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$43,500 a year

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TRP051, Transportation Specialist 2 (PG: J) – “Research Specialist 1”

Job Salary: $43,500.00

JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision, provides working level professional support in one or more of the following areas: OMAT, maintenance, construction, intermodal, planning, utilities, surveying, environmental or traffic.

JOB SPECIFIC DUTIES: Under general supervision, administers research studies conducted for the Department by consultants, ensuring the completion of study objectives in accordance with contract specifications. Develops and performs research studies concerning transportation systems and presents the results of these studies for Department evaluation and application. Provides engineering and technical support, including complex data analysis and interpretation, to other Department units.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The selected candidate must meet the advertised minimum qualifications to include State Entry Qualifications as well as Agency Specific Minimum Qualifications

STATE ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field AND Six months of related experience

OR Associate’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of related experience

OR One year of experience required at the lower level Transportation Specialist 1 (TRP050) or position equivalent.

AGENCY MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Possession of a basic knowledge of research techniques
  • Possession of a basic knowledge of conducting technical studies
  • Ability to read and evaluate technical reports and journals; write investigative reports, research projects and state-of-art reports; and develop equations (i.e., regression)
  • Demonstrated good oral and written communication skills with demonstrated experience expressing ideas and facts to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information
  • Possess the ability to identify and analyze problems; gather, interpret, and evaluate information to determine its accuracy and relevance; and reason and make sound, well-informed decisions to generate and evaluate alternatives and recommend a solution
  • Ability to prepare and administer a budget for in-house projects, and evaluate consultant’s budget and expenditures
  • Ability to use statistical software and evaluate existing and/or to be developed technologies for applications for departmental needs
  • Possesses good computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Detail-oriented with demonstrated experience organizing work, setting priorities, and determining objectives and strategies to achieve them; monitoring and evaluating progress against goals
  • Able to prioritize assigned tasks to achieve desired goals
  • Accurately sees detail in numbers
  • Committed to providing quality customer service

AGENCY PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or civil engineering technology from an ABET accredited college or university.
  • Experience and/or formal schooling in the following areas: computer/word processing, technical writing, document editing, oral communications and statistical analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to apply solutions to make organizational improvements
  • Demonstrated experience developing queries and/or reports for large databases
  • Demonstrated project management experience

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL GDOT JOBS

The interview is just one part of the overall selection process and is not the only criteria used to make the final selection. In addition to the interview, the final selection is based on the applicant’s work history and performance (documented in HR and/or Office files), PeopleSoft/employee status (i.e. rehire code), employee performance reviews, personnel file review (HR & Office Files), criminal background check, employment reference checks (including references and commendations from Managers and other relevant documentation) and, for supervisory positions, demonstrated leadership skills based on past and current work history will be considered.

Good Employment Standing:

In accordance with the Interview and Selection Process (ISP), an applicant must have no active disciplinary actions to be in good employment standing. Actions that may disqualify an applicant include letters of reprimand (active for 12 months after issuance date); suspension without pay or disciplinary demotion (active for 12 months from the effective date); Performance Improvement Plans (PIP) and Leave Restriction Plans (active until 12 months after the date of conclusion). In addition, an employee must have an overall ePerformance rating score of three (3) or higher on their most current evaluation. Please note that Memorandums of Concern are not considered disqualifying factors. Human Resources may remove any employee from consideration for selection who is pending a disciplinary action; however, if the action is resolved in the employee’s favor, he or she will be allowed to compete.

THIS IS AN INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT.

THIS IS AN UNCLASSIFIED POSITION.

THE SELECTED APPLICANT FOR THE POSITION WILL BE SUBJECT TO A REFERENCE CHECK AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK, WHERE APPLICABLE

PLEASE INCLUDE ALL RELEVANT JOB INFORMATION ON THE APPLICATION FOR

CONSIDERATION. ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE PRESCREENED.

UPON PROMOTION, THE SELECTED CANDIDATE WILL RECEIVE 10% or THE GDOT JOB SPECIFIC MINIMUM SALARY, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.

GDOT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Qualifications
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Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field AND Six months of related experience OR Associate’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of related experience OR One year of experience required at the lower level Transportation Specialist 1 (TRP050) or position equivalent.