The Transportation Operations Division of the Seattle Department of Transportation presents an exceptional opportunity working with a team of professionals focused on creating a safe, interconnected, vibrant, affordable, and innovative city for all. Reporting to the Transportation Operations Center Manager, the Traffic Data & Records Supervisor will supervise the Traffic Data & Records (TDR) groups, and is responsible for managing the data collection, entry, and analysis of collisions, traffic incident management, multimodal traffic, and assets. The position also serves as subject matter expert on our data repositories and performs advanced analysis on the data collected by our department.
Supervise TDR staff and interns; lead hiring processes
Develop work plans and goals for TDR group and meet with staff to monitor progress towards goals
Select, train, motivate, and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures
Coordinate on project plans with other divisions, city departments, and outside agencies to ensure division functions and requirements are met
Conduct research relating to transportation, traffic, big data, data analytics, data science, machine learning, data visualization and smart cities topics to build an understanding of best practices to shape future directions; ensure accuracy of completed analyses
Research other transportation analytics and big data initiatives within other municipalities, other levels of government (provincial, national, international), other departments, and community agencies; conduct literature searches, and utilize other social, economic, and scientific research methods
Plan and develop methods and procedures for collecting, organizing, and analyzing data and interpreting results for use in decision making
Develop and administer ongoing reports on the performance of the transportation network using innovative interactive reporting techniques
Develop interactive web-based visualizations, reporting tools, and dashboards
Perform on-demand, large-scale, exploratory, and targeted data research and analysis with integration and analysis tools of large datasets and apply statistical analysis and modeling for transportation applications
Integrate third party sources of information when needed
Present results of analysis and programs to internal and external audiences, including council and mayoral staff
Support departmental goals in promoting diversity, racial equality, and social justice
These responsibilities are only a summary of typical functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. May perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, finance, computer science, or a related field
Three years of experience in systems, operations, procedures, research, or analysis
Ability to effectively work in a multicultural workplace with a diverse customer base
Other combinations of education, training, and/or experience that provide an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class may be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability. Required Certifications/Licenses: None Desired Qualifications:
Advanced degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Math, or related field
At least 7 years' practical experience with data analytics, warehousing, processing, visualization, and database programming
Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms
Experience with common data science toolkits
Extensive background in data mining and statistical analysis, including "big data"
Able to understand various data structures and common methods in data transformation
Excellent pattern recognition and predictive modeling skills
Proficiency in using query languages
Ability to multi-task, flex, adapt, and produce high quality work within tight deadlines
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work independently while keeping supervisor informed of progress and issues
Strong organizational, detail, time management, and customer service skills
Ability to work effectively under strict timelines and constantly changing priorities
Ability to solve problems and absorb and apply new information
Work Environment/Physical Demands: Work is performed in an office environment.
Hiring Process: Applications are reviewed after the job posting closes. Submit the following to be considered for these vacancies:
NEOGOV online (or paper) application
A cover letter AND résumé
Your application may be rejected if these items are missing or incomplete. Simply providing a cover letter and résumé is not a substitute for completing the application itself. Job offer is contingent upon verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process and may include an oral interview, and reference and criminal history background checks.
The Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT's) mission is to deliver a high quality transportation system for Seattle—a safe and reliable transportation system which enhances neighborhoods, the environment and the economy. Our vision is a vibrant Seattle with connected people, places and products. The viability of our neighborhoods and the health of our region's economy are dependent upon access and mobility.