Signals & ITS Assistant Superintendent (Journey Level-Job Number 20DOT-NWR-1W083) - Seattle, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
Signals & ITS Assistant Superintendent
Salary: $82,341.00 - $105,600.00 Annually
Location: King County - Seattle - S. Seattle, WA
Job Type: Full Time - Permanent
Department: Dept. of Transportation
Job Number: 20DOT-NWR-1W083
Closing: 11/2/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

About WSDOT:
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project.

The Opportunity:
WSDOT is currently seeking a skilled individual to serve as the NW Region Signals & ITS Assistant Superintendent. In this role, you will assist in the direction and management of the operation, preservation, and maintenance of all the electrical/electronic systems on the roadway and the stores and administration supporting roles. This position is responsible for supporting and managing the largest signal shop in the state of Washington; consisting of 6 shop locations spread from Bellingham to Renton and the largest stores inventory. Our top candidate will effectively possess leadership and communication skills and a passion for the development, implementation and maintenance of strategy plans for both preventative and emergency maintenance activities.

What to Expect:
- Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Signals & ITS Assistant Superintendent will:
Serve as the second senior level management position on the NW Region Signal Maintenance organization.
- Participate in the management, operation, and preservation of the regions electrical, electronic and ITS system assets.
- Actively participate in the evaluation of new technologies for application within the region and statewide.
- Manage the regions signals stores for electrical, electronic, ITS and tolling inventory.
- Participate on regional and statewide committees handling technical training, new products/technology, maintenance methods and performance measures.
- Operate as a subject matter expert for the organization in data analysis for both financial and performance-based operations.
- Assist with Performance Measurement (PMP’s) for the supervisory team.
- Respond to public concerns/complaints representing WSDOT in a professional manner in emails, phone calls or in person.
- Work closely with project offices concerning reviews, subject matter expert input and maintenance concerns.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
- High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent and formal training such as instructor led courses or apprenticeships on either electrical or electronic theory.
- Six (6) years journey level experience in electrical/electronic maintenance and or traffic signal, lighting, and ITS maintenance. (Journey level is defined as a worker who has obtained the skills and abilities to meet the objectives of the positions without supervision).
- Three (3) years in a leadership role in the electrical/electronic industry.
Professional knowledge in the following areas: Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Standard Plans and Specifications, National Electrical Code, current applicable RCW’s, WAC’s, OSHA and WSHS laws and roadway and electrical construction practices.
- Experience with development and implementation of budgeting, purchasing, and inventory systems.
- Experience reading and interpreting complex construction and electrical plans and drawings including construability reviews.
- Availability to take calls and manage emergencies 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.
- Familiar with safety rules and regulations associated with Signal Maintenance work.
- Ability to perform field inspections, to include traversing uneven terrain and working on or near active highways.
- A valid driver's license.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
- A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A without airbrake restrictions.
- Five (5) years in a supervisory role of a staff of 10 or more employees.

Important Notes:
- The salary listed for this position includes a legislative approved premium for workers in King County.
- The recruiting efforts for this position may be extended beyond the displayed closing date for as long and until a sufficient candidate pool has been established. However, the first review of applications will be conducted November 2, 2020. The Appointing Authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time thereafter. It is to your benefit to submit your application as soon as possible.
- This position is subject to the drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA). For more information, please go to DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing.

- Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available, including occasional telework for eligible positions.
- Paid Leave – In addition to 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
- Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.

Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?

How to Apply:
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible.

In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:
- An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
- An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
- Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.

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WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.

WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit

Contact us:
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Robyn Lovely at Please be sure to reference 20DOT-NWR-1W083 in the subject line.

Contact Person:
Location: Seattle, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $82,341 - $105,600 YR

Posted on October 12, 2020

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