This is a professional position is responsible for work related to traffic engineering and traffic signal system operations. Work involves the review of engineering plans and traffic studies; making recommendations for changes in the traffic signal control system; responding to inquiries and complaints regarding traffic controls; working with consultants and contractors and performing various engineering-related activities and tasks. This position will provide technical expertise and recommendations to the City Engineer.
Work is performed under the general direction of the City Engineer or their designee. Additional guidance is provided through codified ordinances, Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways and other standard traffic engineering and control references. Work is reviewed through performance appraisals, meetings, reports and analysis of results obtained.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF WORK (May not include all duties performed)
Oversees traffic control field studies; collects traffic data and develops remedies for safety problems; determines need for traffic control signals and signs; investigates complaints from the public regarding all phases of the traffic control activity; conducts traffic studies such as condition surveys, volume analyses, accident analyses, and delay.
Confers with law enforcement and street or highway personnel from other governmental jurisdictions as well as the City regarding traffic control problems.
Responds to traffic complaints and coordinates malfunctions with the Electric Division staff, as needed, who oversees the repair and maintenance of our traffic signal system; assists in isolating and identifying malfunctions in signal components and systems; makes decisions about how to handle problems providing both temporary and permanent solutions.
Reviews traffic impact studies related to development.
Reviews engineering plans for private development, capital improvement projects and right-of- way permits to ensure conformance with City standards relating to traffic engineering.
Plans and schedules preventive maintenance programs for all city traffic signals and signal systems; maintains up-to-date records and reports of maintenance and repair activities.
Is knowledgeable in multi-modal planning to consider various transportion modes (walking, cycling, automobile, public transit, etc.) and connections among modes.
Maintains records of traffic signal intersection accidents ranked by frequency and severity; recommends proper signage for a given problem location and recommends emergency needs as they relate to traffic.
Advises the City Engineer on traffic engineering related matters.
Performs other related duties as assigned by the City Engineer.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF WORK
Possession of a master's degree in the area of traffic engineering from a college or university of recognized standing and extensive or progressively responsible traffic engineering experience, some of which must have been in a supervisory / managerial capacity; or any equivalent combination of accepted education and experience that would provide the following knowledge, abilities, and skills.
ITE certification for a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) or ability to obtain certification within 12 months preferred.
Professional Engineer or ability to obtain licensure within 12 months preferred.
Extensive knowledge of traffic engineering principles, practices, concepts, procedures, and methods.
Considerable knowledge of state and federal guidelines, principles and practices related to uniform traffic control devices.
Considerable knowledge of traffic signals systems and their coordination. Considerable knowledge of traffic sign design and development.
Considerable knowledge of traffic statistical survey methods and procedures.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to recognize, analyze and define traffic engineering related problems, establish facts and reach valid conclusions, and determine and initiate appropriate corrective professional engineering solutions.
Ability to instruct, direct, coordinates, manage, and supervise technicians, paraprofessional and clerical support staff in accomplishing a set of predetermined goals and objectives.
Ability to prepare meaningful, concise, and accurate reports.
Ability to communicate with the public, state and local government officials, other city officials, various city board and commission members, contractors, and developers in an effective, tactful, and courteous manner.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, and other city officials.
Ability to answer inquiries and resolve complaints from contractors, developers, and the general public in an effective, tactful, and courteous manner.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Possession of a valid Ohio driver's license.
How to apply:
The City of Westerville Human Resources office accepts only online job applications. Applicants will be able to store and update an online application digitally for easy retrieval and unlimited submissions.
Go to: https://www.westerville.org/services/human-resources/employment