Highway Safety Coordinator

Augusta, Maine, United States Full-time

Application closes: No close date

Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Highway Safety 

Opening Date:   October 9, 2019

Closing Date:  October 23, 2019 

Job Class Code: 7284
Grade:  23
Salary: $39,582.40 - $53,580.80
Location: 
Augusta

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Highway Safety Program Coordinator serves as a professional specialist with independent responsibility for the development of the statewide behavioral safety program(s).  The Highway Safety Program Coordinator administers federal grant funds to public and private  entities in accordance with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and State regulations and guidelines for the purpose of preventing motor vehicle crashes and the resulting fatalities, injuries, and property damage. 

JOB DUTIES:

A Highway Safety Program Coordinator:

  • Develops, implement and evaluate various behavioral highway safety programs and projects.  Programs include: 
    • increasing seat belt usage for adults and children
    • decreasing distracted driving and texting while operating a motor vehicle
    • decreasing the incidence of impaired and drugged driving and unsafe speeding 
    • promoting programs for young drivers and mature drivers
    • increasing safe driving behaviors using proven countermeasures and public education
  • Review and approve regional and programmatic grant applications
  • Review and evaluate professional journals, publications, reports and literature reviews pertaining to program areas
  • Review, analyze and evaluate highway safety crash and injury data for program implantation
  • Evaluate traffic crash, fatality and injury data and conduct problem identification on a statewide basis for program area(s)
  • Prepare and implement an evaluation component to measure project outcomes
  • Schedule and conduct statewide programmatic on-site monitoring reviews of grant activities
  • Independently plan and prepare program specific reports for the annual Highway Safety Plan (HSP) and the annual Highway Safety Report

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGES AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: 

  • Basic knowledge of the principles of highway and driver safety
  • Knowledge of proper English usage and report writing techniques and practices
  • Ability to learn training principles, practices and techniques
  • Ability to perform mathematical computation
  • Ability to gather, compile and present statistical data
  • Ability to read, understand and explain federal and state highway safety regulations
  • Ability to interact and deal effectively with state, county and municipal officials and the public in promoting highway safety program
  • Ability to consult and confer with officials regarding highway safety program operations, problems and effectiveness 

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:   A Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of public contact work involving training, instruction or program planning and implementation.  Comparable work experience may be substituted for educational requirements on a year for year basis. 

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.  If you require a paper application, please contact Human Resources at 623-6700. 

Contact Information: 

Mary-Jayne Monroe, Human Resources, at (207)623-6736 or Mary-Jayne.Monroe@maine.gov;

Benefits:

The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement Contribution: 14.47% of pay for bargaining unit positions 

The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly.

The value* of State-paid Health Insurance: 

100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly / Employee pays nothing

95%  State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly / Employee pays: 5%  = $23.09 biweekly

90%  State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly / Employee pays:10% = $46.17 biweekly

85%  State Contribution = $392.49 biweekly / Employee pays:15% = $69.26 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.