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Engineer I - II (Region Traffic Engineer) ($2,500 hiring incentive)(Job Id 14299)

*** $2,500 Hiring Incentive! *** 
Job ID: 14299
Agency: Department of Transportation / Division of Operations 
Salary: $25.37 - $29.53 per hour, depending on experience
Pay Grade: E1 - E2
Closing Date: 07/2020
This is a full-time position with the Department of Transportation. For more information on the Department of Transportation, please visit
The Region Operations Traffic Engineer (Engineer I - II) is responsible for designing highway signing, pavement marking, and traffic control for a Department of Transportation (DOT) Region. Duties may include, but are not limited to designing Section C - Traffic Control design plans received from DOT Road Design or Region Design; designing Section S -for design plans received from DOT Road Design or Region Design; designing Section M - Permanent Marking for design plans received from DOT Road Design or Region Design; designing contracted project plans (e.g., durable pavement marking, permanent signing, traffic control beacons, traffic signal, etc.) for Road and Bridges; reviewing state, city, and county roadway-related project plans; inspecting completed permanent signing and pavement marking projects; directs installation of new and replacement signs on state highways; coordinating installation/removal of signs by maintenance crews; determining, identifying, and coordinating installation of No Passing Zones on state highways and country roads; and conducting and reviewing traffic-related studies to ensure accurate traffic movements and speeds on state highways.
A valid driver's license is required.
A typical workweek is 40-hours, Monday through Friday although hours may vary during construction activity including weekends. Occasional overtime is required.
Occasional in-state travel with overnights stays may be required.
Work assignments are occasionally performed outside around highway traffic.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Only applicants with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related field to be considered. Work experience related highway traffic engineering is desirable.
Knowledge of:
  • civil engineering techniques (desirable but not required);
  • State of Traffic Engineering theories, principles, and design practices;
  • basic practices and terminology of computer operations and computer aided design and drafting practices;
  • DOT policies and procedures (preferred but not required). South Dakota Standard Specifications for Road and Bridges (desirable but not required);
  • Highway construction projects including, but no limited to pavement markings, signs and traffic control (desirable but not required);
  • data collection and evaluation techniques.
Skill to:
  • perform basic mathematical computations to make precise measurements and determine rates of materials;
  • operate basic computer applications, use Microsoft, and other related software.
Ability to:
  • display high standards of ethical conduct;
  • demonstrate self-confidence and take action when needed;
  • attend to all details of assignments and complete work properly, accurately, and thoroughly;
  • listen attentively to others and clearly convey information and ideas;
  • develop expertise by actively identifying development needs, taking advantage of development opportunities, and applying newly learned knowledge and skills on the job;
  • treat customers courteously and is responsive to their needs;
  • exercise sound judgment when making decisions and take prompt, decisive action;
  • actively seek, collect and evaluate information to learn more about issues or events;
  • display a high level of effort and commitment towards completing assignments and goals;
  • set priorities, schedule activities, acquire resources, and monitor progress to ensure the successful completion of project and assignments;
  • work cooperatively with others and promote a friendly work climate in order to achieve shared goals;
  • use arms, legs and back to safely move, and drag up to 60 pounds occasionally;
  • walk over many kinds of terrain and outdoor elements. 
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.
The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information please visit This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources 
500 East Capitol 
Pierre, SD 57501-5070 
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344 
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"