POSITION DESCRIPTION The Transportation Operations division of the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) presents an exceptional opportunity working with a team of professionals focused on creating a safe, interconnected, vibrant, affordable, and innovative city for all. Reporting to the Manager of Transportation Operations Engineering & Design, the Traffic Operations Supervisor is responsible for supervising engineers, specialists, and other professionals that are responsible for complex and difficult professional civil engineering work in planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of municipal public works projects.
Ensure the successful delivery of channelization design and layout, traffic signs and marking maintenance, and traffic safety maintenance and improvements; assist in the coordination with the Traffic Signs and Marking field team to ensure signing and channelization is designed and installed in accordance with engineering guidelines
Serve as the division's traffic operations coordinator, with overall program responsibility for reviewing traffic and engineering impacts, and ensuring compliance with traffic standards, for all private developments, SDOT capital projects, partner agency projects, and SDOT major projects
Ensure all projects are evaluated and consistent with Seattle's Complete Streets policy in order to accommodate all modes of transportation on Seattle's street system; ensure all projects are consistent with pedestrian, bicycle, freight, and transit master plans, and makes recommendations to help resolve modal conflicts
Support the review and implementation of Neighborhood Match Fund Program, Your Voice Your Choice program and other community based transportation improvement projects
Distribute work assignments to staff; monitor work schedules and budgets; meet with, coordinate, and provide guidance and direction to departmental staff on various SDOT projects and programs
Coordinate with other departments on various city projects and programs; provide technical lead support on ADA compliance in the public right of way
Manage the traffic operations, investigation, and implementation section; plan, direct, coordinate, and review the daily work plan for the group's activities; assign work activities and projects; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems
Respond to public inquiries on various traffic safety and operational concerns
Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures
Identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; identify resource needs; obtain approval for improvements as needed/required; implement improvements
Select, train, motivate, and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures
Support department goals in promoting diversity and social justice in keeping with the City's Race and Social Justice Initiative.
These responsibilities are only a summary of typical functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. May perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, or a related field
Six years of professional civil engineering experience including 2 years of supervisor or project management experience
Ability to effectively work in a multicultural workplace with a diverse customer base
Other combinations of education, training, and/or experience that provide an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class may be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability.
Required Certifications/Licenses: Current Washington State driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington or the ability to obtain by date of hire.
At least two years of experience in traffic operations, traffic analysis, and channelization review
At least two years of supervisory experience of traffic operations and/or project management staff
Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication and customer service; proven ability to communicate information clearly, concisely, and accurately to all staff, contractors, vendors, and other departments
Experience working in a public service environment
Demonstrated excellence in scheduling, routing, organizing, and prioritizing skills and abilities
Demonstrated flexibility within a changing work environment
Demonstrated ability to positively contribute to employer's success in safe work practices and improve productivity and availability both individually as well as with staff
Experience working with diverse constituents and developing consensus
Familiarity with PROWAG, AADAG, Trafficware Synchro, Highway Capacity Manual, MUTCD, City of Seattle Standard Plans and Specifications, AASHTO/NACTO/WSDOT Design Manual
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Work Environment/Physical Demands: Most work is performed in a normal City work/office environment. Field assignments entail exposure to all types of weather, traffic, hazardous/toxic substances, and work in or near construction sites. May be required to lift over 50 pounds. May be required to stand, walk, or bend for extended periods of time. May be required to work nights, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Overnight travel may be required.
The City of Seattle has been building, maintaining and operating Seattle's public transportation infrastructure since 1890, including much of the public works infrastructure that has resulted in Seattle's current beauty and livability.The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is committed to preserving the legacy of the City's transportation public works, and strives to improve upon them wit...h the newest and best available management practices, tools and technology. SDOT's mission is "to deliver a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system that enhances Seattle's environment and economic vitality."