Traffic Engineering Specialist (DOQ)

Manatee County | Bradenton, FL

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Posted Date 6/21/2024

Location: 1112 Manatee Ave W.  Bradenton, Fl 34205

Days and Hours:  Monday - Friday / 8am - 5pm

Performs engineering duties related to area of assignment, including construction plans, applications, permits, and inspections. May overseeing road, traffic, drainage, utility, or electrical engineering projects requiring advanced knowledge of the specialty area. Position has considerable contact with County officials, contractors, engineers and other professional contacts and requires excellent public relations skills.


Working Conditions
Typical indoor office environment. Periodic outdoor field work required, possibly in adverse weather conditions. Sitting for long periods of time, working on computer. Lifting equipment or supplies up to 25 pounds alone and up to 50 pounds with assistance. Position requires visual acuity and depth perception, as well as ability to hear and identify sounds. Occasionally required to drive County vehicles as part of the duties of the job. Occasionally required to work other than normal business hours.

Salary: $26.88 - $46.83 Hourly

Job Description


Essential Functions

These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position. (Specific duties and levels of responsibility will be determined by level of position assigned.)

Assists in or oversees the coordination of County-wide drainage, traffic, or utility studies. Works with consulting engineers on development of these studies.

Reviews and makes comments and suggestions regarding implementation of new regulations by the County and State pertaining to drainage, transportation, and/or utilities. Researches, prepares, and/or reviews construction plans, applications, and permits for transportation, utility, or electrical construction projects.

Inspects construction for compliance with specifications and codes.

Reviews and researches development projects for compliance with the Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Code, and County design standards.

Reads and interprets complex engineering plans and specifications. Conducts engineering research, field studies, inspections, and plan evaluations. Performs or assists in the performance of complex engineering designs.

May provide testimony for public hearings. 

Aids in the preparation of staff reports.

May research, prepare, and/or review applications for concurrency and supporting traffic/infrastructure analyses.

May direct, oversee and plan activities of technical staff assigned to the unit (which may include technical training).

May aid in the preparation of construction plans and specifications for road, drainage, traffic, utility, and electrical construction projects.

Performs other related work (including weather or other extreme emergency duties) as required. 


Minimum Qualifications


Engineering Specialist I

Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related engineering field.  Prior related engineering work experience, engineering internship, or Engineer-in-Training certification highly desired.  AutoCAD experience desired.

Engineering Specialist II

Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related engineering field.  One or more years of engineering experience related to area of assignment or may accept Engineer-in-Training Certification in place of one year of related engineering experience.  AutoCAD experience desired.

Senior Engineering Specialist

Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related engineering field. Three or more years of engineering experience related to area of assignment or may accept Engineer-in-Training certification in place of one year of related engineering experience.  AutoCAD experience desired.  Prior supervisory experience desired.

All Levels

Valid driver license required, with valid Florida driver license required within 30 days of hire.

A comparable combination of education, training, and work experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.


Engineering Specialist I and II

Good knowledge and understanding of survey notes reduction and aerial photography.

Good knowledge and understanding of utility, hydrologic analysis, structural, traffic or roadway design.

Senior Engineering Specialist

Excellent knowledge and understanding of survey notes reduction and aerial photography.

Strong ability to perform utility, hydrologic analysis, structural, traffic or roadway design.

All Levels

Able to prioritize tasks, deal effectively with competing and changing priorities, and meet deadlines.  Accurate, detail-oriented, and organized.  Able to resolve situations and problems of a nature and complexity commensurate with experience.

 Knowledge and understanding of regulatory compliance necessary to successfully perform job responsibilities, commensurate with experience.

Knowledge and understanding of computer systems and software applications required to perform job duties, commensurate with experience.

Good verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills in order to interact professionally and effectively with staff, contractors, engineers, the general public, and other stakeholders.  Able to explain facts, policies, and practices.

Capable of working independently with general supervision.




Traffic Engineering, Sept 2022

Traffic Engineering Division performs various tasks related to traffic design, operations, and safety.  Typical tasks will involve performing field reviews, data collecting analysis and provide recommendations to improve safety and mobility for all road users.  Support and assist with design and review traffic design plans (such as, traffic signals, signing and pavement markings, and intelligent Transportation Systems).  Assists with performing traffic operations and safety studies to implement low-cost safety and operations improvements at intersections and corridors.  Proficiency with Auto Cad, Auto TURN and GuideSIGN is highly preferred. 



Veterans Preference 

In accordance with Florida Statute 295.07, F.S., Chapter 55A-7, priority consideration in employment will be given to eligible veterans and spouses of disabled veterans. Applicants claiming preference must provide a DD Form 214 or other acceptable documentation with their application. We are committed to honoring the service and sacrifices of our veterans and their families.

EEO/ADA Statement

Manatee County Government is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require any accommodations to participate in the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at 941-748-4501 x 3865.

Drug-Free Workplace

Manatee County Government is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida Law.

Emergency Response/Recovery Activities 

All employees may be required to work before, during, or after an emergency. During an emergency, employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location, and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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