The Thurston County Public Works Department, located in Olympia, Washington is a national leader in transportation safety and award-winning agency in delivering quality projects to our community. We are recruiting for a Traffic Engineering and Operations Manager to join our dynamic and innovative team.
This position reports to the County Engineer and plays a key role serving on the County Engineer's leadership team and regional transportation efforts. We are seeking a proven professional with a work history in traffic safety, planning, engineering, operations and maintenance who will be able to support the County's mission to create a community that promotes health, commerce, and environmental protection with transparency and accountability by:
Planning, developing, and maintaining traffic/transportation infrastructure and services;
Providing leadership in safety, planning, and operations of transportation systems including making use of best technologies, and
Strategically managing the allocation of resources to achieve department and community expectations.
Responsibilities include management and administration of Thurston County's traffic control devices, traffic safety programs, and providing transportation support to the department, other county agencies and regional partners. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Directs and monitors the County's 1,000 miles of roadways are properly signed and marked. Provides engineering requirements for signs, signals, illumination, and traffic safety features.
Implementing and updating Thurston County Transportation Safety Plan.
Reviews and responds to citizens' inquiries and works with homeowner's associations and neighborhood groups to resolve traffic and safety concerns.
Collaborate with the Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Risk Management as the Departments technical expert on traffic tort liability issues.
Managing the staff including evaluation, supervision, and discipline. Leading and organizing recruitment of staff. Planning and assisting in the organization of Division work plans. Developing performance standards, providing training and coaching, monitoring progress and evaluating employee performance standards, including programs, policies, and procedures.
Distinguishing Features The Traffic Engineering & Operations Manager is the subject matter expert on transportation engineering and planning for Thurston County. The Traffic Engineering & Operations Manager has a high degree of responsibility and requires independent judgment, discretion and visibility for administration of a major sector of the Department's work program.
Why you'll love it here You'll enjoy a high quality of life here in Olympia. We are one of the fastest growing areas in Washington State and the nation, housing is more affordable than Seattle or Portland, and our innovative schools are highly rated. Locals enjoy hiking, kayaking, biking, fishing, as well as great local food, coffee, and microbreweries. You'll be only an hour or two away from Seattle, Portland, and some of the most breathtaking scenery the Pacific Northwest has to offer--including sandy ocean beaches, powder-filled ski resorts, old growth forests, and alpine meadows.
Our County is home to a unique blend of industries, including state government, health care, retail, military, education, construction, farming, fishing, and logging. You'll enjoy great employee benefits, including a retirement plan, pre-tax savings accounts, comprehensive health care and dental/vision care for you and your family, as well as generous leave programs.
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Traffic Engineering or related field. Three years progressively responsible experience in traffic engineering and safety management, with at least two years previous supervisory experience and budget management. A combination of experience and education can be substituted for the requirements.
Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.
Must have a valid Washington State Driver's License or be able to obtain one within 30 days of employment.
Ability to utilize a personal computer and related software packages to perform word processing, analysis, information retrieval and tracking.
Knowledge and experience in the areas of public administration, business writing, budget administration, grant writing, project management, public speaking, personnel and labor management.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, associates, subordinates, employees of outside agencies, and with the public.
Internal Number: 34-R-00889
About Thurston County Public Works
To provide quality public services in all areas of our business
Public Works strives for accountability and transparency in all services we provide to our community.