Under general supervision of the Senior Traffic Engineer, collect data and conduct traffic studies pertaining to signal timing analyses, warrant analyses for traffic control devices, crash analyses, and other traffic related items. Assist in monitoring and operating traffic control center. Responds to citizen calls regarding traffic related items.
The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.
- Essential Job Functions & Other Important Duties
Essential Job Functions:
- Assists with the organization of daily engineering assignments and duties for Traffic Engineers and Traffic Signal Technicians.
- Collect field data (photos, measurements, sketches, traffic counts) used to create maps, engineering plans, work orders, presentation materials and graphics.
- Review and process traffic control plans for right-of-way permits.
- Maintain, update, and retrieve information from crash database and traffic count database.
- Program and place traffic counters, operate handheld radar speed gun.
- Provides permit approval information to developers, contractors and City departments.
- Maintains, updates, and retrieves information from engineering department database.
- Reviews information entered by Planning, Building Inspection, Public Works, and Engineering divisions.
- Responds to requests for assistance and information from walk-in and telephone inquiries.
Other Important Duties:
- Prepares engineering ordinances for adoption by City Council.
- Coordinates work flow of development projects with other City departments.
- Travels to construction sites, meetings, conferences and training.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Job Requirements
Required Knowledge and Skills:
- Knowledge of traffic engineering and construction inspection techniques and procedures.
- Knowledge of database software.
- Knowledge of AutoCad and/or Microstation.
- Knowledge of customer service practices and techniques.
- Knowledge of computers and related equipment, hardware and software.
- Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
- Skill in effective oral and written communications.
- Skill in reviewing crash reports and analyzing crash data.
- Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns.
Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:
- Associate Degree or two years of college in an engineering or science related discipline and one year of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Must pass a pre-employment drug screening and/or post-offer physical exam.
- Must possess State of Texas Drivers License.
- IMSA Signal Technician I Certification or ability to obtain within 12 months of date of hire.
- IMSA Work Zone Safety Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of date of hire (TEEX Work Zone Certification will be considered).
- Environmental Factors & Conditions/Physical Requirements
Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:
- Work is performed indoors and outdoors.
- May be subject to exposure to extreme weather conditions.
- Some extended shifts/hours are required.
- May be subject to repetitive motion such as typing, data entry and vision to monitor.
- May be subject to extended periods of standing and walking with frequent bending, reaching, kneeling and lifting such as retrieving, filing and maintaining construction plans and files.
- Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
Equipment and Tools Utilized:
- Equipment utilized includes personal computer, copier, calculator, fax machine, other standard office equipment, video tape players, traffic counters, radar speed guns, and department vehicles.