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Class Code: 530P
Category: Science & Engineering


This is the senior technical program specialist level within the transportation engineering series.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Assignments at this level require a highly developed knowledge of technical engineering practices and departmental policies, procedures and standards. Incumbents report to a Transportation Supervising Engineer, equivalent or above and exercise considerable independence of action in decision making and problem solving.

Typical Work

Typical assignments at this level fall into one of the following categories:

  1. Manager of a highly specialized Headquarters technical program or function having considerable size, scope, and statewide impact.
  2. Manager of a highly specialized District technical program having substantial District impact.
  3. Manager of a highly specialized District technical program having nine or more permanent support staff.

Typical working titles at this level which correlate with the above categories include:

            Category 1

            Headquarters PS&E Support Systems Supervisor

            Headquarters Materials and Fabrication Inspection Supervisor

            Headquarters CPMS Operations Manager

            Headquarters Consultant Program Administrator

            Headquarters HOV Programs Coordinator

            Headquarters Documentation and Materials Certification Program Manager

            Category 2

            District Utilities Program Manager

            District Budget Manager/Project Control Specialist

            District 1 Consultant Liaison

            Category 3

            District 1 Environmental and Special Services Program Manager

            District 1 Facilities Management Specialist

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

One year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 4 or equivalent such as Bridge Engineer 4 or Transportation Planning Specialist 4.


Three years of experience as a Transportation Engineer 3 or equivalent such as Bridge Engineer 3 or Transportation Planning Specialist 3.

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

Class Specification History

New class adopted March 13, 1992, effective April 1, 1992.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 66204), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Title change (formerly Transportation Technical Engineer 5); adopted May 14, 2009, effective May 15, 2009.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017.