Supervisory Engineering Technician

Washington DC | Washington, DC

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Posted Date 1/04/2021
Salary Rate: $81,544.00 - $114,162.00

This position is located in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Operations Administration – Field Operations Branch (FOB).  The function of the position is to serve as an expert traffic engineering technician with responsibility for continually support of Agency goals and initiatives by managing pavement marking operations, traffic control devices and supervising staff in markings unit. This also includes developing, reporting, performance metrics, condition assessments and predictive analysis.

This position reports to the Branch Manager and is responsible for managing both in-house and contracted efforts to maintain high quality transportation assets. This position will be responsible for the continued implementation and development of the agency’s asset management system, planning or prioritization of work across the branch with the ultimate goal of helping deliver on the Agency’s Vision Zero initiatives to improve roadway safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will directly supervise the markings unit including striping roadways, resolving traffic requests and complaints, and recommending traffic improvements. The incumbent coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; develops work schedules and work assignments; monitors status of work activities; meets/confers with assigned staff to discuss activities, problems, and pertinent information; assists with problem situations and provides technical expertise. The incumbent will ensure that installation and placement of traffic control devices, pavement markings, and related activities are conducted in compliance with applicable traffic control device regulations, standards, and specifications and will initiate any actions necessary to correct deviations. The incumbent supervises crew that applies and maintains pavement markings on road surfaces, such as roadway lanes, parking boxes, intersection markings, pedestrian walkways, directional arrows, and other markings; applies paint and thermoplastic pavement markings; installs raised pavement markers at intersections and on highways; erases pavement markings and will also perform on-the-job training and participates in performance management process.

The incumbent will manage contracts and coordinates with contractors on installation of raised pavement marker projects. Will assist in developing and administering budget for assigned department and monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget. Will also monitor inventory levels of supplies; ensures availability of adequate materials to conduct work activities; initiates requests for new or replacement items. Will prepare or complete various forms, reports, contract documents, supply lists, or other documents. Interpret construction plans, marking shop drawings, work orders and specifications and standards.  Will review and inspect completed job assignments- work orders, shop orders and plans for adherence to the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), DDOT standards and specifications; and to ensure before-after photos are uploaded in the Cityworks to appropriate project close-out and completion. The incumbent will maintain a comprehensive, current knowledge of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), applicable policies, procedures, codes, regulations; conducts research and maintains an awareness of new issues, methods, equipment, trends and advances in the profession; reads updates and other professional literature; participates in continuing education activities; attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions as appropriate. Develop programmatic strategy and efforts to address, resolve and close out service requests received through 311.

Qualifications and Education

Applicant must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lowest grade level, or its non-District equivalent, gained from the public or private sector.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This includes but not limited application of FHWA policies related to Transportation oversight, application of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, extensive knowledge of traffic sign operations and maintenance, cost estimation of sign projects, Standards and Specifications for Highways and Structures, implementation of complex traffic sign, overhead signs, ground mounted signs, traffic and bike control devices and management of employees in conjunction with a collective bargaining environment.

Two (2) years supervisory experience in roadway markings, traffic control devices installation and removal, maintenance and operations is highly preferred.

Working Conditions/Environment

Work is conducted in an office setting and outside.  Work completed in the office will primarily be sedentary in nature, with minimal physical effort required.  However, incumbent may be exposed to a variety of weather conditions while outdoors visiting various site locations.

Licenses and Certifications

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

Other Significant Facts

Tour of Duty:  Varies

Pay Plan, Series and Grade: MS-0802-12

Promotion Potential:  No Known Promotion Potential.

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not representative by a bargaining unit.

Duration of Appointment:  Management Supervisory Service (MSS) – at-will.  At-Will employment applies to the Management Supervisory Service (MSS).  All position and appointments in the MSS serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

Position Designation: The incumbent of this position will be subject to enhanced suitability screening pursuant to Chapter 4 of DC Personnel Regulations, Suitability - Security Sensitive.  Accordingly, the incumbent will be subject to pre-employment checks (criminal background checks, consumer credit check, traffic record checks, if applicable) as a condition of employment, and will be subject to periodic criminal background checks for the duration of your tenure.

Emergency Designation: This position has been designated as an emergency employee position under the provisions of District Personnel Manual, Chapter 12. As such, your services may be required in emergency situations to perform crucial duties, i.e., snow removal, debris removal, transportation, shelter operation, food distribution, and communications. These duties may be performed when the government is closed or when most employees are dismissed early. Employees are required to work rotating shifts, to include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. Employees are considered emergency personnel and are subject to call-in 24 hours a day and will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

Employee Benefits May Include:

DDOT is an employer of choice for any job seeker who has passion, energy, and enthusiasm about our city.  Employee benefits include:

  • Health and life insurance benefits and retirement benefits (More information about these benefits is available on the D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) website at
  • Complimentary Capital BikeShare Membership
  • Continued professional development, and professional growth through d.University, the in-house training available for all DDOT employees
  • Flexible work schedule (team and role dependent)
  • Employer assisted housing loan program, providing payment and/or closing cost financing for first-time home buyers (restrictions apply).

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

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