Advance professional engineering work at the full performance level involving overseeing and directing activities of County or consultant engineers, technicians, inspectors, contractors or other professionals in the course of installing and maintaining the County's Traffic Signal Program.
CLASS DESCRIPTION Performs advanced professional level engineering and/or architectural work, which may include supervisory responsibility, with considerable independence but under general supervision from an administrative or technical superior. Work includes reviewing complex engineering and/or architectural plans, resolving difficult design analysis, acting as project manager for large scale projects, and preparing planning and engineering documents. Work at this level is distinguished by unique engineering analysis and expertise in areas such as mechanical, electrical or structural engineering; in depth architectural experience in the development, design and construction of institutional building types such as libraries, community centers, police and fire stations, etc.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following, other duties may be assigned.
Traffic Signal Operations: Supervise Traffic Signal Technicians; Design/supervise design and modifications of signals; Design of signal coordination and timing systems; Maintain inventory of traffic signal equipment; Provide legal testimony and information concerning signals; Design/maintain signal communications including records of critical alarms; Sign signal plans in absence of Division Chief
Intelligent Transportation Systems; Investigations of ITS components for possible implementation including: digital cameras for the red light program; automated speed enforcement; telemetry for permanent counting stations; rapid response teams for traffic control; network signal coordination;
Operational Improvements to County Transportation Systems: Design and field layout for improvements based on studies; Manage consultant projects for improvements; Project manager during construction of improvements
Customer Service: Respond to citizen inquiries; Speak at community/business forums; Serve on community based traffic action teams and committees
Consultant for other County Agencies: Police Department: red light camera program; parking and speeding problems; Department Planning and Zoning: review of traffic impact studies; review of developer plans; traffic counts; Board of Education: analysis of walking routes; crossing guard studies; bus stop locations; parking lot entrances; Recreation and Parks: pedestrian crossings; deer accident reductions; hiker/biker paths; Bureau of Engineering: work zone traffic control; detour routes; Bureau of Facilities: parking lot design/layout; permit parking; County Council: traffic related constituent concerns
Management: Initiate/maintain consultant, equipment and construction contracts; Manage consultant/construction projects and other duties as assigned.
This job has the supervisory responsibility of the traffic signal maintenance crew, currently numbering three. Also, may be called up to act on behalf of the Division Chief in his or her absence.
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and four years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
PREFERRED EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Master's degree or equivalent; or four to ten years of related experience and/or training; or similar combination of education and experience.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hand to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands or arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision requirements for this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
LANGUAGE SKILLS, MATHEMATICAL SKILLS AND REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS:
Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland
Valid Class C Maryland Driver's License, or equivalent issued by state of residency.