As one of Oregon's Healthiest Counties, we care about our employees and are actively exploring ways to improve one's work/life balance. Your total compensation package will be comprised of more than just your annual salary; it will also include a comprehensive benefits package with family and domestic partner health benefits such as medical, dental, and vision coverage at up to 95% employer paid. Other benefits include a deferred compensation program, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.
Washington County's Engineering, Traffic and Survey (ETS) division within Land Use & Transportation (LUT) is looking to hire an experienced Traffic Engineer! We are looking for traffic engineering professionals who are passionate about transportation safety, traffic operations, and mobility; and who are interesting in utilizing their skills to make a difference and improve communities. If you interested in working in a dynamic and collaborative environment with an innovative and highly professional team, we want to hear from you!
The Traffic Engineer position is an advanced-level classification in the Engineering Series. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and supervising the preparation of design plans, traffic investigations and reports, and traffic control programs. This is a Management, Administrative and Professional Personnel System (MAPPS), FLSA exempt position that reports to the Traffic Engineering Principal Engineer and will directly supervise an Inspection Supervisor and a Traffic Analyst. This position will have direct responsibility and oversight of the signing, striping, and markings group within Traffic Engineering and for Washington County's Traffic Safety and Neighborhood Streets Programs.
The Ideal Candidate Traffic Engineer candidates should be familiar with the principles and practices of traffic engineering and transportation planning. The ideal candidate will be a great communicator and very detail oriented. They will be self-motivated and passionate about traffic engineering, traffic safety, and improving communities. They should have a technical background and practical experience in Traffic Engineering and Traffic Operations, including experience or exposure with traffic studies and traffic operational analyses as well as transportation system design and construction within a government agency or as a consultant.
Education and Experience:
A Bachelor's Degree in Structural or Civil engineering or a closely related field; AND
Four (4) years of responsible experience in traffic engineering.
ADDITIONAL LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, PHYSICAL ABILITIES AND SPECIALTY REQUIREMENTS
Professional Engineers License (Issued by Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying) in civil or structural engineering is required within six months of start date.
Must possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record per Washington County policy.
Washington County and the Portland metropolitan area are nationally recognized as being among the most livable areas in the country. Located on the western edge of Portland, Washington County has approximately 530,000 citizens, enjoys the benefits of a healthy urban and rural environment, and is only an hour's drive from the beach and the mountains and a half-hour to downtown Portland. The community is one of Oregon's most ethnically diverse. The result of that diversity is that residents and institutions alike reflect a global perspective.
Washington County Government provides a range of vital services and programs that enhance the quality of life for residents across the region. These services range from community health to urban planning. Please visit our homepage https://www.co.washington.or.us/ to explore our departments and divisions.