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Transportation Specialist

T22

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are responsible for planning, supervising, and performing technical and professional level transportation work. Responsibilities may be assigned in any area of transportation work, including research, planning and design, survey, environmental studies, bid lettings, construction, maintenance, or project management. Responsibilities may include all phases of highway and bridge construction, field management of utilities or property appraisal and acquisition, relocation assistance, traffic operations, materials testing and sampling, or materials laboratory management.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Performs sampling and testing of materials for use in highway construction and maintenance operation; performs plant inspections and prepares materials certifications.
  • Surveys grade and alignment of highways using survey equipment.
  • Collects statistics and documentation about the state highway system.
  • Conducts traffic studies to aid in the determination of transportation system improvements.
  • Performs or supervises the various functions required for the bid letting of construction projects, such as developing bid proposals from design plans, incorporating revisions to proposals, and disseminating information to contractors and industry throughout the letting progress.
  • Inspects, reviews, or provides oversight for contractors, consultants or utility relocations associated with construction projects to ensure compliance with plans and contracts for highway construction activities; prepares progressive and final estimates for construction contractors.
  • Performs planning and review functions for transportation systems such as rail, public transportation, waterways, and highways; determines existing service levels and future needs for transportation modes; considers social, economic, and environmental effects of proposed projects.
  • Performs real estate duties in one or more of the following areas; property appraisal, acquisition of real property, or relocation assistance; prepares plans and reports for right-of-way projects.
  • Performs audits on the effectiveness of research programs, the adequacy of right-of-way plans, the support of planning decisions by appropriate data, the reliance of materials testing, the reliability of surveys, and the accuracy of construction project documentation.
  • Supervises employees in any area of transportation work.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS:

The Transportation Specialist job family has six levels which are distinguished by the level of job complexity, the extent of responsibility assigned for a task, the level of expertise required for completion of assigned tasks; and the responsibility assigned for supervision.

Level I: Code: T22A Salary Band: F

Incumbents perform entry level technical work in a training status using standardized procedures to assist and/or perform tasks such as surveying, research, planning, highway constructions inspection, data collection, and/or materials sampling and testing. Responsibilities may be assigned in any area of transportation work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of basic geometry and algebra; basic laboratory equipment; construction materials; and the English language in order to follow written and oral instructions. Ability is required to measure distance; collect data; operate computer equipment; and operate transportation-related equipment..

Education and Experience None required.

Level II: Code: T22B Salary Band: G

Incumbents perform technical tasks at the full performance level such as surveying, research, planning, highway construction inspection, and materials sampling and/or testing. Responsibilities may be assigned in any area of transportation work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level I plus knowledge of construction methods; survey procedures; plans and specifications; and the basic principles of transportation planning or research. Ability is required to check and adjust survey equipment for accuracy; read and interpret plans and specifications; measure and calculate areas and volumes of work completed; and perform tests on materials using basic laboratory testing equipment in accordance with prescribed procedures.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of one year of experience in transportation-related work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting two college courses in mathematics, natural science, engineering or a closely related field for the year of the required experience.

Level III: Code: T22C Salary Band: H

Incumbents perform advanced technical and/or entry level professional transportation  work involving design, planning, construction, maintenance, or review of various types of transportation systems/projects. Responsibilities may be assigned in any area of transportation management work, including oversight of a single construction project of small or moderate size and scope.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level II plus knowledge of technical engineering and/or environmental operations,   Ability is required to exercise judgment in analyzing situations and determining sound courses of action; organize and conduct activities; provide training and guidance; make independent decision; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of three years of experience in transportation related work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting 30 semester hours for each year of the required experience, including two college courses in mathematics, natural science, engineering or a closely related field.

Level IV: Code: T22D Salary Band: J

Incumbents perform professional transportation management work at the career level involving design, planning, construction, maintenance, or review of various types of transportation systems/projects. This represents the full-performance level and responsibilities may be assigned in any area of transportation work, including oversight of multiple construction projects of small or moderate size and scope, or a single project of considerable size and scope. This level may provide guidance to specialists or consultants, including the coordination and monitoring of work performed by contractors or vendors.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level III plus knowledge of real estate practices and property acquisition; and transportation theory, laws and practices.  Ability is also required to perform business calculations and negotiate resolutions with others; and communicate and express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a four years of experience in transportation related work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting 30 semester hours for each year of the required experience, including two college courses in mathematics, natural science, engineering or a closely related field.

Level V: Code: T22E Salary Band: K

Incumbents perform complex professional transportation work at the specialist level involving the design, research, planning, construction, maintenance, or review of various types of transportation systems/projects. Responsibilities may be assigned in any area of transportation work. Performs duties as a lead worker and provides direction to specialists.  May provide guidance to consultants and coordinate and monitor work performed by contractors or vendors.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level are the same as those identified in Level IV plus knowledge of the specialized area to which the incumbent will be assigned and the ability to perform specialized tasks.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level IV plus one additional year of qualifying experience.

Level VI: Code: T22F Salary Band: L

This is the leadership level where incumbents provide direct supervision to lower level staff. This is a supervisory level with responsibility assigned for directing the work and operational activities of a work unit or section involved in various functions or operations related to transportation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level V plus the ability to supervise staff.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level V plus one additional year of qualifying experience.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Based upon the specific work performed, some positions may require registration or certification in a designated profession or occupation.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of a valid driver’s license in order to perform necessary travel.

Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with the position.

Some agencies may require applicants to take and pass a Physical Abilities Demonstration prior to appointment or entry into this job family.

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