Signal And Its Program Manager

Arlington, Virginia
$86,632.00 - $138,715.20 Annually
Sep 20, 2019
Oct 18, 2019
Specialty Trades
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Transportation Engineering & Operations Bureau (TE&O) within the Department of Environmental Services (DES) is seeking a Signal and ITS Program Manager. This position will manage the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) unit in TE&O. The primary function of this unit is to manage the County's Signal/ITS and Streetlight system.

The ITS unit is responsible for maintaining 296 traffic signals with a fiber optic backbone. It also operates and manages a growing portfolio of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) infrastructure, including currently 240 CCTV cameras, 35 permanent counting stations, 90 school flashers, and 15 pedestrian flashing beacons. Additionally, it also maintains around 7,500 County owned streetlights, while tracking and reporting outages for approximately 11,300 Dominion Energy (DE) streetlights. The team performs the design, construction, inspections, maintenance and operation of County traffic signals, ITS, and streetlights programs, and carries a portfolio of 30-40 capital projects comprising $30M at any given time. The ITS unit is also responsible for reviewing signal and streetlight related portion of site plans, development projects, and Maintenance-of-Traffic plans.

Specific duties include:
  • Managing a staff of design engineers, project management coordinators, engineering technicians, construction management specialists and graduate interns;
  • Providing strategic direction and long-range planning to the ever-changing traffic engineering program, including defining innovative traffic engineering objectives and technologies which includes selecting, designing and overseeing the installation and operation of traffic control devices and systems;
  • Managing the traffic components and review of design plans for all major County projects, including both CIP funded projects as well as private developer planned improvements;
  • Overseeing the management and operation of the Traffic Management Center, which includes ITS components and adaptive traffic control systems;
  • Conducting traffic engineering operations analysis and preparing technical reports and recommendations to optimize traffic flow and community safety through lighting and signage, including preparing technical specifications for traffic control devices, ITS projects and LED street lighting projects;
  • Managing the CIP and operational budget, including oversight of contractors, consultants and vendors;
  • Coordinating with the Department of Technology Services (DTS) on all IT related projects;
  • Researching and requesting grant funding from multiple sources; and
  • Creating and presenting Board Reports, Requests for Proposals, contracts and technical reports to both internal and external audiences.
The successful candidate will possess outstanding expertise and skills in traffic engineering, traffic signal operation, engineering design, project management, and capital improvement program management. Additionally, this position requires a proven track record of successfully working with various stakeholders and strong leadership qualities.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or other related field, plus at least three years of significant progressively responsible experience in traffic signal engineering design and traffic operations, including experience in capital project or program management.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • MS in Civil Engineering with a specialization in transportation or traffic engineering;
  • Experience with traffic management operations and planning, including ITS deployment;
  • Experience using advanced modeling techniques and software;
  • Experience with adaptive traffic control systems;
  • Experience with multi-modal design or operations, including pedestrian, bicycle, or transit; and/or
  • Professional engineering certification.

Special Requirements

Applicant must possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's state of residence at the time of appointment. 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 will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Additional Information

Work Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday with infrequent required overtime, meetings (some off-site), and availability for call-back in emergency situations.

Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website:

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or another related field?
  • Yes
  • No


Do you have at least three years of significant progressively responsible experience in traffic signal engineering design and traffic operations, including experience in capital project or program management?
  • Yes
  • No


Please select all of the following which you have experience in. Be sure that this experience is reflected in your application to receive full credit.
  • Traffic management operations and planning, including ITS deployment.
  • Using advanced modeling techniques and software.
  • Adaptive traffic control systems.
  • Multi-modal design or operations, including pedestrian, bicycle, or transit.
  • None of the above.


Are you a registered professional engineer?
  • Yes
  • No

Required Question

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