

Exceptional recruitment incentive options for new external candidates may include one or more of the following: sign-on bonus, student loan repayment, VA College 529 plan, or annual leave grant.

We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application.

We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics: Your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values, therefore please access the following link: http://www.virginiadot.org/about/missionandvalues.asp to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply.

Knowledge of civil engineering principles/practices related to traffic control devices; and of project development process, policies, guidelines or regulations related to traffic control devices. Ability to train and evaluate the work of others; to plan, coordinate, prioritize multiple assignments within set timeframes; to interpret and use construction plans, Work Area Protection Manual, MUTCD, and Virginia Supplement to MUTCD; and to communicate effectively both orally and writing with internal/external customers. Skilled in MS Office and traffic engineering design programs. Valid driver’s license required.

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field and/or equivalent experience and training may substitute for degree. Experience performing traffic control design and applying traffic engineering practices/policies. Experience using Sidra or Synchro. Experience performing report writing, evaluation, research, and training. Knowledge of highway civil engineering principles/practices, VDOT Road Design Manual, Road and Bridge Specifications/Standards preferred. Engineering in Training certification (EIT) or Professional Engineering license preferred.

Once onboard, this position may be eligible for telework opportunities; availability, hours, and duration of telework shall be approved as outlined in the Commonwealth telework policy.

This position is eligible for VDOT’s Employee Referral Bonus Program. If you were referred to this opportunity by an existing VDOT employee, please be sure to answer the “How did you find out about this opportunity question” by selecting “Other” and entering their full name and either work email or phone number so we can be sure they are credited for any applicable rewards. Only one person may be entered.

VDOT utilizes a market based pay program, which has been approved by DHRM. Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the Commonwealth pay bands.

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx, or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.

State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 pm on the closing date through the Recruitment Management System (RMS). State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered.

Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State application and or resume. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided on the application, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section of the application and provide detailed information. Submitting an incomplete state application, or a state application lacking in detail, may impact your interview eligibility. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS Account to check the status of your application for this position.

To apply for this job email your details to Jarita.Taylor@vdot.virginia.gov

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