Traffic Engineer

Salary: $98,201 - $141,322 Annually (DOQ) (Exempt)
Job Type: Full Time
Shift: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (or as required)
Recruitment Period: Open Until Filled

Job Description

This job classification has been designated as a safety sensitive job classification in accordance with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, 63 O.S., § 427.1 et seq., (OSCN 2019), effective August 29, 2019. This means employees in this job classification can be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination if they test positive for marijuana components or metabolites, even if they possess a medical marijuana license.

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Education and ExperienceBachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university.  Four years of increasingly responsible experience as a registered professional engineer. 

Licenses and Certifications:  Registration as a Professional Engineer (P. E.) by the State of Oklahoma is required. If out of state, applicant must be able to obtain registration as a P.E. in the State of Oklahoma within six (6) months of employment.  Valid Oklahoma driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle record. 

KnowledgeOperational characteristics, services, and activities of a traffic engineering program.  Traffic engineering theories, principles and practices and their application to a wide variety of traffic safety and maintenance programs.  Highway Capacity Manual.  Familiarity with the use of traffic signal optimization software.  Familiarity with software applications needed to generate reports. 

Skills:  Designing traffic signals.  Performing signal warrant, intersection evaluation, speed, and impact studies.  Researching, analyzing, and evaluating new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.  Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.  Communicating clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.  Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact with superiors, internal staff, citizens and others in order to give and receive information in a courteous and friendly manner. 

Essential FunctionsMonitors the traffic signal computer system and upload and download control parameters when necessary.  Maintains the computer database of traffic signal parameters; evaluate system effectiveness according to the results of Moving Vehicle Surveys.  Writes reports, recommendations, and correspondence related to traffic signal timing plans.  Designs traffic signals, signage, and pavement marking plans; prepares bid specifications; coordinates, reviews, and comments on the design plans of others; recommends adjustments as necessary.  Assists the City Transportation Engineer in planning, directing, coordinating, and reviewing the work plan for the Traffic Engineering Division; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures. Performs traffic warrant studies, speed zone studies, signal timing studies, and impact analyses; reviews the work of others performing studies and analyses for the City. When designated, serves as liaison for the Traffic Control Division with other City departments, divisions, and outside agencies; negotiates and resolves significant and controversial issues.  Identifies and evaluates new traffic management technologies for application within the City.  Identifies and applies for grants and projects that minimize the City contribution and maximize the contributions of other agencies.  Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.  Provides staff support on a variety of boards and commissions (Planning Commission, Development Review Team, IT Steering Committee, etc.); attends and participates in professional group meetings.  Serves as supervisor over maintenance operations within the Traffic Control Division.  Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of traffic engineering.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Mental and Physical Abilities:  Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.  Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.  Interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including City and other government officials, community groups, and the general public.  Mental and visual effort required due to sustained periods of concentration, working under the pressure of deadlines, and continual interruptions in concentration associated with speaking in person to citizens or staff requiring assistance.  Moderate amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 pounds). 

Workings Conditions: Works primarily in an office environment (70% of the time); however, time is spent outside (30%) exposed to temperature extremes, dirt, dust, noise, and traffic.  On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies.

Additional Information:  Selected applicant must pass background investigation, physical examination, and drug screen.

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