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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 450G
Category: Regulatory Services


In the Seattle Traffic Systems Management Center, supervises and participates in the operation of a communications center.  Provides control, direction and administrative guidance to personnel on all shifts.

Typical Work

Supervises and manages the operation of the traffic communications center, providing direction and guidance to operational personnel on all shifts; responsible for initial and continuous training of radio room personnel; 

Provides liaison with district and headquarters personnel and with other applicable public agencies; 

Maintains uniformity and compliance with standard operating procedures to promote economical and effective use of personnel, equipment and facilities; 

Prepares schedules assigning employees to proper shift, adjusting shifts as necessary to ensure proper staffing; monitors and approves leave; 

Evaluates or assists in the evaluation of new or modified equipment; may assist with the development of specifications for the acquisition of new equipment; 

Responsible for maintaining, publishing and distributing necessary directories and other publications and reports; 

Operates all the communications equipment in the traffic center; 

Assists the engineering staff with incident response activities; performs  the duties of superior as required; 

Performs other work as assigned.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Three years of experience as a Communications Specialist - Transportation. 


Four years of experience as an operator of multi-band radio equipment.

Class Specification History

New class Effective April 13, 1990
New class code: (formerly 41700) effective July 1, 2007