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Municipal Traffic Engineer
Supervises and manages all phases of traffic studies, the engineering and construction of traffic related projects and the ongoing operation and maintenance of the City's traffic control systems.
- Provides general supervision, management and direction to the overall traffic engineering and operations program for all modes of travel including vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, surface transit and emerging forms of mobility.
- Serves as a senior leader in the department productively contributing to improvements in department-wide strategic planning, operations and management.
- Ensures department activities and deliverables reflect best current practices in multimodal transportation safety and align with department and city objectives and priorities.
- Plans, assigns, supervises, and coordinates the activities of staff engaged in collecting and validating a wide range of traffic engineering data, selecting the location and design of traffic signs and signals and signal operations; investigating and responding to traffic complaints of the general public; and developing a range traffic control and speed management features.
- Supervises and manages operational and maintenance tasks related to the City's traffic control systems, signage and markings; oversees traffic-related aspects of right-of-way permitting.
- Supervises assigned personnel; evaluates work; recommends and implements approved disciplinary and/or corrective action; provides technical assistance or training and facilitates appropriate professional development as requested or required for best staff performance.
- Supervises the requisitioning of materials and supplies, the preparation of budget materials and the preparation of specifications for traffic engineering designs, devices and equipment.
- Consults and collaborates with multidisciplinary partners within the department and across municipal, county and state government: confers with police and public officials on traffic operational problems.
- Represents the City and department in matters related to traffic system design, maintenance and operation; speaks publicly before community and national groups.
- Appears in court and before public utility commission and other official bodies as an expert witness on traffic engineering matters.
- Maintains records and prepares accurate technical reports, studies, designs and recommendations.
- Manages area of responsibility in strict accordance with applicable laws, regulations and established policy including union agreements to ensure fair and standardized treatment of employees.
- Performs activities and functions of related lower-level personnel as assigned or required.
- Performs other related tasks and duties as assigned or required.