Transportation Specialist V
Texas Department of Transportation 110 reviews - Mesquite, TX

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Provides planning, oversight, and high-level technical expertise and coordination for the District Railroad Signal Program and Safety Projects. Involves multiple design and construction of Railroad and Safety Projects 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/or coordinating complex transportation design, construction, traffic operations. Additional technical engineering experience in developing , administering and/or coordinating complex transportation design, construction, traffic operations, 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 plans, specifications and estimates preparation, review, processing and compliance requirements

Design and plan preparation methods and requirements

The Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

Contract development and oversight

Thorough knowledge of

Competitive bid processes, rules and regulations

Considerable knowledge of

Railroad signal systems design and pavement markings

Expert skill in

Writing, reviewing and revising documents to include engineering notes, specifications, standards and procedures

Reading and interpreting applicable plans, schematics, blueprints and maps

Planning, coordinating and handling multiple projects within area of responsibility to meet short and long term deadlines

Proficient skill in

Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups

Preparing and maintaining records, files and reports

The use of personal computers and applicable programs, applications and systems

Maintaining a safe working environment

Ability to

Communicate effectively

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Coordinates with roadway design on schematics and reviews in-house and consultant traffic control plans and traffic projects.

Coordinates communication between district/division/Department of Public Safety and other external entities.

Conducts new installation field site layouts prior to construction.

Prioritizes and schedules projects.

Serves as a liaison with city, county and other governmental and private entities concerning traffic operations issues and works to establish viable solutions.

Develops site layouts utilizing engineering workstations and software.

Investigates and responds to public complaints on traffic signals, signs, railroad crossings, pavement markings, traffic management systems or other traffic related items.

Inspects railroad crossings to identify devices to be installed or upgraded; reviews draft railroad signal construction and re-planking plans.

Drives to represent the Department at various meetings.

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

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 work under exposure to inclement weather conditions.

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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