Transportation Specialist
Olmsted County, MN - Rochester, MN

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Associate degree in Engineering Technology or related field of study, and two (2) years experience in drawings or related experience
  • OR- A combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation and three (3) years experience with engineering work in drafting, inspecting, or surveying NOTE: Individuals will be required to complete a pre-employment drug test per the Omnibus Transportation Testing Act of 1991, Department of Transportation rule, 49 CFR part 40 and will be subject to subsequent testing as required per regulation. Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid Minnesota drivers license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three years.
Nature of Work:
Under general supervision from the County Project Engineer and the Assistant County Engineer, performs skilled civil engineering work using computerized design drafting software, participating in construction inspections, design of highway construction plans, and surveys. An employee in this position will spend most of their time in an office, with limited time in field locations. Work in the field may be hazardous and dirty. Assignments and instructions are received orally and in writing. Work is spot-checked in progress and reviewed upon completion. Guidance is available if required, however the employee is expected to work independently according to prescribed procedures. .

Examples of Work:
Develops plans and programs for proposed capital improvement projects applying accepted engineering principles and ensures compliance with County, State and Federal design standards and policies
Serves as project designer, participating in all phases of plan preparation
Determines right-of-way from survey notes and prepares detailed construction plans
Files and maintains plans, specifications, and historical data as well as recent survey notes
Computes acreage and other characteristics necessary for description of land, fields, swamps and other terrain features
Reviews the work of associates for quality control purposes
Prepares and maintains maps and drawings as requested by department head, County departments or municipality offices within the County
Answers questions for the general public regarding maps and blueprints
Serves as inspector for any category of materials or construction inspection; may act as chief inspector on simple road or bridge construction projects; formulates and performs quality control tests on construction materials; completes partial and final payment vouchers for contractor payments after inspections.
Schedules and performs field traffic studies including gathering, summarizing, tabulating and analyzing traffic data
Performs related duties as required or assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Working knowledge of the topography, political boundaries, and highway system of the County
Working knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering, surveying, and drafting
Working knowledge of engineering mathematics and its application in field surveying and construction computations
Skill in using drafting and surveying instruments, and computers to prepare and letter plans, maps, and drawings
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others including the general public
Ability to take complex survey notes and tabulations, make moderately difficult computations and accurately reflect such notes and computations in completed drawings
Working knowledge of the principles and practices used in civil engineering
Ability to work under adverse weather conditions
Ability to read and interpret construction plans and legal documents
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical/Environmental Demands: This position requires a majority of time (up to 75%) spent in a seated position. Some standing or walking is required and objects to be lifted or carried are usually no more than ten (10) pounds. Adverse movements such as reaching, stooping, twisting and bending are sometimes required. Excellent sensory skills are important (sight, hearing, and speech) as well as ability to communicate effectively. Fine motor skills are necessary for repetitive activities such as writing and computer work. Some exposure to adverse working conditions such as extreme heat and cold when working outside. Persons with disabilities : The above is a general list of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.

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