Feb 15, 2019
Apr 03, 2019
Full Time
Position Information

NOTE:  This recruitment is being re-announced to reflect fiscal year 2019 and to increase the applicant pool.  If you have previously applied for this position under a former announcement number, you do not need to re-apply unless you wish to update your application.

Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services is seeking a Design Engineer to join the Operations group for the Transportation Engineering and Operations Bureau (TE&O).

Specific duties Include:

  • Drafting and reviewing AutoCAD roadway design plans (i.e., sign & marking, pedestrian improvement, transit stop improvement, and Maintenance of Transportation), and concept and preliminary design plans to address operational safety concerns;
  • Reviewing site plans for school expansion and/or renovation projects and coordinating with Arlington Public School officials to provide technical expertise concerning safety operations;
  • Coordinating with other agencies and programs to provide technical support and expertise on transportation operational, access, and safety matters;
  • Developing design concepts, reviewing plans, and/or providing technical expertise for multi-modal urban safety improvement projects to include ADA and pedestrian requirements, bicycle accommodations, transit operations, and shared curb space usage;
  • Performing synchronization/capacity analysis and developing design alternatives for enhancements to the roadway network;
  • Conducting safety studies (i.e., all-way stop, pedestrian, collision, and speed) to develop short term and longer term design alternatives for small-scaled transportation enhancements to improve safety, mobility, and access;
  • Engaging with Arlington County customers by gathering transportation-related data to investigate customer concerns, attending civic association meetings, and responding to these concerns via written and/or verbal communication;
  • Developing, reviewing and/or evaluating procedural guidelines, technical standards, and policies for onsite surveys, investigations, evaluations, analyses, and the application of safety and access mitigation measures; and
  • Assisting with reviews and updates to the County Code and the development of a Standard Operating Safety Manual, the Operations team's webpage, and the TE&O bureau's Sharepoint site.
The ideal candidate will have excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills, and be proficient in a variety of software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, etc.

Arlington County offers a competitive salary and a great benefits package including a Defined Benefit (pension) plan. For more information on Arlington's family friendly benefits click here.

Selection Criteria

Minimum (Senior Engineer Level): A Bachelor's degree in Engineering plus considerable professional experience in transportation design and/or operations with a focus on multi-modal access, analysis, and safety.

Minimum (Journey Engineer Level): A Bachelor's degree in Engineering plus some professional experience in transportation design and/or operations with a focus on multi-modal access, analysis, and safety.

Minimum (Junior Engineer Level): A Bachelor's degree in Engineering plus experience using Autodesk Civil3D or similar CAD software.

Substitution: Experience may not be substituted for the Engineering Degree requirement. A Master's Degree in Civil Engineering may be substituted for one year of Engineering experience.

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

  • Experience developing technical policies, guidelines, and/or standards;
  • Experience investigating transportation operational & safety concerns and documenting findings and recommendations in a technical format;
  • Experience in project management and GIS coding and manipulation skills;
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD design and review and GIS programming applications; and/or
  • Certification as a Professional Engineer.

Special Requirements

This position will require travel around Arlington County for various meetings and field inspections. Applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence, or be willing to use alternative means of transportation. The applicant must provide or 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 will be contingent upon favorable review of the applicants driving record.

Additional Information

Work hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Employees that are registered as a Professional Engineer will be eligible for a pay premium of $2,600 annually.

This position is part of a broadband, competency based pay plan which encompasses a variety of responsibility levels from junior through senior and for which the overall annual salary range is $56,243.20 - $111,758.40. Individuals appointed to positions in this pay plan will be appointed at a salary based on their experience and training and the nature of the work assigned. Within pay guidelines, pay plan participants are eligible for variable salary increases based on performance, growth in responsibilities, and employee development on a yearly basis.

Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

NOTE: This position is listed as "open continuous." Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position has been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

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