Transportation Specialist III
Texas Department of Transportation - Beaumont, TX

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Provides technical expertise and coordination for transportation programs involving maintenance of highways and facilities in accordance with Department standards. Assists with project planning and oversight and the development of policies and procedures for area of responsibility. Work requires contact with governmental officials, consultants, contractors and private entities. Employees at this level establish their own work plan and priorities to meet set objectives. Issues are rarely referred to the supervisor but are handled at the occurrence. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience
Bachelor's degreeplus five (5) years progressively responsible technical engineering experience in administering and coordinating complex transportation design, construction, or maintenance projects. Additional technical engineering experience in administering or coordinating complex transportation design, construction, or maintenance projects may be substituted for education on a year per year basis. (Experience requirements may be satisfied by full-time experience or the prorated part-time equivalent.)

The Texas Penal Code (Section 32.52) prohibits the use of fraudulent or substandard degrees. Education and degree information listed on applications will be verified for all final applicants. See "Education Verification" on Careers page for information on verifying degrees.

Thorough knowledge of
Materials used in highway/bridge construction and maintenance
The Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
Roadway maintenance concepts, methods and procedures

Considerable knowledge of
Preventive maintenance methods and procedures
Budgeting methods and procedures

Proficient skill in
Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups
Maintaining effective working relationships with others
Applying engineering principles, practices and methods in job responsibilities
The use of personal computers and applicable programs, applications and systems
Maintaining a safe working environment

Ability to
Communicate effectively


Provides technical expertise and oversight /coordination of transportation programs in a district.
Provides technical expertise and coordination for maintenance operations including prioritizing projects, monitoring correspondence and writing memorandums and reports.
Inspects current projects for proper use of personnel, equipment and materials, traffic control and quality of work completed.
Coordinates programs and projects to enhance efficiency and streamline operations.
Assists in planning, developing , administering and monitoring district maintenance contracts and service agreements.
Monitors the design and execution of state-funded rehabilitation and preventive maintenance projects
Inspects roadways and evaluates road conditions.
Travels to districts and maintenance offices to perform site visits and monitor maintenance programs.
Researches and evaluates data, interprets and analyzes results; prepares reports and recommends solutions to problems.
Develops and monitors budgets.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Must pass a drug test prior to employment for commercial driver, safety sensitive and vessel crewmember positions. Commercial drivers, safety sensitive employees and vessel crewmembers will be subject to additional drug and alcohol testing during employment.
Required to wear personal protective equipment provided by employer and comply with all safety requirements.
Driver 's record check will be conducted by the Department. Satisfactory driving records are required for driving state or personal vehicles and motor driven equipment to conduct agency business.

Must attend work regularly and observe approved work hours.

External final applicants for any department position who could potentially be required to drive for the department must pass a drug test prior to employment and will be subject to reasonable cause testing during employment.

External final male applicants who are 18-25 years of age will be required to furnish proof of registration or exemption from registration with the Selective Service System.

Successful completion of a post-offer/pre-employment physical exam at the employer's expense is required.

If hired, employee must provide document(s) within three(3) days of hire date that establish identity and employment eligibility. A complete list of acceptable documents is on file with the local Texas Workforce Commission office.

Department employees or family members will not have, either directly or indirectly, any financial or other personal interest in a department (or a TxDOT) contract or subcontract of any kind. A contract may not be awarded to an entity that is owned in whole or in part by any TxDOT employee or immediate family member.

As part of its employment process, TxDOT may procure or have prepared a criminal background check. An applicant with an unsatisfactory criminal background check report is ineligible to be hired for the position for which the report is initiated.

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