Assistant Highway Transportation Specialist

Organization: New York City Department of Transportation

Posted: July 1, 2019 | Closing: July 12, 2019

Job Description

DOT is seeking an ambitious and motivated candidate for its Research, Implementation & Safety (RIS) subdivision within the Division of Transportation, Planning & Management. The candidate will be responsible for planning, developing, designing and implementing Street Improvement Projects to improve safety for pedestrians, motor vehicles, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. This will involve project and program management, research, data analysis, coordination, community outreach and field work. The selected candidate will also be required to perform community outreach, including meeting with public officials, Community Boards, inter-and intra-agency members, and other stakeholders, as well as preparing and giving presentations to various groups. Key tasks for this position include performing research and crash analysis to identify high crash locations and developing projects to enhance safety for all road users; designing and implementing these street improvement projects; analyzing traffic data, preparing reports/graphics and creating maps; conducting on-site evaluations of safety and traffic conditions; providing technical assistance to senior staff; tracking and coordinating project planning and implementation and, applying for and secure funding for projects and tracking grant funding and group budget. The candidate will be responsible for ensuring adherence to all agency safety rules and regulations in creating a safe work environment for themselves and colleagues, ensuring all safety equipment and gear are used and worn properly on work site. The candidate will be asked to work collaboratively and inclusively, seeking to cultivate continued professional development and effectively communicate with all stakeholders. This is an opportunity to work with a team dedicated to improving safety, accessibility and mobility throughout New York City.


RIS identifies, plans and implements Street Improvement Projects throughout New York City focused on improving safety for all road users through its work on programs such as Vision Zero, Safe Streets for Seniors, Bus Stops Under the El, and Raised Crosswalks. RIS is also responsible for the management of DOT’s crash data, conducts large-scale safety research projects, is lead on many agency action plans and is the key agency group for Vision Zero programs and policy.

How to Apply

All resumes are to be submitted electronically using one of the following methods:
Current city employees, log into Employee Self Service at https://hrb.nycaps.nycnet and follow the Careers link and search for Job ID #397271
Other applicants, please go to and search for the Job ID #397271
No phone calls, faxes or personal inquiries permitted.
Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.
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