Transportation Systems Specialist

Statewide Signs & Markings Manager

Recruitment #071019-MFDZ12-550800

Summary Statement

This position supervises up to 41 employees and is responsible for the maintenance of all roadway signing and pavement markings on state-maintained highways.  This position will be required to coordinate with several sections and entities both within and outside of DelDOT, including responding to legislative requests.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Conducts data collection and field review to ensure that recommended maintenance, repairs, and improvements are sound, cost effective and meet department goals.

  • Supervision is exercised over at least two or more merit full time positions per the Merit Rules. The elements of supervision include planning, assigning, reviewing, evaluating, coaching, training, recommending hire/fire and discipline.

  • Recommends operational changes, and program and policy revisions.

  • Maintains inventory of materials, equipment, and vehicles.

  • Uses asset management techniques to determine the most cost-effective methods for expanding usefulness of the resources, including vehicles, or prolonging the useful life. 

  • Oversees the management of contracts, including funding for contract work and preparing reports on accomplishments.

  • Provides cost benefit analysis for retaining versus replacing specific equipment or infrastructure, adding or modifying to increase resource efficiency.

  • Manages various transportation projects and programs to include recommending spending priorities, monitoring expenditures, and participating in budget development.

  • Develops and recommends long-range transportation management plans, and provides direction in program implementation and program priorities. 

  • Provides technical assistance and consultative services to Department staff and supervisors as well as engineering professionals.

  • Attends public meetings, addresses questions and inquiries from both internal and external sources, providing information and education regarding transportation management concepts, techniques, and programs.  

  • Participates in the study, review, coordination, and testing of new materials and technology/innovative techniques for potential improvements to transportation systems, infrastructure, and/or operations. Makes recommendations to senior management based on results.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Transportation Systems Specialist

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Three years experience in contract management and control which includes ensuring compliance with terms of contracts; negotiating changes to existing contracts.
  2. Three years experience in asset management such as maintaining, upgrading, disposing of assets, and conducting cost/benefit analysis.
  3. Three years experience in interpreting the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTDC) requirements.
  4. One year experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
  5. Six months experience in project management which includes planning, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating projects to ensure objectives are met.
  6. Six months experience in using an automated information system to monitor and track requests and work orders.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DelDOT does not provide employment-based sponsorship.

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.