Traffic Designer

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Oregon Department of Transportation
Salem, OR, United States

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Traffic Designer


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Department of Transportation

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$4,607 - $7,145

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Traffic Designer

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Civil Engineering Specialist 2 – Traffic Designer
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Region 4
Technical Center /Traffic Unit

The role:  
Join region 4 as a traffic designer! You’ll be responsible for providing a safe and efficient highway system by preparing work zone traffic control and permanent pavement markings plans, specifications and estimates for moderately complex projects. You will work under the direction and support of a registered professional engineer. In this role, you will also apply innovative traffic management and construction staging solutions in compliance with state and federal design standards for traffic management. Apply today!

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

If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.

A day in the life:

  • Prepare and design traffic control plans and permanent pavement marking plans for moderately complex construction projects.

  • Prepare and design traffic control staging computer models.

  • Prepare detailed engineering estimates, specifications and special provisions for projects.

  • Coordinate with the region traffic work zone engineer, traffic manager and traffic analysts to obtain mobility requirements and ensure that traffic control plans are consistent with traffic management plans.

  • Consult with and coordinate the contract plans preparation with other units and agencies.

  • Review proposed work zone designs and concepts to determine potential impacts to the travelling public.

  • Prepare traffic management plans for projects.

  • Act as a resource to construction staff on design related and other project issues subsequent to contract letting including approval of design changes, providing design data and final earthwork quantities.

  • Work is performed both indoors in an office and occasionally outdoors for field scoping and inspection trips.

  • Some travel throughout the region may be required and may involve working outdoors in inclement weather and in heavy traffic conditions.

  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email

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.

  • Live, work and play in Bend, Oregon!

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What we need:

  • Five years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience. One year of this experience must have been independently planning and completing assignments.


  • A bachelor's degree in civil engineering, surveying or transportation-related engineering and two years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience.


  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.

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.

What we’d like to see:

If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!

Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.  

  • Experience with computer aided drafting and design such as Microstation and InRoads is preferred.

  • Experience designing and implementing temporary traffic control, signing and pavement marking design.

  • Experience preparing construction specifications and estimates.

  • Experience working in multidisciplinary project team environments.

  • Field construction experience related to the transportation industry or something similar.

  • Engineer Intern (EI) certification.

How to apply:

  • Before applying, click here to visit our applicant information website to learn more about our process.

  • Complete the following required steps:

    • Attach a resume. Your resume must include dates (MM/YYYY) for each employer. Please contact the recruiter under the ‘Need help?’ section if you have any questions about how to attach a document.

    • Attach a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly demonstrate how your experience and training relates to the qualities that you have under the “what we’d like to see” section above.

      • Your cover letter must be limited to no more than two (2) pages.

      • Please address your cover letter to Mark Barrett, Traffic Unit Manager.

      • Generic cover letters and/or cover letters that do not address the qualities that you have under the “what we’d like to see” section may receive lower scores than those that addressed the desired qualities.

      • If you are an external applicant, you must upload your cover letter in the ‘Resume/CV’ section of the application.

    • Complete questionnaire. Answer the checkbox-style questions before submitting your application.

  • After you submit your application, please respond to the public records request authorization and gender identity questionnaire. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the tasks will come to your Workday inbox.

  • If you are a veteran, you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference. The task to claim preference will come after the public records request and gender identity questionnaire tasks. Click here for a guide on how to upload your documents. For privacy reasons, please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application or combine it with any other required document attachments.

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The fine print:

  • We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as transferable skills, experience, education, and alignment with ODOT values.

  • We do not offer visa sponsorship. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US. We are not an E-Verify participating employer.

  • Don’t attach extra documents. We will only look at documents that we ask for.

  • We may use this recruitment to fill multiple or future vacancies.

  • We will conduct name-based criminal background checks on final candidates, not including current ODOT employees. All applicants may be subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.

  • You will be represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).

Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12

355 Capitol St NE

Salem OR 97301-3871

Fax 503-986-3895

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding EEO/AA/ADA, contact 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at 503-986-3700. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.