Arlington, Virginia
$58,739.20 - $89,772.80 Annually
Jul 23, 2021
Aug 06, 2021
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) is currently seeking motivated and service minded individuals for to join our team of over 460 employees who serve a diverse and engaged community by upholding the core principles of the department .

ACPD is currently hiring a Transportation Safety Supervisor to help provide front line supervision of Transportation Safety Specialists (TSS) assigned to the Special Operations Section. The mission of the TSS Unit is to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, and users of multi-modal transportation on county roadways. In addition to providing frontline supervision to Transportation Safety Specialists, the supervisor will manage the maintenance, replacement and deployment of a wide array of transportation safety technology and equipment. The Transportation Safety Supervisor will also be responsible for developing and delivering training programs that encompass such topics as traffic direction and control, verbal de-escalation techniques, applicable traffic and parking laws, deploying electronic traffic safety related equipment, and will also manage the day-to-day requirements of Police Department pedestrian safety initiatives.

The Transportation Safety Supervisor is a non-sworn uniformed employee within the Police Department that serves as an active contributor to the Police Department's mission of reducing crime, improving quality of life, and creating an environment where all people may live safely and without fear. The position is also responsible for supporting special events, school crossings, and providing information and assistance to members of the public. The Transportation Safety Supervisor is a highly visible representative of County Government and the Police Department that promotes safety, security, and competence through their active presence in the community.


Planning, managing, and coordinating the work of traffic control services and transportation safety regulations on County roadways:

  • Coordinates the workload of TSS during regular hours and during after-hours emergency response;
  • Ensures compliance with department policies and procedures and traffic safety regulations;
  • Maintains familiarity with pertinent rules and regulations/policies and procedures including any developments or changes;
  • Develops, monitors, and updates long and short-term goals and objectives of the unit to enhance transportation safety services provided;
  • Interacts with other County departments, vendors, and the general public to address complaints, answer questions and provide information related to transportation safety;
  • Works collaboratively with the Department of Environmental Services' (DES) Transportation, Engineering, and Operations Bureau (TEO) on safety issues surrounding all forms of multi-modal transportation, including e-scooters, electric and traditional bicycles, and pedestrians;
  • Serves as a Transportation Safety Specialist when needed by helping direct traffic, function as a crossing guard, patrol assigned areas for parking violations, deploy traffic safety equipment, and other related duties;
Monitoring and evaluating the police department's transportation safety program data:

  • Analyzes traffic data and recommends actions for safety enhancements and improvement;
  • Trains staff on proper data collection methods and analyzing data to develop traffic safety standards;
  • Manages the completion of inspections and coordinates the repair and maintenance of vehicles, traffic control devices and other equipment as required;
  • Ensures field equipment is set up correctly, in proper working condition, and reports any unsafe equipment;
Performing supervisory and related activities:

  • Establishes standards and guidelines of performance;
  • Conducts employee evaluations and annual reviews;
  • Investigates allegations of policy and procedure violations of subordinates;
  • Manages staff recruitment, training, and coaching;
  • Organizes and conducts on the job training, and determines when new employees are sufficiently trained or are in need of remedial training; and
  • Provides interpretation of County, Department, and Division policies and procedures.
Qualified candidates will have strong written and verbal communication skills and the knowledge, skills, and/or experience to develop transportation safety programs for the TSS Unit.

Selection Criteria

  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Considerable experience performing traffic direction and control; and
  • Additional certification requirements outlined in the Special Requirements section.
Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:

  • First line supervisory experience;
  • Working in public safety or transportations safety related programs;
  • Working with traffic safety equipment such as variable messaging signboards, traffic/speed analysis equipment, traffic cones, or vehicle trailers; or
  • Interacting and with the public in stressful or confrontational situations and deescalating situations where you are interacting with confrontational individuals.

Special Requirements
Work environment: Transportation Safety Supervisors conduct their work in an environment that involves walking several miles per day for extended periods of time while outdoors in all types of weather to include heavy rain, extreme heat and extreme cold and frequently operate motor vehicles of varying size. Other physical aspects of the position include bending over and lifting parking boots that weigh up to 35 pounds, and carrying, lifting, and loading stacks of traffic cones and barricades that weigh up to 40 pounds per stack from beds of pick-up trucks and rapidly deploying them along the roadway.

Background check: Due to the sensitive nature of this position, candidates receiving consideration will be required to undergo a pre-employment polygraph examination and a character/background investigation conducted by the Police Department. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record, criminal history, background check, and polygraph.

Certification and license requirements:

  • Within 18 months of employment, the TSS Supervisor must obtain Traffic Control Certification AND complete the following courses: 1) Trailer and Towing Operations; 2) Operations and Specialized Vehicles (vans and wagons).
  • Candidates must have the ability to obtain Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN) State Operator Certification.
  • Valid license to operate a motor vehicle required. The applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record and criminal history.

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