Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Operations Specialist
Oregon Department of Transportation
Location: Portland, Oregon
Type: Full Time
Salary: $4,750 - $7,366
Civil - Traffic Engineering
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
Internal Number: REQ-108682
Associate in Engineering 2 – Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Operations Specialist Oregon Department of Transportation Delivery & Operations Division – Region 1 Traffic Unit Portland
Bring your engineering skills to our Region 1: Portland Metro team as an Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Operations Specialist! In this role, you will work to provide safe and efficient operation of traffic through managing Intelligence Transportation Systems (ITS) and traffic signal timing. Imagine the difference you will be making working with us - apply today!
The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at an associate in engineering 2 level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for an associate in engineering 1 ($4,306 - $6,680) to apply, as we may consider underfilling the position until the selected candidate meets the minimum qualifications for an associate in engineering 2. Underfill training will not exceed three years.
We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions and hope you will join us on our path to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an agency that embraces social equity through our values, strategic planning, and actions. Leaning into our equity priorities means we continually examine what we do, the impact we have, and our progress toward weaving social equity into who we are. To learn more about our social equity commitments, visit our Social Equity website.
A day in the life:
Monitor and adjust automated ITS network for Region 1 of ODOT.
Identify and review solutions to problems resulting from proposed changes to ITS systems.
Provide support to develop ITS capital projects.
Provide recommendations and respond to concerns or complaints regarding the use of variable message signs and portable variable message signs to contractors, maintenance staff, project teams and other users of this equipment.
Collaborate with project managers on ITS construction projects and respond to questions about construction specifications and plans.
Design traffic signal timing for new and existing signal systems as well as ramp meter systems.
Complete traffic analysis for operational and safety improvements.
Observe, implement and change operational parameters to suit field observed conditions.
Review analyses, computer models and reports on transportation related studies.
Work is primarily performed in an office environment with frequent field work required, in all weather conditions and in peak traffic.
What’s in it for you:
Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
What we need for the associate in engineering 2:
Completion of and a passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and one year of experience applying professional engineering theory, principles and methods.
What we need for the associate in engineering 1 underfill option:
Completion of and passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
A bachelor’s degree in civil or transportation-related engineering.
Driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.
The Oregon Department of Transportation began life in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission to "get Oregon out of the mud." Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation works to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. We develop programs related to Oregon’s system of highways, roads, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.