Traffic Operations Engineer

City of San Leandro | City of San Leandro, CA

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Posted Date 3/01/2021

Salary: $8,974.00 - $10,908.00 Monthly

The Employment List generated from this recruitment may be utilized to fill future vacancies while the List remains active. Employment Lists shall remain in effect for one year, unless terminated or exhausted.  
Definition:  Performs technical management of traffic operations in the City including signal system design and operation, traffic safety and congestion reduction programs, traffic data management, special traffic studies, and management of neighborhood traffic programs; performs related work as required.

Supervision Exercised and Received:  Exercises general and limited supervision of support staff and consultants as required.  Receives limited supervision from the Principal and Senior Engineer.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:  The essential functions of the classification may include, but are not limited to, the functions below and are subject to changes in operational necessity.

  • Manages and operates the Traffic Operation Center including maintaining traffic signal timing and coordination;
  • Determines the need for traffic regulation, and control and direct the placement and operation of traffic controls according to policies, guidelines and codes;
  • Responds to public inquiries and complaints regarding traffic issues and represents the City before neighborhood groups to address traffic concerns; administers related work orders as needed;
  • Supervises, plans, and directs work assignments of technical support staff;
  • Administers citywide transportation programs; maintains and updates standard operating procedures related to various transportation functions; establishes and adopts ordinances, guidelines, policies and warrants pertaining to Traffic Engineering and Transportation;
  • Supports the design and prepares plans for construction/installation of traffic signal equipment, signing and striping, parking layout, roadway geometry, capital projects and encroachment permits;
  • Conducts and reviews special traffic and transportation studies, and provide analysis and recommendations; signs off on reports requiring Professional Engineer or Traffic Engineer certification;
  • Works closely with internal departments and outside agencies to resolve traffic engineering and transportation-related issues; coordinates programs with internal departments and outside agencies;
  • Prepares grant applications and administer grants for transportation-related projects;
  • Follows all safety rules and protocols included in the Injury and Illness Prevention Program; takes appropriate action as required to identify and correct safety hazards and report safety concerns to their supervisor;
  • Performs required duties under the City's disaster response plan;
  • Manages the development and maintenance of the City’s traffic data including the Traffic GIS, accident, volume, speed, location and traffic control inventory files;
  • Develops technical recommendations for transportation programs and improvements in the capital and operating budgets; 
  • Administers consultant/contractor selection processes and monitors consultant/contractor activities for compliance with project standards and schedules; and
  • Supports various departments with project development, traffic studies, plan review, traffic control plans and related data.

Non-essential Functions:

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge of:  
 California Vehicle Code, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), the MUTCD California Supplement and Highway Capacity Manual;

Techniques for analyzing and developing signal timing and coordination plans;

Techniques for assessing transportation impacts of development and transportation projects;

Techniques for improving traffic operations and mitigating impacts in neighborhoods, business districts, industrial areas and for improving traffic operations and safety on the arterial system of the City; and

Basic telecommunication for traffic signal operations.

Ability to:  
 Write clear and concise reports and to make oral presentations before citizen groups, the City Council and other groups;

Work with signal system design including communications, timing plans, controller and interconnect design;

Work with signal operations including determination of optimum signal splits, offset and cycle lengths, preemption, controller functions and settings and typical signal communication equipment;

Use applicable equipment and applications;

Analyze traffic operations to detect and recommend solutions to traffic safety and congestion problems;

Conduct traffic control inventories, volume counting, speed and delay studies and origin-destination surveys;

Review, evaluate, and prepare traffic engineering plans; and

Work in a fair, tactful and courteous manner with a multi-cultural public, department personnel and other City employees.

Experience and Education Guidelines:  Any combination equivalent to experience and education that would most likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.   A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in traffic engineering.
Experience:  Four years of progressively responsible experience in traffic operations engineering; thorough experience with signal system design including communications, timing plans, controller functions and interconnect system design; signal operations including determination of optimum signal splits, offsets and cycle lengths, preemption, controller functions and settings; signal optimization software such as SYNCHRO, SIMTRAFFIC, TRANSYT, PASSER, HCS, and signal monitoring and control software; analysis of traffic operations; development and maintenance of traffic control inventories.
Licenses/certifications/other requirements:  Must be willing to work such hours as are necessary to accomplish the job requirements; travel to attend meetings, and perform field work.  Classification requires the possession and continued maintenance of a valid class “C” California driver’s license.
Possession by the end of probationary period and maintenance of California State registration as a Professional Civil Engineer or a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer issued by the Institute of Transportation Engineers.  
Conditions of Work:  During the course of performing the functions of this position, the employee may encounter the following conditions:
Working indoors, working outdoors, temperature changes, dusts, fumes/smoke/gasses, noise, electrical energy, working alone or with other individuals.

Additional Information

Salary and Benefits:  The current monthly salary range for this position is $8,974.00-$10,908.00.   Employment may begin at any step of the range, depending upon the qualifications of the person selected.   For benefit information, please refer to the Human Resources tab on the City of San Leandro website  This position is represented by the San Leandro City Employees' Association, Local 21 IFPTE, AFL-CIO. 
Application and Selection Process:  Apply online by scrolling to the top of the job posting and clicking on the "Apply" link.  Completed applications must be on file with the Human Resources Division by March 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Important:  Applications with "See Resume" as a substitution for the work experience description and/or unclear past employment information will not be considered.  The application for employment and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted to be considered for this position.
Based on a review of the applications, a limited number of the best qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a qualifying written examination, structured oral board interview, written exercise, or other elements determined by the City to be appropriate. All applicants invited to the examination(s) will be notified of date, time, and place of examination(s).
The selection process will consist of the following schedule:

Week of TBD - Structured Oral Interview and/or written exercise (weighted 100%). Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher to be placed on the Eligible List.  This date is tentative but it is highly recommended that you plan your calendar accordingly.  No make-up dates will be offered.  
Departmental Interview dates are to be determined.

The selected candidate will be subjected to a background investigation which may include, but is not limited to, a personal and employment history assessment, criminal history check, financial background check, medical, polygraph, psychological testing, and verification of a valid California driver’s license.
In accordance with Federal law, the City of San Leandro will hire only those individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States.  As a condition of employment, you will be required to present proof of your identity and employment eligibility.
A one-year probationary period, which is an integral part of the selection process, is used to observe and evaluate the employee's ability to effectively and responsibly perform the duties of the position.

Americans with Disabilities Act:  In accordance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act, the Human Resources Division will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.  Please advise the Human Resources Division prior to 5:00 p.m. of the final filing deadline if accommodations are required.  Medical documentation must be provided upon request. 
Disaster Service Worker: All government employees are disaster service workers as defined by California Government Code Section 3100.  In addition to everyday duties, employees have the added responsibility of helping throughout any disaster.
Mission Statement:  We, the employees of the City of San Leandro are dedicated and committed to serving the citizens of this community.  We strive at all times to achieve the highest professional standards, to communicate a vision of the future, and to enhance the quality of life for every citizen.
Retirement: The City of San Leandro contracts with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS).
Veteran's Preference:  If applying for first-time employment with the City of San Leandro within five years of separation from full-time active service, veteran's preference points will be given to honorably discharged veterans who served a minimum of three consecutive years of full-time, active service in the Armed Forces of the United States. Candidates must receive an overall passing score in order to qualify for the application of veteran's preference, which will result in a three percent increment to that passing score. Applicants wishing to qualify must, prior to the application deadline, attach or provide a DD Form 214 as proof of eligibility for the veteran's preference.
The City of San Leandro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Information contained herein is subject to change without notice.

Closing: Fri. 03/19/21 5:00 PM Pacific Time


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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