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State of Massachusetts Civil Engineer III - Traffic Engineer in 10 Park Plaza, Massachusetts

The Department of Conservation and Recreation’s mission is to protect, promote and enhance our common wealth of natural, cultural and recreational resources for the well-being of all. The DCR is steward to one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation which includes more than 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, skating rinks, trails, golf courses and parkways. DCR strives to be an exemplary leader in conservation and recreation. DCR’s staff is passionate, dedicated, and continuously employs best practices that are informed by expertise, and creates a sense of place through carrying out the mission. The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks applicants for the position of Civil Engineer III – Traffic Engineer. Please submit a cover letter and resume as part of the application process. Continuing over a century of visionary land stewardship, the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Design and Engineering (D&E) Division collaborates with colleagues within DCR, other agencies of the Commonwealth, and external stakeholders to plan, design, build, and maintain a diversity of outdoor recreational experiences and unique landscapes throughout the Commonwealth. In addition, Design and & Engineering staff are responsible for maintaining public infrastructure including dams, seawalls, parkways and park roads, sidewalks and trails, and stormwater systems in a state of good repair. This requires a diverse range of staff including architects, engineers, landscape architects, planners, tradespeople as well as business, finance and administrative support who work together towards improving the system for all citizens. DCR’s D&E staff are unified by a passion for providing access to high quality public open space and outdoor recreation for all ages and abilities, and strive to improve visitor experience, enhance universal accessibility, and help modernize DCR’s facilities and resources to be more resilient to climate change, carbon neutral and energy independent. Within D&E, the Traffic Section’s primary function is to evaluate and recommend improvements for traffic signal operation and geometric design of intersections and roadways owned, or under the care and control of DCR. The Traffic Section consist of three (3) engineers and works collaboratively with the other DCR Engineering and operational divisions. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Traffic Engineer (CEIII) is responsible for design, maintenance, and operation of nearly 300 traffic control devices on the parkways system, within the metropolitan Boston area. DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Support Traffic Section Head in the operations and maintenance of traffic signals and traffic control devices along DCR parkways; 2. Perform intersection capacity analysis, review existing traffic signal timing and sequences plans, and make improvements based on current traffic counts and prevailing conditions. 3. Make geometric and traffic signal operation improvements to improve safety and efficiency of intersections. 4. Direct traffic signal warrant studies for potential signal installations; 5. Prepare and reviews plans, specifications and estimates for traffic engineering contracts; 6. Procure, oversee and administer assigned maintenance contracts; 7. Develop or review traffic management plans for construction activities or in response to operational requests; 8. Provide technical support to project teams on all aspects of traffic engineering; 9. Investigate and respond to constituent service requests on traffic-related issues; coordinate with DCR External Affairs on response; 10. Review and approve payment for work performed by consultants, contractors, and sub-contractors in accordance with DCR and state rules and regulations; 11. Review work and resolve problems with contractors and consultants to insure the safe, timely and economic completion of agency projects; 12. Represent agency and coordinate with outside entities, including local, state, and Federal agencies on traffic related issues; 13. Meet with manufacturer’s representatives to keep abreast of latest products and technology advances, new products, product pricing, and specifications. Maintains records; provides information on applicable standards; operates technical equipment and devices; attends meetings and conferences. Writes memoranda, letters and technical or general reports to supervisors concerning the status of engineering projects or problems; 14. Review permit applications for construction and transportation and make recommendations to supervisors for approval; 15. Perform light design work and prepare work orders for traffic modifications performed through maintenance contracts; 16. Participate in design review for both DCR capital projects and projects performed under Construction Access Permits; 17. Performs calculations such as those related to construction and maintenance that include quantities and estimated costs of materials by using calculators, computers and other instruments; 18. Recommends modifications to plans, specifications, and engineering agreements for elements of engineering projects; 19. Inspects, monitors and documents capital construction and preservation/ maintenance work, such as scheduled preventative maintenance; 20. Perform other related work and duties as assigned to support the mission of the agency * *PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 1. Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Driver’s License Class A, B, C, or D; 2. Engineer-in-Training (EIT) issued by the Commonwealth of MA Division of Professional Licensure Board of Professional Engineers is preferred (or reciprocity to obtain MA registration); 3. Ability to use Synchro and compatible software; 4. Knowledge of Traffic Signal Controllers, including all traffic control signal equipment; 5. Ability to use AutoCAD software to design/redesign geometry of Parkways and traffic signal operationimprovements to improve safety, capacity, and efficiency of intersections; First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. * *MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in civil engineering work in such areas as construction, survey, design, transportation, hydraulics, structural, sanitary, drafting, environmental, highway, architectural, airport, soils and materials of which (B) at least two years must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. An Associate's degree with a major in civil engineeringor civil engineering technologymay be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.* II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in civil engineeringor civil engineering technology, may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.* III. A Graduate degree with a major in civil engineering, may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.* *NOTE: The terms civil engineering and civil engineering technology include related engineering disciplines, such as construction, survey, hydraulics, design, transportation, structural, soils, sanitary,environmental, drafting, highway, architectural, mining, airport and materials. *Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience. Special Requirements: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License may be required. _Comprehensive Benefits_ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. *Job: Engineering *Organization: Department of Conservation & Recreation *Title: *Civil Engineer III - Traffic Engineer Location: Massachusetts-10 Park Plaza Requisition ID: 2400007Q