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Engineering Specialist Signal OPT

Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Title: Engineering Specialist Signal OPT

Hiring Range: $56,454 - $91,738

Pay Band: 5

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Richmond District Office

Agency Website: www.virginiadot.org/jobs

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

VDOT is seeking a dynamic self-motivated individual to lead the effort of improving traffic signal system activities by actively participating in the continual effort of upgrading and expanding traffic signal systems for the Central Region Operations. You will evaluate, recommend, and perform modifications to existing signal configurations and lead development of new signal operation systems; design and/or review signal operation system coordination, including phasing and timing plans, utilizing Synchro and other traffic software; and ensure signal system timing activities are conducted in collaboration with Traffic Engineering, Traffic Signal Maintenance Operations as well as other divisions. The position will monitor traffic signal operation systems using computer applications as well as field observations; monitor system functions and performance using time-based reports and critical alarms; and evaluate critical alarms for needed actions to make necessary correctional adjustments to signal parameters in order to mitigate specific situations. Maintain/update databases pertaining to signal operation systems and isolated signalized intersection timing, phasing and inventory. You will coordinate with roadway projects that will impact signal operations; review/analyze traffic impact data using Synchro, HCS, Tru Traffic and other traffic analysis/simulation models; and review VDOT, land use development and locality roadway improvement projects impacting VDOT traffic signal operations. Coordinate VDOT traffic signal timings with local jurisdictions in District; maintain contact with applicable local agency representatives and develop a plan for establishing coordinated signal timings; and oversee VDOT actions needed to design, implement, and maintain inter-jurisdictional timing plans. Investigate customer generated work orders and prepare responses for management review, both internal and external, regarding traffic signal operation systems, signal timing and other signal operational issues. You will develop incident management plans, as well as respond to emergency signal timing change requests due to roadway shutdown. In addition, the position will assist with the region-wide effort of the deployment of the new McCain Controllers with D4 firmware and be responsible for managing both old and new systems throughout the region.

\"In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your resume.\"

VDOT is an emergency response agency, and this position is required to work outside of normal work hours during emergency/incident operations.

In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded short and long term disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching.

We are a â Virginia Values Veteransâ (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: https://www.virginiadot.org/about/missionandvalues.asp to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of federal and state rules, regulations, policies, procedures and standards related to traffic control devices.
  • Knowledge of theories and best practices applicable to traffic signalization equipment and capabilities
  • Ability to program signal controllers for coordinated arterial systems
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions regarding traffic signal operational improvements
  • Ability to perform math calculations
  • Ability to plan/prioritize multiple and competing assignments
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information both orally and in writing
  • Ability to closely collaborate within a team setting
  • Experience in traffic signal design and operations
  • Experience in traffic engineering principles/practices and ability to apply engineering principles/practices to a variety of complex projects
  • Skill in the use of computers, traffic related and other software applications
  • Valid driverâs license required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in traffic signal design and overall traffic signal operations.
  • Ability to program signal controller in TACTICS and D4 environments for coordinated arterial systems.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office software as well as a variety of traffic signal control and timing software (Synchro, Tru Traffic and etc. preferred)
  • experience managing information databases.
  • Degree in engineering or related field preferred; or equivalent education/experience.

Special Instructions:

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to â Your Applicationâ in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:55 pm on the closing date through the PageUp System. 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.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. For more information about our employment practices, please visit â Information for VDOT Employees and Applicantsâ: http://www.virginiadot.org/jobs/information_for_employees.asp.

â 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.â

Contact Information:

Name: Maureen Paciello

Phone: 804-801-4227

Email: maureen.paciello@vdot.virginia.gov

In support of the Commonwealthâs 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 Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging \u0026 Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind \u0026 Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


Posted: 2023-03-15 Expires: 2023-04-15

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Engineering Specialist Signal OPT

Virginia Department of Transportation
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

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