Transportation Specialist V
Texas Department of Transportation - Beaumont, TX

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Provides planning, oversight, and high-level technical expertise and coordination for transportation programs involving advanced building construction projects and construction of transportation systems in accordance with Department standards. Develops and interprets guidelines, regulations, laws, policies and procedures for area of responsibility. Work requires contact with governmental officials, consultants, contractors and private entities. Employees at this level are virtually self-supervising and assume direct accountability for the work product . MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience
Bachelor's degreeplus five (5) years progressively responsible technical engineering experience in developing, administering and coordinating complex transportation construction. Additional technical engineering experience in developing, administering and coordinating complex transportation construction 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.

Competencies
Extensive knowledge of
Applicable analysis methodologies
Construction engineering policies and procedures
Roadway construction, inspection and evaluation methods and procedures
Construction, operation and maintenance of traffic control devices
Applicable inspection methods, procedures and techniques
Materials used in highway/bridge construction and maintenance
Highway construction and maintenance
Auditing and investigative methods, practices and procedures
Contract management policies and procedures

Thorough knowledge of
Quality assurance and control processes and procedures
DBE and SBE programs

Proficient skill in
Performing calculations to include material and labor estimates, expenses, technical survey data and engineering calculations

Other Attributes
Exercises logic and reasoning to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; makes decisions that support business objectives and goals

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Reviews construction records, inspection reports and records audits to ensure contractors build roadways, bridges and related structures in accordance with plans and specifications.
Monitors contracting, construction record-keeping and construction records auditing activities for multiple construction projects.
Oversees engineering field staff activities and provides advanced technical assistance in resolving construction problems.
Performs complex field reviews of construction projects to assist area engineers and project engineers in resolution of construction problems.
Monitors audits of monthly and final estimates change orders, supplemental agreements, and extra work orders; reviews monthly and final estimates prior to submittal.
Provides technical assistance in resolving construction problems related to contract administration.
Analyzes construction, maintenance and building contract specifications conflicts and ambiguities.
Provides dispute resolution services.
Coordinates and schedules field review inspections conducted by Federal Highway Administration and Construction Division engineers to ensure all negative findings receive proper response.
Reviews area office contract submissions and coordinates process with area engineers.
Monitors material testing requirements and results for compliance with specifications.
Coordinates and performs interim and final inspections to identify deficiencies.
Reviews formal contract disputes and claims; recommends timely solutions that comply with plans, specifications and policy and serve as precedent for other projects.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

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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