Traffic Engineering Operations Manager Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general direction of the City Engineer, is responsible for the management and operation of the City’s Traffic Engineering Division. Assignments are complex in nature and are carried out within established policies, procedures, regulations and guidelines, issued by the City and by the appropriate County, State and Federal agencies. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, reports and for results obtained.

Performs other work as required.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Plans, directs, coordinates and supervises the activities of the complete Traffic Engineering Division.

Establishes standards, plans, schedules and procedures for expanding, operating and maintaining the City’s Traffic operation.

Prepares detailing reports, memorandum and correspondence; prepares traffic equipment and bid specifications; reviews and approves purchase orders for repairs, parts, products and services.

Ensures that all required County and State documentation is provided in a timely manner.

Supervises the development and maintenance of various records and reports pertaining to maintenance programs, schedules, and timetables; assist in establishing and administering traffic maintenance policies and standards; communicate and direct implementation of changes in policies, standards, and regulations to subordinates.

Appraises adequacy of Traffic Control Devices, facilities, and develops plans and priorities for modification and extensions; evaluates soundness and efficiency of operations; supervises the installation of improvements; develops work programs and budgetary estimates.

Maintains liaison with appropriate County and State agencies regarding the City’s Traffic Operation and Control Devices

Supervise and coordinate activities of Traffic Signal Technicians, Signage Services Technicians, and Sign Shop Supervisor; assign specific projects and monitor activities to ensure compliance with City and State standards.

Control and allocate available resources; prioritize projects on the basis of greatest need and monitor budget to allow maximum utilization of resources.

Manage and participate in the development and administration of the Traffic Engineering Division annual budget; direct the forecast of funds needed for equipment, materials, supplies, special programs and projects; direct the monitoring of and approve expenditures; direct and implement adjustments as necessary.

Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of traffic maintenance and operations activities and procedures; assess and monitor work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement and review with City Engineer; implement improvements.

Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma. Must be IMSA Traffic Signal Level II or Level III certified, Signs & Marking Level III and Traffic Signal Inspector. Minimum of five (5) years of experience in Traffic Engineering, including traffic signals, traffic sign and pavement marking maintenance and installation, and repair. Work experience should be in a comparable size municipality or other agency of comparable size and number of maintained signals. Background in coordinated system maintenance required.

 

B. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of modern practices in Traffic Engineering administration.

Knowledge of modern management and supervisory techniques.

Ability to plan and schedule Traffic Engineering Division employee training and certifications.

Ability to prepare and adhere to a division budget.

Ability to plan, prioritize, schedule and supervise the work of others.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City departments, subordinates, superiors, other public agencies and vendors.

Ability to review, analyze and interpret data and to formulate action plans.

Skill in the transmittal of both written and oral information.

Skill in the use and operation of a personal computer.

Knowledge of Federal, County and State regulations relating to traffic operations.

Ability to plan, delegate and coordinate the work of City staff, contractors and State inspections.

Knowledge of municipal departmental operations and their relationship to overall City objectives and goals.

 

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

Ability to reach overhead, climb, stand, walk, balance, push, pull, crouch, crawl, and kneel.

Ability to see colors, hear and speak.

Ability to work outside in inclement weather conditions including heat, humidity, rain, cold.

Ability to work while exposed to excessive wind, fumes, odors, noise, vibration and dust.

Ability to read and comprehend technical and professional manuals, procedures, periodicals, maps, wiring diagrams, schematics, instructions, safety rules, memos and letters.

Ability to write compound sentences relating information, data, and details in report or summary form.

Ability to perform shop math and basic mathematical functions.

Ability to speak clearly and concisely.

 

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revision Date - 4/15/11