Performs moderately difficult professional engineering work in connection with a wide variety of traffic engineering projects.
Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:
Designs and prepares drawings and specifications for traffic engineering, planning and transportation projects and programs, including preparation of cost and quantity estimates and engineering specifications, utilizing computer applications.
Reviews proposed private development projects for potential traffic impacts, performs traffic planning analyses, including but not limited to preparation and review of traffic impact studies, project trip generations, projected traffic volumes, level of service, and vehicle miles traveled.
Prepares intersection traffic signal plans, traffic signal timing and synchronization , signing and striping plans, lighting plans, , and traffic flow analyses .
Performs traffic operational analyses, including but not limited to conducting or participating in surveys and investigations of requests for traffic zones, traffic calming studies, parking limits, crosswalks, signs, traffic signals and other traffic control devices, and confers with citizens and technical groups regarding traffic, parking or safety problems.
Performs field measurements; reviews traffic signal and traffic control device installations for conformity with engineering plans.
Directs and oversees subordinate staff on specific projects; checks work for accuracy and proper methods.
Duties may include directing technicians and engineers on specific projects.
Oversees the work of several technicians and engineers in connection with a wide variety of traffic engineering projects.
Trains subordinates in a wide variety of tasks.
Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe, efficient manner.
Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Basic principles of civil or traffic engineering.
Making independent judgments and decisions based on standard policy or procedure.
Communicate effectively in English.
Conduct studies and surveys relating to traffic flow situations.
Develop necessary skills from on-the-job training and meet the standards of performance for the classification by the end of the probationary period.
Draft and design specifications for engineering projects.
Establish a teamwork environment.
Establish smooth working relationships and resolve interpersonal conflicts.
Prepare cost and quantity estimates for traffic related projects.
Read, write and comprehend directions in English.
Work overtime as requested.
Assume responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment.
Make field inspections of signal installments, confer with technical crews and handle citizen complaints and suggestions.
Two years professional traffic engineering experience.
Bachelor's degree in civil or traffic engineering, or approved engineering curriculum.
Certification as an Engineer-in-Training by the State of California may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree.
Valid Class C California driver's license.
An equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may substitute for the listed minimum requirements.
The examination will consist of an evaluation and an oral, with the evaluation as a qualifying step and the oral 100%. All applications, resumes and submitted reference materials will be reviewed and evaluated and only the best-qualified candidates based on applicable experience will be invited to the oral examination. Any evaluation will be based on the candidate's education and experience as related to the position. Any examination will be to evaluate the candidate's education, experience, knowledge and skills for the position. The City of Glendale reserves the right to modify the above stated examination components and/or weights. Should this be necessary, the candidates will be notified of the specific examination components and weights prior to the administration of any examination. TIME AND PLACE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED. The City of Glendale conforms with State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees with disabilities. The Human Resources Department asks that it be advised of special needs at least five days prior to the first test part so that a reasonable accommodation may be made. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Glendale requires that all new employees provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.