Virginia State Government Assistant District Traffic Engineer - Southwestern Regional Operations in Salem, Virginia

Position Information

Job Description

VDOT is seeking an Assistant District Traffic Engineer to serve as the program lead for the operational analysis, traffic signal design/analysis, and congestion management areas for the Southwestern Traffic Operations Region of Virginia (Salem, Lynchburg, Bristol). Working as a regional resource as well as within Salem District, the position oversees the development of operational analysis for preliminary engineering processes, development of strategic intersection and spot improvements, traffic engineering review and analysis of regional and development projects, and safety program support and Traffic Engineering/Operations initiatives. Responsible charge oversight is provided by this position. Position will supervise a staff of engineers to accomplish duties which include: planning, scheduling, and effectively utilizing resources for operational analysis development and reviews, project development, signal design processes, operational and safety evaluations. Position works closely with the Districts and Central Office providing preliminary engineering support for project development and strategic initiatives. Seeking individual with a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others; with a program administration background involved in strategic planning, and human resource functions.

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Minimum Qualifications

Requires thorough knowledge of transportation and traffic engineering principles and practices, operational analysis and modeling,safety evaluation and mitigation, project management, preliminary engineering programs, contract management, and land development review processes. Skilled in overseeing a professional staff of engineers in a dynamically changing organization and demonstrated ability to utilize professional services contracts to supplement workload as needed. . Ability to read and interpret site plans, highway construction plans, and traffic control plans; to analyze complex problems and exercise independent judgment in reaching a solution; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing across a diverse geographical region; to work with and analyze the results of traffic analysis software such as Synchro, Highway Capacity Software (HCS), VISSIM, and CORSIM; and to prioritize a large and varied workload with multiple time sensitive deadlines. Experience managing a large workload in an engineering environment and working with local governments, elected officials, citizens and engineering consultants. Professional Engineer License (PE) required.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Civil Engineering with course work including traffic engineering, senior level human resources management, budget management, and strategic planning experience. Experience in managing a large workload in an engineering environment and working with local governments, elected officials, citizens, and engineering consultants. Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) certification preferred.

Special Requirements

Fingerprint based background check, references, work history and DMV records will be verified prior to employment. Position is designated as essential to emergency operations and will be required to work outside normal work hours to ensure the safety of the traveling public.

Special Instructions to Applicants

State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 pm on the closing date through the Recruitment Management System (RMS). State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State application. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided on the application, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section of the application and provide detailed information. Submitting an incomplete state application, or a state application lacking in detail, may impact your interview eligibility. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS Account to check the status of your application for this position.

Contact Information


Salem Human Resources


Working Title: Assistant District Traffic Engineer - Southwestern Regional Operations

Role Title: Arch/Engring Mgr II - 39054

Job Open Date: 05/16/2018

Job Close Date: 06/13/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: $74,754-$110,000

Agency: Dept of Transportation (501)

Agency Website:

Location: Salem - 775

Position Number: 19475

Job Posting Number: 1038039

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?: Yes

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No

Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)

Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1

Pay Band: 06