ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN (TRANSPORTATION)

Location
Arlington County, Virginia
Salary
$62,316.80 - $95,243.20 Annually
Posted
May 13, 2022
Closes
May 27, 2022
Ref
8314-22A-DES-HQ
Hours
Full Time
Position Information
Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services is seeking an Engineering Technician to perform transportation-related technical and investigative work in the Transportation Engineering & Operations Bureau.

Specific duties include:

  • Investigating, collecting and analyzing data related to traffic signs, pavement markings, curb space usage, pedestrian and bicycle activity, and other multi-modal elements of the urban street network;
  • Making decisions on placement of traffic and parking signs, installation of pavement markings and other transportation engineering solutions to improve safety based on County guidelines and national standards;
  • Investigating, generating, and issuing right-of-way permits for PODS, block parties, special events, moving vans, tour buses and other requests that require temporary closure of the public right-of-way;
  • Representing the TE&O Bureau as the transportation expert for approving permits for Special Events;
  • Understanding, applying, and communicating transportation codes and standards verbally and in writing;
  • Preparing graphic materials, less complex plans, reports, and documented operational decisions using Microsoft Office Suite, or other transportation engineering software applications; and
  • Using data management systems to input work orders, and track, implement, and field-verify traffic and parking signage and pavement markings.

The ideal candidate will have the following:
  • A working knowledge of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), and its use relative to traffic signs, pavement markings and street operations;
  • Ability to use nationally-recognized standards and the County's standard practices to make decisions based on on-site operating conditions, safety and accessibility;
  • Strong written and verbal skills to communicate with the public and County stakeholders.

Selection Criteria
Minimum: High school diploma, or the equivalent, plus three years of experience in transportation engineering operations or a related field.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for up to two years of the education requirement on a year for year basis. Completion of college courses in engineering, engineering associate, or a directly related field may be substituted for up to one year of experience on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • One year of experience using software to track data and generate reports;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Experience conducting transportation engineering studies;
  • Working knowledge of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and the Virginia Work Area Protection Manual (VAPM); and/or
  • Undergraduate degree or coursework in an engineering field.

Special Requirements
The applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Covid-19 Vaccination : Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety, and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.

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