Transportation Engineer II*
Department Of Transportation
Salary: $4,629 - $6,158/ month (DOE)
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Number: 801-7800
Requisition Number: 2919194
Type of Recruitment: Internal**/External***
Date Posted to Web: March 15, 2013
(Transportation Engineer II): Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and two years of professional-level engineering work experience. Also requires eligibility to write the Fundamentals of Engineering exam as specified by the Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
Under Filling Requirements (Transportation Engineer I): Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and eligibility to write the Fundamentals of Engineering exam as specified by the Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; communicate clearly to avoid confusion and misunderstanding with other employees, customers, or the general public; remain calm and composed when dealing with distraught or angry employees or members of the public: public speaking skills; ability to read, interpret, and explain applicable standards, technical literature, regulations, plans, and specifications; ability to accurately and clearly complete required paperwork; prepare written or oral reports frequently in tight time frames; requires a class D drivers license to travel to public meetings and project locations.
Use of phone, calculator, copier, reference sources, and research documentation, survey equipment, lab and construction equipment; keyboarding familiarity; personal computer with spreadsheet, technical, engineering or construction related software; normal hearing and vision, with or without correction; eye-hand coordination; lifting up to 75 pounds; carry several items with a total weight of 75 pounds; physical mobility, agility, and mental alertness compatible with office, construction project and maintenance/shop settings; ability to work closely with people; some contact with the public; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and others; ability to plan and direct the work of others; ability to function with minimal supervision.
Knowledge of practices, principles, standards, and guidelines as related to materials testing; ability to be flexible in daily schedule; ability to work under stress; remain calm and maintain focus under demanding and often conflicting work schedule with rapid shifts in priority; work after hours, on weekends, and holidays during road and weather emergencies; presence during deadlines and high stress periods of work is mandatory; regular attendance is essential to efficiently process the volume of work in this position; regular attendance is critical in this position because the expertise this employee is providing will not be available from any other source.
Must possess networking, leadership, prioritization, and time management skills; must be self-directed and highly motivated, and possess logical decision making and analytical skills.
Requires satisfactory completion of the interview process and a verifiable record of satisfactory performance in previous employment. Employment is contingent upon passing a medical screening process.
Application Procedures:*Under filling at the Transportation Engineer I level may be considered; salary dependent on experience.
**If an internal candidate is selected for this position they may be granted moving allowance provisions in accordance with Human Resource Policy 14.4.
***If an external candidate is selected for this position they may be granted moving allowance provisions in accordance with Human Resource Policy 14.5. External applicants are eligible for a recruitment bonus of two months salary.
Applicants Please Submit:
- SFN 10950, Application for Employment
- SFN 18859, DOT Addendum to Application for Employment
- Copy of final college transcript
Please Send Application Materials To:
NDDOT- Minot District
1305 Highway 2 Bypass East
Minot, ND 58701-7922
Telephone Number: 701-857-6925
Fax Number: 701-857-6932
Both application forms may be downloaded from the Internet at: http://www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/appforms.html. Applications should include information which directly addresses how the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and summary of work. Applications must be received in the District Office by March 11, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. Background checks will be conducted.
NDDOT staff will score applications based on a 100 point job related personnel system. It is very important to be thorough and detailed on the application materials. The NDDOT Affirmative Action goal is one American Indian male, one American Indian female, one other minority female, and nine non-minority females.
Applicants with disabilities should contact the Minot District at 701-857-6925 in advance of applying to discuss any special provisions needed for applying or interviewing.
ND Relay Number: 1-800-366-6888
Summary of Work:
- Project Supervision, Office Management and Recording: Maintain knowledge of Department procedures and policies related to office activities involving administration of construction procedures. Verify mathematical calculations and unit usage involved on daily inspection reports and in final documentation of project quantities. Utilize computer in preparation of progress reports, estimates, haul sheets, change orders, and other project documents. Prepare and organize project records for use in project finals. Track proper shop drawings and/or certifications of materials required. Notify contractors of deficiencies in necessary documentation. Negotiate change order items with contractors. Conduct necessary EEO and labor compliance interviews required for project. Compile project records to complete project final. Record keeping on CARS (construction Automated Records System). Supervisor on minor construction projects such as: seal coats; stockpiles; patching; drive slopes; striping; signing and lighting; small structures. Second in charge or head inspector on the following large, more complex construction projects: grading surfacing; PCC paving; large structures. Approximately 40 percent of time is spent on this duty.
- Prepare district designed plans to be bid and awarded to contractors for construction: Review existing conditions and survey data and gather information needed to develop project concept report. Prepare plans from concept report scope of work, approval and decisions, and incorporated design recommendations, project related data and environmental regulations. Comply with design and department standards and policies. Project plan preparation includes but is not limited to project specifications, final layouts, unit quantities, designing project traffic control and estimating project costs. Approximately 25 percent of time is spent on this duty.
- Engineering Inspection and documentation involved in construction of highways, rural streets, bridges and associated appurtenances; most phases require supervision of engineers, technicians and temporary employees, and interaction with contractor personnel as to construction procedures: By testing, measuring, visual inspection and other accepted means ensure that concrete, asphalt, gravel products and other materials are constructed or installed in conformance with plans and specifications. Communicate with supervisor, contractor, contractor personnel and public in order to maintain productive and professional project. Supervise classified and temporary employees performing inspection duties, materials testing and surveying to ensure construction projects completed in accordance with contract requirements. Perform inspection duties to ensure concrete and bituminous mixing plants are producing acceptable product within guidelines. Construction inspection activities include but are not limited to measuring and computing installed quantities, grading, paving and structural inspection, signing and pavement marking, asphalt and concrete paving operations. Offer diversity of work assignment to provide and maintain interest and enthusiasm for work environment. Analyze field testing data and make recommendations and appropriate field design changes where necessary. Provide proper training for personnel on departmental policies, inspection and materials testing procedures. Inform contractor personnel of deficiencies found in products or procedures. Prepare inspection reports on daily basis describing activities being performed. Ensure awareness of working conditions such as working within heavy traffic areas and around heavy motorized construction equipment, and taking proper precautions to maintain safe working environment by conducting bi-weekly safety meetings. Approximately 25 percent of time is spent on this duty.
- Construction Survey and Materials Testing; most phases require supervision of engineers, technicians and temporary employees: Oversee the following construction survey activities: blue tops; cross sections; slope stakes; final cross sections; bench marks. Assign survey crews and monitor progress. Ensure survey operations are making appropriate progress under normal conditions. Determine elevations and establish roadway grades. Calculate or verify horizontal and vertical angles. Establish reference points for all horizontal and vertical alignments. Establish benchmarks and circuits; establish curve data, survey points and elevations for bridges. Operation of state-of-the-art electronic survey equipment for establishing horizontal and vertical alignments, curves and elevations. In charge of the following materials testing on project: aggregate graduation & analysis; procter tests; elongation and fractured faces tests; specific gravity testing; field marshall testing; asphalt penetration tests; liquid limit and PI tests; air & slump tests. Approximately 10 percent of time is spent on this duty.
As employers, the State of North Dakota and political subdivisions prohibit smoking in all places of state and political subdivision employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The state of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.