Signals & Arterial Systems Deputy Program Manager

Virginia Department of Transportation
Richmond, VA
Added: January 17, 2024
Title: Signals & Arterial Systems Deputy Program Manager

State Role Title: Architect/Engineer II

Hiring Range: $88,654- $144,062

Pay Band: 6

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Dept of Transportation

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is excited to announce and offer a competitive opportunity to server as the Signal & Arterial Systems Deputy Program Manager in our Central Office Traffic Operations Division. Position specific responsibilities and duties of the Signal & Arterial Systems Deputy Program Manager include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the delivery of VDOT's Signals & Arterial Systems Program, with a concentration on traffic signal operations and arterial management.
  • Develop statewide policy, guidance and best practices needed to plan, design, operate and maintain the statewide traffic signal system.
  • Develop and measure the performance of the traffic signal and arterial systems to ensure alignment with VDOT program policies and vision on transportation mobility and safety.
  • Establish best practices for the operations of signals and arterials to accommodate bicycle, pedestrian, transit and other modes of travel.
  • Advance and maintain statewide consistency in the application of traffic engineering and operational functions and technologies.
  • Research, develop and implement short and long-range transportation system plans for safe and optimized corridor management using emerging traffic signal and ITS technologies.
  • Establish best practices for the application of emergency vehicle preemption and transit priority signal control.

Additional duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supervise and train professional and technical staff as well as oversee the work of professional consultants.
  • Provide oversight of the program area within the Division and Districts to ensure compliance with VDOT, state, and federal policies, practices, guidelines, and specifications.
  • Evaluate programs and institute changes and procedures as required.
  • Provide technical expert assistance in assigned areas of transportation engineering and operations.
  • Manage development of new initiatives related to signals, arterial management and other traffic operations special projects.
  • Apply sound engineering practices and methods to satisfy customers, reduce complaints and resolve concerns.
  • Coordinate the flow of information both orally and in writing to and from others that contributes to project development.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Valid Professional Engineer's license.
  • Experience applying knowledge of Federal, State and local laws, codes and ordinances

pertaining to traffic control and engineering.

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse audiences and to make

presentations and conduct meetings.

  • Knowledge of project management, risk analysis and mitigation plans in the development of

complex technology and operations projects.

  • Experience applying engineering principles and practices related to traffic engineering,

traffic control equipment and related communication systems.

  • Experience in automated signal control system operations and characteristics, signal timing

and adaptive signal control, and analysis and simulation software such as Synchro, CORSIM


  • Ability to supervise, coach and train a diverse professional staff, build effective teams and

deal with ambiguity in the development of new programs.

  • Skill in providing and promoting good customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Experience in Arterial System Management, Traffic Management Center operations, Traffic

Signal Systems and related communications and ITS components.

Additional Considerations

  • Degree in Civil, Electrical, Systems Engineering or related field.
  • Experience in the design, deployment and operation of Signals and ITS systems.
  • Experience using various transportation software (Signal System Central Software, Synchro,


  • Knowledge and use of complex information and asset management systems, databases,

GIS applications, CADD and Microsoft Office.

  • Experience applying concepts for Integrated Corridor Management (ICM), Active Traffic

Management, Communications Systems, Traffic Signal Interconnect and Adaptive Traffic

Signal Systems.

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

  • Once onboarded, this position may be eligible for telework opportunities; availability, hours, and duration of telework shall be approved as outlined in the Commonwealth telework policy. (only for eligible positions)
  • We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application.
  • VDOT utilizes a market based pay program, which has been approved by DHRM. Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the Commonwealth pay bands.
  • VDOT is an emergency operation agency. Positions physically working within Central Office locations may be designated upon request with coordination among the respective District Engineer or Administrator and Chief. Assignments are updated annually. Not all designated employees are provided with an emergency operations assignment.

Contact Information

Name: Greg Rollins


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.