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Traffic Operations Engineer

   
Job Id: 
17-076
Start Date: 
Friday, December 15, 2017
Department: 
Public Works Department
Salary: 
$6,363 - $8,058/month
Status: 
Open
Job Description: 

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:      Regular, Full-Time

SALARY RANGE:                $6,363 – $8,058/month

OPENS:                 December 15, 2017

CLOSES:                 When Filled

 

BASIC FUNCTION: 

Under the direction of the City Traffic Engineer, perform professional and technical engineering and planning duties in support of the Traffic Services Division of the Public Works Department; perform special studies, analysis and evaluation of transportation problems; direct and coordinate the services of contracted transportation agencies.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

  • Perform professional and technical engineering duties in support of the Traffic Division of the Public Works Department.
  • Perform special studies, analysis, and evaluation of traffic problems, complaints, concerns, and other issues.
  • Prepare work orders for signs and street marking changes; follow up on issues to expedite the accurate production of signs as needed.
  • Manage, direct, and coordinate the work and services of contracted transportation technicians and agencies including King County and Washington State DOT.
  • Direct the gathering of traffic data such as traffic volume, turning volumes, and speed.
  • Provide reports and maintain records, data base, and maps of assigned activities; prepare and maintain records, data base, and maps of assigned activities; prepare and maintain records and reports of traffic volumes, collisions, turning movement counts, and work orders.
  • Perform capacity analysis of intersections; measure intersection sight distance; develop and implement traffic sign timing plans; operate and maintain an Adaptive Traffic Sign Control System.
  • Prepare scope for development related traffic impact analyses using transportation demand model and professional judgement. Review traffic impact analyses. Determine appropriate traffic impact mitigation fees and measures. Present testimony at public hearings regarding the assessment of traffic impacts and impact mitigation measures.
  • Review and comment on professional engineers' land use development proposals from a traffic safety and transportation infrastructure perspective including engineering codes, standards and policies.
  • Operate a vehicle to conduct assigned duties; operate a personal computer and other standard office equipment.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE OF: 

  • Organization, operation, policies and objectives of the City Traffic Services Division.
  • Principles, theory, and practices of modern civil and traffic engineering design as applied to various traffic analysis functions.
  • City organization, operations, policies, and objectives.
  • Pertinent federal, State, and local laws related to transportation issues.
  • Technical aspects of traffic and transportation engineering.
  • Applicable regulatory codes, standards, specifications, and plans.
  • Advanced mathematics.
  • Operation of a personal computer and computerized engineering software.
  • Laws, rules, and regulations related to assigned activities.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • Health and safety regulations.

 

ABILITY TO: 

  • Perform professional and technical engineering duties in support of the Traffic Services Division of the Public Works Department.
  • Perform special studies, analysis, and evaluation of traffic problems.
  • Direct and coordinate the services of contracted traffic agencies.
  • Review, evaluate, and recommend modifications to the transportation network to improve safety of the City’s street system.
  • Read, interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Observe traffic safety laws and regulations.
  • Communicate effective both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Observe legal and defensive driving practices.
  • Physical ability to perform the essential job functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to positively and effectively interact with diverse individuals to accomplish a common goal.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to: Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field with emphasis in traffic or transportation and three years of increasingly responsible traffic engineering experience.

 

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Valid Washington driver’s license.
  • Washington State Engineer-In Training (EIT) certification preferred.

 

TO APPLY:  Please complete a required City of Federal Way application form and attach resume and cover letter.  Applications available at City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, online at www.cityoffederalway.com, or by calling 253-835-2530.

 

The City of Federal way is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace. Applicants may request a copy of the City’s EEOP Utilization Report by contacting Human Resources at 253-835-2531. Any person requiring ADA accommodation should advise the City of the need. For telecommunications relay service for voice and text telephones call 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388/TTY or 1-800-833-6384/voice.