This is advanced professional and supervisory work in traffic systems engineering.
An employee is this class has responsibility for planning, directing, and supervising the operations and maintenance of the computerized traffic signal system and to provide technical support for the development of the City's advanced traffic management system.
Works under the policy and administrative direction of the Traffic Engineer with considerable opportunity for the use of independent judgment.
Serves as principal design engineer for traffic signal systems and for individual signalized intersections. Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff in the day to day operations of traffic control. Handles employee concerns and problems, directs work, disciplines, and completes employee performance appraisals. Acquires knowledge of current trends and innovations; researches new methods to improve traffic control systems, signals and control devices and recommends implementation. Plans maintenance strategies for computerized traffic signals. Directs development of timing plans for signal system. Reviews work and change orders of contractors on signalization projects. Inspects intersections where traffic problems are reported. Conducts studies to determine necessity of traffic control devices and implements changes as required. Ensures work products and processes provide required technical results. Prepares specifications, reports, and records as required; maintains appropriate documentation. Trains staff on operational procedures changes; schedules additional training as deemed necessary. Attends training and continuing education required to maintain certifications. Represents the Traffic Engineering Division at meetings and works closely with other City divisions, County and State departments, and community groups. Communicates effectively both orally and in writing. Serves as a technical consultant for legal proceedings related to traffic systems operations. Operates computerized equipment and video systems to monitor traffic patterns and functionality at intersections. Controls budget expenditures for assigned projects. Utilizes knowledge of fiber optic theory, codes, standards and installation practices. Performs related work as required.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a baccalaureate degree in Civil Engineering and a minimum of three years of advanced professional level experience in traffic systems design, operation and maintenance. Current registration as a Professional Engineer with the Ohio State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. Possession of a valid State of Ohio driver’s license.
Considerable knowledge of the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Extensive knowledge of traffic engineering and traffic systems engineering principles and practices. Knowledge of zoning ordinances, codified ordinances and the Ohio Revised Code as related to traffic engineering matters. Extensive knowledge of the design, operation, uses, and limitations of state of the art, solid state electronic traffic signals and other traffic control devices. Knowledge of electrical and construction standards of traffic signals.
Skill in preparing and interpreting engineering plans. Ability to effectively manage and defuse tense or conflict situations. Ability to effectively communicate complex traffic information to professionals and laypersons. Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks. Ability to conduct research and prepare comprehensive oral and written reports. Ability to analyze complex problems and recommend feasible solutions. Ability to express thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing. Ability to research and implement new technologies for improved services. Ability to supervise and train subordinates, conduct performance evaluations, and handle difficult situations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other persons.