Associate in Engineering 2 – Traffic Designer

  • Full Time
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Associate in Engineering 2 – Traffic Designer
Oregon Department of Transportation
Highway Division – Region 4
Traffic Section
Bend, Oregon

The role: The traffic designer helps provide a safe and efficient highway system by creating permanent signing, pavement markings, illumination, intelligent transportation system (ITS), and traffic signal designs of moderate complexity based on analysis of engineering data and related investigation information.

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

A day in the life:

  • Prepare designs and contract plans of moderate complexity for traffic signal, intelligent transportation system, illumination, permanent signing and pavement marking installations.
  • Coordinates design activities with other engineering sections and outside engineering agencies.
  • Review plans, special provisions and estimates prepared by consultants and makes recommendations for correction and/or approval.
  • Collaborate with Traffic Operation staff, electricians, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) coordinators to develop designs for implementing traffic control technologies and ITS devices at signalized intersections.
  • Review material submittals and change orders on projects under construction.
  • Monitor the requirements of statewide standards and revise engineering detail sheets, specifications, and estimates accordingly.
  • Position requires both office work (90%) and outdoor work (10%).
  • Outdoor work may be necessary in inclement weather and in heavy traffic conditions.
  • Travel may be required, region-wide when necessary.
  • Statewide travel may be required for training or to balance workload between regions.

To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email Sr. Recruitment Consultant Janelle Brown.

What’s in it for you:

  • Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.
  • Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
  • Work/life balance and 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules and competitive benefits packages. Click here to visit our full benefits website.
  • Multi-modal ride sharing! Get There is Oregon’s easy-to-use carpool matching tool and trip planner that will get you where you need to go.
  • Live, work and play in Bend, Oregon!

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What we need:

  • Completion of and passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam AND
  • One (1) year of experience applying professional engineering theory, principles and methods.

You will be required to use a vehicle to conduct business. You must possess and maintain a valid driver license and acceptable driving record. Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.

Note: Work experience gained through internships will be counted toward required experience.

What we’d like to see:

  • If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
  • Experience with computer aided drafting and design. Experience with Microstation and InRoads is preferred.
  • Experience designing and/or implementing traffic signal, illumination, signing and striping related infrastructure.
  • Experience preparing construction specifications and estimates.
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary project team environments.

We may give preference to candidates who have field construction experience related to transportation.

How to apply:

  • Attach a resume. Your resume must include complete dates for each employer.
  • Attach a cover letter. Your cover letter must be limited to no more than two (2) pages and clearly demonstrate how your experience and training relates to the questions or statements listed below. Please address your cover letter to Traffic Unit Manager Mark Barrett. Generic cover letters and/or cover letters that do not address the questions or statements listed below will be graded as non-responsive. If you are an external applicant, you must upload in ‘Resume/CV’ section of the application.
  1. Describe your level of experience using computer aided drafting (CAD) software and describe how you used this tool to design at least one project.
  2. Describe your level of experience designing and/or implementing traffic signal related infrastructure. Give an example of a project you worked on and what signal related components were included.
  3. What are some of the tools you have used to prepare a signing and striping plan for a transportation related project.
  4. Describe your experience preparing cost estimates, special provisions, and contract plans for public works projects. Specific examples are encouraged.
  5. Describe some of the common features that must be considered on a transportation related construction project.
  6. ODOT uses project teams to develop their transportation projects. These teams can consist of not only various internal technical disciplines, but local agency and elected officials. Describe your skills that demonstrate your ability to lead and interact with a diverse team of stakeholders with diverse agendas. Provide specific examples.
  • Complete questionnaire.
  • After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the public records request authorization. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the PRR task will come to your Workday inbox.
  • If you are a veteran, the task to claim preference will come after the PRR question. For privacy reasons, please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application or combine it with any other required document attachments. We will ask you for your documents later in the process. If you need time to locate or order your documents from the VA, please contact the recruiter at the phone number or email under the ‘Need help?’ section below.

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The fine print:

  • Warning! The system will timeout after 20 minutes of inactivity. You must submit your application after you begin the process. You cannot save your progress and come back to it later.
  • We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as your related work experience, your education and the overall professionalism of your application materials.
  • If you are a veteran you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference. If you checked that you are a veteran, we will ask you for your documents later in the process. It is important that you submit your documents as soon as you receive the request. If you need time or need to order your documents from the VA, please contact the recruiter at the phone number or email above. Do not attach your documents to your application when you submit.
  • We do not offer Visa sponsorship. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US.
  • Don’t attach extra documents. We will only look at documents that we ask for.
  • We will conduct name-based criminal background checks on final candidates, not including current ODOT employees. All applicants may be subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.
  • You will be represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).

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ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding EEO/AA/ADA, contact the employee civil rights and diversity manager at 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at 503-986-3700. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.

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