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JOB DESCRIPTION

 

JOB TITLE:           Traffic Signal Operations Specialist

 

LOCATION:           Salem, VA

 

REPORTS TO:      Chief Multimodal Transportation Engineer and Client

 

FLSA STATUS:     Exempt

 

SUMMARY:           The entry-level Traffic Signal Operations Specialist is a great opportunity to gain insight and experience into Traffic Signal Operations. It provides training under an experienced Signal Operations Engineer or Technician on the use of technology and intelligent transportation systems to monitor, operate, and maintain traffic control devices. This position will be a direct report to the Chief Multimodal Transportation Engineer from TranSmart Technologies (TranSmart). Their daily report will be to the Client Freeway Signal Operations Senior Engineer and the Prime Regional Operations Manager, with direct multi-agency communications.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for monitoring traffic signal systems

  • Transportation Signal System Central Software and Performance Metrics set-up and maintenance.

  • Collection of traffic data, including intersection lane measurements, grades and signal phasing.

  • Troubleshooting traffic signals, active traffic management systems, computer network, or traffic surveillance camera malfunctions.

  • Assisting in the development of coordinated traffic signal timing plans, development of timing. databases, and conducting before and after studies.

  • Supporting traffic and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) engineering studies.

  • Working cooperatively with agency staff, contractors, and other consultants.

  • Implementing signal timing plans and signal timing changes.

  • Adhering to signal timing plan protocols.

  • Other ad-hoc initiatives as assigned by the Project Management Team.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to participate in on-the-job-training to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Traffic Signal Systems Technician experience or currently pursuing a degree in Engineering or Technology.

  • Completed courses in Traffic Engineering or related studies.

  • Virginia State Driver’s License in good standing.

  • Engineer-in-Training certification is preferred.

  • IMSA Traffic Signal Field Technician Level 1 is preferred.

  • Geographic familiarity with regional freeway system and arterial roads.

  • Radio and telecommunications experience is a plus.

  • Familiarity with and interest in implementation and maintenance of traffic signals and timings.

  • Travel within region of responsibility.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Customer service – the individual is responsive to employee and customer requests and is proactive in preventing potential schedule issues.  The individual is a self-motivated team player with a customer service orientation.

  • Attention to detail – this individual achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved.

  • Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

  • Interpersonal skills—the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.

  • Written Communication—the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.

  • Oral communication – the individual’s ability to communicate clearly and effectively with superiors, colleagues, and staff is essential.

  • Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.

  • Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors work to ensure quality.

  • Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.

  • Ability to interact with employees and customers in a professional manner and with strong communication skills (written and verbal).

  • Flexibility and willingness to work outside of regular business hours and in the field (position works with other staff that are a 24/7/365 operation).

  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Safety related activities are performed primarily in the field. For design and engineering phases of safety work, a standard office environment with extensive contact and frequent interruptions is to be expected.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Work is performed in a standard office environment and in the field.

  • Daily works tasks require walking and working outside on uneven concrete or asphalt surfaces, construction worksites, public streets, and city parkways.

  • May occasionally crawl, reach above shoulder level, and carry equipment; frequently balance, bend/stoop, kneel, crouch, squat, sit, stand, finger/enter data/keystroke, feel, smell, and perform repetitive motions; and continuously climb steps, walk, push/pull, lift, carry, talk, hear, and drive.

  • Use right hand and left hand for simple handling or grasping, firm handling or grasping, and fine handling or manipulation.

  • Use right foot and left foot for repetitive motions.

  • The employee is expected to lift up to 20 pounds occasionally.

  • Vision – See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

  • Hearing – Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

 

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by supervisors or managers to perform other instructions and duties. This job description may be revised from time to time and does not constitute a contract for employment.

 

TranSmart is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send Resume to career@transmartinc.com