The Opportunity: The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Local Programs Office is currently seeking to fill the role of City Safety & Traffic Programs Manager, which is located in Olympia, WA. This position manages the City Safety Program and provides direct traffic engineering expertise to local jurisdictions throughout the state. The position identifies and proposes solutions to traffic and safety issues such as safety improvement location and countermeasure selection, traffic operations, traffic control and warning devices, and others. In addition, the position works with the Washington Transportation Professionals peer exchange, providing training and facilitating other peer exchange opportunities.
At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and perspectives while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. To learn more, please watch the following video: Why WSDOT?
This position will perform the following work:
Manage the City Safety program including developing the methodology to identify locations and agencies using crash data, developing calls-for-projects communications, working with cities to answer questions and develop projects, evaluating projects in-house and in the field, and identifying cities and projects to receive funding.
Manage and provide direct traffic engineering expertise to all local jurisdictions by assisting local agencies in identifying traffic safety and operations issues and propose traffic engineering solutions.
Work with the Washington Transportation Professionals peer exchange including sending out communications, maintaining e-mail distribution lists, and supporting peer exchange activities.
Provide training, write articles, and develop and maintain web pages related to City Safety and Traffic programs.
At a minimum, a candidate must possess:
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering.
Minimum of two (2) years of experience as a Transportation Engineer 3 or above; or equivalent experience at a local or different state agency.
Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and other laws, policies and standards.
Proficiency in conducting and interpreting crash analyses.
Experience in identifying appropriate safety countermeasures based on crash analysis.
Experience making presentations or conducting training in a technical meeting or classroom setting.
Valid driver's license and the ability to travel overnight as needed.
In addition, the following qualifications/certifications are desired:
Proficiency in conducting traffic analysis and interpreting traffic analysis output.
One (1) year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 4 or above; or equivalent experience at a local or different state agency.
Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Eirik Landes at LandesE@wsdot.wa.gov. Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-HQ-00848.
WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed recruiter. WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit https://www.uscis.gov/.
Internal Number: 19DOT-HQ-00848
About Washington State Department of Transportation
WSDOT’s Vision The Washington State Department of Transportation’s vision is to be the best in providing a sustainable and integrated multimodal transportation system.Mission statement The Washington State Department of Transportation provides and supports safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation options to improve livable communities and economic vitality for people and businesses.WSDOT’s Values•Safety - Promote the safety of the public and employees at all times•Inclusion - Ensure a wide array of perspectives, disciplines and backgrounds are represented in our outreach, decision making and workforce•Innovation - Foster an environment of trust that encourages creativity, finding solutions for challenges and leveraging opportunities•Integrity - Build trust with each other and our communities by being ethical, accountable, responsive and honest•Leadership - Inspire, motivate and support to give each other the confidence to do great things•Sustainability - Make decisions and take actions that promote the conservation of resources for future generations by focusing on the balance of economic, environmental and community needs