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Abolished Date: 2014-11-14


Supervises or assists in supervising a major phase of the engineering work in a Department of Transportation Headquarters Section or District; serves as Headquarters staff specialist assigned to specific complex and specialized engineering functions; or supervises a relatively small branch in a Transportation District.

Distinguishing Characteristics

While the "definition" generally describes the kind of positions allocated to this classification, the sole criteria for allocating mid-management engineering positions to this classification is the point value assigned to that position.

Positions at this level are allocated only on the basis of point values as reflected in the Department of Transportation/Willis point-factor evaluation system for mid-management engineering personnel. Point values are based on knowledge and skills, mental demands and accountability. The point spread for positions at this level is 442-630 points.

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

Professional registration as an engineer in the branch of civil engineering in the State of Washington or another state based on registration requirements equivalent to those in Washington. 


Two years of experience as a Transportation Engineer 5 or equivalent such as Transportation Technical Engineer 5, Bridge Engineer 5 or Transportation Planning Specialist 5.

NOTE:  Requirements for professional registration as an engineer in the branch of civil engineering in the State of Washington are eight years of professional experience (which may include up to four years of college-level engineering education) and successful completion of 16 hours of professional licensing exams.  Applicants qualifying through the licensure equivalency option must achieve professional registration as an engineer in the branch of civil engineering in the State of Washington within six months of appointment to this class.

Equivalent education/experience.

NOTE:  Possession of a valid driver's license may be required.

Class Specification History

Revised minimum qualifications: 11-16-72
General revision: 7-93
Revised definition, minimum qualifications, added distinguishing characteristics, and title change (formerly Senior Highway Engineer): 2-1-76
Revised definition, distinguishing characteristics, minimum qualifications, and title change (formerly Supervising Highway Engineer 1): 12-15-78
Revised distinguishing characteristics, minimum qualifications, code change (formerly 6665), and title change (formerly Supervising Transportation Engineer 1): 11-13-81
Revised distinguishing characteristics, minimum qualifications and title change (formerly Transportation Supervising Engineer 1): 3-1-84 (adopted 1-12-84)
Revised minimum qualifications: 3-13-92
Revised minimum qualifications: 10-15-99
New class code: (formerly 66240) effective July 1, 2007
Abolished; adopted November 13, 2014, effective November 14, 2014.


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