Public Works Supervisor III - Traffic Operations

Snohomish County Public Works | Snohomish, WA

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Posted Date 3/26/2021

Snohomish County is currently under a Declaration of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 The County has put in place initiatives to protect the health of its employees, and as a result, this position may temporarily be assigned to telework. There may be occasions when this position may be required to come into the office to perform certain job duties. Safety guidelines in compliance with the state, CDC and Snohomish County Health District are required to be followed during those times.

Snohomish County Department of Public Works is hiring a Public Works Supervisor III in Traffic Operations, a workgroup within the Transportation and Environmental Services (TES) Division. The Traffic Operations team is responsible for ensuring operations, safety and mobility in the Snohomish County road network. The team is also responsible for operating and maintaining traffic signal systems for the County and several other local agencies and providing traffic engineering and project management support for projects and developments within the County. Other divisional responsibilities include planning and prioritizing County road activities, performing environmental reviews of projects and keeping the public informed of Public Works’ projects.

The Public Works Supervisor III position is a senior level engineering position responsible for supervising a group of professional employees performing complex traffic/transportation engineering assignments. This position requires the understanding and application of a broad range of engineering principles, methods and practices for planning, design, construction, operations and safety. The Public Works Supervisor III will also provide leadership and guidance necessary to prepare and review complex and high-profile County and land development projects focusing on traffic operations, modeling, transportation planning, traffic design, traffic safety and access management. This position will also provide guidance for development and implementation of new technologies, innovative solutions and practices for data collection and level of service (LOS) analysis for arterial operations and concurrency management.

The ideal candidate will have previous supervisory/managerial experience and an extensive background in all aspects of traffic/transportation engineering, as well as project management, and the ability to lead a diverse team by utilizing excellent communication and technical engineering skills. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment managing several projects, with quickly changing priorities, all while providing superior customer service is essential. The successful candidate will also be able to work cooperatively with other divisions, departments and stakeholders, and creatively solve problems on complex projects.

A Professional Engineer (PE) license is required for this position.

Visit the Transportation and Environmental Services webpage to learn more about our division.

Snohomish County will be invested in your success and growth and below are some highlights of the generous benefits we offer to our employees:

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Sick leave: You will accrue 8 hours of sick leave per month.
  • Vacation leave: You will start out accruing 6.7 hours of vacation each month. Your leave accruals increase based on your years of employment with the County.
  • Holiday Pay: The County observes 10 paid legal holidays per year, and provides employees with two floating holidays annually.
  • Pension Benefits: County employees are eligible for Washington State PERS enrollment.
  • Benefits: The County offers a wide range of benefits including, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, LTD, deferred compensation and more.
  • Pay Increases: Each year you will be eligible for a 5% step increase until you reach the top step.

Snohomish County, north of Seattle, is located in northwest Washington between the Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. The county has rich scenery, numerous activities and a thriving economy. Snohomish County is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. When joining Public Works, you will work in an environment where innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement is highly encouraged and supported. We are proud to offer an outstanding benefit package to employees and their dependents. We are invested in your success and growth and offer competitive wages, job flexibility and stability, employer paid ORCA cards, and a friendly, diverse team atmosphere where employees are appreciated and make a real difference providing services for our citizens. We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a lifelong career.

Next review of applications will be March 15, 2021

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