Incumbents in this class perform technical and paraprofessional traffic engineering work in both the office and field environments and assists in planning, coordinating, and directing the activities of the Traffic Engineering Program. Incumbents perform a variety of complex duties including field investigations, data collection, data analysis, plan review, engineering design, coordination with contractors, consultants, and Town staff, and communication with the public.
TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)
Performs lead duties by training new and current employees and by providing input on employee performance evaluations and disciplinary actions.
Assists in the planning of the Capital Improvement Program and implementation of plans as they relate to the Traffic Engineering Program; manages traffic signal system operations, including the design and installation of new traffic signal installations and modifications; oversees the development and implementation of traffic signal timing and coordination plans.
Runs the Town’s Traffic Management Center.
Reviews development plans (site plans, traffic impact analysis, signing and pavement marking plans, traffic signal plans, off-site and on-site construction plans) for traffic engineering elements.
Reviews temporary Traffic Control Plans for construction projects; coordinates the release of information regarding upcoming traffic restrictions to the public for construction or special events.
Respond to inquiries and complaints from the public, Town staff, or other jurisdictions regarding traffic calming, traffic signals, signage, striping, and related topics.
Provides technical services and support to other departments, contractors, developers, engineers, surrounding agencies, the news media, and the general public; perform field investigations related to all types of traffic calming and traffic control issues.
Prepare, and conduct traffic control studies, including traffic signal warrant studies, parking studies, capacity improvement project reviews, and traffic control planning, review and approval; develop recommendations and present findings to neighborhood representatives and other agency representatives, staff, management and/or Town Council; implement strategies to reduce collisions and improve traffic control.
Develop and implement the neighborhood traffic management program regarding traffic flows; works with neighborhood groups and residents to resolve issues and implement solutions; attend meetings with citizens, contractors, and consultants; represent the Traffic Program at the Traffic Advisory Committee meetings, and attend Town Council meetings as necessary; represent the Town by attending the MAG ITS Committee meetings, the AZTech Operations and Executive Committee meetings.
Plan, design, and coordinate traffic control and transportation activities for special and major events within the Town, including working with event representatives and performing public relations responsibilities for traffic control during these events; supervise temporary traffic control during events.
Order materials, prepare work orders, manage budgets, and coordinate installation of signage, pavement markings and traffic calming features of Town staff and outside sources.
Develop and utilize automated spreadsheet programs and enter related traffic data; produce statistical reports related to traffic counts, signals and other traffic engineering applications; draft plans and diagrams on the computer.
Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
Licensing Requirements (positions in this class typically require):
Arizona Driver’s License;
A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and certification as an Engineer-in-Training is preferred.
Knowledge (position requirements at entry):
· Principles and practices of traffic engineering as applied to traffic control designs, specifications, and related projects.
· Federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding traffic control.
· Statistical concepts and calculations.
· Methods and applications of traffic engineering, including but not limited to signage, traffic signals, pavement markings, sight lines and distances, speed limits, traffic calming and related functions.
· The federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices as well as other standards and guidelines (for example: the Institute of Transportation Engineers; American Association of State Highway Transportation Engineers; Arizona Department of Transportation; Maricopa Association of Governments, and the Maricopa County Department of Transportation).
· Use of standard office equipment including computer and programs relevant to the performance of applicable duties and responsibilities.
· Familiar with traffic signal control software.
· Supervisory and human resource skills.
· Customer service principles.
Skills (position requirements at entry):
· Reviewing, classifying, categorizing, prioritizing and analyzing data.
· Exercising discretion in determining data classification and in referencing such analysis to establish standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.
· Applying principles of persuasion and/or influence over others in coordinating activities of a project, program, or designated area of responsibility.
· Operating, maneuvering and/or controlling the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
· Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
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