The Washington State Department of Transportation is currently seeking a SRTMC and Electronics Manager in Spokane, Washington. This position will have the dual responsibility of managing both the multi-jurisdictional Spokane Regional Traffic Management Center (SRTMC) and the regional signal/illumination/intelligent transportation system crew.
Overseeing both Signals and SRTMC crews, this individual will be responsible for technical decision making, oversight of emergent events, long term forecasting of resources and general accountability for ensuring allotted state and federal resources are administered in a responsible manner. The position requires a strong command of a variety of areas including transportation planning, transportation demand management, Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O), ITS, network topology, fiber optic systems and electrical/electronic theory. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader who possesses a strong background in management, policy creation and staff development.
At WSDOT, we honor diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust. If you would like to join our team-oriented and continuous improvement environment, with a great deal of career stability and growth, definitely consider a career opportunity with WSDOT.
This position will perform the following work:
Manage budget, staff and day-to-day operations of the SRTMC.
Facilitate joint planning with SRTMC member agencies for Transportation Systems Management & Operations and lead the preparation and delivery of the SRTMC Work Program.
Oversee maintenance and updating of ITS infrastructure located within the Region and SRTMC.
Organize and direct the activities of the Region Wide Signal crew and SRTMC and its multi-jurisdictional operating board to achieve operations goals.
Develop, deliver and administer the operating budget for the SRTMC and Signal responsibilities.
Direct signal staff in the installation, maintenance and repair of all signal, illumination and ITS systems.
Develop long-term requirements including funding, fleet and staffing needs.
Manage Eastern Region electrical inspection program.
Plan and coordinate emergency response to a variety of circumstances.
Communicate and coordinate openly with internal and external customers and partners.
Promote a safety-focused environment where the safety of motorists and crews are the highest priority.
Other duties as assigned.
An ideal candidate for this position will have:
Eight (8) years of experience in ITS related system design or implementation, or Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Six (6) years relevant experience in the electrical/electronic field, or Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and eight (8) years of experience working in signal/ITS design.
Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems and to develop logical solutions.
Skill in monitoring/assessing performance of self, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups utilizing oral, written, and electronic communication methods.
Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners to accomplish assigned tasks.
Ability to contribute to the development and revision of SRTMC and Member Agency policy and practices related to traffic operations and electrical design.
Basic computer skills to store, retrieve, and produce information.
Ability to use and interpret applicable codes and regulations, ADA laws and statutes, and environments and ecological requirements.
Knowledge and ability to field inspect construction projects for compliance with standards, plans and schedules.
Leadership skills to lead, motivate, train and mentor staff.
Thorough understanding of signal operations and all Advanced Transportation Management Systems (ATMS) and controller software necessary to run a signal system.
Ability to perform condition assessments to establish priority of replacements and repairs.
Knowledge of current design and project management practices in the areas of TSMO, Traffic Signal Design, and Intelligent Transportation Systems Design and Demand Management.
Knowledge of the system components (e.g. fiber optic cables and connectors, data transmission equipment, patch panels, Closed Circuit Television, Highway Advisory Radio, Variable Message Signs, Road Weather Information Systems, Traffic Data Accumulation, controllers).
Knowledge of traffic signal operations, signal communication, and signal controller software.
Experience with ATMS, traffic congestion measurement and trip assignment.
Understanding of FHWA related policies, National Electrical Code (NEC, Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).
Knowledge of Manual Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and WSDOT Standard Plans and Specifications.
Working knowledge of roadway electrical construction and electrical maintenance practices, and the ability to read and interpret complex electrical plans and drawings.
A Valid Driver's License and the ability to drive to field locations for operational review.
How to Apply: Please click here to apply or select the large apply button at the top of this announcement for instructions. You may need to create a profile and account in Washington State's automated tracking system, NeoGov. To be considered for this position you will need to provide specific information detailing your work history in the "work experience" section of the application AND answer the supplemental questions. If you are selected for an interview, you may be required to provide your driving record from the Department of Licensing.
Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Brionna Hughes at HugheBr@wsdot.wa.gov. Please reference recruitment number 17DOT-WMS-6W048e
The Washington State Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed recruiter or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Washingston State Department of Transportation
The Washington State Department of Transportation is the steward of a multimodal transportation system and responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT is responsible for the state ferry system, and works in partnership with others to maintain and improve local roads, railroads and ai...rports, as well as to support alternatives to driving, such as public transportation, bicycles and pedestrian programs.