Transportation Engineer V
State Highway Administration - Maryland

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Office of Highway Development-Plats and Surveys Division (Baltimore City)
Transportation Engineer V (2706) (SP# 13-60-07)

RECRUITMENT: (OPEN) The State Highway Administration Office of Highway Development-Plats and Surveys Division (Baltimore City) is recruiting for a Transportation Engineer V position. This position is open to anyone who meets the minimum and selective qualifications* listed below. This is a position specific recruitment. The resulting list of eligible candidates will be used to fill this vacancy, and may be used to fill future vacancies in this classification in Office of Highway Development-Plats and Surveys Division (Baltimore City).

All applicants must submit an application online at

SALARY: Grade 19 ($50,631- $81,287) CLOSING DATE: February 28, 2013

The State of Maryland offers excellent health and leave benefits, 401k benefits, a free transit program, and advanced education and training opportunities.

NATURE OF WORK: The purpose of this position is to supervise, manage and perform the tasks necessary in the production of all manner of Plats as required by various Agencies within SHA, and other MDOT modals. This position will supervise, manage and coordinate Plat Teams that produce said Plats, as well as write, and supervise the writing of, metes and bounds descriptions. This position will be responsible for signing and sealing Plats and descriptions developed under their direct supervision by Plat Teams in the Plats and Surveys Division. This position also supervises, manages, advises and coordinates with Private Engineering and Surveying Consultants and other SHA Divisional Team Members who perform the same work. The tasks they then perform are reviewed and approved by this position to provide a consistent, quality finished product to the customers of SHA. This position reviews consultant cost proposals and approves consultant invoices as they are submitted. This position produces cost estimates and timeline estimates for projects produced within SHA which are also used as a tool to review consultant cost proposals. This position is of a senior level and has supervisory duties, management duties, production duties, professional knowledge and experience and works with minimal guidance to complete those duties. This position reports directly to the Assistant Division Chief and the Division Chief regarding the status of all assigned projects. This position makes recommendations to the Chiefs' about ways to improve and streamline the functions within the Division and interactions with other Divisions. This position will assure a consistent, quality product is completed and delivered in a timely fashion. This position requires registration as a Property Line Surveyor or as a Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Maryland. This regulation is specified in the Annotated Code of Maryland Real Property Article 3-108.


EDUCATION: Possession of a bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited college or university.
EXPERIENCE: Five years experience in professional engineering.
*SELECTIVE QUALIFICATION: Two and one half years of experience must have been in Plat preparation or the supervision of preparation of plats and performing boundary determinations. One year of this experience must include managing a team(s) of survey/plat technicians. You must be currently registered as a Property Line Surveyor or a Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Maryland.

*A selective qualification recruitment is conducted for positions when there is a specific or additional bona fide occupational qualification (i.e., knowledge, skill or ability).

1. Additional work experience in professional engineering, or in technical engineering at the journey level or above, may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required education.

2. Possession of a Master's Degree in engineering may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

3. Persons currently registered as Professional Engineers in the State of Maryland, or in a State with comparable requirements, are considered to have met the education requirements.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate with have knowledge of algebra, geometry & trigonometry & its application as it relates to computing boundary determinations, new right of way lines & baselines of right of way; re-establishing existing baselines & rights of way; developing Plats and work maps. Experience in completing title research to prepare deed mosaics and determine junior. and senior. rights. Experience in researching and interpreting files, field books, plats, plans, construction drawings, title reports & descriptions. Knowledge of the operation of survey field equipment; skill in utilizing survey software, coordinate geometry programs & Microsoft Office programs; the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally & written; establish & maintain effective & productive working relationships with fellow employees, consultants, and the public.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATES: Applicant must possess a current Maryland Property Line Surveyor or a Maryland Professional Land Surveyor's license and be in good standing with the Board of Professional Surveyors.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a motor vehicle operator's license, valid in the state of Maryland, with less than four (4) points. This position is located in the Baltimore City Office and will oversee operations of employees, consultants and projects statewide. This may require overnight travel and or extended work hours by the incumbent subject to SHA and Plats & Surveys Policies and Procedures to oversee and or manage resources and or projects. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

TO APPLY: All applicants may submit an application online at Since the test may be a rating of the information contained in the application, it is essential that the application be filled out completely and accurately. Resumes will not be accepted for completed applications. To receive credit for your work history and credentials you must list the information on the DTS-1 application form. You may refer to an additional sheet of paper or a resume only if and when you run out of room in the boxes provided for specific duties. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for. Qualified applicants may be subject to background and reference checks. A conviction is not an automatic disqualification from employment. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. All candidates serve an initial probationary period of 6 months, which may be extended to 12 months.

The incumbent in this position may be a member of a covered bargaining unit and may be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

Please Note: Effective June 30, 2009 The Maryland State Highway Administration will no longer sponsor new employees in application of the H-1B Visa. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

Applications must be submitted online by the closing date.

If you have any question please contact the Recruitment and Examination Division at the number(s) listed below:
410-545-5552 OR 1-877-743-9311

Date Issued: 12/12/12 Drafted: 12/12/12
Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please call at 410-545-5552 or the Maryland Relay Service at 1-800-735-2258. SHA is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and is committed to complying with the letter and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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