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Colorado State Professional Engineer I-Traffic Engineering in Denver, Colorado

Professional Engineer I-Traffic Engineering

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Professional Engineer I-Traffic Engineering

Salary

$6,322.00 - $7,500.00 Monthly

Location

Denver, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Department

Department of Transportation

Job Number

HAA-50002993-02/21

Closing

3/12/2021 11:59 PM Mountain

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Department Information

This position is only open to Colorado state residents.

About CDOT

Are you looking for a challenge? Do you have a passion for helping people? Do you want to be part of a diverse team that is committed to making the transportation system in Colorado safe and efficient? Then, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is the place for you! CDOT is devoted to incorporating technology, providing equal employment opportunities, developing leaders, and improving systems in order to provide outstanding customer service. By saving lives and making lives better by providing freedom, connection, and experience through travel, CDOT is committed to becoming the number #1 Department of Transportation in the country. In working towards this goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. CDOT's core values include safety, people, integrity, customer service, excellence and respect. Please visit https://www.codot.gov/ to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future!

State employees make Colorado an amazing place to learn, work, and play. We want every day to feel like an opportunity. We want to be surrounded by innovation, vibrant optimism, and creativity. Most of all we want to feel like we're doing what we're meant to be doing. It's our nature. Working for Colorado means being surrounded by people who share your vision. It's where making a difference meets a pioneering spirit. Reach your peak state and together let's share everything we love about Colorado. To learn about the State's Employee Value Proposition visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/evp

In addition to a fantastic place to work, CDOT offers a variety of benefits which include:

  • Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours a month)

  • Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month

  • 10 paid holidays per year

  • Medical and dental plans with no cost preventative services

  • State paid Life Insurance with optional additional life insurance

  • State paid Short Term Disability coverage, with optional long term disability plan

  • Participation in PERA with 2 retirement plan options, and voluntary PERA 401K and 457 plans

  • Credit Union membership

  • Work life programs

  • State Employee Assistance programs at no cost

  • Tuition and certification reimbursement program

  • Access to a diverse array of technical, leadership, supervisory and specialty training across the state, in addition to personal development and productivity learning opportunities

  • State employee discount programs

To learn more about our benefits visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits

To learn about the total compensation package for State government employment visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/totalcompensation

Life at CDOT during COVID-19

At CDOT, we have taken several measures to protect employee safety and health, while ensuring continuity of operations. Employees with the ability to perform their job duties from home are encouraged to do so. For those employees who are working on-site, facial coverings in public spaces and social distancing when possible are required. We will provide employees with masks, as needed. We have implemented frequent deep cleaning and disinfecting procedures in our buildings and equipment. You can expect your interview to be done remotely and visitors to any CDOT building are required to pre-screen. You can rest assured that we are committed to doing our part to keep employees connected, healthy, safe, and productive during these challenging times.

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Description of Job

The Professional Engineer I is a licensed position located in the Traffic Safety & Operations Unit of Region 1 for the Colorado Department of Transportation. This position serves as the Chief Engineer's representative on CDOT projects. The Professional Engineer will apply engineering theories, principles, and standards to the design, preparation, and construction of plans and specifications for highway traffic projects. This position is directly responsible for preparing the advertisement package for signing and striping projects, guardrail projects, intersection improvements, and other projects.

Major duties and responsibilitiesinclude, but are not limited to:

  • Develop traffic engineering and construction traffic control plans for region projects of all types;

  • Determine if existing and new design highway geometrics must be modified or changed to accommodate the application of effective traffic engineering plans;

  • Prepares annual region-wide pavement marking/striping project plan sets and specifications, performing construction cost estimates in Transportation program, and preparing advertisement packages;

  • Coordinates with Contractors and the inspection team, and manages task orders;

  • Analyzes and evaluate complex design and construction phasing plans to formulate effective traffic engineering strategies; and construction projects developed by consultant engineers to ensure compliance with the feasibility and safety issues;

  • Performs safety and operational analyses to determine the recommended improvements to projects to improve safety and operations;

  • Designs engineering plans for various HSIP and FASTER projects, utilizing traffic engineering fundamentals, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Standard Specifications, M&S Standards and other accepted procedures and practical aspects of the profession;

  • Serves as project manager for the region wide striping project and manages construction projects such as roundabout, signal, striping, intersection improvements, guardrail, etc.;

  • Attends meetings as CDOT representative, provide expert testimony, and make traffic safety and operations related recommendations during project meetings from conception through completion;

  • Other job duties as assigned.

Work Environment:

  • Primarily 8:00 am – 5:00 pm work hours, Monday-Friday

  • Travel required for meetings and field visits within Region 1

  • Required to operate CDOT vehicles

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

This experience must be specifically documented on your application. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application.

  • Current registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the Colorado Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors. You must provide your PE License number on your application.

Necessary Special Requirements:

  • A current valid driver's license is required for this position as it requires operating a state or personal motor vehicle to perform one or more essential functions of the position.

Stronger candidates will be those that demonstrate depth and breadth of skill and ability, through a combination of professional experience and formal training, to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

The Exceptional Applicant will be a licensed engineer dedicated to pursuing a career in transportation engineering and will possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following:

  • Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;

  • Civil engineering design and construction knowledge and experience, including current working knowledge of civil engineering processes, theories, laws, principles, conceptual models, and best practices;

  • Knowledge, oversight and operational expertise in transportation related design and construction;

  • Knowledge of applicable Federal and State rules and statutes;

  • Project or management experience, including the ability to successfully plan, organize, and manage or oversee multiple, concurrent, complex transportation projects of varying complexities;

  • Experience working with general public, professionals, special interest groups, elected or appointed officials;

  • Identifying and analyzing problems using sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions;

  • Being open to change and new information; adapting behavior and work methods in response to changing conditions or unexpected obstacles;

  • Ability to partner with professionals, consultants, vendors, stakeholders and staff, with sensitivity to their needs and priorities to accomplish the organization's goals;

  • Strong attention to technical detail and accuracy;

  • Strong analytical, reasoning, problem solving, and decision making ability;

  • Excellent planning, organizational, time and project management skills and experience;

  • Excellent facilitation, presentation, and communication skills, both written and oral

  • Proven ability to collaborate and build relationships;

  • Flexibility/adaptability in response to changing conditions or unexpected obstacles;

  • Ability to work effectively in independent and team situations;

  • Passion for safety;

  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access), Gmail, SAP, MS Project, and the ability to quickly learn other software systems.

Employment Screening

If an applicant reaches the finalist stage of the hiring process, the Colorado Department of Transportation may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on the applicant in connection with his/her application for employment purposes, as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of the applicant's authorization. As part of the employment screening an applicant will be requested to disclose any deferred judgments and convictions as well an explanation of the circumstances around any arrest or conviction. In the event that a screening returns information that the applicant believes is not accurate, he or she will have an opportunity to dispute the information with "Info Cubic".

Info Cubic, a consumer reporting agency, will obtain the report for CDOT. Further information regarding Info Cubic, LLC, including its privacy policy, may be found online at www.InfoCubic.com. Info Cubic is located at 116 Inverness Drive East, Suite 206, Englewood, CO 80112, and can be reached at 877.360.4636.

The report may contain information bearing on the applicant's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living. The information that may be included in the report includes: social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records checks, educational records, and driving records checks. CDOT will only request credit reports insofar as they relate to the position for which the applicant is applying. The information contained in the report will be obtained from private and/or public record sources. The applicant will have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of a notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.

Supplemental Information

Notifications: All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be via email. Include your current working email address on your application and check your email frequently as you could receive time sensitive correspondence regarding this position. We highly recommend that you set up your email to accept messages from "state.co.us" and "info@governmentjobs.com" addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email.

Applicant Checklist: Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Immediately after you submit your application you should receive an email that confirms that you successfully submitted an application for this position. If you do not, try submitting again until you receive the confirmation email. Be sure to also check your junk folder for email communications from the State of Colorado's website.

Applications will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualification

for the position. If it is determined that you meet the minimum qualifications,

your application will also be used as part of the comparative analysis process to

identify a top group for further consideration. Be sure your application

specifically addresses the requirements as listed in the minimum qualifications.

Address your specialized experience, work products, and accomplishments as

they relate to the position duties and minimum and preferred qualifications.

Attach additional pages if necessary to fully explain your experience and

accomplishments.

Complete Applications must include the following documents:

1

  • A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the green 'APPLY' button at the top of this announcement)

  • A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (The questionnaire is part of the online application. You will be prompted to answer them as you are completing your online application.)

  • A cover letter that describes your interest in this position how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position. This document must be uploaded as an attachment to your online application, and will not be accepted after the closing date and time of the announcement.

  • A chronological resume

  • If you are a veteran, a copy of your DD214. Please submit this as an attachment to your online application.

Requirements for the resume: Please upload your resume as an attachment in the "attachment" section within your online application or you may email to DOTCDOTRecruiting@state.co.us (Amanda_Parkhurst-Strout@state.co.us) . Please label all pages with your full name. Your resume should contain the following information:

  • Education and Training

  • Work Experience should be listed in reverse chronological order, beginning with your most recent experience, and must include:

  • Beginning and ending dates of assignments, including promotion dates

  • Official position title/working title, including specialty area or unit, you held within the organization/company

  • The name of the organization or company

  • A brief description of your job duties

Requirements for the cover letter: Please upload your cover letter as an attachment in the "attachment" section within your online application or you may email to angelita.sims@state.co.us. Please label all pages with your full name. The cover letter limit is 2 pages with at least 11-point font and 1/2 inch margins. The education, experience, abilities, and accomplishments listed in this announcement have been identified as critical to successful performance in this position. Your cover letter should address your interest in and qualifications for this job with CDOT. Please be specific and detailed in describing experience, abilities, and accomplishments as they relate to this position's requirements and major duties as described in the announcement.

Only complete applications will be given consideration. Every effort must be made to submit transcripts by the announcement close date. Where unusual circumstances prevent timely acquisition of transcripts, they must be submitted within five business days of the announcement close date.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application, but may be used to supplement information to the application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement will result in your application being rejected.

Former employees of the Colorado Department of Transportation System or any other State of Colorado Department or Agency, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on his/her application.

Transfer, Non-Disciplinary Demotion or Reinstatement:

If you believe that you are eligible to be considered as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement to this vacancy, you must submit a completed application following the directions in this job announcement and you will be included in the selection process along with other qualified applicants. If you are the finalist for this position after the selection process, Human Resources will confirm your eligibility to be appointed as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement applicant.

The Assessment Process: Colorado Revised Statutes require that all state employees be hired and promoted through comparative analysis of merit and fitness. Part or all of the assessment for this position will include a review of your application material. Applications will be reviewed by a Human Resource Specialist and/or Subject Matter Experts to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position. They may also use the application material to assess and rank applicants who meet the minimum requirements, to cut to a top group for additional assessment, or establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.

Be sure your application material specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the Major Duties, Education and Experience Requirements, and Exceptional Applicant sections as listed above. Upload additional pages if necessary to fully explain your experience and accomplishments. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the deadline for application may result in your application not being accepted for this position and may affect your inclusion as a qualified candidate in any of step of the selection process and placement on the eligible list.

Appeal Rights: If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.

The Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb/forms-2 . Any appeals must be in writing and received no later than 10 calendar days from the date the examination was administered. Send appeals to the appropriate address as indicated on the Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form. The above ten-day deadline and appeal procedures apply, as well, to all charges of discrimination.

ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Angelita Sims by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

YOU MUST BE A RESIDENT OF COLORADO TO APPLY. CDOT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO ASSEMBLING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE.

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