Design Technician IV

Texas Department of Transportation - Houston, TX3.9

Full-time$37,000 - $58,000 a year

TxDOT's Traffic Engineering is looking for a Design Technician IV based in Houston, TX. We have a diverse workforce of over 12,000 employees statewide. If you want to build an exciting career, let’s talk!

At TxDOT we value employee work-life-balance. In keeping with our commitment to this value our employees benefit from a wide array of programs and activities that include telework, flexed and compressed work schedules, wellness leave incentive, in-house wellness center, career development programs, tuition assistance, and various other benefits. For a complete list of our total compensation package please visit our website at Total Compensation.

Work Location - 7600 Washington Ave. Houston, TX 77007

Minimum Monthly Salary: (B17) $3,081.33

Maximum Monthly Salary: (B17) $4,866.58
Military Occup Specialty Code

State Classification Code: 2127
State Classification Title: Engineering Spclst I
Occupational Category: Engineering and Design

TxDOT is committed to hiring veterans. To assist in determining whether your military experience may pertain to the minimum requirements for this position, Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces have been assigned to each state classification code/title where applicable. The MOS codes are grouped by occupational category.

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General Description

Performs advanced and specialized drafting, calculations and design work; performs field work; uses automated systems; learns specialized techniques; trains and reviews work of others. Design activity is overseen by a licensed professional engineer who has final approval authority for projects. Employees at this level perform work independently on assignments; however, all unusual issues are referred to the supervisor.


The essential duties for this job include:
Assists in writing general notes, specifications and provisions.
Performs advanced and specialized design work.
Prepares roadway design, traffic control, lighting, signal, and PS & E plans.
Reviews entire sets of plans for format, drafting and calculation errors and correlation of plans and specifications.
Reviews work done by others for drafting and calculation errors.
Trains less experienced technicians.
Uses additional automated design tools or specialized design procedures in areas including traffic management, geometric design, signal lighting and traffic signal design.
Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.


The required competencies for this job include:
Communicate effectively
Advanced and specialized design/drafting procedures
Applicable computer software applications and hardware (Microstation, SignCad, Synchro, Excel, Word, Powerterm, DCIS)
Exercises logic and reasoning to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; makes decisions that support business objectives and goals
Performing advanced drafting
Writing, reviewing and revising documents to include engineering notes, specifications, standards and procedures
Monitoring the status and progress of projects
The use of personal computers and applicable programs, applications and systems
Maintaining a safe working relationship


This job requires the following:
High School Grad or Equivalent in general high school studies

Work Experience

This job requires the following:
6 years in Drafting, design, plan preparation (Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated parttime equivalent)
No supervisory experience required.
Related College education or relevant technical training may be substituted for experience on year per year basis.

Licenses and Certifications

The following Licenses and/or Certifications are required for this job:

Safety Impact Certificate**
**Safety Impact Certification is not required at time of application. As required, the Safety Impact Certification will be issued by TxDOT at the time of hire.

Other Conditions:
If this position is determined to be Safety Impact by responsibilities, it will be subject to random drug testing.

Conditions of Employment

Conditions for this Position: Standards of Employment

As well as:
Must pass drug test prior to employment for commercial driver, safety impact and vessel crewmember positions. Commercial drivers, safety impact employees and vessel crewmembers will be subject to additional drug and alcohol testing during employment.
Required to work weekends and holidays.
Requires to work hours other than 8 to 5.
Required to work under exposure to inclement weather conditions.
Required to wear personal protective equipment provided by employees and comply with all safety requirements.
Must be able to report for duty within 1 hour of notification in a 24-hour basis.


Resumes are accepted for additional information, but you must complete the online State of Texas application to include a summary of your work experience. If this information is not completed, your application will be rejected. "See Resume" will not be accepted for work experience.

Applicant Information

Applicant Information

Job postings expire at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.