This position manages and oversees the Traffic Engineering program and personnel for Clark County Public Works. This position is responsible for the countywide safety program, traffic signal, signing and striping design along with traffic engineering functions for unincorporated Clark County. Administrative responsibilities include development and refinement of program goals, setting and managing objectives and measurable outcomes, ensuring alignment with the County Code, State law, application of the MUTCD in a rural and urban environment.
The position manages one traffic signal engineer, one Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) engineer, one Department Information Systems Coordinator II (DISC II), two traffic engineers and three engineering technicians. The position reports to the Transportation Division Manager and works collaboratively with sections in other divisions such as Engineering Design, Capital Programming, Real Property Services Project Management, Construction Management, Development Review. The position also works closely with sections within the Transportation Division, including Transportation Programming and Traffic Operations.
Applications will be accepted until an adequate number of applications are received. First review of applications will be 5/23/2023. This posting may close at any time after 5/23/2023 with no additional notice.
Education and Experience:
• Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, transportation, geology, planning, biology, environmental science, or any other discipline applicable to the requirements of the position; and
• Five years of increasingly responsible engineering and project management experience, including the supervision of professional and technical staff.
License or Certificate:
• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid driver’s license required; and
• Certification as an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) and Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Washington highly desired; and
• Certification and/or license in specialized field desired.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities will be considered.
Knowledge of: The principles and practices of public sector organization and program operations; principles and practices of staff selection, supervision, training and evaluation; project management, including planning, scheduling, monitoring, and problem solving; methods and procedures of budget development, justification, and control; application and interpretation of County, state and federal laws and regulation relevant to the program area; pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations; contract negotiation and administration; departmental policies and procedures; innovations, trends and best practices within the specialized area.
Ability to: Effectively plan, assign, direct, and evaluate the work subordinates, including delegating responsibility and authority; carry out policy directives of the governing authority in an effective and timely manner; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals; supervise the preparation and maintenance of records and prepare comprehensive technical reports; interpret and explain pertinent Federal and State laws and County codes and procedures; set and meet deadlines; facilitate communication, negotiation and problem solving among developers, contractors, engineers, citizens and program staff; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; communicate and express ideas effectively - orally and in writing.
Examples of Duties
KEY OR TYPICAL TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervises professional, technical and support staff, including recommendation for hire, promotion or discharge; initiates layoff, transfer and recall of staff; plans, directs, assigns and coordinates work; establishes standards of performance, evaluates performance, and initiates appropriate discipline as necessary.
Prepares preliminary budget information for the Section and monitors actual expenditures; justifies funding and expenditures for section programs.
Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, budget, and priorities for projects. Provides routine reports on project management performance measures.
Serves as subject matter expert in specialized field on cross-functional project teams.
Identifies opportunities for improving project management systems and procedures by conducting periodic reviews of projects in progress. Recommends and implements policies and procedures related to project management.
Interprets administrative policies to subordinates, other departments, consultants, contractors and the public.
Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays apprised of new trends and innovations within specialized field; communicates trends to staff and implements best practices.
Develops and maintains effective relations with the public and represents the Department on various committees; at neighborhood organization and community meetings; public hearings; before governmental bodies and in legal processes.
Prepares complex technical and administrative reports and develops critical correspondence and comprehensive reports in support of projects and decisions.
Coordinates with other sections and departments on issues related to project delivery, grant and contract administration.
Ensures compliance with safe work practices and rules.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
If you wish to upload a resume or other documents: Resumes and documents must be attached together in the ‘Resume Upload’ section of the application. Multiple files are allowed, but all applicant attachments must be uploaded simultaneously, as there is no way to edit or append uploaded materials after submitting the application.
Application Review (Pass/Fail) – An online application is required. Attaching a resume does not substitute for a completed application; incomplete applications will not pass the application review. Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.
Oral Interview – The interview will be job related and may include, but not be limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement. Top candidate(s) will continue in the process.
Employment References will be conducted for the final candidates and may include verification of education.
It is the general policy of the County that new employees should be hired at the lower steps of the applicable range and advance through the range at the normal progression.
With its great natural beauty, Clark County, Washington, always has attracted people and businesses. We welcome those who visit and settle here, providing fresh perspectives, growing diversity and vibrant energy.
Our forward-looking community is framed by the scenic Cascade Range to the east and the majestic Columbia River to the south and west. The area is a picturesque place to work, play, and live.
Named for Captain William Clark of Lewis and Clark Expedition fame, our county is one of the fastest growing regions in Washington state and the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area. Today, more than 467,000 people call Clark County home.
Clark County government works to enhance the quality of life for all of our diverse community by providing services with integrity, openness and accountability. We are one of the county's largest employers, providing a wide range of rewarding careers for about 1,570 people.