Job Detail

Organization: MassDOT
Title: Highway Safety Specialist
Location: Boston, MA

Posted: 2022-04-04
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

About MassDOT:

An agency on the move, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) takes great pride in connecting the Commonwealth’s residents and communities. Powered by a growing data-analytics discipline – and working in conjunction with municipalities, public agencies and the private sector – we’re finding new ways to improve the Bay State’s transportation infrastructure.

MassDOT is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating transportation policies and projects for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to efficiently plan, design, construct, and maintain a safe statewide transportation system which effectively meets the transportation needs of the Commonwealth.

MassDOT’s divisions include: Highway, Aeronautics, Registry of Motor Vehicles, Rail & Transit, and Planning & Enterprise Services. There are approximately 3,600 employees across the organization.

MassDOT’s goal is to provide employees with greater flexibility in when and where they work while continuing to execute MassDOT’s Safety and Customer Service Mission. Furthermore, MassDOT will be doing our part to lead by example in reducing congestion and greenhouse gas emissions by minimizing overall workplace commuting travel during peak hours through telework and schedule flexibility.

This position has a high degree of remote flexibility once established in the role. The selected candidate will be expected to follow a hybrid work model that consists of both in-office and work from home days, as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assisting to develop Crash Performance Functions and other statistical models to evaluate safety performance.

Pull and analyze crash data, traffic data, road data and other data sets to understand impacts of crashes or incidents (short duration) on traffic flow/routing and speed, understand impacts of construction/work zones (short to medium duration) and understand impacts of planned events or project countermeasures (longer term duration).

Assist the Traffic and Safety Engineering staff with complex querying of geospatial and other databases as well as asset management systems for signs, markings, signals and other infrastructure.

Develops database to track effectiveness of funded police enforcement programs and other needs.

Uses Python, Sql and other programming tools to conduct traffic and/or safety analysis.

Designs automated programs / routines to accommodate Traffic and Safety Engineering staff needs (Previously, work has included integration of speed regulations into GIS, automatically integrating WAZE data with other traffic and safety data, etc.)

Geocodes crashes as needed and follows up on data quality issues.



Qualifications

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.


Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or technical experience in urban planning, regional planning, land use planning or transportation planning, and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in urban or regional planning or transportation, civil or environmental engineering may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*

II. A Graduate degree with a major in urban or regional planning or transportation, civil or environmental engineering may be substituted for the required experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Special Requirement:

Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License may be required.

For Non-MassDOT Applicants: Applicants for this position must possess a Bachelor’s Degree, or higher, in urban or regional planning, transportation, civil or environmental engineering for this position.

For MassDOT Employees: Applicants for this position must possess a Bachelor’s Degree, or higher, in urban or regional planning, transportation, civil or environmental engineering for this position, or hold a position in the department in the next lower title than the position applied for, in the same or similar career ladder.
All job applications must be submitted online through MassCareers to be considered.

· For questions regarding the job posting, email [email protected]

· For general questions regarding MassDOT, call the Human Resources Service Center at 857-368-4722.

· For a disability‐related reasonable accommodation or alternative application method, call ADA Coordinator, Heather Ulesoo – (617) 851-9447.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.


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