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Graduate Trans Associate-091218-170526

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State Of Tennessee Nashville , TN 37201

Posted 4 months ago

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For a more in-depth description of the GRADUATE TRANS ASSOCIATE positions, please see link below:

This classification of TDOT Graduate Transportation Associate currently has an In-Range salary of $4,240 monthly or $4,452 monthly if the incumbent possesses a P.E. license or Master's Degree at the time of hire.

Education and Experience: Education equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.

Substitution of Professional Registration for Education: Registration as a professional engineer with the State of Tennessee in either the civil engineering or structural engineering discipline may substitute for the required bachelor's degree.

Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications:
A valid motor vehicle operator license may be required.

Examination Method: Non-Competitive selection for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview:

Under general supervision is responsible for performing non-routine professional civil engineering of average difficulty and learns to perform non-routine professional civil engineering of considerable difficulty related to design of roadway, design of structures, construction of a roadway, runway, highway and/or bridge, and performs related work as required

Distinguishing Features: This is the entry level class into the civil engineering field. An employee will apply professional level civil engineering principles, in one of the following areas, to: Design simple roadway projects such as a bridge approach, simple intersection, or a resurfacing project or to ensure that survey information collected in a district survey office is complete and appropriate for roadway design purposes. Perform hydraulic and structural designs of moderate complexity such as multiple bridge openings in flood plains, site condition flow patterns, or skewed or tapered bridges. Solve non-routine problems and ensure the construction of roads, runways, and/or bridges, including geotechnical and materials testing, adhere to civil engineering specifications and standards. This class differs from that of the next higher classification in the series in that an incumbent of the latter is responsible for performing non-routine professional civil engineering work of considerable difficulty related to design of roadway, design of structures, construction of a roadway, runway, highway and/or bridge.

  • An applicant appointed to this class will be reclassified to the working level title, TDOT Operations District Specialist or Trans Proj Specialist, after successful completion of the mandatory one year training period. Inadequate or marginal performance during the training period will result in automatic demotion or termination.

Competencies (KSA's):


  • Functional/Technical Competencies

  • Problem Solving

  • Technical Learning

  • Time Management

  • Drive for Results

  • Written Communication

  • Composure

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Patience

  • Self-Development


  • Intermediate knowledge of building and constructing transportation infrastructure and facilities

  • Intermediate knowledge of designing transportation infrastructure and facilities

  • Intermediate knowledge of engineering and technology

  • Intermediate knowledge of mathematical formulas used in algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and graphing

  • Intermediate knowledge of geological conditions, features, and descriptions

  • Intermediate knowledge of materials, statics, dynamics, hydraulics, and other physical principles

  • Intermediate knowledge of production and processing of construction materials

  • Intermediate knowledge of the transportation system


  • Critical thinking

  • Intermediate application of formulas used in algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and graphing

  • Effective oral communication to individuals and groups

  • Effective written communication through letters, reports, memos, and technical documents

  • Reading comprehension of technical reports, laws, rules, policies and procedures

  • Intermediate application of scientific rules and methods

  • Skill of complex problem solving

  • Operation of assigned equipment and devices

  • Skill in the application and use of office, databases, drafting, modeling, and analyzing software

  • Troubleshooting

  • Judgment and decision making

  • Time management


  • Deductive Reasoning

  • Inductive Reasoning

  • Mathematical Reasoning

  • Memorization

  • Oral Comprehension

  • Oral Expression

  • Near Vision

  • Far Vision

  • Selective Attention

  • Spatial Orientation

  • Time Sharing

  • Visualization

  • Written Comprehension

  • Written Expression

  • Reaction Time

  • Stamina

  • Speech Clarity

  • Speech Recognition

  • Visual Color Discrimination

  • Near Vision

  • Far Vision

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Graduate Trans Associate-091218-170526

Expired Job

State Of Tennessee