Traffic Inspector I

Baltimore County
35 per week $41,048 - $47,391 Per year MD 9610 Pulaski Park Dr #219, Middle River, MD 21220, United States
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Overview

Pay Schedule  I, Grade 22, Regular Schedule:  35 hours per week

A vacancy exists in the Department of Public Works and Transportation, Bureau of Transportation.
 
A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in this class may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

This job announcement may close at any time with little or no notice.  Applicants are advised to apply promptly.
 
All interested transfer and promotion candidates must apply at this time.

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application.  Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered.  A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position.  Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You must attach your transcript(s)/degree(s) and license(s)/certification(s) to your application. Unofficial copies are acceptable.  

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered.  Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Examples of Duties

Job Purpose
Under general supervision, inspects and analyzes local traffic conditions. Conducts counts, surveys, studies, and related traffic control investigations.

Essential Job Duties

  • Inspects and analyzes local traffic conditions and data.
  • Conducts traffic counts, surveys, and studies.
  • Investigates field conditions, and determines the need for new traffic control installations, or the modification or replacement of existing installations. Investigates complaints and reports of potential traffic hazards.
  • Reviews work zone traffic control. Conducts neighborhood traffic management studies.
  • Prepares reports and summarizes statistics regarding findings.
  • Prepares sketches of existing conditions and proposed traffic control changes such as channelization plans and signal and marking plans.
  • Prepares traffic legislation proposals. Initiates and prepares work orders.
  • Makes field inspections to ensure work was completed in accordance with prepared plans and specifications.
  • Writes traffic legislation proposals.
Examples of Other Duties
Performs other related duties as required.

NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience
Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent;
Plus
Two years' experience in traffic operations, subprofessional engineering, surveys, and/or a related field.

Additional experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

Additional education in one of the fields listed above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Entry Level)

  • Ability to inspect and analyze local traffic conditions. 
  • Ability to conduct traffic investigations, counts, and surveys. 
  • Ability to investigate potential traffic hazards. 
  • Ability to determine the need for new traffic installations and the modification or replacement of existing installations. 
  • Ability to prepare traffic legislation proposals. 
  • Ability to prepare reports, presentations, and sketches of traffic plans. 
  • Ability to conduct neighborhood traffic management studies. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and co-workers.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Full Performance)
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of traffic management. 
  • Knowledge of traffic rules, regulations, and ordinances. 
  • Knowledge of traffic control procedures, devices, and installations. 
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of conducting traffic investigations, counts, and surveys.
  • Skill in inspecting and analyzing local traffic conditions. 
  • Skill in conducting traffic investigations, counts, and surveys.
  • Skill in investigating potential traffic hazards.
  • Skill in determining the need for new traffic installations and the modification or replacement of existing installations. 
  • Skill in preparing traffic legislation proposals. 
  • Skill in preparing reports, presentations, and sketches of traffic plans. 
  • Skill in conducting neighborhood traffic management studies. 
Licenses and Certificates
Possession of a valid driver's license equivalent to a noncommercial, class C Maryland driver's license is required at the time of appointment.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered.

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Traffic Inspector I
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You must attach your transcript(s)/degree(s) and license(s)/certification(s) to your application. Unofficial copies are acceptable.  

EXAMINATION PROCEDURE
Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees' Retirement System, with very limited exceptions.

Employees must maintain required licenses and certifications throughout the course of employment. 

Physical and Environmental Conditions
The work of this classification entails the performance of physical activities such as walking and standing.

Duties may require exposure to traffic and frequent travel between work sites.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screening and employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education certification and fingerprinting checks.

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