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Senior Traffic Analyst Specialist - Transportation Engineer 3

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:


Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project. 


The Opportunity

WSDOT is currently seeking an engineering individual with a proven background in traffic design and leadership. In this role, you will serve as the Senior Traffic Analyst Specialist that leads and supervises a traffic analysis and design team in performing traffic analysis, reviewing traffic analysis, reviewing development projects that impact the state system and traffic studies prepared by consultants. In this role, you will also be required to assist with design activities including designing signing, illumination, work zone traffic control, traffic signals, channelization, and intelligent transportation systems.

What to Expect

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Senior Traffic Analyst Specialist will:

  • Prepare traffic analysis using traffic analysis and operation programs to validate design assumptions for Region Projects.
  • Review traffic analysis prepared outside of Olympic Region for consistency with WSDOT Traffic Analysis Policies and Protocols.
  • Lead, supervisor, coach, and mentor a Traffic Analysis and Development Review Team.
  • Serve as Development Review Coordinator and Super Loads Permit Coordinator for Traffic Design Office.
  • Perform general office support, records retention tracking, maintaining computer records and paper files.



To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:

  • One (1) year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 2 or equivalent work experience, such as 2 years of experience working for a consultant or public agency preparing Traffic Analysis or Pre-design Studies. (Experience as a Bridge Engineer 2 or Transportation Planning Specialist 2 will also be considered as equivalent) 
  • Certification as a Traffic Control Supervisor within one (1) year of appointment. 
  • Experience and the ability to effectively work both individually and within a diverse team environment. 
  • Experience in communicating effectively in a diverse and inclusive environment, and to multiple audiences, both orally and in writing. 
  • Proven skills to examine, develop, and propose alternate solutions to complex elements of a project. 
  • Experience adhering to safety policies and diligence in performing work in a safe manner. 
  • Experience prioritizing workload and managing multiple assignments. 
  • Experience utilizing traffic modeling software to generate reports. 
  • Skills related to computer applications involving computer aided drafting, roadway modeling, databases, word processing, and spreadsheets. 
  • Skills to examine, develop, propose, and implement alternative solutions to complex engineering issues.
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations, laws and permits. 
  • Proven skills to plan, schedule and track the activities and deliverables of staff. 
  • Proven interpersonal skills to effectively supervise, mentor and train staff members. 
  • A valid driver's license with the ability to travel from office to field or job sites.  

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

  • Traffic Control Supervisor Certification.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent field.
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Certificate (EIT).
  • Professional Engineer License (PE). 
  • Experience supervising a team of engineers or technicians. 

Important Notes 

  • The recruiting efforts for this position may be extended beyond the displayed closing date for as long and until a sufficient candidate pool has been established. However, the first review of applications will be conducted May 12, 2021. The Appointing Authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time thereafter. It is to your benefit to submit your application as soon as possible.
  • The Olympic Region Headquarters is moving to a new location; therefore, the duty station for this position may be in Lacey, WA shortly after hire.  



  • Work-Life Balance - We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals' lifestyle. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available, including occasional telework for eligible positions.  
  • Paid Leave - In addition to 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
  • Tuition Assistance - Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.  
  • Plan For Your Future - WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.


Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?

How to Apply

Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the "Work Experience" portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible. 

In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application: 

  • An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
  • An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
  • Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the "References" section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment. 


Please click the "APPLY" button to proceed. Note that you will be prompted to either sign in or create an account. This step is required in order to submit an application to this opportunity.


WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities 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.


WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov


Contact us

For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Robyn Lovely at LovelyR@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 21DOT-OR-30761 in the subject line. 

Keywords: State of Washington, Olympia , Senior Traffic Analyst Specialist - Transportation Engineer 3, Other , Olympia, Washington

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