NATURE OF WORK
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Public Works, this individual performs professional work of considerable difficulty in reviewing and evaluating traffic engineering projects and development proposals, and traffic impact and mitigation studies for the Department of Public Works (DPW); develops traffic engineering projects and manages the DPW Traffic Engineering on-call contracts and all related traffic studies and traffic petitions.
• Develops plans and priorities for traffic engineering, transportation planning, traffic signal and control systems, development review, road and intersection design, and inspection protocols.
• Develops solutions to address traffic planning and engineering issues; prioritizes traffic control projects, monitors results, and assures that all project and service issues are addressed and resolved; assures effective communication of issues, and coordinates the evaluation and resolution of regional traffic engineering issues with State, County, Regional Agencies, and other Municipal Governments.
• Coordinates the implementation of local and regional transportation projects with State, County, Regional Agencies, and other Municipal Governments; coordinates with citizens' groups, advisory boards and commissions, and outside agencies; interprets and explains policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
• Reviews and evaluates project and development proposals, road system improvement plans, land use permits, and traffic impact and mitigation studies; verifies compliance to applicable policies, standards, and guidelines.
• Inspects traffic engineering projects to assure they meet applicable safety, operational, and design standards.
• Collects, compiles, and evaluates traffic studies, safety analyses, traffic signal and control designs and other technical information. This could involve the maintenance, setup, and operation of traffic devices; prepares and presents findings and recommendations; provides technical advice and guidance to other City departments and outside agencies.
• Participates in the review, approval, and inspection of transportation related permits to include, but not limited to, Street Cut, Street Access, and Driveway Apron permits. Includes the management and oversight of digital solution(s) for the acceptance, review, approval, and inspection of permits for the City.
• Assists with the oversight and inspection of projects located in the City that occur in and/or adjacent to the public right of way, or which may impact the public right of way, from an operational, physical, environmental, or regulatory aspect. This may entail contact with contractors and/or State or County inspection and enforcement agencies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
• Work is performed in an office environment; work involves light physical demands and frequent use of a personal computer; inspection work is performed outdoors at various locations throughout the city.
• Work requires operating a motor vehicle to travel to locations throughout the City. Project locations will be in the right of way and may require working adjacent to and in traffic.
• Moderate exposure to weather, extreme heat and/or cold, wet and/or humid conditions, noise intensity level, vibration, darkness/poor lighting, moving mechanical parts hazards, confined spaces, toxic/caustic chemicals, dirt/dust, and odors.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Principles and practices of Civil Engineering, traffic engineering and transportation planning.
• Principles and practices of municipal government project management and public works construction.
• Knowledge of the Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), and Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) standards, protocols, specifications and guidelines for public works construction and safety standards in hazardous traffic environments.
• Federal and State codes and regulations governing civil engineering and public works projects.
• Computers and specialized engineering software applications and file management procedures.
• OSHA safety rules and regulations and safety standards applicable to hazardous environments.
• Interpreting and applying engineering standards and procedures, Federal and State rules and regulations, and County policies and procedures.
• Working effectively with others to develop solutions for transportation issues.
• Applying engineering theory and skills to solve DPW project issues and problems.
• Analyzing and evaluating technical engineering data and documentation.
• Checking designs, details, estimates, plans, and specifications of traffic engineering projects.
• Reading, understanding, developing, manipulating, and analyzing engineering information in a variety of computerized data formats.
• Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other City employees, public officials, and representatives from other local, State, and Federal agencies.
• Communicating effectively verbally, in writing and in presentations as required by position.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATION
• Valid driver’s license and good driving record to utilize City vehicle as requested
• Bachelor’s degree in traffic planning, engineering, or another related field, with a minimum of five (5) years
o Maryland State Retirement
o Employer supported Defined Contribution Programs (401a and 457)
o Insurance (Health, Prescription, Life, AD&D, Dental & Vision) including FSA & dependent care.
o Annual and sick leave accruals
o Paid holidays, 11 annually
o Direct deposit
o Employee Assistance Program
o Training and Education Opportunities
o Annual bonus incentives for employees who reside in the city, are bilingual and/or use green transportation methods
HOW TO APPLY
• For proper consideration candidates must complete, and submit, a City of Hyattsville job application, a resume, a cover letter, and three (3) professional references. Please note that we can only consider complete applications. It is very important that you include full addresses and contact information for your references, as well as employers. If you prefer we do not contact an employer, you may check the "Do Not Contact" box.
• Completed applications should be returned, to the attention of Cynthia DonBullian, the Human Resources Generalist. Instructions on how to submit your application materials are on the first page of the city application. The application is available for download at www.hyattsville.org/jobs.
• Questions specific to the duties/qualifications of this position may be directed to Vivian Snellman, Director of Human Resources, at (301) 985-5043. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Cynthia DonBullian, Human Resources Generalist at (240) 487-1706. Successful candidate for hire must provide official documentation of COVID-19 vaccination.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please note that this description is not intended to describe all the duties associated with this position and the City in its sole discretion reserves the right to modify the duties of the position. The City of Hyattsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability, political or union affiliation.