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Colorado State Professional Engineer I (Access/Traffic) - Grand Junction in Grand Junction, Colorado

Professional Engineer I (Access/Traffic) - Grand Junction

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Professional Engineer I (Access/Traffic) - Grand Junction

Salary

$6,322.00 - $7,136.00 Monthly

Location

Grand Junction, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Department

Department of Transportation

Job Number

HAA-50002736-03/20

Closing

4/7/2020 11:59 PM Mountain

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Department Information

This position is open to applications from Colorado residents and non-residents.

About CDOT

Are you looking for a challenge? Do you have a passion for helping people? Do you want to be part of a diverse team that is committed to making the transportation system in Colorado safe and efficient? Then, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is the place for you! CDOT is devoted to incorporating technology, providing equal employment opportunities, developing leaders, and improving systems in order to provide outstanding customer service. By saving lives and making lives better by providing freedom, connection, and experience through travel, CDOT is committed to becoming the number #1 Department of Transportation in the country. In working towards this goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. CDOT's core values include safety, people, integrity, customer service, excellence and respect. Please visit https://www.codot.gov/ to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future!

State employees make Colorado an amazing place to learn, work, and play. We want every day to feel like an opportunity. We want to be surrounded by innovation, vibrant optimism, and creativity. Most of all we want to feel like we're doing what we're meant to be doing. It's our nature. Working for Colorado means being surrounded by people who share your vision. It's where making a difference meets a pioneering spirit. Reach your peak state and together let's share everything we love about Colorado. To learn about the State's Employee Value Proposition visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/evp

In addition to a fantastic place to work, CDOT offers a variety of benefits which include:

  • Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours a month)

  • Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month

  • 10 paid holidays per year

  • Medical and dental plans with no cost preventative services

  • State paid Life Insurance with optional additional life insurance

  • State paid Short Term Disability coverage, with optional long term disability plan

  • Participation in PERA with 2 retirement plan options, and voluntary PERA 401K and 457 plans

  • Credit Union membership

  • Work life programs

  • State Employee Assistance programs at no cost

  • Tuition and certification reimbursement program

  • Access to a diverse array of technical, leadership, supervisory and specialty training across the state, in addition to personal development and productivity learning opportunities

  • State employee discount programs

To learn more about our benefits visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits

To learn about the total compensation package for State government employment visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/totalcompensation

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Description of Job

This licensed professional engineer position is responsible for independent review of complex traffic impact studies and engineering plan sets, primarily focused on access to state highways. This includes ensuring that access designs and traffic engineering elements of CDOT projects are in compliance with engineering standards and agency policy. This position is also responsible for assisting with specialized engineering studies and technical reviews concerning access, corridor management, and other aspects of traffic engineering.

Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Interpret, apply, and enforce the State Highway Access Code (SHAC) to existing and proposed accesses to the state highway system;

  • Coordinate review of access proposals with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and other specialty unit managers;

  • Provide professional engineering guidance and expertise on access management by reviewing corridor management plans, access control plans, corridor optimization plans, and engineering traffic studies and development plans for compliance with the SHAC and other applicable engineering standards or other plans that affect highway access;

  • Approve and sign access permits, ensuring that all technical work including roadway design, hydrology, environmental, and traffic design meet CDOT and FHWA standards;

  • Act as a liaison between the Traffic engineering unit and other CDOT engineering residencies;

  • Attend project meetings (scoping, FIR, FOR, pre-construction) and provide traffic engineering support for design and construction projects;

  • Provide oversight of access construction activities on the state highway system; ensure permitted work is being performed in accordance with the accepted Notice to Proceed (NTP) plan set; determine the applicability of design manuals, standards, regulations, codes and specifications to be used to construct the project;

  • Provide timely, courteous and effective responses to the general public, elected officials, and the media through interpersonal communications; address walk-in and call-in requests as appropriate;

  • Develop and conduct presentations for public workshops, meetings, and hearings;

  • Provide training to both internal and external stakeholders on access and corridor management topics;

  • Negotiate solutions to complex issues of conflicting interest within the scope of authority;

  • Lead access-related meetings with developers, landowners, engineers and local government entities regarding development, access planning, and corridor access management plans;

  • Other job duties as assigned.

Work Environment:

  • Primarily 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM work hours, Monday-Friday

  • Approximately 10% spent in the field, 90% spent in the office

  • Travel required during work hours throughout northwestern Colorado (CDOT Region 3)

  • Occasional overnight travel 1-3 times a year throughout Colorado

  • Required to operate CDOT vehicles

  • Position may work outside in variety of weather conditions and near high speed traffic

  • May work at high elevations

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

This experience must be specifically documented on your application. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application.

  • Current, valid licensure as a Professional Engineer from the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers, and Professional Land Surveyors.

  • A current valid driver's license is required for this position as it requires operating a state or personal motor vehicle to perform one or more essential functions of the position.

Stronger candidates will be those that demonstrate depth and breadth of skill and ability, through a combination of professional experience and formal training, to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

The Exceptional Applicant will be an experienced Access Engineer and will possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following:

  • Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;

  • Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;

  • Civil engineering design and construction knowledge and experience;

  • Working knowledge of traffic engineering processes, theories, laws, principles, conceptual models, and best practices;

  • Experience working with the State Highway Access Code (SHAC);

  • A history of ensuring compliance with all applicable policies, laws, rules and regulations;

  • Transportation project management experience, including the ability to successfully plan, organize, and manage multiple, concurrent projects or tasks of varying complexities;

  • Knowledge of the MUTCD and AASHTO standards, traffic modeling (Highway Capacity Software, Synchro and SimTraffic), and traffic signal operations;

  • Experience managing budgets to ensure projects or programs are cost effective;

  • Experience with Smart Work Zone and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies in work zones;

  • Experience with traffic signal and ITS projects;

  • Knowledge of CDOT standards and specifications;

  • Construction management experience;

  • Consultant/contract management experience;

  • Experience working with multiple and diverse stakeholders, with sensitivity to their needs and priorities;

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and be adaptable to changing assignments;

  • Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner;

  • Ability to negotiate mutually acceptable solutions; build consensus through give and take;

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills;

  • Strong time and project management skills, including prioritization and multi-tasking ability;

  • Excellent reasoning, analytical, and problem solving ability;

  • Strong facilitation, presentation, and communication skills, both written and oral;

  • Strong attention to technical detail and accuracy;

  • Commitment to safety;

  • Ability to work effectively in both independent and team situations;

  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access), Google Applications, Gmail, SAP, MS Project, Salesforce, and the ability to quickly learn other software systems.

Employment Screening

If an applicant reaches the finalist stage of the hiring process, the Colorado Department of Transportation may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on the applicant in connection with his/her application for employment purposes, as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of the applicant's authorization. As part of the employment screening an applicant will be requested to disclose any deferred judgments and convictions as well an explanation of the circumstances around any arrest or conviction. In the event that a screening returns information that the applicant believes is not accurate, he or she will have an opportunity to dispute the information with "Info Cubic".

Info Cubic, a consumer reporting agency, will obtain the report for CDOT. Further information regarding Info Cubic, LLC, including its privacy policy, may be found online at www.InfoCubic.com. Info Cubic is located at 116 Inverness Drive East, Suite 206, Englewood, CO 80112, and can be reached at 877.360.4636.

The report may contain information bearing on the applicant's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living. The information that may be included in the report includes: social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records checks, educational records, and driving records checks. CDOT will only request credit reports insofar as they relate to the position for which the applicant is applying. The information contained in the report will be obtained from private and/or public record sources. The applicant will have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of a notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.

Supplemental Information

Notifications: All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be via email. Include your current working email address on your application and check your email frequently as you could receive time sensitive correspondence regarding this position. We highly recommend that you set up your email to accept messages from "state.co.us" and "info@governmentjobs.com" addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email.

Applicant Checklist: Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Immediately after you submit your application you should receive an email that confirms that you successfully submitted an application for this position. If you do not, try submitting again until you receive the confirmation email. Be sure to also check your junk folder for email communications from the State of Colorado's website.

Complete Applications must include the following documents:

1) A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the link in this announcement)

2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (must submit online as part of your application)

3) A copy of your official or unofficial transcript showing that your degree has been conferred and the name of your school, or your NACES accreditation

4) Detailed, Chronological Resume

5) A Cover Letter

Requirements for the resume: Please upload your resume as an attachment in the "attachment" section within your online application or you may email to erin.hardin@state.co.us. Please label all pages with your full name. The resume limit is 2 pages with at least 11-point font and 1/2 inch margins. Your resume should contain the following information:

  • Education and Training

  • Work Experience should be listed in reverse chronological order, beginning with your most recent experience, and must include:

  • Beginning and ending dates of assignments, including promotion dates

  • Official position title/working title, including specialty area or unit, you held within the organization/company

  • The name of the organization or company

  • A brief description of your job duties

Requirements for the cover letter: Please upload your cover letter as an attachment in the "attachment" section within your online application or you may email to erin.hardin@state.co.us. Please label all pages with your full name. The cover letter limit is 2 pages with at least 11-point font and 1/2 inch margins. The education, experience, abilities, and accomplishments listed in this announcement have been identified as critical to successful performance in this position. Your cover letter should address your interest in and qualifications for this job with CDOT. Please be specific and detailed in describing experience, abilities, and accomplishments as they relate to this position's requirements and major duties as described in the announcement.

Only complete applications will be given consideration. Every effort must be made to submit transcripts by the announcement close date. Where unusual circumstances prevent timely acquisition of transcripts, they must be submitted within five business days of the announcement close date.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application, but may be used to supplement information to the application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement will result in your application being rejected.

Former employees of the Colorado Department of Transportation System or any other State of Colorado Department or Agency, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on his/her application.

Transfer, Non-Disciplinary Demotion or Reinstatement:

If you believe that you are eligible to be considered as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement to this vacancy, you must submit a completed application following the directions in this job announcement and you will be included in the selection process along with other qualified applicants. If you are the finalist for this position after the selection process, Human Resources will confirm your eligibility to be appointed as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement applicant.

The Assessment Process: Colorado Revised Statutes require that all state employees be hired and promoted through comparative analysis of merit and fitness. Part or all of the assessment for this position will include a review of your application material. Applications will be reviewed by a Human Resource Specialist and/or Subject Matter Experts to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position. They may also use the application material to assess and rank applicants who meet the minimum requirements, to cut to a top group for additional assessment, or establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.

Be sure your application material specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the Major Duties, Education and Experience Requirements, and Exceptional Applicant sections as listed above. Upload additional pages if necessary to fully explain your experience and accomplishments. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the deadline for application may result in your application not being accepted for this position and may affect your inclusion as a qualified candidate in any of step of the selection process and placement on the eligible list.

Appeal Rights: If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.

The Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb/forms-2 . Any appeals must be in writing and received no later than 10 calendar days from the date the examination was administered. Send appeals to the appropriate address as indicated on the Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form. The above ten-day deadline and appeal procedures apply, as well, to all charges of discrimination.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment Guidelines for EDI Compliance for Job Announcements in CO-Jobs Prepared by: Department of Personnel & Administration Division of Human Resources, Consulting Services Page 1 of 3 January 29, 2020 opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

ADAAA Accommodations: CDOT is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to Erin Hardin at erin.hardin@state.co.us or 303-757-9797.

YOU MUST BE A RESIDENT OF COLORADO TO APPLY. CDOT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO A DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE WORKFORCE.

ERIN (SAP #50002736/PCR #34704)

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